Saturday, May 15, 2010

Send a message to OFA and Barack Obama

For some bizarre reason I cannot fathom, Barack Obama's Organizing for America--you know the organization that didn't lead a massive march on the U.S. Capitol to demand real healthcare reform--has suddenly woken up and decided to participate in the American political process . . . by phone banking for Arlen Spector.

Yep, that's right. All that organizing we did back in 2008 wasn't enough to justify using OFA for getting real healthcare reform, but Barack Obama thinks that the proper use of OFA is to wade into a Democratic primary on behalf of a man who left the Republican Party simply because he didn't think he could get re-elected in that party. The man that Barack Obama has chosen to oppose is a great progressive Democrat with a distinguished career in the military:
A member of the United States Navy for over thirty years, Sestak is a retired two-star Rear Admiral and the highest-ranking former military officer ever elected to Congress. During his career in the Navy, he led a series of operational commands, including commanding the USS George Washington aircraft carrier battle group in Afghanistan and Iraq. He served as Director for Defense Policy on the National Security Council under President Bill Clinton and, following the September 11 attacks, was selected to serve as the first Director of "Deep Blue," the Navy's anti-terrorism unit.
Well, good news: you can let Barack Obama and Tim Kaine know what you think. By clicking on this link, you will go to the sign up sheet for this event. You can then RSVP that you will not be helping out with the phone banking, and then you can let the organizer know why you won't be helping out.

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