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You and I know the trouble this country is in. A small group of super-rich, viciously right-wing fanatics, organized by the utterly vile Karl Rove--perhaps the biggest cancer on our whole political system--is going to throw ONE BILLION DOLLARS in Hate Obama propaganda into the 2012 campaign. They don't intend to out-debate us.

They intend to shout us down.

Serious times call for serious measures.

Hear me out, my beloved fellow Kossacks. And see what serious measure I am proposing.

Daily Kos has somewhere north of 360,000 subscribers, but I'm addressing this appeal to the hardcore members of the site. What I am proposing will take the active participation of 10,000 truly committed members. It is a huge challenge I am throwing out to myself, and to 10,000 others.

I WILL TRY TO PERSUADE TEN PEOPLE TO CONTRIBUTE $1,000 TO PRESIDENT  OBAMA'S CAMPAIGN.

This is over and above the wonderful stream of $5, $10, and $20 contributions that have done so much to bolster Democratic campaigns. That stream needs to continue. But the worst reactionaries in America are trying to buy this nation out from under us.

They intend to impose a corporate dictatorship. They will try to smash organized labor to pieces once and for all. They will allow an unregulated Wall Street/Banking sector to run wild. They will gut the environmental laws. They will weaken or even eliminate the workplace safety laws. They will ship even more jobs to China and India while keeping pay and benefits in the U.S. as low as possible.

They will strip the average men and women of this country of all means of legally fighting back against them.

And they have the money to do it. Don't kid yourself.

We could lose this thing. You and I both know it.

So, the Daily Kos SuperPAC will be needed. I am calling on the most dedicated, most devoted members of our community to take bold action.

I do not pretend this will be easy.

I know it's a lot to ask. But I'm asking it anyway.

If we succeed, and 10,000 Kossacks can get 10 people apiece to contribute $1000 to Obama, the outcome will be dramatic:

ONE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS TO FIGHT BACK AGAINST KOCH, ADELSON, ROVE, AND ALL THE REST OF THE PEOPLE WHO ARE TRYING TO SUBJUGATE AMERICA TO THEIR PERVERTED WILL.

I am, pledging TODAY to raise $10,000 for Obama.

I am not blind to the President's faults. But when I see a pathological liar like Mitt Romney within striking distance of winning, I MUST act. A Romney Presidency, buttressed by a Tea Party-owned Congress and a right-wing court system, will mean the death knell for our country's future.

Will you join in?

I know it's hard.

Anything worthwhile is.

I believe in us.

I believe in you.

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