Oh yes, our Maoist loving former communications Director has risen. Now we can’t keep a good Communist down now can we? Looks like Obama has gotten the message that his dreaded Obamacare is on the ropes. Call out the Unions! Call out our Community groups! You can just bet Americorps will find its way to some loot. Let’s Roll!
From the New York Times:
A veritable army of outside groups — including an ambitious new initiative by Anita Dunn, Mr. Obama’s former communications director, and Andrew Grossman, a top Democratic strategist who spent 2009 coordinating advocacy groups in support of the overhaul — are orchestrating campaigns to echo the White House message.
The Dunn-Grossman effort, a pair of related tax-exempt groups to be run by Mr. Grossman, hopes to raise $25 million from unions, foundations, corporations and Democratic donors to build a Washington-based operation with a staff of as many as 15 researchers, communications strategists and policy experts. They will run an advocacy campaign that will last until after the law is fully put into place in 2014.
President Obama and his allies, concerned about deep skepticism over his landmark health care overhaul, are orchestrating an elaborate campaign to sell the public on the law, including a new tax-exempt group that will spend millions of dollars on advertising to beat back attacks on the measure and Democrats who voted for it. Americans will see the first evidence of the public relations offensive on Tuesday, when Mr. Obama travels to Wheaton, Md., to conduct a nationally televised question-and-answer session with older citizens to trumpet one of the law’s most popular features: $250 rebate checks to help Medicare beneficiaries pay for prescription drugs.