I was just on "Organizing for America", Barack Obama's website. As I've said before, I'm learning from the President (how to organize).
Here's the message from B.O. yesterday:
This is the moment our movement was built for.
For one month, the fight for health insurance reform leaves the backrooms of Washington, D.C., and returns to communities across America. Throughout August, members of Congress are back home, where the hands they shake and the voices they hear will not belong to lobbyists, but to people like you.
Home is where we're strongest. We didn't win last year's election together at a committee hearing in D.C. We won it on the doorsteps and the phone lines, at the softball games and the town meetings, and in every part of this great country where people gather to talk about what matters most. And if you're willing to step up once again, that's exactly where we're going to win this historic campaign for the guaranteed, affordable health insurance that every American deserves.
There are those who profit from the status quo, or see this debate as a political game, and they will stop at nothing to block reform. They are filling the airwaves and the internet with outrageous falsehoods to scare people into opposing change. And some people, not surprisingly, are getting pretty nervous. So we've got to get out there, fight lies with truth, and set the record straight.
That's why Organizing for America is putting together thousands of events this month where you can reach out to neighbors, show your support, and make certain your members of Congress know that you're counting on them to act.
But these canvasses, town halls, and gatherings only make a difference if you turn up to knock on doors, share your views, and show your support. So here's what I need from you:
Can you commit to join at least one event in your community this month?
In politics, there's a rule that says when you ask people to get involved, always tell them it'll be easy. Well, let's be honest here: Passing comprehensive health insurance reform will not be easy. Every President since Harry Truman has talked about it, and the most powerful and experienced lobbyists in Washington stand in the way.
But every day we don't act, Americans watch their premiums rise three times faster than wages, small businesses and families are pushed towards bankruptcy, and 14,000 people lose their coverage entirely. The cost of inaction is simply too much for the people of this nation to bear.
So yes, fixing this crisis will not be easy. Our opponents will attack us every day for daring to try. It will require time, and hard work, and there will be days when we don't know if we have anything more to give. But there comes a moment when we all have to choose between doing what's easy, and doing what's right.
This is one of those times. And moments like this are what this movement was built for. So, are you ready?
Please commit now to taking at least one action in your community this month to build support for health insurance reform:http://my.barackobama.com/CommitAugust
Let's seize this moment and win this historic victory for our economy, our health and our families.
President Barack Obama
CAN YOU IMAGINE THIS COMING FROM A REPUBLICAN WHITE HOUSE??? I never saw an email like this in eight years of President Bush and we're only 6 months in with this guy.
The man contradicts himself in his own email, saying that some are making this a "political game" then saying "In politics, there's a rule that says when you ask people to get involved, always tell them it'll be easy"
This is ALL about politics, this is ALL about votes and the left-wing Democrats pushing to tip the country to the point where less than half the people have a federal income tax liability. You want to talk about mob rule? They want to push the country to the point where we can no longer afford to have the strongest military in the world. They want to tax and spend America into mediocrity. They are one-world-order communists. Yeah- I said it- communists.
You see folks, it's okay for the organizer-in-chief, the most powerful man in the free world, to ask people to get involved and show up to August recess meetings. But, it's not okay if you want to get involved show up to August recess meetings. Their people are good. You are bad. You will be narked on, you will the target of personal attacks, you are a brainwashed right-wing nut job.