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I've got zero time right now, but I want to put this out there. The WaPo article about how Obama "didn't campaign" about a public option really pissed me off, as I was in press row in Bend, OR, and I swear he talked about it.

Anyway, email chain over the hump. First email from OFA at bottom.

We can't even respond to OFA anymore? I've about given up.

How Repug can you get to bounce responses to your emails?

To Obama and Rahm: Thanks for all the help. Don't expect any from me, either. You give and you get. Or not.

David Plouffe, BarackObama.com
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---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Bruce Ewert <bewert@gmail.com>
To: info@barackobama.com
Date: Tue, 22 Dec 2009 16:32:32 -0700
Subject: Re: What's really at stake
From WaPo:

Obama said the public option "has become a source of ideological contention between the left and right." But, he added, "I didn't campaign on the public option."

Fuck you.

I was a precinct chair in Bend, Oregon for Obama's election. I am damn happy to have helped elect Sen. Merkley, as he has actually held to his campaign promises.

But Obama's stepping back from the public option he campaigned on, which I personally heard him speak about in Bend, is simply BS.

Fuck you. And your horse.

I don't plan to even vote next year, except for local candidates.

You have lost me. You and Rahm. With Barack.

Bruce Ewert
541-408-2987

On Tue, Dec 22, 2009 at 3:03 PM, David Plouffe, BarackObama.com <info@barackobama.com> wrote:

   Organizing for America
   Bruce --

   Any day now, health insurance reform will come up for a vote in the Senate.

   We're hearing a lot about what's at stake with this vote for President Obama, the Democrats who are fighting alongside him, and the Republicans who have lined up in opposition.

   But let's talk about what's really at stake for America. The Senate health reform bill will:

         -- Extend coverage to 31 million Americans, the largest expansion of coverage since the creation of Medicare.

         -- Ensure that you can choose your own doctor.

         -- Finally stop insurance companies from denying coverage due to a pre-existing condition.

         -- Make sure you will never be charged exorbitant premiums on the basis of your age, health, or gender.

         -- Guarantee you will never lose your coverage just because you get sick or injured.

         -- Protect you from outrageous out-of-pocket expenditures by establishing lifetime and annual limits.

         -- Allow young people to stay on their parents' coverage until they're 26 years old.

         -- Create health insurance exchanges, or "one-stop shops" for individuals purchasing insurance, where insurance companies are forced to compete for new customers.

         -- Lower premiums for families, according to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office -- especially for struggling folks who will receive subsidies.

         -- Help small businesses provide health care coverage to their employees with tax credits and by allowing them to purchase coverage through the exchanges.

         -- Improve and strengthen Medicare by eliminating waste and fraud (without cutting basic benefits), beginning to close the Medicare Part D donut hole, and extending the life of the Medicare trust fund.

         -- Create jobs by reining in costs -- fostering competition, reducing waste and inefficiency, and starting to reward doctors and hospitals for quality, not quantity, of care.

         -- Cut the deficit by over $130 billion in the next 10 years.

   It's a long list. But that's only because this bill represents the most significant health reform our nation has seen since the creation of Medicare.

   And it's important that every American knows what's really at stake this holiday season.

   So please pass this email along to friends, family, and neighbors today -- or click below to share this list on Facebook and Twitter, or print out a copy to share with others:

   http://my.barackobama.com/...

   We wouldn't be this close to enacting these powerful reforms without all your hard work. Now, we're in the final stretch -- let's keep it up.

   Thank you,

   David Plouffe

   Donate

   Paid for by Organizing for America, a project of the Democratic National Committee -- 430 South Capitol Street SE, Washington, D.C. 20003. This communication is not authorized by any candidate or candidate's committee.

   This email was sent to: bewert@gmail.com

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Originally posted to bewert on Tue Dec 22, 2009 at 03:43 PM PST.

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