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OFA is source of astroturfed letters
Organizing For America (barackobama.com) ^

Posted on 01/24/2010 3:29:46 PM PST by JimWayne

http://my.barackobama.com/page/speakout has various calls for writing letters on several topics. Many letters on this site appear verbatim in various publications. Examples:

http://my.barackobama.com/page/speakout/YouthLTE?js=false&zip=12345

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%22In+most+states%2C+companies+are+permitted+to+charge+a+22-year-old+woman+1.5+times+the+premium+of+a+22-year-old+man.%22&filter=0
The google result gives several links with sentences in them that are identical to the astroturf website of Teleprompter Jesus. e.g.: "In most states, companies are permitted to charge a 22-year-old woman 1.5 times the premium of a 22-year-old man."

Also click on the link to support Sotomayor

http://my.barackobama.com/page/speakout/SotomayorLetter?js=false&zip=12345

http://www.google.com/search?q=%22She’s+also+credited+with+saving+baseball.+In+1995,+Sotomayor+effectively+ended+the+baseball+strike+by+issuing+an+injunction+against+major+league+baseball+owners.%22&filter=0
Here the letters are verbatim as on OFA website.

(Excerpt) Read more at my.barackobama.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: astroturf; bho44; democrats; ellielight; liberalfascism; markspivey; obama; ofa; organizingforamerica
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You can repeat the search for other topics and you will find a number of newspapers with the same result. Some of the blogs on Dim websites to repeat the language.

Sorry, there is no proper headline and no article, just a direct reference to zero's website. Considering the importance of the issue, I started a separate thread. I hope it is okay.

1 posted on 01/24/2010 3:29:46 PM PST by JimWayne
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To: JimWayne

For the acronym impaired, what is OFA?


2 posted on 01/24/2010 3:33:07 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Obama/Organizing for America


3 posted on 01/24/2010 3:35:25 PM PST by 1raider1
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To: Tijeras_Slim

“Organizing for America” is the Obama campaign.


4 posted on 01/24/2010 3:35:50 PM PST by iowamark
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To: 1raider1

Thanks raider... I should turn in my FReeper merit badge for not figuring that one.


5 posted on 01/24/2010 3:36:28 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Organizing For America!!!!!


6 posted on 01/24/2010 3:36:43 PM PST by tallyhoe
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To: JimWayne

I just knew someone here would bust em. TX.


7 posted on 01/24/2010 3:36:48 PM PST by screaminsunshine
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To: iowamark

Thanks.


8 posted on 01/24/2010 3:36:57 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Organizing for America, Obama’s socialist revolution foot soldiers.


9 posted on 01/24/2010 3:37:08 PM PST by Crichton
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To: tallyhoe

Slim, clueless and alone again...

Thanks


10 posted on 01/24/2010 3:37:28 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: Crichton

The guy in New Mexico is always the last to know.

Thanks


11 posted on 01/24/2010 3:38:06 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Live jubtabulously!)
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To: snerdly; holdonnow

You guys getting this?


12 posted on 01/24/2010 3:39:12 PM PST by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: iowamark
"Organizing for America” is the never ending Obama campaign.

More better.

13 posted on 01/24/2010 3:39:14 PM PST by norton
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To: JimWayne

You might want to pass this info on to the the Cleveland Plain Dealer’s reporter Sabrina Eaton.


14 posted on 01/24/2010 3:39:41 PM PST by MamaLucci
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To: JimWayne

There are ways to spam this site creatively, no?


15 posted on 01/24/2010 3:41:04 PM PST by Palladin (It's a new day in America. Welcome, Senator Brown.)
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To: JimWayne
I just used their website and sent a "modified" version of the letter to my local newspaper. Made sure that the reader will know that it's a fake letter generated by Obama's website. Oh, and I signed it "Reverend Wright" - was that a bad thing?

;-)

16 posted on 01/24/2010 3:42:22 PM PST by frankenMonkey ("Natural Born Citizen" - US Constitution, 1787; "Words have meaning" - Barack Obama, 2009)
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To: JimWayne

I don’t see the Ellie Light astrotruf there. Not saying it isn’t there, but I haven’t found a letter that has that “magic wand” language in it.


17 posted on 01/24/2010 3:45:04 PM PST by Cboldt
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To: JimWayne

So funny! That means nobody is reading that website since newspaper staffs did not recognize the letters.

What if you have a prez & nobody pays any attention to him.


18 posted on 01/24/2010 3:45:39 PM PST by Bhoy
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To: JimWayne
So the origin: www.barackobama.com. This should be a red siren type of thing on Drudge.
19 posted on 01/24/2010 3:46:03 PM PST by Shqipo (I am snowed in for the duration.)
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To: JimWayne

OMG. If you google the first sentence of each suggested LTTE topic on the website there are pages of returns of the same letter in different newspapers/media sources around the country.


20 posted on 01/24/2010 3:46:36 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: JimWayne

Bump! ;-)


21 posted on 01/24/2010 3:51:25 PM PST by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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To: JimWayne

A BTT. Busted.


22 posted on 01/24/2010 3:52:52 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: iowamark

OFA stands for Obama Forking America.


23 posted on 01/24/2010 3:53:54 PM PST by gitmo (FR vs DU: n4mage vs DUmage)
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To: JimWayne; informavoracious; larose; RJR_fan; Prospero; Conservative Vermont Vet; ...
+

Freep-mail me to get on or off my pro-life and Catholic List:

Add me / Remove me

Please ping me to note-worthy Pro-Life or Catholic threads, or other threads of general interest.

24 posted on 01/24/2010 3:54:54 PM PST by narses ("lex orandi, lex credendi, lex vivendi")
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To: Cailleach

ping


25 posted on 01/24/2010 3:57:07 PM PST by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: frankenMonkey
Oh, and I signed it "Reverend Wright" - was that a bad thing?

Bad thing? Heck no, it's effing brilliant.

26 posted on 01/24/2010 3:57:49 PM PST by fullchroma (Obama: GET OUT OF MY DOCTOR'S OFFICE!)
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To: Rebelbase
Write a letter about the climate crisis. http://my.barackobama.com/page/speakout/ClimateChange

Here is the first sentence: "No nation will be able to meet the challenges of growing the economy and creating jobs in the 21st century without a serious investment in green technology"

Google Hits: Results 1 - 10 of about 3,770 for "No nation will be able to meet the challenges of growing the economy and creating jobs in the 21st century without a serious investment in green technology". (0.17 seconds)

Another one: "Private banks are currently making huge profits by taking taxpayer money and acting as the middleman for millions of students."

Results 1 - 10 of about 407 for "Private banks are currently making huge profits by taking taxpayer money and acting as the middleman for millions of students.". (0.44 seconds)

27 posted on 01/24/2010 3:57:58 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: frankenMonkey

I just sent one to several NYC newspapers and USA Today. I used a popular Hispanic name.

Will we get busted?


28 posted on 01/24/2010 4:01:49 PM PST by Palladin (It's a new day in America. Welcome, Senator Brown.)
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To: Rebelbase

You can get a single page version of each topic without having to fill in your personal details by either clicking on the link that says the form does not work for you or changing js=true to js=false in the URL. e.g.: http://my.barackobama.com/page/speakout/ClimateChange?js=false&zip=12345 gives you a single page version.


29 posted on 01/24/2010 4:03:23 PM PST by JimWayne
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To: Palladin

If you get busted, you claim that you now confess that it was all astroturfed by Obama’s website. :-)


30 posted on 01/24/2010 4:04:53 PM PST by JimWayne
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To: JimWayne
From www.associatedcontent.com:
Some questions obviously remain.

First, clearly Ellie Light, if she exists at all, is part of a scam designed to create an appearance of grass roots support for President Obama where it does not exist.

Is there an actual person named Ellie Light sending all of these missives?

Or, is Ellie Light a made up name on the part of some organization, possibly the White House itself, but also possibly some group working on behalf of the White House.


31 posted on 01/24/2010 4:04:58 PM PST by RonDog
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To: JimWayne

Thanks for the great post. Makes me feel like I need a shower after going to the links. Here are the Quick links that you cited:
http://my.barackobama.com/page/speakout
http://my.barackobama.com/page/speakout/YouthLTE?js=false&zip=12345
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%22In+most+states%2C+companies+are+permitted+to+charge+a+22-year-old+woman+1.5+times+the+premium+of+a+22-year-old+man.%22&filter=0
http://my.barackobama.com/page/speakout/SotomayorLetter?js=false&zip=12345
http://www.google.com/search?q=%22She’s+also+credited+with+saving+baseball.+In+1995,+Sotomayor+effectively+ended+the+baseball+strike+by+issuing+an+injunction+against+major+league+baseball+owners.%22&filter=0


32 posted on 01/24/2010 4:05:11 PM PST by Faith (Natural born citizen and willing to prove it.)
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From that same website:
...how is it that so many newspapers, some of them quite prestigious, fell for the scam?

Most newspapers have procedures verifying that letters to the editor are legitimate, requiring phone numbers, email addresses, and physical addresses as contact info.

But strangely only the Cleveland Plain Dealer followed up before printing the letter.


33 posted on 01/24/2010 4:08:06 PM PST by RonDog
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To: RonDog

I believe that Samantha Powers, wife of Cass Sunstein is considered by some to be Ellie Light. I’ll try to find the link.


34 posted on 01/24/2010 4:08:56 PM PST by Faith (Natural born citizen and willing to prove it.)
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To: Faith

Thanks. Didn’t realize that I needed to add the HTML code for the links to be clickable.


35 posted on 01/24/2010 4:10:19 PM PST by JimWayne
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To: colorcountry; Colofornian; Elsie; FastCoyote; svcw; Zakeet; SkyPilot; rightazrain; ...

ALERT


36 posted on 01/24/2010 4:13:09 PM PST by greyfoxx39 (Obamacare: Old folks don't deserve healthcare. They use up too many carbon credits just breathing.)
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To: Faith
And, from patterico.com:
This post gathers links to letters by Ellie Light or Ellie Jeanne Light
written to newspapers or other online media sources as discussed in
Patterico’s posts here and here.

It will be updated with additions and corrections as we find them.

Current totals:

62 publications in 29 states and the District of Columbia.
3 national publications and a Yahoo link.
2 foreign publications.

37 posted on 01/24/2010 4:13:19 PM PST by RonDog
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To: JimWayne
I posted this to Ms. Eaton's Cleveland Plain Dealer webblog.
38 posted on 01/24/2010 4:13:44 PM PST by Lazamataz (Hey Obama, Can You Hear Me Now....? GOOOOoood......)
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To: JimWayne

Wow, Dems no longer need to have the ability to write or even think with the Barry-O-Matic propaganda letter writing software. The only skill required is copy and pasting. It’s extraordinary that this comes directly from Barry’s own website. It’s not enough that the editorial page of newspapers are stocked with delusional Obama cheerleaders, now the letters section of the paper is filled with letters written directly by Barry under the names of people who fraudulently represent the words as their own.


39 posted on 01/24/2010 4:14:25 PM PST by purplelobster
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To: RonDog
...how is it that so many newspapers, some of them quite prestigious, fell for the scam?

I guess when you send it from barackobama.com or democrats.org, it gets mailed directly to their contact person in the newspaper. Or else, it could be that if multiple people had sent the same letter, the newspaper would have caught it unless they decided not to catch it. If each newspaper received only one copy of the letter, that means this sort of stuff is done at the higher levels to avoid the mistake of sending the same letter with different author names to the same newspaper.

40 posted on 01/24/2010 4:14:50 PM PST by JimWayne
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To: JimWayne

I think you figured it out. Excellent work.


41 posted on 01/24/2010 4:16:58 PM PST by Scutter
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To: JimWayne

I’m no expert, but I think if you use any HTML codes for paragraphing, then your links won’t be live unless you add the HTML for them also.


42 posted on 01/24/2010 4:18:26 PM PST by Faith (Natural born citizen and willing to prove it.)
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To: JimWayne

I have just now used this tool to send emails
critical of the president to several local papers
under the name of Elle Light.
This may turn out to be fun.


43 posted on 01/24/2010 4:18:32 PM PST by Repeal The 17th (I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: JimWayne

Just sent this thread to Drudge. Hope he reports it.


44 posted on 01/24/2010 4:19:12 PM PST by Aria ( "The US republic will endure until Congress discovers it can bribe the public with the people's $.")
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To: frankenMonkey

ROTFLMAO!!


45 posted on 01/24/2010 4:20:16 PM PST by rodguy911 ( Sarah 2012!!! Home of the free because of the brave.)
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To: RonDog

Is Ellie Light actually Samantha Powers?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2435673/posts (See posts 5 and 29)

Also:

http://connect.cleveland.com/user/piperbaye/index.html


46 posted on 01/24/2010 4:20:52 PM PST by Faith (Natural born citizen and willing to prove it.)
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To: JimWayne

more dishonesty from the White House. I hope Rush gets a hold of this.


47 posted on 01/24/2010 4:22:06 PM PST by opentalk
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To: Rebelbase
I frequent a site for medical transcriptionists to vent or complain about their job. They also have a politics area and certain liberal posters seem to be on there 24/7...yet never on the transcription portion of the site.

They post unflattering articles against conservatives and try to pass it off as gospel. I used to try to debate them but after about a week of toying with them, someone reported me to the mods and I was banned for about 2 weeks.

Unbelievable. But I often think they aren't transcriptionists at all but OFA members posting from their mother's basement.

If there are Zero cheerleaders on that site, who knows how many others there are?

Mrs. Prince of Space

48 posted on 01/24/2010 4:28:00 PM PST by Prince of Space
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To: norton; All

Just like the Clintons .. the never-ending speeches and having his face on TV every darn day.

This is not going to help him .. we already have Obama fatigue .. and Carville’s command - BLAME BUSH is going to make things worse.

And .. the rumor is that the dems are going to push through some kind of healthcare. They believe they lost the election in MA because they didn’t pass healthcare.

I hope we’re strong enough to stomach this attack - because that’s exactly what this is .. this is payback for even daring to win an election.

What the heck is this bunch going to do when they get skunked in November ..?? These people are totally out of control.


49 posted on 01/24/2010 4:33:30 PM PST by CyberAnt (Healthcare is not a RIGHT guaranteed by the Constitution)
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To: frankenMonkey

ROTFLOL!!

Unfortunately, the left does not have a sense of humor.

But I sure thought it was funny.


50 posted on 01/24/2010 4:35:26 PM PST by CyberAnt (Healthcare is not a RIGHT guaranteed by the Constitution)
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