|Obama and me, in better days|
From time to time, I poke my head up at one of your intensely pro-Obama posts at the Immoral Minority, to criticize what I regard as dangerously unrealistic support of our current president. Usually, though not always, I get lambasted there, with responders to my comments seldom actually addressing issues that I've brought up. A few of the commenters have even gone so far as to accuse me of attacking you, or to warn you that you might be in physical danger from me.
Both of these accusations are absurd. As I've stated, I'm only trying to help you get over your addiction.
I. A good way to break the habit might be to write a post supporting those of us who are vehemently against what is increasingly appearing to be open support by the Obama administration of the Keystone XL shale oil pipeline.
As you should know, the State Department stacked the environmental impact statement process with Koch Brothers supporters. Last week, your hero, President Obama, announced that the final decision on this project is his:
You get that, Jesse:
1). The largest civil disobedience action in recent U.S. history was right outside your BFF's residence. Over 1,000 arrested.
2). Obama fixed the environmental impact statement on behalf of the Koch Brothers.
3). Obama is obviously going to approve this fucking environmental disaster.
4). Hundreds - or thousands - of my friends are right now, as I write, surrounding your BFF's dwelling. Many more may get arrested as part of this important act of citizen outrage:
II. Another good way to break the habit might be to address this: During the past few years, CIA drones, as part of Obama's greatly increased automated killing machine, have murdered almost as many Pakistani civilians as Americans died in the World Trade Center disasters:
Tariq and Waheed’s death brought the total number of children killed in drone strikes to 175, according to the Bureau’s own findings. As part of an ongoing investigation, the Bureau has documented 306 strikes from remotely piloted drones that have killed between 2,359 and 2,959 people.
Over 85% of them have been launched by the administration of President Barack Obama.Along with the president's entirely unprecedented policy of now killing American teenagers abroad with no attempt at any form of justice, we have here, Jesse, problems that go to the core of what it is to be American, let alone a true American progressive. You have almost entirely failed to address them, as you adulate the man behind these incredibly stupid policies.
|Judy and Phil with Howard Dean, the guy who got Obama elected, just before Obama ditched him|
III. Today, you wrote:
Nobody, and I mean NOBODY, could have done more for this country against the unprecedented blowback that has been coming his way since day one from the Republicans than Obama has done. Not Hillary, not Bill, not anybody!
From the second that he was elected, the Republicans have done NOTHING except work against every single policy decision that he has tried to implement. If he were not such a determined and gifted leader, he would never have managed to be as successful as he has been, despite the roadblocks, disinformation, and outright sabotage he has been forced to deal with during these last three years.
If we really want to see this President "be all that he can be," we need to not ONLY give him four more years, we need to send as many REAL Democrats to Washington as we can possibly dig up.
Last week, addressing your misperception of what the White House energy policy really is, you wrote:
And that my friends is the difference between having a comprehensive energy policy, and just coming up with bumper sticker slogans like "Drill Baby, Drill."I think you fatally underestimate how serious the climate situation really is, worldwide. How else could you continue to ignore the Keystone XL issue, or ignore, when making a claim that Obama has a so-called "energy policy," the egregious misconduct it represents:
1). Letting BP get away with environmental murder in the Gulf of Mexico.
2). Harassing honest climate scientists in Alaska.
3). Issuing drilling permits offshore, in Alaska waters that cannot be cleaned up ten months out of the year.
4). Loosening EPA health regulations in a number of areas that lead to earlier deaths for tens of thousands or more.IV. I challenge you, my friend to join us in open support of the demonstrations outside the White House, against this so-called "energy policy" you tout as so fucking wonderful.
A good start to ending your unhealthy addiction, might be to write a post, urging people to sign this petition to the president.
Trusting in your studied, timely response, and with warm regard,
Update: From today's demonstration in front of the White House: