As we all know, the Obama Transition Team is hard at it, paving the way for the Ascension of “The One.” It may be slightly steeper climb since the advent of Blago-gate, but the machine churns on.
Recently, we wrote about the House Parties being pushed by Team Obama and how the issue of healthcare was one of the issues that would be at the top of the agenda during a night of House Parties on 12/15. (See “Healthcare Reform” PR Blitz, Screw Job on the Way–And YOU Can Join In!” from 12/8).
Other bloggers have written in detail about the recent “viral net campaign” video that was issued by Obama’s campaign manager, David Pflouffe, for the “Change is Coming” House Parties which are scheduled for tonight (12/15). But there have been other coordinated actions that all point to the way Obama plans to do business–basically, using his huge database of names to “rally the troops” on issues. For example, in addition to the Plouffe email/video, we’ve seen a steady stream of “synchronized” campaign messages which have been targeted to those on the email lists of the DNC, the Democratic Party and Hillary Clinton. I’m not on any of these lists anymore, but as a one-time donor to the Clinton Foundation years ago, I recently received a letter by mail from the Clinton Foundation which is “reaching out” to me “to share our plans for publishing the names of the Foundation’s donors.” Interestingly, the letter asks for my support and if I have any questions, I should contact the Foundation’s office by phone by…today, 12/15.
Here are some of the other “campaign messages” that have gone out:
*A request from Joe Biden for donations to help pay off Hillary Clinton’s campaign debts. (Why now, more than a month after the
election? Asking for $100.)
*Another, sent by a female singer, targeted exclusively to former Hillary supporters, urging participation in a new network.
*The DNC offering hats and 4-year Obama calendars for donations of $25 or $35 (order by the magic date of 12/15 for Christmas delivery!).
*A message from Donna Brazile on behalf of her “pals” at the DCCC, begging for “$20, $35, or more ” so that the donor can “be automatically entered into their Witness History Contest for a chance to win flight and hotel accommodations to be in Washington D.C. for this once-in-a-lifetime event” (includes a pass to a pre-Inauguration luncheon).
*An invitation to a “Hillary Live!” event in NYC on 12/15 to help retire her debt, attended by “Senator Hillary Clinton and President Bill Clinton, hosted by America Ferrara.”
* A message from “actor and activist” Melissa Fitzgerald who states that “As an actor, co-founder of the organization Voices in Harmony and long-time supporter of all the great work Hillary Clinton has done over the years, I am proud to introduce you to an organization that has given me a platform to promote my ideas and helped me empower change. The American Democracy Institute (ADI) was founded in 2005 with the help of Hillary Clinton, who served as the chair of ADI’s youth initiative that engaged over 10,000 young activists around the country… Please take a look at the American Democracy Institute and all the great ways that you can empower change.”
Quite a barrage of activity, and all just before the holidays, many culminating on December 15!! By the way, NONE of these solicitations offers any greetings for the season–these are all about business.
To many of us, it sure seems that Obama is organizing for the Inauguration and beyond and that the REAL Obama campaign has just begun! The object is to create the aura of a phony “mandate for change” that he’ll exploit after he’s sworn in.
You may have noticed the W.A.M logo in the right sidebar. As a participant in the “Wake Up Amerca” (W.A.M.) movement, this blogger agrees with most of W.A.M’s ideas about why all this “campaigning” (“propaganda wave”) is still going on, particularly at a time of year when most voters normally would expect a break from politicking.
If you stop and think for a minute and look beneath the surface to see what’s really going on, you might agree with some of W.A.M.’s conclusions, too:
The Obama camp is currently mobilizing every available still delusional follower, to propagate the illusion of a general public
mandate FOR WHAT?:
**To build sympathy amidst Clinton supporters, to seduce more women supporters, re-activate netroots Obamatrons, expand contact lists via house parties on the same night – in order to further extend their tentacles into local communities WHILE staging
an ‘historic’ inaugural event turn-out (multiplied and magnified by the their bought off MSM collaborators) is probably for the following purposes:
** to build a ‘bandwagon’ illusion of public support for a forthcoming sweep of radical Executive Orders to be put in place
right after the inauguration PLUS
** to mislead and divert the public eye, providing Pelosi & Co.a head start on radical legislation – as soon as the new Congress enters session. No doubt bills – initiated by the new” un-Dem” Congress will be filled with hidden pork and carry the added dangers of secretly negotiated- buried in fine print riders!
ALSO NOTICE – in their arrogance- all these email mass solicitations beg for $$$ – at a time when obama claims a ‘campaign surplus’ and spends our $ extravagantly for his ‘coronation’; and prepares to run federal reserve presses non-stop to bail out his favored interests and backers. Now, compounding all that, we should all now crimp our own Christmas shopping to send them EVEN MORE OF OUR MONEY?! (As for soliciting small donors to repay Hillary’s debt – her own online advocates tapped themselves dry
this summer-at the same time the obama camp ‘forgot’ to fulfill their promise to help take care of that matter. Now we should do that again while he flashes his misuse of taxpayers’ $ on his “historic’ Inauguration – just so MSM can put on a splashy TV show to persuade the whole planet that EVERYONE else worships him?
So now that we know what they are up to, why they are doing it and how they are going about it, the question is: Will we be asleep – and taken by surprise – when all the big plans start happening in 2009?
As W.A.M. points out, George Washington shrewdly attacked the British over the Christmas holidays – while they were sleeping. We know how that turned out - he won!
What can we do? Well, besides staying awake, we have to work, as W.A.M. says, to ” help spread Truth in Information and be prepared to take action to preserve our democracy in the face of this corrupt, self serving new administration.”
This site has joined the growing number of sites from across the political spectrum to help start what will hopefully become a large network of blogs to help counter the spin and misinformation that is showering down on us. Obama drew in about 400 bloggers to support his campaign…now, IT’S OUR TURN! By creating such a network that spread the messages and action alerts that will be coming from W.A.M. in the future, we may have a shot of doing what the big boys in D.C., the Obama blogosphere and the media do…put out our own, unified and SYNCHRONIZED messages that gets repeated continuously to Americans, just like the media giants do (for example, the latest is the “Blagojevich is crazy, nothing there to see re: Obama).
If you haven’t yet done so, sign in to get involved in the non-partisan Wake Up America movement by clicking on the logo on this site or visit www.wam08.org. You don’t have to be a blogger to do, so, either! There are lots of ideas about how individuals can work at this, too!
Let’s get organized and increase our clout! W.A.M. offers us the means to do so!!
And stay tuned! This site will be bringing the latest W.A.M. announcements and action alerts in the New Year!
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