Obama Prepares to Community-Organize America


In his latest unprecedented move in American history, President Obama announced he is converting his campaign apparatus into a permanent in-your-face campaign aimed at furthering Obama’s divisive, radical politics.

The new tax-exempt advocacy group, Organizing for Action, will “play an active role” in “mobilizing around and speaking out in support of important legislation” during Obama’s second term, the president said last week.

In the same vein, in his second inaugural address yesterday, Obama bullied the opposition. Reinforcing his long-running “spread the wealth” theme, the president hectored successful people, declaring that “our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it.”

Obama also seemed to signal in his mercifully brief oration that he’s going to go all-out to make government bigger.

Americans, he said, “reject the belief that America must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation that will build its future.”

Now, like a Third World caudillo, Obama will be able to pursue his policies from inside government and from outside through his OfA thug army.

OfA is a less violent version of Mussolini’s black shirts and Hitler’s brown shirts, or of the government-supported goon squads that Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez and Cuba’s Castro brothers use to harass and intimidate their domestic opponents. OfA units brought muscle to the recent fight in Wisconsin over that state’s out-of-control government labor unions. OfA has bludgeoned Democrats that Obama deemed insufficiently left-wing, especially red-state congressional Democrats who had been wavering on the issue of Obamacare.

OfA also dabbles in state politics. In 2009 it meddled in a congressional race in New York’s 23rd district, backing winner Democrat Scott Murphy over Republican Dede Scozzafava. It also involved itself in the Virginia gubernatorial contest, championing eventual loser Democrat Creigh Deeds over Republican Bob McDonnell.

OfA will carry on Obama-style community organizing. This anti-capitalist agitation revolves around the nebulous Marxist concept of “social justice.” It’s about making people angry so they push for change. It artificially creates pressure for government spending on whatever happens to be fashionable in leftist circles that day.

Giving OfA nonprofit status institutionalizes the brutal, sometimes violent organizing techniques of Saul Alinsky within America’s partisan political infrastructure.

This has long been Obama’s goal.

“We may have started this as a long-shot presidential primary campaign in 2007, but it’s always been about more than just winning an election,” Obama wrote in an email to his fans last week.

“Together, we’ve made our communities stronger, we’ve fought for historic legislation, and we’ve brought more people than ever before into the political process,” he wrote. “Organizing for Action will be a permanent commitment to this mission.”

OfA aims to make community organizing hip and mainstream. The group is an outgrowth of the president’s 2008 presidential campaign, and its name is adapted from Obama for America, the name of the Obama campaign organization.

OfA isn’t, strictly speaking, a new group. After the 2008 election, the group, then known as Organizing for America, was a phony grassroots campaign run by the Democratic National Committee that sought to replicate the community organizing techniques Obama learned from the teachings of his fellow Chicagoan, Saul Alinsky. OfA was created because the White House could not legally use the 13 million e-mail addresses that the campaign compiled in 2008.

Organizing for America is not subject to IRS nonprofit regulations because it has no independent legal status outside the Democratic National Committee. DNC financial filings disclose little about the group’s structure and day-to-day operations. The party’s spending on the project is not separately accounted for in public disclosures, so its actual scope has been difficult to determine.

The incorporation of OfA won’t lead to information about the group’s donors, which OfA still will not have to disclose, but the group will have to disclose basic information about its budget and operations. When it lacked corporate personality, public disclosure requirements did not apply to it, making it easy for the DNC to conceal its activities and how much money was being spent on projects.

Obama’s 2012 campaign manager, Jim Messina, will become Organizing for Action’s national chairman.

“The formation of the group will make Messina the de facto political director for Obama, and is an implicit rejection of DNC Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, an Obama outsider not close to the president, as the [Democratic] party’s operational leader,” according to Politico newspaper.

OfA’s board of directors will include Obama adviser David Plouffe, along with spin doctors Stephanie Cutter and Robert Gibbs.

Running OfA’s day to day affairs will be executive director Jon Carson.

Carson, a Wisconsin native, is not afraid of getting his hands dirty.

While he served as director of the Obama White House Office of Public Engagement, Carson was involved in a concerted effort to game the electoral system to help Democrats. At the White House he met with former ACORN attorney Estelle H. Rogers, now director of advocacy at Project Vote, to make it easier for illegal aliens to vote. Project Vote is the unit of the ACORN network that President Obama worked for in 1992 when he ran a successful get-out-the-vote drive in Illinois that helped to solidify his reputation as an effective leader and organizer. The group vilifies as a racist anyone who thinks voter ID requirements are a good idea and constantly presses to make voting requirements even more lax than they now are.

Carson was previously chief of staff at the White House Council on Environmental Quality serving under Van Jones. Jones, a self-described “communist,” was forced out in 2009 as Obama’s green jobs czar after he was revealed to have signed a 9/11 “truther” petition accusing President Bush of complicity in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Before joining the administration, Carson was National Field Director for Obama’s 2008 campaign. He also worked on Al Gore’s 2000 presidential campaign and served in the Peace Corps in Honduras for two years, building water systems for rural villages.

OfA will be “the largest grassroots network in the history of politics,” Carson says. It will be involved in “organizing locally and nationally to put pressure on Washington to act in the interests of ordinary Americans” and will “train the next generation of grassroots organizer to do this work so that they’ll be ready to take on the fights of the future.”

Carson urges supporters to get in others’ faces and enlist them in the fight for OfA’s most important immediate priorities which he listed as, “immigration reform, reducing gun violence, and tackling the budget in a balanced way.”

In its earlier incarnation, Organizing for Action never shied away from confrontation.

As outraged voters packed town hall meetings during the nationwide battle over changes to health care law, Organizing for America sent out a mass email attacking the good faith of opponents, by now a standard Obama White House tactic. Those who questioned the wisdom of Obamacare weren’t Americans who sincerely disagreed with the president, but “Right-Wing Domestic Terrorists who are subverting the American Democratic Process, whipped to a frenzy by their Fox Propaganda Network ceaselessly re-seizing power for their treacherous leaders.”

The institutionalization of Organizing for Action is more bad news for conservatives who in many respects seem outgunned by the activist Left.

As David Horowitz and Jacob Laksin note in The New Leviathan (Random House, 2012), “[a]s of 2009, the financial assets of the 115 major tax-exempt foundations of the Left identified by our researchers added up to $104.56 billion,” or 10 times greater than the financial assets of the 75 major foundations of the Right.

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  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

    When the country is run like Chicago it doesn't bode well for the nation.

    • JacksonPearson

      The fix for America should be Congress preparing articles of impeachment and conviction of Obama's transgressions. The evidence against him is overwhelming. There's enough to even run shivers up the spines of, and make the staunches RATS pee in their Depends..

    • hedgemaster

      Roger I gave a Blog radio speech @ http://www.blogtalkradio.com/hedgemastermb Tuesday February 26th on "Organize for America" OFA The radio show of Tues. February 19th was about our economy.
      On my Blog @ http://www.hedgemastermb.blogspot.com It's very thorough and has some info you might really like!
      Keep going
      Matt

  • truebearing

    Obama said he wanted a civil defense force that was as well armed as the military, and OfA appears to be the beginnings of what will inevitably be converted into the true brownshirt/shock troop type organization that Obama openly promised he would create.

    One thing history has made painfully clear is that once they acquire power, leftists want two things: absolute power and to exercise the power they have in destroying anyone who opposes them. OfA will be violent and it will be racially motivated.

    OfA is Obama's vanguard of political sociopaths, created for one ourpose: to make sure there is never another true election. It is his way of preparing for a third term, and beyond.

    This is Obama's Grave New World.

    • chris gleason

      Well said, I agree completely. Bend over and grab your ankles.

    • RobertPinkerton

      Misrepresentation notwithstanding, Hitler's firearms laws exempted the National Socialist Party and its members from several restrictions that bore upon the ordinary German. The opposite side of that coin, however, was the singling-out of Jews as forbidden to own firesrms.

      If this bunch is Obama's Tonton Macoute in embryo, watch its members get waivers on conditions that would otherwise bar them from owning or carrying a firearms. Also watch firearms licenses become political footballs, signs of political favoritism. On the other hand, watch psychiatric diagnoses or the absence thereof, be transmogrified into certification of political reliability.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    Mob mentality will prevail with thier new recruits, College graduates without jobs and
    holding meaningless degrees that will be convinced the economy can not support them
    due to right wing money that needs to be liberated. Certainly with the Universities in
    the hands of leftists there will be no student entering the work force that is not down on
    Capitalism and free markets. Leftists must use force, reason has been bypassed and the
    future looks bleak with Obama in control, only the Congress can put him in check and
    it must be put on notice voters will dump anyone helping the left……………..William

  • dodo

    The Alinski tactics are classic terrorist grooming techniques. Has the democrat party, with theirout of control crime, hate mongering and blaming of law abiding conservatives, become a terrorist grooming organization

    • Elaine

      The Democratic (sic) Party has been a terrorist group for a long time. Consider what kinds of people the party supports, what kinds of people lead the party, what kinds of policies the party proposes, and the results of those policies when implemented and surely any sane person can see it is not a party whice values or defends our Constitution, capitalism and free markets, liberty, or respect for humanity.

  • Adam

    Organizing for Action is one part of the strategy and gun control is the other, they are both designed to disarm the public so Obama's brownshirts can enforce his policies.

    • ffortnightly

      Black hoodies on black hoods. Riots were threatened if Obama didn't get a second term. And they were already well rehearsed thanks to social networking on Obama-phones. Armies of thugs were assembled for mass robberies of stores and mass assaults of white people. His forces have already been mobilized against soft targets. They're waiting for retaliation so they can justify going after all targets. Whomever can take credit for driving this nation to ruin and civil war in such a calculated and brutal manner should be shown for being a traitor. Who has a "right" to destroy the American dream?
      Grobbbbbbbbb

  • Asher

    He pushes his agenda one way or another, these politicians in Washington had better realize it now! If they want to live in a free society, its time to stand up against this machine. This government is anything but for the people! He put on a show for his radical base yesterday and is not that popular.

  • jaynice

    It may not seem like it but there are more Americans who do not want to become Cuba.

  • jacob

    CHAVEZ also claimed it was bad to be rich….and CASTRO before him……

    But this didn't stop CHAVEZ for wearing a $10,000 Cartier watch on his wrist nor for dressing in
    Italian $3,000 designer suits….

    Any similarity to Obama's claims ????….

    And what about CONGRESS ?????

    Fine, thank you….
    Thanks for asking

  • chris gleason

    Conservatives have known for some time what Obummer was leading up to. Unfortunately, the few backbones that spoke up were too few and too weak to get the necessary attention of the under informed voters. We have to start fighting back NOW if there is to be a future for America that isn't an Obummer wet-dream. GOP, where are you?

    • Elaine

      It is amazing how clueless people are. The Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations have all been prerequisites to the Muslim Brotherhood take over of the country after we have been disarmed, silenced, and an army of Occupy Wall Street/gangs/drug dealers/militants/illegal aliens/Communists/Socialists/ brain dead under 30's are trained and ready to come into the neighborhoods to steal, raze, and kill the left's enemies. All three of them were/are infiltrated with Muslim Brotherhood operatives and all three were/are responsible for the world stage today.

  • poetcomic1

    Just Like Hitler in Mein Kampf, Zero has hid his plans for America in plain sight. I remember the clumsy trial balloon for a sort of Hitler Youth that Obama launched in 2008. This OfA has been much more carefully refined by media-savvy toadies.

    • Questions

      Reductio ad Hitlerum isn't a debating tactic that will win us points.

  • Gayle

    The Right hasn't been able to organize like this, since it lacks the naked Will to Power of the Left. All middle-class conservative whites want is to be left alone, which is not a good foundation for activism.

    Add to this, our "leaders" in Washington are utterly without backbone or conviction.

    I beg of each reader here, to become active in their home state's politics, *today* Call, connect, give money. The states – and our guns – are our only hopes left.

    • foxxumekk

      Agree. We must adopt the tactics of the Left to combat it effectively. There is no time to waste!

  • foxxumekk

    The whole thing is reminiscent of FDR's militarization of civilian society with his CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps – or "corpse", as Obama might say…), which enlisted well over 2 million young men – many of them unemployed – for paramilitary and propaganda purposes.

    • stevef

      Correct: "Obama Youth".

  • antisharia

    The only left to be written for America is the obituary.

  • http://www.clarespark.com clarespark

    The out look is dire, but not a death sentence, though I am almost as frightened as some of these other comments indicate. See http://clarespark.com/2013/01/21/citizen-obama-po…. "Citizen Obama, political pluralism, and the elusive search for unity."

  • John C. Davidson

    Most of these groups have already been established by the Liberals after Obama was elected. They called themselves food banks. I lived in a small village of less the 2000 and one was established there headquartered in Cleveland.

    • Questions

      Funny, but I visit at least "food banks" every month: Safeway and Giant.

  • BLJ

    Man, I am hoping some of these OfA turds come calling to my house. A buckshot cocktail awaits.

  • stevef

    But isn't Fascism a full time job?

  • mekus milkdud

    when you pay for everyones private schools and the diploma mills keepp pumping out degrees by the millions you have people with degrees barley making it. on the other side only a few can make it really rich the law of averages its the ones that can do better on welfare than with a job that should be the target

  • cathy

    C-SPAN: President Reagan 1981 Inaugural Address http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpPt7xGx4Xo

    Barack Obama 2013 Inauguration Speech http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zncqb-n3zMo

    George Orwell, 1984, Book 1, Chapter 5
    “Don’t you see that the whole aim of Newspeak is to narrow the range of thought?… Has it ever occurred to your, Winston, that by the year 2050, at the very latest, not a single human being will be alive who could understand such a conversation as we are having now?… The whole climate of thought will be different. In fact, there will be no thought, as we understand it now. Orthodoxy means not thinking-not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness.”

    • fairsunshine

      Thank you for this post, Cathy. Excellent. If I didn't read some of these posts I would feel SO alone. God bless.

      • Fritz

        That was practiced in the old Soviet Union and Maoist China, for a certain chunk of the masses it does work to narrow the range of thought, but there is also a certain number of thinking men in any society. The problem with even a totalitarian system is they still need some people of mind to keep things going, like building exciting things for the dictator like missiles, or H bombs, or keeping the lights working in the dictator's palace, otherwise you basically have a completely failed state like Somalia.

  • maureen

    Matthew Vadum, a reporter? No Way! A professional reporter/ journalist does not interject his own opinions or spin into an article – just call it an editorial, bonehead.

    • Fritz

      I guess that means MSNBC is not a news channel then.

      • tanstaafl

        CBS and ABC are suspect as well.

  • Jim_C

    "Right-Wing Domestic Terrorists who are subverting the American Democratic Process, whipped to a frenzy by their Fox Propaganda Network ceaselessly re-seizing power for their treacherous leaders.”

    Exactly! Wait–was this supposed to be an example of an inaccurate statement?

    I'm currently getting sized for my OfA uniform and studying Alinsky. And once I get that uniform…clothed in immense power…I'm coming for all your guns and back taxes and taking you to the nearest mosque for your conversion ceremony!!!

    I'll be there 9-9:30(ish)

  • Herb Benty

    Just a melancoly Canadian here observing America getting taken over by World Communism, ( please do not play the "Socialist" game with me). Can you even imagine 10-20 years ago if the Republicans had publicly stated that they wanted to "destroy" the Democratic party, took over most of the media, filled the teaching positions in schools and universities with right-wingers, began demonizing Russia and China( the equivilent to what the left does to Israel)….and on and on. It was done slowly at first that's how it was done to America. There is a tear in the eye of all freedom lovers around the world.

  • Ghostwriter

    You really love this,don't you,Jim_C?

  • Fritz

    The interesting part is that laws against electoral fraud are getting more strict in most states, not more lax, so whatever OFA was doing before clearly was not working. It's rather like the changes to labor laws being enacted in many states, in spite of the money and power backing the militant trade unionists they are loosing membership and influence by the day. OFA is certainly something to keep and eye on and counter whenever possible, but this reads more like a change in tactics rather then anything monumental.
    The one consequence of this may be a split inside the Democratic party, you have a duly elected DNC chairman in Debbie Wassermann Schultz verses unelected, unaccountable, groupies Jim Messina and Jon Carson hand picked by Obama. I've been a member of several political parties in Canada and such top down end runs around the membership never come out well, there are always rivalries and competing interests when it comes to who controls what turf.

    • tanstaafl

      "the arc of history is long, but it bends towards justice"

  • pyeatte

    I guess we are going to need a new planet to get away from tyranny.

    • slider 96

      please be precise and tell me exactly what form of tyranny have you suffered thusfar ?
      BTW , that Brit who runs Virgin Airlines , will soon be offering moonflights , you can escape this terrible tyranny .

  • slider 96

    Hey Matthew ! Ain't that something ? Obama got alot of Americans to exercise their RIGHT TO VOTE , they just didn't vote the way you wanted .

    "Ain't that America , land of the free…. "

    • Fritz

      Except that the intent behind such operations is eventually to nullify the democratic process, make it so all of the important decisions are made by permanent bureaucrats and judges rather then elected officials. It won't be the land of the free much longer if they succeed in their program of societal change.

  • fanlad

    Full steam ahead for the transformation of America, as promised. Ladies and gentlemen time to buckle up, the ride is going to get rough.
    The road to serfdom is now a freeway, with few exits in sight.

  • Fred

    The enemy has taken over. The courts, schools, media, entertainment. America is falling fast. It was good while it lasted. Too bad. Enjoy the final days.

  • Howie Carr listener

    Jackbooted govenment thuggery.NO question about it.The more things change the more things remain the same.When it comes to this national board how can we miss them when they wont go away?

  • 49Jazz

    And DON'T forget the not-so-subtle turd in the punchbowl when Roberts voted FOR Obamacare. Is there anyone who doesn't believe the community organizer didn't get to Roberts and strong-arm him?

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