Sometimes leaders lie to their followers to improve morale. People will lie to a mortally wounded person and tell the person everything will be alright.
MoveOn.org, incredibly enough, is telling its supporters it is “winning” the fight to force government-run healthcare down the throats of Americans. It also keeps pushing its push poll that falsely reports that Americans support the socialist public option.
Here is the group’s latest email –filled with the usual lies and distortions about what the public wants– to supporters:
Dear MoveOn member,
After a few weeks of health care craziness, there’s good news: we’re winning on the ground. Lots of town halls are now dominated by supporters of health care reform. The vast majority of Americans want the choice of a public plan.1 And a powerful bloc of progressives in the House is standing strong on real reform.
The really bad news? The media’s still acting like President Obama’s health care plan is on the skids.
If we don’t turn the conventional wisdom around before Congress begins voting on health care, we could be in big trouble.
We’ve got a plan to make it happen. It starts tomorrow with major vigils across the country to bring the media’s focus back to the real people suffering under the current health care system.
And then we’ll shake up the media story again by going on the offensive against Republicans, with a new series of tough ads that call them out for their ties to the health insurance industry.
But to actually make a big splash, we need to raise $185,000 today—and that’s going to take at least 50 donations from people in Washington. Can you chip in $20 right now to help out?
Right now, Republicans in Congress think they can get away with viciously slandering President Obama’s plan for a public health insurance option—even though 77% of Americans say they want to have the choice of a public plan.2
These Republicans need a reality check. Every member of Congress should know that opposing health care reform isn’t just morally wrong—it’s politically dangerous and unpopular.
That’s why we’re planning some very tough new TV ads. They’ll let voters know exactly how much money their representatives have taken from the insurance industry, whose top goal this year is to kill the public option.
These ads are a surefire way to put Republicans on the defensive, and show that Americans want their representatives to stop siding with insurance companies by obstructing health care reform.
To hit our goal of $185,000 and get these ads on the air, we need at least 50 people in Washington to step up. Can you chip in $20 right now to help out?
Thanks for all you do.
–Nita, Kat, Stephen, Joan and the rest of the team
1, 2. “New Poll: 77 Percent Support ‘Choice’ Of Public Option,” The Huffington Post, August 20, 2009.
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