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MoveOn.org fundraises off Obamacare failures: ‘Obamacare is in serious political trouble’

The liberal MoveOn.org is fundraising off the botched Obamacare roll out, calling on supporters to pitch in to help stave off Republican attacks on the floundering law.

In an email to supporters Thursday evening, MoveOn.org explained that President Obama’s signature health care law “is now in real trouble” because of its roll out fumbles.

“There’s no sugar-coating it: Obamacare is in serious political trouble,” the email reads. “And progressives need to step up and start fighting to save it right now.”

Despite the administration’s failures rolling out the law, MoveOn.org contends that Obamacare is “still really good” but given that Republicans “smell blood in the water,” the media is reporting on the negative aspects of the law, and Democratic spines are weakening, liberals need to “fight back.”

The group’s urgent email notes that Friday the House is scheduled to vote on Michigan Republican Rep. Fred Upton’s bill to allow insurance companies to continue to provide and sell health insurance plans that do not meet Obamacare’s requirements. The bill comes in response to the millions of Americans who have lost their individual plans due to the new law.

The group explains its goal is to raise $175,000 to make sure the group has enough to push back.

MoveOn.org further addressed the problems plaguing Healthcare.gov, saying there is no excuse for it but that the website will eventually be fixed and the left is not going to let a faulty website ruin its “the most important expansion of the social safety net since the 1960s.”

Of what the group will do with the money, “We’ll start by calling out Republicans as well as Democrats who support efforts to delay, defund, or roll back key parts of the law,” the email reads.

“We’ll also counter the Republicans’ misinformation campaign by petitioning media outlets to correct their false reports. We’re also running ads on Facebook and in college newspapers to reach young people—who are so important to get registered for health insurance.”

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