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Obama recruits an army of community organizers to carry his 'movement forward for years to come'

Obama greets Campaign Crowd in New Hampshire

The community organizer who became president has launched a massive pre-reelection year campaign to assemble and train an army of new community organizers to carry Obama's "movement forward for years to come."

Strengthening "our democracy" presumably has something to do with reelecting the revered leader in 2012.

However, the Organizing for America recruiting message says nothing about politics or election campaigns and strangely talks in military terms of "a grassroots program that aims to put boots on the ground and help foster a new generation of leaders -- not just to help win elections but to strengthen our democracy in communities across the country."

The same Obama campaign group was reported involved in fomenting and facilitating the ongoing Wisconsin protests against Gov. Scott Walker's budget plans.

The message about what it calls the "Summer Organizing Fellowship" adds: "Effective organizing doesn't happen in a vacuum. It takes commitment, time, and hard work to build a movement around a cause." It does not specify what the "cause" is, other than promoting Obama and his agenda.Democrat Obama awaits his entrance cue 9-10-10

News of the community organizer drive went out in an e-mail to millions of supporters and past donors Tuesday night by the ongoing arm of the Obama campaign, Organizing for America.

It appealed for workers of all ages to volunteer to undergo professional organizational training this summer for stationing in communities all over the nation to drive President Obama's social and political agenda.

The cadres "will be assigned to a specific community," the message informs, "where they'll work to organize supporters street by street, neighborhood by neighborhood."

Their job will involve recruiting additional Obama workers, running Obama-related events, knocking on doors to talk of Obama "and lay new groundwork to carry this movement forward for years to come."

"In the end," the Obama campaign appeal says of the community organizer corps, "their work will take our grassroots power to an impressive new level."

The appeal cites as one role model Nikki Giancola who underwent the training, then quit her middle school teacher's job to become a regional Obama field director and the satisfaction she felt "in helping millions of people."

Another community organizer, Paras Patel, tells of one unforgettable moment actually meeting the leader for whom they all labor, President Obama. "He shook my hand," Patel recounts, "and told me that he was proud of me."

No mention of an Obama organizer flag, uniform -- or salute.


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Photos: Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times (Obama greets New Hampshire campaign crowd); Pete Souza / White House.

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This sounds militant and disturbing. What happened to presenting your issues to help the country and all of it's citizens? Obama is only concerned about himself and how much he can take from hardworking taxpayers.

This scares the crap out of me. Our revered leader is acting more dangerous to our republic with each passing day.

Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Fuhrer!

The republic is dead. The sheeple are following a Marxist and only death awaits.


Will they wear brown shirts?

so the fleecing of America will continue. America's days are numbered.

More "hope and change" we no longer believe in, straight from Page 103 of Saul Alinsky's 'Rules for Radicals.' If the people of America haven't yet seen through Obama's snake oil smoke-and-mirrors gimmickry, they deserve another four years of 10 per cent unemployment -- and possibly $6 gas. As for me and my house, you ain't gonna fool us no more, dude!

How strangely reminiscent of Hugo Chavez. A cult of personality that will persist forever. Looks like there will be plenty of union people in this "grass roots" campaign.

We better throw this guy out of power in 2012 or we'll have "community organizers" running our health care, education and every other aspect of our lives.

IF you read old Brown Shirt propaganda and news reports from the era, it sounds spookily similar. Boots on the ground, confronting people street by street and neighborhood by neighborhood. How lost and of low self esteem do people have to be to join into this cult of personality?

They have drank the cool aid and worship the anti-christ.

What does this mean exactly?

Briefing people on how to collect extra welfare and food stamps? Hiding illegals from the feds? Using taxpayer money to kill babies? Facilitating voter fraud? Striving for the unattainable socialist utopia that can never and has never worked anytime in human history?

Just wondering...

Sieg Heil, heir leader!!!!!!!

I recommend a distinctive uniform for this "new" army of community organizers, something appropriate, like brown shirts.

All paid for with our tax dollars. Is that part of the campaign finance laws? Union thugs and Acorn is alive and well. They are after your savings too and don't think it can't happen if he get re-elected. Public unions must go. Private unions are different because they work for employers of the private sector who make the money.

How absolutely and utterly disgusting!!!

Great, more Marxists.

This guy scares me to death! He refuses to take any responsibility or blame. He will connive, plot and plan to get re elected. The mask is off. I think people see his agenda clearly now!

"No mention of an Obama organizer flag, uniform -- or salute." Good line.

However, that "O" with a rainbow running through it, well, there's your flag. As far as the uniform and the salute, nobody's that obvious anymore. That would force them to admit to their true nature.

But at this point, it seems a lot more like the Volkssturm, the Nazi "People's Storm" consisting of elderly, crippled, and children, fighting the losing battle of Berlin at the end of WWII. Here's hoping.

Absolutely horrifying. "Cadres", huh? Where have we heard that term before? Hello, Mr. Lenin and Mr. Marx! Or maybe you prefer the term "professional revolutionaries"....just another excuse for seeking totalitarian control. Anyone who isn't scared to death of this administration and its ultimate goals is a moron. Vote the bum out in 2012!!!

"No mention of an Obama organizer flag, uniform -- or salute."

Exactly what I was thinking as I read this. Is this still the US?

Looks like Obummer is trying out for the Benito Mussolini look alike contest, I think he was a community organizer/fascist too.

In other words, there will be millions of young people going door to door to get Obama re-elected because the young people are stupid!

Wonder what Obama's new helpers might be called: 'Brown-shirts' would be too obvious? Maybe 'Commissars'? What about 'Alinskyites'? How much of tax-payer's 'hard-earned' is being funnelled to this deeply un-American movement. What about Ali Baba and the forty 'community organisers'.

That picture of, don't that look just like Benito Mussolini?

Yeah. This is normal.

Real people that have a life, a job and are conversant in current events do not need to be organized. Sheep need organization.

sounds good to me

What's next, the night of the long knives? Burning of the Reichstag? >

That was just creepy.

Goodness...what a communist.

"In the end," the Obama campaign appeal says of the community organizer corps, "their work will take our grassroots power to an impressive new level."

Has the community organizer in chief learned how to pronounce "corps" yet?

The national divide is in the near future. I hope the community organizers are planning for their futures without the benefits the tax payers have been providing all these years!

The national divide is in the near future. I hope the community organizers are planning for their futures without the benefits the tax payers have been providing all these years!

Can we just start rounding up and detaining "Community Organizers" now to save us all a lot of nagging and pestering in the future? Maybe a large fenced area to contain them all the more arid areas of Nevada perhaps. They can live off the land, learn to compete for food, and the survivors might actually turn out to be productive (and Conservative) citizens in a few years.

They mislabeled the headline:

Obama recruits an army of community organizers to carry his 'movement forward for years to come'

That should read:

Obama recruits an army of community thugs to carry his 'bowel movement forward for years to come'

Acorn and their fraudulent votes are going to be out in full force. Now that Black Panthers can brandish weapons at polling places as well you can expect a large number of totally false votes for Obongodrum

Zeig Heil! Zeig Heil! Obama Akbar! All Hail GREAT LEADER! Teaparty to the re-education camps! ZEIG HEIL!

I find it funny and depressing that the ONLY job this guy can do is be a Community Organizer, or, in this case, an organizer of Community Organizers.

Will they be issuing brown uniforms? A secret handshake? A flag, or a nifty soul-rousing badge?

An Army of community organizers? Is this Army going to be like the now defunct Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now or ACORN. While I wish the President well, as long as no US federal funds are used to pay for this effort, it is clear that this will be an uphill battle.

I do not believe that the US citizenry will ever bu duped again by the main stream media by not properly vetting a candidate for the most important and powerful position in the world. Think about it, we knew more about Sarah Palin's grandchild than we knew about President Obama before he was elected. We have seen that his community organizing prowess has not suited very well in his ability to lead this great nation.

By the time 2012 comes around. The US economy will be completely flat. The annual interest to service the $14 Trillion dollars of debt that he has amassed ( approx. $350,000,000,000.00 per year) will further bankrupt all entitlement programs. Immigration reform will continue to divide our country domestically. All of our steadfast allies will questions our loyalty and conviction to defend liberty. Our enemies will continue to grow stronger , more capable, and much more violent. Lastly, our national energy policy and strategy will remain where it is today which is nowhere, and gas will be selling for $6.50 a gallon.

All the community organizing in the world couldn't get him reelected at that point. What was his famous comment when he was campaigning.... You can put lipstick on a pig... but it's still a pig. By the time 2012 rolls around we may be hearing... you can put lipstick on a community organizer.... but it will still be a far left socialist, income redistributing, non experienced, untruthful, disingenuous community organizer.

All form over substance. What a guy.

I expect his little Army will have red berets and be the first to draw blood. The only force that can stop them is the Tea Party.

Good luck with that re-election bid, Mr. Obama! You'll never get reelected to another office as important as POTUS. Perhaps you can run for mayor of Chicago?

This call to arms is brought to you by the Obama Administration. Remember sheep when you are no longer needed to secure power permanently you will be the first to be illuminated by the fascist dictator because you will be the first to say hey wait a minute that's not what we meant and as the permanent leader of the new USA you can not have your followers disagree with you. If you do not believe me check out history to find your proof (Night of the long Knives, etc...). Community Organizing is nothing more than fascist propaganda used to carry out a coup against the United States Constitution.

Organizing for Failure of a Nation,
- for "Others" to pay, deciding who is "Rich",
- deciding who is worthy of life and who should be aborted or terminated,
- more gov't, more spending and more debt.
Yes that is a future to be proud of!

Nothing like having a bunch of new black panther party members telling you who to vote for

Indeed, Marxism at it's best. Good thing is, most of America is on to it. He will fail...

The most powerful man still peddling the idea he's fighting the man.

And the lefty tools still slurping it up.

Meanwhile... Record debt, deficits, foreclosures, bankruptcies, food stamps, unemployment, job losses, oil prices -- all on Obama's watch.

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