FOR EVIDENCE that the permanent campaign has become embedded in our national life, look no further than President Obama’s recent announcement that he is setting up a group to keep his supporters energized and enrolled for action in a second term. To be called Organizing for Action, the group will harvest the rich data — e-mails and names — of the Obama foot soldiers who knocked on doors and got out the vote. (Snip)Certainly, there’s something bigger going on here — a mix of technical prowess and grass-roots smarts. But there is also a whiff of something fishy.
An Obama voter´s comment to the WaPo editorial says it best:
Mathonwy 2:34 AM EST This, coupled with the president´s lack of interest in appointing FEC commissioners and his historic rejection of matching funds, clearly demonstrates his hostility to the lessons of Watergate. Could this be the return of the slush fund? I voted for the president twice and this worries me greatly. Did I unknowingly vote for the 21st century Richard Nixon?!?
Let no one forget Obama´s promise to form a "civilian national security force with the power of the military".
Since every city in America (almost) has its own police force, and every State has its own law enforcement procedures, and since the country already has a military and a National Guard, what on earth is the need for Obama´s civilian force unless it is to keep the People´s uprising in line when our guns are confiscated so we cannot protect ourselves from our own government?
Shall we begin peeking beneath the unturned pages and find out what he is really up to?
#4 I´m afraid has seen into the future. As I posted on this subject a day or so ago, the 22nd Amendment would need to be repealed and replaced by a new Amendment that would allow Obama to seek more terms.
The 22nd Amendment was passed by Congress in March 1947, but it wasn´t ratified until February 1951. The 22nd Amendment came about because of the 4-term strangle hold FDR had on the presidency.
Please be aware that efforts have gone on for the last sixteen years to repeal the 22nd Amendment. From the website Ask.com, it says: On January 4, 2013, Rep. José Serrano once again introduced H.J.Res. 15 proposing an Amendment to repeal the 22nd Amendment, as he has done every two years since 1997.
To be successful this bill would first have to be passed by Congress and then be ratified by 38 states. For Obama to even run in 2016 the above mentioned bill now only has 47 months left to be in place for Obama. Actually, less time when you consider the party conventions take place in either August or September.
Readers must stay on their toes regarding this subject and be alert to Democrat machinations - what else is new where Dems are concerned?
While I´m not sure yet what they huge bankroll will eventually be used for, I am certain of how the huge bankroll will be grown.
Think PUSH/Rainbow Coalition and Jesse Jackson and their corporate diversity shakedowns. In case you are not familiar, the Rev would go to a large, rich corporation and meet with them. His pitch was basically to say "Either hire my friend/relative for your newly created Corp Diversity Executive and ´contibute´ greatly to the PUSH/Rainbow Coalition or we´ll picket and boycott your racist corporation."
Voila! Instant slush fund of millions of corporate dollars and a diversity mole/cancer in every major corporation in America.
Obama has already started this. I saw where his first donors to this new OFA fund are Lockheed Martin and Wal-mart.
No need to ratify anything, #9. 0bama has been circumventing the constitution for over four years now and has gotten away with it. If he wants another term he will simply announce that he´s running and the parasites of society will flock to vote for him. Who would stop him? Congress? The Supreme Court? No one will stop him because that would be RACIST.
This isn´t "coming". It has been here since the first "Organizing" campaign in 2007-08 when they used every trick in the book - giveaways, dinners with Barack, the works - to glean email addresses for their data bank. They bragged that they had millions.
That organization has morphed along through two campaigns and the first term and is now renamed (again) and rolling through the second term.
This is Axelrod´s Astroturf, the faux grassroots setup intended to change the country. Obie gets the small people stirred up, tells them how miserable they are, puts pressure on them to pressure their congresspersons to pass his legislation. Mooch sends emails to the database, urging them on. Revolution. Go and have another look at Van Jones (top down-bottom up) and Saul Alinsky.
The WaPo appears to be waking up. Finally. After six years of this same strategy. The only slightly new thing is the name.
#9 ensign, you´ve just revealed the reason the DEMONizing Dems are trying to destroyed the GOP in Congress. They want Congress and need it to destroy the 22nd Amendment and install Obama as the front piece for those who have seized control of the USA ...permantly ...
Please understand that the Washington Post was the benefactor, the mouthpiece, the public relations arm for the Satan admiring....Saul ALINSKY....they are proponents of and for Communism
# 13 beat me to it. As stated before, all these challenges to the Constitution and supposedly limitations on his Executive powers are just leading to the biggest challenge of all, a third term, and a do nothing response from a do nothing Congress.
Don´t be fooled. During the entire eight-year Clinton nightmare WaPo threw in the occasional critical opinion. Ultimately it meant nothing. WaPo will never...NEVER abondon any leftist politician. They´ll continue to support, cover-up, censor whatever it takes to protect Barack Obama.
One time,only, on the regular news this reporter said that the largest peacetime movement of troops was occurring and that was the airlift of the entire National Guard of guam to the mainland as Guam is part of USA, a territory.It was for manuevers, training I never saw the reporter again and the story just died. Did they return? Are they here still, and what for? Both Red China nd IRan does this type of thing --bring in troops from another far-away area to put dn insurrections. Itis like stepping on cockroaches to them. the Iranian ones and the red chinese ones do not know anyone in the cities. Nope. the one way we can get some pressure is entertainment, the low hanging fruit. On our own, each of us, make a decision to not partake of offerings: cds dvds,cinema-going,no leader ,no boycott. Just spend family time w family and what the heck, with all the taxes we heed to spend time on earning too. After 6 mos, callswill be made, visits effected
If, I think the faze is killing the dollar, is his plan, hang on for hyper inflation! It didn´t work for old Jimmy because it´s like chasing your tail! You are never going to get there! With each cycle the burden just get heaver and heaver until collapse!
Perhaps the funds and people are being collected to support a Mooch run for the presidency. She´s still very popular, according to polls.
Once again I draw your attention to the company that set up, or guided the creation of, the blueprint for collecting those democrat funds and volunteers, beginning (apparently) with the democrat convention. Please see:
Note that the website created by the company for the dems drew 400 hits per second at its height. How can Republicans compete with this?
Please read more about the company (whose name I am deliberately not typing but appears when you click on the tinyurl above) which has gobbled up almost all, if not absolutely all, its competition in the nonprofit fundraising business. Click on "Donor Management" (read "manipulation" for "management") to get an idea of how this all works.
If you´re a cat lover and you receive an animal welfare .org solicitation, showing cute cats, it´s probably from this company´s incredible database. If you´re a ferret lover, then you´ll get that same solicitation with a cute ferrets photo and verbiage. It´s why I quit sending checks to charitable organizations a long time ago, but I´ll give them cash. This company´s database gets bigger and more sophisticated as time goes on and it often takes days to integrate a new batch of data to the database software when another competitor has been consumed.
Robots troll the internet for more information on donors via social sites like Facebook. The database has enough information to enable the software to generate a solicitation tailored specifically to a subject or group of subjects. Do you realize the significance of all this to the permanent Obama campaign? Even George Orwell would be taken aback.
Why? Because the man has no moral center. None. No fixed sense of right, wrong, or even of direction. "Whichever way the wind blows, man. And if I do it, it´s gotta be right, right? Anyone gonna question me? Anyone? I didn´t think so."
Well here´s what I think. Next time Obama wants to ask whether so and so has contriuted or not, obviously aiming to intimidate, the GOP should by all means point out that this is a bad idea. But could we not also get someone to step forward and say that he personally on behalf of the GOP would be very interested in the same information. What we don´t want, is Obama interested and the GOP disarming in advance, saying they´d never look. I mean. Let Obama find out this is a two-edged sword and the rest of us know if he doesn´t that his time in office is limited.
This pony is raring to go. Two days before its official unveiling, blurry images of the 2015 Ford Mustang have been leaked on an enthusiast website. A member of the SVTPerformance.com forums has posted several photos of an early copy of the December 9th issue of Autoweek magazine featuring the car in a cover story. You can click here for a link to the website. If authentic, the car in the photos looks very much like many of the speculative renderings that have been circulating in recent weeks, and sports a modern take on the signature Mustang fastback design.
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