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    A British Columbia man's open letter to American voters is apparently helping soothe the pain of some Democrats after last week's midterm elections.

    Victoria's Richard Brunt penned the note on Nov. 7, just days after Republicans captured a majority in the Senate in what was seen as a repudiation of the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama. The victory means the GOP will have full control of Congress while Obama finishes out his term.

    Brunt's message — which has since gone viral — was basically: what were you thinking?

    The letter, titled "You Americans have no idea just how good you have it with Obama," was published in The Detroit Free Press last Friday.

    Many of us Canadians are confused by the U.S. midterm elections.

    Consider, right now in America, corporate profits are at record highs, the country's adding 200,000 jobs per month, unemployment is below 6%, U.S. gross national product growth is the best of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) countries.

    The dollar is at its strongest levels in years, the stock market is near record highs, gasoline prices are falling, there's no inflation, interest rates are the lowest in 30 years, U.S. oil imports are declining, U.S. oil production is rapidly increasing, the deficit is rapidly declining, and the wealthy are still making astonishing amounts of money.

    America is leading the world once again and respected internationally — in sharp contrast to the Bush years. Obama brought soldiers home from Iraq and killed Osama bin Laden.

    So, Americans vote for the party that got you into the mess that Obama just dug you out of? This defies reason.

    When you are done with Obama, could you send him our way?

    Richard Brunt

    Victoria, British Columbia


    The Detroit Free Press posted the letter online Monday and it already has more than 16,000 shares to Facebook, with many U.S. blogs and the social-sharing site Reddit pointing readers in its direction.

    Husna Haq of the Christian Science Monitor even used the letter as a jumping-off point for a column on how much Canadians seem to dig the president.

    "Brunt's letter also highlights a perennial trend among our hockey-loving, Mountie-policing, queen-honoring, polite northern neighbors: they love Barack Obama," she writes.

    "Through the 'hope and change' highs and the 2014 midterm lows, Canadians have generally stuck by Obama - certainly more so than Americans, and even liberal Americans, it appears. When it comes to supporting the US President, Canadians, you might say, are a more loyal bunch than Americans."

    In her piece, Haq also references a 2012 Angus Reid poll showing 65 per cent of Canadian voters would have supported Obama in the presidential election, while just nine per cent would have backed Republican candidate Mitt Romney.

    While it may seem strange that one Canadian's opinion on U.S. politics is gaining so much traction, it's not as if the Republican triumph last week won’t impact us — particularly when it comes to the contentious Keystone XL pipeline proposal. The GOP has already said it will try to use its new power to force Obama to approve the long-delayed project.

    When asked last week if Obama would sign or veto a bill approving the project, a White House spokesperson told The Canadian Press the president would be willing to "consider" such legislation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bklynboy68 View Post
    Well it's not shocking that Canadians rank higher than Americans in intelligence and education.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hot Sauce View Post
    Well it's not shocking that Canadians rank higher than Americans in intelligence and education.
    "Hot Sauce", are you actually "It's Mike"???
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    "Hot Sauce", are you actually "It's Mike"???

    Mike knows better, dude.
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    "My beef is people thinking Bon Jovi is good cuz they sold lots of records to housewives." -tango

    "But being number one doesn’t really mean jack fuck all. We sold twice as many records as other records that year (1984) that landed in the Number One position." ~Eddie Van Halen

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hot Sauce View Post
    Obama brought soldiers home from Iraq and killed Osama bin Laden.
    Obama didn't kill BL. US military did along with Intel assist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I Coulda Hada VH View Post
    "Hot Sauce", are you actually "It's Mike"???
    No, he believes that there is a man in the sky. I do not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hot Sauce View Post
    No, he believes that there is a man in the sky. I do not.
    You better hope you're right ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by I Coulda Hada VH View Post
    You better hope you're right ...
    Of course I am right. But some people prefer a crutch over logic, so here we are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I Coulda Hada VH View Post
    "Hot Sauce", are you actually "It's Mike"???
    It's Mike's Hot Sauce...
    "Watch what people are cynical about, and one can often discover what they lack.” -- Gen. George S. Patton

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hot Sauce View Post
    Of course I am right. But some people prefer a crutch over logic, so here we are.
    I like this guy already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hot Sauce View Post
    Of course I am right. But some people prefer a crutch over logic, so here we are.
    I like this guy already.

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    Trolling again...
    I am sorry if my views are too out there for you, but I am not trolling.

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