I have a spy who receives emails from BarackObama.com, sent by a guy named Mitch Stewart. This group calls themselves "Organizing for America."
From 6 Feb 2010: We're incredibly close. But too many in Washington are now saying that we should delay or give up on reform entirely. So we need to make it crystal clear that Americans understand the stakes for our economy and our lives, and that we want action. The email suggests that people get involved: write a letter to their local paper; post "this note" on Facebook [heh--believe me, Mitch, nobody I know on facebook gives a flying flip about politics]. Mitch tells his email buddies that they're in the fight of their lives to "pass real reform. . . . As President Obama reminded us all in his State of the Onion address, we're fighting for our families and our country--and we don't quit."
From 9 Feb 2010: Congress is weighing options and hearing plenty of special interest voices telling them to give up. They need to understand that their constituents want them to keep fighting.
Yes, Organizing, let's look at that. Rasmussen, who polls real voters, says that 61% of the American public wants Congress to start all over again on this craptastic health care bill. Fifty-eight percent of likely voters oppose the plan that's before Congress. You did get one thing right--you're in the fight of your lives to see this thing through.
Mitch at Organizing says that today, Feb 9, they are relaunching their health care action center "to give people all the tools they need to fight for reform"--link provided.
"Many of our senators and representatives are working overtime to gather support for a final bill and pass reform, and they should know we're standing with them. And the rest need to understand their constituents [all 29% of them] still demand action."
From 11 Feb 2010: "As we head into an election year, the new strategy for killing reform is claiming that members of Congress who vote for it will suffer at the polls." Well, let's review, Mitch--say it with me: New Jersey, Virginia, Massachusetts. But if you want to believe that leftists who want to shove this crap bill through Congress are going to do well at the polls in 2010 and 2012, well, then, buddy--please, please keep suffering under that delusion.
Mitch continues to inform us: "The question is, come November, will the voters know the facts? OFA supporters have asked for a way to show every member of Congress that if they fight for reform now, we'll back them up this election season. . . . We're shooting for 1,000,000 hours pledged to spread the word to fellow voters. And if we get there, we'll publish the total hours pledged in USA Today so there will be no doubt that health reform is both good policy and good politics."
Meaning. . . they'll take out an ad in the paper? Or they'll get their leftist lapdogs in the lamestream press to publish their story? Will they publish anything if they don't make their million hours? Probably not. Something tells me, Mitch, it ain't gonna happen--you're just not gonna be able to "get Pookie off the couch" this time.
"President Obama has made it crystal clear [yeah, crystal] that he has no intention of walking away from health reform. . . . We've certainly faced setbacks in this fight ["setbacks" like the American people, who DON'T WANT this crap bill]. But as President Obama told OFA supporters last week, that only means we need to work that much harder."
Image from MoveOn.org (oops, that's OrganizingForAmerica.com)