Black People Politics : AFL-CIO debate Barack Obama

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    Goddess Auset333 Banned MEMBER

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    Last night's AFL-CIO debate. It's about how the Iraq war has made us less safe, how Barack would get us on the right battlefield, and how we need to challenge the insiders' conventional thinking about our foreign policy:

    Responding to an attack on his common-sense approach to fighting terrorism, Barack said:

    I find it amusing that those who helped to authorize and engineer the biggest foreign policy disaster in our generation are now criticizing me for making sure that we are on the right battlefield and not the wrong battlefield in the war against terrorism.

    Watch the full exchange, share the video, and ask someone you know to join our movement:

    Barack said it was the biggest strategic mistake in a generation for the Bush administration and its enablers to let Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda slip away while they rushed to invade Iraq, a country that had nothing to do with the attacks of 9/11.

    You know it, I know it, and the rest of the world knows it -- everyone, it seems, except the inside-the-beltway establishment who helped George Bush create this mess in the first place.

    In response to his honest assessment, Barack was told that presidents aren't supposed to tell the American people what they think.

    That's exactly the kind of don't-ask-questions politics that led to the disaster in Iraq. The American people deserve a president who respects them enough to tell them what he thinks and how he’ll keep them safe from the most urgent threats to our national security.

    The conventional thinking of Washington insiders is part of a pattern of denial -- it's the same kind of alternate reality we saw just this weekend at the YearlyKos debate during a discussion of the role of Washington lobbyists in our political process.

    Watch the video:

    On Saturday, Barack challenged the ridiculous assertion that Washington lobbyists and the millions of dollars they use to distort the political process represent real people. Barack said:

    I disagree with the notion that lobbyists don’t have disproportionate influence. The insurance and drug companies spent one billion dollars in lobbying over the past ten years... You cannot tell me that that money did not make a difference. They are not spending that just because they are contributing to the public interest.

    Watch the exchange and ask someone you know to join our campaign to change the way Washington does business:

    Barack will continue to speak the truth, but it's up to us to build this movement.

    Send one of these videos to your friends and show them why Barack Obama is the candidate who will bring the kind of change we need.
    Thank you,
    David Plouffe
    Campaign Manager
    Obama for America

    Paid for by Obama for America