Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Obama: Tweet #EndThisNow

Obama is engaging in a Twitter assault on Republicans today - #EndThisNow.

This is the profile picture for Barack Obama's Twitter account. He's promoting the end of the partial government shutdown by decimating Republicans, but it could be interpreted as his call to destory the United States as we once knew it. It's a very odd image to use, but fitting.

Here's an email from Team Obama's campaign site, Organizing For Action:

Mary --

Today, we're entering week three of the government shutdown.

And, in two days, we'll be facing a full economic shutdown if Congress fails to pay our bills, sending the country into default.

A lot of Americans are outraged -- and they should be. That's why today, we're asking folks to do at least one thing to speak out.

If you're on Twitter, we're using the hashtag #EndThisNow -- tweet right now and tell Speaker Boehner to reopen the government, pay our bills, and get back to work.

You don't have to stop there -- we put together a tool so you can keep tweeting to put the pressure on. If you're struggling to put together the perfect tweet, we've got you covered with a number of ideas.

I'll be honest: I don't know what it'll take to finally get John Boehner to stand up to the Tea Party Republicans and do the right thing.

But I know that with every day that goes by -- 15 days and counting -- more and more Americans are feeling the effects of the shutdown. Economists say defaulting on our debt could send us back into a recession and destroy the hard-earned progress we've made over the past five years.

The frustration Americans are feeling is turning into exasperation and outrage -- our lawmakers in Washington need to see it. This isn't a game.

Tweet now, and keep tweeting to tell John Boehner and the Tea Party Republicans to #EndThisNow:




Jon Carson
Executive Director
Organizing for Action

P.S. -- If you're not already using Twitter, it's easy to get started -- and it's a great way to add your voice to the national conversation. Sign up now.

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Clicking on "Tweet Now" sent me directly to MY Twitter account, with this Tweet ready to send:
Hey @SpeakerBoehner: Stop the shutdown, pay the bills, and get back to the real work Americans sent you there to do. #EndThisNow
What could be easier? Get #EndThisNow to be a trending topic.

I agree with Obama. This is serious. However, we have a different perspective in terms of responsible parties.

Obama could "END THIS NOW" if he would be reasonable and work for a solution.

He's no John Kennedy. He doesn't know how to negotiate. The Cuban Missile Crisis serves as an example.

Aside from the possibility that some of Kennedy's actions may have encouraged or allowed Khrushchev to come to the decision to place nuclear missiles in Cuba in the first place, his conduct of decision making during the missile crisis was exemplary. Kenneday emphasized flexibility in the negotiations through such means as controlling the escalation of the crisis so that both sides had several options. He was careful not to act precipitously--despite the advice to attack immediately, Kennedy resisted the temptation to strike out at Castro and Khrushchev. His Executive Committee was designed to prevent one or two-strong-willed individuals from dominating the discussion and formulation of recommendations to the President. Kennedy ensured that all options, favored and unfavored, were thoughtfully scrutinized. He was careful not to back Khrushchev into a corner with no face-saving options. He insisted on negotiation rather than unilateral action.
"Negotiation rather than unilateral action."

"Face-saving options."

The fact is Obama doesn't want to accept any deals. That's clear. He wants to back his opponents into a corner.

The president of the United States wants to kill Republicans. If the country suffers, that's just unfortunate collateral damage in his game.

Obama is a terrible president and not a very good person.


This ad keeps popping up on my computer.

Can you imagine President Kennedy telling Americans to TWEET his adversaries?