* Bumped Up *

The Los Angeles Times in a short piece by Andrew Malcolm, says it all in the headline,”Obama Recruits An Army Of Community Organizers To Carry His ‘Movement Forward For Years To Come.”

Holy crappy doo.

You may recall that during the 2008 Election campaign, Obama had his “Obama For America” thugs, er, troops. Once he successfully stole the nomination from Clinton, it became rebranded as “Organizing for America.” You know, the one that “thoughtfully” provided a (used) slogan for a memorial service in Tucson after Jared Loughner opened fire, “Together We Thrive.” (Photo from LA Times article.)

Hard to believe it can get worse than that headline, but it does (depending upon your perspective, that is):

[snip] Strengthening “our democracy” presumably has something to do with reelecting the revered leader in 2012.

However, the Organizing for America recruiting message says nothing about politics or election campaigns and strangely talks in military terms of “a grassroots 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.”

The same Obama campaign group was reported involved in fomenting and facilitating the ongoing Wisconsin protests against Gov. Scott Walker’s budget plans.

The message about what it calls the “Summer Organizing Fellowship” adds: “Effective organizing doesn’t happen in a vacuum. It takes commitment, time, and hard work to build a movement around a cause.” It does not specify what the “cause” is, other than promoting Obama and his agenda.[snip]

Again I say, holy crappydoo.

Is this scaring the shit out of anyone else but me?

Well, if that part above didn’t, maybe this will:

[snip] The cadres “will be assigned to a specific community,” the message informs, “where they’ll work to organize supporters street by street, neighborhood by neighborhood.”

Hey, friends – I will be out of town starting 2/26 – 3/6, and unable to check in here. As always, I recommend visits to No Quarter, Uppity Woman’s blog, Stray Yellar Dawg’s site, and Logistics Monster’s site, to name a few. There are links to each one in the Blogroll. I hope you all have an excellent week. I know I am planning on doing the same!

Their job will involve recruiting additional Obama workers, running Obama-related events, knocking on doors to talk of Obama “and lay new groundwork to carry this movement forward for years to come.”

“In the end,” the Obama campaign appeal says of the community organizer corps, “their work will take our grassroots power to an impressive new level.” [snip] (Click here to read the rest.)

How about now? Recruiting members, knocking on doors, all to spread the Good Word Of Obama, and implement his will for “years to come”?

And just what does it mean to “take our grassroots power to an impressive new level“? I don’t think I want to know.

How about you, what do you think?

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  • Agent X

    This fight is all about Billionaires (both sides) and ideology. Walker trying to equate the ATC Strike and Reagan to what he is doing is like comparing apples to a motorcycle. The ATCs went on strike and endangered national security and our national economy. Much different than what is happening in Wisconsin. Walker is full of himself. Christie in New Jersey did the smart thing. He knew he did not have the backing of the voters to kill the Unions so he hammered and won anyway. Walker in my opinion, does not have the backing of voter at this time.  Don’t throw polls at me. They are so very skewered its no longer even funny.

    Like I have said it takes two to sign collective bargaining agreements. Many of which were originally negotiated decades ago. You can’t just blame one side. Now I agree, the Unions need to bend on many, many issues. But I do not support the destruction of collective bargaining. That is just stupid.

    Remember that our financial crisis was because Congress took off the caps on private corporations and so the banks, wall street and other corporations went and screwed you and I into the ground. Neither side of this story can be totally trusted because of the influence of special interests, who do not represent your average American. Walker proved this in his stupid conversation with Ian Murphy and we all know that Union Leadership is compromised on the other side of the coin.

    So where are we really? Which side can we all trust? I do not know about you all. But I trust me and that means some of this should go to the ballot. You want to kill collective bargaining in your State? Put it to the ballot and not in the hands of some government appointee…

    I for one have had enough of bureaucrats trying to tell me what to do.

  • TeakWoodKite

    Why am I having to hold my fingers from typing on the keyboard?… Thanks Bronwyn…

  • TeakWoodKite

    Yea you shithead, you did.

  • TeakWoodKite

    MESSAGE TO PRIME OBOT.

    If I loved my daughter, I would NEVER have used them to make a political point, which you did. Disgusting. You brought YOUR own daughter into this because you thought NOTHING about the consequenses of your act. that your daughters honor was secondary to your own selfish needs is disgusting.

    I frankly see nothing wrong with anything Onofre’s Arm said. But ignorance is your bliss, not mine.

  • TeakWoodKite

    And mine as well, betrayed humanity.

    I have never seen a government pay anything forward but debt. There’s nothing to come from a debt but servitude. Rand my ass.

    spot on Onofre’s Arm.

  • TeakWoodKite

    Not for much, if your the thing to judge by.

  • TeakWoodKite

    I have seen those bags they put over a building… not sure what it looks like over the heads of a bot infestation.

  • PUMA GSD

    Down Sizing Syndrome and the Liberal Cult

    When MaBell, GE, Kodak etc. where in their hay day and all
    the liberal college graduates could get jobs there and
    jobs that where better than their high school class
    mates, corporate America was wonderful.  This is
    where the liberal mantra of I am better than you,
    started, You could go to your 20 year class re-union with
    your nose up in the air.

    Times changes, corporations had lay off, then the
    college elite could not get jobs there and now
    corporate America was all bad.  The elite started
    becoming the Government worker elite.  All of this
    I care so much about the little person  is nothing
    ;but, a false facade of being mad at the corporate world
    for allowing the gravy train to stop. There is Rage at
    the Machine, rage at someone that desires small
    government vs large, rage at the mother who
    wants to home school, rage at the young
    woman who does not want an abortion,
    rage at the white male that works 40
    hours a week and comes home to his
    family.  This rage only knows destruction.
    Destroy this country and the hair of the
    dog will still not make you happy.

  • MG

    Ok,Ok,……it’s hard not to! 😛

  • Donna Brazilla Nut

    Prime big butt: See I knew you were cognitively challenged! What point were you trying to make?

  • oowawa

    Actually, Bronwyn, I think their main object is promoting their Messiah.  I don’t think most of them much care if we respond or not.  

  • Onofre’s arm

    ” All Americans, in my views, are worthy of respect and caring”

    Liar!

    If this were the case, then why did YOU bring up, and amplify the demographic make up of the Tea Party as old white rich men, if those characteristics mean nothing to you? Your entire approach is dripping with bigotry, but like most liberal bigots, you believe that you’ve inoculated yourself from your own prejudicial mindset by constantly proclaiming your liberal enlightenment, when you’re only disguising your arrogance and general contempt with feel good liberal blather. You’re a filthy, stinking hypocrite, and everyone here recognizes it. 

  • Bronwyn

    PRIME OBOT banned yet again.  Thanks to anonymous reader who sent me the alert that heshe is still here.  Please keep sending me your tips.  Thank you!

    P.S. As usual, we didn’t “starve the troll.”  You’ll now have to go back to your responses to himher, and explain why you wrote what you did.  As I admitted, I forget to starve the trolls too because it is so difficult not to erupt and argue back, but we all — me included — MUST NOT REPLY to them.  They LIVE for our frustration.  Our anger and frustration makes their day.  Furthermore, when we ban such people, your comments are lefting “hanging” there without any context.

    Self-restraint.  Oh, that’s so hard with these trolls.  But I’m willing to try to ignore them if you’ll join me!  Reverend Amy has been posting this suggestion non-stop for weeks and weeks — she is right!  We must not reply to them.

  • felizarte

    Obama is only interested in his re-election because not to be re-elected is tantamount to being rejected and that is the scariest thing for him.  Those organizers will be forgotten right after 2012.  It takes money to maintain such a group and that won’t happen especially when congress reverts to being republican controlled.  I could only pray for this country and its good people.

  • Onofre’s arm

    Why is it hateful to point out that you must not love you daughter as demonstrated by your fawning support of an imbecile who will make your daughter’s life miserable? You remind me of the Jones Town parents who gave their own children poisoned kool-aid…………because they loved them so. You can’t love your child, AND the means for her destruction, at the same time.

  • oowawa

    How can we miss you when you won’t go away?

  • Prime Obot

    PS: I have to go out now to spend the afternoon with the child I am told I don’t love, so I’ll retire from this thread and pick up the conversation again in a future thread. Have a lovely day, all you good moral people who love your country and your children much much more than anyone who voted for and likes and supports Barack Obama ever could. 

  • Prime Obot

    Okay…now, anyone who is reading this thread should take a moment and consider what Onofre just wrote here. If you’re a regular reader of this blog you know my writing and my thoughts and the general tenor of my conversation fairly well. So you can judge for yourself the character of Onofre sitting here telling me that he doubts I love my own daughter. 

    Yet again, and not expecting an answer, I challenge leaders of this blog like Amy and Bronwyn to speak up and tell us whether you find such statements acceptable. And if you aren’t willing to do so, I suggest you ask yourselves about your own moral code. To pretend to speak in support of figures like Hillary Clinton and everything they stand for, while tacitly approving speech like this, especially while representing oneself as a member of the clergy, strikes me as the height of hypocrisy. Onofre tells me I don’t love my child; but to Bronwyn, it is I who am “detestable.” And when I ask her why, of course she is silent. Always. 

    I expect no such support, and Onofre, your hateful speech doesn’t disturb me. I expect to be spoken to in such ways on this website. The sheer cultish venom is part of what makes NQ so entertaining. 

  • Onofre’s arm

    “…there is no one who loves their country more than I do”

    This is utterly risible. I doubt that there’s anything that can come close to challenging your love of yourself. I seriously doubt that you love this country, and I also doubt that you love your own daughter, your obsequious devotion and support for the scoundrel who is dragging this country into the sewer, and who is destroying your daughter’s future by making her a fiscal slave to pay for current irresponsible liberal indulgences, is more of an indication of your selfish contempt for this country and your daughter.   

  • Prime Obot

    And btw — I didn’t call anyone a racist, in this thread or any other. 

  • Prime Obot

    Ah, I see, I am so utterly vile, my views so completely reprehensible, my disrespect for American Patriots so complete (this is utterly absurd, by the way, there is no one who loves their country more than I do), that I cannot even be spoken to. Scientology makes this kind of thing much easier — they just advise (sometimes order) all of their  members to cut off all communication of every kind with anyone who isn’t part of the cult. Same thing here. I represent an opposing point of view, so I must be insulted, cursed, told how stupid I am, ignored, threatened with banishment, asked not to address people…blah blah blah. 

    It’s always an interesting experience coming here, I’ll say that much. 

  • Onofre’s arm

    You’re the one who has come to class without reading the assigned chapters you dumbass, the causes for these problems have been thoroughly discussed here, and I’m not going to waste my time trying to bring you up to speed. Attempting to educate you is tantamount to casting pearls before swine, it’s always been a waste of time.

  • Prime Obot

    You haven’t explained how and why liberalism is the cause of these maladies, you’ve only claimed it to be so; your statement about my intellectual capabilities, therefore, carries no weight. You make assertions and presume them to be true. Sorry, that doesn’t work. 

  • Onofre’s arm

    “and an America that has become steadily less educated, less competitive, and less healthy.” 

    Modern liberalism is the root cause of these maladies, not conservatism, and the fact that you’re intellectually incapable of understanding this, only proves my point.

  • Prime Obot

    Ah, so all “modern liberalism” is intellectual vacant? Because modern conservatism has all the right answers? Just like how deregulation did such wonders for the banking and housing industries and the entire economy of the developed world? And conservatives’ bellicose foreign policy has been so effective at conquering Iraq and Afghanistan? And conservatives’ social policies so charmingly embody the live and let live philosophy of the Constitution and the love-your-neighbor philosophy of Jesus of Nazereth? 

    I appreciate your talking to me head on in a rational manner, Onofre, that’s a real gift on this site. But simply asserting that I’m intellectually vacant or perfunctorily cheerleading doesn’t make it so. I’d like to know exactly what it is about modern liberalism that you find so vacant. Because I’ve been around for awhile, and when I look at the last 30 years of conservative ascendency, what I see is a middle class that has stagnated ever since Reagan took office and an upper class whose wealth has skyrocketed crazily, year after year, and an America that has become steadily less educated, less competitive, and less healthy. 

  • SeriouslyStrongWoman

    Prime Obot, I would respectfully request that you do not address me again.  I find no value in your words and I do not feel you offer any sincere gratitude towards what I am speaking of.  I did at one time believe you to have a fair assessment of the reality of the world from your point of view and that given time you would see how mislead you are being by babyO, but when this MANCHILD is dancing and singing in the WH on the taxpayers dime while we have friends and allies dying, you come here to defend this horrible man with talking points. I can no longer find any respect or merit in your words.  I have lost all respect for you, so please ignore my posts and I will afford you the same.  I refuse to associate in life or on blogs with associates of criminals and anyone that is Anti American (BLAME THE MAN BULLSHIT).  I am amazed that you are older than I, yet, you are mentally years behind in wisdom and knowledge.  Your post leaves me feeling disturbed and afraid for America in the hands of persons such as yourself at the voting booths. I am choosing to leave this and any further debates with you because you are what I call an uniformed voter that votes based on race and it’s all about me vote, not what is best for our country, future children of America, for the elderly, for the poor or the middle class.  There is no democratic party in this country anymore, it is now a greedy Union based, MoveOn.org, Anti American gangster government Democrat organization now calling themselves Democrats. I find your words to be insulting, belittling and arrogant towards those you border in your writing style to appear to almost hate.  I have no respect for you and it is not because we disagree, it is because of your mocking tone when speaking of American Patriots that have contributed more in there lifetime and was ask to do more than you ever have.  You need to learn RESPECT.  I would suggest you look up the word humble and try to live your life that way and start Thanking those Patriots that you keep calling old white racist and listen to what they are really saying by talking to a few of them and not getting your talking points from MSNBC.     Have a Blessed Life.

  • Agent X

    “The Three Obamos”???

    Dang, I need to new pair of glasses! I thought this was a pix of, Donilon, Clapper and Panetta?

  • Prime Obot

    My “whack” at Rev Amy is simple: I’ve read this website for a long time. It’s quite obvious that RRRA, and many others, hold basically progressive beliefs but simultaneously support all kinds of Republican entities solely because they are opponents of Obama. This makes no sense and I’ve never heard these contradictions addressed. 

    Take the Wisconsin protests, for instance. The Republicans on this site have no problem: they’re on Walker’s side and want to see unions destroyed. I haven’t heard RRRA or other (former) Democrats even address the issue, though. Because deep down, I believe they’re on the side of the unions, but that means being on the side of Obama, who has come down strongly on the side of the unions. 

  • MG

    Of course we need to be worried…he is dishonest, sneeky and quite the accomplished liar…  look at you straight in the face and deny…deny…

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/dailycaller/20110225/pl_dailycaller/communistssocialistsrallyingsupportbehindmadison

  • Onofre’s arm

    “you call me “mindless” but also “intelligent but deluded.” Those two descriptors are mutually exclusive”

    Not necessarily. A person can have a fully functional brain, but if it’s owner is too mentally lazy to fill it, it’s just a wasted organ. You stopped filling and exercising your brain when you comfortably settled into the warm and fuzzy, but intellectually vacant philosophy of modern liberalism. Your posts never amount to anything more than perfunctory cheer leading and catty digs, “Our team is going to wipe the floor with you, nya, nya, nyaaa!” You constantly cite polls to support your lame positions, but there are few people here at NQ who don’t recognize the stupidity of ad populum argument; Hitler was REALLY popular in 1936 Germany, did that make him a wonderful guy?

    Your posts and silly taunts sound as though they’re written by an excited, yet totally ignorant 14 year old, and although you claim to be a ******PROFESSIONAL WRITER******, your writing style is insufferably boring and prosaic, obviously reflective of your general personality. The assembly instructions for an Ikea bookshelf read like Shakespeare compared to your desiccated offerings, perhaps you feel you can defeat your opponents by boring them to death.