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National rally to thank Obama for ending war draws 10 people.
12-18-2011, 12:28 AM
Post: #1
National rally to thank Obama for ending war draws 10 people.
I think this is the right place to post this, since it originated with David Swanson, via an e-mail from a friend with some commentary.
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How can an any fairly decent and intelligent Democrat offer a reason why the Democrats will not contest Obama with a more decent person as a candidate from their party rather than to offer this obscene propaganda?
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How can we hope to hold off the Republicans and to regain some decency in our governance and advance the cause for peace with such as this in our campaign kit?
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Misrepresentations may save some political skins for awhile, but ultimately will make the inevitable change much more difficult, and perhaps bloody. The truth will surface, and when it does, I fear for the fate of those who lack the brains or the morals to be persuaded by such as this rally and all the other treacherous propaganda.
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C'mon Dems, primary this guy and give us anti-Republicans a chance to vote for a candidate who speaks the truth, is not indentured to Greed Inc, who is a champion of peace, and is a person we can take some pride in.
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....Rafe Pilgrim

In a message dated 12/17/2011 2:22:17 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, marilyn.upnorth@gmail.com writes:



From: David Swanson
Sent: Saturday, December 17, 2011 9:51 AM
To: ufpj-activist
Subject: [ufpj-activist] National Pro-Obama Peace Rally Turns Up Crowd of 10

Chicago Rally to Thank Obama for Supposedly Ending War in Iraq Turns Up 30 Speakers and 10 Audience Members
By David Swanson
http://warisacrime.org/node/60258

Obama promised to make ending the war in Iraq his first act in office. Then he did what he could to avoid ending it. Forced by Bush and Maliki and the Iraqis to remove troops, he's keeping troops nearby and filling bases with mercenaries, while expanding ground and drone wars around the region and claiming the power to make war anywhere he likes, including having already done so in Libya. Nonetheless a hearty band of Obama-Right-Or-Wrongers planned a rally in Chicago to praise the president for . . . well, for something or other.

The rally was sponsored by Marilyn Katz and Carl Davidson and "Chicagoans Against War in Iraq," and was promoted as a big national event. I heard about the planning here in Virginia. Among the 30 speakers were the president of the Cook County Board Toni Preckwinkle, Alderman Joe Moore, and Tom Hayden. But an email report I've just been forwarded says the audience was "5-10," and "Dozens and dozens of prepared placards that said 'yes we can' were in a box, untouched."

Meanwhile, "In opposition, holding placards, were some 15 or more from March 19th Anti-War Coalition, Occupy Chicago, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Albany Park, North Park, Mayfair Neighbors for Peace and Justice, and others. The placards included slogans "The U.S. War on Iraq is NOT Over" "Obama Does Mot Deserve Praise," "Obama is Continuing Illegal & Unjust Wars," "Obama Is Threatening Iran and Syria," "Free Bradley Manning," "No War on Iran," "Orambo," "There Is Nothing to Celebrate" and others. Hundreds of leaflets from the March 19th Anti-War Coalition entitled "The Government is NOT bringing all U.S. troops home or ending its wars against Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, or its threats against Iran and Syria and elsewhere" were distributed to passersby as well as those at the rally."
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David Swanson is the author of "When the World Outlawed War," "War Is A Lie" and "Daybreak: Undoing the Imperial Presidency and Forming a More Perfect Union." He blogs at http://davidswanson.org and http://warisacrime.org and works for the online activist organization http://rootsaction.org

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12-18-2011, 04:01 AM (This post was last modified: 12-18-2011 04:06 AM by cornermouse.)
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RE: National rally to thank Obama for ending war draws 10 people.
Was Rahm there?

They're now saying they had a press conference which just happened to have placards waiting for the reporters to wave around? Yeah. Right.
Rofl
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12-18-2011, 05:59 AM
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RE: National rally to thank Obama for ending war draws 10 people.
(12-18-2011 04:01 AM)cornermouse Wrote:  Was Rahm there?

They're now saying they had a press conference which just happened to have placards waiting for the reporters to wave around? Yeah. Right.
Rofl


Hayden has been a part of the system, he's lost his way, and become one of them. The Tom Hayden of the '60s and '70s would never have fallen for this shit.

He was on Countdown the other night. Did you see that nose? H could guide Santa's sleigh. A lot of scotch went into building that W.C. Fields honker!
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12-18-2011, 08:23 AM (This post was last modified: 12-18-2011 08:24 AM by ima_sinnic.)
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RE: National rally to thank Obama for ending war draws 10 people.
wow -- his support rallies have fallen to the level of freeper rallies for GWB -- remember the jokes about how many porta-potties needed for one of their "rallies"? Well, it's appropriate, since zero and his Jonestown followers are basically freepers.

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12-18-2011, 11:29 AM
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RE: National rally to thank Obama for ending war draws 10 people.
That's "President Zero", please; otherwise, you are unintentionally slandering innocent and productive zeros everywhere.

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(12-18-2011 08:23 AM)ima_sinnic Wrote:  wow -- his support rallies have fallen to the level of freeper rallies for GWB -- remember the jokes about how many porta-potties needed for one of their "rallies"? Well, it's appropriate, since zero and his Jonestown followers are basically freepers.

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12-18-2011, 11:42 AM
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RE: National rally to thank Obama for ending war draws 10 people.
Bertman, you're right, and I apologize to guiltless zeros everywhere, but I usually avoid dignifying that mess with the respectable title of "President". Smile
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