Vicki Polin
Social Justice Activist

Dear President Obama,  I voted for you twice and now I wish I didn’t

Like many others in the last two presidential elections I voted for the person who I disliked the least.  I supported you President Obama because you said that you supported women’s rights, had the desire to reform our health care system, along with several other issues that were important to me.

Prior to voting for you, I was warned by some of my friends that you were anti-Semitic.  I didn’t want to believe them.  At the time I was told that you supported various terrorist organizations that wished to exterminate Jews.  Again I didn’t want to believe them.  At the time I thought their comments had to do with their own personal issues with racism.  I’ll admit, I was wrong.  Your actions are showing me they were correct all along.  I’m feeling like you fooled those of us who believed in your words.

Dear President Obama, since you became president, I’ve been sitting back watching the increase of anti-semitism globally, and your inaction to do anything about it.

Over the last several months I’ve communicated with numerous Jewish college students across our great country –– who are afraid to to share their Jewish identity with classmates, or to share the fact they support and have pride in Israel, for fear of being emotionally, psychologically and or physically attacked.  I’m very disappointed in you President Obama because you haven’t done a damn thing about this.

I’m sickened by your disrespect of Israel’s Prime Minister, Benyamin Netanyahu.  A man who has been a dear friend of the United States for decades.  He hasn’t changed any.  The problem is you and your hate for my people.  Your policies and attitudes are the cause of the tensions between the two countries I love.

Dear President Obama, I’m not unlike so many other Americans who are angered by your alignment with Arab leaders who don’t believe women are entitled to the same civil rights as men, along with torturing and murdering their citizens who speak out against these same leaders reign of terror.

Dear President Obama, since you took office, I’ve been watching one state after another take away a woman’s civil right to control her own body.  I have also heard people joke about their fear that you will attempt to implement sharia law throughout the United States of America.  I was angered by the humor the first time I heard it.  I thought their voices represented hate.  Yet as times have gone by I have been watching you aligned yourself with religious extremist groups.  I just don’t know, there may be some basis to the jokes that have been made?

Dear President Obama, for the first time in my life there are times I get afraid to publicly say what I think about your politics for fear you will retaliate against those of us who disagree with you.  Do I even ask, if your plans include taking away American citizens freedom of speech too?

I voted for you twice.  All I can say is that your actions and behaviors scares me to the point that I wish I could go back in time –– so that I could change my vote.

About the Author
Vicki Polin is a feminist who has been a Social Justice Activist since her childhood. Vicki is also an award winning, retired psychotherapist who worked in the anti-rape field for just under forty years. For fun Vicki is an artist and nature photographer.
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