Obamateurism of the Day

posted at 8:05 am on August 26, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

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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going around congress yet again bringing acorn *wink, wink* back into the fold

cmsinaz on August 26, 2011 at 8:10 AM

He’s not there to be original.…he’s there to be historic. Cut him some slack, Morrissey…/ :)

ted c on August 26, 2011 at 8:11 AM

When we elect fools, how can we be surprised by their foolishness?

A good tree bringeth forth good fruit…

That’s been common knowledge for more than 2,000 years at the very least.

Sheesh.

Crusader Rabbit on August 26, 2011 at 8:11 AM

Precedented.

ted c on August 26, 2011 at 8:11 AM

Once again, counting on the short memories of the voting public.

TimBuk3 on August 26, 2011 at 8:12 AM

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

His campaign is paying for it? How quaint. Why not just put in on the taxpayers like his million-dollar Canadian-made campaign buses.

forest on August 26, 2011 at 8:12 AM

what’s the point of having the DNC anymore? they don’t trust them to get out the vote? maybe it should be called ONC….

cmsinaz on August 26, 2011 at 8:14 AM

I thought we established yesterday that he just doesn’t care any longer. He’s already made history. So what’s the point in being creative and energetic, other than filling campaign coffers, when the historical milestone has already been reached.

ExpressoBold on August 26, 2011 at 8:15 AM

Precedented.

ted c on August 26, 2011 at 8:11 AM

LOL!

-Aslan’s Girl

Aslans Girl on August 26, 2011 at 8:17 AM

Well, they couldn’t call it “Stay home on the couch with Pookie” now could they?

JimK on August 26, 2011 at 8:19 AM

I thought we established yesterday that he just doesn’t care any longer. He’s already made history. So what’s the point in being creative and energetic, other than filling campaign coffers, when the historical milestone has already been reached.

ExpressoBold on August 26, 2011 at 8:15 AM

These campaign actions are being undertaken by his sychophants who are not set for life and still need a job. He is indifferent.

darwin-t on August 26, 2011 at 8:21 AM

Project Vote also appears positioned to counter Republican-sponsored efforts in dozens of states to impose tougher voter registration laws, some which Democrats have criticized as obstructionist and undemocratic

via Jake Tapper…the real reason?? we don’t want people to show IDs at the polls (just everywhere else in America)

cmsinaz on August 26, 2011 at 8:22 AM

Reaching out in solidarity to the SEIU through an ACORN project…

kingsjester on August 26, 2011 at 8:22 AM

He’s also using “Country First”. All these campaign strategeries seemed BRILLIANT when they were passing the bong around.

Naturally Curly on August 26, 2011 at 8:26 AM

Hey, Obumma, I am the future and you couldn’t “win” me if you tried. Didn’t do it the first time and you sure as helicopter ain’t doing it again. Besides, a great leader doesn’t “win” people; he gains their respect and trust through good policies and sound judgement. You lack both.

Luh-luh-luh-lo-o-ser.

RDE2010 on August 26, 2011 at 8:29 AM

Tippecanoe and Obama Too! 2012

Yep, nothing but the best and brightest in the PBHO administration.

Bishop on August 26, 2011 at 8:30 AM

At least Obama’s teleprompter quit lifting speeches from that Duvall dude in Massachusetts.

itsnotaboutme on August 26, 2011 at 8:30 AM

Doesn’t matter any more… Obama will lose in 2012 by a landslide, and will be lucky to carry 5-states. Relations between blacks and whites will have been set back some 50 years, and the investigations into the most corrupt political party this country has ever seen will begin.

Keemo on August 26, 2011 at 8:31 AM

Has anyone followed up with Peggy the mooch to see if her bills have been paid?

txag92 on August 26, 2011 at 8:31 AM

The first meeting of project vote will be outside the nation’s cemetaries. Participants are requested to bring pad and pencil for collecting potential voter names.

Don L on August 26, 2011 at 8:35 AM

Does anyone in Obama’s organizations know how to Google?

Rhetorical question?

chemman on August 26, 2011 at 8:35 AM

When he gets done with Project Vote he’ll pivot to jobs.

backwoods conservative on August 26, 2011 at 8:37 AM

I saw a Smart Car painted with dots like a Wonder Bread bag yesterday and it had a NOPE! sticker on it.

The regime is going to have to kick the cheating into high gear.

forest on August 26, 2011 at 8:38 AM

Doesn’t Google own the Obozo administration?

txag92 on August 26, 2011 at 8:40 AM

Go easy on him, Ed. It’s all he knows. Acorn, tree and all that.

Patrick S on August 26, 2011 at 8:42 AM

Maybe they thought it was to soon to co-opt “Get The F**k Out the Vote.”

pain train on August 26, 2011 at 8:43 AM

Awesome, now ACORN and Obowma can have the entire Dallas Cowboy’s football team vote in all 57 states and not just their home state on New Mexico.

dthorny on August 26, 2011 at 8:44 AM

OT:

GDP revised… wait for it… unexpectedly down again to %1 from %1.3.

Odie1941 on August 26, 2011 at 8:45 AM

after seeing the graphics of a golfer above, all I can say is
“obama created or saved 120 double bogeys”

btw, 1.0 is revision to the 1.3 2nd qtr growth

tomg51 on August 26, 2011 at 8:46 AM

I just hope the liberal pundits and media keep attacking the Tea Party right into next year when they present PROJECT EXTRACTION & ERADICATION: THE PROCEEDURE TO SEND LIBERAL PROGRESSIVES HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

Rovin on August 26, 2011 at 8:46 AM

Has He pre-emptively released any emergency funds to States in the path of Irene?

Ben Hur on August 26, 2011 at 8:49 AM

It’s almost as if the President has become insular and paranoid, alienating all but his closest friends…

txhsmom on August 26, 2011 at 8:50 AM

Does anyone in Obama’s organizations know how to Google?

Hey, this regime is going to come up with a way whereby various computers are going to be able to be linked to each other so that we have a super network of various computational devices. Just need to come up with a name for it. . .

rbj on August 26, 2011 at 8:53 AM

They don’t even try to hide their corruptness anymore.

ctmom on August 26, 2011 at 9:08 AM

Doesn’t Google own the Obozo administration?

txag92 on August 26, 2011 at 8:40 AM

Yup. “Project Vote” is a call to all old ACORNs to get up off their duffs and start signing up Disney characters. I’m pretty sure the name was chosen specifically for its familiar ring.

Fallon on August 26, 2011 at 9:22 AM

So ACORN is once again going to be integral in getting Obama to steal the elec….errr getting Obama elected eh?

capejasmine on August 26, 2011 at 9:24 AM

Didn’t he recently co-opt something Sen. McCain used in his campaign? He really is a Hollywood creation, same tired recycled plot and character and not any of the good ones. This is why both Democrats and Hollywood are failing, they don’t know how to inspire.

Cindy Munford on August 26, 2011 at 9:24 AM

This stuff is not as stupid when it’s done on purpose.

golfmann on August 26, 2011 at 9:32 AM

Does anyone in Obama’s organizations know how to Google?

Cripes. Ed, you’re kidding, right? Obama certainly doesn’t need to Google “Project Vote”!

Commenting on the 1992 Moseley Braun Senate race, which Obama played a key role, Vernon Jarrett wrote in the Chicago Sun-Times of August 11th 1992:

Good news! Good news! Project Vote, a collectivity of 10 church-based community organizations dedicated to black voter registration, is off and running. Project Vote is increasing its rolls at a 7,000-per-week clip…If Project Vote is to reach its goal of registering 150,000 out of an estimated 400,000 unregistered blacks statewide, “it must average 10,000 rather than 7,000 every week,” says Barack Obama, the program’s executive director…

And, from Discover the Networks (which has links to countless stories, including from the Boss Emeritus):

In 2008, Barack Obama’s presidential campaign furnished Project Vote with a list of donors who had already contributed (to the campaign) the maximum amount of money permitted by law. Anita Moncrief, a former Washington, DC staffer for Project Vote, later revealed that her organization had contacted these big donors and urged them to give money to Project Vote — money which could then be funneled directly into the Obama campaign coffers, thereby evading election-law limits on campaign contributions.

Buy Danish on August 26, 2011 at 9:32 AM

I have this theory about this administration. They can’t possibly be so stupid as to constantly pull stints like this. So my theory is that one of the guys who handles things like this secretly despises president Obama. So his way of striking back is to deliberately ignore protocol, give poor choices of names, and otherwise find small ways just to mess with the president

LordDaMan on August 26, 2011 at 9:33 AM

His campaign is paying for it? How quaint. Why not just put in on the taxpayers like his million-dollar Canadian-made campaign buses.

forest on August 26, 2011 at 8:12 AM

Exactly. Maybe I’m spending to much time thinking about things political, but…and I am slow to the race at times, and it may have been mentioned here before but…….perhaps this is the reason for Geither’s working almost alone in treasury. The less people to see what’s really going on. Those who have quit, left perhaps because they knew…didn’t want to blow the whistle, and certainly didn’t want to do prison time. So quit and keep their yaps shut. Geithner is just the idiot who would think he could get away with something. Along with Obama.

No whistle blowers to see him cook the books. So just how much has he, and Obama stolen from the tax payers? Maybe this explains Michelle’s shopping sprees, and nothing costs to much for the Obama’s?

As for the buses..someone said one of them will go to the opponent for their use after the primaries. I wouldn’t set foot on that bus. It’s probably rigged for spying. I wouldn’t trust that bus as far as I could throw it.

capejasmine on August 26, 2011 at 9:35 AM

Big oafs from little acorns grow.

Dhuka on August 26, 2011 at 9:37 AM

More here:

Introduction to ACORN and Project Vote:

Beginning in the mid-1980s, Obama worked with ACORN, a grassroots political organization that grew out of George Wiley’s National Welfare Rights Organization (NWRO). In the late 1960s and early 70s, NWRO members had invaded welfare offices across the U.S. — often violently — bullying social workers and loudly demanding every penny to which the law “entitled” them.[2]

Obama also worked for Project Vote, ACORN’s voter-mobilization arm. Project Vote’s professed purpose was, and remains, to carry out “non-partisan” voter-registration drives; to counsel voters on their rights; and to litigate on behalf of the voting rights of the poor and the “disenfranchised.”[3] Obama was the attorney for ACORN’s lead election-law cases, and he worked as a trainer at ACORN’s annual conferences, where he taught members of the organization the art of radical community organizing.

Buy Danish on August 26, 2011 at 9:38 AM

They don’t even try to hide their corruptness anymore.

ctmom on August 26, 2011 at 9:08 AM

Complicit media.
He could wipe his ass with the original constitution and the media wouldn’t report it.

BTW, Big Mooch would have to use the entire collection of the Federalist papers.

justltl on August 26, 2011 at 9:52 AM

Tippecanoe and Obama Too! 2012

Yep, nothing but the best and brightest in the PBHO administration.

Bishop on August 26, 2011 at 8:30 AM

“I Like Ike!” wait? what?

VegasRick on August 26, 2011 at 9:53 AM

Big oafs from little acorns grow.

Dhuka on August 26, 2011 at 9:37 AM

Nice play on words. My compliments.

backwoods conservative on August 26, 2011 at 10:02 AM

“A chicken in every pot! Two cars in every garage!”
/PBHO

“Where’s all the walking around money?”
/Maxine Watters

Khun Joe on August 26, 2011 at 10:05 AM

Guess “Obama Cares” was thought to be beneficial to BO’s campaign.

chickasaw42 on August 26, 2011 at 10:11 AM

The ACORN doesn’t fall far from the tree, not to mention all the nuts around as well.

Drained Brain on August 26, 2011 at 10:25 AM

I am going to miss the Obamateurism of the Day feature after 2012.

mechkiller_k on August 26, 2011 at 10:32 AM

His campaign is paying for it? How quaint. Why not just put in on the taxpayers like his million-dollar Canadian-made campaign buses.

forest on August 26, 2011 at 8:12 AM

He said it’s a campaign within a campaign. That doesn’t mean we’re not paying for it.

mizflame98 on August 26, 2011 at 10:39 AM

What a fabulous brand for an incumbent President to assume!

Assume? Team Obama was COUNTING on ACORN.

GarandFan on August 26, 2011 at 10:44 AM

I thought we established yesterday that he just doesn’t care any longer. He’s already made history. So what’s the point in being creative and energetic, other than filling campaign coffers, when the historical milestone has already been reached.

ExpressoBold on August 26, 2011 at 8:15 AM

He may be lazy and no-longer interested in the first real job he has ever had, but there’s a huge prog machine behind him that needs him in office for another term to finish what he started.

slickwillie2001 on August 26, 2011 at 10:57 AM

when the historical milestone has already been reached.

ExpressoBold on August 26, 2011 at 8:15 AM

Obama is history.

I like the sound of that.

Jvette on August 26, 2011 at 11:08 AM

Perfect!

Pablo Snooze on August 26, 2011 at 11:55 AM

Are these thousand-dollar-an-hour consultants above using Google?

Tzetzes on August 26, 2011 at 1:10 PM

Hope and Change too worn out?

txhsmom on August 26, 2011 at 1:17 PM

What a fabulous brand for an incumbent President to assume!

Serves the guilded turds to perfection.

Go Turds!

Schadenfreude on August 26, 2011 at 1:33 PM

Hotair answers hotair’s questions.

Does anyone in Obama’s organizations know how to Google?

http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2011/08/25/study-many-college-students-have-trouble-with-search-engines/

Jason Coleman on August 26, 2011 at 1:43 PM