Send Obama a Blank Void Check
We need to tell Obama that we want our nominee back. He has betrayed the progressive values he espoused in the Democratic Primaries.
- In the Primaries, Obama said he would filibuster any bill which included telecomm immunity. After the Primary, he not only did not fillibuster this bill, he voted for it.
- Obama's support for the farming lobby by subsidizing ethanol which drives up corn prices and isn't a path to sustainable development, and is probably more harmful to the environment than it is beneficial.
- Although he expressed support for the Faith-Based Initiative in the Primaries, he did not mention his desire to decrease the separation of church and state and increase the national debt by expanding the Faith-Based Intitiative. Under Bush, isn't this just a kickback for religious supporters?
- After endorsing the public financing system, Obama abandoned it and claimed that he was abandoning it for the same reasons he originally supported it. This isn't necessarily a bad move as long as most of his contributions are coming from citizens, rather than from corporations, but this double-talk betrayed his seemingly honest disposition during the campaign. We want an honest President, not another liar.
Obama needs to know that his behavior is going to hit him in the pocket book. He is supposedly counting on progressives to make his general campaign well funded like his record-breaking primary campaign was. Let him know that we don't appreciate his betrayal of progressive values. Send his campaign a voided check (instructions
) with a note explaining that this would have been a campaign contribution if he didn't betray his supposed progressive values.
Mail your VOIDed check and note to:
Obama for America
P.O. Box 802798
Chicago, IL 60680