Last night, President Barack Obama made good on his threat to Eric Cantor to take his case “to the American people.”
But the people he’s counting on most are not the general public, but the small core of left-wing activists planning nationwide protests at congressional offices today.
Example would be Former “green jobs” czar Van Jones said in a column on the Huffington Post entitled: “Tuesday: Rallies Everywhere to Save the American Dream“: (TAKE NOTE OF THE TIME OF HIS POST. 11:52 AM ON THE 25TH, 9 HOURS BEFORE OBAMA'S SPEECH)
Moveon.org has sent emails to its members, asking them to demonstrate outside Republican congressional offices tomorrow:Enough is enough.Speaker Boehner’s decision last week to walk out in the middle of negotiations with President Obama was the last straw.The time has come — at long last — for America’s super-majority to stand up against the extreme, hostage-taking tactics of the Tea Party minority in Congress.Tea Party Republicans would rather shred America’s safety net and also risk tanking America’s economy than raise taxes one penny on their super-wealthy donors and corporate backers.This Tuesday at noon, everyday Americans will finally have the chance to be heard, across America, at the local offices of every member of Congress. The American Dream movement — which includes dozens of organizations and thousands of individuals who are standing up for the middle class and working class families — is calling for emergency mobilizations across the country tomorrow.
And then there is Obama referring to Republican members of Congress alone:Our only chance to move the Republicans is to make sure that the dire consequences of their actions are laid directly at their feet. So with other leaders of the American Dream movement, we’re putting out an urgent call for every patriotic American to show up outside Republican congressional offices on Tuesday at noon to deliver a crucial message: “Don’t destroy the American Dream.”
So I’m asking you all to make your voice heard. If you want a balanced approach to reducing the deficit, let your Member of Congress know. If you believe we can solve this problem through compromise, send that message.The timing here is just way too convenient to be accidental. President Obama is probably coordinating his message last night with the message that the left-wing faux grass-roots will try to broadcast around the country today, hoping to portray their well-planned efforts as a spontaneous response to Obama’s prime-time address.
To counter this, I would highly recommend you do the same with your congress representative and tell them to stand with responsibility before Obama and the Senate Dems push us all over the cliff.