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Obama met de mond vol tanden

Meneer de president, waarom heeft u in de State of the Union, de mensenrechtenschendingen van Israel en Egypte tegenover de Palastijnen niet veroordeeld?

Tja, daar sta je dan als president met je mond vol tanden. Je ziet hem denken, wat ga ik hier op antwoorden. Uiteindelijk dus niets, behalve dan een standaard praatje.

Obama mail

Dirk –

I just finished delivering my first State of the Union, and I wanted to send you a quick note.

We face big and difficult challenges. Change on the scale we seek does not come easily. But I will never accept second place for the United States of America.

That is why I called for a robust jobs bill without delay. It’s why I proposed a small businesses tax credit, new investments in infrastructure, and pushed for climate legislation to create a clean energy economy.

It’s why we’re taking on big banks, reforming Wall Street, revitalizing our education system, increasing transparency — and finishing the job on health insurance reform.

It’s why I need your help — because I am determined to fight to defend the middle class, and special interest lobbyists will go all out to fight us.

Help me show that the American people are ready to join this fight for the middle class — add your name to a letter to Congress today:

We have finished a difficult year. We have come through a difficult decade. But we don’t quit. I don’t quit.

Let’s seize this moment — to start anew, to carry the dream forward, and to strengthen our union once more.

President Barack Obama

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Obama Mail

Dirk –

Early this morning, the Senate made history and health reform cleared its most important hurdle yet — garnering the 60 votes needed to move toward a final vote in that chamber later this week.

This marks the first time in our nation’s history that comprehensive health reform has come to this point. And it appears that the American people will soon realize the genuine reform that offers security to those who have health insurance and affordable options to those who do not.

I’m grateful to Senator Harry Reid and every senator who’s been working around the clock to make this happen. And I’m grateful to you, and every member of the Organizing for America community, for all the work you have done to make this progress possible.

After a nearly century-long struggle, we are now on the cusp of making health insurance reform a reality in the United States of America.

As with any legislation, compromise is part of the process. But I’m pleased that recently added provisions have made this landmark bill even stronger. Between the time when the bill passes and the time when the insurance exchanges get up and running, insurance companies that try to jack up their rates do so at their own peril. Those who hike their prices may be barred from selling plans on the exchanges.

And while insurance companies will be prevented from denying coverage on the basis of pre-existing conditions once the exchanges are open, in the meantime there will be a high-risk pool where people with pre-existing conditions can purchase affordable coverage.

A recent amendment has made these protections even stronger. Insurance companies will now be prohibited from denying coverage to children immediately after this bill passes. There’s also explicit language in this bill that will protect a patient’s choice of doctor. And small businesses will get additional assistance as well.

These protections are in addition to the ones we’ve been talking about for some time. No longer will insurance companies be able to drop your coverage if you become sick and no longer will you have to pay unlimited amounts out of your own pocket for treatments that you need.

Under this bill families will save on their premiums; businesses that would see their costs rise if we don’t act will save money now and in the future. This bill will strengthen Medicare and extend the life of the program. Because it’s paid for and gets rid of waste and inefficiency in our health care system, this will be the largest deficit reduction plan in over a decade.

Finally, this reform will extend coverage to more than 30 million Americans who don’t have it.

These are not small changes. These are big changes. They’re fundamental reforms. They will save money. They will save lives.

And your passion, your work, your organizing helped make all of this possible. Now it’s time to finish the job.

Thank you,

President Barack Obama

Obama mail

Dirk –

Tomorrow, Thanksgiving Day, Americans across the country will sit down together, count our blessings, and give thanks for our families and our loved ones.

American families reflect the diversity of this great nation. No two are exactly alike, but there is a common thread they each share.

Our families are bound together through times of joy and times of grief. They shape us, support us, instill the values that guide us as individuals, and make possible all that we achieve.

So tomorrow, I’ll be giving thanks for my family — for all the wisdom, support, and love they have brought into my life.

But tomorrow is also a day to remember those who cannot sit down to break bread with those they love.

The soldier overseas holding down a lonely post and missing his kids. The sailor who left her home to serve a higher calling. The folks who must spend tomorrow apart from their families to work a second job, so they can keep food on the table or send a child to school.

We are grateful beyond words for the service and hard work of so many Americans who make our country great through their sacrifice. And this year, we know that far too many face a daily struggle that puts the comfort and security we all deserve painfully out of reach.

So when we gather tomorrow, let us also use the occasion to renew our commitment to building a more peaceful and prosperous future that every American family can enjoy.

It seems like a lifetime ago that a crowd met on a frigid February morning in Springfield, Illinois to set out on an improbable course to change our nation.

In the years since, Michelle and I have been blessed with the support and friendship of the millions of Americans who have come together to form this ongoing movement for change.

You have been there through victories and setbacks. You have given of yourselves beyond measure. You have enabled all that we have accomplished — and you have had the courage to dream yet bigger dreams for what we can still achieve.

So in this season of thanks giving, I want to take a moment to express my gratitude to you, and my anticipation of the brighter future we are creating together.

With warmest wishes for a happy holiday season from my family to yours,

President Barack Obama


De strijd om het presidentschap is in volle gang. Senator Kennedy geeft zijn steun aan het Obama kamp en dat wordt als zeer belangrijk beschouwd. Ondertussen pompt Bush nog maar eens 150 miljard dollar uit eigen drukkerij in de Amerikaanse economy. Ook een manier om de problemen in het land aan te pakken :chinrub:

Sen. Ted Kennedy” <>

Dear Dirk,

When I endorsed Barack Obama on Monday, I was also endorsing a candidate with the power to transform America.

As President Kennedy said in 1960, “It is time for a new generation of leadership.”

This campaign is about a new generation of leadership today. A generation ready to be part of something bigger than themselves. A generation ready to change the country, and a generation ready to change the world.

I’m doing everything I can to elect Barack Obama. With less than a week before my state and 21 others make their voices heard, there is no time to lose.

Please join me by making a $50 donation now:

Like my son Patrick and my niece Caroline, I have found a new generation of leadership for America in Barack Obama — and I hope you have too!


Senator Edward M. Kennedy

President Barack Obama

Vergeet niet wat je mij schrijft!
Het staat zwart op wit in de e-mail ondertekent door Barack Obama himself. De Obama campagne wenst geen geld te ontvangen van ‘Washington lobbyists’ en ‘special interest PACs’. Dit is voor hem van essentieel belang wil hij zijn principes niet verloochenen en vast kunnen houden aan gemaakte politieke keuzes. Bijvoorbeeld de keuze en de belofte om Washington te veranderen.

van Barack Obama <>
aan Dirk Olsthoorn <>
datum 28 dec. 2007 19:32
onderwerp Desperation

Attack ads and insults, distractions and dishonesty, and millions of dollars from outside groups and undisclosed donors.

The Washington establishment is throwing everything at us to try and block our path. And these outside attack groups are just another part of the same broken system that turns people off from the political process.

We chose to do this differently.

They said we couldn’t compete without taking money from Washington lobbyists and special interest PACs.

But you proved them wrong when we raised more small donations from more Americans than any other campaign in history — more than 465,000 donors and counting.

They said we couldn’t be successful if we didn’t have the full support of the establishment in Washington.

But you proved them wrong when we built a grassroots movement that could forever change the face of American politics.

In less than a week, you have a chance to prove the cynics wrong once and for all.

This has always been an improbable journey, but here in Iowa people are feeling the same sense of urgency you and I share.

We can do this.

We can triumph over what Washington said was inevitable.


Obama update

Ik heb nu in totaal 14 mailtjes van de geldmachine van Barack Obama ontvangen. Van campagneleiders, van zijn vrouw, van de distictmanager, en allemaal met dezelfde boodschap: Hillary Clinton is een bitch dus geef ons asjeblieft een beetje geld dan kunnen we dat middels een lastercampagne aan iedereen duidelijk maken.


In 11 van de 14 mailtjes word ik verzocht om $25,- te doneren. In één mailtje wordt uitgelegd hoeveel ik volgens de wet maximaal mag doneren en hoe dat fiscaal een beetje handig kan. Tis wat…

Het draait in Amerika om geld en macht. Lijkt me sterk dat Barack Obama daar iets aan gaat veranderen, hij doet al mee aan het systeem van geld en macht voordat hij president is.  Ik denk niet dat hij weerstand kan bieden aan de geldmachines van de wapenindustrie, gezondheidszorg, olie-industrie en andere machtige partijen die het land regeren.

Intussen wint Barack wel de verkiezingen in Iowa en laat hij Hillary Clinton ver achter zich. Kreeg net een mailtje van hem waarin hij mij bedankt voor alles.  :-)

Dirk –

We just won Iowa, and I’m about to head down to talk to everyone.

Democrats turned out in record numbers tonight, and independents and even some Republicans joined our party to stand together for change.

Thank you for everything you’ve done to make this possible.