Using The New Media

Ben Smith at Politico posted an article yesterday about the Democrat party’s plans to use conservative talk radio to get thier message out.  This should be interesting.  The Democrat group Organizing for America has put up a cite which guides people who are not conservative through the process of talking to conservative talk show hosts.  The cite is

Some of the talking points:

  • This plan will give millions of Americans new choices in health insurance by making coverage more affordable, ending the denial of coverage for pre-existing conditions, putting power in the hands of consumers instead of insurance companies and providing one of the largest tax cuts in history while also reducing our national deficit.

That is totally untrue, and hopefully the conservatives listening are well enough informed to know that.  The plan will put power in the hands of the government.  The plan raises taxes for four years before providing any benefits–that is how they got the Congressional Budget Office estimate of the cost of the plan to be relatively low.

  • Too many in Washington are now saying that we should delay or give up on reform entirely, but Americans understand the stakes for our economy and our lives, and we want action.

Healthcare reform is not directly related to the economy–other than the fact that the government wants to take it over.  Action that causes more harm than good is not useful action.

The website also encourages people to be polite and share a personal story about how healthcare costs affect them.  How about actually relating what is in the bill?