Send President Obama A Loud Message: Unsubscribe From Organizing For America

by on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 at 1:07 pm in Healthcare, Politics

I just got the following email this morning from Organizing For America, asking for my support in getting the Senate’s health insurance industry giveaway passed, so Barack can claim he delivered ‘health care reform':

Stan –

If we don’t pass health reform, millions of Americans will be trapped in a broken status quo, unable to pay their bills or see a doctor when they need one.

More and more employers will drop coverage for employees. And Medicare and Medicaid will blow a hole through our budget.

There’s too much at stake to not get this done. That’s why OFA supporters have made 849,856 calls to Congress in support of health reform since August.

And that’s why today, with the Senate locked in last-minute negotiations, our goal is to hit one million calls.

Can you help? Please call your senators now and help us “ring in reform.” Then click here to let us know you called.

This holiday season, millions of Americans will go without desperately needed care simply because they can’t afford insurance.

But insurance lobbyists are desperate to pull apart the bill and derail reform, so your voice is needed now.

Senator Hagan is already fighting hard for reform, and deserves our thanks. Senator Burr needs to know you are counting on him to do the right thing.

Just dial the numbers above, then tell the staffers who answer where you live — so that they know you are a constituent — and that you support reform.

Then click here to make sure you call is counted in the race to a million:

http://my.barackobama.com/RingInReform

Thanks for standing up,

Mitch

Mitch Stewart

Director

Organizing for America

Can you believe this?  They’re still pretending to be fighting against the health insurance industry.  I’ve had enough!

I immediately unsubscribed, and gave this as my reason:

Barack Obama was a fraud. I was duped.

I NEVER should have voted for him. He cut back door deals with the insurance and pharmaceutical industries before the debate had even begun, and he and Rahm and others in the Administration then proceeded to undermine the public option and real health care reform for the entire process.

He is WEAK, DUPLICITOUS, and has betrayed everyone who believed in him.

I’m finished with the Democratic Party and, in particular, Barack Obama.

The only language these political whores understand is the one that threatens their own political self-interests.

I propose that everyone immediately do as I did, and send a loud denunciation to Barack Obama by unsubscribing to his political arm, Organizing For America, and when they ask you for the reason, tell them exactly why. Here’s the link to unsubscribe:  Organizing For America.

If everyone does this at once they’ll realize they’ve got a serious problem on their hands from the Left, and perhaps they’ll reconsider pressuring Harry Reid from pursuing reconciliation.

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17 Comments

  • | 57#
    Alex Brant-Zawadzki
    Dec 16th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    When the going gets tough, it appears that even the tough want to get going. Away from reason.

    This country has miles to go before we can all breathe easy. Even with the health insurance reform bill making compromise after compromise, it has still had difficulty making it this far.

    Citizens of America are outraged at our President and resist his will at every turn, sometimes even with the threat of violence. If the President were to move his agenda even an iota more quickly, things could easily get a lot uglier.

    If you’ve truly lost your faith, that’s unfortunate, but know that Organizing for America’s goal is more than just passing health care reform; we’re trying to help build neighborhood networks nationwide to accomplish social goals and work to enhance our communities.

    Don’t stick your heads in the sand. It doesn’t help anyone and we need to hang together or we might hang separately.

    • | 58#
      Stan
      Dec 16th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

      Alex,
      No, the tough is not going away from ‘reason’, it is moving away from those who cut backroom deals with the health insurance and pharmaceutical industries; who have undermined the public option from the get-go, and actually ensured its demise.

      88% of ALL Democrats still favor a public option, as does 60% of ALL Americans ( http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/70381-poll-60-percent-favor-public-option- ). Obama is defying the will of his party and his country to protect the profits of the health insurance industry.

      The ONLY reason the health insurance reform bill has had such difficulty making it this far, is because President Obama — who had been granted a mandate by the American people — strategically went MIA. He punted to Congress, while putting it out that he’d accept a bill without a public option. That gave Blue Dogs the opening to stand firm against the public option. Obama and Emanuel purposely sabotaged this health care reform bill.

      Organizing For America has now been absorbed into the DNC. If you continue to carry Rahm Emanuel’s water, then you are not striving to enhance our communities, as you claim. You are working for entrenched interests that resists ALL Change — remember Change? — what we voted for?

      Turning our back on Obama is not sticking our heads in the sand. It is waking up and realizing you’ve been had.

    • | 146#
      Rob Johnson
      Jan 20th, 2010 at 12:11 am

      Alex, you’re a hack and always have been. Now you’re a hack for Obama, continuing to defend him when it’s clear that the’s thrown in his lot with Wall St / Big Insurance / Big Pharma, while continuing to deceive hacks like you. You’re a failed “writer”, failed “journalist”, failed “voice over actor”, now you’re trying to defend a failed President who as another poster said, had a mandate and betrayed it. For goodness sake, wake up and do something constructive with your position before it’s too late!

  • | 59#
    Michael
    Dec 16th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    The only people with their heads in the sand are those who think a bill with unaffordable mandates to buy private insurance is anything but political suicide. I too just unsubscribed from OfA. By the way, building neighborhood networks was also Hoover’s strategy for getting out of the last Depression. Obama has now done worse than destroy his presidency. He’s permanently destroyed any hope for change in our country’s future.

    • | 60#
      Stan
      Dec 16th, 2009 at 9:56 pm

      I agree. Well said!

  • | 61#
    William
    Dec 18th, 2009 at 1:25 am

    I dumped them too.

    Obama doesn’t have Hillary Clinton’s balls.

    He really blew it.

    Next is financial reform. Watch him give away the farm there too.

    Obama should have started pushing single payer and then compromised with a public option. Instead we have millions of new customers and ZERO cost controls.

    Good time to be in the insurance industry!!!

    • | 74#
      Stan
      Dec 18th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

      Thanks for your comment William. Though I’m not a fan of Hillary, I agree with your sentiments.

      And yes, Financial reform will most certainly be a sham as well.

  • Dec 18th, 2009 at 9:53 am

    –IM SO GLAD I FOUND A WAY TO TELL OBAMA AND PRESIDENT RHAM HOW UNHAPPY I AM WITH BEING LIED TO. THANK YOU, FELLOW AMERICAN.

    • | 63#
      midatlantic
      Dec 18th, 2009 at 10:42 am

      I second that.

    • | 73#
      Stan
      Dec 18th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

      Thank you Delbert. I appreciate your comment.

  • | 71#
    Frans Hoffman
    Dec 18th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Like you, I did everything I could to get Obama elected. I thought that nothing could be worse than four more years of Republican control of the White House and the Senate. I now know I was mistaken. There IS something worse than eight years of Bush – and it is the current Democratic leadership…

    Barack was the last hope for turning the Democratic party back to the Service of the People. It did not work. Obama became an even bigger disappointment than Howard Dean. There is no reason to get emotional about the betrayals. He cannot help it. He is a Democrat. He is a politician.

    There is only one thing left to do: go back to your community, and start organizing a replacement for the Democratic party.

    It is time to Move On.

    • | 72#
      Stan
      Dec 18th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

      Frans,
      Thanks for your comment. I agree, there has never been a time — in my lifetime anyway — more ripe than now for a third party.

      There’s been a change in this country — a huge surge in populism on the Left that has been largely trivialized within the beltway bubble.

      Dissatisfaction of government has never been higher (and it’s reflected in all the polls, here’s one: http://www.alterpolitics.com/politics/gallop-poll-majority-of-americans-view-members-of-congress-as-unethical-dishonest/ ). People don’t believe their representatives represent their interests anymore.

      I suspect the Democratic Party is in for one big rude awakening.

  • Dec 20th, 2009 at 12:11 am

    Glad to see people are putting pressure on Obushma and the fake left wing of the War Party, but the public option was always a scam. Granted, the insurance parasites don’t want any competition from an entity that would be subject to public oversight and possibly reveal anything about how they’re bilking the consumer. However, the public option failed in all the states that tried it cuz it gets the sickest, most expensive patients; the ones the insurance industry doesn’t want.

    A single-payer, ‘Medicare for all’ type plan is the way to go; every industrialized nation has some version of universal healthcare- except for the US. They’re paying way less money- and the US ranks 37 in healthcare outcomes. The private insurance industry is a scam, and it has failed the People; the public interest is being subverted, and human lives are being destroyed.

    With one payer there’s increased negotiating power w/ the drug/tech industry, no incentive to deny coverage, an incentive to keep people healthy, and paperwork and overhead costs are reduced. With Medicare, patients can choose their doctor, with more freedom than under an HMO. Some doctors might complain about Medicare pay rates, but they also complain that insurance companies interfere with the care they’re able to provide- Medicare offers far less interference, compared.

    http://Singlepayeraction.org
    http://mobilizeforhealthcare.org/

    A study by the California Nurses Association found that “Medicare for All (Single-Payer) Reform Would Be Major Stimulus for Economy with 2.6 Million New Jobs, $317 Billion in Business Revenue, $100 Billion in Wages”
    http://www.calnurses.org/media-center/press-releases/2009/january/first-of-its-kind-study-medicare-for-all-single-payer-reform-would-be-major-stimulus-for-economy-with-2-6-million-new-jobs-317-billion-in-business-revenue-100-billion-in-wages.html

    Americans support single-payer, when they’re not being brainwashed by the idiot box and insurance industry propaganda:
    http://www.wpasinglepayer.org/PollResults.html

    Top 10 Reasons for Enacting a Single-Payer System
    http://www.guaranteedhealthcare.org/fact/top-10-reasons-enacting-single-payer-healthcare-system

    • | 83#
      Stan
      Dec 20th, 2009 at 1:17 pm

      Erik,
      I agree 100% with your sentiments. I’ll check out some of your links.

  • Jan 20th, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    why is it that we (some people) who worked all the time has such a hard time to collect unemployment compensation….because if they got terminated for any reason……why don’t the president make it that if you steal money or fight on the job go thur the hassel of going to the process of getting turned down for the uec …..but instead we have to go thur courts with judges and appeals left and right….HERE THE XMAS BOMBING NO ONE GOT TERMINATED AND THE IS NATIONAL SECURITY AND HERE WE HAVE TO GO THUR ALL THE GRAP FOR JUST GETTING TERMINATED FROM ORDINARY JOBS…….NO ONE GOT IN TROUBLE FOR THE XMAS SITUATION….WHY DO WE HAVE TO GO THUR ALL THIS FOR THE UNEMPLOYMENT COMPENSATION THAT WE PAY ALL OUR WORKING LIVES……….WE NEED A BETTER SYSTEM…….MR PRESIDENT……….

  • | 298#
    WepledypePele
    Sep 4th, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Hello all! I am new to this community. Just wanted to greet you :)

  • Jan 3rd, 2011 at 8:55 am

    J’adore cet auteur, merci.

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