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Moveon In Panic Mode
http://pol.moveon.org/event/events/ | 23 January 2010 | Kat, Michael, Carrie, Lenore, and the rest of the team

Posted on 01/24/2010 7:39:00 AM PST by ricmc2175

Dear MoveOn member,

After one bad Senate election, most Democrats in Washington are on the verge of full-fledged retreat.

Everything we've fought for together hangs in the balance. President Obama has signaled he's open to dramatically scaling back health care reform.1 The chairman of the Senate Banking Committee says he might gut the financial reform bill to appease Republicans.2 And on top of all that, the Supreme Court just opened the floodgates of corporate cash on politics!3

We need to show Democrats that we're mad as hell and we're not going to take it anymore. So MoveOn members are organizing an emergency rally in Philadelphia on Tuesday to urge Democrats to show some backbone—starting with passage of a real health care reform bill.

We need a big turnout to show Democrats we're still waiting on them to deliver the change we voted for—on health care and everything else. Can we count on you to attend?

Yes, I'll be there on Tuesday at 12:00 PM Sorry, I can't make it

The lesson from Massachusetts is that voters are angry and it's time for Democrats to stand up to corporate interests and fight for working families by passing health care reform and taking on Wall Street.

And make no mistake: Democrats still have the ability to pass health care reform and other progressive legislation. They have a larger majority in Congress than Republicans ever did under George W. Bush—and even in Massachusetts, polls show that voters continue to support a bold, populist agenda.4

But it took an unprecedented grassroots movement to elect this President and Congress—and it'll take all of us standing together now to get their attention, and get them to show some backbone.

Can you join the rally in Philadelphia on Tuesday?

Yes, I'll be there: http://pol.moveon.org/event/events/event.html?event_id=100739&id=18687-10385715-YXHvYZx&t=5

Sorry, I can't make it: http://www.moveon.org/r?r=86107&id=18687-10385715-YXHvYZx&t=6

Thanks for all you do.

–Kat, Michael, Carrie, Lenore, and the rest of the team


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: moveon; philadelphia
Dear MoveOn member,

After one bad Senate election, most Democrats in Washington are on the verge of full-fledged retreat.

Everything we've fought for together hangs in the balance. President Obama has signaled he's open to dramatically scaling back health care reform.1 The chairman of the Senate Banking Committee says he might gut the financial reform bill to appease Republicans.2 And on top of all that, the Supreme Court just opened the floodgates of corporate cash on politics!3

We need to show Democrats that we're mad as hell and we're not going to take it anymore. So MoveOn members are organizing an emergency rally in Philadelphia on Tuesday to urge Democrats to show some backbone—starting with passage of a real health care reform bill.

We need a big turnout to show Democrats we're still waiting on them to deliver the change we voted for—on health care and everything else. Can we count on you to attend?

Yes, I'll be there on Tuesday at 12:00 PM Sorry, I can't make it

The lesson from Massachusetts is that voters are angry and it's time for Democrats to stand up to corporate interests and fight for working families by passing health care reform and taking on Wall Street.

And make no mistake: Democrats still have the ability to pass health care reform and other progressive legislation. They have a larger majority in Congress than Republicans ever did under George W. Bush—and even in Massachusetts, polls show that voters continue to support a bold, populist agenda.4

But it took an unprecedented grassroots movement to elect this President and Congress—and it'll take all of us standing together now to get their attention, and get them to show some backbone.

Can you join the rally in Philadelphia on Tuesday?

Yes, I'll be there: http://pol.moveon.org/event/events/event.html?event_id=100739&id=18687-10385715-YXHvYZx&t=5

Sorry, I can't make it: http://www.moveon.org/r?r=86107&id=18687-10385715-YXHvYZx&t=6

Thanks for all you do.

–Kat, Michael, Carrie, Lenore, and the rest of the team

1 posted on 01/24/2010 7:39:01 AM PST by ricmc2175
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To: ricmc2175

Moveon states ... “it’s time for Democrats to stand up to corporate interests”.

You mean by nationalizing the Auto Makers, the insurance companies, the banking system, the savings and loans, the mortgage companies, the TSA, etc, etc..

Pretty soon there will be no ‘corporate interests’ left.


2 posted on 01/24/2010 7:42:08 AM PST by WaterBoard
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To: ricmc2175
Can you join the rally in Philadelphia on Tuesday?

You can count on me!!!

Oh, wait! Tuesday? I heard a rumor our local Home Depot is having a preseason grass seed sale. I'm not sure it's true, but I can't take the chance of missing it. I'm pullin' for you though!

3 posted on 01/24/2010 7:44:55 AM PST by stevem
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To: ricmc2175

Half of the people who voted for O voted for him because he was half black and had a funny name. It made them feel somehow cleansed and cool. About one/fourth voted for him because of his hard left policies. One/fourth actually believed his campaign rhetoric and hated Bush. You do the math.


4 posted on 01/24/2010 7:45:58 AM PST by Mercat (wherever the people are well-informed they can be trusted with their own government)
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To: ricmc2175
President Obama has signaled he's open to dramatically scaling back health care reform.

That right there is a flat out lie. Obama may be making noises suggesting backing down but he's giving David Plouffe oversight of senate and house reelection campaigns and heavily pushing health care. (Saying one thing while hiring someone to do the opposite.)
5 posted on 01/24/2010 7:46:58 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: Mercat

You forgot to factor in the Guilty White Liberal vote.


6 posted on 01/24/2010 7:50:37 AM PST by wjcsux ("In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - George Orwell)
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To: ricmc2175

Want to bet 150 MoveOn protesters get more coverage than 200K right to lifers?


7 posted on 01/24/2010 7:50:54 AM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s, you weren't really there.)
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To: wjcsux

I sort of lumped them in with the 50% who voted for him BECAUSE he was half black and had a funny name. Could have been more specific I guess.


8 posted on 01/24/2010 7:52:05 AM PST by Mercat (wherever the people are well-informed they can be trusted with their own government)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

No bet. That is a sure thing.


9 posted on 01/24/2010 7:54:56 AM PST by ricmc2175
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To: cripplecreek

It’s Moveon, their subtitle is “Lies Are Us”.


10 posted on 01/24/2010 7:56:34 AM PST by ricmc2175
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To: ricmc2175

“Progressive” is what marxists call themselves in order to fool people.

It’s incomprehensible that these red SOB’s can walk around in plain daylight calling themseves “Progressive” and even caucas in Congress without a PEEP from the IMBECILES at the RNC.


11 posted on 01/24/2010 8:06:48 AM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: ricmc2175
We need to show Democrats that we're mad as hell and we're not going to take it anymore.

Pedantic, aren't they?
12 posted on 01/24/2010 8:11:12 AM PST by dr_who
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To: dr_who

OK, not pedantic. Just plain boring.


13 posted on 01/24/2010 8:12:32 AM PST by dr_who
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To: WaterBoard

Yeah, they’ll all be “traditional Democrat constituencies” (like unions and trial lawyers already are) instead.


14 posted on 01/24/2010 8:15:13 AM PST by dr_who
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To: cripplecreek
I called this asshat a three card monte dealer long ago. He follows the same script: tell the people what they want to hear and they never question what you say. Since the media will not hold him to account, he has free reign to pull this stuff off time and again.

Today there was an AP article about the first year of OZEROS reign (of terror). The author, some lefty writer, said he has not been able to meet the progress WE had due to his being a pragmatist! WE, Pragmatist? How about he and his lefty pals in the AP not “we” as in the public. Pragmatic? A joke, this guy is immovable on issues.

15 posted on 01/24/2010 8:19:36 AM PST by Mouton
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To: ricmc2175

Moveon.$oro$ is worried about the campaign finance laws??

Pray for America’s Freedom


16 posted on 01/24/2010 8:33:42 AM PST by bray (Can you hear the Tea Patriots Now?)
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To: ricmc2175
MoveOn thinks the Democrats lost because they didn't tax and spend far enough. Let's help them get the message out!

Whoohah!

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find only things evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelogus

17 posted on 01/24/2010 8:38:24 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: ricmc2175

May I recommend slicing your jugular; perhaps a .45 in the mouth; suffocation can be nice; perhaps hanging would soothe you. Oh well, I tried!


18 posted on 01/24/2010 9:04:54 AM PST by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: cripplecreek
"...[Obama's] giving David Plouffe oversight of senate and house reelection campaigns..."

Yeah, I read that, too. I'm pretty much an electoral neophyte, so let me ask you (or any other wise FReepers), how does that work?

Wouldn't one think that the Democratic State Committees would decide that sort of thing? With some degree of coordination and funding from the Democratic National Committee, natch. But how does Obama, personally, and his hand-picked campaign guy, call the shots all over the countryfor Senate and House campaigns? I mean, don't they involve, surely, States? You know. And Congressional Districts?

I realize this question may be dumb and naive, but so be it. I don't understand how this works.

If I were Dem incumbent in a CD out in the middle of Kansas or Nebraska and I and my Dem. constituency were really allergic to Obama/Plouffe... what happens? Please, somebody, spell this out for me.

19 posted on 01/24/2010 9:19:22 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Point of considerable bewilderment.)
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To: bray

McCain-Feingold was entirely a Soros project:

http://joytiz.com/2010/obamas-bosss-agenda-in-peril/


20 posted on 01/24/2010 9:21:50 AM PST by jazminerose
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To: ricmc2175

Sorry, I can’t make it


21 posted on 01/24/2010 9:24:48 AM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by nature, not nurture)
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To: Mrs. Don-o

Generally house and senate races are run on a local or state level. Funding can come from the party but the campaigns are usually handled closer to home where the people are.

Personally I think this will lead to a major fight within the party. Guys like Bart Stupak have districts heavily populated by bitter clingers and trying to run that race from Washington will be disasterous. I also expect that Plouffe will be looking at ways or replacing disobedient blue dogs.

It should be very interesting.


22 posted on 01/24/2010 9:26:30 AM PST by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: ricmc2175
"... Thanks for all you do.

–Kat, Michael, Carrie, Lenore, Butterfly, Raheem X, Adolf, Hugo, Mahmoud, Kim Jong, Mao, Charlie M, and the rest of the Move On team"

23 posted on 01/24/2010 9:29:39 AM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: ricmc2175
We need to show Democrats that we're mad as hell and we're not going to take it anymore. So MoveOn members are organizing an emergency rally in Philadelphia on Tuesday to urge Democrats to show some backbone—starting with passage of a real health care reform bill.

Guess they'll get the usual "rent a crowd" union members sprinkled with washed up ACORN criminals...

24 posted on 01/24/2010 9:44:18 AM PST by GOPJ (Happy Anniversary Barack! - - - Love, Massachusetts - - - FreeperGOPsterinMA)
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To: cripplecreek
Thank you, cripplecreek. It did seem unusually Stalinist, even from him.

I see there's another post about it here:

Obama Moves to Centralize Control Over Party Strategy, New York Times.

I'd like to think he would face a party-splitting, blue dogs snapping, everybody kicking and spitting revolt. And it couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of guys.

25 posted on 01/24/2010 9:55:15 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Point of considerable bewilderment.)
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To: stevem

You can count on me too! Yes siree, I’m gonna be there too to save the ..... ah, Home Depot is having a preseason grass seed sale!?! Rockin’good news, I’ll tell the wife. I was thinking about checking out a new mower too.


26 posted on 01/24/2010 9:56:33 AM PST by John-Irish ("Shame of him who thinks of it''.)
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To: dr_who

Boring? Yes they are that. And repetitive. Annoyingly repetitive.


27 posted on 01/24/2010 9:58:51 AM PST by John-Irish ("Shame of him who thinks of it''.)
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To: cripplecreek
BTW, from the NYT article, it says:

"The day-to-day political operation will be run by Jim Messina, a deputy White House chief of staff, but Mr. Plouffe will coordinate the effort."

Isn't a WH Chief of Staff a govt. position? Paid from public funds? Is O allowed to use public employees for partisan purposes like this?

28 posted on 01/24/2010 10:00:09 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Point of considerable bewilderment.)
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To: steve86
Funny thing, I can’t either. Amazing coincidence, isn’t it. Of course if they paid me $50 like the will every other attendee . . . No, still not available.
29 posted on 01/24/2010 12:30:05 PM PST by ricmc2175
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