Just made my 1st donation to Barack Obama 2012—got a mug & dog leash.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Sep 26, 2011
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When faced with uncertainty, chaos—early and decisive action is the difference between loss and victory.

Redford votes with me out of loyalty…but secretly I know he’s a Republican (allllways wearing Red).

The mug is silly, but I want a mug sitting around for years to come, and drinking morning coffee is among the best moments in my day, so I look forward to drinking out of a mug that is itself Made in the USA (I usually buy pottery mugs, to support local artisans).

Donate here, if so inspired—early support means a great deal, and the alternative is…crazy at worst, scary at best.

Note: elephant is a bipartisan publication. We’re down with moderates of all stripes, we like a lot of what Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman have got to say…but, overall, no surprise, we lean left. I’m a huge Obama fan, which doesn’t mean I don’t think critically about issues and his role in them. That said, I think the left (like the Tea Party) needs to find a way to support critically, construcively, isntead of tearing down whenever we’re unhappy, we need to give him the support he needs to do things we want, like close Guantanamo—which goes against the fundamental principles of our Constitutio (Love it or hate it, that’s why President Bush put it there, so the prisoners wouldn’t have US rights of a fair, timely trial).



About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


6 Responses to “Just made my 1st donation to Barack Obama 2012—got a mug & dog leash.”

  1. adventuryes says:

    dogs for the most part don't know the difference between a good owner and a bad owner….hmmmmm…so you really support a politician who sends his supporters dog leashes? no thanks.

  2. It takes a long time to clean up 8 years worth of crap…Obama will get my vote this time around too. the alternatives are (mostly) horrifying! I don't get the comment about dogs not knowing the difference between a good owner and a bad owner? That is ridiculous! Is that you Rick Perry?

  3. Tiffany says:

    Haha, quite possible that it is! I agree, it takes longer than 3 years to do a complete 180 on the economy, and those who believe otherwise are just daft. Not to mention it's not up to one man to make the decisions — Congress is where your anger should be directed. Obama got my vote once, he will again– you gave the man who created the deficit 8 years, why not the guy who is trying to clean it up?

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  6. art says:

    He used allot of political clout to get his health care bill passed. I don't agree with all of it, but I really respect him for having the courage to tackle the issue. Lesser politicians (Hilary when she was 1st lady, Ted Kennedy in the 80's) backed down in response to weakening polls. George Bush used his clout to start a war with Iraq. I think he should be in jail for the way he lied to us all, but I believe he thought he would make the world a better place. History will be the judge.