Tuesday, August 25, 2009

We Can't Afford to Wait... to Muck Up Their Campaign

This just in - Moveon.org is sponsoring a "photo petition" for people to send in photos of themselves holding up signs telling why they, or people they love, can't afford to wait. Gag me. Since when do a few potentially falsified anecdotes justify transforming an entire country, its economy, and its citizens liberties? I'm so sick of this overly hyped, overly melodramatic emphasis on "personal stories."

So what's a free market, liberty minded individual to do in the face of this ridiculous campaign? Why flood their inboxes with pictures of us holding up signs telling why a public option and any government control deserves to get T-R-A-S-H-E-D, of course...

See the email below, and get snappin'.


Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 11:27 AM
Subject: We can't afford to wait


With just 14 days left until Congress heads back to D.C. to vote on health care, we need to bring the focus back to the real stories of millions of Americans who simply can't wait for real reform. Will you join the photo petition today by submitting a picture of yourself holding up a sign showing why you or someone you love can't afford to wait?

Click Here


Dear MoveOn member,

Every day we hear new arguments that America should just put off health care reform.

But millions of Americans can't afford to wait. Like Joe B., a MoveOn member whose family is facing over $20,000 in costs for their autistic son's treatment because his insurance company won't cover what the doctor prescribed. And Nicole T.'s mother, who lost her insurance coverage after being diagnosed with cancer.

With just 14 days until Congress heads back to D.C. to vote on health care, we need to bring the health care debate back to what matters.

To do that, we're launching "We Can't Afford to Wait," a photo petition to remind Congress of the real lives at stake. Will you join the photo petition today by submitting a picture of yourself holding up a sign showing why you or someone you love can't afford to wait?

Click here to get started.

http://pol.moveon.org/cantwait?id=16982-16343159-ApOvwlx&t=5

Submitting a photo is really easy, and we provide step-by-step instructions.

We'll share the photo petition—pictures of thousands of MoveOn members holding up signs saying why they or a loved one can't afford to wait for real health care reform—with Congress and the media.

Through our "We can't afford to wait: Public Option NOW!" vigils next week, by delivering photo albums to each member of Congress, and by making sure your stories are heard in the news media, we'll help bring the debate back to what really matters.

It's too easy for Congress to get mired in the politics of health care, and forget the substance. By reminding them about the true cost of inaction in a visible and visceral way, we can make sure the needs of real Americans are front and center when our senators and representatives head back to Washington to vote on health care reform.

Can you submit a photo today and remind Congress why America can't afford to wait for real reform?

Click here to get involved:

http://pol.moveon.org/cantwait?id=16982-16343159-ApOvwlx&t=6

Thanks for all you do.

–Nita, Kat, Michael, Matt, and the rest of the team

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Hahaha. Ma LibertyBelle says:
Since the legislation, if passed, will not kick in until 2013, the "my friend and I can't afford to wait" campaign is meaningless and someone should point it out to these poor witless pawns.

3 comments:

  1. Think we should photo & send signs saying:

    "Move-On Out Of HealthCare"

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  2. Since the legislation, if passed, will not kick in until 2013, the "my friend and I can't afford to wait" campaign is meaningless and someone should point it out to these poor witless pawns.

    ReplyDelete
  3. When I hear "I can't wait", the first thing I picture is a sign that tabulates the average wait time in Canada and the UK for various procedures.

    Anyone have a ready reference for surch statistics?

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