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Latest Obama Email: They Backed Down

From our President:

From: Barack Obama <info@barackobama.com>
To: Xxxxx Xxxxxxxx <xxxxxxxx@xxxxxx.com>
Sent: Sat, May 22, 2010
Subject: They backed down

Xxxxx —

On Thursday, the Senate passed historic Wall Street reform. This movement proved again that the strongest special interests, who for so long have called the shots in Washington, can be beat.

When opponents in Congress tried to block the legislation altogether, you stood up — and they backed down. When the lobbyists pushed for loopholes and exemptions just before a final vote, you did not relent — and we fought them off.

Your support brought us to this day — and, because of that, we’re poised to implement sensible reforms that will provide a stronger foundation for economic growth.

Now, the House and Senate must iron out their differences before I can sign it into law. But the financial industry will not give up. They have already spent more than $1 million per member of Congress, lobbying on this issue. And in the coming days, they will go all in. This is their last shot to stall, weaken, or kill reform, and they are not accustomed to losing.

But this movement has you — and together, we have beaten the special interests before.

Please donate $5 or more today to help Organizing for America continue to mobilize thousands — to counter the special interests’ attacks and get strong Wall Street reform to my desk.

Every American has a stake in this bill.

If you have ever been treated unfairly by a credit card company, this reform works for you — never again will Americans be duped by fine print or hidden fees.

If you ever try to take out a home loan or student loan, this reform works for you — putting an end to predatory and deceptive lending practices.

And, if you or your small business relies on credit from community banks that are being punished for playing by the rules while their competitors do not, this reform works for you — reining in the big banks and making sure all our lenders are subject to tough oversight.

These reforms would put in place the strongest consumer financial protections in history. And, by helping safeguard our economy from recklessness on Wall Street, it would ensure that a crisis like the one that caused this recession never happens again.

This is not a zero-sum game where Wall Street loses and Main Street wins. As we have learned, in today’s economy, we are all connected. When the economy prospers, we all win. Senators of both parties recognize that fact, and that is why lawmakers stood up to the lobbyists and worked across the aisle to ensure that Wall Street reform passed.

But this fight is not yet over. And it is up to us to overcome this final test and pass reform into law. When we do, the power of this movement to make change in Washington — despite the best efforts of the special interests — will no longer be up for debate.

Please donate $5 or more today:


Thank you,
President Barack Obama

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.

Why do we have to send money to get legislation passed?

And isn’t Mr. Obama President of everyone in the country? Even bankers? Even so-called  ‘special interests’?

Has there ever been a President with so many ‘evil enemies’ – among the American people?

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, May 23rd, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

9 Responses to “Latest Obama Email: They Backed Down”

  1. bill says:

    OFA has got to be the biggest scam for useful idiots on the planet.

  2. proreason says:

    Wouldn’t it be great if the people who ran the country were more interested in representing the people and preserving the most successful country of all time, than advancing their own power-hungry philosophies?

    The Founders knew that power corrupts and that is why they designed a system of government that dispersed power among the branches of the federal government and among the states and municipalities and the central government.

    After 230 years, the drip drip drip of incessant propaganda and lies by politicians has managed to thwart that brilliant framework. And like almost everything else in life, a long-term trend that appears to be very gradual and controllable usually reaches a threshold where a bubble forms, and the trend begins to “skyrocket”. In the blink of an eye, gradual change becomes a beast that takes on a life of its own. That’s where we are at with the federal government. We have an inherently evil person in charge whose purpose in life is to completely change the way the country has worked for 230 years, overturning the Constitution and handing absolute control back to a handful of rulers.

    It will be no different than life under George III. Occasionally, the oligarchs will be decent sorts who care about the population. 90% of the time, they will be ruthless dictators who care only about themselves.

    The ringing bell is the deficit. You can see the gradual increase over time, an increase that has long appeared to be manageable. In the last 18 months, it has accelerated in a way that only has a parallel in WWII. Yet there is nothing going on in the country even remotely like WWII. The acceleration is the ringing bell. The fascist wolves smell blood and they are circling their allies for the kill. It doesn’t matter to them in the least that millions of people will suffer and that the genius society the founders enabled will crash down in a few years or perhaps even months. In fact, from the wolves’ perspective, that will be a positive event, because once the national spirit of independence is crushed, they will be able to rule without challenge. If they didn’t want it to happen, they would stop what they are doing.

    That is the end game of what you are seeing and they think they will do it by November 2012.

    The 800B “stimulus” and the 200B “stimulus” that is teed up have nothing whosoever to do with the economy. It is purely a 1 trillion dollar pool for the fascists to forward their agenda.

    The unemployment rate isn’t going down because they don’t want it to. The more people unemployed, the faster the spiral accelerates.

    The Health Scare bill and the Cap and Trade bills have nothing whatsoever to do with health care or carbon emissions. They are tax bills, which accelerate the collapse of the country.

    The Deficit Reduction committee has nothing whatsoever to do with reducing the deficit. It is a smokescreen to raise taxes and collapse the economy.

    The debate about the border isn’t a debate at all. There is no chance the administration will attempt to control the border. They want millions of illegals in the country because that fosters civil strife, and those illegals will be the allies of the fascists when they move to seize private property.

    On second thought, there IS something happening in the country that is akin to WWII. We are at war with the people running our own government. Our parents and grandparents risked everything to defeat the Nazis and foreign Communists. Are you willing to defeat the people who seek to conquer you by stealth?

  3. Rusty Shackleford says:

    What is perhaps remarkable in all this is that there are millions of people who willingly fork over money in order to finance their own demise.

    • Liberals Demise says:

      A fool and their money are soon parted, Rusty.
      DingleBarry is well aware that his minions are “special”.

  4. Petronius says:

    “Has there ever been a President with so many ‘evil enemies’ –– among the American people?”

    There is a fine line between obsessive hatred and madness.

    The first principle of practical reason tells us that if something is good we should pursue it, and if it is bad we should avoid it.

    The consistent pursuit of what is bad –– either for oneself or for others (and especially for those to whom one owes a special duty of care) –– is an indication of serious psychological disorder.

    Note that the occasional pursuit of bad or harmful things is normal. People often make irrational choices. But to do so repeatedly and consistently, and to insist emphatically upon doing it, is a sign that the person is mentally deranged.

    Arguably that person is being deliberately destructive for personal reasons that seem good to him. For him, on a subjective level, the destruction feels good. He takes delight in destruction. In that case, however, his behavior is still irrational, and his actions are still wrong. If he persists in such behavior, we would be justified in recognizing that he is a madman, a masochist or a sadist, although perhaps we might also call him a savage, a criminal, or a secret enemy bent on doing injury.

    We may of course argue over what is good and what is bad. But about some things there is little room to argue. For example, we may all agree that human life is a basic good. It is in fact the primary good. It is good to be alive. Life is to be preferred to death (for individuals, including fetuses) or to annihilation (for nations or peoples). No reasonable and impartial person would seriously dispute this. This is why we expend precious resources on everything that is useful and advantageous to the preservation of human life –– this is why we have hospitals, medical schools, physicians, nurses, medicines, pharmaceutical companies, ambulances, and medical technology, equipment, and devices. It is why we have our armed forces and border patrol.

    It is irrational to reduce life-preserving medical resources through taxation, price controls, and other means. It is irrational to wish to replace them with a system of equal distribution of a more limited supply of medical resources. It is irrational because human life is a basic good. The goal of equal distribution is not good, although perhaps it may seem to be subjectively good to particular individuals who operate on an irrational level –– such as people under the delusion of Marxist ideology.

    Similarly, productive farms in the San Joaquin Valley are good, because they produce food crops that are useful and advantageous to preserve human life. Whereas the diversion of billions of gallons of precious water away from those farms and into the Pacific Ocean so that the California delta smelt may flourish is irrational. It is harmful to human life. It harms not only the farmers, whose farms are destroyed and turned into wasteland, but also the farm hands they employed and the millions of people whom they feed.

    In addition to human life, there are a few other goods that we can all agree upon. Family is a basic human good; it is better to have a mate, children, parents, and siblings with whom to share love, companionship, mutual support, comfort, and fun than not to have them. Similarly, friendship is a basic human good. This is true for individuals and for countries, too. Friendship provides affection, reciprocal good will, helpfulness, and mutual support. A true friend will help protect you from harm. He will stand by your side through thick and thin. The reverse of friendship is hatred, and when hatred –– insults, humiliations, lies, deceptions, betrayals, domination –– prevails, friends fall apart, communities and countries fall apart, and they are usually harmed, sometimes by wars. The ancient Greeks regarded the loss of civic friendship as the greatest evil of their time.

    Work and play is another basic human good. It is better to be employed than unemployed, better to have income to support your family and yourself than to suffer from want and hardship, better to be productive and useful, to develop your talents, to make a contribution, to have a sense of self-fulfillment and belonging, than to be unemployed, or to be a burden, a moocher, a freeloader, shirker, ne’er-do-well, waster, or loser.

    Integrity is another basic human good. Integrity means that you keep your words, deeds, attitudes, and desires consistent and in harmony. People who have integrity earn respect, honor, friendship, and trust. People who lack integrity earn our contempt and distrust. People who lack integrity (such as a racist, an addict, or secret smoker who can’t quit) may themselves fall into shame and self-hatred.

    Since we all agree that human life, family, friendship, work, and integrity are basic goods, we can also agree that actions that are destructive of life, family, friendship, work, and integrity are bad.

    Such bad actions include the following :

    •  to destroy civic friendship by demonizing some of your countrymen, to stir up base feelings of class warfare, race hatred, and gender hatred against certain of your countrymen whom you are sworn to protect;
    • to set poor against rich, worker against employer, Main Street against Wall Street, young against old, and immigrant against citizen;
    •  to insist upon insulting the religion of those people whom you are sworn to protect;
    •  to lie repeatedly to your countrymen and to break the promises you made to them;
    •  to appoint dangerous radicals, America-apologists, Anglo-phobes and racists, tax cheats, and those who are themselves consistent liars to the highest positions of authority in government;
    •  to appoint a racist –– a person who, by her own admission, is incapable of giving equal justice –– to the Supreme Court;
    • when visiting abroad, to apologize repeatedly for –– and by inference insult and humiliate –– your country, your countrymen, and your country’s past leaders;
    • to invite foreign leaders to your country and provide them a forum where they may insult one of your States, the residents of that State, and its elected governor and representatives;
    •  to insult your country’s old friends and allies, and to betray or abandon other friends and allies (Britain, Israel, Germany, Canada, Poland, Czechs, Georgia, Ukraine, Japan, Honduras, the Vatican, the Dalai Lama);
    •  to capitulate to enemies (Iran, Russia, North Korea, Libya), and to bow down and show favor to those who abuse or attack your country and countrymen (radical Islam, Cuba, Venezuela, Libya, Mexico);
    •  to pursue policies of unilateral disarmament in time of war and the threat of war;
    •  to leave your borders undefended, and to import enemy aliens (Islamic jihadists, Mexican drug cartels, MS-13, Chinese snakeheads, et al.) into your country in great numbers;
    • to promote as public policy the abortion of fetuses, and in particular partial birth abortion, and the murder of aborted babies born alive;
    •  to pursue policies of massive government spending, high national debt, high taxation, confiscation, nationalization, and redistribution that have over the course of the past century been proven repeatedly, and in all cases without exception, to lead to disastrous consequences; and
    • to stifle and choke a struggling economy with new taxes, wasteful deficit spending, dangerous subprime lending requirements, and unreasonably burdensome regulations when people are out of work. ––

    Such a consistent pattern of injurious behavior against the basic human goods of life, friendship, work, and integrity is evidence of madness. Or, if not madness, then of criminality and secret hatred and betrayal.

    There may be some subjective good that results from such actions, meaning that these acts are deemed good by the particular individual who performs them. To take one or two simple examples: Nerobama may experience personal satisfaction from insulting the British, because by doing so he takes secret revenge against the British for suppression of the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya. Similarly, he may take personal satisfaction from isolating Israel and humiliating its leader, because he secretly hates the Jews, wishes to see them suffer, and hopes that they may be harmed by their Islamic terrorist enemies.

    Rationality, however, demands that he pursue what is really good, what is objectively good as understood by all reasonable and impartial people, and not just what feels good to him, not what satisfies his personal prejudices. Rationality would require him to act openly with integrity, to maintain friendly relations with allies, to admit that his insults and betrayals are destructive of life, friendship, and integrity, to admit his mistake, and take steps to make amends and correct it by reestablishing friendship with the British and Israelis.

    But instead he insults and injures them again and again and again.

    He consistently makes bad choices. With him it is a chronic condition. Indeed, it seems as though the satisfaction of his prejudices, his spite, and his malice through the wounding or destruction of others has been his manifest, deliberate policy. It is something unprecedented in the American experience. It is his singular contribution to modern statecraft. It is what I have called “the Obama Doctrine.”

    Clearly Nerobama is not the rational sort of man who makes occasional mistakes, admits those mistakes, mends his ways, and makes amends. Instead, he is the other sort of man. He is a madman. Or, on the other hand, he is a criminal traitor and secret enemy to America.

    • proreason says:

      Interesting, Petronius.

      We are dealing with a ruler who places his own opinion above 70% or 85% of the country. The world hasn’t seen such a narcissist since Mao died.

      There is no question Obamy would argue stenuously against many of your premises. He would say that the country is evil, that it has been controlled by evil racists and that it must be deconstructed before he can rebuild it in a more just manner.

      There is such a fundamental difference between what he thinks and what 70% of the country thinks that there is no possiblitity of compromise. Personally, I agree with you that by our standards, he is mad. Whether he is clinically insane or not, I don’t know. The key is probably whether he is even capable of seeing anything other than his own view. If he isn’t, then he is certainly mad.

      The only way he can possible continue his reign is by lying, misdirection and intimidation.

      You illustrate in ways differently than I have been saying how serious is the situation the country finds itself in. When he does the things in your extensive list, and those things are strongly objected to, yet he simply doubles down on them over and over again, anybody who values the way of life in this country has to ask himself what is going on.

      This is NOT a gentle nudging of the country towards European style socialism. The people who argue that inanity are a major problem themselves. After 18 months of this, the pattern is perfectly clear. There is virtually nothing about the United States that meets this person’s approval.

      He hates us and he has dedicated his life to destroying our way of life. The hatred is so extreme that he certainly would kill us if he could do so and retain his power. WE are Obama’s “Jewish problem”.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:


    • Steve says:

      Petronius, you have described “the Obama Doctrine” perfectly.


  5. Mithrandir says:

    It’s the “Quick-send-$5-$10-or-as-much-as-you-can-to-stop-the-Democrats/Republicans-from-doing-this!”

    1. Democrats control Congress and the White House, they can enact whatever they want, whenever they want without Republican support. Sending money is a SCAM!

    2. Republicans can’t stop ANYTHING. So, sending money to them is a SCAM!

    However, that doesn’t stop them from gaining money from whatever crisis they invent. It’s almost as if Democrats and Republicans make crazy bills when the coffers get a little low, so people send money to reverse it. They are helping each other out.

    Democracy is EXPENSIVE. We always have to make people do something, or prevent people from doing something. We can’t trust that they will ethically do the right thing on their own, we have to pay for that.

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