Trying to scare you:
As we know, challenging the status quo will not be easy. Its defenders will claim our goals are too big, that we should once again settle for half measures and empty talk. Left unanswered, these voices of doubt might yet again derail the comprehensive reform we so badly need. That's where you come in.
When our opponents spread fear and confusion about the changes we seek, your support for these core principles will show clarity and resolve. When the lobbyists for the status quo tell Congress to hold back, your personal story will give them the courage to press forward.
Trying to make you cry:
I know personal stories can drive that change, because I know how my mother's experience continues to drive me. She passed away from ovarian cancer a little over a decade ago. And in the last weeks of her life, when she was coming to grips with her own mortality and showing extraordinary courage just to get through each day, she was spending too much time worrying about whether her health insurance would cover her bills. She deserved better. Every American deserves better. And that's why I will not rest until the dream of health care reform is finally achieved in the United States of America.
Trying to lift you up:
Last November, the American people sent Washington a clear mandate for change. But when the polls close, the true work of citizenship begins. That's what Organizing for America is all about. Now, in these crucial moments, your voice once again has extraordinary power. I'm counting on you to use it.
Do you feel threatened/saddened/inspired enough to let go of all the of the principles and values you hold dear? Can you imagine if a Conservative leader used and exploited people and stories the same way that Obama does in this email (about his mother) and the socialized medicine rally people will (by bussing in elderly and disabled people and seating them in the front rows)? Talk about feeling sick.
Listen up 'Bam, make your case for your health care plan without using your own mother's suffering and death as the supporting argument and raison d'être. It is unbecoming of a President, disrespectful to your mother, and gross.