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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-10 11:46 AM
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Greg Sargent's Plumline: Lefty Groups to Vulnerable Dems: Hang tight, the air cover is coming!
Lefty groups to vulnerable House Dems: Hang tight, the air cover is coming!

Major liberal groups and labor unions allied with the White House are planning a massive TV ad push in coming days to get health reform across the finish line, and are vowing to match the huge amounts conservative groups are spending on the air attacking reform, multiple sources familiar with the plans tell me.

Foes of reform, such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, are already up on the air with multi-million-dollar ad campaigns warning hundreds of thousands of voters that Dems are preparing to jam the bill through Congress. This has prompted some to wonder where a similar push is coming from the left. It is.

Americans United for Change is set to announce a $500,000 ad campaign in the districts of multiple House Dems across the country, a source familiar with the plans says. The labor federation AFSCME is preparing a significant push in the weeks ahead, according to an AFSCME official, who adds that ads could air before and after the House votes on the Senate bill, providing cover for Dems who find themselves under assault after voting Yes.

Americans for Stable Quality Care, a pro-reform coalition which is working with the labor powerhouse SEIU, is finalizing plans for a major buy in multiple districts, an official familiar with the plans says. And MoveOn is currently polling its members to ask whether the group should support the Senate bill. If the answer is Yes, the group will mount an aggressive grassroots campaign, including ads, one source involved in the planning says.

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daa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-10 12:00 PM
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1. That's pretty funny
The unions are going to run ads saying, Yes, tax our Cadillac health plans. I can't wait t see the old folks advocate saying, Yes, cut that damn Medicare. Maybe they can sneak in an ad for privatization. another great republican idea.
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impik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-10 12:05 PM
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2. This got to be a world record for "progressive" using Right Wing talking points
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daa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-10 02:24 PM
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8. You should learn to read
the polls, unions and old folks are pissed and even if the union leadership tells the unions to vote, they won't, and they won't knock on doors.
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SoxFan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-10 02:26 PM
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10. Baloney
My wife's union, both leadership and rank and file, is solidly behind the HCR plan.
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Hansel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-10 07:41 PM
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12. My daughter is union too and solidly behind the HCR plan.
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daa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-10 02:25 PM
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9. And that was a record for saying nothing nt
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HughMoran Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-10 11:26 PM
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15. It's not that unusual at all
Edited on Wed Mar-10-10 11:26 PM by HughMoran
Anything to destroy the evil Democrats who aren't so-called 'progressive' enough - whatever the fuck that means (they apparently have a pseudo definition for 'progress'.)
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flpoljunkie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-10 01:15 PM
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3. If the choice is what Kucinich wants and what we can get, the Republicans win--and we get nothing!
Edited on Wed Mar-10-10 01:16 PM by flpoljunkie
"If not now, when? If not us, who?' -President Barack Obama on healthcare reform, March 8th, 2010
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Sebastian Doyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-10 01:18 PM
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4. "Americans for Stable Quality Care" is hardly a "lefty" group.
They're a Big Pharma puppet group, if I remember correctly. Of course, so was "PUMA" and they also claimed to be "lefty"
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-10 01:22 PM
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5. The same quality care you'd get in a stable? nt
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Sebastian Doyle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-10 01:29 PM
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6. Yeah, that explains it.
:rofl:
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Schema Thing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-10 01:45 PM
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7. do you remember correctly?
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Uzybone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-10 03:17 PM
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11. The folks on the ground who actually DO stuff are gearing up
let the handwringers sit in the background and continue to whine.
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-10 07:45 PM
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13. Yeah, I don't care how so called "left" the groups are
..they are actually doing some work.
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-10-10 09:20 PM
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14. The left is somewhat split on this issue. But the ones who will fight for it on the frontlines are
still the left.
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