Why it was just last week he held a rally for his dwindling number of supporters.
Monday’s event — which happened to coincide with the fifth anniversary of Obama’s 2008 election victory — was billed as a health care summit. But it served as both an opportunity for Obama to organize the troops for the next five months of the open enrollment period under the ACA and for his supporters to collectively vent their frustration over Republican opposition to the law.
“Don’t be troubled by the fake outrage and crocodile tears,” Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick told organizers.
David Plouffe, a former White House senior adviser and Obama’s 2008 campaign manager, urged organizers at the summit to take the long view and expressed optimism that the administration will be able to hit its target of enrolling 7 million Americans by the end of March.
That was then. Now he’s in full panic mode.
President Obama will hold a conference call with supporters on Monday night, seeking to rally his base after his poll numbers have plummeted in the wake of the botched rollout of ObamaCare.
On Friday, Obama sent a message to the email list of Organizing for Action, the political group born from his reelection campaign.
“This Monday, November 18th, I want to get on the phone with OFA supporters to touch base on the work you’re doing, and what the next few months hold in the fight for change,” the president writes in one version of the email.
Obama specifically mentions implementation of the Affordable Care Act, as well as immigration reform, environmental policy, gay marriage and the minimum wage as other possible topics of conversation.
“Hop on the phone with me this Monday, and let’s talk,” Obama said, directing supporters to a website to register for the call.
Of course at that website you have to enter your email so then you’ll be pestered for the rest of your days by this failure. Ironic how his campaign website never has any problems. Just the ones for the people being forced into his healthcare scam.