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Guess who got to speak to the President?

By Matt Artz
Friday, June 19th, 2009 at 5:47 pm in City Council Election.

The one and only Fazlur Khan.

After finishing last in the 2008 City Council race, Fazlur has become active in the Barrack Obama group that tries to spur citizens to rally for the president’s agenda. As part of his work, Khan got to sit in on a conference call with Obama about the health care reform effort.

He said Obama was very passionate.

Now Khan is trying to mobilize. Click where it says to click for details

The Details

PRESIDENT OBAMA’S HEALTH CARE PROMOTION (National Health Care Day of Service)
Dear Community Leaders,

You have displayed a passion and vission for the Health Care Plan Of President Obama on the June 06th with your valuable participation, ideas, indepth discussions and support to take forward the plan to your neighbor and friends.

Now is the time to mobilize the whole community
to support neighbor to neighbor and block by block.Therefore it is decided by the community leaders we should distribute MASSIVE FLYERS TO THE PEOPLE AT MALLS AND SHOPPING PLAZAS AND EDUCATE AND SELL THEM THE PLAN FOR OVERWHELMING SUPPORT.
Therefore we will meet on June 27, 2009 at FOOD MAXX, 39441, Fremont Blvd/Walnut Ave, Fremont
at 4 P. M. and distribute the Health Care Plan Flyer at Food Maxx, Target, Hub and Safeway, Hub
from 4 P.M. to 6 P.M. and sell the plan

Thanks
Fazlur Khan
www.changeamericanetwork.org
510-623-8727

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  • http://www.alamedagop.org/ Walter, Alameda County GOP Vice Chairman

    “Fazlur has become active in the Barrack Obama group that tries to spur citizens to rally for the president’s agenda.”

    I remember the President’s agenda to be one of “change,” or at least that’s what he said during his campaign. Yet all we’ve seen is more of the same.

    What happened to bringing the troops home President Obama? Maybe Fazlur can ask him?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lt-jcS3ItRY&feature=channel_page

  • Jon Simon

    Well, Walter, Obama set a timetable in Iraq that he seems to be sticking to. Pay attention; there will be a test!

  • simple times

    Oh come on, Walter. You (most likely) wanted to invade Iraq. Isn’t it a bit disingenuous of you to attack Obama for not pulling out fast enough?

  • http://www.shahforcouncil.com Ishan Shah

    Hmmm. Walter, I am aware that troop scale back has already begun. They are being prepped for withdrawal at present. They are completing the transfer of responsibility to Iraqis, once that is completed THEN can we begin the physical leaving of the country.

    Fazlur is a very energetic person. I am aware however, that he has managed to cross a number of people. I like his enthusiasm though. Did he actually get to speak or just listen in?

  • Fremont Lifer

    Walter, the GOP is a turtle on it’s back – I recognize the signs, since the Dems have spent a good long time wandering in the wilderness. Repubs are currently bankrupt of ideas, reduced to slinging mud from the sidelines. And you left us in such GREAT shape after eight years of Bush. Thanks a lot.

    Y’all lied us into this war, this “crusade”, and now that Obama’s trying to simultaneously get the economy out of the Bush depression, reform health care, close Gitmo, keep the American car industry out of bankruptcy, encourage volunteerism and green energy, and generally get the country back on track, all you can do after just six months in office is criticize because it takes some time to untangle the Gordian knot that George left in Iraq? That’s why everybody knows you’re just the “party of no”.

    Obama’s not perfect, but he’s the one who won. Since you’ve proved that you can’t lead, either follow or get out of the way.

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  • Marty

    People, focus on the points of unity. For example, Democrat or Republican, we’re all fans of trickle down economics now.

  • http://www.alamedagop.org/ Walter, Alameda County GOP Vice Chairman

    Hello everyone. It seems as though a response is needed to set the record straight. Please allow me to explain…

    First, although I’m a Republican, I am and have always been against the military police action in Iraq. It could be argued that a “temporary” presence in Afghanistan (prior to 9-11, when we had intel that Osama was there) would have been the right move considering he was already a wanted man, however, I would not have supported the recent $106 billion Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2009 (which the Democratic Congress passed and Pres. Obama signed) continuing business as usual overseas in the Middle East. I firmly believe that there is nothing conservative about War! I’m a conservative that supports the Constitution under Article 1 Section 8. Interventionism, and a nation building foreign policy is the wrong choice for America and tarnishes our reputation as a leader in the world. I think that we should mind our own business and focus on our problems at home. After all, it makes no sense for the American people to foot the bill to open schools in other countries, when ours are closing down at home.

    Now, let me address a few of the comments above…

    Jon Simon says, “…Obama set a timetable in Iraq that he seems to be sticking to. Pay attention; there will be a test!”

    I say, You’re about half right Jon! Pres. Obama has used similar language to what you mentioned, however, Pres. Obama was even more specific during his campaign, but hasn’t made good on his promises. Check out this video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F48P5D_-lNQ&feature=channel_page

    Notice, what Pres. Obama says at 1-min, 8-sec. He mentions the date March 31, 2009. (take notes Jon)

    Simple Times says, “…You (most likely) wanted to invade Iraq. Isn’t it a bit disingenuous of you to attack Obama for not pulling out fast enough?”

    I say, See my comments above about my personal opinion about our involvement in Iraq.

    Ishan Shah says, “I am aware that troop scale back has already begun. They are being prepped for withdrawal at present. They are completing the transfer of responsibility to Iraqis, once that is completed THEN can we begin the physical leaving of the country.”

    I say, The facts speak for themselves Ishan. Pres. Omama’s first decision in office was to order 17,000 U.S. troops to Afghanistan. If the troops are being “prepped for withdrawal,” why did we just appropriate $106 billion more for Iraq & Afghanistan? There is no mention of a phased withdrawal, prep for withdrawal, or timetable for withdrawal in the bill. And our permanent military bases suggest that we’ll be in that region for quite some time, even though we have no money to afford it. If the $106 billion was for the withdrawal effort and the bill stated that we would be out inside of six-months, that would be reasonable. Our troops would be ready for a complete withdrawal inside 3-months if they knew they were coming back home to see their families. And then we could secure the American border instead of spreading our defenses so thin.

    Fremont Lifer says, “…And you left us in such GREAT shape after eight years of Bush. Thanks a lot.”

    I say, I’m no George W. Bush supporter. In fact, in the 2004 Presidential Election, I supported Michael Badnarik of the Libertarian Party. Bush used the so-called War on Terror to justify out of control deficit spending, unconstitutional legislation such as the Patriot Act, The Military Commissions Act and the first $750 billion banker bailout, which McSame & Pres. Obama also supported. Now, Pres. Obama is using the economic crisis in the same way that Bush used the War on Terror to bring about the kind of “change” that we do not need… not now, not ever!

    Sorry so long!

  • Fremont Lifer

    The head of the local GOP trying desperately to distance himself from everything that the Republican party says it stands for. When y’all finally get tired of infighting between the evangelicals, the neocons, the pro-lifers, the dittoheads, the anti-immigrationists and the secessionists, maybe you can identify a candidate who isn’t currently either cheating on his wife or disappearing for days at a time. Good luck.

  • Marty

    I’m betting the vigor in which Gus Morrison, bbox, fremontperson and Eyescrustedshut have rushed to pamper Vinnie Bacon’s ass will be delayed in regards to Lifer’s above post.

    Next time you kids are rapidly blinking your eyes while shaking your head in disbelief at old Marty’s “personal” and “provocative” posts, just dial up Lifer’s #9.

    And, Lifer. John Edwards and Elliot Spitzer alone kind of make your argument impotent. Though I understand that to be something widely experienced by those of you who’ve been around awhile.

  • Gus Morrison

    Sorry Marty, I was sending a message to Vinnie, but you might see if it applies to you also. As Alan Sherman sang “free advice costs noting and it’s worth the price.”

  • http://www.alamedagop.org/ Walter, Alameda County GOP Vice Chairman

    I’m sorry that’s your take on what was said Fremont Lifer. The infighting within the GOP will allow the Party to re-define itself, as we attempt to separate those who believe in Liberty, from those who don’t. This process will benefit the Party in the long run. I embrace the true Republican Party platform of individual liberty, personal responsibility, limited government, a strong national defense (not offense) and balanced budgets. The problems facing the GOP, as of late, are that we have failed to live up to the conservative message.

    The difference between me and you is that I’ll call out my fellow Republican Party representatives for their faults, and I refuse to be a yes man that simply nods my head in support of what I know is wrong, however, you seem to project the principles of a Party lap-dog looking to support anybody with a “D” after their name. Way to take a stand Lifer! You should be upset with Obama too.

  • Jon Simon

    Walter, I grant that the withdrawal is too slow, but Iraq is actually showing progress. It’d be a shame to ruin it.

    And you’re just not a Republican. You’re a Libertarian. Good for you. Just don’t get your political parties mixed up.

    The Republicans lost because their messages of racial division and fear finally drove away their moderates. A purification of the Republican party, recasting it as the Libertarian/religious party, will doom it.

  • http://www.alamedagop.org/ Walter, Alameda County GOP Vice Chairman

    Okay Jon, you sound like the Pro-War-Neo-Cons in the Republican Party. The only thing missing from your “Iraq is actually showing progress. It’d be a shame to ruin it” comment is “We shouldn’t cut and run.” Next thing you know, you’ll begin calling me a “defeatist” for calling for the troops to come home.

    For the record Jon, I’m a libertarian-leaning constitutional Republican. It’s kinda like what Ronald Reagan said…

    “I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism. The basis of conservatism is a desire for less government interference or less centralized authority or more individual freedom and this is a pretty general description also of what libertarianism is.”

    Republicans lost because they didn’t live up to their message. BIG-government, No fiscal responsibility, infriging upon individual liberties, No accoutability, out of control spending, and not being responsive to the wishes of the public cost us the election in both 2006 & 2008. When our elected leaders, in the GOP, start governing like conservatives and respecting the Constitution, we will earn back the people’s trust.

  • Marty

    Gus, it’s not worthless advice. But smiling and kindly walking walking away in the heat of internet banter kind of looks like this:
    :) ………………..

    See, not very satisfying.

  • Fremont Lifer

    Republicans lost because they are the party of a declining demographic – rural, white, religious, old. Most Republicans couldn’t even stomach the guy you ran for President in the last election, and his VP choice just put the icing on the cake. Who are you going to run now? Jindal?

    It’s one thing not to live up to your message – it’s quite another not to have a message at all. And who will be delivering this message? Who speaks for the GOP these days anyway? Steele? Limbaugh? Gingrich? Walter?

    A recent poll showed that nearly 40% of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents have an unfavorable opinion of their own party. (http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/06/11/Poll-Republicans-have-sour-view-of-GOP/UPI-29021244763027/)

    Pardon my schadenfreude, but after all the crowing Newtie did around that “Contract with America” baloney back in the ’90′s, I think the Dems are entitled to relish our time in power. You know that, if McCain had won, we’d be in at least two more wars in Iran and Korea by now. Obama’s not perfect, but he’s our guy for at least four more years, God willing.

    Proud to be a party lap-dog, supporting (just about) anyone with a “D” after their name. Life-long Dem, pinko, leftie, progressive, call us what you will. Our platform, our plan, our message appealed to voters. Yours didn’t. Can’t change that.

  • Doug