Monday, February 13, 2012

Fwd: The truth

Automat --

Big announcement: the folks over at the Obama campaign launched the Truth Team today -- the grassroots effort to fight back against the GOP's attacks on President Obama's record.

This will be your one-stop shop to help make sure everyone you know gets the facts the next time Mitt Romney or any of the other candidates launch a false attack on the President, or when you hear someone ask what he's accomplished in office.

I wanted to be sure you saw this. The GOP candidates are making it their number one priority to distort our President's record, and they aren't acting alone. They have millions of dollars in special-interest ad spending at their disposal.

We're fighting back. With your help, we can hold the other guys accountable with the truth.

If you're ready to fight the GOP lies, join the team today:



Patrick Gaspard
Executive Director
Democratic National Committee

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From: Stephanie Cutter,
Subject: The truth

Patrick --

If we've learned anything from the Republican primaries, it's that this is no ordinary election.

The GOP candidates are spending a huge amount of time attacking President Obama -- no surprise. But instead of basing their attacks on our differences of opinion, they've chosen to run on claims about his record that just aren't true.

Mitt Romney says that, despite 23 consecutive months of job growth under the President's watch, he's made the recession "worse." Rick Santorum says that the Affordable Care Act, which was based in part on Republican proposals and provides millions of Americans with access to affordable, private health insurance, is a government takeover of health care. They're not acting alone: With the newfound power of outside groups, these lies can be instantly amplified with millions of dollars in special-interest ad spending.

If the other guys are going to run a campaign based on misrepresenting the President's record -- and their own -- we have two options: sit back and let these lies go unchallenged, or fight back with the truth.

We're fighting back. Today we're introducing a new resource for grassroots supporters who want to make sure that when voters go to the polls in November, they know the truth -- and you should be a part of it.

Will you sign up to be a member of the Truth Team?

The website has three sections to reflect the team's goals: KeepingHisWord, where we'll communicate about President Obama's record and promises kept; AttackWatch, to fight back against false attacks on the President; and KeepingGOPHonest, where we'll debunk the Republicans' false claims about their own records.

In short, it's the grassroots communications team of the Obama 2012 campaign. We'll provide resources for you to learn everything you need to know and tools to help you share it with undecided voters in your life.

Communicating about the President's record -- and that of our opponents -- is what I do full-time. But people don't just want to hear from campaign statements or ads -- they want to hear from the family and friends they trust.

The President needs folks on board to roll up their sleeves, stand with him, and get the truth out all over the country.

So the next time you hear Mitt Romney accusing the President of "crony capitalism" or someone asking, "What has President Obama really accomplished?" you'll know what to do.

If you're ready to fight lies with the truth, sign up now:



Stephanie Cutter
Deputy Campaign Manager
Obama for America

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