3/16/2010

Organizing for American organizing mass calls for moderate Democrats

From Politico:

Rep. Chet Edwards, a Texas Democrat who remains a firm “no,” said he’s getting calls spurred by Organizing for America, the president’s unofficial outreach arm. He said he’s fine with constituents expressing their opinions — and even with the right of OFA to engage — but noted of the Obama organization, “It’s clear to me they could care less about my political future.” . . .


Lots of other tactics are being used:

“We’re having donors, even donors outside of our district, that are being called and asked to urge support” for the bill, said a senior aide to one conservative Democrat, who indicated the tactics could backfire on the health care bill. “If you want to play Chicago-style politics, and that’s what this is, then we will come out firmly against it.” . . .


Obama also promises not to campaign for any Democrats who votes against the bill, but I am not sure that Obama's appearances would help in the vast majority of the congressmen who plan on voting "no."

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