Skip to comments.Chairman Obama's 2-million person Truth Team
Posted on 02/14/2012 2:01:54 PM PST by NYer
Desperate to win re-election, President Obama is taking inspiration from a tactic used by Chinas Chairman Mao during so-called "Cultural Revolution."
In order to spread his ideology, he creates his own army of brainwashed propagandists who are supposed to popularize talking points sent to them directly from the White House.
Modern days hongweibings (Chinese for red guards) are called the Truth Team, and if everything goes as planned, the president will have an army of over two million Americans on his side.
The Obama administration unveiled on Monday a campaign created to crush the GOP competition come November, a mission that they hope to make possible with an army of propaganda- pumped plebeians that will take talking points handed down all the way from the White House. The aim is to influence friends and family with rhetoric being reared as honest-to-goodness truth, and the Obama campaign is calling for Americans to enlist in its coast-to-coast grassroots communications unit that they are calling the Truth Team. Theyre an intelligence army being equipped with information right from the White House, and some administration officials are already saying that their troops will be engaged to take on Mitt Romney and whatever other Republicans stand in the presidents way.
"If the other guys are going to run a campaign based on misrepresenting the president's record and their own we have two options: sit back and let these lies go unchallenged, or fight back with the truth," deputy Obama campaign manager Stephanie Cutter tells ABC News. "We're fighting back."
With the help of a trio of websites launched to inform and advise the Truth Team intelligence soldiers, the White House wants to enlist millions of young minds that will take cues from Pennsylvania Avenue and attempt to influence cohorts who might not yet be sold on President Obama. The administration is currently trying to corral a youth crew of Obama-backers in the 13 swing states and will them increase their operation elsewhere. By equipping the members with communiqué and creating a hub of intelligence on the World Wide Web, they hope that an army of millions can man a massive social media campaign that will litter every Twitter and Facebook feed in America with facts about the president, as well as truths to counter Republican Party lies created to crush Obamas run for re-election.
Three years into his term and wielding a wheelbarrow full of unfulfilled promises, that might just not be enough.
On the Truth Team-created website KeepingHisWord.com, the campaign recalls issues that the president has stood by throughout his term so far. They applaud the administration for bailing out the automobile industry, cutting taxes for small businesses and putting Americans back to work. But while the site suggests that Obama was able to boost employment numbers up after nearly three years of catastrophic conditions, it does not acknowledge that this president oversaw one of the longest trends of unemployment in ages. The website reads, The economy has been growing in the last 23 months under President Obamas leadership, yet during a Monday morning address from Annandale, Virginia, the president also described America as only now emerging from the worst economic crisis in three generations.
I wake up every single morning thinking about how can I make sure that anybody who wants a job is able to get a job, Obama is quoted on the site in a blurb that tries to defend his supposed record of employment creation. On Monday, however, he also said that its a long way to go before Americans looking for jobs will find them.
Elsewhere, the Truth Team tries to dismantle the plans of the presidents competition."The goal is to ensure that when Republicans attack President Obama's record, grassroots supporters can take ownership of the campaign and share the facts with the undecided voters in their lives," reads an official explanation from the presidents campaign. On one of the Truth Team-sanctioned websites, KeepingGOPHonest.com, the administration attempts to discredit Romneys campaign by blogging about the Republican frontrunners record and how his campaign promises allegedly dont align with what he tells America. Romneys tax plan helps millionaires and hurts the middle class reads the latest post; Romney thinks he can fix housing by doing nothing says another.
Not brought up, of course, are the presidents own lies and broken promises.
There are the promises of comprehensive immigration reform which are three years behind schedule. There are the ongoing operations at the Guantanamo Bay military prison that the president vowed to shut down. And then theres even the National Defense Authorization Act, which Obama signed two months ago making it possible for Americans to be indefinitely detained and tortured without ever being brought to trial.
But the Truth Team, sadly, most likely wont be informed of those.
"People don't just want to hear from campaign statements or ads they want to hear from the family and friends they trust," writes Stephanie Cutter, Obama's deputy campaign manager. And so with the creation of the Truth Team, Obama-friendly facts will be fed to enlistees with the hope that they will go out and spread the message of the president and put Obama in the White House for another four years.
The president needs folks on board to roll up their sleeves, stand with him and get the truth out all over the country, Cutter adds in her email. The next time you hear Mitt Romney accusing the president of crony capitalism or someone asking, What has President Obama really accomplished? you'll know what to do.
Cutter suggests that the appropriate response is to direct them to the Truth Team and hope for adding one more recruit to the roster. Just like the hope that the president offered during his last campaign, you might not want to take it for granted.
Can’t wait for this low life scum to show up on my doorstep...
It’s all good...you won’t understand what they’re saying because of the steel tongue studs.
I just still can’t believe that America has a president like this. So very sad for our country. He campaigns like Chavez too.
The Cheka is born
it was inevitable I guess, but it is still sad to see the death of a great nation approaching
and the sheeple will fall in line and chant yes we can and mmm mmm mmm
Just so everyone understands...
‘Truth Team’ = Brown Shirts = Red Guard = Zombies!!!
Anyone got a link? I’d like to report Obama since he can’t open his mouth without spewing at least one big, fat lie.
It will make the cleanup much easier.
More likely the concept predates Chairman Mao, actually originating with Woodrow Wilson and his “Four-Minute Men”.
How long before the Obama Cheka is running re-education camps? Will they also have the power to seize unhealthy food from the masses?
Troops for the Internal Defense of the Republic....
Obama will go down in history as the most incompetent,
most corrupt, most tied to every enemy of America,
and the least documented pRes_ _ent.
Do you think they’ll have some snappy armbands for them to wear?
I am reading Bonhoeffer: Pastor, martyr, prophet, spy. It is the same “cult of personality” that Hitler had with the majority of Germans—who acted like he was the messiah.
It is sickening how the Germans gave their oath to Hitler and total support even when he enacted Nuremberg laws which took away property and killed people.....they saw Hitler as “good” when he was the antichrist. Even most of the Pastors whose churches were taken over by the Nazi and swastikas put on the altars knelt down to Hitler.
We have to destroy the MSM-—the propaganda machine for them and their hollywood pagans who glorify and worship him and all evil and dysfunctional behavior and model it to gullible children—to make them slaves of their emotions. Destroy the intellect-—and create mobs.
“Will they also have the power to seize unhealthy food from the masses?”
That’s starting. See the lead story at Drudge right now:
FOOD POLICE REJECT HOMEMADE LUNCH;
MAKE PRESCHOOLER EAT ‘CAFETERIA NUGGETS’
Obama will go down in history as the most incompetent,
most corrupt, most tied to every enemy of America,
and the least documented pRes_ _ent.
If the Dems write the history .he’ll be the greatest of the great ,best of the best
Pocket Obama (Paperback)
by The Editors of History Company (Author)
This is the little blue book that right-wing partisans love to hate. Printed in a size that easily fits into pocket or purse, POCKET OBAMA is an anthology of quotations borrowed from Barack Obama's speeches and writings, intended to keep the momentum going for those inspired by his message of hope and change. The portable book serves as a reminder of the remarkable ability of this man to move people with his words, a primer for readers who want to examine the substance of his thought and reflect on the next great chapter in the American story. His captivating oratory has earned comparisons to John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, and this collection presents words that catapulted his remarkable rise to the American Presidency and set a true course for the future. Includes themes of democracy, politics, war, terrorism, race, community, jurisprudence, faith, personal responsibility, national identity, and above all, his hoped-for vision of a new America. POCKET OBAMA is essential reading as we pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin the work of remaking America.
Pocket Obama (Paperback):
Obamas Little Blue Book and the Egg of Power
By Michelle Malkin, January 26, 2009
Tons of people have e-mailed about the Little Blue Book of Obama sayings that a firm called the History Company is hawking on its website. Yes, they really are selling them in 10-packs for $49.50 and yes, the resemblance to Maos Little Red Book is striking. Weirdly, Pocket Obama has a plain blank cover and smacks of a gag especially the last line [it was not a gag -etl]:
"Printed in a size that easily fits into pocket or purse, this book is an anthology of quotations borrowed from Barack Obamas speeches and writings. POCKET OBAMA serves as a reminder of the amazing power of oratory and the remarkable ability of this man to move people with his words. His superb and captivating oratory style has earned comparisons to John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, and this historic collection presents words that catapulted his remarkable rise to the American Presidency. It is an unofficial requirement for every citizen to own, to read, and to carry this book at all times-The History Company [the book is no longer listed on the History Company's web site -etl].
"From May 1966, student members of the Communist Party were encouraged to carry copies of Mao's Little Red Book of quotations. Acting under Mao's leadership, these "Red Guards" used his quotations in their mission to weed out intellectuals. With themes such as Correcting Mistaken Ideas and All Reactionaries are Paper Tigers, the quotations became the standard by which all revolutionary efforts were judged."
AKA Chairman Mao, AKA 'The Great Helmsman'. (Tse-Tung can also be spelt Zedong. Translated the name means 'To Shine on the East'.)
Kill tally: 14 to 20 million deaths from starvation during the 'Great Leap Forward'. Tens of thousands killed and millions of lives ruined during the 'Cultural Revolution'.
Yahoo search results for "Pocket Obama":
I will think of them as the new Cheka
The next logical step is for this army of Truth Tellers to report those who resist the truth to the party. Goons or Brown Shirts to be dispatched during the second term.
I don't think the nuggets came from the cafeteria
If he's paying good wages I'll sign up.
houeto: "Good afternoon sir."
wetgundog: "Yes, may I help you with something?"
houeto: "Yessir, I'm with Obama's Truth Team."
wetgundog: "What the hell do you want with me?"
houeto: "Well sir, I just need to make sure that you know Obama is a muslim and a marxist and hates this country."
Yes it is sad, but like any dying loved one, you cherish the good old times while you can.
And what a great run we`ve had...
Now OWS freaks can also have a job.
“Cant wait for this low life scum to show up on my doorstep...”
Nobody will show up at anyone’s door.
These 30 IQ slugs will never do Buckwheat’s bidding. They will not be in the streets. They will not die on a hilltop for king obuma. They will not even squeak.
Remember when obuma called for his “army” to go door-to-door and demand that people sign fealty oaths to obuma’s agenda?
Nobody showed up. His entire invisible “army” couldn’t be bothered to walk around.
Buckwheat is insane. He’s like Hitler, thinking he has invisible divisions who will stop the Russians and drive the Allies into the sea.
Buckwheat is toast.
After the fall and when we get around to rebuildng, I hope its another great run.
Might be a few million zombies less
7 Lies in under Two Minutes:
I’m reporting him!
More like Obama’s “root out truth tellers and try to bury them” squad.
The ministry of truth eh?
Well it worked for the Nazis and Communists. :)
They are already out there. Witness all the shrill, demented seminar callers on talk radio.
Here's the cover:
Here's an image a customer submitted for the book:
Obamanistas know the footsteps he's following - even if most Americans refuse to believe it:
"In March 1967, with the enthusiastic help of the People's Liberation Army, a Mao Tse-tung's thought study class was set up in Ting Lai-yu's family... The invincible thought of Mao Tse-tung is the life-blood of the revolutionary people. They feel that in addition to studying and applying well Mao Tse-tung's thought themselves, they should also propagate it among more people. They study and practise every day."
Guess he hasn’t learned from his past mistakes of putting up websites defending his actions only to be mocked and ridiculed
Thanks, but getting it cheaper than Amazon doesn’t help.
"This president can be a transformative leader (he has that potential in my view), but only if he embraces and fights for a transformative agenda."--Sam Webb, Chairman Communist Party USA
Obama State of the Union: He got the ball rolling:
"We are 5 days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America"
Yahoo search results for "Fundamentally Transforming The United States Of America":
"Change will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek"-- BARACK OBAMA
From the website of the Communist Party, USA...
(prior to the election)
"The Communist Party USA views the 2008 elections as a tremendous opportunity to defeat the policies of the right-wing Republicans and to move our country in a new progressive direction.
The record turnout in the Democratic Presidential primary races shows that millions of voters, including millions of new voters, are using this election to bring about real change. We wholeheartedly agree with them."
After the election....
A Landslide Mandate For Change
A breakthrough election
Congratulations on an extraordinary history making election!
We can think back with pride to decades of hard work toward our strategic goal of a big enough, broad enough and united enough labor and all-peoples movement that could overcome the ultra-right blockage to all progress. That all peoples movement has come to life, it is dynamic and it has the potential to keep growing.
The election of Barack Obama and a strengthened Congress creates new conditions in our country. There is now the possibility to shift gears and move forward. This new day requires us to further develop our tactics in order to continue to deepen and broaden labor and peoples unity.
There are thousands of experiences that we all have had in these momentous days, some large, some small, all of which express the enormity of change in thinking and readiness for involvement that is underway and that steels us for the battles ahead.
The tears of joy we all shared as crowds gathered to watch the election results here and throughout the world dramatize the new moment we are in.
July 1, 2009...
Change is Here, Change is Coming
Sam Webb, National Chair, Communist Party, USA:
Let me begin with a simple observation: If the last 30 years were an era of reaction, then the coming decade could turn into an era of reform, even radical reform. Six months into the Obama presidency, I would say without hesitation that the landscape, atmosphere, conversation, and agenda have strikingly changed compared to the previous eight years.
In this legislative session, we can envision winning a Medicare-like public option and then going further in the years ahead.
We can visualize passing tough regulatory reforms on the financial industry, which brought the economy to ruin.
We can imagine the troops coming home from Iraq and Afghanistan while U.S. representatives participate in a regional process that brings peace and stability to the entire region.
In the current political climate, the expansion of union rights becomes a real possibility.
Much the same can be said about winning a second stimulus bill, and we sure need one, given the still-rising rate, and likely long term persistence, of unemployment.
Isnt it possible in the Obama era to create millions of green jobs in manufacturing and other sectors of the economy in tandem with an attack on global warming?
Cant we envision taking new strides in the long journey for racial and gender equality in this new era, marked at its beginning by the election of the first African American to the presidency?
And isnt the overhaul of the criminal justice and prison system a system steeped in racism no longer pie-in-the sky, but something that can be done in the foreseeable future?
All these things are within reach now!
"Barack Obama told supporters that
'change has come to America' as he
claimed victory in a historic presidential election."
Obama State of the Union: He got the ball rolling:
I just made a bumper that expresses the same sentiments. I’m not ready to have my windows on my SUV broken yet. These Madistan nutjobs are just looking for a reason here.
Closet Beck listener alert.
This guy is coming for you.
Glad you asked. In fact Beck had a story this morning of a four old girl who had her home packed lunch examined by a government thug and was told it was unhealthy, so she ate three chicken nuggets.
In her lunch box was a turkey and cheese sandwich, a banana, some chips and a juice box. I forgot the state but the story should be up i several places.
Wow! In our gut, we know this but your post brings it to reality. Thank you for the ping and post.
And he may go down as the last elected President.
Haven’t seen Joe B. in quite a while.
These were all teams of Congressmen and Senators and other political figures who would respond in the media or in campaign stops to claims made by the opposing candidate and rebut or disprove them. And, except for Eisenhower, all these candidates lost.
I’m gonna sign up so I can wave the propaganda back in the libs faces. But I’m gonna make corrections and notes in the margins on my copy.
Truth: Zero is a moron and I despise him!
Now...do your worst you tin-pot dictator!