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As SOTU looms, prominent progressive activists announce early opposition to Obama's re-election
SFGate.com ^ | 1/25/11 | Carla Marinucci

Posted on 01/25/2011 3:57:34 PM PST by NormsRevenge

As President Barack Obama prepares for Tuesday's State of the Union address -- considered by many to be the real kickoff of his 2012 presidential campaign -- a group of vocal progressive activists have launched what they promise is an aggressive campaign to fight his re-election.

The group of 150 liberal activists, authors, and academics -- including Code Pink's co-founder Medea Benjamin and author Daniel Ellsberg -- Tuesday released a petition announcing early opposition to Obama's re-nomination by Democrats. Many of the names included are Greens and indies, not necessarily Democrats themselves, but they said they intend to "actively seek to impede" his policies on the war in Afghanistan and Iraq as the campaign goes forward.

"We vow not to support President Barack Obama for renomination for another term in office, and to actively seek to impede his war policies unless and until he reverses them,'' their statement says.

They charge that "since he became president, Obama has had three opportunities to work with Congress to reduce military spending, but instead has championed increases in that spending each time, despite the fact that this spending represents a clear threat to the economic future of our country.''

The group says Obama "has continued..to hide the true costs of the wars by funding them with off-the-books supplemental spending bills, despite the fact that he campaigned against this very practice.''

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012election; activists; codepink; democrats; elections; obama; oppose; peaceniks; progressive; progressives; reelection; sotu; wot

1 posted on 01/25/2011 3:57:36 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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Just another day in BiZarro World.


2 posted on 01/25/2011 4:00:15 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Although they do not seem to be a shrill in their protestations as they were when Bush was president, I can appreciate their not falling under the spell of Obama in this matter.


3 posted on 01/25/2011 4:01:14 PM PST by GSWarrior (Businessmen are more trustworthy than preachers, professors and politicians.)
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To: NormsRevenge

They eat their own!


4 posted on 01/25/2011 4:02:42 PM PST by Radio Free American? (When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.)
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To: NormsRevenge

They are merely trying to build up Obama’s faux conservative bona fides...


5 posted on 01/25/2011 4:03:11 PM PST by alecqss
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To: NormsRevenge
SOTU
6 posted on 01/25/2011 4:04:04 PM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: NormsRevenge

And they’ll vote for him regardless when his name is on the ballot...


7 posted on 01/25/2011 4:04:15 PM PST by mrmeyer ("When brute force is on the march, compromise is the red carpet." Ayn Rand)
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To: NormsRevenge
Wow - another group has figured out the Kenyan usurper lied to them just to get elected. At least they are smart enough not to be fooled by him a second time.
8 posted on 01/25/2011 4:04:26 PM PST by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: NormsRevenge

“Many of the names included are Greens and indies, not necessarily Democrats themselves,”

aka useful idiots


9 posted on 01/25/2011 4:05:18 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: NormsRevenge

Nader will run. He needs some campaign bucks to buy another $39.99 “Joliet Special” suit.


10 posted on 01/25/2011 4:06:48 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Jubtabulously We Thrive!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Barack Obama: "I won!"
("The Binary One" responding to Republicans in Congress on their concerns about his policy agenda)

Calvin Coolidge: "You lose."
("Silent Cal" responding to a lady who had made a bet she could make him say more than two words)

11 posted on 01/25/2011 4:11:13 PM PST by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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To: GSWarrior
Although they do not seem to be a shrill in their protestations as they were when Bush was president, I can appreciate their not falling under the spell of Obama in this matter.

If I recall correctly Obama was going to try and bring the troops home quickly. The fact that he wants to increase spending, even if through backdoor means, makes me wonder what he knows that he didn't when he merely campaigning.

We all know that candidates aren't privy to everything. Something must have changed his mind.

12 posted on 01/25/2011 4:11:26 PM PST by Netizen
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To: Gabrial

Sadly millions are dumb enough to vote for him again.


13 posted on 01/25/2011 4:14:43 PM PST by matt04
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To: GSWarrior

This is BS - misdirection propaganda. They still lover hi. Hollywood, the news media and ALL of TV love him. 24x7 propaganda.


14 posted on 01/25/2011 4:15:57 PM PST by Frantzie (Slaves do not have freedom only the illusion of freedom & their cable TV to drool at)
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To: grey_whiskers; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ...

Thanks NormsRevenge.
The group of 150 liberal activists, authors, and academics -- including Code Pink's co-founder Medea Benjamin and author Daniel Ellsberg -- Tuesday released a petition announcing early opposition to Obama's re-nomination by Democrats. Many of the names included are Greens and indies, not necessarily Democrats themselves, but they said they intend to "actively seek to impede" his policies on the war in Afghanistan and Iraq as the campaign goes forward.
They also intend to actively support his candidacy and reelection after he runs through the primaries unopposed (although Kucinich might mount a candidacy). This latest move is mere grandstanding. They have no power or influence, and never even bothered to show up to protest the Demwit-dominated congress' continued support for the WoT these past four years. IOW, they are transparent liars, they have no credibility with other leftists, they have no dog in the hunt (they don't run for office themselves), and the MSM is in the bag for Obama to such an extent that, if disgruntled Obama supporters capped some of them, there'd be next to no coverage of the event or whatever made-up pagan burial rites followed.


15 posted on 01/25/2011 4:17:44 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: alecqss

It is so predictable. I think Stalin and Pravada were more subtle. We live in a corporate kleptocratic media police state.


16 posted on 01/25/2011 4:18:40 PM PST by Frantzie (Slaves do not have freedom only the illusion of freedom & their cable TV to drool at)
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Good thing is, they don’t check anyone’s party affiliation at the door:

http://warisacrime.org/primary


17 posted on 01/25/2011 4:29:29 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Maybe Dennis The Menace Kucinich will too.

He’s about to be gerrymandered out of his seat in congress, hehehe.


18 posted on 01/25/2011 4:36:51 PM PST by Emperor Palpatine (I'm shocked! Shocked to find out that gambling is going on in here!)
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>> Activists: “We vow not to support President Barack Obama for renomination for another term in office”

Disingenuous drama.


19 posted on 01/25/2011 4:57:05 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: SunkenCiv
(although Kucinich might mount a candidacy)

Dennis "The Menace" Kucinich is to Democrats what Ron Paul is to Republicans... and vice versa.

20 posted on 01/25/2011 4:58:08 PM PST by CutePuppy (If you don't ask the right questions you may not get the right answers)
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To: NormsRevenge
Ah, yes... 150 Liberal activists throw their support to Sarah Palin in reaction to The Failed Obama Administration©. Yeah, right...
21 posted on 01/25/2011 8:19:43 PM PST by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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