Monday, August 9, 2010

Obama's group, OFA, steals my idea - from June 2009

I guess I should be flattered, right?

My video from June 2009:




My post listing example after example of Obama, OFA and the Democrats calling everyday Americans - who happen to oppose their agenda - "special interests." Excerpt:
Regarding the battle over President Obama’s budget
“And we believe in the power of people to drown out the cynics and entrenched interests in Washington to bring lasting, meaningful change...”
Email from David Plouffe, 2008 campaign manager for Barack Obama
March 13, 2009

“Partisan voices and special interests are showing real resistance to President Obama's call for making the necessary reforms and investments in energy, health care, and education.”
Email from Mitch Stewart, Director, Organizing for America
March 16, 2009

“What you do now will decide what kind of debate they have -- one that's dominated by special interests and partisan voices intent on keeping the status quo, or one that reflects the priorities of citizens like you.”
Email from Mitch Stewart, Director, Organizing for America
March 25, 2009
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And now, today, OFA send out this email, titled, "I am not a 'special interest:'"

Liberty Belle --

Right now, my job -- along with those of my colleagues -- could be in jeopardy.

I'm a public school teacher in Philadelphia. And, like most states across the country, Pennsylvania is facing some bad budget shortfalls.

Without federal help, a lot of teachers like me -- as well as other public servants like police officers and firefighters -- will lose their jobs. Maybe you know some of these people. Maybe it's you.

Democrats in Congress are trying to do the right thing, proposing emergency assistance for states to preserve more than 100,000 jobs like mine. They're racing back to the Capitol for an emergency session this week to pass this bill and save these jobs.

But Republicans are standing in the way. Minority Leader John Boehner is calling the bill a "payoff" to "special interests" and attacking every Democrat who is fighting for us.

But I'm not a special interest. I'm a teacher.

Can you join me in telling House Democrats that they have our support as they fight for our jobs?

Speaker Nancy Pelosi -- and the entire Democratic Caucus -- have decided to rush back to Washington to make sure that hundreds of thousands of workers like me will get to keep our jobs. In addition, the bill will actually create even more job growth by closing tax loopholes for companies that ship American jobs overseas.

But the Republicans are going to do everything they can to prevent this aid.

Please stand with me, in support of Democratic leaders who are standing up for folks like me:

http://my.barackobama.com/MyJob

Thank you,

Wendy C.
Teacher
Ambler, Pennsylvania

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Nothing to see here folks!