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Obama's Campaign Army on Road Again: Volunteers Rally Support for Budget Plan
The Washington Post ^ | March 22, 2009 | Peter Slevin and Michael Laris

Posted on 03/21/2009 8:40:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

EVANSTON, Ill., March 21 -- As she headed into the morning sunshine to talk up President Obama's $3.6 trillion budget proposal, Althea Thomas counted herself a citizen and a partisan picking up where she left off Nov. 4, backing the president she helped elect.

"It's the change we all voted on," said Thomas, one of about 40 volunteers who fanned out from the Democratic Party headquarters here with clipboards, pledge cards and a sense of mission that flowed from their support of Obama when he was a candidate.

The Obama administration and the Democratic National Committee opened a new chapter Saturday in their ambitious project to convert the energy from last year's campaign into a force for legislative reform on health care, climate change, education and taxes.

More than 1,200 groups from Maine to Hawaii spent the day gathering signatures in support of Obama's economic plan, the first step in building what the White House hopes will be a standing political army ready to do battle.

Seeking to create a grass-roots force on a scale never seen before, Obama called the volunteers into action in a video message reminiscent of the 2008 contest. In defense of his budget, under attack from many quarters, he asked his supporters to go "block by block and door by door."

In his Saturday radio address, Obama called his budget "an economic blueprint for our future." He said, "I didn't come here to pass on our problems to the next president or the next generation. I came here to solve them."

The idea of deploying a grass-roots army for legislative purposes is untested. Unlike a political campaign, where ballots are simple, if blunt, instruments that produce winners and losers on a fixed date, a policy campaign is amorphous.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: agenda; bho2009; bho44; bhobudget; budget; congress; democrats; obama; obots
"The idea of deploying a grass-roots army for legislative purposes is untested." Maybe in America, but I seem to remember Mao, Stalin, Castro, Hitler and Chavez, among others, using fanatics to browbeat the masses in their respective countries.
1 posted on 03/21/2009 8:40:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
"I didn't come here to pass on our problems to the next president or the next generation. I came here to solve them."

Man, he's sure pissed about this whole financial mess. He's acting like a little boy that got nothing but underwear on Christmas.

2 posted on 03/21/2009 8:43:28 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

man are we circling the bowl...the only hope is that the country is a ‘water saver’ model and we can manage a floater or two...


3 posted on 03/21/2009 8:44:16 PM PDT by Gilbo_3 ("JesusChrist 08"...Trust in the Lord......=...LiveFReeOr Die...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

C’mon by. I want to see if the look on their faces as logic and rationality is applied to their worship of the Obamessiah. I predict they will depart from my premises within 5 minutes.


4 posted on 03/21/2009 8:45:58 PM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: randog

I wonder how many people who didn’t go along got harassed or threatened.

This guy says he doesn’t want to pass on problems to the next generation? What a laugh. Future generations for decades could be paying for the overspending 0bama and his ilk are foisting upon us now.


5 posted on 03/21/2009 8:46:20 PM PDT by TNCMAXQ
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They (o’s army) is out in mass on the Internet. All you need to do is look at the comment section of any article, and any online newspaper to see the army in action. You will see almost identical comments in all papers on any subject. It looks like there is a coordinated group that does nothing but spam comment sections with obama propaganda.


6 posted on 03/21/2009 8:46:22 PM PDT by devane617 (Republicans first strategy should be taking over the MSM. Without it we are doomed.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; SumProVita; HardStarboard; BradyLS; Ernest_at_the_Beach; dervish; Twotone; ...

The List, ping


7 posted on 03/21/2009 8:49:53 PM PDT by Nachum (the complete list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Gilbo_3

Circle the wagons first!


8 posted on 03/21/2009 8:50:09 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I listened for a knock at my door most of the day, hoping one of the Obots would come, but they failed to show! Im glad they didnt because it probaly would have gotten ugly! Im sick and tired of this BS already!


9 posted on 03/21/2009 8:53:24 PM PDT by mrsalty
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think the Russian Army marching over minefields will have better chances of success than this lame effort to sell this cr*p.


10 posted on 03/21/2009 8:55:48 PM PDT by George Smiley (They're not drinking the Kool-Aid any more. They're eating it straight out of the packet.)
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To: mrsalty

I was thinking they would show up too... I had my hedge clippers all ready for them to trim my hedges, as long as they were volunteering.. I did not want to let a good opportunity go by.. and then tell them to get off my property...


11 posted on 03/21/2009 8:59:26 PM PDT by JoanneSD (illegals represented without taxation.. Americans taxed without representation)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Is it against the law to video these guys when they come to your door?


12 posted on 03/21/2009 9:01:06 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gag me with a forklift.


13 posted on 03/21/2009 9:07:20 PM PDT by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: JoanneSD

You had a much better idea than me!! My idea wasnt so pleasant!


14 posted on 03/21/2009 9:07:33 PM PDT by mrsalty
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I thought it was pretty much a bust. The only areas that had a big turnout are already hotbeds of Obobots.

I’m putting my flag out on the porch and when they ask me to pledge I’ll be reciting the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and to the Republic - while it still stands.


15 posted on 03/21/2009 9:09:03 PM PDT by Jenny217
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To: armymarinemom

No it is not against the law to video tape them. They love to tape police and create tapes to use as propaganda, throw their tactics against them.

It is your property and your right to have evidence of what these true NAZI brownshirts are doing.

Now we have to watch that our kids are not going to be indoctrinated (more) at public schools. I am dreading the day when one of my kids comes home, parroting the line from “1984” and calling people “though criminals” (or whatever word will be used). Obama’s supporters already have kids singing about him in the same manner as that creepy song they sang on the bus in the movie.


16 posted on 03/21/2009 9:09:30 PM PDT by M1Tanker (Proven Daily: Modern "progressive" liberalism is just National Socialism without the "twisted cross")
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To: M1Tanker

I’m all for doing it and wish more people would. We should put the moonbat rantings on youtube.


17 posted on 03/21/2009 9:14:16 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Rally for more spending/inflation- I’d like to have a “conversation” with these grassroots activists!!


18 posted on 03/21/2009 9:15:12 PM PDT by JSDude1 (R(epublicans) In Name Only SUCK; D(emocrats) In Name Only are worth their weight..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
“I didn't come here to pass on our problems to the next president or the next generation. I came here to solve them.”

That's a tall order for a guy who has never managed a business or worked at a legitimate job in his adult life unless you count his stint as a two-legged floral arrangement at a Chicago law firm.

19 posted on 03/21/2009 9:19:01 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee ("A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Here's your pledge.
20 posted on 03/21/2009 9:33:27 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( Dear Mr. Obama - Please make it rain candy! P.S. I like jelly beans.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I sure hope one of these koolade drinkers comes to my door.
I have some questions for them.


21 posted on 03/21/2009 10:01:23 PM PDT by Names Ash Housewares (Refusing to kneel before the socialist messiah. 1-20-13 Freedom Day.)
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To: randog

“I didn’t come here to pass on our problems to the next president or the next generation. I came here to solve them.”
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FUBO you aren’t fooling most people. We know exactly what your plans are. You will fail.


22 posted on 03/21/2009 10:12:13 PM PDT by mojitojoe ( Idiots elected a Marxist ideologue with narcissistic personality disorder & America is dying.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

i think today’s cnn story about some citizens going to an AIG dude’s house must have been composed of obama brownshirts. one woman, a black woman whose home is supposedly about to be forclosed on, was the semi-spokesman but im not sure what her stake was in this whole mess. that’s why i thought she mustve been part of some brown shirt operation.


23 posted on 03/21/2009 10:17:07 PM PDT by GodfearingTexan
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This is the DNC canvassing for names to bother for donations.


24 posted on 03/21/2009 10:57:48 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (We have nothing to fear but Obama himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Yep, the “Great Leap Forward” and the “Cultural Revolution”
are two prime examples, and based on the cult of personality
too.


25 posted on 03/22/2009 1:42:15 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well I’m sure Carter is home smiling and feeling a bit better about himself, Obama has now taken his spot!


26 posted on 03/22/2009 3:54:30 AM PDT by ronnie raygun (LONG LIVE THE REPUBLIC!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They are the very embodiment of “useful idiots”.
They didn’t hit my town or neighborhood, in suburban Bergen County New Jersey. We are majority Republican; they won’t bother with us, because it’s bound to slow them up.
This is an entirely WORTHLESS project, which I am sure is being funded with our tax dollars, to boot. THE MOST it could ever accomplish is a reasonable facsimile of the 53% that voted for Obama, but it’s likely to reflect, no matter how you cut it , way more than the majority, because, as I said, in tried and true fashion, like a biased survey, they’re going to leave out those proven pockets of resistance. They will point to numbers and stilted statistics to show just how deep their support is.
Someone is going to have to debunk this idiot game.


27 posted on 03/22/2009 6:23:59 AM PDT by supremedoctrine ("One was drawing funny faces, but his own was grave"--Richard Hughes, A High Wind in Jamaica)
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To: armymarinemom

Is it against the law to video these guys when they come to your door?
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It’d be worth the price of a phone call to an attorney to find out.


28 posted on 03/22/2009 6:37:18 AM PDT by JavaJumpy
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To: All

The bots didn’t show up here. (Corpus Christi, Tx)
I was ready for ‘em.


29 posted on 03/22/2009 8:49:26 AM PDT by patriot08
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To: patriot08

No Bots in my “hood”. Maybe they are still busy smoking crack and pimpin the Ho’s.


30 posted on 03/22/2009 8:56:30 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Freedom- 07-04-1776-11-06-2008. RIP)
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To: mrsalty
“I listened for a knock at my door most of the day, hoping one of the Obots would come, but they failed to show!...”

I did too. I was waiting all day. I thought I might ask THEM for THEIR signatures on my petition to get Obama impeached.

Also, I just fertilized my garden with 10 fresh bags of manure and thought it would be a great metaphor in sharing with them how bad 0’s budget stinks.;)

31 posted on 03/22/2009 9:54:24 AM PDT by 444Flyer (Don't beLIEve Obama.............................Never give up, never give in, never give out!)
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To: Saoirise; HollyB; F15Eagle

Ping to 31.:)


32 posted on 03/22/2009 9:55:27 AM PDT by 444Flyer (Don't beLIEve Obama.............................Never give up, never give in, never give out!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The creepy call to action video message from Obama, the leader of the cult:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8QVg2TWLo8

The creepy Training Video featuring one of the cult leader’s loyal followers, sent to 13 million fellow cult members:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4NKllI3AfM

Think of this as Card Check for the voting public. They are accosted by a smiling cult member at their front door or in a busy public place and asked to sign a pledge card supporting the cult leader’s message.

If they resist, the cult member is trained to be pleasantly persistent until the potential new cult member caves in and signs the pledge card and gives up all of their contact information.

After collecting as many signatures as possible, the cult member goes home and obediently enters the contact information into the cult database.

Those who signed the pledge and gave their contact information are then contacted repeatedly with message after message encouraging them to support and actively spread the message of the cult leader.

This is the most terrifying thing I’ve ever seen in America!


33 posted on 03/22/2009 9:59:29 AM PDT by Painesright
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To: 444Flyer

That’s funny, 444. There were no knocks around here either. I am sure the number of supporters have dropped significantly from before November. At this point it’s probably either based pride or ignorance.

I came across an older article regarding how to keep Obama’s youth mobilized: Strange stuff been going on.

http://www.prospect.org/cs/articles?article=how_do_we_keep_obamas_youth_mobilized


34 posted on 03/22/2009 10:29:04 AM PDT by HollyB
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To: HollyB
That article is terrifying. “”Convince” them to love the government”...are you flippin kidding me? And “...the government to serve the “common good””? THAT is out and out MARXIST brainwashing targeting America's youth. And 0 and Emanuel have just the “Plan” for it. Passed H.R. 1388 and soon to be voted on S.B. 277.
35 posted on 03/22/2009 10:40:27 AM PDT by 444Flyer (Don't beLIEve Obama.............................Never give up, never give in, never give out!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
How does one get info on where these creeps are working in their area?Would it be worth the trouble to freep them?
36 posted on 03/22/2009 12:34:19 PM PDT by nomad
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What a pile of slop. If a Republican ever tried this, the focal point of the article would have been interviews with people who turned the door knockers away.


37 posted on 03/22/2009 1:42:24 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: George Smiley
>>>I think the Russian Army marching over minefields will have better chances of success than this lame effort to sell this cr*p.<<<

Look at the crap they have already sold....namely Obama himself. And Biden. And Geithner. And bailouts #5, 6, 7, and 8!

You can fool all of the people some of the time and you can fool some of the people all the time but you can't fool all the people all of the time......51% is enough!

38 posted on 03/22/2009 4:56:53 PM PDT by HardStarboard ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule - Mencken knew Obama)
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To: armymarinemom; M1Tanker

>>>We should put the moonbat rantings on youtube.<<<

They are already there. Video from a training class for canvasing volunteers....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EglMVfUB74&eurl


39 posted on 03/22/2009 5:10:24 PM PDT by HardStarboard ("The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule - Mencken knew Obama)
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