From:   Gabriel Johnson <>
Sent time:   Sunday, September 25, 2011 8:35:14 PM
Subject:   SPAM-MED: Re: [september17discuss] Sept.24 WOW! Obama calls people, especially African Americans, into the streets

Health care reform?


In any event, let's not turn this into just an Obama-bashing session.

I am certainly hella disappointed in him, but he hasn't been the main

driver toward the current screwed-up state we're in. Let's focus

instead on organizing our stuff, and calling for change on the issues;

the force we're fighting is much bigger than the President.




On Sun, Sep 25, 2011 at 8:23 PM, Doug Singsen <> wrote:

> This is such utter hypocrisy from Obama. He has spent his entire

> administration and all his political energy protecting Wall Street and the

> rich, privatizing education and attacking teachers, continuing and extending

> the wars and occupations and the attack on civil liberties, and doing as

> little as possible to create jobs, fight racism or protect people facing

> foreclosures. This is simply a diversion designed to mobilize people behind

> him as we enter election season and divert attention from the long list of

> his failures. We should not take this bait and see him as our ally: he has

> proven with his actions that he is not.


> Doug S


> On Sun, Sep 25, 2011 at 10:41 AM, Jackie DiSalvo <>

> wrote:


>> WOW!  This, as Obama reminded his audience, is how the 60s started and

>> succeeded.




>> Speaking before the Congressional Black Congress Pres Obama just called on

>> African-Americans (who officially are said to be at 17% unemployment with

>> 40% African-American children in poverty) “to press on,” saying “I’m going

>> to press on: for jobs, for equality, for the sake of our children, for all

>> those families that are struggling, I expect all of you to march with me and

>> press on;  take off your bedroom slippers, put on your marching shoes; stop

>> complaining; stop grumbling, stop crying; we are going to press on. When you

>> say at a time when the top 1/10 of 1% has seen their income go up 4 or 5

>> times over the last 20 years & folks at the bottom have seen their income

>> decline and you want them to pay more, give me a break.  They say that’s

>> class warfare. If asking a billionaire to pay the same tax rate as a janitor

>> makes me a warrior for the working class, I wear that as a badge of honor.

>> He hit all the issues of ordinary people: unequal tax burdens, jobs,  cuts

>> in social programs, education, access to college, crumbling infrastructure,

>> accessible health care, loss of homes to mortgage foreclosures, privileges

>> of corporations, oil companies. He said, they may say we’re crazy, but

>> “that’s the good kind of crazy that says you can’t stop marching; you can’t

>> stop”




>> We should sign petition asking him to acknowledge Occupy Wall Street and

>> we should reach out to the African American community.