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January 18, 2009

Obama Sets Up National Network: "Organizing for America"

Obama sets up national network to help policy agenda

Los Angeles Times

The network, Organizing for America, will be a tool to press for policy. It reportedly will have an annual budget of $75 million, making it an unprecedented standing political army for a president.

Telling millions of campaign supporters that "what you built can't stop now," President-elect Barack Obama today took his first public steps toward transforming his massive grass-roots political machinery into an unprecedented national network to help pass his policy agenda.

Obama is calling the new network Organizing for America, and while he described it as a tool to press for policies such as fixing the healthcare system, ending the Iraq war and finding new energy sources, he also said the effort would be housed in a distinctly partisan place: the Democratic National Committee.

That means the organization, as it grows, will be well positioned to form the structure of his reelection campaign in four years while also bolstering campaigns of Obama-friendly Democrats in the 2010 midterm elections and putting pressure on those in his party who do not agree with him.

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

Great, now we have the Community-Organizer-in-Chief!

This is Organizing to make sure of a permanent Dem control of America. Obama is a Chicago hack politician. He may be in charge but he is not omnipotent.

From Rules for Radicals, Alinsky outlines his strategy in organizing, writing:

"There's another reason for working inside the system. Dostoevsky said that taking a new step is what people fear most. Any revolutionary change must be preceded by a passive, affirmative, non-challenging attitude toward change among the mass of our people. They must feel so frustrated, so defeated, so lost, so futureless in the prevailing system that they are willing to let go of the past and change the future. This acceptance is the reformation essential to any revolution."

Saul Alinsky, The Latter Rain

Posted by Wild Thing at January 18, 2009 06:47 AM


Organizing? Since when does my life need organizing? Since when does America need organizing. Sounds to me like he's going with the socialism that we conservatives told our more liberal acquaintances would happen and they pooh-poohed us like we were full of baloney! Well, what do they think now? Healthcare cannot be socialized. It would ruin healthcare in this nation. Is the government willing to pay out through the nose for malpractice suits? Malpractice insurance for doctors and nurses is exceedingly expensive. Socializing healthcare will bring salaries down and then we won't get good doctors. They will be run of the mill idiots. God, I'm sorry, but I cannot stand this man!

Posted by: Lynn at January 18, 2009 08:06 AM

Hmmm, Hitherjugend, Hitler Youth Partry, Obama Youth Corp, Obamajugend, Obama Youth Party. Strange parallels. Let's try and keep ROTC off of school campuses which is voluntary and force service into the Obamajugend. I have a post with some links on my site on this subject. “Hitlerjugend”, or “Hitler Youth” Party / Obama Youth Corp posted on 1/18/09
Bob A.

Posted by: Bob A at January 18, 2009 09:01 AM

Remember the pathetic remake of The Dirty Dozen in the 80's? An Obama type played a Nazi soldier? Hmmmmmmm? Where's the Aryan look? Obama is not an Afro-American. He is an Afro-Caucasion. For the last time, zebras, penguins and pandas are not black! Am I missing something here?
- Ein Reich... Ein Volk ... Ein Obamanation!

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at January 18, 2009 09:26 AM

He also probably hates the Boy Souts. The Boy Scouts Can Kick the @$$ of these pathetic group of kids. In Scouts you're taught everything from wilderness survival (why do you think that a 12 year old scout gets lost in the wilderness and they find him alive? That's not coincidence) to Stohgun and Rifle shooting. These Merit Badges that everyone makes fun of not only give a Scout an idea as to what his hobbies are they also sort of help you find your interests for your future career. Plus we do a whole lot more volunteer service than most volunteer groups.

Yes, I was in the Boy Souts of America. I'm an Eagle Scout. That is the Highest attainable Rank, and it's something only 4% of Scouts have ever achieved scince 1910 when the Boy Scouts of America were formed. I'm not trying to brag, I'm just merely trying to explain that The Rank of Eagle is one of the Hardest things to obtain in Scouts.

Posted by: JohnE PFC U.S. Army at January 18, 2009 09:28 AM

The only thing we learn from history is that it repeats itself. Is Obama going to bring about the Fourth Reich?

Posted by: BobF at January 18, 2009 10:32 AM

The beginning of the Marxist journey to eventual neighborhood commanders and three man spy cells. Obama's agenda has been set for a long time by his handlers and komrades.

Obama's rise to power has been too rapid, too dramatic to be a total happenstance. I think some powerful and wealthy people in America and around the World had a plan and a man. The credit bubble bursting when it did was too convienent

Too many Americans have become entranced by unnecessary trivia and aren't paying attention to what is really happening. Individuals rights are demanded, but individual reponsibility is deferred. This selfish attitude has played right into the hands of the man who has promised them everything for nothing.

Posted by: TomR at January 18, 2009 12:19 PM

Posted by: Les at January 18, 2009 04:24 PM

Lynn, lol I can't stand him either.

Everything about him is an agenda and the worst part is all his agenda's are wanting to change our country from it's greatness into some nightmare he has planned for it. grrrrrrrrr

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 18, 2009 05:59 PM

Bob A., thanks for the heads up I am going over to your blog right now.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 18, 2009 06:02 PM

Darth, "Afro-Caucasion"....THAT is iwhat they should be saying.

I don't get why some blacks are not offended at his being called black when he is not. I guess they don't care as long as he is a dem and not a republican.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 18, 2009 06:12 PM

JohnE PFC U.S. Army, they sure could. I LOVE thsat we have the Boy Souts of America. What a great group they have been.

Thank you so much JohnE, for sharing about that.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 18, 2009 06:15 PM

BobF, I pray that does not happen. Every time a wave of feeling sick about all of this comes over me I whisper a little prayer. whew so much to be upset about one can hardly stand it most of the time.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 18, 2009 06:18 PM

Tom, well said wow yessss. All those things you pointed out all like follow the money kind of thing. Each thing taken care of. It sure is more and more that Obama is a plant, paid for by Soros.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 18, 2009 06:22 PM

Les, yes it will be. sheesh if I make a mistake I sure do all I can never ever to do it again.

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 18, 2009 06:24 PM

PS Wild Thing: A zebra is not black. A panda bear is not black, and a penguin is not black. On the flip side of my 'Coin of Truth,' a zebra is not white. A panda bear is not white, and a penguin is not white! Afro-Caucasion or Cauca-Afro? Am I the ONLY one that gets this... REALITY?
- Legal American Blood Is RED!

Posted by: darthcrUSAderworldtour07 at January 18, 2009 09:00 PM

Darth, see the thing is I just love the way you put it though. OH YESSSSSS!!!!!

Posted by: Wild Thing at January 18, 2009 11:51 PM