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"Massachusetts" by Mitch Stewart, Organizing for America

It’s kind of fun to read these mailings of the other side.

Massachusetts
Mitch Stewart, BarackObama.com to you
From: Mitch Stewart, BarackObama.com
To: Barry Popik
Date:Wed, Jan 20, 2010 9:52 pm

Barry —

Yesterday’s disappointing election results show deep discontent with the pace of change. I know the OFA community and the President share that frustration.

We also saw what we knew to be true all along: Any change worth making is hard and will be fought at every turn. While it doesn’t take away the sting of this loss, there is no road to real change without setbacks along the way.

We could have simply sought to do things that were easy, that wouldn’t stir up controversy. But changes that aren’t controversial rarely solve the problem.

Our country continues to face the same fundamental challenges it faced yesterday. Our health care system still needs reform. Wall Street still needs to be held accountable. We still need to create good jobs. And we still need to continue building a clean energy economy.

The President isn’t walking away from these challenges. In fact, his determination and resolve are only stronger. We must match that commitment with our own.

But it won’t be easy. Real change never is. For that reason, I am grateful you’re part of this fight with us.

Thank you,

Mitch
Mitch Stewart
Director
Organizing for America

The election results show “deep discontent with the pace of change”?

No, no one cares about the “pace” of the health care bill. It’s an incredibly bad bill, chock full of special favors created from closed-door, back-room deals. It’s a bad bill if it’s done fast and it’s a bad bill if it’s done slow.

“The President isn’t walking away from these challenges. In fact, his determination and resolve are only stronger.”

Stronger resolve to go against the will of the people?

The names “Scott Brown” and “Martha Coakley” are never mentioned by Mitch.

Here’s what Obama said about Scott Brown at that rally on Sunday:

Now, I’ve heard about some of the ads that Martha’s opponent is running. He’s driving his truck around the commonwealth — (laughter) — and he says that he gets you, that he fights for you, that he’ll be an independent voice. And I don’t know him, he may be a perfectly nice guy. I don’t know his record, but I don’t know whether he’s been fighting for you up until now, but —

So Mitch, what are you telling me about Massachusetts if your guy doesn’t seem to know all that much about it?