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“Together We Thrive” originated from violent political rhetoric;
Big Journalism ^ | Jan 15th 2011 | Ken Larrey

Posted on 01/15/2011 2:30:02 PM PST by Iron Munro

Did it seem odd to you that even the Fox all-star panel would have us believe that the President with the most micromanaged image in recent memory had no control or influence whatsoever over the preparation, format, and tenor etc. of the commercialized, pep rally memorial we witnessed this week, and that the White House can blame the embarrassment entirely on the University of Arizona? The entire event was about Captain Greek Columns - who gave a half hour speech – and his time to shine and show off his magical healing abilities.

Togethere We Thrive” sure sounded a lot more campaign like than memorial like. Usually the themes for memorials – assuming they’re meant to feature those we’re supposedly remembering – are not about “thriving” or “prospering” or anything of that sort. It was a jarring oddity. Now we have an idea where it came from. Not only did the slogan for this Obama 2012 campaign kickoff, ”Together We Thrive,” originate from President Obama’s campaign organization Organizing for America, but it was the title of a post calling for revolution:

“For too long Americans have been set one against the other. It is a side affect of a free market society,” Berry IV posted. “How can profits be maximized, how can I get the work down for the lowest possible costs. This continually sets one group against the other, especially in the blue collar sectors of America. It has become part of the American Business model, whether it was indentured servants, slaves picking cotton, sharecroppers, the industrious people that built the railroads or today’s migrant workers. As long as we remain divided, fighting for the scraps that America has to offer it will be one group against the other.

“What I see in Obama is a chance for revolution. (Italics CFP’s). A chance for every group to be heard; A chance to live the American dream that has been denied to so many…

“In a previous career, I was the global leader of Diversity for a global fortune 500 corporation. I have studied the affects of diverse groups working together and the results can not be denied. Together we Thrive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

Revolution was just a metaphor, you say, not a call for political violence? Doesn’t matter anymore, apparently.

But worst of all is that according to Judi McLeod of the Canada Free Press, at the bottom of the t-shirts is the DNC slogan “Rocking America and Rocking the Vote.”

Here’s what McLeod reports:

University of Arizona brass did not originate the “Together We Thrive” T-shirt. They merely recycled it for Obama—and recycled it in time for what should have been a dignified Memorial for the dead.

If you were a mourner who took home a “Together We Thrive” T-shirt have a look at the bottom of your shirt. “Rocking America and Rocking the Vote” is a common theme of the DNC, and it’s right there on your Memorial T-shirt memento.

Welcome to the era of Obama, where cheering and standing ovations, for the first time in history, became part of the Requiem for the Dead.

If that is true – and it should be easily verifiable as thousands of people now possess those shirts – I’m not sure how that will be explained; the University of Arizona distributed and reportedly purchased the shirts – but not without the knowledge or approval of the President’s team. They can’t simply be unused Obama campaign T-Shirts (though that would be bad enough) because they specifically say “Tucson and America” on them. I can’t wait to hear the explanation on this one, but at the very least, if it is true that those T-Shirts had that DNC “rocking the vote” slogan on them, don’t you dare try to blame this whole disgraceful event and the T-Shirts solely on the University.

My goodness.



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“Together We Thrive” originated from violent political rhetoric; T-shirts contained “Rocking the Vote” DNC slogan

1 posted on 01/15/2011 2:30:05 PM PST by Iron Munro
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To: Iron Munro

Joeseph Goebels couldnt even come up with shit like this. Not even close.

We are on the very razors edge of civil war in this nation no matter what anyone thinks. The shouting is getting louder and with Francis Piven urging civil riots and out and out revolution, you can bet they are just about ready to start it out.


2 posted on 01/15/2011 2:37:57 PM PST by crz
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To: Iron Munro

At the memorial pep rally we had touchmefeelme janet and eric the red holder reading from scripture they had probably never seen before. This administration is just SO religious don’t you know.

Then obummer is up there trying to sound moderate and pResidential - two things that he doesn’t do very well.

Has anyone asked WHY Tucson and WHY NOT Ft. Bragg?

The socialists are trying to appear mainstream. I’m not buying it for one minute.


3 posted on 01/15/2011 2:38:46 PM PST by 43north (BHO: 50% black, 50% white, 100% RED)
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To: Iron Munro

http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/32138

There you’ll see a screen capture of Hussein’s Organizing for America blog dated Feb. 11, 2008.


4 posted on 01/15/2011 2:43:35 PM PST by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: Iron Munro
"Together We Thrive!"


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

5 posted on 01/15/2011 2:51:15 PM PST by The Comedian (Sarah Palin: America's last, best hope.)
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To: Iron Munro

Roger Ailes promised Russell Simmons a new tone.

That meant that the truth would be toned down and replaced with lies.


6 posted on 01/15/2011 3:09:51 PM PST by Carley (THE MEDIA UNDERSTANDS CREDENTIALS BUT DOES NOT UNDERSTAND PRINCIPLES)
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To: Iron Munro

Actually it is from the USSR and their big experiment in collectivism.


7 posted on 01/15/2011 3:10:03 PM PST by org.whodat
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To: LucyT; null and void; rabscuttle385; ExTexasRedhead

If you haven’t seen this it needs wide distribution IMHO.


8 posted on 01/15/2011 3:15:56 PM PST by stockpirate (Sen. Mitch McConnel (R) has betrayed the Nov. 2, 2010 voters w/his tax bill!)
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To: Iron Munro

So, “Together We Thrive” has exactly what to do with a memorial for those killed by a mad man in AZ? It’s clearly a racial campaign within an environment that already does well in that area of life. I suppose illegal activity is being singled out in some more than passingly strange way, but that’s not a racial issue it’s simply applying current law and the financial impact of not following the law.


9 posted on 01/15/2011 3:16:51 PM PST by unique
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To: The Comedian

ROTFLMAO-wtu


10 posted on 01/15/2011 3:19:51 PM PST by stockpirate (Sen. Mitch McConnel (R) has betrayed the Nov. 2, 2010 voters w/his tax bill!)
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To: Iron Munro

http://www.wmrls.org/lsta/thrive/


11 posted on 01/15/2011 3:22:44 PM PST by stockpirate (Sen. Mitch McConnel (R) has betrayed the Nov. 2, 2010 voters w/his tax bill!)
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To: potlatch

12 posted on 01/15/2011 3:33:38 PM PST by devolve (. . . . . . . . . Wagya Butt for only $100 pound . . new and improved and ahead of the curve . . . .)
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To: unique

It’s called’taking advantage of a crisis’.


13 posted on 01/15/2011 3:33:50 PM PST by noinfringers2
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To: unique

It’s called’taking advantage of a crisis’.


14 posted on 01/15/2011 3:34:05 PM PST by noinfringers2
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To: Iron Munro

Well, it’s about time those libs answered back.

Gimme a damn break.

And does anyone have proof that the t-shirts have the “rocking the vote” thing on them? I haven’t seen anything to confirm that. I hope they do. I really, really hope they do.


15 posted on 01/15/2011 3:48:18 PM PST by HushTX (I have finally started reading The Federalist Papers. Great stuff!)
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To: Iron Munro

BTW:Anyone see Dean lately?

16 posted on 01/15/2011 3:57:18 PM PST by lbryce (Obama Notwithstanding, America's Best Days Are Yet To Be .)
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To: The Comedian

Please see post #16


17 posted on 01/15/2011 4:00:44 PM PST by lbryce (Obama Notwithstanding, America's Best Days Are Yet To Be .)
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To: lbryce
Excellent!


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

18 posted on 01/15/2011 4:18:10 PM PST by The Comedian (Sarah Palin: America's last, best hope.)
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To: Iron Munro
In a previous career, I was the global leader of Diversity for a global fortune 500 corporation. I have studied the affects of diverse groups working together...

Uh Oh!

Bad grammar.

That's what set Loughner off.

19 posted on 01/15/2011 4:19:23 PM PST by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: Iron Munro
Photobucket What they really meant.
20 posted on 01/15/2011 4:30:29 PM PST by baddog 219
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To: baddog 219

LOL... There is something creepy and ghoulish about that slogan...

Together we thrive on SOYLENT GREEN!!!


21 posted on 01/15/2011 4:36:48 PM PST by CTyank
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To: baddog 219

well the 6 dead in coffins certainly are not thriving are they?


22 posted on 01/15/2011 4:43:35 PM PST by sunmars
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To: stockpirate; Fantasywriter; warsaw44; ColdOne; Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!; GQuagmire; ...
Image and video hosting by TinyPic

. . . . Article, comments, and graphics.

Thanks, stockpirate.

Addendum:

Want More Evidence Tucson Memorial Was Obama Campaign Rally?

(Mentions Daily KOS)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2656973/posts?page=7#7

“We must unite in collective action, build collective institutions and organizations.”
Chicago Reader, December, 1995

“Together We Thrive”
U of A, Political Campaign, January, 2011

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2656973/posts?page=11#11

23 posted on 01/15/2011 5:00:27 PM PST by LucyT
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To: Iron Munro
Great thread Iron Munro. The DBM did such a fawning job over their beloved Dear Leader that few got the real truth of the campaign kickoff.
24 posted on 01/15/2011 5:20:20 PM PST by rodguy911 (FreeRepublic:Land of the Free because of the Brave--Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: Iron Munro

“Together We Thrive”

aka “Obama’s Great Leap Forward”

aka “Collectively We Stand In Bread Lines”


25 posted on 01/15/2011 5:26:37 PM PST by GeronL (How DARE you have an opinion!!)
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To: Iron Munro
http://www.redbubble.com/shop/racism+t-shirts



From this page, the phrase "Together We Thrive" is linked to stopping racism:



Oh, here is another shirt they sell...

__________________


26 posted on 01/15/2011 5:29:15 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: Iron Munro

Original page

http://www.redbubble.com/people/slippie/t-shirts/4185875-2-together-we-thrive


27 posted on 01/15/2011 5:31:00 PM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: Iron Munro

Check this 2008 connection....libraries and
“weeding” jobs with our money, I think.

Q. Where did the money for the “Together We Thrive” grant come from?
A. This grant was funded with Library Services and Technology Act funds from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services, administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

For more information about this LSTA grant project, contact:
Becky Marconi, Thrive Project Coordinator
WMRLS
Phone: 413/665-9898 x123
Fax: 413/665-8877
http://www.wmrls.org/lsta/thrive/faq.pdf


28 posted on 01/15/2011 5:32:49 PM PST by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: LucyT

They’re the ones that whistle, yell, and clap at a MEMORIAL SERVICE and yet WE’RE called crazy.

As far as I’m concerned, BO could’ve put a stop to all that. Send the Secret Service up into the stands to tell all the college nitwits to KNOCK IT OFF, or get a message to the university president to make some kind of an announcement (preferably before the service) that it will be a respectful service.

But the lopped-eared one got exactly what he wanted. Yeah, Together They Thrive...on Dope.


29 posted on 01/15/2011 5:37:36 PM PST by azishot (Everyone is entitled to my opinion.)
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To: crz
Actually, I can tell you when the rioting will start - March 2nd. The Lefties are planning a month-long riot against capitalism, using mostly students, but I'm sure that union types will be involved along with other grievance groups.
30 posted on 01/15/2011 5:41:08 PM PST by Major Matt Mason (Democrat Motto - "A lie will travel halfway around the world before the truth can put its pants on.")
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To: HushTX

Perhaps this will help:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2656823/posts


31 posted on 01/15/2011 5:52:59 PM PST by LucyT
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To: 43north
Here's a favorite of mine.

Jeremiah 50:31
"See, I am against you, O arrogant one," declares the Lord, the LORD Almighty, "for your day has come, the time for you to be punished.

32 posted on 01/15/2011 5:53:50 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
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To: baddog 219

OK, saving that one


35 posted on 01/15/2011 6:13:10 PM PST by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: Major Matt Mason

Beginning March 2nd, I’ll plan to avoid large cities, especially the areas around colleges!


36 posted on 01/15/2011 6:16:03 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: wolf24

I believe that some groups have already announced that they’re going to engage in public disruption and riots. I seem to remember reading that online earlier this week.


37 posted on 01/15/2011 6:19:06 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: wolf24
Check out March 4th committee

http://socialistworker.org/2010/05/19/march-4-and-the-next-steps

Socialist workers party and many other radical groups

38 posted on 01/15/2011 6:19:17 PM PST by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: Major Matt Mason

March 2nd hey..

Well, we will see how far it goes then if your right..which I dont have any doubts on.

They seem to forget. They can riot all they want in the big cities and the country folk and truckers will simply cut em off from food and everything. Lets see if they riot on empty guts. They move out into the country and they will see what justice is like.


40 posted on 01/15/2011 6:55:49 PM PST by crz
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; ...
Did it seem odd to you that even the Fox all-star panel would have us believe that the President with the most micromanaged image in recent memory had no control or influence whatsoever over the preparation, format, and tenor etc. of the commercialized, pep rally memorial we witnessed this week, and that the White House can blame the embarrassment entirely on the University of Arizona?
Thanks Iron Munro.


41 posted on 01/15/2011 7:05:35 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: wolf24
Radicals in Planning Stages of Massive Raucous U.S. Protests
42 posted on 01/15/2011 7:17:47 PM PST by Major Matt Mason (Democrat Motto - "A lie will travel halfway around the world before the truth can put its pants on.")
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To: Major Matt Mason

Thanks for that Major Matt Mason.


43 posted on 01/15/2011 9:00:16 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: sunmars
Your comment, the validity of it, would certainly confuse, initiate a mindset melt-down for moonbats everywhere. :-)
Moonbat:Huh? Whaddya mean?
44 posted on 01/15/2011 10:12:31 PM PST by lbryce (Obama Notwithstanding, America's Best Days Are Yet To Be .)
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To: Iron Munro

>> T-shirts contained “Rocking the Vote” DNC slogan

T-shirts from when?


45 posted on 01/15/2011 10:14:59 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Iron Munro

Absolutely disgusting. The leftists/marxists would literally stand in the middle of aborted babies parts if they thought it would get them votes. They have no shame, no conscience. Their lust for power knows no bounds.


46 posted on 01/16/2011 12:17:37 AM PST by Outlaw Woman
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To: crz

I’ve been sensing this too. But I have to ask, how would you be able to spot your enemy? Fellow Americans. It won’t be like the civil war in the 1800’s where uniforms were worn.


47 posted on 01/16/2011 12:19:46 AM PST by Outlaw Woman
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To: crz

Why do we never hear the left touting Piven?

They never mention her.


48 posted on 01/16/2011 1:55:41 AM PST by ratsreek
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To: Iron Munro
The slogan on the shirt is not the issue. It's the fact that there WAS a shirt, all printed up and neatly folded on each chair, that is incredibly bizarre, disturbing, tasteless and tone deaf. Who, in the history of man, has ever had the shamelessness to hype a somber occasion like this? How could it even OCCUR to them that the occasion needed a theme? Who gives a name to a memorial service?

More than anything Obama has ever done, this should demonstrate to the American people that he is nothing but an opportunist who will do anything to hold onto his power. Elect him for another term, and America will not survive.

49 posted on 01/16/2011 2:28:31 AM PST by giotto
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To: Outlaw Woman
Actually..in the civil war, they both wore the same type outfits in 1st Bull Run, and yes, they shot at their own guys.
You'll see small groups of men. It wont be a large mass attacking each other-it will be urban gorilla fighting.
50 posted on 01/16/2011 5:53:40 AM PST by crz
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