Lona Manning has an insightful and quite frightening take on the new “Obama Youth Corps”, coming to your door soon. I wonder what color shirts we’ll have to wear? Red (Mao), Black (SS), and Brown (Hitler youth) appear to be taken.
Blue-State-Blue, perhaps? Or Maybe Blue-Sky-Dreaming-Blue?
A sitting President of the United States is “organizing a political organization loyal to him, bound by a pledge, outside the government and existing party apparatus. The historical precedents are ominous.”
What is so ominous about an organization?
A visit to the OFA website reveals that supporters are not simply asked to sign
“Organizing for America,” announced by President Barack Obama in late January but officially unfurled last weekend. Obama describes OFA as a “grass-roots movement” but OFA is a “project” of the Democratic Natrional Committee. As Politico reported, OFA will take the 10 million person database built up by the Obama campaign “to mobilize support for the president’s legislative agenda.”up, they are asked to take a pledge. A pledge to support — not the flag, not the constitution, not the country, not even the Democratic party, but Obama and his “bold plan.” OFA does not use the Democratic Party logo but the “O”-shaped logo of the Obama campaign in which the red white and blue of the flag are abstracted to soft pastel colors.(Celebrities like Ashton Kuchner and Demi Moore did not wait until the official launch to “pledge to be of service” to Barack Obama, of course.)You will not find any mention of OFA`s governing structure, their budget, their bylaws, or their officers at the OFA website. Donations to the website go to the DNC, but OFA is managed out of the White House. If you click on the comments button, you are taken to a link to the White House email.Those who take the pledge are asked to “talk with people about the President’s plan” and to “ask them to sign their names to the pledge” in support of Obama’s policies.
So we have a Movement — this is their term, not mine — organized by, and loyal to, a sitting President. Pledge canvassers, armed with your name, will ask you to pledge loyalty to the President too. A president whose term has already become a permanent campaign, is signing up ground forces in a mass organization pledged to personal loyalty to their Leader.Does anyone know of any historical precedents for this in the United States?Did Mitch Stewart, youthful director of OFA, who asks Obama’s acolytes to organize “neighborhood by neighborhood” study anything at school about Mao’s “Red Guards?
Go. Read the whole thing Obama isn’t wasint any time with his neo-Marxist agenda; neither should you.