Just to show that the people who want to force a government takeover of our healthcare system will miss no opportunity...
Below is an email I received from the Obama campaign today (Yes, I'm on their email list...it pays to know what the other guys are up to). In it, they're asking supporters to commit to giving them one dollar each day we don't have a health care "reform" bill signed into law by Obama. The email subject line was "Somthing unusual". I'll say.
You've probably seen the headlines: Opponents of change are doing everything they can to delay health insurance reform. As a Republican strategy memo concluded, "If we slow this sausage-making process down, we can defeat it."
They're betting that as time goes by, our energy will flag, our movement will weaken, and they'll ultimately be able to block any change.
But they just don't get it -- thanks to the regular Americans who are reaching out in neighborhoods nationwide, our movement is expanding every day. In fact, over the weekend, we surpassed our big goal of 1 million people taking action for health insurance reform. And with your help, we'll keep growing and prove that our opponents' strategy of "delay, delay, delay" simply won't work.
So I want to ask you for something unusual: Can you chip in $1 each day until we pass real health insurance reform? A huge response will show the insurance companies and their allies in Congress that their delay tactics will only make our movement stronger. ...
Uh-huh. Trasnslation: whether or not we actually get to takeover health care in this country, we want to make sure that we don't miss the opportunity to raise money off of it. In fact, this way, Obama wins either way, right? If he gets the bill, he's given his party a tool to leverage more votes from more people who are "on the dole". If he gets no bill, he gets continued contributions from his supporters. Slick.