Organizing For America, the same group that was sending emails to people who didn’t ask for them (like me), sent out an email yesterday, according to Townhall. (I’ve seen nothing that indicates this was an email other than the Townhall report; it appears to me to be a posting on their web site…which just happens to be Obama’s official site.) Apparently you people who are opposed to the health care “reform” being pushed by the Democrats are “domestic terrorists.”
This is disgusting on so many levels:
Our US Senators return to DC the Tues after Labor Day. That next FRIDAY, Sep 11, is Patriot Day, designated in memory of the nearly three thousand who died in the 9/11 attacks.
All 50 States are coordinating in this – as we fight back against our own Right-Wing Domestic Terrorists who are subverting the American Democratic Process, whipped to a frenzy by their Fox Propaganda Network ceaselessly re-seizing power for their treacherous leaders.
DO YOU WANT to ensure passage of the Public Plan? Since 75% of Americans support it, I guess it’s time for us Seventy-Five Percenters to be heard. Why Public Plan? = Because It’s American To Take Care Of Our Own!
And, according to White House Advisor-to-the-President with whom I spoke ten days ago at a DNC Panel: he said, “ON ONE DAY you ‘burn-up’ the Senate Switchboards – THE NEXT DAY you’ve got the Senator’s attention”. We will achieve that effect on Friday, Patriot Day 9/11. …
DEFEAT ANTI-DEMOCRATIC FORCES OF HATE WHO CONSPIRETO REMAIN HEALTH WEALTHY WHILE THE PUBLIC LANGUISHES UNDER THE BURDEN OF OUR PRESENT HEALTH CARE SYSTEM (sic)
There’s a really lame “explanation” here (apparently anyone can post an event on the site, including moronic fools who can’t spell or write), complete with swipes at the Heritage Foundation who had the temerity to highlight this unhinged nuttiness.
For anyone to make this analogy is repulsive, but let’s get past that. I won’t hold OFA responsible for every piece of mindless drivel that is posted on their site. The mindless drivel they sanction and officially post is more than enough. They did, after all, take down this posting. But I do want to address something in this email: This is not the first time I’ve seen the claim from Democrats that “75% of Americans support” the public plan. Some Democratic talking head on Fox News made the exact same claim, so clearly it’s got some mojo in the fever swamps. What poll are these people citing? The poll of trendy New Yorkers on Central Park West? The poll of all the President’s Czars? The poll of Acorn-enrolled voters? Every single poll I have seen…every one of them…has shown majorities of people opposed to the public option, but Dems are out on the news circuit now talking up poll results that are not just the opposite of the polls I’ve seen, but that indicate a massive majority of people support their position.
It ain’t true, folks, and they need to explain where (and how) they’re getting this number.