President Obama’s pre-election support of oxymoronic “clean coal” had deeply troubled me, but his inauguration speech convinced me that all Heaven was to break loose nationwide. The relief over believing that conviction corruption was finally going to be addressed was so overwhelming that I cried like a baby in public, something I seldom do even in private. It did not thrill me that a local newspaper photographer captured the moment.
The presidential emailed acknowledgments of my correspondence are increasing in frequency, still purveying “transparency” tripe (below).
When President Bush was in office, I could and frequently did email the White House directly, keeping track of correspondence to Bush as easily as I did correspondence to friends. President Obama has a convenient-only-to-him web form, as transparent as a concrete wall.
I haven’t the energy to list all of Obama’s betrayals, so I’ll list those of the last 24 hours; two “No, we can’t” responses to Official White House Petitions that had met the requisite number of signatures for an Official Response – “Free Bradley Manning, the accused Wikieleaks whistleblower” was non-answered with “Why We Can’t Comment on Bradley Manning,” and “Grant Clemency to Native American activist Leonard Peltier without delay” was non-answered with “Why We Can’t Comment on Leonard Peltier.”
No one likes to have their time wasted. President Obama should have had the common decency to say that his Official Responses would be slow, dogmatic and insultingly regressive, beyond ridiculous.
Manning and Peltier are political prisoners; Manning is being isolated and abused by our military, Peltier is being isolated and abused by our federal prison system. Isolating and abusing human beings is unlawful, and the executive branch of our government is obliged to enforce our laws, including international human rights treaties that we signed.
I’m not going to waste more of my time filling in President Obama’s web form to write the obvious … “We Can’t” enforce laws for Manning and Peltier is a blatant lie; “I Won’t” enforce laws for Manning and Peltier is the cold-blooded truth.
Date: November 19, 2011 5:32:05 AM EST
Subject: Message Notification
Thank you for your message. On behalf of President Obama, we
appreciate hearing from you. The President has promised the
most transparent administration in history, and we are committed
to listening to and responding to you.
In order to better handle the millions of electronic messages
we are receiving and respond more quickly, we have implemented a
new contact form on our website:
Please note that this web form has replaced
firstname.lastname@example.org. That email address is no longer
monitored, so we encourage you to resubmit your message
through the link above. Thank you for using the web form and
helping us improve communications with you.
The Presidential Correspondence Team