Barry’s campaign is now rolling itself into a non-profit lobby organization as an “issue advocacy” campaign. Anyone not see that coming?
That puts the lie to the mantra that it was ever a grassroots org from the beginning. It is a top down operation. It’s bad enough what Obama has done to politics and government, now he gives us a genuine thugocracy run out of Chicago, by his hand-picked thugsters, to carry it forward.
Here come the brown shirts.
The “revolving door” of Washington politics has been removed.
Obama Converts Campaign to Nonprofit to Push Agenda
President Barack Obama is converting the machinery of his re-election campaign into a tax-exempt nonprofit group to push his second-term legislative agenda.
The new group, Organizing for Action, will be headed by Jim Messina, who served as Obama’s 2012 campaign manager. The group, separate from the Democratic National Committee, will solicit donations from corporations and individuals to augment Obama’s legislative initiatives on such issues as climate change, economic programs, reducing gun violence or overhauling immigration policy.
The organization “will be an unparalleled force in American politics,” according to an e-mail sent to supporters by the campaign under Obama’s name. “It will work to turn our shared values into legislative action.”
The transformation marks the first time a president has reconfigured the pieces of a re-election campaign into an outside group formed for the express purpose of pressuring Congress to pass the administration’s agenda.[**i.e. lobby itself]
“Organizing for Action is going to be a very effective tool to organize people all over the country for the president’s agenda,” Stephanie Cutter, who served as Obama’s deputy campaign manager, said today in an interview on MSNBC. Americans “voted for change, they voted for action and they voted for a pretty specific agenda.”
How’s that for change you can believe in? And before he is even sworn in for a second term. I can smell the elitism, from the people who ridiculed the Tea Party as “astroturf”.
That’s “change you can believe in”.
Meet the new “Chicago Outfit”
The brown shirts are coming, the brown shirts are coming…