Wednesday, September 02, 2009

9/11 Day of Service

Let's commemorate 9/11 with some tasty partisan politics:

The Organizing for America site has now scrubbed the post which outlined the actions suggested for 9/11. In short, they are hijacking the day as one to lobby for Obamacare. They "sent out a notice to its 'grassroots' supporters. It asked them to wage a coordinated phone campaign for health care by calling their U.S. Senators on September 11 – also known as Patriot Day in honor of the thousands of Americans killed by Al Qaeda terrorists eight years ago...". The Foundry has the screenshot of the post in question which has now been taken down.

As if turning 9/11 into a Day to Lobby for Health Care isn't enough, there's more. As The Foundry points out, their rhetoric is simply incredible. The Organizing for America post says, “All 50 States are coordinating in this – as we fight back against our own Right-Wing Domestic Terrorists who are subverting the American Democratic Process, whipped to a frenzy by their Fox Propaganda Network ceaselessly re-seizing power for their treacherous leaders.”

So, in addition to greening our neighborhood, volunteering at a food bank, and helping our neighbors, we're also supposed to push for Obamacare?

Simply amazing.

I refuse to allow Democrats to hijack 9/11 for their political purposes.

I'm not going to volunteer or donate or do any of that shit on 9/11. Any other day of the year is fine with me. But, on 9/11? Nope.

Not unless they start showing the images of the falling towers on tv again. Then maybe I'll think about it.