Someone who can only be considered a paid liar for the DNC by the name of Tom McMahon sent out a fund raising letter on behalf of Barack Obama and the DNC that is nothing short of being an out and out lie, inviting Democrats to "the first truly open Democratic Convention in a generation".
It was interesting that the DNC and Obama chose to use the key words that are in every Denver Group ad calling for "an open convention:" But in reality Obama and the DNC are inviting people to an open convention in much the same way they stood up for Florida and Michigan when it came to fulfilling democratic principles. And Obama wants an open convention the same way he kept his campaign promises of "every vote must count" and "voices must be heard" when it came to seating Florida and Michigan.
First the Fowler letter and now this. It seems there are no depths to which Obama and the DNC will not sink and no lie too shameless.
What the DNC deserves is a barrage of calls and letters demanding a true open convention since they have decided to use the term to dishonestly try and raise money unless of course they are willing to truly have an open convention which means only one thing -- Senator Clinton's name in nomination. If they don't have that truly open convention, or if Senator Obama is still the choice of super delegates after all his dishonesty, then they deserve one other thing -- the worst defeat in history of the party which Clinton supporters can accomplish if they refuse to vote for Obama. That will purge the party of all the dishonest players that seems to have taken over the party. They need to know it's going to be one or the other. Either way Clinton supporters will win.
Below is a copy of the blatantly dishonest letter being sent to Democratic party members. They deserve a response but maybe not the one they were hoping for. Below the letter is the Denver Group's response issued in a press release.
Dear ________ -- One month from today, more than 75,000 Americans will join Barack Obama at the first truly open Democratic National Convention in a generation. If you make a donation in any amount before midnight this Thursday, July 31st, you could join Barack backstage before he accepts the Democratic nomination. Watch this short video invitation from Barack and make a donation of $5 or more today: https://donate.barackobama.com/backstagednc This year, the convention will be built around the participation of ordinary Americans. Democrats like you are opening up the political process like never before, and it is a bold and exciting time for our party. Free tickets to the convention will be available soon. But if you make a donation in any amount by Thursday, July 31st, you and a guest could be flown to Denver, spend a couple of nights in a hotel, participate in the convention, and then go Backstage with Barack before the big event.
Watch Barack's invitation and make a donation of $5 or more today to be part of this extraordinary opportunity: https://donate.barackobama.com/backstagednc Your donation will not only support our party, but will build our 50-state strategy to secure victories up and down the ballot in November.
Tom McMahon Executive Director Democratic National Committee
If you do not wish to make a donation, you can still be selected to join Barack at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. Learn more here . Paid for and authorized by the Democratic National Committee, http://www.democrats.org/ .
This is the response issued in a press release from the Denver Group.
A statement was issued today on behalf of Barack Obama regarding what he is calling an invitation to "the first truly open Democratic National Convention in a generation". This statement is in fact blatantly untrue. The very fact that this statement parrots an invitation coming from Barack Obama himself is proof that this is willfully untrue.
A 'truly open convention" is not something that can be offered by Barack Obama . It is not something he has any control over. A "truly open convention" is something that is dictated by democratic principles and Democratic rules, not Barack Obama and not as a cheap pitch to dishonestly use the concept of an open convention to try and squeeze $5 out of unsuspecting Democratic supporters.
But if Barack Obama wants to really mean what he says, we welcome his support for "the first truly open Democratic National Convention in a generation" which will mean that Senator Clinton's name will be placed in nomination according to Democratic Party rules and that super delegates will have the opportunity to vote for either candidate as the rules dictate. It also means that Barack Obama is acknowledging that he is not the Democratic candidate for President and that there will not be an official nominee until the roll call vote August 27 in which both he and Senator Clinton will have their names in nomination and at which time super delegates will cast their votes to decide the nominee.This is what "a truly open Democratic National Convention" means and only means.
We are glad Barack Obama seems to understand that there is such a thing as a "truly open Democratic Convention". When he acknowledges what it really means, not what he tries to make it mean, then we will look forward to his statement of support for our efforts to secure that.