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Saturday, November 8, 2008

Dear Prez Obama: Remember the words of General Patton

"The test of success is not what you do when you are on top. Success is high you bounce when you hit bottom."
--General S. Patton Jr.
"Moral courage is the most valuable and usually the most absent characteristic in men."
-- George S. Patton Jr.

Dear Prez Obama:

Can a brotha call you Prez?

Listen, Prez, a brotha knows you are busy; so he'll keep it short and sweet. Yes, he knows you have big challenges ahead: the worst economy since the depression; two wars, one of which is getting worse by the minute (Afghanistan); high unemployment; over 47 million without healthcare. But guess what else a brotha knows? He knows:

1. Big challenges create an opportunity to be a great president; and you don't want to be a good president but a great president, not for your ego but for the American people;
2. You will be a president of tremendous courage, intellect and leadership;
3. You will have the support of not only the American people but the world;
4. Given your humble upbringing and experience as a community organizer, you will continue to possess the right instincts and mindset in approaching all pressing issues: Thinking first and foremost, how will your decision affect the majority of Americans; and

Yo, Prez, you will lead us out of this economic crisis, get the economy on the right track, bring us closer to universal healthca re, return our brave daughters and sons home from Iraq and improve the care once they get here. And history will record that you were one of our more successful presidents. Just remember the immortal words of General Patton:

"In planning any operation, it is vital to remember and constantly repeat to oneself two things:


1. In war, nothing is impossible provided you use audacity.

2. Do not take counsel of your fears.’"

Sincerely and with audacity,


MacDaddy, a brotha

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

With a name like MacDaddy, don't you think he knows you're a "brotha" already?

Anonymous said...

I've just been lurking but had to write and say you are so crazy, like in that review of Waiting to Exhale. where you couldn't admit you cried. I'll make a comment next time too.

Anonymous said...

Hey anon2 what's "crazy" about articulating some good advice for our prez elect? If you have something to say, say it. Seems to me we achieved something great with this election but now isn't the time to just go back to life as usual. We need to continue to particpate and communicate and make our thoughts known and build on this historic election.

rainywalker said...

Well said daddyBstrong. Keep an eye on the vision, it come totally into focus, the closer we get. You should have been in the Roman Senate when the halfwitted, let the barbarians cross the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.

MacDaddy said...

"With a name like MacDaddy, don't you think he knows you're a "brotha" already?"
anon: Probably. But it doesn't hurt to be clear.

anon2: I don't know if you're making a complaint or giving me a complement. If you're being critical, be specific. And don't worry. I won't delete you or get defensive. I look forward to hearing from you again.
rainywalker: Thanks. And, If I had been in the Roman Senate, you can bet I would have been sounding the alarm. Those Roman Senators had gotten too rich, too fat and too corrupt to look after its own people.

R.J. said...

Barack's words are making an impact, Mac. I heard host Ron McLean quote Barack during the lead-in during Hockey Night in Canada, of all places.

I don't have any worries. I know Barack's going to do the right thing.

SagaciousHillbilly said...

Daddy, I hope Da Prez gets it.

I look SOOOO forward to watching Obama's administration unfold and offer solutions to the problems of our nation.

Nun in the Hood said...

Dear MacDaddy.
I have read recently, (Thomas Friedman)that President Elect Obama has the potential to be a great president....If we look throughout history, we see that great presidents faced great challenges!
You go, Barack!

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