Saturday, August 21, 2010

WH Confidential: tell Dems to lie about Obamacare

Ben Smith at Politico reports on a confidential power point presentation at the White House by a group of Democratic consultants which "suggests that Democrats are acknowledging the failure of their predictions that the health care legislation would grow more popular after its passage, as its benefits became clear and rhetoric cooled".

The presentation is designed to win over a skeptical public, and to defend the legislation--and in particular the individual mandate--from a push for repeal. . . .

"Straightforward 'policy' defenses fail to [move] voters' opinions about the law," according to the presentation. "Women in particular are concerned that health care law will mean less provider availability--scarcity [is] an issue."

The presentation also concedes that the fiscal and economic arguments that were the White House's first and most aggressive sales pitch have essentially failed.

"Many don't believe health care reform will help the economy."

The presentation's final page of "Don'ts" counsels against claiming "the law will reduce costs and deficit."

The presentation advises, instead, sales pitches that play on personal narratives and promises to change the legislation.

So their new line is supposed to be that they will "fix" it.

Contact your Congressman to say there is no way Obamacare can be fixed, that it must be repealed.
It is safe to say you plan to vote for repeal in November because all the Massachusetts Congressmen, except Capuano, have at least one opponent who favors repeal.
John W. Olver (D-1), 202-225-5335
Richard E. Neal (D-2), 202-225-5601
James P. McGovern (D-3), 202-225-6101
Barney Frank (D-4), 202-225-5931
Niki Tsongas (D-5), Phone, 202-225-3411
John F. Tierney (D-6), 202-225-8020
Edward J. Markey (D-7, 202-225-2836
Michael Capuano (D-8), 202-225-5111
Stephen F. Lynch (D-9), 202-225-8273

John Rowe, Chairman of the MCFL FedPAC, reminds us that Delahunt is not running. He suggests, instead, that you call Jeff Perry, who features repeal, and volunteer: (Sandwich) 774-413-7472, (Plymouth) 774-283-4907, or (Quincy) 617-481-0483.

When you go to the the Mass. Citizens web site to check out the positions of the state and federal candidates, I think you will be pleased by how many good candidates there are. Much of the reason these people are running is because of the positive activity you have generated during the past year. You make the difference!
Thank you, Anne

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