Much was made of President Obama's massive email/Internet list that he collected on the way to a huge presidential victory in November. Many said in the political world that this would be a great tool for him to use the grassroots and the WEB to help him continue his extraordinary run and to push through his policies after the disastrous Bush years. Well, Obama has based much of the success of his Presidency on the economic stimulus plan that he's trying to get passed through Congress with his big bipartisan outreach plan to Republicans.
So far Republicans in the House have spit in his face as usual and not one member of the Republican HOUSE voted for Obama's plan. Like rats running back to their sewers after making pit stops made of cheese on cable TV, I say again, Not One Republican in the House voted with him. And after he went to Capital Hill himself to reach out his hand to show a real commitment to his bipartisan stance during the campaign.
I have a question for the Obama staff. Why was the Democratic Party so miserable in trying to explain your stimulus plan to the American people when the mass media finally gave them some air time? Why did you let the messaging get away from you? Why wasn't this LIST immediately implemented to take the lead on the messaging of his economic plan? Don't you think it's a little late to remember that this LIST existed?
President Barack Obama Monday called on millions of backers to lobby friends and neighbors on his stimulus plan, in an early sign of how he may use his formidable campaign machine in government.
The president told his army of supporters that "the economic crisis is growing more serious every day, and the time for action has come" as the Senate took up an 888 billion dollar version of his recovery package.
"It's not enough for this bill to simply pass Congress. Americans need to know how it will affect their lives," Obama wrote in the message, addressed "Dear Friend."
The blogosphere can put the media on notice to try and stop them from using Republican talking points when discussing the plan, but why wait till now? The David Broders will never criticize Republican behavior and only blame you so please get it together.