Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Putting the "I" Back in Independence Day

As we watch a criminal presidency and congress painfully attempt to act like they have a single shred of decency left it is refreshing to see the distribution of contributions to Barack Obama's campaign. Obama, unlike Bush, has NOT flown around in an ENRON corporate jet to his campaign appointments.

Obama's One Million Donors
By Brent Budowsky February 26, 2008

Editor’s Note: Behind the scenes, Hillary Clinton's campaign has been disparaging Barack Obama's enthusiastic supporters as "cult-like" and naive, but that derision may be the sounds of a Democratic Establishment frightened by what this democratic surge really means.

(SL - "behind the scenes" thinks not - ol Hillary is busy insulting anyone in public, who wants to vote for Obama..not getting it that insulting people is not a great way to get them to change their minds.) Sales 101 - NEVER criticize a client's former decision - you are insulating that person)
As Obama closes in on one million mostly small donors, he is striking at the heart of the old order -- its dominance over political money, the ability to cut off this life blood to wayward politicians and to turn it on for compliant ones. In this guest essay, former Democratic congressional staffer Brent Budowsky discusses the revolutionary potential of the Obama campaign:

Barack Obama will soon announce that his campaign has 1 million unique donors. That night Chris Matthews will make his power number 1,000,000, which will demonstrate the power of average Americans to demand and enforce real change.
If the Democratic nomination is decided on March 4, the period from March through August will be the most democratically empowering in modern political history.
It could become a “democracy summer,” similar to the Freedom Summer and the birth of the Voting Rights Act.
The Obama gang of one million in March will grow to two million by August. It will put to bed the cynicism of those who speak of unity, idealism and participation with sarcasm, derision and negativity. It will bring honor to those who give their time, energy and money to create the true power for lasting change.

One million donors: This gives Democrats the resources to initiate the largest voter-registration project in history.
The year that began with historic turnout in state after state will end with a historic transformation of the electorate itself that will lift Democrats at all levels and inspire independents in all states.
This huge and surging donor base will put a stake in the heart of Swift Boat-style attacks. The first smear attack will be answered by the roar of millions of small donors, producing tens of millions of dollars, to bury the lie in an avalanche of truth.
This democracy summer between March and August could raise more than a hundred million dollars of new money, register a million new voters and finance an unprecedented advertising campaign on the Internet and liberal radio to promote a second wave of new donors, voters and volunteers to get out the vote.
2008 is similar to the Solidarity movement that transformed Poland, which was in part about Lech Walesa but equally about the Solidarity workers and their supporters.
Barack Obama is no saint and his supporters are not members of a cult.
2008 is about a large and growing mass of deeply patriotic Americans who are disgusted by the corruptions of recent years, and determined to realize great aspirations for the country they love, whose leaders have strayed from the values they cherish.
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Let us start by cutting Grover Norquist down to size and
enforcing the LAW against this ONE PARTY corporate cult, destroying their own country daily, while the law looks on, aiding and abetting, goose stepping ..following orders, blindly like good little Nazis.

Let's bring this low class, monied scum to justice.
The Bush Cheney cult have proven ONE thing.

Money will NEVER buy class, decency or integrity, something of which they are all DEVOID.

So this Independence Day let's bring IMPEACHMENT front and center
and FLUSH sixty years of BUSH barbarian tyranny down the toilet along with their entire
paid off propaganda cult called "news" who betray their country daily, by not covering Iraq, not covering the constant corruption and crime committed by the cretins in office.

Americans are viewed as the number one TERROR nation worldwide. It is time to look in the mirror and ACT to excise the darkness and corruption in the national personality.


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