March 17, 2009

Gov. Mark Sanford (R-SC) on Defensive in Fight Over Stimulus Dollars


The online activism against Gov. Mark Sanford continued today.

Hundreds of phone calls are streaming into Governor Sanford's office this week from angry citizens decrying his plan to reject desperately needed funds from the federal stimulus bill. More than 600 calls were made to the Governor on Monday by members of ColorOfChange.org, the nation's largest online African American advocacy group, demanding that he accept the full amount of federal stimulus funding intended to buoy his struggling state's economy. The calls continue today.

Sanford's office was put on the defensive, with callers reporting that aides struggled to explain the Governor's decision in light of its likely effect on South Carolina's education system. They seemed unaware that Sanford's rejection of stimulus funds could lead to thousands of teachers losing their jobs.

Have you made the call to Gov. Sanford's office yet?

4 comments:

Eddie G. Griffin said...

We must continue to put up the pressure. Unemployment benefits are running out on some.

MacDaddy said...

This gimmick by Sandford to get himself in the pocket of right-wing Republican and put himself at the top of Presidential hopefuls for the GOP is backfiring. He'll have to come up with some excuse for caving in to all those irate phone calls.

BTW: I'm starting a new series tomorrow over at daddyBstrong.blospot.com about how lessons to survive crises and this economic downturn. Come check it out. Blessings.

teamowens313 said...

Sanford ought to be kicked upside the head. As much trouble as his state is in and he decides he wants to make a political point at the expense of all the struggling people in South Carolina. If he's so keen on causing folks to lose their jobs, why doesn't he lose his? I'm sure South Carolina would be much better served by his absence.

Villager said...

Eddie - Pressure is important. We also should continue to use our blogs to keep our readers aware and informed...

MacDaddy - I look forward to seeing your series. I agree with you that Mark Sanford is a wingnut without any national standing...

Keith - I defer to the people of South Carolina on who they choose to elect. White folks must love the guy. How else does he remain in office?