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March 21, 2009

"The Knock on the Door"

Organizing for America Director Mitch Stewart provides an organizing update and announces a new initiative, the Pledge Project.


Blockleiter (block leader) was the lowest official of the NSDAP, responsible for the political supervision of a neighbourhood or city block and formed the link between the NSDAP and the general population. Also colloquially known as a Blockwart (block attendant or warden), he was charged with planning, spreading propaganda and developing an acceptance to the policies of the NSDAP among the households (typically 40 to 60) in his area.
It was also the duty of the Blockleiter to spy on the population and report any anti-Nazi activities to the local office. This was helped by keeping files on each household (Haushaltskarten). Due to such activities, Blockwarts were particularly disliked by the general population.
Other duties included allocating beds in homes for visiting NSDAP demonstrators, the collection of subscriptions and charitable donations especially for Winterhilfe and organising the clearing of rubble after air-raids. It is thought that there were nearly half a million Blockleiter. Today, Blockwart is a colloquial German insult word for an informer. -- Wikipedia.

And this..........

“Barack Obama will require you to work. He is going to demand that you shed your cynicism. That you put down your divisions. That you come out of your isolation, that you move out of your comfort zones. That you push yourselves to be better. And that you engage. Barack will never allow you to go back to your lives as usual, uninvolved, uninformed.” -- Michelle Obama

Obama pledge project for the new collectivist vermin who will be knocking on doors, yours and mine probably.

And this.....................

March 18, 2009

The Knock on the Door

American Thinker

By Lona Manning

A sitting President of the United States is "organizing a political organization loyal to him, bound by a pledge, outside the government and existing party apparatus. The historical precedents are ominous."

What is so ominous about an organization? Americans, Alexis de Tocqueville famously observed, "constantly form associations.... If it is proposed to inculcate some truth or to foster some feeling by the encouragement of a great example, they form a society."

Certainly, thousands of organizations seek to influence the political debate. There's Newt Gingrich's American Solutions or the left-wing People for the American Way, for instance.

Political parties are another example of an association, of course. Before, during and after political campaigns, the Democrats and Republicans promote their agendas. As legal entities, they have their own constitutions, their rules of business, their chairmen and officers. They have to be accountable to both the government and their members.

But there is a new organization on the political scene -- "Organizing for America," announced by President Barack Obama in late January but officially unfurled last weekend.

Obama describes OFA as a "grass-roots movement" but OFA is a "project" of the Democratic Natrional Committee.

As Politico reported, OFA will take the 10 million person database built up by the Obama campaign "to mobilize support for the president's legislative agenda."

A visit to the OFA website reveals that supporters are not simply asked to sign up, they are asked to take a pledge. A pledge to support -- not the flag, not the constitution, not the country, not even the Democratic Party, but Obama and his "bold plan." OFA does not use the Democratic Party logo but the "O"-shaped logo of the Obama campaign in which the red white and blue of the flag are abstracted to soft pastel colors.

(Celebrities like Ashton Kuchner and Demi Moore did not wait until the official launch to "pledge to be of service" to Barack Obama, of course.)

You will not find any mention of OFA`s governing structure, their budget, their bylaws, or their officers at the OFA website. Donations to the website go to the DNC, but OFA is managed out of the White House. If you click on the comments button, you are taken to a link to the White House email.

Those who take the pledge are asked to "talk with people about the President's plan" and to "ask them to sign their names to the pledge" in support of Obama's policies.

So we have a Movement -- this is their term, not mine -- organized by, and loyal to, a sitting President. Pledge canvassers, armed with your name, will ask you to pledge loyalty to the President too. A president whose term has already become a permanent campaign, is signing up ground forces in a mass organization pledged to personal loyalty to their Leader.

Does anyone know of any historical precedents for this in the United States?

Did Mitch Stewart, youthful director of OFA, who asks Obama's acolytes to organize "neighborhood by neighborhood" study anything at school about Mao's "Red Guards?

How about Fidel Castro's "widespread system of neighborhood informers"?

Or Hugo Chavez's use of "neighborhood committees"?

Did Stewart learn anything about democracy at all?

Do any of Obama's pledged servants understand why a sitting president has no business creating and deploying his own supporters to help organize their neighbors?

Keep in mind that these acolytes have renounced any thought of questioning the actual policies of the maximum leader. Whatever he says, they are for it. They have given their word.

And they are coming to have a talk with you.

As Thomas Lifson wrote, "This is not the way a democracy is supposed to operate."

Wild Thing's comment.........

This is why the 2nd amendment is so important.

The RATS are going to lose bigtime in 2010. They can not win with rampant communist policy coming out of the White House.

That Logo was designed as a ‘Dear Leader’ logo.LOL No question that Obama ever intended to let it go to waste.

The Left has it covered all the way. Words have power. They are symbols of thought. If you change the words; you change the way people think. Political Correctness is a mind altering effort. It is designed to create 'change'. . .in one's moral orientation and cutlural and world view. . . .PC is designed to capture Will and Reason and replace it with a brainwashing 'group think'.

By all that is Right; these Dems will lose in 2010 and again in 2012.

....Thank you Horace for sending this to me.

Horace Smith, Pvt. E-1, USAR

Posted by Wild Thing at March 21, 2009 05:50 AM


Don't come to my door!!!!!

This guy is a living-breathing talking point. No original ideas just memorize and repeat verbatim what has been written down for him.

If they wear a shirt with the 'O' logo that will make a nice target and help keep a nice tite group.

Almost time to lock and load.

There were 48 Million of us who didn't vote for this crap they can stick it up their collective asses along with their jive-ass hand shake.

Posted by: Mark at March 21, 2009 07:31 AM

I have a gift for this scum if they show up at my front door. A metal Louisville Slugger. It is a leftover from the kids. I always wondered if it would come in handy. I also have my straight blade CCM hockey stick.
I will give them fair warning to get off my property first. If they fail to do so, then things will get ugly. Consequences of their actions. No more. No less.

Posted by: Glenn Cassel AMH1(AW) USN RET at March 21, 2009 09:04 AM

Lot's of deep water and deep woods around me enough to cause concern about their getting lost out there.

Posted by: Jack at March 21, 2009 09:35 AM

We have seen how successful govt has been at controlling education. Now Obama and Mitch and other commies want govt to also control healthcare and energy. Hey, we can be progressive just like N. Korea and Cuba. Organizing America can be just like one big happy year round summer camp. We can gather around the campfire(because there will be no electricity) and sing praises to Teh One. If we get sick there is always the camp nurse to care for us(because there will be no more doctors). And we can greet each other with the two handed sign of an anus with no sphincter.

Posted by: TomR at March 21, 2009 12:10 PM

What does OFA mean, Office of Assholes ?

Posted by: Mark at March 21, 2009 02:50 PM

I will say this though the Country sure has "changed".

21 March, 2008; one year ago, I was Marching on Hilton Field at Fort Jackson SC, being reviewed by the Commander of the 1/61 INF Regiment Graduating from Basic Training. With what seemed like the whole world congratulating us.

21 March, 2009; I'm hearing talk of a "national security force" with mob tactics to go along with an oath to one man who hates The Constitution (the very thing I swore to Support Defend and Swear True Faith and Allegiance to). Plus Severe Animosity toward The Military (The Average Soldier) by a new cic. IMHO we're not anything to him except campaign props.

Posted by: JohnE PFC U.S. Army at March 21, 2009 03:50 PM

Like Jack-lots of country with free land fills!

Posted by: Chief at March 21, 2009 04:39 PM

I'd probably chase them down the street with my garage broom! If they can mouth off to me, I can do the same. I've got an Irish lass temper and German stubbornness, so don't cross me even once! I promise you won't like it one bit.
They better stay the Hell off my lawn!

Posted by: Lynn at March 21, 2009 04:48 PM

Mark, DITTO that.

LOL he sure is, good one Mark.

"This guy is a living-breathing talking point."

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 21, 2009 07:04 PM

Glenn Cassel AMH1(AW) USN RET, one thing for sure is that legally we are allowed to protect our property. I hope that is part of their training, to know when to leave, when to do as requested when told to get off property.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 21, 2009 07:07 PM

Jack, it.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 21, 2009 07:09 PM

Tom, LMAO love your comment.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 21, 2009 07:12 PM

Mark, Hahahahahahaha

good one

"OFA mean, Office of Assholes"

Organizing for America = Office of Assholes

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 21, 2009 07:14 PM

JohnE PFC U.S. Army, WOW what a difference in the two years..... and it sure is changing like you said. I can't wait for it to change back, I sure hope we can have that happen.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 21, 2009 07:17 PM

Chief, we have woods no land fills ....yet. hahaaha

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 21, 2009 07:19 PM

Lynn you are so funny, but that is not a bad idea. hahahaahaaa Love it Lynn.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 21, 2009 07:21 PM