February 4, 2009
-- by Dave Johnson
Chris Bowers, Open Left:: What Does Obama Want Us To Do?,
What, exactly, does President Obama want his supporters to be doing? Even though millions are still willing to take action on his behalf, the calls to action have gone completely silent.It's like Obama has gone completely insider, as if he was back in the Senate. He's starting to lose this out in the rest of the country and doesn't seem to see it. It is time to call on the PUBLIC to get involved. Is he afraid this will upset the "bipartisanship"?
There is a major leadership vacuum right now. For the past two years, there was a consistent implication that Obama's grassroots network would play some sort of role in helping President Obama govern. So far, however, they have played no role whatsoever, and been asked to play none.
. . . What does President Obama want his supporters to do? For that matter, what does President Obama want the American people to do? We are in the midst of a major crisis right now, and shown time and time again that we are willing to take action to help remedy the problem. Millions, tens of millions, of people feel incredibly frustrated, trapped even, and are unsure what to do next. While they are ready to act, someone needs to make the ask. Right now, the person to make the ask is President Obama, but he isn't doing it. What does President Obama want us to do? The silence is deafening.
Posted by Dave Johnson at February 4, 2009 10:18 AM
He wants you to
Turn your thermostat down.
Hire someone to get a $3,000 tax credit.
Tell a banker he is shameful.
Send an email to Iran or Hamas.
Send other cliches to campaign HQs
What he ought do.
Get Tax Evader Geithner to take $3.5 billion of the TARP, borrowed at 3.6% from the TBills. Immediately refinance the 35 million Fannie Freddie mortgages at 4.5% fixed rate. That will immediately put about $400 per month in the pockets of the Fannie Mortgage borrowers. We are stuck with these Barny Frank Dependency Mortgages and least minimize the number that fail. Notice that leaves a profit to the Treasury on the spread. Use the money to help some others.
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