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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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OMG, another TEA PARTY......but with an agenda.

The guy comparing Obama's pose with Il Duce is right. The head tilted back, the folded arms and the chin thrust forward; identical pose.

Obama's socialist-in-chief tactics in full swing. How much longer will people be brainwashed and believe the lies he says? This is disturbing. We have to get this clown out of the white house ASAP!

Hey BO,,,,,,,Your 'useful idiot' Red Shirted Commie Army won't succeed this time with their thug-like bullying tactics. The whole nation knows what you and your cronies are all about. The Jig is up.....2 more years to go before this nightmare of dimished greatness that you pushed on this nation is up.....I can't wait....ANYONE but you....Heck, I'd even take Hillary! At least she has BALLS!

We better getthis guy and his ilk out of office Pronto or we better be prepared to have "community organizers" in every block watching all of us and reporting "Un-Socialistic" behavior and soon we will all be headed to re-education camps.......I'm not kidding.....It could happen here as it has in Russia, Germany, China, Cuba, Vietnam and a host of other nations that our "DEAR LEADER" admires so much.

It figures - Only blacks require "Community Organizers". Until the Obama idiot I had never heard of such a useless person. It is actually code word for "socialist or communist"

This is how a fascist autocratic centralised country begins. You get a group of un-educated un-productive marginalised people. You indoctrinate them into the cult of Obama personality and get them thinking that they are the true leaders and tell them that it is perfectly fine to use intimidation and force to get your way and that current laws to govern fairness do not pertain to you. You then command them to go into colleges and highschools and indoctrinate children that don't know any better and use them to further your aims. .........We saw it 2 yrs ago and we will see it again in full force two years from now.......Its going to get very bad......Liberalism is dead and has been replaced by leftists..........there is no compromise with them. They wish to control every aspect of your life...........Watch and see.

Little wonder so many conservative peace loving people are buying guns when you have muslim communists in the white house. Some dogs just need to be put down.


Time to round up the Obama Zombies again for Part II of "Hope and Change". Only this time around, the millions of voters who decided to give this guy a chance and were fed up with Bush and the Republicans, are now horrified by the incompetent fraud they helped put in the White House. Obama's name in 10 years will become synonomous with lying, devious politicians. This shallow, leftist, America hater needs to go!

All tyrants start to get that "chin up" Hitler, Lenin,Mussolini,Chavez,Mao,.......Mussolini was a tool of Hilter, and look what Hitler did to him.....who is Obamee a tool of??? Soros/ definitely China.

What do you suppose will happen to him when the tool makers have their way....Mussolini Redux......Obama's actions are getting more unpredictible, and irresponsible. Believe me, the true powers that be have their plans for him after they have used always happens.....history always repeats itself....


“Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it”

George Santayana

You left out 'Taxpayer Funded". You also forgot to mention what the goals of these "Community Organizers" are. I'll sum them up for you:
1. Keep democrat party in power
2. Massive debt to pay off banker pals
3. destruction of American republic

sig heil obama

Is this really an LA Times blog? I can't believe what I am reading. It appears that Mr. Malcolm and the readers of this blog are not bowing to their fearless leader. Where is all the praise and worship that is normally showered on this empty suit. Has America finally awaken to the nightmare of the Obamanation? I hope so. We may still have a chance to save our nation. Sure, there are scores of casualties who are being lead like sheep to the slaughter. They are young and impressionable and have no concept of reality. When they wake up, they too will realize what a huge mistake they have made. My fear is Obama's followers will take a page out of the Egyptian handbook of leadership change and embrace violence when Obama loses in 2012.

These "community organizers" (nee - Communist agitators) will be IN GITMO after Obama and his Socialist/Communist minions are THROWN OUT of office in 2012!! The Republicans/Independents that take over are going to DISECTING the Obama Administration's CORRUPTION using subpoena powers and when Maobama's actions are exposed, the Democratic Party will go the way of the Whig and Bull Moose Parties: EXTINCT!!.............

just another name for acorn....same m.o. there isnt anything new here....its the acorn players as well as the unions.

Your picture is how I will always remember the Organizer in Chief. Nose turned up at the rest of us, arms crossed in disgust at America, and sullen, even hostile look in the gaze of his eyes at the rest of us. He truly is not American.

Your wondering where the money will come from? If Im not mistaken, there's still about 250 billion in unspent stimulous money available. Im sure they could start a "youth" program or a Conservation corps (or corpse) and call it a stimulous program.

This is all the more reason to become a Tea Party member.

It may be time for the Republicans in DC and in our states to immediately purge all voter rolls and begin again! We MUST get back to the time when we registered in person, showed ID to register and to vote, and all voted on ONE day, except for the very few who had proof they would not be in town to vote! Absentee votes, except for our military, must be done IN PERSON at the local polling place, within a 2-4 week period immediately before the election date. We have allowed far too many fraudulent votes to be counted and they will have had four years to register even more before the 2012 election.

Creepy. Hide your children an don't answer the door. If you see these people, use hand sanitizer.

its the training of the brownshirts he promised when he got elected. the 'private security forces'. How these well-meaning people don't realize he is playing them for fools is beyond me.

Any socialist community organiser showing up at my front door will get their ass kicked all the down the driveway!!!

Joseph Goebbels would be proud. Soon, legions of red and brown shirted commissars will be visiting a town near you. Are you ready?

Do you get an Obama decoder ring? Ooooh, shiny!!!

This is very disturbing. I certainly hope that people will take note of what is said in this article. This guy is past "fooling" around with the sheeple in the country. We simply have to step forward & challenge this person before we are sunk!!

Remember when Obama said he wanted a domestic army to carry out his wishes? Looks like he is actioning this, which is probably why his "schedule" has prevented his ability to tend to matters of great global import.

Game on. I think that more and more people will get tired of, then annoyed, then actively angry at the kind of movement envisioned by the most left-leaning in the political spectrum - which are the most vehement supporters of this President.

Sounds like the Community Gestapo. All patriotic Americans should be outraged. We too can prepare.

Plans for another 1000 year Reich?

I like the picture, it say everything about the way he and those in the media think about him. The left thing the right are elites?

All paid for with embezzled porkulus money.

What KG1 says

Defete marxism/facsism

HURRY 2012

I remember when they were called "Brown Shirts".

Will there be a secret handshake? Or just more T-shirts?

Here come the brown shirts.

This is Winning The Future?

Don't know about anyone else, but this scares the crap out of me!! This man is a disgrace to our nation! Is he really so out of touch that he thinks he has a chance of being re-elected?!?!??? Unlike you, Barry or whatever your real name is, we learn from our mistakes. & you are the BIGGEST MISTAKE this country has ever made. I shouldn't be surprised by anything this madman does anymore!!!! Unfreakingbelievable!!!!

I wonder who pays these idiots to leave home, relocate to another city, then spend all their time "organizing" others to do the same thing. Sounds like a Democratic version of Amway. Would these young folks possibly be counted in the paid group of workers in Obama's private army, or in the US version of the Peace Corps where they receive a stipend and allowances for housing & food? Just who pays for them and how much do they get? Next, how do many of these young people get from where they are to where they will be spending the next year or more, and is that considered a taxable income if the transportation is provided by others?

We condemn the Kim family's cult of personality. Our own president now basks in the same aura of self-adulation. What gives?

Thank you.

People won't put up that for too long. Someone gets in your face enough, whether on air or not, they eventually get put down.... There's no room in this country for petty communist sympathizers aka community organizers...

In Germany they were called brown shirts, followers of that anti Christ, now
we call them community organizers,following the current incarnation of evil.
If the American people allow this to persist they deserve the pain from repeating
history by not learning from it. Or as Ron White has been noted to say "you can
fix anything but stupid, you can't fix stupid".

This is truly disturbing. Maybe things had to get this bad (and obvious) before they get better. America is waking up and I, too, say 'don't tread on me'.

Who's paying for all this?

Whether or not the Tea Party movement can organize enough grass roots activist to counter act what OFA is doing on behalf of Obama will probably depend on whom the republicans nominate and whom is in the mix for the nomination. Many feel Obama is done, but don't count out the Community Organizer In Chief. The numbers are against him, but he may have the advantage in Obama Sides With Unions, And Against

Barrack Obama, realizing that he will not be able to completely accomplish his goal of the utter destruction of this country, is encouraging an army of darkness, raised by a failed liberal education monopoly, educated by MTV and Steve Colbert, to charge forward and finish the job. This is natures way of dealing with idiocy.

America rescued Europe in WWII. Now who will return the favor?

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