Shoes for Barack
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liberals (poster's word) Obots! We have, in fact, "gotten to work"; this post is part of our work. And if the Ds want our votes, they should, but won't, take a lesson from 2010, where we did our work too, and stop sucking! Is that so hard to understand? So go shoot some other messenger, why donchya? Hey, how's card check coming? And the "shut the fuck up" is so 2008! Can't you move on? Then again, the video shows Our Beloved Leader just outright lying on the campaign trail, so I guess STFU is probably about the only tactic that has a chance of success... UPDATE The more I consider that post, the odder it seems. I mean, the Obots threw people like us out of their party in 2008, so why are they even worried about doing a takedown of a tiny, non-D blog that everybody hates and nobody reads? Unless.... Could it be that more people are kissing the Ds goodbye? --lambert]
Barack Obama, Nov 2007 (h/t):
And understand this: If American workers are being denied their right to organize and collectively bargain when I’m in the White House, I will put on a comfortable pair of shoes myself, I’ll will walk on that picket line with you as President of the United States of America. Because workers deserve to know that somebody is standing in their corner.
The quote starts at about 15:40 into the video, and originally I was going to post a clip of just those 20 seconds or so, but there's a lot more in this speech to hold him accountable for [at a later date], so here's the whole enchilada.
The first I ever heard of Method [#21] Delivering symbolic objects, was from NTodd's anti-war blog, Pax Americana, where he mailed spines to Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. That was absolutely the coolest protest idea I'd ever seen.
I propose we deliver shoes to the President.
Here's the contact form for the White House. My suggestion would be to just c&p the quote from the top of this post, and add a link to some comfortable shoes. It turns out there's a site called called most-comfortable-shoes.com, here's a link to their men's walking shoes. Or maybe you'd rather send a picture, here's a link to some free clip art. These are just suggestions, you can think up your own idea for comfortable shoes to link to.
2. Post cards
You can make your own, y'know. Buy a pack of post cards blanks wherever you buy your printer paper, follow the instructions, and bingo! you're ready to mail them.
I'd suggest a picture of some comfortable-looking shoes on the front of the card, with that quote on the left-hand side of the back of your card, and the address of the White House on the right-hand side of the back of your card, but please do feel free to improve on this.
An address and some free clip art for you:
President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
3. The Real Thing
You could always mail him some real shoes, call up a local DC cab company or delivery service and have them deliver some shoes to the President, or if you're in the area, deliver them yourself. Do come back and tell us about it if you do that last one. I'd really like to hear about it, or better yet, see the video!