Thursday, January 14, 2010

What Would Bush Have Done?

I know Obama is far from perfect, but this response makes me proud of my President again.
He’d just gotten off the phone with Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Chilean President Michelle Bachelet to talk about rescue and relief efforts after the Haitian earthquake. A larger meeting in the Situation Room is scheduled for 7:15 pm EST.

“I expect a full report at 7:15,” the president told his team, according to NSS chief of staff Denis McDonough. “I want to know why it is we’re doing what we are -- and why it is we’re not doing more.”
This is why we voted for him. Also seeing on Twitter that Michelle Obama is going to be cutting a PSA today, asking people to help. And the Red Cross texting for donations campaign raised $1 million* in the last 24 hours. Makes me proud to be an American. (* Updates now saying between $2-3 million)

[More posts daily at The Detroit News]

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Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Even some of the gooniest of right wing goons are offended by Limbaugh's cynical denial that we need to do anything for Haiti. We remain a country with a big heart, even though a very short memory goes with it.

If some of those big hearts were to learn how much of a part the US has played in impoverishing Haiti and keeping it poor and oppressed, they might not forget all about this in a few months.

10:35:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

They don't want to learn that stuff though because then they would have to refine their POV. Sad really.

2:34:00 PM  
Blogger rockync said...

I thought the texting campaign was a stroke of brilliance.

11:24:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

It raised a ton of money for sure Rocky.

1:03:00 PM  

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