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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 6:51 pm 
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Rally to boost Bam's bold reform moves
Sunday, April 19th 2009, 1:17 AM

The usual crusty, mostly Republican fat cats and their acolytes have wasted no time in describing President Obama's bold moves as acts of "class warfare."

Former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and conservative think tanks such as the Heritage Foundation, among others, have done their best to scare people with their talk of an Obama "class war" and his "socialist" tendencies.

But for the majority of Americans, the President's actions are bold steps toward a more just and prosperous nation.

With that in mind, organized labor, immigrant groups and community leaders plan to rally on May 1 at Madison Square Park in Manhattan to support the President's commitment to fixing the contentious immigration issue this year, and at the same time demand comprehensive health care and the passage of the Employee Free Choice Act.

Rally organizers believe that these three pieces of legislation are important not only to their constituents, but to the entire nation.

The May Day rally's announcement - and an invitation to all New Yorkers to participate - came last Monday on the steps of City Hall.

"Now more than ever, people need real solutions to our nation's problems," said Héctor Figueroa of Local 32BJ and a rally organizer.

The chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.) - who is attending the Fifth Summit of the Americas in Trinidad and Tobago with the President - signaled her support by standing with the rally leaders at City Hall.

"While skeptics may use the economic crisis as a reason to delay other reforms, we know that the most bold and creative reforms have always come out of crisis times," said Chung-Wha Hong, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition.

Last Thursday, to the surprise of many "pundits" and "insiders," the White House confirmed that President Obama will get the immigration reform ball rolling during his first year in office.

"On behalf of Make the Road New York's 5,200 immigrant members, we were happy to read that the White House is looking to start the debate this year," said Javier Valdés, the group's deputy director.

The President also has expressed support for the Employee Free Choice Act, a bill that would make it easier for workers to unionize. The legislation would help restore balance in employer-worker relations and raise the standard of living of thousands of middle-class Americans, supporters say.

Comprehensive health care reform is one of the main goals of President Obama. He has cited the "crushing cost" of health care and said reforms must be enacted this year. "We can no longer afford to put health care reform on hold," he said.

These are very tough times. And they demand bold solutions.

Fair and rational immigration reform, affordable and comprehensive health care and the restoration of workers' rights that the Employee Free Choice Act would provide are part of those bold solutions.

President Obama's vision and courage in proposing them, and working to have them enacted against tremendous odds, should be actively supported.

"We say to the President that the best next step in economic stimulus is supporting working families with what they need the most to do their part - and that's bringing them out of the shadows of the underground economy, giving them health care and a voice at their job," Hong said.

The May 1 rally will be held at 1:30 p.m. at Madison Square Park, Broadway and 23rd St., in Manhattan. Everybody is invited.




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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 8:11 pm 
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we'll see how much momemtum this gets

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 9:21 pm 
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Since it is Manhattan, it will attrack every liberal out there -- and trust me, there are plenty in Manhattan!! The more important item to notice is the media treatment.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 19, 2009 10:53 pm 
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Wasn't there a huge rally last year?

It will probably get loads of coverage.

Kinda like the tax rallies did on the MSM.....


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:40 am 
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Well Obama's plea to his campaign email list to go knock on doors to get people to pledge to support his budget never made any news that I saw.

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On April 1, 2009, hundreds of thousands of pledges from Organizing For America supporters were delivered to Congress. Supporters from all across the country signed the pledges in support of President Obama's budget.



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Interesting date they chose to deliver the signatures...


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:54 am 
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I'm all for immigration reform, but what is Obama planning to do? Do these rally people know?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:08 am 
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Last Thursday, to the surprise of many "pundits" and "insiders," the White House confirmed that President Obama will get the immigration reform ball rolling during his first year in office.


This is no surprise really. Immigration reform from these people means they are going to work to legalize illegals asap to consolidate their hold on federal power. They know full well that unless they bring in such bought-off support, they will be on their way out beginning in 2010. If these efforts succeed, then our country may well be lost.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:14 am 
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Was this an article in the New York Daily News? I do not know, but presume they are quite liberal...

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The usual crusty, mostly Republican fat cats and their acolytes have wasted no time in describing President Obama's bold moves as acts of "class warfare."

Former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and conservative think tanks such as the Heritage Foundation, among others, have done their best to scare people with their talk of an Obama "class war" and his "socialist" tendencies.

But for the majority of Americans, the President's actions are bold steps toward a more just and prosperous nation.

With that in mind, organized labor, immigrant groups and community leaders plan to rally on May 1 at Madison Square Park in Manhattan to support the President's commitment to fixing the contentious immigration issue this year, and at the same time demand comprehensive health care and the passage of the Employee Free Choice Act.


Whoa, what a bias! I immediately distrust reporting like this, which begins characterizing people without fact:
~ "usual"
~ "crusty"
~ "Mostly Republican"
~ "fat cats"

What do any of these words really mean? Especially when used to characterize Gov. Huckabee. Where do they come up with any idea that he is "usual, crusty, mostly Republican, or a fat cat?" This is, if not purposely dishonest reporting, certainly laden with bias before it starts.

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"But for the majority of Americans, the President's actions are bold steps toward a more just and prosperous nation."

There are millions worried that his "bold actions" will bankrupt our nation!

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With that in mind, organized labor, immigrant groups and community leaders plan to rally on May 1 at Madison Square Park in Manhattan to support the President's commitment to fixing the contentious immigration issue this year, and at the same time demand comprehensive health care and the passage of the Employee Free Choice Act.


Be prepared, folks: Organized labor, immigrant groups and "community leaders" are going to be coming after your wallets some more, rallying to take more tax dollars in a "demand" for comprehensive health care and the Employee Free Choice Act. The latter is not "free choice" for anyone (another misuse of the word "choice"). It is a choice for the power of unions, but not for the freedom of workers to vote, and certainly not the choice of business owners to maintain profitable businesses.

It really irritates me how newpapers go along with the "rhetoric" of liberal bias and try to call it news or accurate reporting. Cut the blather and speak the truth! Quit using meaningless adjectives meant to stir discontent, and quit attaching the names of conservatives to them. Please represent the viewpoints of Gov. Huckabee fairly. I know this will fall on their deaf ears. But it makes me feel better to point these biases out. A little.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:45 am 
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Last Thursday, to the surprise of many "pundits" and "insiders," the White House confirmed that President Obama will get the immigration reform ball rolling during his first year in office.


This is no surprise really. Immigration reform from these people means they are going to work to legalize illegals asap to consolidate their hold on federal power. They know full well that unless they bring in such bought-off support, they will be on their way out beginning in 2010. If these efforts succeed, then our country may well be lost.


If this happens it will be almost impossible to reverse -- like the abortion issue. I am so glad that the internet and FOX makes us aware that we aren't each on our own little island in midst of all this craziness. I'm sure you can tell by my comments that I am not very politically-minded, but I know that there are those out there (many of you) who have the initiative and the ability to be aggressive in tackling these things. I will do what I can to become involved as I see things that I can do.


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Whoa, what a bias! I immediately distrust reporting like this, which begins characterizing people without fact:
~ "usual"
~ "crusty"
~ "Mostly Republican"
~ "fat cats"

What do any of these words really mean? Especially when used to characterize Gov. Huckabee. Where do they come up with any idea that he is "usual, crusty, mostly Republican, or a fat cat?" This is, if not purposely dishonest reporting, certainly laden with bias before it starts.


Even though I don't like the tone of the article in it's description of the Republican party or Huck, it is a positive, in my opinion, that HE is the one named here. It clearly puts him at the helm of the Republican Party and we need more articles naming him.


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Even though I don't like the tone of the article in it's description of the Republican party or Huck, it is a positive, in my opinion, that HE is the one named here. It clearly puts him at the helm of the Republican Party and we need more articles naming him.


Very interesting point, I agree when I look on it in that method.

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I did some searching for a quote by Mike referring to a "class war" but could find nothing. I think the author made that up? What classes do they think are at war?


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Although the people in the video may be, to put it nicely, sheeple, they are doing what we (conservatives) need to do. We need to become more involved. We need to get out and make a case. Don't assume that others will go out and do it for you. Do it yourself. While we may not agree with what the message of those people are, if we do nothing to counteract them, then how are our representatives to know how we really feel? Emails are good, but a petition drive like what they did would be more effective. Conservatives have not been out manned in the last several years, but instead have been outworked. I know most of us on here are VERY busy, but are we too busy to help shape the direction of our country?

As a very wise man once said, "You be the somebody, you do the something."

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