I laughed when I opened my email this morning. I had my daily dose of barackobama.com spam
Opponents of health insurance reform have power. Some reap huge profits from the status quo. Others take large campaign contributions from those who profit.
So they’ll do anything to keep the current system in place. When fact-based arguments don’t work, they attack President Obama with outlandish lies about a government takeover and euthanizing the elderly. And once that doesn’t work, they’ll go even further.
We don’t know what they’ll do next. What we do know is that we’ll have to be prepared for anything — ready to set the record straight, ready to make sure the media and Congress see the overwhelming support for reform, and ready to pass real reform this year.
But we’ll need the resources to do it — to pay for rapid-response ads in key districts and states, organizers to put together large rallies and grassroots events throughout the country, and the best technology available to empower volunteers — all at a moment’s notice. Can you chip in $25 or more to help us pass real reform, this year?
Is this not hilarious? “Some reap huge profits from the status quo.” “Can you chip in $25 or more to help us pass real reform, this year?”
Yes, indeed. Let’s fight money with money! ads with ads. C’mon, man!
Reform doesn’t take big ads and big bucks. It takes leadership. Congress and Barack Obama need to use their PUBLIC forums (tax payer paid!) and talk about a bill that people actually want.
What might be keeping reform at bay is exactly this double talk messaging. To fight money we need money! To keep the media from misrepresenting the situation we want to give media money!
Stop the media massaging and just lead us to reform.