Video: Obama launches the permanent campaign

posted at 4:53 pm on January 17, 2009 by Allahpundit

You didn’t think he was going to disband the cult just because he’s president now, did you? Behold the launch of Hopenchange 2.0: Turning his grassroots organization from an operation to get him elected into an operation to pressure members of Congress to adopt his agenda. And by “members of Congress,” I don’t mean Republicans.

Organizers and even Republicans say the scope of this permanent campaign structure is unprecedented for a president. People familiar with the plan say Obama’s team would use the network in part to pressure lawmakers — particularly wavering Democrats — to help him pass complex legislation on the economy, healthcare and energy…

Though the plan still is emerging, one source with knowledge of the internal discussion said the organization could have an annual budget of $75 million in privately raised funds. Another said it would deploy hundreds of paid staff members — possibly one for every congressional district in certain politically important states and even more in larger battlegrounds such as Florida, Ohio, Colorado, Virginia and North Carolina…

Concerns about Obama’s ambitions are coming from state party leaders as well as from Capitol Hill.

The party needs to be rooted not just around one individual, but it needs to have a grass-roots base that can survive the times and even endure past whoever may be in office,” said Jerry Meek, chairman of the North Carolina Democratic Party. “Obama brings a lot to the table, but, on the other hand, state parties exist for more than serving the objectives of the president and are in the business to elect county commissioners, school board members and members of the legislature.”

What fascinates me is his faith that his supporters, almost all of whom are Democrats, can be counted on to side with him on policy against … other Democrats. There’s no reason in principle to believe that’s true — Obamites logically should prefer his position on economic recovery to McCain’s, but to Chris Dodd’s or Barney Frank’s? — but it’s perfectly sensible if you view Obamamania as a cult of personality with The One as the object in whom all trust is reposed. (See also.) He does a superb job of cultivating it too, from using the paparazzi to enhance his status as an icon to dumping one dopey Lincoln allusion after another on a media that’s itching to make the comparison. In theory it’s a bad idea to have a party “rooted around” one individual — but The One isn’t just any individual, or so we should believe. If Lincoln told you to dial up some Blue Dog Democrat and ask him to vote for another bailout, you’d do it, wouldn’t you? Well, there you go.

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Waiver: The following is a generaliztion (I’m quite aware that there are both good and bad black & white people. I reserve the right to GENERALIZE!. Don’t black people make generalizations about Jews? about Asians? Italians? Irish? WHITE PEOPLE?????)

I’m so tired of all this “blackness” everywhere I turn. My whole life I was taught to ignore skin color and treat everyone as human beings. Now, I’m having all this “blackness” rammed down my throat at insane levels. Everywhere I turn, every TV show and commercial I watch, every advertisement, every article I read, every time a commentator on a sporting event speaks, Every “NEWS” show, tons of TV specials…anywhere and everywhere.

OK, you have your “Black President”.
I get it.
I’m not participating (by the way-you don’t seem to ever participate in MY joys??)
I WISH you would have chosen someone else!
HELL, I can think of a half dozen black men off the top of my head that I could vote for, for President and I cant honestly say that about white men! So anyone that wishes to call me a “racist”…shut up.

What I know is (and I know it) Black people used to talk like human beings, look like them and act like them (for the most part. and that could be said about white people as well now)

Go watch old video’s of interviews with black people and you will be shocked at how they have devolved in their attitudes and mainly-their speech. Into… whatever the hell it is they are now. And white kids? well, you lowered your own personal bars just as well these days. The term “black wannabe” is real, and you have joined them. Black folks seemed to have given up because they were too lazy to keep competing with the white race?? was that it?, you white kids did it out of pure laziness I think. You felt it was too hard to be good, and correct, speak the proper English, obey traffic law, not drink and drive and kill people, not do drugs, steal, rape, respect authority and so on. You can’t even dress respectfully. So you emulated them and followed them into the sewer and now, that’s where you all are, in the sewer. All of you young folks (and a hell of a lot of adults too).

So what IS Obama’s “Agenda”?

What Do you want? What do black folks want?
I read how they just don’t feel they have advanced much. Well? do you want me to help you advance? shouldn’t…YOU be advancing yourself? I’ll toss a degenerate white kid out of my office quicker than a degenerate black kid. Because I WANT the black people to evolve…not devolve! But make no mistake, I have no patience for losers even if they are colored lime green!

I read that black people have suggested we make Election Day a black holiday now, in honor of this…new President…this “blackness”… that we have been lucky to have been graced with. Poet Maya Angelou states- “Finally, America has grown up”.

You can’t be serious? “Grown up”? because we elected someone with black skin? and since there has been a movement to not discuss anything about this man other than his black skin?. I have no reason not to believe he was elected BECAUSE of his black skin, and I think its quite clear, when we look at the voting record of black people and white people. Don’t lie to me, we voted for him because he was black! there is no other reason! and you said not to do that my whole life?? “Quality of character” not color of his skin!

OK, so what is next? what do you black folks want?

Lets get it all on the table and move on, can we?

What holidays do you want? name them all. What days don’t you want to work?

What President to you want to proclaim as evil? all of them? just the republican ones? which ones? lets get it all down on record and move on!

What laws do you want to change? you want crack legal? pot? get rid of the speed limits? red lights? WHAT!?!?!? you don’t obey them! so tell me!

TV shows…sports…whats the deal? you want an all black hockey team? you want the best quarter back to be swapped with a black man? all black announcers? NEWS anchors? actors to get the most money? People of authority in film to always be portrayed by black people? Cops…Presidents…school superintendents?…FINE!, lets just get to where you want to go! I am TIRED of this.

Reparations?…how much?. Just state your figure, take your money and SHUT THE HECK UP! dont try to extort me for more after.

Land…you want what? what state? city? just write down the area’s you want and BINGO! you got it. (Just stop following people that are trying to live somewhere else, ok? that’s all i ask. I don’t want anything, you can have it all! just let me live where I want. I don’t want a damn TV, or a radio, or a basketball, I just want to be LEFT ALONE!


eplain on January 19, 2009 at 8:14 AM


As we sit here at our computers all over this once great nation we ponder what the next four years of moral decay, mass wealth redistribution, social unrest, abortion and the removal of God from America will bring to us as individuals. We can sit here day after day and bitch and moan and complain, or we can choose to join a effort at the local level to slowly take America back from the heathens at the door. Those that would choose self over Country, anti-American loathings, radical “blackness” and the watering down of The Constitution. I fear for us all, the terrorists are waiting to pounce, they are training, think India… As we go back to pre-9/11 mindset, file war crimes charges against those, that for seven years, have kept America and YOUR family safe remember those that voted for this “change”. It’s time to take to the streets in your local neighborhood, recruit friends and neighbors to “march” into 2010 with real Conservatives on ballots nationwide. If we fail to organize the way the far left Liberals have and are, we will continue to lose. It is no longer acceptable to sit back, watch our monitors flicker and type away at a keybord. Preaching to the choir is not winning a war, and this IS war. It’s a fight for the very fabric of a Nation, it’s soul, it’s future. What will you choose? Will you continue to sit back and watch? Will you get out and work for a Conservative locally? Raise money for national Conservatives like Sanford and Jhindal and Palin? Call and e-mail and write and raise hell with the RNC demanding Conservative candidates and convictions?

Well? The choices are ours, we can either sit back and take the next four years and “watch” our America go down the radical leftists drain or we can battle back at every level.

Mark Garnett on January 19, 2009 at 9:13 AM

eplain on January 19, 2009 at 8:14 AM

EXCELLENT commentary. I could not agree more. Your whole comment there needs to be reprinted and read again.

S on January 19, 2009 at 9:31 AM

Obamites logically should prefer his position on economic recovery to McCain’s

There was a difference?

MarkTheGreat on January 19, 2009 at 9:34 AM

When and IF there’s a nationwide celebration about electing a White President…

I’m just saying, I’m not getting this whole “Black President” and President-by-skin thing.

If we’re going to go celebrate a “Black President” and go bonkers over skin color, then that should extend to all skin color and Presidents, as to these cosmetics and racial characteristics.

So, next time we have a “White” candidate, we can have a national holiday, a world-wide celebration, all of that, right?

I mean, someone explain this “95% of Black people voted for (Black man, perceived) Barack Obama for President” and why it is that other races are denigrated for not voting for a racial-type or are denigrated for doing so?

Hypocrisy if not barbarism, is my take on this. Tribal barbarism…thus, O’s the “king” today in their minds, perpetual campaigning, no term limits, it’s mindboggling tribalistic barbarism.

S on January 19, 2009 at 9:35 AM

Hypocrisy if not barbarism, is my take on this. Tribal barbarism…thus, O’s the “king” today in their minds, perpetual campaigning, no term limits, it’s mindboggling tribalistic barbarism.

S on January 19, 2009 at 9:35 AM

According to the Left, racism is a good thing…if it is the right, err left, type of racism

18-1 on January 19, 2009 at 11:13 AM

“Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs”

maverick muse on January 19, 2009 at 11:49 AM

LOL @ B. Hussien Obama.

TrickyDick on January 19, 2009 at 1:59 PM

Spike Lee says that Obama’s inauguration “is the most important day in American history”. A day that we elected a human with black skin as our President. Not the best man for the job!…No Sir…a Human…with black skin. (aka a non-white person). MLK should be spinning in his grave if he thought we elected him for his skin color ( at least I hope he would).

Today…All i saw on TV all day was shows on the Tuskegee Airman. I swear! I channel surfed several times today and there it all was on multiple channels…I aint lyin’.

Hey!…I appreciate those guys! I really do! but to peak of them as if they were gods! and our founding fathers were drunks that raped black slave girls..well…I have had QUITE enough of this horseshit!

I have an idea, lets have a “town hall style meeting”. Lets sit the surviving members of the Tuskegee Airman down on a stage. Lets put next to them…say…Bill Cosby, then…Snoop Dog…yea…maybe friends and family of “The Notorious P.I.G.”, a bunch of disgusting rapers, Lets get all sorts of black folks of today up there. I would LOVE to ask the Airman how they feel about what their race has turned in to. If i were them, I would cry.

eplain on January 19, 2009 at 8:56 PM