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  •  You might consider writing him a letter. (1+ / 0-)
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    Not saying it would do any good, but I'm certain he can't read your mind, and it's very likely he doesn't read every diary here.  ;-)

    •  I think stronger action is warranted (0+ / 0-)

      And I don't think I'm the only one.

      You can't change the world without conflict. -- Markos

      by ZAPatty on Fri Aug 10, 2012 at 12:31:47 AM PDT

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      •  Ok, so you might consider staging a protest. (2+ / 0-)
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        Frisbeetarian, The Hamlet

        Either way is fine.  Even open and flagrant civil disobedience is easily justified in times such as these.

        As one of those green leftist types whose views have been routinely ignored and denigrated by both the President himself and a larger progressive community more concerned with winning an election than actually being progressive, I do feel your pain.

        •  don't waste your time; diarist is playing... (3+ / 0-)
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          emidesu, rockhound, Lost and Found

          .... a psychosocial game known as "Why don't you? Yes but."

          Your move is to say "why don't you do X?"

          Diarist's move is to say "yes, but...." and provide some excuse for not going it.

          Repeat endlessly until one person or the other throws up their hands and walks away.

          Better to not play in the first place.  

          "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

          by G2geek on Fri Aug 10, 2012 at 07:22:42 AM PDT

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      •  Nobody disagrees (9+ / 0-)

        March, protest, you name it. The more the better.

        But vote. Intelligently, responsibly, maturely. Use the tools at your disposal to produce improvement, rather than to fail at producing perfection.

      •  Ummm... (4+ / 0-)
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        labwitchy, elmo, Lost and Found, Cedwyn

        But you are advocating INACTION. How very "brave" of you.

        FREEDOM ISN'T FREE: That's why we pay taxes. I Had A Thought

        by mole333 on Fri Aug 10, 2012 at 05:24:21 AM PDT

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        •  No, I'm advocating direct action (0+ / 0-)

          to pressure Obama to do the right thing.  BEFORE the election, when we have some hope of being heard.

          You can't change the world without conflict. -- Markos

          by ZAPatty on Fri Aug 10, 2012 at 10:19:56 AM PDT

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          •  Funny... (2+ / 0-)
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            aliasalias, Lost and Found

            I don't see that in your diary. All I see is you saying you won't vote. Perhaps if you really WERE advocating something positive rather than what seems like smug laziness people would react better.

            FREEDOM ISN'T FREE: That's why we pay taxes. I Had A Thought

            by mole333 on Fri Aug 10, 2012 at 12:38:14 PM PDT

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            •  You must have missed this part (1+ / 0-)
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              If President Obama does not initiate prosecutions of Goldman Sachs and the other criminals on Wall Street who looted our country, I will not vote.  I have voted in every Presidential Election since 1972, but I won't be voting in this one if he doesn't publicly direct the Justice Department and the SEC to prosecute.

              You can't change the world without conflict. -- Markos

              by ZAPatty on Fri Aug 10, 2012 at 12:54:25 PM PDT

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          •  how about people signing this petition to get (0+ / 0-)

            Obama to pull his coal advocacy ad?
            http://act.credoaction.com/...

            And right now we need leadership from President Obama to overturn a decision by his campaign to run radio ads in Ohio which promote coal and incredibly actually criticize Mitt Romney for saying (when he was a different person, in 2003) that the pollution from coal plants kills people.1

             The reality is that Romney's campaign is being buoyed by a massive injection of cash from fossil fuel polluters like the Koch brothers. And he's pulling his pro-coal talking points straight from the Tea Party. So an ad suggesting that President Obama is more coal-loving than Romney isn't just cynical, it's misleading.

            Tell the Obama campaign: Drop your cynical pro-coal ad.
            The ad reflects clear political pressure President Obama is feeling in swing states like Ohio.

             But is the Obama campaign actually misguided enough to think that anyone whose number one issue is promoting dirty coal would also be misguided enough to vote for Obama instead of Romney?

            without the ants the rainforest dies

            by aliasalias on Fri Aug 10, 2012 at 02:44:04 PM PDT

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      •  And witholding your vote... (1+ / 0-)
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        Lost and Found

        ...gets that done how?

      •  stronger action like ummm..... footstompin and (0+ / 0-)

        breathe holding?

         btw whether YOU vote or not you ARE supporting a candidate... by NOT voting you just don't get get an actual direct voice in who gets elected is all.

        "You've got to be an optimist to be a Democrat, and a humorist to stay one" - Will Rogers

        by KnotIookin on Fri Aug 10, 2012 at 08:46:43 AM PDT

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