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Tuesday: Ohm’s law- how will you resist?

Two of our most passionate resistors, Patsy and Sugar, have been resisting since Clinton was still in the race.  These two African-American women have taken a lot of $#&@ for their principled stance against Obama.

Patsy and Sugar have a blogtalkradio show called Our View on Thursday evening’s at 9:00PM EST on NQR.  Highly recommended.  In the most recent segment, they talk about how they see Obama as passing as black and adopting habits that identify himself with African American culture to the point of being absurd.  They had a good laugh over Obama’s preferred cigarettes, Newports in a box.  It sounds like he’s trying too hard.  Patsy relates a story about being stuck in a conversation with two middle aged African American ladies who assumed she was an Obama supporter and read her the riot act before she had a chance to respond.  There is trouble in paradise for Obama, it seems.  Resistance is starting to build in the African American bloc as well.

What’s maddening about many of Obama’s African American supporters  is that they can’t seem to get beyond the glamour of him breaking through the color barrier to see that Obama and his buddy, Donna Brazile, have already thrown them under the bus.  African Americans are part of the “old coalition’ of the Democratic party.  Just like the elderly, the poor, women and the GBLT community, the ‘old coalition’ still needs the support of government for either protection of their basic civil rights to making sure Social Security and Medicare is still solvent.  The Whole Foods Nation can climb higher on Maslow’s Pyramid of Needs on their way to self-actualization.  The rest of us still have to work extra hard to meet our basic needs.  Obama is sitting pretty near the top of the pyramid, which is why Patsy and Sugar see his attempts to look more black as laughable.

Patsy and Sugar have made some amazing videos.  Patsy explained it all a couple of weeks ago and said all that any former Clintonista had to say about why she wasn’t supporting Obama.  It doesn’t get much clearer.  And yesterday, Sugar posted this video on her blog Sugarnspice from a brother who tells us why there won’t be rioting in the street:

I think he might be slightly off on this one.  There may well be rioting in those communities that have broken out in the past, like in certain portions of LA.  But for the vast majority of African Americans, they’re busy.  They’ve got jobs an families and can’t be bothered with all the destruction that follows a riot.  But for the Obama campaign to start a whisper campaign spreading that rumor, well, that would be offensive to me as an African American.  Why wouldn’t the African American community behave in the same way that women behaved after the suppression of Clinton’s votes?  Why wouldn’t it be just as effective for them to organize, do online protesting, make plans for reform of the party and other acts of non-violent civil disobedience?  We’ve had African American leaders of real stature, such as Martin Luther King and Jesse Jackson, who have been inspirational for many people who grew up in the 60’s and 70’s.  You can get things done without ripping up your neighborhood and looting from your neighbors.

Maybe Obama would know that if he actually spent some time getting to know his most loyal constituents instead of just exploiting them.

And here is a new poll:

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Denver, here we come! Fundraiser continued…

Last night, we kicked off the weekend fundraiser to cover the costs of the PUMA HQ and Media Center in Denver.  Our goal is to raise $10,000 by Sunday evening.

Friends, we’ve gotten this far on a shoe string. None of us do it for the money, although the fame and glory would be pretty cool.  We are working people, soccer moms, retired, students.  In other words, we are just average people who have a single common goal: self-determination.  We want our voices heard.  We entrusted our delegates and superdelegates with our votes and now we expect them to honor that trust and vote as we instructed them to do in the primaries.  We want them to give us the best presidential ticket for the fall so we can beat the Republicans and unfortunately, that doesn’t include Barack Obama in the number one spot (*hint, hint*, SDs.  There *is* a way out of this mess.).

So, if you want to help us, if you want to join us, if you want others to bask in the reflection of your fame, or infamy, as the case may be, put your money where your votes are and help us take back our country.  Help us with our virtual outreach through the PUMA media center.  Help us with our (wo)man on the street activities to peacefully spread the word, one voter at a time.  Help us make our Beautifhul Protest and Rise event (yes, we have a permit) a thing to remember.  Make this a convention one where the grassroots fire ignites and spreads to every home in America.  Let them know that People United Mean Action.

You can contribute here to help PUMAPac. Or, if you want to direct your money specifically to the coalition, you can use this link to donate to JustSayNoDeal. If you make a contribution, put your location and amount in the comments section here and maybe Carol, our fundraising whip can keep a running total.  PUMAPac’s goal for today is $4000.00.  Hmmm, I can see an inter blog rivalry.  I challenge Alegre’s Corner to out raise us!

BTW, if your checkbook is empty but your ink jet printer is not, take Murphy’s advice and use this weekend to spread the word in your town.  There is an action center where you can print flyers, business cards and other nifty stuff.  This kind of contribution helps get our message out beyond the web.  You can find the action center here.

And I’d like to thank those of you who have contributed to Gary and Mawm’s RV Adventure fund to Denver.  Every tank of gas helps so much.  If you’d like to buy a couple of gallons for Gary and Mawm, use the PayPal button below.  Thanks again for your support.

Tune in tonight on NQR for another edition of Meet Me in Denver with Darragh Murphy and friends for the latest updates and details on our plans.  That starts at 9:00PM EST on blogtalkradio.

Meet Me in Denver with Murphy on Tonight!

Set your crystal radio set, transistor radio, batchannel or livestream (depending on your decade) to Meet Me in Denver with Darragh Murphy and Friends tonight at 9:00 PM EST on NQR.  John West and Michell of the 300 Delegates will be her guests.  Get updated on the plans for Denver and call in to express your opinio- and I know you’ve got one.