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Dear John: Memo from God

06/04/2012 02:08 pm ET | Updated Aug 04, 2012

Dear John,

I heard you say at your impromptu press conference that you didn't think God was done with you, that there was still some good left for you do in the world.

I'm sending this message to let you know, that no, I'm done with you.

You've done enough and I mean that in the best possible way.

Take your message in the 2008 campaign ... please. You said that there were two Americas, one rich, one poor; that there was an interlocking business and political elite running the empire, the country: That the system was unsustainable and headed for collapse.

It was a very good message, though from my point of view I have to say you looked a little distracted at the time; even conflicted, like you knew you shouldn't be running but the thing had taken on a momentum of its own.

I'm sympathetic, up to a point. You should have been a man, John, and gotten out when Elizabeth had her relapse instead of wasting a lot of people's time and energy. But I digress. The thing is that you were a messenger but the torch has been passed, as it were, and you're no longer needed.

At best you'd be a distraction, at worst you'd be an egomaniacal idiot and we've had enough of that, haven't we?

And to put the best face on it, history will probably treat you better than you deserve. Your campaign speeches will look even better in 30 years than they look now, colored as they are by the blatant insincerity with which they were delivered. In 30 years you'll probably even look like a tragic political figure, instead of a fool.

Though as I write this, it occurs to me, maybe there is a role for you to play: I hate to contradict myself, but hey, it happens.

There is always a role for the holy fool: for the one who dares to say what more sensible people, struggling to ... maintain their viability in the system, dare not say.

In this case the audience would have to be the Democrats and Barry O. Boy, is that guy a disappointment. What did he think he was running for, the Supreme Court? He'd be a good judge, lousy president. At least that's my judgment, but I digress.

It would be pretty bad for the empire... country, if that damaged Mormon nitwit got elected but I think the Democrats are in serious trouble.

Barry O should never have let Geithner convince him to give all that money to the bankers on the assumption they were going to use it to stimulate the economy. You give away two trillion dollars to a bunch of bankers, what are they gonna do? They're gonna keep it, that's what they're gonna do! Why should the bankers do the business if the government and the Fed are just gonna give them the money?

I won't even ask what you would do, John, in that same situation. I don't want to know.

The point is that Obama and Geithner kicked the can down the road, but it's only a matter of time until the whole thing comes down on their heads and Obama just hopes it doesn't come down before the election!

He should never have even planned to run for reelection in the first place! He would have really been able to do something then.

If he would have just proposed Medicare-for-all to begin with, he might have gotten a public option on his health care plan as a compromise. If he had nationalized one of the insolvent banks instead of throwing money at it, he could have made it into a New Deal style infrastructure bank and gotten the economy, "out of the ditch" as he puts it.

The whole thing makes me to sick to think about. You people are such morons ... But I digress.

The point is that Obama has to level with the people about the economy and what may be coming. He's got to apologize for his mistakes, for his misplaced trust in the banks, and say what he will do to put his mistakes aright if reelected.

Someone's got to say this stuff, John, and since you had the temerity to think I wasn't done with you yet, I nominate you.

Have a good life.

Best,
X_x