The Obama campaign, I mean, Organizing for Action, has brought back the “truth team” to combat things your “cranky uncle” might say at dinner. They just sent out an email signed by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick inviting me to join. Oh, and then there was a request for 5 bucks.
I bet you’re a lot like me.
You spend a lot of time reasoning with your cranky uncle at the holiday table or your friendly neighbor in the grocery line about something the President has done to make us proud, only to find that they are stuck on some claim you know is false.
You care about what we’ve accomplished together because you know it’s good for the country. And it frustrates you to no end that there are people out there spending millions of dollars to lie about it, because they think it helps their politics.
Just look at what some are saying about Obamacare. Here’s a reform that improves the health of both American families and American businesses. But some want to move us backwards — at any cost. Good grief.
This isn’t new to you — you’ve been involved in efforts to “get out the truth” before, and you know how important it is to fight back with facts.
Today, I’m asking you to keep it up — sign up to join the OFA Truth Team.
By signing up for Truth Team, you’ll get tip sheets, regular updates, and all the facts and figures you need to make sure your friends, family, and coworkers know the facts. OFA will never send you something that isn’t backed up by a source you can check out for yourself — you’ll always be able to feel confident about passing things along.
Having a group of dedicated folks on your side to fight back against the lies is crucial. Trust me, I know, and it makes a difference.
Health care reform in my home state has made a big difference for folks. Today, over 98 percent of Massachusetts residents are insured, we are healthier, and it has not been a budget buster. More companies offer affordable insurance to their employees today than before our reform took effect, too, and the reforms are popular among individuals, families, and businesses alike.
When we began implementing it, we asked supporters all across the state to help respond to the misinformation or misunderstandings out there — and that played a big role in making Massachusetts’ health care reform a success.
Now with Obamacare, we’ve seen political groups willing to spend millions in ads to spread lies and confuse the public about what’s really going on — even about the benefits folks are already seeing, like ending lifetime caps, and young adults who can stay on their parents’ insurance until they’re 26. In fact, opponents have spent $385 million already doing just that. It’s not that they have a better idea to protect people’s health — it’s that they see Obamacare as a significant policy victory for our President, and they want to do everything they can to undermine that. Same old pattern: hurt the President even if it hurts the country. Just disgusting.
That’s why we’ve got to fight back.
So if you care about telling the real story about Obamacare — or just making sure that the debates going on in Washington are happening over actual facts — you need to be a part of this.
Sign up to be a part of OFA’s Truth Team right now:
Thanks for your help,
Governor Deval Patrick
The other side will spend millions to maintain the status quo. We’re fighting for change — chip in $5 or more to support OFA today.
They should probably change the name of this the “Propaganda Team,” since that’s what it is. Oh, and isn’t this similar to that “Attack Watch” thing they did not so long ago but then turned into a laughing stock? You’d think they would come up with something new.