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Obama to Create Mass Organization Devoted to Obama

President Obama will remake his presidential campaign into a massive new movement  devoted to supporting his agenda, an unprecedented move that creates a brand new political organization devoted not to a Party, not to an idea – but to one charismatic leader.

Obama official portraitThe group, to be called Organizing for Action, opens for business Sunday, the day Obama is officially inaugurated.

If this type of organization has existed before in American politics on any similar scale, I’m not aware of it.

There are excellent reasons why we haven’t had mass groups devoted to powerful leaders in this country. Our whole system of government is designed to provide checks to protect against the accretion of too much power, to forestall mob rule. A mass organization that does the bidding of a single individual who also happens to be the president of the United States undermines such intentions.

I don’t think Obama has plans to do something nefarious with this group. I think he wants a streamlined organization that will help him achieve his domestic agenda. But once such an organization is uncorked, it is impossible to tell what path it and its leader may travel as the frustrations with governing grow or crises ensue.

Other mass movements in the United States, including the political Parties, are devoted to ideas or causes. They have checks within them, factions that debate and influence each other. But this one is the reincarnation of Obama’s former campaign and, presumably, it will respond to his dictates.

After the 2008 election, the campaign apparatus was at least nominally stuck within the Democratic Party and largely put on ice until the next election. Not this time.

What’s more, according to Politico, OFA will be classified as a 501(c)4 group, which means donors can give it as much money as they want and none of the contributors’ names need be released. Never mind that Obama has ardently opposed this kind of thing for years.

Known during the campaign as Obama for America, the group includes the millions of people signed up to receive emails from the Obama campaign and thousands of activists ready to man phone banks, knock on doors, annoy their lawmakers and otherwise make things happen for the president.

The group was superbly well organized under campaign manager Jim Messina, who will maintain leadership. Senior Obama operatives like Robert Gibbs, David Plouffe, and Stephanie Cutter will sit on the board. The group will no doubt employ many of the leftist community organizing principles Obama learned years ago in Chicago.

In case there was any mistaking the very personal nature of the new organization, Obama himself announced it in an email to supporters and included a link to a video of Michelle discussing the group and mentioning things like “one of my first dates with Barack.”

Organizing for Action will put American politics on a new path. A treacherous one.

132 Responses to Obama to Create Mass Organization Devoted to Obama

        • “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

          -Joseph Goebbels

          • AMEN “cincycinco”.

            Well said.
            Sounds like every Obama pre-staged ‘press-event’, Daily press brief by “Propaganda Sec” Carney with the useless “WH sycophant press corps”, and everything the “Main-Stream Media” reports about Obama.

          • I kinda like the formal Third Reich title Goebbels had for Carney. Instead of “Press Secretary”, how about “Minister for Public Enlightenment”?

            Has a good, Obama, Euro-style Socialist ring, nicht wahr? If we can’t use “Minister of Truth”, that is…

      • That’s a good question. It wouldn’t surprise me in the least if a constitutional convention is convened to allow additional terms. What does it matter anyway-he’ll appoint more liberal Supreme Court judges so we’re screwed anyway.

        • Obama doesn’t need to appoint more liberals to SCOTUS, he’s already got Chief Justice Roberts to do his bidding. and yes…we’re screwed.

      • Yes. This.

        “A fascist political system is an autocratic central form of government that controls the economy, politics and social behavior of a country. Under this system, individual rights are minimized, the nation is glorified and citizens are obliged to work only for government. It is a totalitarian, authoritarian and conservative form of political system that encourages dictatorship.” – Dr. Muhammad Haq

        Read more: Characteristics of a Fascist Political System | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/info_8072814_characteristics-fascist-political-system.html#ixzz2IQdhYluL

      • “Is there an end?” – Lizzy

        Yes. This.

        “A fascist political system is an autocratic central form of government that controls the economy, politics and social behavior of a country. Under this system, individual rights are minimized, the nation is glorified and citizens are obliged to work only for government. It is a totalitarian, authoritarian and conservative form of political system that encourages dictatorship.” – Dr. Muhammad Haq

        Read more: Characteristics of a Fascist Political System | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/info_8072814_characteristics-fascist-political-system.html#ixzz2IQdhYluL

    • More than you know. While Obama cannot keep any campaign or other funds raised, he can keep the interest they earn. Which would probably be in the tens of millions by the time he leaves office. Nice nest egg using the money of his supporters, isn’t it?

  1. Obama doesn’t do checks and balanced those are for the little people. He’s
    the poster child for despotic leaders everywhere. Seriously wake up people
    he’s a very dangerous man and so is his Evita wannabe Michelle. All that
    information he mined from Internet donors is coming in handy. Would certainly
    save time making up the enemies list.

    • He already has his enemies list. The list is short and consists of registered republicans and registered gun owners. Unfortunately for me I show up on both lists. I have always thought the idea of a tyrannical government gutting the constitution a paranoid fantasy. Now I view it as a near certainty with Obama in power.

      This guy is a seriously dangerous man who truly believes that 49% of Americans are his enemies who need to be punished. He is not president of the Unites States of America, he is president of the Blue States of America.

      • Don’t believe that only 49% of the people supported Romney, that is a lie from the left. Think about it, you are talking about a president that could not ever break the 50% barrier in approvel rating and we are supposed to believe he got 51% of the vote. Two and two do not make five.

        • He got approx. 26% of Americans to vote for him if you count all the eligible voters in this country. Of the fifty percent that did take the time to go to the polls, how many voted for their own interests vs. what is in the best interest of the country?

          The man has NO mandate to govern, let alone rule, yet he is treated as though he won a landslide of the popular vote. He didn’t win over the majority of Americans by a long shot.

  2. “Obama to Create Mass Organization Devoted to Obama” – Keith Koffler

    Another one?

    Aren’t the Democrat Party, the labor unions, ACORN and its heirs, Black churches all over the country, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, GLSEN, nationwide colleges and universites, and countless liberal controlled schools and city governments, et. al. that are completely in the tank for him enough?

    • Reading the Daily Mail about the hostages several ask why they didn’t
      see anything on CNN..? Seriously these are the brain dead voters who
      are partially responsible for him getting elected. When American media
      caves so completely we’ve got a real problem. To coin a phrase a failure to communicate.

        • Hostages? I’m still waiting for the transcript of Obama’s funeral speech for Ambassador Stevens, or maybe just a picture of him weeping from the corner of his eye (after a li’l dab with the tissue) for him. If he can’t do THAT, I don’t think any “hostages” are really on his radar…

  3. Well Duh, you’re delusional… Obama’s not another Hitler in waiting…

    Well, I guess I told you so, he’s getting his on SA now. When will the military and civil servants have to pledge their oath to Obama?

    • Anyone above the rank of 0-5 has to be a ‘liberal, P.C.’ sycophant to get a promotion to 0-6 or Flag and become a “Beltway whore”.
      That is why NO ONE in the US Military so-called “leadership” has the BALLS to say the US Military is going to Hell.
      (Example: In 20XX how will the “USA” go against “China” in the Pacific?)

      • Langley – the scary part is the oath that commissioned and enlisted take. Enlisted swear to obey the President of the US and defend the Constitution. Commissioned swear only to defend the Constitution.

        The oaths need to be rewritten to the format that the officers take, to defend the Constitution PERIOD.

        • Wrong !
          I took the oath and it is to defend and protect the Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies foreign and domestic.
          Nowhere in that oath does it say anything about defending the president.
          Enlisted and commissioned take the same oath.

          • AF – Hate to disagree, but the enlisted oath is as follows:
            I, [Name], do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the Orders of the Officers appointed over me, according to the regulations and the uniform code of military justice. So help me God.

            The officer’s is:
            I, [Name], do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which i am about to enter. So help me God.
            (Source – http://www.marines.com/history-heritage/principles-values)

            So officers and enlisted take different oaths when being sworn in. Officers are obligated to only to defend and support the Constitution, whereas enlisted are to do the same BUT also “obey the orders of the President of the United States.”

            This is something that I think needs changed. All personnel should take the same oath. This holds true to all non-military personnel that are engaged in the service of protecting the country. The idea that anyone working for the government, be it military or law enforcement or in some other investigatory capacity, should take an oath of allegiance to anything other than the Constitution is wrong and scary.

        • Us enlisted personnel obeyed the officers in command, who are more than capable of rejecting the POTUS’s demands when they put troops in danger.
          Yes he is the commander in chief, but that does not make him a military expert.
          Who gave the stand down order on Benghazi ?

  4. Narcissistic Personality Disorder

    [from Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition, 1994, commonly referred to as DSM-IV, of the American Psychiatric Association. European countries use the diagnostic criteria of the World Health Organization.]

    The disorder begins by early adulthood and is indicated by at least five of the following:

    1. An exaggerated sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements)

    2. Preoccupation with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love

    3. Believes he is “special” and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions)

    4. Requires excessive admiration

    5. Has a sense of entitlement

    6. Selfishly takes advantage of others to achieve his own ends

    7. Lacks empathy

    8. Is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him

    9. Shows arrogant, haughty, patronizing, or contemptuous behaviors or attitudes

    http://www.halcyon.com/jmashmun/npd/dsm-iv.html

  5. Johnny Cash sang it best:

    Song
    There’s a man going around taking names and he decides
    Who to free and who to blame every body won’t be treated
    Quite the same there will be a golden ladder reaching down
    When the man comes around

    The hairs on your arm will stand up at the terror in each
    Sip and each sup will you partake of that last offered cup
    Or disappear into the potter’s ground
    When the man comes around
    CHORUS
    Hear the trumpets hear the pipers one hundred million angels singing
    Multitudes are marching to a big kettledrum
    Voices calling and voices crying

  6. In his article, the author says “I don’t think Obama has plans to do something nefarious with this group.” That may be so, but why do I find this so unsettling? Its members will be used, presumably, to sway public opinion his way. But what does that get him with Congess? Stay tuned, I guess…

  7. No worries. This is just retirement planning. He will either leave office as the head of a very large not for profit with vast reserves to spend or he will remain in office as head of a very large not for profit.

    • Some Dem spokesman tried–ever so delicately–to say many people did not think he was “like them,” I guess alluding to racism. Well, that is so true–he is not like me or the people I know. They do not hide their past, they do not lie–mislead-make stuff up, they do not waltz everyplace spending other people’s money, they do not seek revenge right and left, the do not stick a peevish nose in the air and look down on people, they do not slobber over celebrities. OK–maybe that last…a little.

    • Well, you can bet if it said 36% said he was hiding something the polling was probably 50%+. I never believe the polls they are weighted in Obamas favor.

  8. In some perverse way I love this. No more quandary over what to call people — progressive, liberal, leftist, social democrat, democrat . They will all be rebranded into Obamocrats. And there will be slogans, language and perhaps a salute or handshake. Uniforms? Pantsuits maybe. A Youth Corpse? Of course it’s nefarious.

      • Thanks. That is indeed what I meant to say — secret handshake. Or perhaps a secret Obamocrat fist bump which seems to be more in vogue. And let’s face it, once you get them to do a fist bump you are only inches away from an extended arm salute. And away we go!

      • There are similarities, but you don’t have to go to the Third Reich for Obama’s propaganda manual.

        How about Rules For Radicals?

        “From the moment the organizer enters a community he lives, dreams… only one thing and that is to build the mass power base of what he calls the army. Until he has developed that mass power base, he confronts no major issues…. Until he has those means and power instruments, his ‘tactics’ are very different from power tactics. Therefore, every move revolves around one central point: how many recruits will this bring into the organization, whether by means of local organizations, churches, service groups, labor Unions, corner gangs, or as individuals.”

        “Change comes from power, and power comes from organization.” p.113

        “The first step in community organization is community disorganization. The disruption of the present organization is the first step toward community organization. Present arrangements must be disorganized if they are to be displace by new patterns…. All change means disorganization of the old and organization of the new.” p.116

        http://www.crossroad.to/Quotes/communism/alinsky.htm

        In THIS case, he WAS a good student…

  9. I really don’t appreciate the first frame of the video with mooch pointing her finger in my face. BTW the video has been removed. Can you relink it or redirect to another URL? Thank you.

  10. This isn’t going to fly. Barack is pushing his luck and playing with fire.

    If you consider all the conservatives who stayed home on election day, half, if not more than half of the country are going to resist this. Obama is imagining a mandate that just isn’t there, and his arrogance and overreach is going to be his downfall. Make no mistake, half the country is going to be at war with its government, and it’s not going to end pretty, but end it will.

    • …wasnt Nixon “Impeached” on his “arrogance”?

      I PRAY to The Gods! every night that ‘Barack Hussein Obama’ WILL BE IMPEACHED!

      SO SAY WE ALL.

      • OK. Say Weeping Johnny actually dries his eyes long enough to read articles of impeachment. As long as we’re fantasizing, let’s further stipulate that the House votes FOR impeachment. What then?

        Why, it goes to the Senate.

        Harry Reid’s Senate.

        And then?

        Well, let’s look to history as a guide. Back to a less divisive President and a less partisan America. Back to an impeachment that did not have racial overtones and a large segment of the Country that would NEVER accept the impeachment of a President soley based on his race. What happened then?

        “On Friday, February 12, 1999, Chief Justice Rehnquist intoned, “The question is on the first article of impeachment. Senators, how say you? Is the respondent, William Jefferson Clinton, guilty or not guilty?” Not guilty, it turned out: fifty-five senators, including ten Republicans, voted to acquit on the perjury count. The vote on the second article was closer, 50 to 50, but still far short of the two-thirds vote required for conviction. Five Republicans voted “not guilty” on the second article relating to obstruction of justice: John Chafee (RI), Susan Collins (ME). Jim Jeffords (VT)., Olympia Snow (ME), and Arlen Specter (PA). ”

        http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/clinton/clintontrialaccount.html

        Oh.

        Sorry, Langley Spook. I DO pray as you do on this subject, but I’m afraid the Lord has other ideas;

        “And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done”

        Daniel 11:36

        http://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Daniel-11-36/

        I am sorry, but I have naught but thorns to comfort you with for the PRESENT future of America. It seems that, while those who do not remember history are doomed to repeat it, that those of us who DO remember history are doomed WITH them, because there is more ignorance than knowledge – but also that it may, just MAY, be the Lords will, and His just punishment for a sinful nation…

        As to the ultimate end, well – the Bible DOES have a happy ending – IF you don’t cave to the evil…

        Stay strong, worry only about YOUR salvation, don’t let them darken YOUR heart, and have faith that the Lord WILL reward them – in due time, and full measure – for their actions.

        In the mean time,

        “illegitimi non carborundum”!

      • No, Nixon wasn’t impeached for arrogance. He was impeached for participating in the cover-up of the Watergate burglary which was carried out by operatives working for CREEP, Committee to Re-Elect the President. The question everyone was asking was “What did the President know and when did he know it?” The fact that he knew about the burglary and covered it up afterwards is why he was impeached.

    • .”Obama is imagining a mandate that just isn’t there, and his arrogance and overreach is going to be his downfall. ”

      The man was relected so I am not sure what his downfall will be. Unless the Republican’s somehow win back the Senate, he will never be removed from office short of civil war or a military coup.

      • The people will be Obama’s downfall. As an individual I’m mobilizing, as are millions of other freedom-loving Americans.

        Leave your blue state (starve the beast), and buy all the guns and ammo you can get your hands on. No one said it would be easy.

    • My God in heaven when will anyone not believe the liberal media. Do you really in your gut believe that 3.3 milllion fewer people voted for Romney than they did for McCain? No way, people were on fire for Romney, he was bringing in 30,000 people to his gatherings. I think votes were lost, shredded and other votes were changed by the machines from Romney to Obama. Think about it.

  11. “I don’t think Obama has plans to do something nefarious with this group.”

    Really. On what basis do you have this level of confidence? To use an HRC term, you must have a “willing suspension of disbelief” to make note the unprecedented nature of this reconstituted campaign organization; with the particular board members that you mention, and NOT assume that something nefarious is on its way until proven otherwise. These are the same operatives who butchered Mitt Romney during the campaign in nefarious ways. Why would they stop their nefarious ways now?

    • “I don’t think Obama has plans to do something nefarious with this group.”

      And the Sturmabteilung were just there to, you know, provide security and direct folks to the restrooms and stuff…

    • Chuck, just to put the truth out there: a “willing suspension of disbelief” comes from an English Romantic poet, either Wordsworth or Coleridge, the latter I think. HRC and her minions are plagiarists and completely incapable with coming up with a brilliant phrase like that.

      • Thanks Julie. Yes Coleridge is correct. I was thinking that the word “willing” was the addtition that then-Senator HRC made (during in the Petraeus hearings I believe.) But the “willing” part (in spite of the HRC reference) seemed to be an important distinctive operative word with respect to Keith’s indication that he was not anticipating nefarious uses of BHO’s neo-SA. Combine this with Obama’s previous suggestions that a Civilian Defence Force be created and we are beginning to look more and more like the late 1930’s Germany. Particularly ironic given Keith’s religious heritage.

  12. “I don’t think Obama has plans to do something nefarious with this group.”

    Please re-read the statement you make above this. Then please ask yourself, how could it not be nefarious?

    As a man of Jewish ancestry, one who is devout, do you not see Hitler’s NAZI parallels?

  13. But that is exactly what is ‘nefarious’ about this organization. You say it yourself: ‘Other mass movements in the United States . . . have checks within them.’ This one will not. It will be a cult of personality like Hitler, Stalin and and Mao. There will be no room for diversity of opinion.

  14. ‘Organizing for Action’, aka ‘national civilian security force’. Is it any wonder Obama wants to enact gun control?

    The guy really deserves an award – Con Man of the Century! Not only is he going to profit from his non-profit, his cronies will be engaged in a money-laundering scam that will make the drug cartels look like rank amateurs. What happened to wealth re-distribution? The only ‘charity’ involved here is Obama himself. His lifetime pension and all the perks are not enough?

    We are sailing through uncharted waters now. Iceberg ahead!

  15. Given the events of this week, I honestly fear the Inauguration ceremony now. Will flags be unfurled, demands made for ALLEGIANCE, goose stepping supporters mixed in with children releasing doves? My only solace here is wondering whats going through the minds of Navy SEALS, Army Rangers/Green Berets, Marine Recon, AF Para-Rescue and the other units of our armed forces. Is it “This has gone too far……..”?

    To paraphrase Moochelle, today is the first time I am SCARED to be an American.

    • When it comes to the US Military… I am a bit worried. There has been SO, SO, SO much ‘political b#ll shit’ that has infected the ranks nowadays I dont know what they would do…
      At least my USN SEALs, Army USASOC, Marine RECON & AFSOC are Patriots who volunterred and live for their jobs and this Nation.
      But I DO NOT TRUST the Officer (0-5 and above) who give them Orders….

  16. Simultaneously, you recognize what Obama is orchestrating and then deny it. He is bringing his forces together with the takeover of health care, gun control, and Congress to neutralize any opposition. You stated that nothing like this has happened in America before, but then say you don’t believe he plans anything “nefarious.”

    Believe it!

  17. One thing for certain is Obama, Michelle and the dems have told a lie, again and again to the public. There are those that believe every word they say but there are those who are most definitely awake and aware of his agenda. I would not go so far as to say this is not nefarious because it seems everything this potus has done has been a lie, deceitful, immoral and not good for the benefit of the country but himself and his own personal gain. It is time conservatives launched such a site, high time that is done.

  18. This is going to get real ugly (no pun intended) for this country. I suspect after four more years of this self-serving righteousness the country I grew up in will be in tatters.

  19. So now it begins, and I for one are not surprised.
    Now we start on that slippery slope to Dear Leaders dictatorship.
    First his ObamaYouth, next his BrownShirts, I think that would be his assortment of thugs, union and N.B.P.P., etc
    The Gestapo has been here for a while, they come under assorted capital letters.
    The battle to renew our freedom has been in the making for a long time.
    The sacrifices of our countries patriots throughout his seem to be for naught.

  20. “If this type of organization has existed before in American politics on any similar scale, I’m not aware of it.”

    Huey Long’s Share Our Wealth Society is a possible precedent, but I don’t think Obamaphiles would find the comparison flattering.

  21. “Of Self-love.—The nature of self-love and of this human ‘I’ is to love self only, and consider self only. But what can it do? It cannot prevent the object it loves from being full of faults and miseries; man would fain be great and sees that he is little, would fain be happy, and sees that he is miserable, would fain be perfect, and sees that he is full of imperfections, would fain be the object of the love and esteem of men, and sees that his faults merit only their aversion and contempt. The embarrassment wherein he finds himself produces in him the most unjust and criminal passion imaginable, for he conceives a mortal hatred against that truth which blames him and convinces him of his faults. Desiring to annihilate it, yet unable to destroy it in its essence, he destroys it as much as he can in his own knowledge, and in that of others; that is to say, he devotes all his care to the concealment of his faults, both from others and from himself, and he can neither bear that others should show them to him, nor that they should see them.” ~ Blaise Pascal

    It’s a collectivist cult of personality…and America is the hated “truth”.

  22. “Cult Of Personality” by Living Color

    “{And during the few moments that we have left
    We want to talk right down to earth
    In a language that everybody here can easily understand}

    Look in my eyes
    What do you see?

    The cult of personality

    I know your anger, I know your dreams

    I’ve been everything you want to be

    Oh, I’m the cult of personality

    Like Mussolini and Kennedy

    I’m the cult of personality

    The cult of personality

    The cult of personality

    Neon lights, a Nobel prize

    When a mirror speaks, the reflection lies

    You don’t have to follow me

    Only you can set me free

    I sell the things you need to be

    I’m the smiling face on your TV

    Oh, I’m the cult of personality

    I exploit you, still you love me

    I tell you, one and one makes three

    Oh, I’m the cult of personality

    Like Joseph Stalin and Gandhi

    I’m the cult of personality

    The cult of personality

    The cult of personality

    Neon lights, a Nobel prize

    When a leader speaks, that leader dies

    You won’t have to follow me

    Only you can set you free

    You gave me fortune, you gave me fame

    You me power in your God’s name

    I’m every person you need to be

    Oh, I’m the cult of personality

    I’m the cult of, I’m the cult of

    I’m the cult of, I’m the cult of

    I’m the cult of, I’m the cult of

    I’m the cult of, I’m the cult of personality

    {Ask not what your country can do for you

    The only thing we have to fear is, fear itself}”

    -Living Color, 1988

    http://www.metrolyrics.com/cult-of-personality-lyrics-living-colour.html

  23. Obama’s skill is in boiling the frog slowly through using well known phrases, often revered by conservatives, and assigning his own definition to them. The rhetoric sounds noble and inclusive when it is the exact opposite. We must endeavor to identify such phrases, define them precisely, and then force progressives/liberals to either agree with our definition or confess to their distorted definition and its true intent. This is a job for conservative newscasters, talk radio, internet journalists, and our own conservative version of Obama’s Orfanizing for Action. Let’s coopt the idea and then disseminate our own definitions thereby diffusing OFA’s effectiveness.