Conservative evangelicals are pro-life and pro-immigration reform

From Restore Fairness blog.  The truth is that some pro-life Christian conservatives are evangelicals who support Obama’s initiative for immigration reform. While immigration reform continues to polarize communities and divide our country, it also has fostered a constructive conversation and relationship between conservative evangelicals and Obama.

 

 

 

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Conservative evangelicals are pro-life and pro-immigration reform

From Restore Fairness blog.  The truth is that some pro-life Christian conservatives are evangelicals who support Obama’s initiative for immigration reform. While immigration reform continues to polarize communities and divide our country, it also has fostered a constructive conversation and relationship between conservative evangelicals and Obama.

 

 

 

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OFA Asks Supporters To Call Talk Radio

One of the first things I noticed when I started working in politics was that virtually every Republican Party website – state parties, candidates, etc. – included calling talk radio in their list of volunteer tools. Write a letter to the editor, volunteer at a phone bank, make a donation, call talk radio. I though that was a great idea but didn't worry about the fact that I’d never seen anything similar on Democratic websites. With some low-rated exceptions, talk radio is a conservative medium with tough call screeners, so what good would a liberal call do?

Organizing for America seems to disagree. National Press Secretary Lynda Tran sent an e-mail to supporters earlier today urging them to follow up on today’s bipartisan healthcare meeting by calling talk radio – and not just Randi Rhodes and Ed Schultz, but also, yes, Rush Limbaugh.

Ever since President Obama announced his health reform proposal on Monday, the fate of health reform has been a focus of debate in living rooms and offices, on TV and online -- and on talk radio.

And in the critical next few days after today's bipartisan meeting on health reform, millions of folks will turn to talk radio as a trusted source of news and opinions. So we need to make sure OFA supporters are calling in with a pro-reform message.

That's the idea behind "On the Air," our new radio call-in tool, where you can find the phone number of a local show and get helpful talking points.

Can you take 10 minutes to check out "On the Air" and call a local radio show?

The link generates a random talk show for you to call, including C-SPAN, Ed Schultz, Randi Rhodes, Democracy Now and Diane Rehm, yes, but also Savage Nation, Focus on the Family, Sean Hannity, Fred Thompson, and Heaven help me, the big dogs, Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck.

This is an intriguing gambit on OFA's part. No harm, save wasting callers’ time, can come of it, so I will be interested to see how many callers get past the conservative screeners and whether or not this has even the slightest influence on bipartisanship or independent support. Probably not, but like I say – it is intriguing.

CRUSH IT

A quick digest of the week's social media news with a side of fun? You're welcome.

Introducing CRUSH, the weekly web-show that takes the news on the social media newsladder and crushes it down to reveal the gems.

In this weeks' edition, we discuss the coincidence of Google releasing Buzz at about the same time they struck a deal with the NSA to share info. No relationship - just like Glenn Beck getting a show on Fox the day before Obama was inaugurated.

Facebook, meanwhile made changes to its privacy settings allowing users more control of what info is shared. That won't help people who choose to share their info though. With the growth of location sharing, there is a new website that points out a nagging issue with letting people know where you are all the time.

On the political side of thigs, this past week marked the one year anniversary of the signing of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Organizing for America released this video to mark the occasion, and the House Committee on Education and Labor realeased a great video as well. This is not the first time the Ed and Labor committee has turned to creative webvideos to spread a message, and we hope it will not be the last.

Sarah Palin was asked what she thought the biggest threat to America is, and when her supporters shouted 'Obama' she felt the need to clarify that they had said it, not she. She didn't correct them though. If Mrs. Palin cared about 'those little facty things' she and her supporters might want to thumb through the Quadrennial Defense Review, which catalougues the various security threats to the nation as determined by, well, the people who spend their careers assessing threats to our nation.

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Finally, this is from Ben Whitehair on Facebook, and it is hilarious:

5 steps to an AWESOME day: Step 1: Go to google maps... www.google.com/maps Step 2: Search for 39 Rugdeveien, Bergen, Hordaland, Norge Step 3: Zoom in until you get to street view Step 4: Look to the left of the truck and see two men in scooba gear Step 5: Click to make the truck go down the road and watch the men chase the truck....

Remember to post to the Social Media Newsladder, and subscribe to CRUSH on Youtube here.

 

 

CRUSH IT

A quick digest of the week's social media news with a side of fun? You're welcome.

Introducing CRUSH, the weekly web-show that takes the news on the social media newsladder and crushes it down to reveal the gems.

In this weeks' edition, we discuss the coincidence of Google releasing Buzz at about the same time they struck a deal with the NSA to share info. No relationship - just like Glenn Beck getting a show on Fox the day before Obama was inaugurated.

Facebook, meanwhile made changes to its privacy settings allowing users more control of what info is shared. That won't help people who choose to share their info though. With the growth of location sharing, there is a new website that points out a nagging issue with letting people know where you are all the time.

On the political side of thigs, this past week marked the one year anniversary of the signing of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Organizing for America released this video to mark the occasion, and the House Committee on Education and Labor realeased a great video as well. This is not the first time the Ed and Labor committee has turned to creative webvideos to spread a message, and we hope it will not be the last.

Sarah Palin was asked what she thought the biggest threat to America is, and when her supporters shouted 'Obama' she felt the need to clarify that they had said it, not she. She didn't correct them though. If Mrs. Palin cared about 'those little facty things' she and her supporters might want to thumb through the Quadrennial Defense Review, which catalougues the various security threats to the nation as determined by, well, the people who spend their careers assessing threats to our nation.

Need a job?

Finally, this is from Ben Whitehair on Facebook, and it is hilarious:

5 steps to an AWESOME day: Step 1: Go to google maps... www.google.com/maps Step 2: Search for 39 Rugdeveien, Bergen, Hordaland, Norge Step 3: Zoom in until you get to street view Step 4: Look to the left of the truck and see two men in scooba gear Step 5: Click to make the truck go down the road and watch the men chase the truck....

Remember to post to the Social Media Newsladder, and subscribe to CRUSH on Youtube here.

 

 

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