Bob Basso (Thomas Paine) was NOT summoned to the White House. Here is his open letter to the selected resident.
UPDATE: 4/11/09 New Video From Thomas Paine:
The 21st century Thomas Paine, Bob Basso, has been summoned to the White House by the Usurper-In-Charge, “to discuss the disturbing nature of the videos.” Common sense and a free republic have become “disturbing”? You have to give Bambi credit for seeing someone that can steamroll his fascist conversion of our country when he sees it. Bob Basso may not be the “leader” that Americans are looking for right now, but he definitely is the voice.
I have a feeling that silencing Dr. Bob Basso is going to be a little harder to do than making a deal with the Republican Party to get into the WH.
From World Net Daily:
The man who created two phenomenally successful “We The People” YouTube videos urging Americans to stand up against Congress and reclaim their republic now – or perhaps lose it forever – reportedly has been summoned to the White House by President Obama to discuss the subject matter of the short films.
Bob Basso, who posts videos under the name funbobbasso on YouTube, has created videos in which he portrays Thomas Paine, author of the “Common Sense” pamphlet that made the case for independence during the American Revolution.
Basso, whose website offers his services as a motivational speaker, uses the YouTube presentations to condemn “non-representing representatives” and warns, “Only when they feel the almighty wrath of ‘We The People’ marching in the streets from California to New York shouting ‘We’re mad as hell and we want our country back’ will they get the message they work for you.”
He was scheduled this week to appear on the “Jerry Doyle Show” when he told the radio host that Obama had personally invited him to meet in the White House “to discuss the disturbing nature of the videos.”
According to a spokesman for Doyle’s show, at the time when Basso was supposed to be calling in for the show, he was unavailable. Basso reached the show several hours later, explaining he had been flooded by media calls and literally was unable to call out.
The result, the spokesman said, was that Basso promised to provide Doyle with the first exclusive interview after he meets with Obama, provided the invitation still stands after the was leaked to the press.
The spokesman said information about the meeting has not been made public, and show producers are waiting to see what develops. A WND message left for Basso was not immediately returned.
The Doyle show reaches about 3 million listeners each week, according to Talkers Magazine, and is the fastest growing show in Talk Radio Enterprises’ history with more than 240 stations
In his second video, which has been seen more than 1.1 million times, Basso challenges people to let Congress know their displeasure by sending tea bags.
He criticizes Congress for approving the “largest spending bill in history without reading it” and criticizes American citizens, because “you did nothing.”
He raises the issue of billions of dollars for benefits for illegal aliens, the exportation of U.S. jobs overseas and others.
“Wake up, America. While you were playing with the toys of your consumer wealth, you lost much more than your bloated economy of living beyond your means. You lost your representative democracy. Your servants have become your masters. Taxation without representation is tyranny,” he said.
Ladies and Gentlemen, some common sense for your consideration.
A special thank you to a reader, Kathy, for dropping the link and stating “Maybe he can explain the Constitution to the White House.” I am thinking that we ALL are going to have to do that.