A Former Speechwriter For Obama Bails

Wendy Button just can’t take “The One”, any longer. She’s voting for McCain. Here’s the last page of her three page cri de coeur:

Here we are discussing Governor Palin’s clothes—oh wait, now we’re on to the make-up—not what either man is going to do to save our economy. This isn’t an accident. It is part of a manufactured narrative that she is stupid.

Governor Palin and I don’t agree on a lot of things, mostly social issues. But I have grown to appreciate the Governor. I was one of those initial skeptics and would laugh at the pictures. Not anymore. When someone takes on a corrupt political machine and a sitting governor, that is not done by someone with a low I.Q. or a moral core made of tissue paper. When someone fights her way to get scholarships and work her way through college even in a jagged line, that shows determination and humility you can’t learn from reading Reinhold Niebuhr. When a mother brings her son with special needs onto the national stage with love, honesty, and pride, that gives hope to families like mine as my older brother lives with a mental disability. And when someone can sit on a stage during the Sarah Palin rap on Saturday Night Live, put her hands in the air and watch someone in a moose costume get shot—that’s a sign of both humor and humanity.

Has she made mistakes? Of course, she’s human too. But the attention paid to her mistakes has been unprecedented compared to Senator Obama’s “57 states” remarks or Senator Biden using a version of the Samuel Johnson quote, “There’s nothing like a hanging in the morning to focus a man’s thoughts.”

But thank God for election 2008. We can talk about the wardrobe and make-up even though most people don’t understand the details about Senator Obama’s plan with Iraq. When he says, “all combat troops,” he’s not talking about all troops—it leaves a residual force of as large as 55,000 indefinitely. That’s not ending the war; that’s half a war.

I was dead wrong about the surge and thought it would be a disaster. Senator John McCain led when many of us were ready to quit. Yet we march on as if nothing has changed, wedded to an old plan, and that too is a long way from the Democratic Party.

I can no longer justify what this party has done and can’t dismiss the treatment of women and working people as just part of the new kind of politics. It’s wrong and someone has to say that. And also say that the Democratic Party’s talking points—that Senator John McCain is just four more years of the same and that he’s President Bush—are now just hooker lines that fit a very effective and perhaps wave-winning political argument…doesn’t mean they’re true. After all, he is the only one who’s worked in a bipartisan way on big challenges.

Before I cast my vote, I will correct my party affiliation and change it to No Party or Independent. Then, in the spirit of election 2008, I’ll get a manicure, pedicure, and my hair done. Might as well look pretty when I am unemployed in a city swimming with “D’s.”

Whatever inspiration I had in Chapel Hill two years ago is gone. When people say how excited they are about this election, I can now say, “Maybe for you. But I lost my home.”

The Obama campaign’s treatment of Joe the Plumber was her personal tipping point:

The final straw came the other week when Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher (a.k.a Joe the Plumber) asked a question about higher taxes for small businesses. Instead of celebrating his aspirations, they were mocked. He wasn’t “a real plumber,” and “They’re fighting for Joe the Hedge-Fund manager,” and the patronizing, “I’ve got nothing but love for Joe the Plumber.”

Read the entire thing.

Has anybody heard anything about this in the MSM?

A lifelong Democrat, (she even occasionally posts at Huffpo!) quits her speech writing gig for Obama, and announces she’ll be voting for McCain, and this isn’t news?

Can you imagine the media furor, if the reverse had happened, and it was a McCain speechwriter who had flipped?

Hat tip: Urban Grounds

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15 Responses to “A Former Speechwriter For Obama Bails”

  1. Cathy Says:

    Thank God this woman, Wendy Button, finally saw the truth and stepped forward. I’m not sure if it will help, but at least I am regaining a level of confidence in some American folks. For those of us who pray, we can pray for her to find a job soon.

    God help us all. I still can’t believe what I am witnessing here in America. And if McCain & Palin win this election I’ll consider it part of God’s miraculous hand and give Him the glory.

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  2. Cathy Says:

    … and thanks for the post, NiceDeb. It lifted my spirits & strengthened my resolve.

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  3. nicedeb Says:

    Oh thanks, Cathy. It lifted my spirits, too.

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  4. Charity Johnson Says:

    Sad.
    Wendy Button, come over to my house for dinner.

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  5. yen Says:

    rofl, you scare me nicedeb/make less sense than my fellow highschoolers.

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  6. nicedeb Says:

    Explain, Yen.

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  7. Cathy Says:

    Yes, Yen. Please explain.

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  8. Sam Says:

    Yes Yen. Wendy explained, now how bout you?

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  9. Lionheart Says:

    Judging from her letter, Obama just lost a helluva speech writer, probably his best.

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  10. Blackiswhite, Imperial Agent Provocateur Says:

    You know what that means. More “uh, uh, uh, uhhh, uh, uhhh, uh, uhhhhh, uhh, uh”. He must have been a real treat to listen to in court.

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  11. Kelly Says:

    I’m passing this story along to some Democrat friends. I pray it will help. In fact, I guess I’ve been praying for a miracle for some time now – that the American people will wake up.

    Maybe it will take the massive layoffs, small business relocations to other countries, and seniors taking their money off the playing table to wake them up. With Obama, I think the dream will certainly end for many.

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  12. Cathy Says:

    Kelly, I’m glad you are praying. I personally know hundreds of folks who are praying the exact same thing. Hope that encourages you.

    Keep on Kelly, knowing that God’s timing is always the right time.

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  14. Yep, Attack on Ann Romney Likely Orchestrated From White House « Nice Deb Says:

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