Skip to comments.As SOTU looms, prominent progressive activists announce early opposition to Obama's re-election
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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Just another day in BiZarro World.
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.
They eat their own!
They are merely trying to build up Obama’s faux conservative bona fides...
And they’ll vote for him regardless when his name is on the ballot...
“Many of the names included are Greens and indies, not necessarily Democrats themselves,”
aka useful idiots
Nader will run. He needs some campaign bucks to buy another $39.99 “Joliet Special” suit.
Calvin Coolidge: "You lose."
("Silent Cal" responding to a lady who had made a bet she could make him say more than two words)
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.
Sadly millions are dumb enough to vote for him again.
This is BS - misdirection propaganda. They still lover hi. Hollywood, the news media and ALL of TV love him. 24x7 propaganda.
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.
It is so predictable. I think Stalin and Pravada were more subtle. We live in a corporate kleptocratic media police state.
Good thing is, they don’t check anyone’s party affiliation at the door:
Maybe Dennis The Menace Kucinich will too.
He’s about to be gerrymandered out of his seat in congress, hehehe.
>> Activists: “We vow not to support President Barack Obama for renomination for another term in office”
Dennis "The Menace" Kucinich is to Democrats what Ron Paul is to Republicans... and vice versa.