Diary

You're a "Partisan Ally"...Get used to it.

I’m conflicted on which way to go with this:

As we head into the final stretch on health reform, big insurance company lobbyists and their partisan allies hope that their relentless attacks and millions of dollars can intimidate us into accepting the status quo.

So I have a message for them, from all of us: Not this time. We have come too far. We will not turn back. We will not back down.

But do not doubt — the opponents of reform will not rest. So I need you, the members of Organizing for America, to fight alongside me.

We must continue to build out our campaign — to spread the facts on the air and on the ground, and to bring in more volunteers and train them to join the fight. I urgently need your help to keep Organizing for America’s 50-state movement for reform going strong.

Please donate $5 or whatever you can afford today:

https://donate.barackobama.com/FinalStretch

Let’s win this together,

President Barack Obama

I don’t have a link because the quote is verbatim from an email I got today from Organizing for America-“a project of the Democratic National Committee…not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee”. Know thy enemy. They know you.

I seem to be asking questions in this form a lot these days but, does anyone remember W. sending emails during his tenure flat-out calling 51% of the American public “partisan allies” of big insurance, or relentless intimidators of anything? Look, my conflict starts there because I don’t consider being an “ally” of insurance companies in this fight to kill ObamaCare a bad thing. So in that respect, so what.

On the other hand, it’s pretty clear what he means, ain’t it? By “partisan allies” he means us teabagging, racist, obstructionist, slavery-loving evil-mongers who just won’t get on board the Magic Bus to Wonderland with him.

And he signs these emails. He doesn’t pitch his case, he doesn’t make an argument to fact and he doesn’t engage in any of the vaunted egghead ideals of debate and discussion on the merits/demerits of health care reform.

Nah. We’re all just “partisan allies” of big insurance. For shame people.

Listen to that language again:

So I have a message for them, from all of us: Not this time. We have come too far. We will not turn back. We will not back down.

Hear that folks? The 41% of voters with their knives and pitchforks at the ready are not gonna turn back now. They sure as hell ain’t backing down. All of them.

Them’s fightin’ words where I come from.

If you haven’t already…gear up.