I was a little less than surprised to receive from Obama's Organizing for America the following,
All throughout August, our members of Congress are back in town. Insurance companies and partisan attack groups are stirring up fear with false rumors about the President's plan, and it's extremely important that folks like you speak up now.
So we've cooked up an easy, powerful way for you to make a big impression: Office Visits for Health Reform.
All this week, OFA members like you will be stopping by local congressional offices to show our support for insurance reform. You can have a quick conversation with the local staff, tell your personal story, or even just drop off a customized flyer and
say that reform matters to you.
We'll provide everything you need: the address, phone number, and open hours for the office, information about how the health care crisis affects your state for you to drop off (with the option of adding your personal story), and a step-by-step guide for your visit.
According to our records, you live near Rep. Brian Baird's office in Olympia, WA.
Sign up now to visit Rep. Brian Baird's office in Olympia this week.
(Not your representative, or think there might be another office that's
easier for you to get to? Click here to find a different office.)
As you've probably seen in the news, special interest attack groups are stirring up partisan mobs with lies about health reform, and it's getting ugly. Across the country, members of Congress who support reform are being shouted down, physically assaulted, hung in effigy, and receiving death threats. We can't let extremists hijack this debate, or confuse Congress about where the people stand.
Office Visits for Health Reform are our chance to show that the vast majority of American voters know that the cost of inaction is too high to bear, and strongly support passing health reform in 2009.
Don't worry if you've never done anything like this before. The congressional staff is there to listen, and your opinion as a constituent matters a lot. And if you bring a friend, you'll have more fun and make an even greater impact.
Click below to sign up for an Office Visit for Health Reform:
Wherever you live, these visits matter: Many representatives are pushing hard toward reform, and they are taking a lot of heat from special interests. They deserve our thanks and need our support to continue the fight. But those who are still putting insurance companies and partisan point-scoring ahead of their constituents must know that voters are watching -- and that we expect better.
Earlier this week, the President wrote that "this is the moment our movement was built for" and asked us all to commit to join at least one event this month. This is the way to answer that call, and rise to the challenge of this moment together.
Thank you for going the extra mile when it matters the most,
I am really left wondering, just what is this "movement" in the statement, "this is the moment our movement was built for."
Are we not all American citizens now? Just what is this "movement" designed to do to our beloved country? Did he not take an oath to "faithfully protect and defend the constitution fo the United States" for all, not just his "movement?"
Mostly out of curiosity, I visited Organizing for America to see just how they were orchestrating visits to congresscritters. The two pages below are what I found there. Bear in mind, it is something un-American now to draw people to your point of view if a Republican.
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Note on page 1 that they will give you step by step instruction on your visit with your congresscritter and supply you with needed information to make their view, oops, sorry, your view, known.
On page 2 next to the block to enter your phone number, you read (so that an organizer can follow up with you.)
Don't they trust that you would conduct the visit in the proper manner, as per their instructions?
And what if you didn't? Do you get scolded? Told to repeat the visit and do it right this time? Will you be expected to rat out the congresscritter he/she doesn't jump on board? Wouldn't reporting him to email@example.com accomplish that as well?
I am left wondering if their position is so weak that they must resort to leading people around by the nose and putting words and thoughts in their mouth to drum up support for this.
I have to tell you, Obama gets scarier and scarier all the time and, we are only a little over 200 days into this regime.
UPDATE: Examples of more Democrat "Grassroots." Recrutiment of Paid "Grassroots Activists."
TALENTED LEADERS needed to work for health care reform $11-16/hour
FT ACTIVIST JOBS TO REFORM HEALTH CARE !!! $10-15/hr
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