Why does the President of the United States keep ignoring the base that got him elected in the first place?
Because he can.
You’re not going to vote Republican. You’re just not. Palin, Huckabee, Pawlenty…..they’re all horrible disgusting candidates who make Obama seem like the gold standard. They can ignore you, because at the end of the day you’re not gonna vote against him.
And as long as this is the case, all of our issues will be ignored for Obama to keep trying to bring his post partisan dream to the front.
There is only one way to change the math here. Attacking Congress doesn’t work, we’ve been trying it for years. But it doesn’t matter because the Progressives have always and will always fold. They’ll vote for Stupak if it means getting the boss his beloved "W", and so they did. FDL wants to keep trying this method, and so we should, but it’s not going to work at the end of the day.
Progressives have no spine.
But there is hope, there is one sure fire way to make sure Obama no longer ignores the Progressive base that he owes his job to.
We primary challenge him.
It’s not unheard of, it’s happened in the Democratic primary multiple times. RFK did it to LBJ because he knew Vietnam was going to be a horror. And here we are, making the same mistake in Afghanistan.
My personal Choice would be Kucinich (Sanders is an Independent as much as I’d like him to). A few of my friends have mentioned Grayson, but he’s another spineless progressive who voted in favor of Stupak. He’s beholden to the boss, he just talks a good game.
So I say we start right now, try and draft Kucinich (and if not him we find someone else) to run against Obama. Sure it may not work, but you can be damn sure Obama won’t ever take the Progressive base for granted ever again.
Because as long as they know you’re going to vote for him anyway, they don’t have to do anything to win your vote. They can keep pissing all over you and your ideals because you’re never going to vote Republican.
We need to start right now tho. Campaigns of this sort takes huge amounts of money and time. Let us Resolve right now to give Obama a real challenge, and win lose or draw, force him to take stands on issues we can hold him to.