Obama Responds to OPSEC Video

Earlier this week, I posted the new OPSEC video, Dishonorable Disclosures, on this blog. At the time I posted it, the number of views was 304 on YouTube. It’s now nearing 1 million views, so I guess the Obama campaign noticed.

They decided to trot out none other than John Kerry to refute the charges made in the video via email:

Friend –

It’s easy to look at the attacks, smears, and lies being told about President Obama and his record and say, “Come on, that’s ridiculous. No one could possibly believe that.”

Trust me: You and I learned the hard way eight years ago this August that in the new world we’re living in — one with 24-hour news cycles, the internet, blogs, the echo chamber, and now the new Citizens United-fueled Republican money machine — even completely baseless attacks can stick if people don’t call them out quickly enough. No matter how self-evidently false the attacks are, or how disreputable the people telling them may be, there’s no attack that can’t take hold.
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In bed with the devil…

This story came across my radar screen and I believe it’s something EVERYONE needs to be aware of. John Kerry is planning on taking a vote in his Senate committee to pass the UN Convention on Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

From Maggie’s Notebook comes this:

Senator John Kerry (D-Mass), after being told to stuff his Law of the Sea Treaty (at least for this year), has announced he WILL pass the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) by July 26, 2012. Obama signed the Treaty in 2009. Now it has to make it out of Kerry’s Committee, which is a given, and then must pass a two-thirds vote in the Senate. If Democrats, with the help of some Republicans, pull this off, it will be the “first time the U.S. has ratified a treaty that substantially impacts domestic law.”
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