Want to have a cup of coffee sometime soon?
I’m sure we’ll have a lot to talk about, but mainly I just want to say thanks for helping out.
Make a donation of $3 or whatever you can to grow this grassroots campaign, and be automatically entered for the chance to come hang out — flight, hotel, and coffee on us. You can even bring a guest.
Barack and I know that we ask you for a lot. We wouldn’t do it if we didn’t believe that folks like you are going to decide this election.
The spending on the other side this year is literally unprecedented. If nothing changes, Barack is on pace to be the first president in modern history to get outspent in his re-election campaign.
What you do will determine how this goes.
Make a grassroots donation today, and you’ll be automatically entered to win:
Last week was a big one for this campaign. The truth is we need every week to be that big. We need to dig deeper and deeper every day if we want to win.
Hope to see you soon,
CHICAGO, July 7, 2012 — Dear Joe,
I have to respectfully decline your generous offer of sharing a cup of joe with you. My mother always warned me against talking to strangers. I have found, in life and my career as a police officer, that it was very good advice. Plus, you are not just a stranger. You are strange.
You remind me of those crazy old uncles we all have. The ones we keep locked in the attic or basement and only let out for holiday celebrations. They spout raving lunatic nonsense while refighting whatever battles they fought. Sort of like you.
Joe, there is a more important reason I cannot share a cup of coffee with you. We have nothing in common. I am a middle class person. Born into the middle class, lived and worked in the middle class, and living in retirement in the middle class that is sliding into poverty.
You are part of the 1 percent. You can fool some people with your so-called middle class lies, but you were never one of us. You are not one of us now. You do not understand the middle class and never will. You have never worked a day in your life except to run for elections. You spent your adult life in the entitled protected cozy political class.
You never worried about more month at the end of the money. You never worried whether you would be laid off, downsized, or out sourced. You never worried about anything. Your whole life was paved in the green brick road of tax dollars.
I also can’t have a cup of coffee with you because I believe in having intelligent conversations with people. That would be impossible with you. You would embarrass me in public, that crazy uncle thing. I also try to refrain from being in public with people who make wild gesticulations with their arms and hands.
I also have a problem with your oh-so-cozy and hypocritical relationships with credit card companies and corporations, especially those Delaware corporations, who you bash, criticize, and take campaign money from. You are a monopoly money plutocrat.
You also do not know how or where jobs are created. Hint, government does not create jobs. It only creates politicians and bureaucrats. Government does not create wealth. It only creates roadblocks to wealth creation. It is obvious you never studied basic economics or Economics for Dummies.
You see my problem here Joe?
I guess what I am saying is I just can’t have coffee with a guy who is as dishonest, hypocritical, and intellectually challenged as you are.
Oh there is one more reason. You used the Chicago Democratic Machine and former Chicago Mayor Richie Daley to get your daughter out of trouble when she committed a probable felony. You remember that incident? When your daughter was blind drunk, causing a violent disturbance at an upscale bar, and she hit the police officers who were called to remove her? Hitting police officers in the course of their duties is aggravated battery, a felony. Your daughter was arrested. Then poof, voila, she was mysteriously released without being charged. Any other citizen would have gone to prison, like they should have.
We have a saying on the Chicago Police Department. Never forget. We don’t.
Sorry, Joe, but find some one else to have coffee with. Instead of donating $3.00 to your boss, I can put it to better use. I will put it towards the $89 dollar a month increase in my health insurance directly attributable to Obamacare or is it now Obamatax? An increase you and your boss guaranteed would not happen with that “big f@#$ing deal”.
On the other hand, I have this old crazy uncle living in the attic…
Peter V. Bella is a retired Chicago Police Officer, freelance journalist and photojournalist, cook, and raconteur. He likes to be the irreverent sharp stick that pokes, prods, and annoys. His opinions are his and his alone. Mr. Bella is a member of the National Press Photographers Association and the Society for Professional Journalists.
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