GIVE 'TIL IT HURTS - AT 10:24 A.M. ET: Nancy Pelosi is looking for some quick cash, and I know you'll want to help. So this is published as a public service, via The Politico:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has launched an urgent effort to raise $100,000 by Monday to help combat what she calls GOP "smears" about health care reform.
"Republican opponents of reform are coming out with one outrageous smear after the next, all aimed at derailing our progress. We must be able to counter their special interest-funded attacks and set the record straight," Pelosi wrote in a letter to Democratic supporters.
"That's why I have set a goal of raising $100,000 in grassroots donations before the August FEC fundraising deadline," says Pelosi.
Pelosi and Democrats are clearly worried that they've lost momentum on health care reform this month, and many in her caucus have been crushed by opposition at town hall events.
COMMENT: But it's all "special interests" who oppose the plan. Correct? Apparently a majority of Americans are now considered a "special interest."
August 28, 2009