CHICAGO (AP) - A liberal group upset over potential cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security delivered pledges Friday to President Barack Obama's national campaign headquarters threatening to pull its support.
About a dozen people representing the Progressive Change Campaign Committee delivered what they said were 200,000 pledges from people who will refuse to donate or volunteer for Obama's re-election campaign if he cuts the entitlement programs.
"It's not a question of who they're going to support for president, they're going to vote for Barack Obama. It's a question of where their time and money is going to go," spokesman T. Neil Sroka said.
Obama has been taking heat from the left over the debt ceiling negotiations, in which he has been willing to target the long-standing programs. His approach is certain to sit better with independent voters, many of whom have told pollsters they want Washington politicians to work together to solve the big problems.
http://apnews.excite.com/article/201...D9OGA1LG1.htmlWhistling past the graveyard in the dark much?slay (1000+ posts) Fri Jul-15-11 05:23 PM
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14. I do not support much of Obama's actions since he got elected
Edited on Fri Jul-15-11 05:24 PM by slay
wars, no real health care reform, tax cuts for billionaires, talks of cutting SS and medicare, etc. he does not have my vote at this point - and i don't know that there is any way i would ever trust the man again. that said - i will never vote republican and i feel fairly confidant that Obama will win in 2012. he just very well may do it without my vote. i don't like what he's done - why would i vote for it again? just cause republicans are scary? sorry, i will not be scared into voting FOR someone. any vote for Obama at this point is purely a vote AGAINST the republicans - which i am against. something to think about - but he does not have my support, i will not volunteer or donate to him like i did last time. i'll have to think long and hard about the vote.
That's the only good thing about the O.defendandprotect (1000+ posts) Fri Jul-15-11 07:54 PM
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51. Obama is effectively destroying what's left of the Democratic Party ...
though, realistically, imo women and unions hung in too long with the party
and have lost a great deal doing that -- and now have basically no leverage
with Obama and this Dem Party!!