Since Thursday, 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 while the President was out of the country, his advisers did some "soul searching" about the election and came up with this brilliant insight, according to the Washington Post:
"They think he must forge partnerships with Republicans on key issues and make noticeable progress on his oft-repeated campaign pledge to change the ways of Washington."ARE YOU KIDDING??? Proposing compromise with the current cast of 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.
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.
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.
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."
-- Adam Green, Stephanie Taylor, Forrest Brown, Michael Snook, and the PCCC team