This is a comment I left at Politics Plus.
But this brings up another issue. I’ve been as guilty as everyone else in jumping on the bandwagon to criticize Obama over something that seemingly wasn’t true. I even put up that petition from Bold Progress. I don’t know if Gibbs has hoofing mouth disease or what, but I sure would like to find a way to “check it out” before I jump. I also think outfits like Bold Progress and Move On should be a little more careful before sending out petitions until they know absolutely for sure that the situation is as they say it is.I'd like to add that there are far too many falsehoods flying around these days and I think we need to be very diligent before we, in this case "I", go off on a tangent. It really is up to us to ferret out the truth and double check it.
I used to feel very strongly that signing these petitions was my little way of letting my voice be heard. But I don't want to be a party to false attacks. (I just received another one from CREDO).
Email From Bold Progress:
EMERGENCY PETITION TO PRESIDENT OBAMA:
"President Obama, ARE YOU KIDDING? Democrats lost in 2010 because they caved instead of fighting on popular progressive issues. Americans strongly oppose more tax cuts for millionaires and nearly a trillion in new debt. If you don't fight on this issue, Democrats may lose even more seats in 2012 - and possibly even the White House."
Not the best but you can add your own words. Please do so.