From:   grimwomyn <>
Sent time:   Monday, September 26, 2011 5:34:45 AM
Subject:   SPAM-MED: Re: [september17discuss] Sept.24 WOW! Obama calls people, especially African Americans, into the streets


On Sun, Sep 25, 2011 at 10:35 PM, Gabriel Johnson <> wrote:
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.