Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Organizing for America encourage Liberals to call Radio Shows

Originally Published "State of the Nation" by Brandon Jones at Desk of Brian.com: http://sites.google.com/site/thedeskofbrian/state-of-the-nation/organizingforamericaencourageliberalstocallradioshows

The latest greatest effort to stir support for Obamacare. The powerhouse activist group Organizing for America launched their new website: http://radio.barackobama.com/

GOAL: "The fate of health reform has been a focus of debate in living rooms
and offices, on TV and online -- and on talk radio. And since millions
of folks turn to talk radio as a trusted source of news and opinions,
we need to make sure OFA supporters are calling in with a pro-reform

It's apparently time give Liberal supporters some Cliff Notes and talking points and send them out to face Conservative Talk Shows. Rush Limbaugh has always identified these individuals as "Seminar Callers" having frequented his show for years.

More from the site:


  • Be polite, respectful, and clear. Remember, you represent Organizing for America.

  • How radio stations will connect you will depend on the
    show. Some radio shows may connect you right away, but most will take
    your name and basic info and put you on hold. You may or may not be
    able to hear the broadcast on the show while you're waiting. You may
    hear the radio host say something like, "Hello, we have your name on the line with us."

  • Some hosts may challenge your views. Stay calm and firm. Sharing a
    personal story about how health reform affects you and your family is a
    great way to show the importance and urgency of health reform.

  • If you can't get through, don't worry! If the show you call is busy
    or not accepting calls at the moment you call in, simply click "Give me
    another show" to find another.


These points are only to provide extra information and suggestions. Your personal story will make the most compelling message.

  • For
    most Americans, their health care plan covers too little and costs too
    much. Far too many people delay or even skip the care they need because
    they simply can’t afford it.

  • The plan the President
    laid out includes the largest health care tax cut for middle class
    families in history and makes coverage more affordable for tens of
    millions of families and small business owners and expands coverage to
    over 31 million Americans who are currently uninsured.

  • This plan will give millions of Americans new choices in health
    insurance by making coverage more affordable, ending the denial of
    coverage for pre-existing conditions, putting power in the hands of
    consumers instead of insurance companies and providing one of the
    largest tax cuts in history while also reducing our national deficit.

  • Reform
    couldn’t be more urgent – just this month consumers in California were
    told their premiums could go up as much as 39 percent.

  • Too
    many in Washington are now saying that we should delay or give up on
    reform entirely, but Americans understand the stakes for our economy
    and our lives, and we want action.

I personally have always welcomed opposing discussion, but find most people are aligned with the party, believe what they believe and can't or won't back it up.

To the Discussion Poinsts:

More than half of the 31 million people that are uninsured (according to these claims) choose NOT to purchase insurance (earning $50,000 per year or more) or simply don't apply for programs like Medicaid.

Obama solution: force them.

Next, there is no decrease in deficit because of the fuzzy math. This ten year plan yields only six years of benefits. Taxation begins immediately with the coverages starting four years from now -- not real, real urgent after all.

Moreover, if we look at full ten years of coverage, the Congressional Budget Office estimates the cost at $2.5 trillion.

I'd love to have open debates with supporters, but they are few and far between. If you are up for the challenge, let me know.


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