Are they running out of money? They must be worried nontheless. Obama, Democrats and his faux campaign operation, Organizing for American, are mining their mailing list for campaign cash.
“Republicans win back House, Senate.” “Voters reject Obama’s agenda.”
If you listen to the talking heads on TV, it’s like November 3rd’s headlines are already written.
But here’s what they don’t know — and it’s why they’re dead wrong: The same grassroots movement that knocked on the most doors, made the most calls, and inspired the most first-time voters in history in 2008 hasn’t gone anywhere. In fact, we’re gearing up to do it all again.
You heard it from the President on Monday. We’ve been planning for the fall campaign all year. And we know full well that winning nationally means organizing locally. Every House district holds an election this year, and all but five states will vote statewide for a governor or senator.
We need to get moving in FL — and all over the country — earlier than ever before. David Plouffe and I have taken a hard look at the numbers, and we need 3 donations from Crestview by May 1st to kick off our efforts.
Please donate $5 or more to help us get more boots on the ground and start implementing our 2010 grassroots strategy now.
Republicans are already calling 2010 a “referendum” on the President’s agenda. They’re campaigning to win majorities in Congress, so they can roll back the progress we’ve worked so hard to make. In fact, hundreds of candidates have signed a pledge, circulated by the conservative Club for Growth, to repeal health insurance reform.
If history is any guide, this is nothing to scoff at. In midterm elections, the president’s party regularly loses seats. And an economy that’s still recovering only makes our job harder.
But history has never seen anything like us.
While Sarah Palin gives big speeches mocking “community organizers,” we’re investing in them. Our field operation is far and away the largest of its kind in history. OFA staff and volunteers are pounding the pavement across the country.
From the earliest primaries in 2008 to the fight for Wall Street reform, while the attacks ads were flying and the cynics were talking down our chances, we’ve done what we know best — keep on organizing. Investing in these resources is what will make it possible for us to set records again in 2010.
The headlines we wake up to on November 3rd are in our hands. But we can’t succeed without a strong start — and we can’t do it without you.
Note the personal touch that includes my hometown. At any rate, we see who concerns Democrats – The Club for Growth and ….Sarah Palin.
I wonder if this is a bone to throw to Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania as he will be facing a Club for Growth backed candidate in Pat Toomey. The RCP average has Toomey up 6.5 pts over Specter and even more over Congressman Joe Sestak. This must be horrifying for Democrats as they banked so much on Specter’s defection.
Palin is a far different story. The former Alaska govenor and VP candidate is seems to becoming more and more influential as she’s ridiculed more and more. There’s not a medium that she’s not on. She has her own PAC. She has a Facebook page with 1.5 million followers. Doubt there’s alot of Democrats voters on the list, but I’m sure there’s a few trolls and operatives watching. And, horrors, she’s on FOX. Worse yet, Tea Party followers love her.
“Strike me down, and I’ll become more powerful that you can imagine.”
They hate and ridicule because they fear. See Alinsky rule 7
If you ever want to see someone on the DemLeft do an eyebrow raise, mention Alinsky. Return fire usually comes in the form of Rule 7.
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This post was written by bobsikes on April 29, 2010