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Re: “Organizing for Acce$$”

posted at 2:09 pm on March 4, 2013 by

AP, I also found Crossroads’ new spoof infomercial to be fairly amusing, and I’m curious if you’re right about Americans’ cynicism about the ubiquity of influence peddling.  (The line and visual  that got me: “Painful letter writing is a thing of the past!” around the 0:35 mark).  Critiquing this administration through cutting ridicule is generally much more effective than table-pounding outrage, with certain notable exceptions.  But when it comes to high comedy on this particular subject, I still think the following clip of Jay Carney takes the cake.  Watch as the White House spokesman reads directly from a heavily-parsed script while attempting to convince reporters that OFA — formerly Obama for America, now Organizing for Action — is an independent, nonpartisan group:


“This is an independent organization.  I would point you to that organization.”

OFA, formerly known as, er, “the Obama campaign,” still runs @BarackObama’s twitter account, some tweets from which have been personally crafted and signed by the president.  To pretend that OFA is not inextricably tied to Obama is laughable and insulting.  Bonus fact, via Ed: For a cool half-mil, OFA allows loaded liberal donors to purchase four annual audiences with the same president who could only spare the time to personally meet with his own jobs council and fiscal commission once apiece.

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To pretend that OFA is not inextricably tied to Obama is laughable and insulting.

The expression “The Big Lie” was coined by Adolf Hitler, when he dictated his 1925 book Mein Kampf, about the use of a lie so “colossal” that no one would believe that someone “could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously.”

But anyone can see that the transformation of OFA from “Obama for America” to the supposedly independent “Organizing for Action” (which is indeed more aptly called “Organizing for A¢¢E$$”) is a BIG, BIG, LIE!

It’s just too dang obvious for even the most sycophantic Obama supporter to deny.

ITguy on March 4, 2013 at 2:38 PM

The quality of lies has gone downhill with this regime.

rbj on March 4, 2013 at 3:58 PM

For a cool half-mil, OFA allows loaded liberal donors to purchase four annual audiences with the same president who could only spare the time to personally meet with his own jobs council and fiscal commission once apiece.

I’m a little befuddles, should we start a campaign to raise $500k in order to get Boehner face time with the Prezzy or collect it for Reid and Pelosi so that the Dems could at least organize an annual budget?

Decisions, decisions.

parke on March 4, 2013 at 4:50 PM