Obama Sends Email Urging Opposition to Town Hall Protests

Jillian Bandes
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Posted: Aug 05, 2009 2:18 PM
The left has been either ignoring the town hall protests, saying they're backed by special interest groups, or saying the grassroots efforts are actually "astroturf." But a special email from President Obama reveals that he might be starting to take them seriously.
There are those who profit from the status quo, or see this debate as a political game, and they will stop at nothing to block reform. They are filling the airwaves and the internet with outrageous falsehoods to scare people into opposing change. And some people, not surprisingly, are getting pretty nervous. So we've got to get out there, fight lies with truth, and set the record straight.

That's why Organizing for America is putting together thousands of events this month where you can reach out to neighbors, show your support, and make certain your members of Congress know that you're counting on them to act.
If "opposing change" means saving lives, dollars, and the integrity of our democratic system, then sign me up. These sorts of emails can only be taken as evidence that conservative grassroots support is really making a difference in the policy world -- something that only comes about when the policies being implemented are truly horrendous.