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February 24, 2011

ObamaCamp! Organizing for America Will Deploy Young Cadres on ‘Summer Organizing Fellowships’

ObamaCamp! Organizing for America Will Deploy Young Cadres on ‘Summer Organizing Fellowships’

The Blaze

As Winter turns to Spring, President Barack Obama’s campaign organization is setting its sights on the Summer to recruit and train an army of new community organizers, the Los Angeles Times reports.....Obama recruits an army of community organizers to carry his 'movement forward for years to come' February 23, 2011

Presumably, Organizing for America’s efforts to “strengthen our democracy” will likely also coincide with Obama’s re-election plans in 2012. However, the latest recruitment message from OFA goes beyond politics and campaigning to emphasize plans for a new military-style boot camp for grassroots organizers, a “program that aims to put boots on the ground and help foster a new generation of leaders — not just to help win elections but to strengthen our democracy in communities across the country.”
If you apply and are selected, you’ll be trained in the basic organizing principles that have helped to build and power this movement, and you‘ll be assigned to a specific community where you’ll get to work organizing supporters.

Movements are built and sustained by ordinary people taking responsibility for organizing their fellow citizens to make their voices heard. We‘re looking for individuals who are prepared to work to help support the President’s agenda — and lay the groundwork that will help us win a new set of elections.

OFA’s “Summer Organizing Fellowship” also offers college credit in exchange for participation in the two-month volunteer program.

“Effective organizing doesn’t happen in a vacuum. It takes commitment, time, and hard work to build a movement around a cause,” the message says, although it does not identify any particular “cause” other than promoting Obama and his agenda.

The emailed recruitment message went out Tuesday night to millions of Obama supporters and past donors.

The fellows “will be assigned to a specific community,” the message said, “where they’ll work to organize supporters street by street, neighborhood by neighborhood.” Their jobs will involve recruiting additional Obama workers, managing Obama-related events, knocking on doors to talk about Obama and to “lay new groundwork to carry this movement forward for years to come.”

“In the end, their work will take our grassroots power to an impressive new level,” the message boasts.

The Times adds:

The appeal cites as one role model Nikki Giancola who underwent the training, then quit her middle school teacher’s job to become a regional Obama field director and the satisfaction she felt “in helping millions of people.”

Another community organizer, Paras Patel, tells of one unforgettable moment actually meeting the leader for whom they all labor, President Obama. “He shook my hand,” Patel recounts, “and told me that he was proud of me.”

No mention of an Obama organizer flag, uniform — or salute.

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

So it begins......!!

Under Obama, we have record unemployment, record spending and deficits, states in bankruptcy, record homelessness, discord in the streets, and when the price of gas sky rockets because of his lack of foreign leadership - it's all going to get 100 times worse. And HE thinks he has a chance to win a second term???? I don't think so ! Ask the hard working people in the Gulf, the Oil Rig workers, my guess is they would rather give obama the middle finger then vote for him. I know I feel that way!

Posted by Wild Thing at February 24, 2011 05:45 AM


Here it comes. obama's private "security corps". Paid for of course with taxpayers money. And Yes, it is all about obama. I just wonder if they will be broken down into three person cells a la Castro's Cuba.

Posted by: TomR at February 24, 2011 10:35 AM

And we get to pay for this, I'm sure. Please PLEASE come to my door; I really want to give some pin-headed Obama-tot a piece of my mind.

Posted by: petesuj at February 24, 2011 11:14 AM

I would think they would have the first cadre ready April 20. In honor of the first maniacal bastard, his secret mentor Adolf. I thought this congress had a spine, this Hitler needs to be impeached and right now.

Posted by: Mark at February 24, 2011 08:58 PM

Tom, wow they might do that. Thanks Tom for your input.

Pete, hahaha I said that to Nicholas, please I wish they would come to our door. I would love to tell them what I think of their obama.

Mark, that is interesting, they just might do that exact thing.

Posted by: Wild Thing at February 25, 2011 01:40 AM