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I Shared My Thoughts with Organizing For America

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Today I was favored with a message from Organizing for America (OFA). They asked me to listen to a video clip from the President explaining the deal he made with the Republicans. The President spent a lot of time explaining the process he's gone through and the constraints he's under, and what it was possible for him to do under the circumstances. He presented himself as being in a politically weak position in which he could only make an unpalatable compromise in order to "get something done" for the American people and those among us who are really hurting economically.

The OFA message asked me to share my thoughts after I listened to the President. So, I did this and also thought I would share them with you. Here they are.

I'm really not interested in process. I'm interested in results. Your results are bad on jobs and the economy. They're bad on finreg and on getting rid of very large too big to fail banks with hidden toxic assets. They're bad on credit card reform. They're terrible on health care reform They're terrible on torture and accountability, and ending the wars. They're terrible on mortgage foreclosure fraud. And now they're terrible on tax cuts for the wealthy. In light of all these results, I have only one thing to say to you at this point.

“You have sat too long here for any good you have been doing. Depart, I say, and let us have done with you. In the name of God, go!”

That is, Obama Resign!

(Cross-posted at All Life Is Problem Solving and Fiscal Sustainability).

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Submitted by lambert on

Barry: "Look how hard I'm trying!"

First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win. -- Mahatma Gandhi

Submitted by 3 hands clapping on

Said by Oliver Cromwell to the Long Parliament in the seventeenth century
and to Neville Chamberlain in 1940. Still very appropriate for today.

Put your profound, witty or obscure quote here

Submitted by Aaron Em on

Oh, yeah, wasn't that what Cromwell said to what was left of Parliament, right before he went on his slaughtering spree through Ireland? There's an example to live up to, sure enough!

Submitted by Hugh on

We know Cromwell's history, but if we followed your example we could not quote anyone. Jefferson, a slaveholder. Franklin, a womanizer. Einstein, married his cousin, etc., etc.

As for me, I think lets' reply and use of the quote are both succinct and eloquent.

Hugh

Submitted by lambert on

Also a response to Aaron Em. We can never forget the terrible wrongs, but we also can't be presentist, and hold people accountable in the past for things they had no power or even awareness to change. Are we not to quote Shakespeare because the Globe was a profitable enterprise?

First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win. -- Mahatma Gandhi