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Obama’s Grassroots Army
‘Missing in Action’ on Syria

ABC News, by Devin Dwyer

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Posted By:StormCnter, 9/7/2013 4:43:57 AM

As President Obama ramps up efforts to convince the American people of the need for action in Syria, he is doing so without backing from what has been his most valued asset in nearly every other major legislative push: his grassroots army. Organizing for Action, Obama’s famed campaign apparatus turned independent advocacy group with millions of members, has been conspicuously silent in the debate over Syria. The group’s aggressive social media machine, which in the past has used info-graphics, web videos and online petition drives to educate its supporters and rally the ranks, is nowhere to be found. President Obama’s personal twitter

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: earlybird, 9/7/2013 6:39:01 AM     (No. 9509683)

Correction: Obama´s Astroturf Army...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Deedo, 9/7/2013 8:19:31 AM     (No. 9509782)

What may work with Congress will never fly with the lofo rank and file. A core of their belief of their hive mind is that it is the GOP that starts wars and Democrats that end them.

Even the Organizing for America leadership knows that they need to save their powder and not waste it on Syria.

Obama should just take his medicine on Syria and call it off (in one form or another). However, he is too self-absorbed and used to getting the press and his mindless drones to defend / protect him that can´t stop himself.

Too bad Obama has surrounded himself with lick spittle fools. He could use a real adult to slap him around before he blows up the world.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jglas, 9/7/2013 4:05:31 PM     (No. 9510406)

Maybe that means he´s going to let the congress tell him no, back down and then blame the congress for everything.

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