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It's official. The Democratic Senate Campaign Committee (DSCC) has a petition page,
Denounce the GOP’s Obamacare Repeal Vote

You can get a bumper sticker, too: I ♥ Obamacare

Majority Want ‘Obamacare’ Implemented, Not Repealed

You can follow the DSCC on Twitter, with items such as

DSCC ‏@dscc

Repealing Obamacare AGAIN? Celebrate John Boehner's historic waste of time with this sticker

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I keep seeing comments by Kossacks demanding, "Why don't the Democrats...?" to which my reply this year (unlike 2010) is usually, "They do," with links. I have more to share below.

Also the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee for the House:

Dems finally defend Obamacare
After ignoring the Affordable Care Act in 2010, Democrats have begun using it as a political weapon this election

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), the campaign arm of House Democrats, is launching a new set of ads hitting seven Republican lawmakers ahead of the House GOP’s scheduled vote on repealing the Affordable Care Act on Wednesday. Today’s DCCC campaign, which comes on the heels of an earlier round of ads targeting 10 Republicans last week, highlights a woman named Carla whose life was saved by a breast cancer screening and warns that Republicans want to repeal popular provisions of the law that could help her, such as free preventative health care screenings for women.
Win An Argument with a Republican: Top Ten Facts About Obamacare

DCCC on Twitter:

DCCC ‏@dccc

DCCC: We're winning on health care - POLITICO:

12 Jul DCCC DCCC ‏@dccc

Memo: Republicans Losing The Battle On Health Care Repeal

Individual candidates, too.

Spotted: A Dem Senate candidate campaigning for Obamacare

Hawaii Rep. Mazie Hirono, a Democrat seeking the open Senate seat in President Obama's native state, sent this email out attacking her presumptive GOP opponent:
   While you were out celebrating the Fourth of July with family and friends yesterday, you might have missed this big news:

    Linda Lingle wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act -- President Obama's landmark health care reform legislation!

Here are a few other groups taking Obamacare back from the Repeal Obamacare crazies.

On Twitter:

SEIU Members Celebrated Obamacare In More Than 35 Locations Nationwide #the-healthcare-law

Today #SCOTUS ruled in favor of the health of this nation. SHARE this on FB to celebrate & support #Obamacare
Thanks Obamacare
Many people have been helped by Obamacare. We're sharing their stories. Thanks Obamacare does not support or oppose candidates.
#Obamacare bans insurers from denying coverage for ppl w/ pre-existing conditions. Pledge to keep it this way:
On Facebook:

I Like Obamacare
214,588 likes · 13,739 talking about this


Why do people keep saying "Obamacare" like it's a bad thing? Our President cares, we're supposed to be scared of that?
In the news:

Maine Breaking News ‏@bangordailynews

Portland teen’s Obamacare letter featured by campaign #mepolitics

Wendell Potter, insurance industry whistleblower:

Surprise! A Nice Little Gift From ObamaCare Directly to Millions of Us

One of the reform law's most important provisions -- the one that that insurance firms and Wall Street despise most -- is the one that sets the minimum allowable MLR, effective last year, at 80 percent for policies sold to individuals and small businesses. For large groups it's 85 percent. If insurers' MLRs drop below those percentages, they have to send rebate checks to their policyholders. Really.

You can be sure insurers not only hate that they are required to send out those rebate checks, they really hate it that they must tell policyholders the Affordable Care Act made them do it.

Nate Silver of the FiveThirtyEight political blog at the NYT:
fivethirtyeight 2 weeks 6 days ago Twitter
Obama campaign now using the term "Obamacare" in campaign ads.
Daily Kos, of course:

Campaign video goes on offense: Obamacare is about helping real people

Video of President Obama on Obamacare: Delivering Affordable Health Care

Even Fox News has noticed, although as usual (if you read the rest of the article) with its own patented spin.

Battle over ObamaCare shifts from courtroom to campaign trail

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee on Monday announced a wave of automated phone calls to targeted districts. The calls will highlight how much money each targeted lawmaker has raised off the insurance industry, accusing him or her of wanting "to put insurance companies back in charge of our health care."

"Democrats are on offense as we expose these House Republicans for standing up for insurance companies and congressional perks instead of protecting consumers," DCCC Chairman Steve Israel said in a statement.

There is vastly more of this than I can squeeze into a Diary, of course.
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  •  Tip Jar (7+ / 0-)

    Hands off my ObamaCare[TM]

    by Mokurai on Tue Jul 24, 2012 at 10:00:06 AM PDT

  •  After twelve years of Rovian attack politics ... (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:

    ... it is so good to see the Dems have learned how to pivot without stooping.

    "The fears of one class of men are not the measure of the rights of another." ~ George Bancroft (1800-1891)

    by JBL55 on Tue Jul 24, 2012 at 10:29:01 AM PDT

  •  Excellent job. When I read criticism like (0+ / 0-)
    I keep seeing comments by Kossacks demanding, "Why don't the Democrats...?"
    the commenters don't appear to have accurate information like they would if they got their information directly from the President's speeches, WH site, OFA, DCCC, DSCC or sites of members of congress. There are massive amounts of information there.  

    The problems have been documented in front page diaries: inequality on Sunday talk shows and sloppy reporting in the media giving the right-wing talking point without questioning it.  There have been diaries about the inequality of all media coverage the President gets.  Because of this, if someone isn't checking the sites you mention then they aren't going to know the facts about the effort being made.  

    The President has worked around the inequality in coverage by going on the road giving speeches or interviews to local news organizations which do give fair and balanced reporting. It's not his job to do all of it. If we're not informed we can't do our part in clearing up misinformation where we live and work.

    A quick and easy way to get information about the President is to sign up for the Daily Snapshot from the WH which has a video or picture, the President's schedule for the day and usually links to three WH blog articles of the day.  I was amazed to see how often President Obama and VP Biden went directly to the people. All along, even with the challenges they have been facing every day, they have been touching so many lives directly while the screeching, complaining and misinformation has been going on in the media.

    Another good resource is to sign up for the DCCC's grassroots Rapid Response Network for news and action alerts.  Leader Pelosi is on it!

    And another way is to have excellent diaries like yours on hand for resources. Thanks for pulling this all together, Mokurai.

    Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.~ Howard Zinn

    by ParkRanger on Tue Jul 24, 2012 at 11:45:44 AM PDT

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