About Me

In writing the "About Me" portion of this blog I thought about the purpose of the blog - namely, preventing the growth of Socialism & stopping the Death Of Democracy in the American Republic & returning her to the "liberty to abundance" stage of our history. One word descriptions of people's philosophies or purposes are quite often inadequate. I feel that I am "liberal" meaning that I am broad minded, independent, generous, hospitable, & magnanimous. Under these terms "liberal" is a perfectly good word that has been corrupted over the years to mean the person is a left-winger or as Mark Levin more accurately wrote in his book "Liberty & Tyranny" a "statist" - someone looking for government or state control of society. I am certainly not that & have dedicated the blog to fighting this. I believe that I find what I am when I consider whether or not I am a "conservative" & specifically when I ask what is it that I am trying to conserve? It is the libertarian principles that America was founded upon & originally followed. That is the Return To Excellence that this blog is named for & is all about.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

With Organizing For Action - It's Later Than We Think

"Too early in the game to make definitive statements" was one of a very diversified number of responses I received about The First Woman President post.  Actually it is later than we think when you consider the following modern Democrat Party Alinsky method community organizing campaign tactics:
1.  Right after his victory speech on election night 2012 BO called Pelosi to discuss the 2014 campaign & in particular how to win back the House for Democrats – source Washington Post.  Every day it becomes more obvious that BO's most important agenda item is returning Pelosi as Speaker so that his last two years in office will go completely unchecked.
2.  An even worse example is the fact that after the 2008 campaign BO never shut down some of his campaign offices in battleground states like Ohio.  Right after the 2012 election I heard BO Campaign Manager Jim Messina explain the tremendous advantage BO had in Ohio over Romney, where BO maintained an office for over five years compared to the Romney staff showing up a very few months before the election.  In this sense BO's campaign never ended & it is continuing even today – see point #3 below.
3.  Messina is now in charge of building up Organizing For Action (OAF), an extensive nonprofit network of outside groups and consulting firms with one goal: promoting BO's agenda beyond the next four years.  The idea is to create & maintain an influence across America in support of BO's policies.  OAF's goal is to transform BO's re-election campaign into a grassroots machine to support his initiatives.  In its early stages, the group is raising millions from big and small donors alike and whipping up support for issues like gun control and comprehensive immigration reform.  As of today it is hard to say where OAF ends and the White House starts.  The group controls BO's massive email list and also his campaign Twitter account, which has more than 27 million followers and frequently tweets links to his government website.
The following is from an OAF website – "Our work didn't end on Election Day.  Organizing for Action will support the legislative agenda we voted on, train the next generation of grassroots organizers and leaders, and organize around local issues in our communities."

Here is an OAF video.  Please note who presents the video if you think it is too early to start an opposition ground game.  It is later than we think.

Thanks also to a great contributor to these messages who wrote as follows concerning The First Woman President post:

"Doug - congrats you have totally mastered the Alinsky mindset. Yes it is exactly controlling people and winning elections. With Hillary controlled and with MO promoted with media that is BO propaganda machine, MO may very well be 1st woman President. And BO may then control her behind the scenes. This is a nightmare. Republicans or a 3rd party wake up. Learn Alinsky tactics inside & out or consult with Doug."
Please reverse the question - what if it is MO (& Valerie Jarrett) who has really been controlling BO behind the scenes all along?  


  1. Valid points yet I get the impression that you find this new and surprising. The Democrats have been doing this way before Obama and Bill Clinton. They have been in "everyday is a campaign" mode, perfecting their technique since FDR.

    The focus should be on the fact that the Republicans are so inept at competing that they show up "a few months before." The question is what can be done to wake them up? They have no idea how to transform their alleged message (whether they truly believe this is suspect) of free enterprise and limited government.

    In short the so called leaders on our side have by and large; got to go!

    The point is we can complain about Obama and the Dems till the cows come home but it will do no good unless we learn how to present our views in a populist, easy to understand way.

  2. That last sentence about role reversal---MO and Valerie J. being the real power behind the throne, makes perfect sense to me. My understanding is that they call the shots on who gets an audience with BO and who gets shut out.

    Is there some way to re-energize the TEA PARTY groups into some kind of cohesive entity that could use the social media venues to spread the opposing messages to the voting public? We need to fight fire with fire, the sooner,the better.

  3. Hi Doug - I always notice that they are never specific about what "the world as it should be" will look like. (Does anyone ever ask??) I fear that their Progressive Utopia is going to be very different from what these fools in this video think! But don't worry - "it's for the good of the people" !