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MoveOn's latest bulk e-mail...

Dear MoveOn member,

Remember Barack Obama in 2008? The guy who refused to go along with a "dumb war" and said, "In the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope."

I miss that guy. Imagine if someone told you in 2008 that Barack Obama was actually thinking about signing legislation to extend the Bush tax giveaways for the rich. I wouldn't have believed it.

Now more than ever, we need the Barack Obama we elected in 2008—the smart, tough, hopeful progressive champion who inspired millions of us—to stand up and say "no" to a millionaire bailout.

Right now, with the change we all fought for hanging in the balance, President Obama needs to hear from those of us who supported him the most.

So we're asking MoveOn members nationwide to record a video message from the heart to tell President Obama to go to the mat to stop any extension of the millionaire tax giveaways—and to bring back the progressive fighter we all knew and supported in 2008.

Can you record and share a video message to President Obama today? Click here to get started: [link]

A personal appeal from so many of us who worked hard to elect President Obama will send a strong message. And to make sure the White House and millions of Americans hear it, we'll take the best videos and turn them into an ad that we'll air on national television.
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Submitted by carissa on


Snort! Sniffle! Choke....


Submitted by gob on

I was just checking in to do a quick hit on it. It's a good thing I had put down my coffee before I saw that email!

Submitted by Hugh on

Well, that's quite interesting. I didn't know they could write email with their head in the sand.

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Submitted by Eureka Springs on

people who ended up pushing "obama care" like it was the best thing since sliced bread. No wonder they have no problem asking everyone to beg the president to do something remotely close to what he promised.

Dear MoveOn, This is why I removed myself from your list. Stop Groveling.. and for Dog sakes, stop asking others to do so. groveling both doesn't work and it's unseemly and telling that it's all you have.

Submitted by jawbone on

was exhausted having to defend him lost her job today. Her boss said they just couldn't afford to keep her as they are making severe cuts to try to keep the organization going.

AUDIENCE MEMBER: Thank you very much. And quite frankly, good afternoon, President Obama. I’m deeply honored to be in this forum and so grateful for CNBC for making the forum available so you can speak to American citizens just like myself. I’m a chief financial officer for a veterans service organization and that’s here in Washington. I’m also a mother, I’m a wife, I’m an American veteran, and I’m one of your middle-class Americans.

Quite frankly, I’m exhausted. Exhausted of defending you, defending your administration, defending the man for change I voted for, and deeply disappointed with where we are right now. I’ve been told that I voted for a man who said he was going to change things in a meaningful way for the middle class. I’m one of those people and I’m waiting, sir, I’m waiting. I don’t feel it yet. While I thought it wouldn’t be a great measure, I would feel it in some small measure. I have two children in private school, and the financial recession has taken an enormous toll on my family. My husband and I joked that we thought we were well beyond the hot dogs and beans era of our lives. And quite frankly, it’s starting to knock on our door and ring through that that might be where we’re headed.

And quite frankly, Mr. President, I need you to answer honestly, is this my new reality?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: First of all, I think you describe exactly what is the bedrock of America. A veteran who is working for veterans, somebody who is a CFO, and I am sure knows how to manage their money, has made good decisions. I’m not saying once in a while you don’t want to get a new pair of shoes. (Cont'd at link)

Yes, it is her new reality. Our new reality. Best wishes to her and her family. To all needing a job.

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Submitted by Mad Hemingway on

Let's start a pool on when the Dems may figure out they have to bump the guy at the top of the ticket to prevent a complete blowout in 2012.

Bush II stupidity has been topped by Obama wimpiness. Who'd a thunk it?

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Submitted by vastleft on

Getting and holding and using political power than they are in being goodfellas for the status quo, albeit with the air of representing lefty reform (just as the Washington Generals provide Potemkin competition for the Globetrotters).

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Submitted by cellocat on

Valleygirl, except that seems too kind an explanation. The phrase "progressive fighter we all knew" points it out perfectly; they didn't know him, or they would have realized in short order he was the exact opposite of both of those things.