Archive for January 2nd, 2010

Not Just An ATM

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No, Obama realized that the grassroots can be used for far more than just raising money. Unfortunately, the emphasis is still on the word “used”, as his relationship with Organizing For America is decidedly one-way – he’s quite happy to use them as ground troops to win elections or sell whatever watered-down compromise he’s made with Republicans or Conservadems (although he doesn’t seem to use OFA very effectively to pressure those Republicans or Conservadems to give any ground), but he has nothing but contempt for what the progressive base might want from him, like showing strong leadership and holding his ground on any of the issues he campaigned on.

Obama is not trying to empower the progressive grassroots; he’s trying to co-opt them.

(Graphic by Superpoop)

5 comments January 2nd, 2010 at 02:39pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Obama,Politics


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