The following concluding paragraph of Dawn Teo’s article at Huffington Post is a keeper
“On-the-ground organizing may also have more far-reaching effects than just strengthening the President’s position on health care. Every person OFA reaches on the phone today is a potential supporter in 2010 and 2012. Every door knocked or volunteer recruited today is a potential recruit in 2010 or 2012. Old-fashioned machine politics may be over, but in a time when the election cycle never sleeps, yearlong organizing in the election off-season is looking like the political mechanics of the future.”
The Republicans are giving us the Health Care Reform victory. The media are ignoring the organizing on the ground. Between Organizing for America (OFA) grass roots activism and the ineptitude of the Republicans as they lie to try to win a debate they cannot win, even with truth, we are looking at a slow and steady movement to passage of a bill with a public option.