Secessionists. I first want to say thank you for finally learning something from history. The last time so many desired to rid themselves of a tyrannical president they declared war on the Union. Thus, your use of a peaceful means through petitions on the White House’s site is commendable. Furthermore, each state now finds themselves represented by a petition and signatures from people possibly wanting to secede from the United States. Texas leads the way with more than 100,000 people asking the White House to address the issue. This is the same state governed by Rick Perry who drummed up his base of supporters with calls for seceding prior to his Republican bid for President. The irony seemed lost on him.
Governor Perry is obviously not a viable option to lead the cause. He hardly put up a fight against a weak group seeking his party’s nomination. I also question the tool used to help you in this struggle. At first the petition tool unveiled by the White House was thought of as revolutionary as it provided a wonderful way for everyday people to address the leader of the free world. Unfortunately during its time the tool has not yet provided any real avenue to enact positive change for the people petitioning the White House. Seeing that the cause to secede from the United States already seems like a long shot, to say the least, it might be time for you to bring in a real winner. An organization that fights the powers that be and seeks to place everyday people on the same level as Fortune 500 companies and high ranking officials. Do not fret if they do not take up your cause right away because the organization is a for-profit and promotes your cause for a small price.
And without further delay. Call Ben Rattray at change.org. His site’s modifications now allow any organization or person to use their petition tools and online organizers. So long as the group does not openly advocate violence, anti-lgbt rhetoric, and a couple other things that are not currently being done. (keep the gay hatred and violent tendencies on the down-low and you will be golden).
You see, if the original petition out of Texas started on Change.org’s site secessionists would have access to more than 100,000 emails from fellow supports. You would have free labor by well-trained and well-connected publicists and organizers. You would have a better targeted reach online that could identify even more supporters. This is a company with employees that helped stop Bank of America’s five dollar surcharge and focus national attention on Trayvon Martin’s killer (don’t blow this opportunity by exposing your support of George Zimmerman).
I mean if anyone out there can cheerleader your cause and help you win, it would be change.org. Their sellout of progressive principals and their new found worship or change for the sake of making the company more money is a once in lifetime opportunity for you.
Now you might be wondering how they make that money. Remember those emails? They sell them to you for about $1.75 each. Don’t have money? You cannot hide the wealthy investors that Karl Rove milked hundreds of millions of dollars and ask them for it? Seriously, ask the Koch brothers or Sheldon Adelson for it. Change.org doesn’t ask questions about the money and will allow front groups even more devious than StudentsFirst on their site.
So give it a try. I am sure they will welcome you with open arms. Well, at least more open than you are about American Democracy.
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I don’t really care for David Letterman but his Top Ten was pretty damn good.
Jon Stewart goes off on the Fox News propaganda channel for some stupid misrepresentation of a remark by the President.
The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart sat down with the President on last night’s show. It starts out with some soft but intriguing questions. It ramps up a little bit on civil liberties but Stewart does not press ahead. He would respond that he is a comedian and not a newsman. That much is true but sadly this interview felt more pressing than anything that would happen on any mainstream media outlet.
In a moment by moment look at the second Presidential debate, Stewart looks at how Romney fumbled and Obama charged on. For some reason though The Daily Show has them in three different clips. Here they are for you laughing pleasure.
John Oliver continues his series featuring a Herman Cain presidency. A scary thought that the Daily Show contributor has turned into some great comedy.
The entire Cain campaign now feels like performance art in which a quarter of Republican primary voters polled once supported the man… and his nine, nine, nine tax platform. It really makes me laugh to think back on those days.
Via BruinKid over at DailyKos.
RED-TIE STEPHEN: Hey, he is looking out for the middle class.
BLUE-TIE STEPHEN: He’s promising a 20% tax cut for the top 1%.
RED-TIE STEPHEN: Ah, but he’s also promising to close their tax loopholes, so they’ll still pay the same amount.
BLUE-TIE STEPHEN: Then… why cut their taxes?
Exactly the question that reporters need to ask him on the campaign trail. Or a voter in tonight’s town hall style debate.
More posts will be coming soon. I am overwhelmed right now with a couple projects and it is hindering some work for the site itself. So, for all the people coming and reading about the controversy with Change.org, please stick around. I write a lot about the progressive movement, workers’ rights, and how the political process impacts individuals.
In the meantime please enjoy a little Lee Camp.
Kos notes the changing demographics in polls coming from four states that will vote on marriage equality in November. Marriage equality would win in each of the four states.
Washington – 51-42
Maine – 55-36
Maryland – 57-37
Minnesota – 49-44
We still have a lot of work to do in each of these four states but we are on the right track.
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