Does this administration have one original thought? Barack Obama rolled out a new slogan for 2011 (and presumably his campaign) in the January State of the Union Speech, “Winning the Future” … which just happened to be the title of a book written in 2005. By Newt Gingrich. This week, the Obama 2012 campaign rolled out a new GOTV effort they named “Project Vote“:
President Barack Obama’s reelection campaign on Thursday announced ‘Project Vote,’ a campaign-within-a-campaign that is aimed at increasing registration and participation among Democratic base constituencies — including young voters, seniors, African Americans and Hispanics, plus Native Americans and gay and lesbian voters.
Sound familiar? It should. There was another “Project Vote,” and it was run by … er …
‘I get about 30 new voters or changes of address in six hours,’ said Ms. Green, who was hired by Project Vote, the nonpartisan arm of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN. ‘I used to get 16 in 45 minutes, but now everyone’s registered.’
Yes, that ACORN — the corrupt organization that had a number of its offices accused of conducting voter fraud, resulting in more than a few indictments. What a fabulous brand for an incumbent President to assume!
Does anyone in Obama’s organizations know how to Google?
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