Submitted By Todd on August 6th at 5:31pm
Democratic leaders have dismissed protests that have disrupted congressional town-hall meetings on healthcare reform as “staged” and “phony.” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) implied that Republicans are acting like babies by encouraging protests of healthcare reform discussions instead of offering their own ideas.Who ever may have organized them, even if they've been bussed into events, the people who are doing the yelling and screaming at their liberal congressmen are real people, with real fears about having the socialists in power. They may be Republicans, they may be Democrats, and they may be Independents.
“You’ve read about their AstroTurf campaign,” Reid said, holding up a mat of plastic grass to demonstrate his point. “They want to convince people they’re grassroots, and they’re not. It’s as phony as this is as grass.”They're no more phoney, of course, than any crowd of activists put together by any community organizer. Consider the Obama response to the protesters, sent in an organizational email today.
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.They're calling on their base to do the same thing that the anti-socialism protesters are doing - getting out and making their voices heard!
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.The Community Organizer doesn't like facing a bit of his own medicine.
So here's what I need from you: Can you commit to join at least one event in your community this month?It's just another example of how dishonest the libs will be - they should be praising the activism of those who are showing up to make their voices heard! Haven't we been hearing from Democrats for years that they want greater voter participation?
Please commit now to taking at least one action in your community this month to build support for health insurance reform.