Skip to comments.EXPLOSIVE NEW AUDIO Reveals White House Using NEA to Push Partisan Agenda (latest -Breitbart)
Posted on 09/21/2009 9:12:57 AM PDT by STARWISE
*NEA conference call full audio and transcript here**
Should the National Endowment for the Arts encourage artists to create art on issues being vehemently debated nationally?
That is the question that I set out to discuss a little over three weeks ago when I wrote an article on Big Hollywood entitled The National Endowment for the Art of Persuasion?
The question still requires debate but the facts do not.
The NEA and the White House did encourage a handpicked, pro-Obama arts group to address politically controversial issues under contentious national debate. That fact is irrefutable.
But some have claimed that the invite and passages, pulled from the conference call that inspired the article, were taken out of context. Context is what I intend to establish here.
On August 10th, the National Endowment for the Arts, the White House Office of Public Engagement, and the Corporation for National and Community Service hosted a conference call with a handpicked arts group. This arts group played a key role in Obamas arts effort during his election campaign, as declared by the organizers of the call, and many on the call played a role in the now famous Obama Hope poster.
Much of the talk on the conference call was a build up to what the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) was specifically asking of this group. In the following segment, Buffy Wicks, Deputy Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement, clearly identifies this arts group as a pro-Obama collective and warns them of some specific asks that will be delivered later in the meeting.
(Excerpt) Read more at bighollywood.breitbart.com ...
Rush discussing this now ... says there are
45 pgs of recorded info and documents.
Beat me by seconds! I couldn’t believe it wasn’t posted yet. Mods...pull my thread please :-)
Oh really? Can you update us on what Rush says? No radio in the office.
I can’t see anyone really being surprised by this...could mean problems for Jarrett, but I don’t see this as the beginning of the fall after reading transcripts.
I mean it makes me want to keep on my toes, but that’s my simple distrust of this whole administration.
I’m not sure Buffy’s guilty; she might have been framed.
Your posting source link is to “Big Government”.
Shouldn’t it be “Big Hollywood?”
Or am I missing something.
What is Rush saying? Didn’t Glenn Beck report this a few weeks ago?
Welcome to communist America.
He covered it minimally, now on another story, but will get back to it.
This is the meat of their propaganda program ... the agenda,
the recordings of it .. etc etc
This is a heck of a good sting, but I doubt it’s going to have anywhere near the impact of the O’Keefe/Giles ACORN tapes. I mean, if you tell most people that the White House was using the National Endowment for the Arts to talk to a bunch of “artists” and try to get them to help push pro-Zero propaganda, they’ll just look at you and say, “yeah, and this is unusual?” Everybody knows that these artsy-fartsy urban Bohemian types are 100% in the tank for Zero. (Well, OK, 95%. 4% are flat-out Communists or anarchists and the other 1% are probably disaffected Paulestinians.)
Now that we’ve got your attention... - Breitbart
You are correct. There is no juicy sex innuendos or good looking women on video talking about prostitution.
However, for congress, this is the justification to defund the NEA once and for all.
He’s describing a wedding party of a Ranger he was coincidentally invited to at theor hotel .. the funny events that occurred when he met the bride, etc. Turns out he couldn’t hear what she was saying to him, he just kept smiling and saying thank you. But he was told after that she’s a Hillary staffer .. half the room were Hillary staffers.
Perhaps. The NEA’s liberal bent has been so obvious for so long, though, I don’t know if this’ll make much difference. It’s like showing somebody a detailed scientific proof that water is wet.
Still, you are correct...more Hannah Giles is never a bad thing.
When I first heard about this I was stunned and even my beeber broke.
The question, how many laws got broken here is a damn good one. This activity is blatantly illegal. On Many levels.
I HOPE OBAMA FRIES FOR THIS.
This is illegal. People should go to jail
This is a power grab by the President (fascism).
Democrats would never, ever say this is going nowhere. They would repeat, endlessly, those two themes for years. They got Scooter Libby that way and there was no underlying crime in the Valerie Palme affair.
Conservatives shoot themselves in the head with their self-fulfilling prophecies of failure.
whoa...can’t wait to read and listen later.
Anything stand out?
It has a lot more tie ins than just the NEA. “Buffy” has all kinds of ties between her, ACORN, serv.gov & the OBAMA election committee (link from another FR post)
Three different Brietbart web pages, you can access them all at biggovernment.com
Time to come in out of the rain, because that will never happen.
Post from Buffy Wicks’s Blog:
Barack Obama Tells SF: “The Time is Now!”
By Buffy Wicks - Nov 16th, 2007 at 2:43 am EST
Last night, I witnessed something special. Nearly 7,000 other people did too. At around 8:30 on Wednesday evening, Barack Obama delivered an impassioned speech addressing “the fierce urgency of now.” Speaking to a youthful audience at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, Barack Obama once again wowed and inspired.
Quote of Buffy Wicks to NEA: Were actually running the government.
:) Buffy ping!
YouTube - Buffy Wicks Introduces USAservice.org
11.Audio Building A Field Plan with Buffy Wicks
Recorded 8.10.07 at the San Francisco Camp Obama on Buffy Wicks’ 30th birthday.
Audio - Nevada Drive for Change - Brent Messenger Explains Why and How California Can Help Nevada
REMINDER: Youtube is TOTALLY involved with this crew and the agenda!
Google D.C. Talks: “Tech Agenda 2009: Open Government” (1/2)
Google D.C. Talks: “Tech Agenda 2009: Open Government” (2/2)
Valerie Jarrett’s shop renamed; more focus on bridge building, civic engagement
By Lynn Sweet
on May 11, 2009
WASHINGTON - President Obama is reshaping a White House office run by Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett to emphasize a mission heavy on the civic engagement side.
Chicagoans still run the operation: The Office of Public Liaison is now the Office of Public Engagement. Valerie Jarrett, Senior Adviser to the President, Christina M. Tchen, Director of OPE; and Michael Strautmanis Chief of Staff to the Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Relations and Public Engagement.
Person to watch in the operation: Obama presidential campaign grassroots and field organizer Buffy Wicks is tapped to be Deputy Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement.
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
Obama’s King Day theme: Service - with a cyber twist
St. Louis Post-Dispatch (MO) - Monday, January 19, 2009
Author: Jake Wagman St. Louis Post-Dispatch
WASHINGTON - As statewide coordinator for Barack Obama’s presidential bid, Buffy Wicks ‘ job was to get the Democratic vote out in Missouri.
When the campaign ended, Wicks got a new charge from the president-elect: Get Americans to volunteer in their communities, if only for a day.
Wicks , who narrowly missed putting the Show-Me State in Obama’s column, was tapped to lead his push for a national day of service today, on the eve of his inauguration.
Using Internet organizing techniques honed during the campaign, Wicks has helped organize hundreds of service events in Washington and around the nation.
The effort is a glimpse of how Obama will continue to engage his massive grass-roots network of supporters for political and civic gain after he moves into the White House.
“Our grass-roots organization was built on the premise that the change we want to happen in this country is not going to happen by one man going to D.C.,” Wicks said. “This really illustrates that philosophy.”
After the election, the call went out to Obama’s thousands of field workers that their next mission was to organize a service event.
“We are trying to take some of the politics out of it,” Wicks said. “We are reaching out not only to our campaign volunteers and our field organizers, but to a whole new group of people who want to get engaged.”
More than three dozen events are listed on the USA Service website in the St. Louis area, from a book drive benefiting expectant military mothers to a cleanup of Martin Luther King Boulevard led by state Sen. Jeff Smith, a St. Louis Democrat and an early Obama supporter.
As for Wicks , she has no regrets about her time in Missouri. Obama lost the state by a fraction of a percentage point - about 3,900 votes -to Republican rival John McCain, the only key swing state claimed by the GOP.
“Missouri is a tough state, and we knew that from the beginning,” said Wicks , a California native. “I would do it again in a heartbeat.”
Obama Aims to Use Campaign Energy For Civic Work - Across U.S., People Answer Call to Serve
Washington Post, The (DC) - Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Author: Peter Slevin, Washington Post Staff Writer
As Obama enters the White House, riding a victory fueled by an unprecedented field operation, he is aiming to convert campaign energy into civic engagement. He wants to create a force that will fortify his administration’s policies and, as he likes to put it, rebuild the nation.
“Government can only do so much,” Obama said Monday as he pitched in at a D.C. high school. “If we’re waiting for someone else to do something, it never gets done.”
In recent weeks, Obama organizers have contacted hundreds of organizations around the country — “from MoveOn.org on the left to Focus on the Family on the right,” said project director Buffy Wicks — to ask them to support a service project on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Millions of people on Obama’s campaign e-mail list were urged to sign up.
The goal, Wicks said, was to “ignite a new sense of service to the country. It’s definitely going to be a priority of President Obama and his administration to ask more from people, and to get people to contribute to their community in a nonpolitical way.”
Obama’s inauguration also coincides with the creation of Organizing for America, a successor to his Obama for America campaign structure. In a video link e-mailed Saturday in support of what staff members refer to as “OFA 2.0,” Obama told supporters that “the movement you’ve built is too important to stop growing now.”
It is fabulous that they have nailed Obami using the NEA as a propaganda tool - like a communist would. But they don’t mention any of this for the re-educated who will say “so what, everybody does it.”
They need to explain to the stupid why it matters and what it means when a communist president uses the “arts commmunity” to promote their agenda. We are not talking to ourselves here...we know but the average American has his head up the Left’s re-educated butt.
WAL-MART FACING SLINGS AND ARROWS - GROUPS PRESSURING RETAILER GAIN POLITICAL MUSCLE
Saturday, August 20, 2005
Author: ANNE D’INNOCENZIO, Associated Press
In Washington, Wake Up Wal-Mart’s full-time staff of six, which also is tapping the services of UFCW’s 1.4 million members, includes communications director Chris Kofinis, who was a strategist for former Democratic presidential candidate Wesley K. Clark; political director Buffy Wicks , formerly state organizer for Dean; and field director Jeremy Bird, formerly deputy field director for Dean.
Thanks for the ping! Caught a little of it a minute ago but then got a phone call. Can’t wait to catch up. It sounds explosive!
And see what fuss the media caused.
Buffy Wicks is a fan of:
* Speaker Karen Bass
* Eric Garcetti
From left, Brendan Bush, Paul Blank, Jeremy Bird, Buffy Wicks and Chris Kofinis of Wake Up Wal-Mart in their office in Washington last year. The group is part of a campaign to pressure the world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart, to be a better employer and corporate citizen.
Read on and Buffy’s involved in ‘Cash for Clunkers’ and H1N1, which is mighty scary—but explains a lot!
DEAR NEA ARTISTS -
Bloody hell! D:
(Buffy Wicks of the Office of Public Liaison speaks at the PICO meeting. Photo credit Yosi Sergant, 3/10/09)
(The PICO "Recovery Express" bullhorn. Photo credit Yosi Sergant, 3/10/09)
Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Caroline Kennedy, Stevie Wonder, Maria Shriver...
by: David Dayen
Sun Feb 03, 2008 at 17:51:58 PM PST
Being on the campus of UCLA, the demographic was very young. It was the first time I’ve seen a crowd do “the wave’ at a political event. There were homemade signs and banners everywhere, and a bunch of iconic-looking posters, designed by Shepard Fairey, with a roto-scoped drawing of Obama and the word “Hope.” (We snagged one.)
After the pre-program, which featured Susan as well as some California legislative leaders (the two highest-ranking woman in the California Legislature, Asm. Majority Leader Karen Bass and Sen. Majority Leader Gloria Romero, are supporting Obama), Buffy Wicks, a field coordinator with the California campaign, took the stage. They instituted an “adopt-a-precinct program” at the event. Each attendee was given a call script and a sheet with a couple dozen names from the Voter Activation Network (VAN) list, which has been developed over the past couple years as a pretty well-scrubbed voter contact database. I’m not sure that this will result in a ton of calls, and certainly the campaign is relying on other sources than people who showed up to a rally. But it gives the people that attended a sense of investment in the campaign, a chance to do more than show up, to really participate in their democracy. And that’s really an invaluable sense of empowerment.
Using the ‘faith communities’, too. Sickening.
biggovernment.com is Breitbarts webpage that he uses for all the videos of ACORN and other exposes. He has another guy editing the site.
cross link posted by Amityschild (more info here)
EXPLOSIVE NEW AUDIO Reveals White House Using NEA to Push Partisan Agenda
Obama National Headquarters Moving from cramped, temporary space a few days ago, Barack Obama's national presidential campaign headquarters on Thursday was settling in to its new home on the 11th floor at 233 N. Michigan.
Thats Obama New Media director Joe Rospars behind the desk, talking with Luke Peterson from the I.T. department and Buffy Wicks who is a field operations specialist. (Richard A. Chapman/Sun-Times)
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