Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Brother can you spare a dime...or a buck?

Just thought I'd share my daily email from the Obama campaign. They're pretty shameless in their appeals for cash--this one is no different:

Sally, you've probably seen the headlines: Opponents of change are doing everything they can to delay health insurance reform. As a Republican strategy memo concluded, "If we slow this sausage-making process down, we can defeat it." They're betting that as time goes by, our energy will flag, our movement will weaken, and they'll ultimately be able to block any change. But they just don't get it -- thanks to the regular Americans who are reaching out in neighborhoods nationwide, our movement is expanding every day. In fact, over the weekend, we surpassed our big goal of 1 million people taking action for health insurance reform. And with your help, we'll keep growing and prove that our opponents' strategy of "delay, delay, delay" simply won't work. So I want to ask you for something unusual: Can you chip in $1 each day until we pass real health insurance reform? A huge response will show the insurance companies and their allies in Congress that their delay tactics will only make our movement stronger.
Here's how it works: We'll bill your credit card for 30 days' worth of donations now and once a month until the President signs real health insurance reform into law. The cost of inaction on health insurance reform is astounding. Every day, 14,000 more Americans lose their coverage. Premiums continue to rise at three times the rate of wages. And each day, more small businesses are forced to choose between covering their employees and keeping their doors open. But that doesn't stop our opponents from trying to bog down the process with legislative tricks. And at the same time, they're attacking the President for "moving too fast," even though Washington has been talking about the need for comprehensive health insurance reform since the days of Harry Truman! What they don't realize is that outside of Washington, our campaign keeps growing. We've reached our "million" milestone, but the stories behind that number are even more impressive: grassroots press conferences with small-business owners in Missouri, more than 1,200 people at an organizing meeting in Minnesota, huge events outside local Senate offices in Florida, and so much more. That's why our dollar-a-day campaign is so important: If the few senators and representatives who are opposing reform understand that dragging their heels makes us stronger every day -- and that the grassroots pressure on them will increase -- they'll be far less willing to keep slowing down the process. Can you help? Please donate $1 per day until we pass real health insurance reform.
What do you think - brilliant and clever or mildly disturbing? And has any 'regular American' reached out in your neighborhood?


The Conservative Wahoo said...

Ah yes, the permanent campaign.

Smoothfur said...

Darn, That just encouraged me to make another donation to the RNC

Mudge said...

It's a win win for the Administration. If he gets his Health Care Bill early, he has, ostensibly, more political clout. If he doesn't, he has more campaign funds to make up for the political clout. How much are you sending him Sally? Don't forget he has to buy 3 beers today.

Sally said...

Mudge, in the spirit of sacrifice our leader continues to talk about, I made a donation in your name. (You may start getting a bunch of mail). You're welcome!

bbauer said...

That is disturbing.

Mudge said...

Sally - No sweat. I have a pretty active compost pile going and all those cellulose sheets covered with utter bull-manure ought to make for rich soil.

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