Skip to comments.Message from the President: "This is the moment our movement was built for."
Posted on 08/05/2009 1:44:37 PM PDT by Beloved Levinite
Message from the President: "This is the moment our movement was built for." By Christopher Hass - Aug 5th, 2009 at 3:15 pm EDT Also listed in: Organizing for Health Care Blog
Comments | Mail to a Friend | Report Objectionable Content Today, President Obama sent out a message to supporters asking them to get involved in the fight for health insurance reform this month:
This is the moment our movement was built for.
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.
Home is where we're strongest. We didn't win last year's election together at a committee hearing in D.C. We won it on the doorsteps and the phone lines, at the softball games and the town meetings, and in every part of this great country where people gather to talk about what matters most. And if you're willing to step up once again, that's exactly where we're going to win this historic campaign for the guaranteed, affordable health insurance that every American deserves.
There are those who profit from the status quo, or see this debate as a political game, and they will stop at nothing to block reform. They are filling the airwaves and the internet with outrageous falsehoods to scare people into opposing change. And some people, not surprisingly, are getting pretty nervous. So we've got to get out there, fight lies with truth, and set the record straight.
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. So here's what I need from you:
Can you commit to join at least one event in your community this month?
In politics, there's a rule that says when you ask people to get involved, always tell them it'll be easy. Well, let's be honest here: Passing comprehensive health insurance reform will not be easy. Every President since Harry Truman has talked about it, and the most powerful and experienced lobbyists in Washington stand in the way.
But every day we don't act, Americans watch their premiums rise three times faster than wages, small businesses and families are pushed towards bankruptcy, and 14,000 people lose their coverage entirely. The cost of inaction is simply too much for the people of this nation to bear.
So yes, fixing this crisis will not be easy. Our opponents will attack us every day for daring to try. It will require time, and hard work, and there will be days when we don't know if we have anything more to give. But there comes a moment when we all have to choose between doing what's easy, and doing what's right.
This is one of those times. And moments like this are what this movement was built for. So, are you ready?
Please commit now to taking at least one action in your community this month to build support for health insurance reform:
Let's seize this moment and win this historic victory for our economy, our health and our families.
President Barack Obama
Sounds a lot like “get in their faces” from the campaign.
Bring it on Zero!
He better hope it ain't.
Is Hannity.com a good place to stay up with where to be and when?
“So we’ve got to get out there, fight lies with truth, and set the record straight.”
And those facts are? Dimwit. Quick, SOMEBODY READ THE BILL...I didn’t get a harrumph outta that guy...let’s pass out these bullshit emails in liu of facts...
They’re gonna end up with a movement in their drawers if they push too hard.
To the Poser in Cheif
This is your moment, huh? Well I hope you fail. Epic Fail.
Go to failblog.org and all the other epic fail sites and pick and choose all the failures you like.
I hope you fail with the degree of failure that Billary failed with when they foisted Hillary-Care on America.
I hope your failure comes from without and within. (Meaning fellow democrats.)
I hope your moment fails so hard that your butt is sore for weeks.
Failure. It’s whats for dinner.
Message from the President: “This is the moment our movement was built for”......
This is the President my “movement” was built for!....
We should also show up at these stupid events and have our voices heard.
The Moment of their Movement from the Bowels of Liberalism.
Thus Spoke ZEROthustra
A three minute movement on Obama....Sounds good to me.
Flush the Movement
THE MOVEMENT HE IS TALKING ABOUT IS THE COMMUNIST MOVEMENT...
That office has been vacant since noon on January 20th, when a usurper moved in.
The Community Organizing, Whitey House whore is front and center in the disinformation fight of his life. His latest salvo: “Watch for Black Panthers in your neighborhood REAL soon! Get those emails in to my “Rat on an Actual American”@Whitey House.gov before it’s too late and the damned, mouthbreathing proletarians have too many facts. Remember...just get in their face and I’ll do the rest.”
FLUSH OBAMA'S MOVEMENT ! ! ! ! That's immortal! ! ! ! !