Correcting the record on Organizing for America.
(H/T: Hot Air) There’s an assumption here that should be challenged as a matter of course:
“We heard story after story from current Organizing for America volunteers about how they were getting disillusioned with Obama because he wasn’t fighting for the public option,” [Progressive Change Campaign Committee flack Adam] Green said. “Obama’s email list may soon become a hollow shell if he does not fight Joe Lieberman and insist that there be a public option.”
…’become?’ Organizing for America is a hollow shell. It’s been a hollow shell from pretty much the moment that it stopped being a ‘sexy*’ campaign tool that didn’t actually require its members to do anything except hand over money and votes. See here and here and here and here and here and here and here for more commentary along those lines. OfA will probably be very useful to the President when it comes time for his re-election – anybody still taking it seriously by then will be a prime source for campaign contributions – but as an instrument of enabling policy changes?
Let me put it this way: OfA wants people like me to fear it. Not mock it.
*For given values of ‘sexy.’
Crossposted to Moe Lane.