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Obama -- are you KIDDING??

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  • White House Gives In On Bush Tax Cuts
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  • Proposing compromise with the current Republicans is like getting punched in the face repeatedly and then proposing that "both sides" stop punching each other in the face.
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  • A Lame and Spineless Duck?
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Adam Green, BoldProgressives.org

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Since Thursday (Nov 11), over 100,000 people joined our campaign telling President Obama to "fight, don't cave" on tax cuts. The Washington Post, MSNBC, and others have covered our petition's progress.

But the Post also reports that while the President was out of the country, his advisers did some "soul searching" and decided that Obama must focus more on "forging partnerships with Republicans."

ARE YOU KIDDING??? Proposing compromise with the current Republicans is like getting punched in the face repeatedly and then proposing that "both sides" stop punching each other in the face.

Tell President Obama that Americans want him to START FIGHTING on issues like ending the Bush tax cuts for millionaires -- and Democrats will keep losing if he keeps caving. Sign the petition here.

Then, share this email with others.

Let's be clear: Republican leaders have zero interest in compromise. None. Zilch. Nada. "Bipartisanship" to them means Democrats vote for Republican ideas. Obama and his advisers need to understand that.

Even when the overwhelming majority of Americans supported the public option, not a single Republican leader said they'd consider voting for it. Instead, they called Obama a "socialist" for supporting the will of the people -- and Obama never fought back or rallied their constituents against them.

The American people don't want Obama to "compromise" just for the sake of compromising. And they certainly don't support cutting Social Security to pay for tax cuts for millionaires.

When Obama is right and Republicans are wrong, Americans want their President to fight and win.

Join 100,000 others in telling President Obama to "fight, not cave" on ending the Bush tax cuts for millionaires. Click here -- then, share with others.

The AFL-CIO and Democracy for America have joined us in calling for one vote on tax cuts -- for the middle class, not the rich -- and DARING Republicans to vote no.

Working together, we'll push Democratic leaders until they finally fight for "change we can believe in."

Thanks for being a bold progressive.

Related:

White House Gives In On Bush Tax Cuts, Howard Fineman and Sam Stein, Huffington Post
President Barack Obama's top adviser suggested to The Huffington Post late Wednesday that the administration is ready to accept an across-the-board, temporary continuation of steep Bush-era tax cuts, including those for the wealthiest taxpayers.

A Lame and Spineless Duck? E.J. Dionne, Jr., TruthDig.com
Imagine a Congress still controlled by Democrats passing an extension of the Bush tax cuts for millionaires but leaving the unemployed out in the cold. If this happens, laugh out loud the next time a Democrat claims to be on the side of working people.