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claymisher
02-11-2010, 01:27 PM
People keep saying Obama's given up on hcr but I keep getting emails:


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.

For months, our opponents have spread lies about reform to scare voters away. But the simple truth about what reform would actually do -- save jobs, guarantee all Americans affordable, stable coverage, and significantly reduce the deficit -- is something most Americans strongly support.

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.

That's why we're launching "You fight, we'll fight" -- a volunteer pledge bank where you can commit your time to back up candidates and officials who fight hard for health reform.

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.

President Obama has made it crystal clear that he has no intention of walking away from health reform -- and this movement has made its desire to fight on just as clear.

And many members of Congress are already working hard by his side to get the job done. But for those on the fence about whether or not to proceed, knowing you are there to back up a courageous stand can make all the difference.


http://my.barackobama.com/YouFight

Volunteering can be a real drag but it's definitely better than just complaining on the internet.

uncle ebeneezer
02-11-2010, 02:04 PM
And perhaps maybe Dems will finally see the light (http://voices.washingtonpost.com/ezra-klein/2010/02/passing_health-care_reform_sti.html).

graz
02-11-2010, 02:28 PM
People keep saying Obama's given up on hcr but I keep getting emails:



http://my.barackobama.com/YouFight

Volunteering can be a real drag but it's definitely better than just complaining on the internet.

Damn you, and your optimism and perseverance. The following is just so much easier:

Cole is actually with you... but he's still tellin' it like it is. (http://www.balloon-juice.com/2010/02/11/this-is-what-obstructionism-nihilism-the-wurlitzer-looks-like/)

claymisher
02-11-2010, 03:47 PM
Damn you, and your optimism and perseverance. The following is just so much easier:

Cole is actually with you... but he's still tellin' it like it is. (http://www.balloon-juice.com/2010/02/11/this-is-what-obstructionism-nihilism-the-wurlitzer-looks-like/)

I really love Balloon Juice. They've perfectly balanced the "these people are fucking lunatics, it's hopeless" thing with the "if we quit now the fuckers win" thing. Tim F has been great with the pass the damn bill stuff.

Ocean
02-12-2010, 12:00 PM
I've finally accepted that Obama was born in a socialist country. If HCR doesn't come through, I want to move there.

Besides, it's an awesome land (http://majorchangeacademy.files.wordpress.com/2008/06/hawaii.jpg)...

Laughing is good for your health. It starts at about 3:00 (http://www.thedailyshow.com/watch/thu-february-11-2010/the-apparent-trap).