Just say no, in person, to betrayal of New Deal

Here’s part of an e-mail I recently received from Barack Obama’s spin doctors:

David —

As someone who got his start as a community organizer, President Obama’s entire career has revolved around the idea that ordinary people working together can do extraordinary things. So I hope you can take part in marking his 50th birthday… This Wednesday, August 3rd, campaign volunteers will get together for house meetings in all 50 states. We’ll plan local events… and talk about how to spread the word about the President’s accomplishments…

Can you attend a house meeting…? RSVP now.

I replied with this:

What are “the president’s accomplishments?” His unprecedented (for a Democrat) efforts to tear down the social safety net that evolved from the New Deal? To my shame, I voted for Obama, but I’m certainly not going to help celebrate his ongoing dismantlement of the Democratic Party.

But there’s a better way to express discontent about Obama’s refusal to back tax hikes for the rich and his unwillingness to defend Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Simply show up at one of the house meetings and tell those present what you think of his ongoing cave-in to right-wingers.

Click here for the meeting closest to you.

4 thoughts on “Just say no, in person, to betrayal of New Deal

  1. Susie, the Obama campaign is no messed up that when I put in my zip code, a big long list came up, but it was alphabetical for 40 mile radius and mostly in NYC and NY state, and there was nothing for NJ until down toward the end.

    I don’t think I’ll bother.

    I should go and de-register as a Dem. I’d been holding off hoping there would some kind of organized de-registration movement (from the 360 degree shitstorm Atrios predicted if Obama did any negative about SocSec and Medicare….).

    Besides, I can’t afford to waste gas….

  2. BTW, NYC local NBC evening news just announced at the opening of the broadcast that Harry Reid has agreed to some agreement to screw us.

  3. I would consider your suggestion, but apparently the Obama has already written me off. There is only one event in the entire state of West Virginia (where I live) and only one in the state of Kentucky next door.

    I think they know that $$$’s = Votes and $$$’s come from Wall Street. In that way, the election is already sewed up. No need for that sordid person by person stuff; just write a check.

  4. Category error – Obama is not caving in to the right wing. He is getting his desired outcome. Again, the reason he doesn’t fight for liberal policies is because he’s a conservative.

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