Thursday, August 23, 2007

Fwd: Hey Democrats: Throw the Bums Out

From: Jonathan Prince, Edwards for President <>
Date: Aug 23, 2007 1:16 PM
Subject: Hey Democrats: Throw the Bums Out
To: greensmile

John Edwards '08

Enough is Enough. Sign the Petition Dear Greensmile,

If anyone had any doubt what this election is about, they won't after hearing what John Edwards said this morning:

"It is caution versus courage. Old versus new. Calculation versus principle. It is the establishment elite versus the American people.

"Instead of serving the people and the nation, too many play the parlor game of Washington— trading favors and campaign money, influencing votes and compromising legislation. It's a game that never ends, but every American knows — it's time to end the game."

You know he's right — you've seen the lobbyists throwing cash at the politicians. You've heard the politicians walk away from their easy promises. But nobody calls them on it — because go-along-to-get-along is the rule in Washington, D.C.

Well, John Edwards is calling them on it right now, and they hate it. So they're coming after him with everything they've got.

When insiders from both parties are personally attacking John Edwards, you can bet on one thing — he's making waves, and the establishment doesn't like it when you rock their boat.

But here's the thing — it's not their boat. It's ours.

So join our call to take our democracy back and fix the broken system in Washington — sign our petition today, and send a powerful message to the Democratic Party.

Enough is enough — it's time to tell the big corporations and the lobbyists who have been running things for too long that their time is over. It's time to challenge politicians to put the American people's interests ahead of their own calculated political interests, to look the lobbyists in the eye and just say no.

John's right — we don't need to wait for Congress or the president. We can reform our party today.

Two weeks ago, he called on all Democrats to reject contributions from federal lobbyists. He repeated that challenge today.

We can reform our party and truly be the party of the people. And we can expose for all time who the Republicans in Washington are really working for.

Join our campaign to fix this broken system in Washington, D.C. and show America exactly whose side we're on — add your voice to our petition today.

The American people deserve to know that their presidency is not for sale, the Lincoln Bedroom is not for rent, and lobbyist money can no longer influence policy in the House or the Senate.

We need real change in America — universal health care, a halt to global warming and an end to the war in Iraq — but to get that change we have to fix the broken system in Washington.

As John said earlier today, "We cannot triangulate our way to real change; we cannot compromise our way to real change. But we can lead to real change. And with your help, we can start today."

This is what it means to be a Democrat. Not baby steps or happy talk — but to stand, up, be counted, and fight with everything we've got for what we believe.

So join us today — and thanks for everything you do.


--Jonathan Prince
Deputy Campaign Manager
August 23, 2007

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Sunday, August 5, 2007

One presidential candidate is already doing what Bush SHOULD

......Fire Gonzales

Dear friend,

Today, we need your help to send a message to insiders like George Bush's Attorney General Alberto Gonzales who have no respect for the rule of law, our rights and freedoms, or the Constitution.

Gonzales, the man who helped enable torture at Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo, and illegal spying on Americans, is now facing a possible perjury investigation for lying to Congress.

President Bush may be incapable of admitting when he makes a mistake (yes, too many to count)—but you and I and the American people still have the power to tell Gonzales that it is time to go!

Add your name to our message to Gonzales today.

We have a simple message to deliver to Gonzales:

Remember the Constitution that you were sworn to uphold?

Remember what this country stands for?

Remember the laws you were supposed to defend?

If you do, then do what is right—just once—and resign.

But then again, maybe it has been so long since Gonzales read the Constitution that he forgot what this great document says.

Well, let's remind him.

For every signature we collect (and this is where friends and family become very helpful), we will send Gonzales a copy of the Constitution. You can even add a special message like:

"Do the right thing for once - resign."
"What will it take for you to resign?"
"I believe perjury is against the law."

Add whatever reasonable note you think could make him do what is right.

But here's the best part—with your help, we can send Gonzales a really BIG message.

If we gather over 25,000 signatures online, we're not just going to mail them.

We're going to put them at the bottom of the largest copy of the Constitution you have ever seen, and deliver it straight to Gonzales' office at the Robert F. Kennedy Justice Department building in Washington, D.C..

How big a copy of the Constitution? Big. Really big.

And maybe—just maybe, when he sees that Constitution with all of your signatures, Gonzales will remember that his job is not to protect George Bush—it is to protect the rights and freedoms of the American people.

And maybe—just maybe, if enough of us speak out he will once—just once—do what is right, and resign. No matter what he does, history will record that at this critical moment you and I took a stand. And we're going to keep standing up for what is right when our nation needs us—because that's what this campaign is all about.

So if you want to join the fight for real change, then please add your name right now and help send Gonzales a message he will never forget.

Thank you,

-- Joe Trippi
Publish Post
Monday, July 30th, 2007

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