Progressives Against Obama? Yes, It’s For Real.
Who ever thought that we would see the day when progressive voters would organize against the presidential campaign Barack Obama? That day has arrived.
A month ago, who could have predicted that a triangulating Obama would come out in favor of George W. Bush’s faith-based initiatives scheme, the death penalty, warrantless government spying, and staying in Iraq?
So, over at Progressives Against Obama, they’re doing the only thing that makes sense: They’re encouraging voters to apply grassroots pressure to educate Barack Obama about what happens when the candidate of “hope” and “change” breaks his promises and delivers progressive voters right back into the politics of fear.
Progressives Against Obama advises,
“There is an old story about a scorpion who asks a frog for a ride across a river, assuring the frog that he would never sting him, because to do so would be to kill them both. When the frog reaches the other side with the scorpion on his back, the scorpion stings him anyway, because it is in his nature.
Progressives have seen the nature of Barack Obama. They have been stung by him already, and are not willing to carry him to victory just so that they can get stung again. Obama has broken his promises, and he no longer deserves the benefit of the doubt.
Now is the time to put serious pressure on Barack Obama. After the election, progressives will have no leverage. Now is the time to speak out, precisely because it is so inconvenient for Obama’s campaign that we do so.”