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Wed Apr 10, 2013, 02:15 AM

You can be sure of one thing....

Obama is not oblivious to the sentiments being expressed at DU or the Daily Kos about Social Security Insurance payments. He is totally into the 21st century and he has staff reading everything that is posted online in virtually every forum available.

I can't accept his being so cold to people after what he campaigned on. So, if you're reading this for the Prez, please ask him one question for us....


We know you are aware of all this.

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world wide wally Apr 2013 OP
Summer Hathaway Apr 2013 #1
merrily Apr 2013 #2
bemildred Apr 2013 #3
calimary Apr 2013 #4
Liberal_Stalwart71 Apr 2013 #5

Response to world wide wally (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2013, 02:33 AM

1. If the President's staff is indeed reading this

I have only one thing to say to them:

"The opinions expressed by many posters on DemocraticUnderground are not representative of the Democratic Party as a whole, individual members of said Party and/or supporters of the President, or those who spend their time actually participating in the Party and helping it achieve its goals - as opposed to posting their complaints on a message board."

I had a laugh while posting this - knowing that if the prez's staff are searching the internet for the opinions of real Democrats, DU would probably be the last place they'd look.

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Response to Summer Hathaway (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 10, 2013, 01:03 PM

2. "Real Democrats" is funny, too.

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Response to merrily (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 10, 2013, 01:26 PM

3. Yeah, we are "fake democrats", but our money is still good. nt

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Response to bemildred (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 10, 2013, 02:19 PM

4. Bingo. They may not care about what we want, per se.

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BUT THEY DO CARE ABOUT DONATIONS!!!!!! They sure want our money. How 'bout we tie our contributions to what we want the recipients to do for us - IN EXCHANGE FOR those contributions?

One person calling up Heidi Heitkamp and reading her staffer the riot act for her cavalier dismissal of any restrictions to wanton access to guns, as she did on that one Sunday show several weeks ago, won't have any impact. Negligible. Carries no weight.

But how 'bout if 20 or 30 people call in? How 'bout if it's 20 or 30 people AN HOUR? How 'bout if it's 200 or 300? If they keep hearing this, they're going to be FORCED to pay attention.

Just look at what's happening in Washington. How the momentum has switched, the easy talking point flipped yesterday from "it's a lost cause" to "GOP filibuster threat falling part." That did not happen without a huge public outcry.

They operate on the presumption that "if they think YOU don't care, THEY WON'T, EITHER!!!" If they're suddenly confronted with an avalanche of people who damn well DO care, that changes their tune, pretty quickly.

Once Saturday mail delivery was on death row. Now, there's a reprieve. Do you think that happened out of thin air? Or some magic somewhere? NO! There were commercial campaigns, email and phone call campaigns, public lobbying, a public outcry. Suddenly the cutback is gone. If Congress hadn't heard enough complaints, NOTHING would have gotten done.

As I said in an earlier thread - I called Heidi Heitcamp's office (using one of the TOLL FREE Capitol Hill switchboard numbers like you can find in my sig line below) and told them of my disapproval after she went on some Sunday show and cavalierly dismissed the whole idea of restricting wanton access to any damn gun you feel like you have some right to own. So I called. And I stated that - YEAH I know she represents North Dakota and I'm a Californian. Understood. But she sure as hell didn't mine taking my California money when she was running for office. I HELPED HER GET IN THERE. I PAID SO SHE COULD WIN. MY CALIFORNIA CONTRIBUTION helped her win!!! And now, whether she likes it or not, SHE OWES ME. Or else, I WON'T be back. And she can get her campaign contributions from somebody else - because it won't be coming from me anymore.

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Response to world wide wally (Original post)

Wed Apr 10, 2013, 02:39 PM

5. Exactly! But I think the president knows exactly what's going on. He's not stupid and too many


people here on DU and the so-called "professional left" think he is. I believe that the president knows what he's up against; he knows what he's doing.

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