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Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Somebody get me off this "reply all" Aboite "Organizing for America" email train

UPDATED, several times, SEE BELOW ... there's no end

Last fall before the election I signed up to get some emails about volunteering for a certain political party in Aboite Township. 
They don't send out many emails, THANK GOD, because obviously they have no clue how to mass email.
Another recipient didn't like receiving the email and sent a nasty note back to the sender ... hitting "reply all."
Consequently, I'm seeing ALL the nasty back and forth about it.
Oh, okay, I'll share:

(Oh, and BTW, if anyone needs help in how to CORRECTLY send out mass emails, let me know. Or go visit ConstantContact.com.) 

"Allen County <[emailmessedup]Aboite@groups.barackobama.com>
Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 7:37 PM

Re: RE: Re: Organizing for America is up and running!If someone emails me I am entitled to respond as I see fit.  You socialists contacted me first.

If you don't want to hear the truth about your new socialist president, then continue to close your eyes and tax, tax, tax and spend, spend, spend until there's nothing left.

Thank you and have a pleasant day.

On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 7:31 PM, M.T. (email deleted) wrote:

Please do not send your responses to us ever again. You are free to think what you want, but we do not wish to be included. Thank you.

 R.C. (email deleted)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 7:25 PM
To: emails deleted, Allen County
Subject: [INTownshipTeamAboiteTownshipAllenCounty] Re: Organizing for America is up and running!

David,

You've got to be kidding!

I voted for the dumb ass, but boy did I make a mistake.  He lied through his teeth about reaching across the aisle.  The only thing he's doing is reaching into my wallet.

I rescind my vote, and if this bullshit keeps up I'll rescind my citizenship too.

You ought to be ashamed of yourself!

Now go be a good boy and get a real job.

4 years and out!  Only 47 months to go!

R. C. (full name truncated)
A very pissed off business owner

On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 7:17 PM, D.H. (email deleted) wrote:Hello Indiana
??I hope you are as fired up as I am after President Obama's speech last night! Across the country and here in Indiana we are inspired by the President's message and motivated to organize for change.

I wanted to introduce myself to those of you who I don't yet know. My name is David Hunter and I worked as a grassroots organizer on the Obama campaign.  Just like many of you, I knocked on doors, made phone calls and held organizing meetings with teams of volunteers. Together we won this election.

I am excited to serve as Indiana's Volunteer Liaison to Organizing for America and I'm thrilled to tell you that Organizing for America is up and running! OFA's mission is to mobilize our grassroots movement in support of President Obama's policies for change and to build on and strengthen that grassroots organization we have all built together. I am an unpaid volunteer (not an official OFA staffer) who has been asked to help coordinate our efforts here in Indiana with OFA's national office.

I know that many of you are already utilizing the Obama network to organize in your communities. In Indiana alone, we held 69 house parties and collected 763 stories around the economic crisis. Your efforts helped pass the Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act and your involvement will be critical to its success.

You can act today to support our economic recovery. We've put together an easy to use online tool to look up the phone numbers of your representati ves who voted in favor of the economic recovery plan -- take a few minutes today to thank them for doing what's right.Take a minute to thank the Senators and Representatives who supported the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and encourage them to continue working with President Obama to lift America out of this economic crisis. When you're done, report back to us about the calls you made. Throughout the next weeks and months, I look forward to working with all of you to ensure that Organizing for America is successful here in Indiana.

  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or ideas as we continue to organize for change.

If you have a group organized (no matter how big or small) in any area of Indiana, could you email or call me with your contact information.  Please email me your name or Group's name, group contact phone number, email and/or website, so that we can begin to connect with each other as we move forward. I plan to travel around Indiana, meeting with as many of you as I can, in the next few weeks. Please know, that any questions and concerns that you have can be communicated through me directly to OFA.Thanks so much, I look forward to speaking with you and meeting with you in the future.

 Volunteer Liaison, Organizing for America

8:10 P.M., just got another reply!
Please, please explain how Obama has "reached across the aisle".  Do you call what he has done "reaching across the aisle"?  He lied to get moderate votes like mine.  Now he's ramming his hidden agenda down my throat and I don't like it one bit.  And neither should any of you.  But you're still caught up in the fantasy. Well if you paid 10% of the taxes I do every month you might see things a little differently.

That's fine, go ahead and stick your hands in my pocket.  You've already guaranteed a Republican victory in 2012.

In the meantime keep drinking the kool aid.  
>And another one:Hi David,

Please take me off the mailing list. Love Obama but can't have things like this clogging my email box. I am an expat anyway..FT wayne was my last home.. Next time...BCC everyone so there isn't a massive exchange.

Another one:

David

       Thank you for the work you do for the Obama campaign. The responses that were replied to everyone about this e-mail from Roger Carter, though, are just not the kind of e-mail we like to get…especially since ours is a family e-mail that our kids use as well. We also don’t want to get into political fights over the internet. It’s absurd. Therefore, please take us off your e-mail list promptly. As always, we will continue to support Obama. Thank you.

YET ANOTHER:


Mark,

Just so you know, it was David who sent out my initial response. I didn't send it out to everyone. That's how David has his email set up. Not too smart, huh?

Then when you kind folks starting flaming me I had no choice but to explain my position. So if the heat is too hot for you (and your "family" email, LOL), I suggest you DO promptly get out of the kitchen.

Warm Regards,xxx

YET ANOTHER:

Can you please remove my email from your list? This is my work address and this kind of publication will cause problems.

AND THEN: 

I apologize for the "reply to all" response (it will not happen again), but I'd like to make everyone aware of the reformation of Allen County for Obama (AC4O) as All Committed 4 Others.  AC4O operated in all townships in Allen County with the National Obama campaign in support of the effort to elect Sen. Obama, President.  We are continuing as a politically and socially active organization.  The following email will better explain the mission and will serve as an invitation to those who would like to participate.  Hopefully, helping others will not be viewed as politically partisan or philosophically repugnant.

 AC40, 

First I want to thank everyone who attended last night's meeting we laid a great foundation to serve our community and take this group in a very positive direction. Those of you who weren't able to make it, we missed ya! But we look forward to seeing you at the next get together on March 3rd at the Downtown Library, Main Branch. I know everyone can't wait to get things rolling!

I have scheduled the next meeting for Tuesday, March 3 from 7:15 to 8:30 at the Main Library in room A. We will hammer out specifics as a group on moving forward and form project teams.

Last night, I passed out a questionaire that we all numbered based on our interests. After further perusal of the questionnaire, it was obvious that many people were passionate about many issues. Therefore I thought we should have six project teams.

The Proposed Project Teams are as follows: 

Poverty, Education, Health Care, Minority Issues, Environmental & Mentoring. 

Please come to the meeting with 3 or more ideas for projects that we can tackle. You have 2 weeks to prepare....let's make it a productive meeting.

I owe each of you an apology for the direction some of the meeting took. It became more political than I intended. Involvement in a political party is a choice each of you can make. AC40 is not and will not become directly connected nor represent any political party. We all worked hard to elect President Obama. Now we want to work hard to change our community through direct work for local charities, churches, foodbanks, schools and more.

Our goal for AC40 is to mobilize to address specific issues where we can benefit the community especially the less fortunate.

As President Obama has stated change happens from the grassroots effort. I believe we can become an example to the community by bringing people together for the common good. There is a place in this group for everyone. Please tell your friends regardless of political affiliation that they should join us to impact the greater Fort Wayne area.

I look forward to seeing all of you on March 3rd. 

Please let me know (By email or phone 602-xxxx) that you will be there. Contact me with any questions or comments. See you in two weeks.

Regards, xxxxx


Obama supporter, xxxxxx

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that's very similar to how he's running this country.

    ReplyDelete