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Back during the election, Kristin got fairly active with the Barack Obama campaign.  One minor fallout of that was that she signed me up to be on the email list for  Obama updates.

Near as I can figure, this email list has primarily been used to ask everyone for money periodically.  Roughly once a month, I would receive an email with just enough fluff to not be too crass about the basic premise of, “Hey, Kyle… how about a little more cash?”

Now, the election is long over and the next election is far off in the future.  There just isn’t much of a reason for a politician to be asking me for money.  Or so I thought.

I got this email about a week ago from “Mitch Stewart, BarackObama.com”. and I have to say, this is the absolute worst request for a political contribution that I have ever seen.  Check it out…

Kyle —

You’ve probably seen the headlines: Opponents of change are doing everything they can to delay health insurance reform. As a Republican strategy memo concluded, “If we slow this sausage-making process down, we can defeat it.”

They’re betting that as time goes by, our energy will flag, our movement will weaken, and they’ll ultimately be able to block any change.

But they just don’t get it — thanks to the regular Americans who are reaching out in neighborhoods nationwide, our movement is expanding every day. In fact, over the weekend, we surpassed our big goal of 1 million people taking action for health insurance reform. And with your help, we’ll keep growing and prove that our opponents’ strategy of “delay, delay, delay” simply won’t work.

So I want to ask you for something unusual: Can you chip in $1 each day until we pass real health insurance reform? A huge response will show the insurance companies and their allies in Congress that their delay tactics will only make our movement stronger.

Chip in a dollar a day

Here’s how it works: We’ll bill your credit card for 30 days’ worth of donations now and once a month until the President signs real health insurance reform into law.

The cost of inaction on health insurance reform is astounding. Every day, 14,000 more Americans lose their coverage. Premiums continue to rise at three times the rate of wages. And each day, more small businesses are forced to choose between covering their employees and keeping their doors open.

But that doesn’t stop our opponents from trying to bog down the process with legislative tricks. And at the same time, they’re attacking the President for “moving too fast,” even though Washington has been talking about the need for comprehensive health insurance reform since the days of Harry Truman!

What they don’t realize is that outside of Washington, our campaign keeps growing. We’ve reached our “million” milestone, but the stories behind that number are even more impressive: grassroots press conferences with small-business owners in Missouri, more than 1,200 people at an organizing meeting in Minnesota, huge events outside local Senate offices in Florida, and so much more.

That’s why our dollar-a-day campaign is so important: If the few senators and representatives who are opposing reform understand that dragging their heels makes us stronger every day — and that the grassroots pressure on them will increase — they’ll be far less willing to keep slowing down the process.

Can you help? Please donate $1 per day until we pass real health insurance reform:


Thank you,


Mitch Stewart
Organizing for America

Ok, let’s break this down and analyze it…

ZOMG Kyle, we gots teh heath care answer, but teh repubes be fronting.

Repubes be wearing us down

But tey be ignant cause we are super cali-awesome!  If’n you helps, we wins!


We even make it look like we takin less than we are.  :) :) :) :)

Heath care be wack and real scary like.

Repubes are holdin us ALL back, Jack.

We be awaesome


Uh, thanks.


So basically, they want money to do their job that we’re already paying them to do?  Seriously?  Since when do you need money to pass a bill?

I wish this guy was coming to my door to ask for money instead of emailing me, so I could tell him to get the fuck off my lawn.

Written by Kyle

August 3rd, 2009 at 11:33 am

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