Black People Politics : President Obama sent me an email..

Discussion in 'Black People Politics' started by skuderjaymes, Nov 2, 2010.

  1. skuderjaymes

    skuderjaymes Contextualizer Synthesizer MEMBER

    Nov 2, 2009
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    James --

    Tomorrow, you can help determine not just the outcome of this election, but
    our country's future.

    You made the difference in 2008. Now, once again, you can defy the
    conventional wisdom that says you can't overcome the cynicism of our
    politics; you can't overcome the special interests and the big money; you
    can't tackle our biggest challenges.

    This movement has never backed down from a tough fight -- and we're not
    about to start.

    James, we've got to keep moving America forward -- but I need allies in office
    to make it happen.

    I need you to make sure you get at least three of your friends to vote with
    you -- it is simply the most important thing you can do to make sure we can
    keep bringing about change.

    Millions and millions of our supporters have already cast their ballots this year
    in key states like Ohio, Florida, Iowa, and Illinois -- and every vote you turn
    out will help move America forward.

    Find your polling place and the time polls are open here.

    If you haven't yet voted, please think through how and when you will do so.
    When will you go to the polls? How will you get there?

    If you have already voted, please click here to help in these final hours of our
    Vote 2010 campaign.

    When we arrived in Washington, we knew the road ahead would be difficult.

    Our country was facing the worst economic downturn since the Great
    Depression -- with 8 million jobs gone -- because of nearly a decade of
    policies that put corporations and special interests before ordinary Americans.

    Two short years later -- together -- we have begun to rebuild our economy
    on the values of hard work and responsibility.

    Private employers and small businesses have created jobs nine months in a
    row. And 3 million Americans would not be working today if not for the
    investments that you, and our Democratic allies in Congress, helped put in

    Because of you, there are families all across the country who will never have
    to choose between losing their home and treating an illness. Because of you,
    millions of parents can look at their kids and know the opportunity of a college
    education is within reach. Because of you, a business owner got a small
    business loan and is keeping her doors open. And because of you, thousands
    of our brave men and women are home from fighting in Iraq.

    I know that even with these changes -- and the progress you've fought for -- too many families are still struggling. We have so much more to do.

    And that's exactly why America cannot afford to go back.

    We must continue to move forward, and the decisions voters make in your
    area will determine which direction this country takes for generations.

    We want to keep taxes low for the middle class, so you can pay your bills.

    We want to give tax breaks to American companies who create jobs and spur
    innovation right here in America, not make it easier for them to ship jobs overseas.

    We will fight efforts to privatize Social Security, and stop the other side from
    handing over the retirement savings of a generation to Wall Street.

    We refuse to go back to the days when big oil and insurance companies wrote
    their own rules and ran up record profits, while you paid for it at the pump or
    faced bankruptcy as health bills piled up.

    The other side has different ideas.

    Washington Republicans have tried to block our progress at every turn. And
    worse, they're campaigning on taking us back to the exact same agenda that
    brought us to the brink of disaster: Cut taxes for the wealthy at the expense
    of the middle class while ballooning the deficit. Give free rein to Wall Street
    speculators. Lower the minimum wage for millions of hard-working families.
    Privatize Social Security. And allow insurance companies to deny children
    health coverage based on pre-existing conditions.

    The problem is we know what this looks like -- and we know it doesn't work.

    We cannot relive that past.

    Don't let them tell you that change isn't possible. Because here's what I
    know: Nothing in America has ever been easy.

    The only reason we're here is because, in past generations, Americans came
    together, even in the face of impossible odds. That's how we got through
    war. That's how we got through depression. That's why we have civil rights,
    and women's rights, and workers' rights.

    We've asked you to do so much since we started this journey together, and
    you've always come through.

    And now, I'm asking you to come together once more to cast your vote for Democrats tomorrow.

    With your vote -- and the votes of at least three of your friends -- we'll
    continue to grow this economy and restore the middle class to its rightful
    place, and the American Dream will be alive and well once again.

    Find your polling place and time here:

    Thank you for all you do,

    President Barack Obama

    P.S. -- There are vital get-out-the-vote events happening across the country
    today and tomorrow. If you aren't already signed up to help, please find and RSVP for a GOTV event near you.

    Paid for by Organizing for America, a project of the Democratic National
    Committee -- 430 South Capitol Street SE, Washington, D.C. 20003. This
    communication is not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.
  2. skuderjaymes

    skuderjaymes Contextualizer Synthesizer MEMBER

    Nov 2, 2009
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    I don't know what to make of it.. the whole time I was reading it, my mind kept
    going back to Oscar Grant..
  3. Omowale Jabali

    Omowale Jabali The Cosmic Journeyman PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Sep 29, 2005
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    I hear you. I get these all the time since I used to blog on his site and at Two days ago i also got a mailing from his campaign. Went straight to the trash bin.