Barack Obama tells me to “Go win an election.” Uh, ok.

So, I just got an email from the Leader of the Free World. He told me to Go win an election.

Well, first of all, Mr. President. I intend to. Three, actually. I intend to see Marie Corfield sworn in to the NJ General Assembly in January, 2014. And Karen Giffen and Noelle O’Donnell become Flemington, NJ’s newest Borough Council members. Thanks for asking.  

And hey, thanks for coming to Asbury Park in May. So cool of you. But it was kind of icky that with all the time you spent buddied up with Gov. Christie, you passed right by Senator Buono, top of our ticket in the party you lead. Didn’t single her out, talk to her, even throw a word of cheer. You walked right by her. I’m a little confused. You say:

In many states across the country, Election Day is next Tuesday. In Virginia, Terry McAuliffe is running to be the state’s next governor against a guy who led the charge to sue to end Obamacare. In New York City, Bill de Blasio is running on a platform of progressive change for America’s largest city. In New Jersey, Barbara Buono and other Democrats are running to build a better future for people in their state. In Texas, in Michigan, and other states across the country, cities are holding municipal elections.

Nice of you to mention Buono, even if it is last behind McAuliffe (VA) and de Blasio (NYC) in an email you sent to me in New Jersey. But it’s cool. I’m pretty sure it’s the first thing you’ve ever done for the Democratic campaign for Governor of New Jersey.

Kind of redefines the concept of the absolute very least that you could do. As you’re asking me to make the magic happen. We’re 85 hours to Election. Thanks. You’re a pal.  

Here’s the entire email I got today from President Obama:

Rosi —

Last week, after the shutdown, I issued a challenge to Republicans. I told them to “go out there and win an election” — to govern through the proper channels and not to break the system our predecessors spent more than two centuries building.

But I was also issuing a challenge to you, Rosi.

If we’re going to protect and expand on the progress we’ve made together, we have some important campaigns to win.

I’m going to do everything I can to make that happen — will you join me?

The elections coming up, both next week and next year, are going to be crucial for preventing the sort of recklessness we just witnessed from some members in Congress.

In many states across the country, Election Day is next Tuesday. In Virginia, Terry McAuliffe is running to be the state’s next governor against a guy who led the charge to sue to end Obamacare. In New York City, Bill de Blasio is running on a platform of progressive change for America’s largest city. In New Jersey, Barbara Buono and other Democrats are running to build a better future for people in their state. In Texas, in Michigan, and other states across the country, cities are holding municipal elections.

It’s important to get out there and vote for candidates who are going to fight for you. That’s how you change politics — ensure the people who are charged with representing you actually have your back.

So stand with me, and let’s go out there and win an election:

http://my.democrats.org/Win-An-Election

Thanks,

Barack

Comments (7)

  1. 12mileseastofTrenton

    In a state he won by  large margin twice?

    Gee, thanks a lot.

    Also:

    http://www.politickernj.com/ba

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  2. Hopeful

    He could be doing an appearance for Sweeney.

    I kid, I kid

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  3. Momotombo

    I hope the DNC and POTUS realize they will have a much heavier lift getting NJ Dems energized and mobilized after abandoning us this election.

    This redefines ‘after thought’ to new levels of insulting.  

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  4. Bob h

    for Sandy money, Christie has been harshly and unfairly critical of the President. The President should retaliate by endorsing Buono, appearing with her, and at the worst driving down the big ape’s margin, complicating his 2016 plans.

    My lifelong pride in being a Democrat did not survive my move to NJ.

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  5. bluescat1

    want to hear what I told the Congressional Election Committee when they called to ask for donations yesterday.I am truly pissed at many of the what I call” former democrats” in this state.I am also pissed at Hillary & Bill Clinton for nor crossing the Hudson and helping out.

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  6. 12mileseastofTrenton

    her opponent in 2016.

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  7. Rosi Efthim (Post author)
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