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5 facts about the anti-reform mobs (DNC Talking Points on Healthcare)
DNC e-mail ^ | 5 August 2009 | Jen O'Malley

Posted on 08/05/2009 10:58:12 AM PDT by Vigilanteman

There's been a lot of media coverage about organized mobs intimidating lawmakers, disrupting town halls, and silencing real discussion about the need for real health insurance reform.

The truth is, it's a sham. These "grassroots protests" are being organized and largely paid for by Washington special interests and insurance companies who are desperate to block reform. They're trying to use lies and fear to break the President and his agenda for change.

Health insurance reform is about our lives, our jobs, and our families -- we can't let distortions and intimidation get in the way. We need to expose these outrageous tactics, and we're counting on you to help. Can you read these "5 facts about the anti-reform mobs," then pass them along to your friends and family?

5 facts about the anti-reform mobs

1. These disruptions are being funded and organized by out-of-district special-interest groups and insurance companies who fear that health insurance reform could help Americans, but hurt their bottom line. A group run by the same folks who made the "Swiftboat" ads against John Kerry is compiling a list of congressional events in August to disrupt. An insurance company coalition has stationed employees in 30 states to track where local lawmakers hold town-hall meetings.

2. People are scared because they are being fed frightening lies. These crowds are being riled up by anti-reform lies being spread by industry front groups that invent smears to tarnish the President's plan and scare voters. But as the President has repeatedly said, health insurance reform will create more health care choices for the American people, not reduce them. If you like your insurance or your doctor, you can keep them, and there is no "government takeover" in any part of any plan supported by the President or Congress.

3. Their actions are getting more extreme. Texas protesters brought signs displaying a tombstone for Rep. Lloyd Doggett and using the "SS" symbol to compare President Obama's policies to Nazism. Maryland Rep. Frank Kratovil was hanged in effigy outside his district office. Rep. Tim Bishop of New York had to be escorted to his car by police after an angry few disrupted his town hall meeting -- and more examples like this come in every day. And they have gone beyond just trying to derail the President's health insurance reform plans, they are trying to "break" the President himself and ruin his Presidency.

4. Their goal is to disrupt and shut down legitimate conversation. Protesters have routinely shouted down representatives trying to engage in constructive dialogue with voters, and done everything they can to intimidate and silence regular people who just want more information. One attack group has even published a manual instructing protesters to "stand up and shout" and try to "rattle" lawmakers to prevent them from talking peacefully with their constituents.

5. Republican leadership is irresponsibly cheering on the thuggish crowds. Republican House Minority Leader John Boehner issued a statement applauding and promoting a video of the disruptions and looking forward to "a long, hot August for Democrats in Congress."

It's time to expose this charade, before it gets more dangerous. Please send these facts to everyone you know. You can also post them on your website, blog, or Facebook page.

Now, more than ever, we need to stand strong together and defend the truth.



Jen O'Malley Dillon
Executive Director
Democratic National Committee

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So this is the short version of her five facts?

1. The insurance companies are renting mobs.

2. Obama would never lie to us. Beleive him, not his opposition.

3. Anyone who opposes the Messiah is an extremist.

4. See talking point #1.

5. The big, bad mean Republicans aren't rolling over for us and exhibiting their usual contentment just to add a little more Ginger Ale to our socialist liquor this time.

1 posted on 08/05/2009 10:58:12 AM PDT by Vigilanteman
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To: Vigilanteman

Send this directly to immediately. ;-)

2 posted on 08/05/2009 10:59:34 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama. Clear and Pres__ent Danger.)
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To: Vigilanteman

Again, Alinsky rules. Turn what they do around and blame it on the opposition.

Just remember Alinsky.

3 posted on 08/05/2009 11:00:16 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Vigilanteman

What is particularly interesting is that EVERYTHING on their list is what the Rats really do/are doing!! Money funding from outside sources, intimidating people to prevent discussion etc, etc! (See threads about the New Black Panthers who intimidated voters in Philly—yet charges were dropped by the #3 guy in the Justice Department.)

4 posted on 08/05/2009 11:02:57 AM PDT by JoyjoyfromNJ (Psalm 121)
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To: Vigilanteman
Counter the lies. Demand that the DNC name names. What insurance companies? Who has been paid to attend a town hall meeting? Force them to back up their lies with facts.

They can't, and they know they can't. All they have is propaganda.

5 posted on 08/05/2009 11:03:21 AM PDT by been_lurking
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To: Vigilanteman

6 posted on 08/05/2009 11:04:08 AM PDT by icwhatudo (For every clinic bombed or burned, 17 to 18 churches are burned down. MSM? MSM?)
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To: Vigilanteman
Yesterday on D.U. there was a thread talking about screaming down right did not matter if it was even intelligible, just shout them down.....which means we can not have manners we must not stop.

They are banking on conservatives to have manners, screw them never back away, this is a cold civil war.

7 posted on 08/05/2009 11:04:15 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: Vigilanteman

They lie so easily, and with no facial clues whatsoever that they are lying usually.

These are disturbed life-forms.

8 posted on 08/05/2009 11:05:47 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...Call 'em What you Will, They ALL have Fairies Living In Their Trees.)
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To: Vigilanteman
I need to get ahold of this Jan O'Malley Dillon. Apparently she knows of insurance companies that will pay me to go to rallies and express my opinion. Wow! A chance to get paid for something I was going to do anyway. Where's my check?

This is classic projection. Libs pay people to stand in picket lines, so they assume everybody pays for protesters.

9 posted on 08/05/2009 11:06:09 AM PDT by PressurePoint (See you in the unemployment line, Barack)
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To: Vigilanteman

I love how she starts with the word truth and ends with the word truth and everything in the middle is pure fabrication. Does she pride herself in being a shill for Obama in the same way fiddle and faddle think they were contributing to the nation by keeping up President Kennedy’s morale? Why do we have to endure these misguided synchophants only to have them write mia cope books 20 years from now?

In the 1770’s tea was destroyed, bronze statues of the king were toppled, collaborators were tarred and feathered, soldiers of the crown were killed, royal governors were heckled, underground pamphlets and leaflets were circulated and yes, people like this DNC operative wrote that it was all dangerous,subversive and disloyal. Well guess what? Being dangerous, subversive and disloyal to totalitarians who think they are a class what made America great. Lest we forget.

10 posted on 08/05/2009 11:06:12 AM PDT by johnnycap
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To: Vigilanteman

it is long past the time the hammer to have fallen. these people are using our love of country as a weapon against us and have used our delay to secure their ground.
Remember, Lenin was incompetent. It wasn’t until Trotsky began rounding up the Kulaks and putting them in front of firing squads the Bolsheviks consolidated their power.

11 posted on 08/05/2009 11:06:56 AM PDT by fortunate sun ("HIS JUDGEMENT COMETH AND THAT RIGHT SOON")
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To: Vigilanteman; freekitty; Nachum; Free ThinkerNY; Borax Queen; PLD; romanesq; Clintonfatigued; ...

The DNC and the Fuhrer and his Gestapo in Congress may find the words from Tora, Tora, Tora a fitting eulogy to their political careers:

“I fear we have awakened a sleeping giant and filled him with a terrible resolve...”

These arrogant Elitists have awakened the American people to their treachery and we will not go away. It is our future and our children and grandchildren’s futures they’re destroying!

12 posted on 08/05/2009 11:07:13 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: rockinqsranch
They lie so easily, and with no facial clues whatsoever that they are lying usually.

So, we discover why Pelosi gets so much botox.

13 posted on 08/05/2009 11:07:52 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: Vigilanteman

Agitator in chief is organizing.

just in my email box.

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.

Thank you,

President Barack Obama

14 posted on 08/05/2009 11:08:05 AM PDT by machogirl (If Obama's handing out Pie, I like Lemon Meringue.)
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To: Vigilanteman
This coming from an ACORN Community Organizer????? What am I missing here - this type of activity should be appluded by the child messiah illegally sleeping in the White House.
15 posted on 08/05/2009 11:09:39 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: PressurePoint

My dh is in the insurance industry. I will forward this info to him at once & ask him to find out what companies will pay us to protest!

And, I will have an excuse to buy myself a new outfit at Macy’s or Nordies!

16 posted on 08/05/2009 11:10:10 AM PDT by jazminerose
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Its But I agree send all DNC pronouncements to the White House.

17 posted on 08/05/2009 11:10:48 AM PDT by BienHoa69-70 RVN
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To: jazminerose

Rush put out a challenge to the elitists in DC -

Name the insurance company or lobbying group that is paying,
and name ONE PERSON being paid.

Or shut the hell up. (my addition)

18 posted on 08/05/2009 11:11:32 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: Vigilanteman

Obama says he wants you to call him and report the lies.

Phone Numbers

Comments: 202-456-1111
Switchboard: 202-456-1414
FAX: 202-456-2461

You can also call or write to the President:

The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Please include your e-mail address

Or use their online form here

19 posted on 08/05/2009 11:11:43 AM PDT by listenhillary (90% of our problems could be resolved with a government 10% of the size it is now.)
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To: BienHoa69-70 RVN

This, like any future attempt to get people to inform on dissent,
should be absolutely FLOODED with bogus reports.

20 posted on 08/05/2009 11:12:14 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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