PotUS November strategy: fighting where they REALLY ain’t.
This article in the New York Times on the awkward disconnect between the President of the United States and the political party that he’s presumably in charge of is actually… not too bad, really. This, for example, is pretty clear-headed: In 2006 and 2008, Democrats did something that had not been done in American politics since the Great Depression, which is to string together two | Read More »
The OFA Peril: Ignore at our own risk
You’ve just won an all expense-paid trip to Hawaii.
NOW do I have your attention? Calling all Tea Party groups, tea partiers, twitterers, Facebookers et al, it’s “Tough Love” time! I’m sure all of you have heard the words “this is serious” and these three little words have become banal to you all. Many of us Conservatives seem to | Read More »
Rand Paul Part III
The other day I voiced my concerns about how the Democrats were going to distort Rand Paul’s views and try to use his statements to demonize the Tea Party and all Republicans. Most of you have already seen the evidence of that happening. They’ve rolled out their Civil rights icons like Jim Clyburn and a long procession of successive condemnations from Democrat leaders. Back in | Read More »
OFA apparently responsible for Scott Brown cloture vote
Back in February Anita Moncrief and I tried to warn conservatives, the GOP et al about the inherent and obvious dangers of the OFA and their dominant force under the auspices of Obama and the DNC. Yes, we got the word out a bit. But not enough for any one entity to counteract this group. So today I find out apparently OFA was responsible for | Read More »
RNC Budget Cutting Could Hinder November Gains
As the nation’s chief Republican organization, the mission of the Republican National Committee (RNC) is to raise money for candidates and committees, disseminate the party’s message to a broad swath of constituents and to mobilize as many voters as possible to the ballot box. Given the heightened importance of 2010, with the short-term opportunity to shift the balance of power in Congress for the next | Read More »
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DNC *still* advertising for astroturfers.
No, really: check out the job description. Email campaigners are responsible for planning, writing, and executing grassroots campaigns to advance the President’s agenda for change. Back in December when Ben Smith reported on this the first time, the DNC’s response was “Your in-box isn’t going to fill itself.” Which is a very unintentionally revealing statement, given that it essentially concedes that the DNC assumes that | Read More »
DNC to Spend $50 Million on Midterms
Hoping for the best but spending for the worst, national Democrats acknowledged Friday they intend to inject a considerable $50 million this Fall in contested House, Senate and gubernatorial campaigns across the nation. The assistance–which will consist primarily of money and services dolled out by the Democratic National Committee and the White House’s political operation, Organizing for America–will begin sometime in June, and is intended | Read More »
Astro-Turfing for HCR: DNC’s OFA going after talk radio
As the fight over nationalizing America’s health care goes into its final stages, Politico’s Ben Smith is reporting that the DNC is plotting an astro-turf campaign aimed at talk-radio listeners. The Democratic National Committee’s Organizing for America has quietly launched an initiative aimed at making Obama supporters’ voices heard on the largely conservative airwaves. “The fate of health reform has been a focus of debate | Read More »
White House to End Self-Imposed Media Blackout
Republicans across the country hailed a move by the White House to end its self-imposed media blackout. An administration press secretary close to the issue made the announcement off the record in response to widespread Tea Party disappointment with the President.
Revisiting Sifry and the OfA Withering.
Micah Sifry wrote a follow-up to his post on the withering of Obama Organizing for America, and it’s just as interesting as the first one was. More practically useful, in its way: anybody involved with building/maintaining a local Tea Party group, or other local conservative/libertarian/Republican grassroots organization should read it. But – again – there’s one particular passage that I want to address: …[A]nd heck, | Read More »
Sorry, Moe; but I have to rebut your OFA assessment
It’s “not dead yet…” http://www.redstate.com/moe_lane/2009/12/18/correcting-the-record-on-organizing-for-america/ to quote Monty Python. 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. Not an empty shell, either. OFA. Organizing for America. An arm of the DNC that operates | Read More »
OfA, DNC ‘Call Out’ Steele in New Web Video
Organizing for America, the increasingly combative political operation of the White House, today unveiled a new web video targeting Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele, charging the Republican Party chief with “siding with Washington elites and insurance companies and playing political games to kill reform.” The latest installment in OfA’s “call ‘em out” campaign—a call to arms of sorts for complacent allies of President | Read More »
2010: Obama’s Juggernaut is Already Mobilizing
Do you know what Organizing for against America is up to these days? If not, hopefully, this will shed some light on the juggernaut facing America in 2010 and beyond. So far, there seems to be nothing of equal size or weight to counter this. This is not to say, however, that this behemoth cannot be defeated, but people need to know the size of the battle | Read More »