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Obama aims OFA where
Reagan, Clinton failed

Politico, by Josh Gerstein

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Posted By:JoniTx, 2/3/2013 9:12:00 AM

President Barack Obama’s decision to transform his campaign into the freestanding lobbying group “Organizing for Action” is groundbreaking in many ways — but the idea of creating an outside organization to put pressure on Capitol Hill dates back at least to Ronald Reagan. President Bill Clinton even tried to create one 20 years ago. In 1993, seeking to to marshal grassroots support for his health-care reform effort, his team’s first impulse was to set up a standalone entity that could anonymously raise and spend large sums of money on polling, petition drives, phone banks and TV commercials.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: nonsense, 2/3/2013 9:37:58 AM     (No. 9155569)

The Mooch is already the un-official head of disOrganizing for Obama Action to change America into a communist Utopian state. It´s a blatant Propaganda Machine if there ever was one.

Mr. o. does not want to be Regan, he wants to be like that mesmerizing German guy.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: LudicrousSextus, 2/3/2013 9:41:06 AM     (No. 9155576)

Obama has *one* skill - *campaigning*.

Anything else he does is simply pretense. He´s not remotely interested in ´representing the will of the people´ - just imposing his will with a made-up mandate.

This is your country on affirmative action drugs...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: unagator, 2/3/2013 9:41:56 AM     (No. 9155579)

Obama´s Free Stuff Army only gets out of bed for one thing...going to vote for more free stuff.

The idea that this low info mob is going to stay engaged is laughable, but I am all for them wasting $$$ and energy on the effort.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Pearson365, 2/3/2013 9:50:25 AM     (No. 9155596)

Politico is a DNC publication, so it lies for Obama. Organizing for America serves several purposes:

A. Keeps a sleazy but incredibly shrewd campaign org together, with high paying jobs for its seniors.

B. Avoids layoffs of campaign staff. In the Obama economy, good jobs for smarmy people won´t be available until 2014 congressional elections.

C. Keeps org intact if Obama declares that the first black president is not subject to the 22nd Amendment so that he can run for 3rd term. Does anyone think hat Sotormayor and Kagan would disagree? Just need 3 more SC judges.

D. Is there if the Mooch runs to "Keep Goin Forward"

E. Provides Obama with a shakedown operation identical to Jesse Jackson and the irreverent Al Sharpton. If you don´t want a regulation, give to OFA.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: fljack, 2/3/2013 10:42:02 AM     (No. 9155674)

F. Arm them and make sure they are funded better then the US Military. (Obama 2008 campaign promise)

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 2/3/2013 11:02:25 AM     (No. 9155710)

It´s ´groundbreaking´ when you ignore campaign finance and tax law?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: kono, 2/3/2013 1:08:51 PM     (No. 9155904)

"Seeking to marshal grassroots support ..."

Party-orgrnized movements are not grassroots. They´re astroturf. All the pieces of an authoritarian American state that oppresses its citizens are coming into place.

May God have mercy on us and deliver us from evil.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: LanieLou, 2/3/2013 11:45:00 PM     (No. 9156706)

OFA was formed to destroy local conservative values. They are investigating all potential GOP stars in local races, blackmailing them & forcing them to abandon their political ambitions... 2 in the last week alone.

They will focus on city, county & state legislators. Inform & educate those around you... be strong & vigilant.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Penney, 2/4/2013 12:18:56 AM     (No. 9156744)

Corruption breeds corruption. Where is any accountability?

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