Although the American people are rejecting ObamaCare loudly at town hall meetings and in public opinion polls the Democratic Party’s outreach arm, Organizing for America (OFA), thinks that trying to swamp conservative talk radio with liberal callers will somehow make Americans support socialist medicine.
“The fate of health reform has been a focus of debate in living rooms and offices, on TV and online — and on talk radio. And since millions of folks turn to talk radio as a trusted source of news and opinions, we need to make sure OFA supporters are calling in with a pro-reform message,” OFA’s website says.
The web page, radio.barackobama.com, provides visitors with tips on what to say to Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, Laura Ingraham, and any other talk radio hosts who have the nerve to dare reject The One’s utopian socialist vision for America. It also provides call-in telephone numbers for the various shows.
OFA attempts to make progressive agitation hip and mainstream. The group tries to cross Howard Dean-style activism with community organizing.
It seeks to improve on the Internet-based success of Dean’s insurgent 2004
presidential campaign that propelled the then-unknown governor from a sparsely populated state to frontrunner at the beginning of that year’s Democratic primary season.
OFA, which, as a child of the president’s 2008 campaign, adapted its name from Obama for America, is headed by Mitch Stewart, who was an official in the Obama campaign.
(I profiled Organizing for America in Townhall magazine.)