President Obama’s political arm, Organizing for Action, is using the uproar over the failed Obamacare website to raise money.
In a message to its vast email list, OFA notes the “debate” over Obamacare and alludes to criticism to the website, asking recipients to take a brief “Obamacare survey.”
The missive states:
In the midst of all of the debate around Obamacare, it’s easy to lose sight of what the law really does — and how millions of Americans are already seeing the benefits.
That’s why we want to hear directly from you about your health care experience.
This is super easy, and should only take a minute or two. Answer our short Obamacare survey today.
No matter what you hear from the talking heads, health care reform is much more than just a website.
A link takes the email recipient to the poll, a thoroughly unscientific five questions such as “How well would you say you understand Obamacare?” and “Do you currently have health insurance?” Once the poll is submitted – whether the questions are completed or not – the recipient is taken to what appears to be the real business at hand: a new page with a solicitation for $15-$1,000 or some “other amount.”
According to the email, OFA plans to spend “the next five months” promoting Obamacare and “making sure people have the facts.”