I discovered this  website

http://protestobama.org/

and on it this letter

An Open Letter to the Left Establishment

It’s from

A Call for Active Support of Protest from Michael Moore, Norman Solomon, Katrina van den Heuvel, Michael Eric Dyson, Barbara Ehrenreich, Thomas Frank, Tom Hayden, Bill Fletcher Jr., Jesse Jackson Jr., and other high profile progressive supporters of the Obama electoral campaign.

It contains a good list of Obama’s RW actions and more interestingly

The election of Obama has not galvanized protest movements. To the contrary, it has depressed and undermined them, with the White House playing an active role in the discouragement and suppression of dissent – with disastrous consequences. The almost complete absence of protest from the left has emboldened the most right-wing elements inside and outside of the Obama administration to pursue and act on an ever more extreme agenda.

Duh, it’s why they picked a pretend D in the first place, you idiots! And you assisted them willingly, accusing the doubters of racism!

So now they hope to “reignite” what they killed

We are writing to you because you are well-known writers, bloggers and filmmakers with access to a range of old and new media, and you have in your power the capacity to help reignite the movement which brought millions onto the streets in February of 2003 but which has withered ever since. There are many thousands of progressives who follow your work closely and are waiting for a cue from you and others to act.

Much as I agree with the reasons and the need to respond, part of me can’t forget what everyone on that list did and said in 2008 when we were warning about all this.

I was in those crowds in February 2003. Now – I’ll have to think it over before I join these people in anything.


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