From the Washington Examiner:
The Obama campaign has launched its “For All” campaign, encouraging supporters to take pictures of themselves with their hands on their hearts and a note explaining why they support President Obama.
Actress Jessica Alba uses the Pledge of Allegiance as an example of the campaign in an email to supporters.
“Growing up, my classmates and I started every day with a ritual: We’d stand up, put our right hand over our hearts, and say the Pledge of Allegiance,” explains Alba. “To me, that gesture was a promise. A promise to be involved and engaged in this country’s future. A promise to work for liberty and justice — and for affordable education, health care, and equality — for all.”
Alba joins Hollywood actresses Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson by photographing herself with her hand on her heart pledging to vote for Obama.
Taking a pledge to vote (ostensibly for Obama) is not cool, it’s not cute and it’s not hip. It’s undemocratic but we suppose that’s the point. It’s downright creepy but totally in keeping with a voting bloc that went completely nuts when three people were water-boarded during the Bush administration but support a President who granted himself the power to indefinitely detain U.S. citizens without cause and who casually dials-up drone strikes because he can’t be bothered with the messy business of intelligence-gathering.
It’s also the same voting bloc that sees no contradiction in supporting a civilian trial for Club Gitmo detainees but doesn’t bat an eye when the President and Attorney General tells us not to worry because people like Khalid Sheik Mohammed would never see the light of day even if he were convicted.
This is all not the result of “active participation”. It’s all good, you see, because it’s our guy.
Hooray, our guy!