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Friends, I'm noticing a change in what I feel I need to do. Watching, as I do, the political scene, I am more and more dismayed by the rhetoric and tactics of those whose primary purpose is to drive President Obama out of office.
I do not agree with those who shrug and write it off as "politics as usual." I do not agree that "both sides are equally to blame." I do not subscribe to the argument I hear frequently from Republicans and echoed slavishly in the media, that Obama's campaign is dirty politics while Romney's is nothing but defense against the onslaught. As Senator Harry Reid was finally moved to say the other day, 'Poppycock!"
It becomes clearer by the day that Republicans have no wish to engage on an even playing field. I believe they know that they will lose, if common sense, decency and reason prevail. So moneyed interests and well-funded propaganda are poised to seize the White House and everything else they can grab, and they are in a powerful position to achieve their goals.
I can't sit by and do nothing. Perhaps I should be manning phone banks, joining fund-raising drive, pounding the streets. Perhaps I'll do that as election day grows closer. In the meantime, I'm asking those who follow what I write to support my efforts on the small platform that I have: the blog. Please join me on Vote Obama 2012. Please comment, send valuable links, write an opinion piece for me to post--or collaborate as a contributor yourself. I can set that up.
In the meantime, I might well be posting less frequently on The Buddha Diaries. We can't just let this happen!