The question needs to be asked: What exactly is Organizing for America (OFA) actually organizing for America?
Answer: Whatever America’s first Marxist president wants.
Organizing for America is a phony grassroots campaign organization run by the Democratic National Committee that proposes to replicate the community organizing techniques Barack Obama learned from the teachings of his fellow Chicagoan, Saul Alinsky. (This is a problem in part because community organizing is local in nature. If it goes national, it’s something else.)
In an online strategy session conducted yesterday by OFA Obama campaign manager David Plouffe, the fast-talking political street fighter with the demeanor of a discount shoe salesman made what has to be one of the most breathtakingly stupid statements in American politics that I can remember. Plouffe said
Obviously there’s a big debate right now in Washington around financial reform to make sure that we’re putting the American people and consumers first, not the big banks on Wall Street and to make sure that all of us, this is a global recession that’s affected people deeply in this country and around the world, never happens again and I know so many of you are out there fighting on this issue now and hopefully very soon we will be able to report to the American people that we passed meaningful financial reform. [emphasis added]
So now the Obama administration is going to abolish recessions? Obama is going to abolish the business cycle? Even Communist countries never quite managed to do that.
Meanwhile, the Democrats recognize that the days when political parties could rest easy between elections are long gone. OFA is a permanent campaign apparatus dedicated to perpetuating the mystique of President Obama’s leadership.
Not surprisingly, OFA turns a lot of Republicans off. Said David Norcross, chairman of the Republican National Lawyers Association:
It’s creepy. … It’s a permanent personal apparatus built around one man, meant to reinforce his cult of personality. It has precious little to do with Democrats. … With both Bushes, Clinton, Reagan, it was about the party. This is about Obama. And what happens after him? Is this an attempt to put together a movement very different from the Democratic Party and to take it over and to supplant it?