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Obama's top-down grassroots army
The Politico ^ | April 6, 2013 | Reid J. Epstein

Posted on 04/06/2013 3:04:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

President Barack Obama’s got a volunteer army — and all their marching orders come from carefully organized paid generals back at headquarters.

Obama won two terms by harnessing a grassroots movement through a tightly controlled, top-down campaign organization. Now the group formed out of Organizing for America is now bringing that approach to Organizing for Action.

It’s what differentiates OFA from other grassroots groups, and even the Democratic National Committee: they’re combining large-dollar donations and unpaid local leaders for a carefully built, lasting structure that they believe will be just as effective in supporting the president as it was in electing him.

So far, OFA has alternated its agenda – a week on gun control, then a week on immigration, with some connection to Obama’s White House schedule. Starting next week, OFA will for the first time run concurrent national campaigns on gun control and immigration, blasting emails to supporters and holding local events....

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TOPICS: Illinois; Issues; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: amnesty; banglist; chicago; democrats; guncontrol; immigration; muslims; obama; obamaarmy; ofa; ofaobamaarmy; secondamendment
As Speaker Nancy Pelosi said of the Tea Party: "Astroturf."
1 posted on 04/06/2013 3:04:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Previous communists leaders called people like this, “useful idiots”. I guess it doesn’t matter what you call them as long as they are willing to fight for the slavery of a communist state.

2 posted on 04/06/2013 3:12:37 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

And after the revolution, they were the first to be slaughtered because they couldn’t stop being revolutionary.

3 posted on 04/06/2013 6:35:07 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Who you gonna believe .... your lying eyes or the Bureau of Lies & Statistics?)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

Documentation File on the harmful impact of the Counterculture of Obamanation on America.


Barry Soetoro, aka B. Hussein Obama, 5 days before the end of GWB’s Presidential term, said: “We are five days away from FUNDAMENTALLY TRANSFORMING THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!”

Going on 5 years now, the best friends that Obama could have had to help him achieve his above stated dastardly goal were the RINO leadership in the US House and Senate, AND THEY ARE STILL IN POWER!


IMHO, the Counterculture of Obamanation will continue to destroy America for as long as the US Congressional RINOs allow it to, and not one minute more!

4 posted on 04/06/2013 8:01:06 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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Obama has been working to destroy this country in every sector:

Housing mortgages
Auto industry
Medical insurance
Second amendment
Religious freedom
States rights

I could go on and on.

It is quite evident that he is purposely sticking it to us.

5 posted on 04/06/2013 9:03:21 PM PDT by Slyfox (The Key to Marxism is Medicine ~ Vladimir Lenin)
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Which of the topics that you listed is NOT central to, (to borrow Obama’s pet phrase), “The Great Middle Class?”

6 posted on 04/07/2013 6:58:33 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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