If I Had My Way
Cc: Bill Domhoff - firstname.lastname@example.org
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From: Doug Skoglund - email@example.com
Date: Saturday, Dec 17, 2011
Subject: My Way LI - Because, He Can!!
On Thursday, July 10, 2008 I sent the following message to you, Glenn Greenwald:
Obviously, I was wrong about "the powers" and their "trust" of Obama. They knew who they were dealing with. But, I knew about Obama -- he couldn't then and can't now, be trusted by the rest of us.
You, of course, ignored that message, and while you have on occasion responded, the situation has not changed dramatically. I know more about those powers, thanks to Bill Domhoff -- and Barack Obama continues to run the country the way that he wants -- because, he can!!
And you, Glenn Greenwald wrote:
Condemnation of President Obama is intense, and growing, as a result of his announced intent to sign into law the indefinite detention bill embedded in the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). These denunciations come not only from the nation's leading civil liberties and human rights groups, but also from the pro-Obama New York Times Editorial Page, which today has a scathing Editorial describing Obama's stance as "a complete political cave-in, one that reinforces the impression of a fumbling presidency" and lamenting that "the bill has so many other objectionable aspects that we can't go into them all," as well as from vocal Obama supporters such as Andrew Sullivan, who wrote yesterday that this episode is "another sign that his campaign pledge to be vigilant about civil liberties in the war on terror was a lie." In damage control mode, White-House-allied groups are now trying to ride to the rescue with attacks on the ACLU and dismissive belittling of the bill's dangers.
And why is Obama behaving this way?? Because, He Can!! And he aims to prove it!!
Do you NOT get the message?? Elect Obama in 2012 and there will be no election in 2016 -- It could happen -- because , he can!!
To be continued (I Hope)
Doug Skoglund firstname.lastname@example.org
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