Obama Launches Major Alinsky-Style Community Organizing Project From the White House

Katie Pavlich

It’s easy to belittle Barack Obama for being a community organizer, but he’s the one who got the last laugh on November 6, 2012. Community organizing is key to not only winning a campaign but changing a country, which is exactly what the Obama’s plan to do moving forward. Today Michelle Obama helped launch President Obama’s “Organizing for Action,” a massive community organizing project geared towards pushing through Obama’s second term agenda and changing how voters think about issues for the long term.

“Say you’re in for the next phase of this grassroots movement.”



An email from President Obama was sent to supporters today urging people to get involved…

…What did Obama learn from Alinsky? The New Republic said:

The first and most fundamental lesson Obama learned was to reassess his understanding of power. (Another Obama mentor) says that, when Alinsky would ask new students why they wanted to organize, they would invariably respond with selfless bromides about wanting to help others. Alinsky would then scream back at them that there was a one-word answer: “You want to organize for power!”…

Read the entire article at Townhall.

Update: Ben Shapiro: Obama Campaign Transforms Into Lobbying Group

Update 2Obama Second Term Overview: Campaign for Small Victories, Plan for Big Changes

It ought to be clear what President Barack Obama’s second term will bring. In the 2012 election, both Republicans and Democrats agreed that the country faced a clear choice between two alternatives. The GOP ticket advocated a return to the constitution’s vision of a society of free individuals, and the Obama campaign offered a vision of cradle-to-grave government guarantees. Obama having won, the path forward ought to be clear.

Yet Obama’s vision has run into an immovable obstacle: not House Republicans, who are weakened by division despite returning with a majority; but, rather, reality. There is no money left to achieve what Obama wants do to, or to pay for commitments he has already made; neither is there the capacity in the federal government to carry out his new regulatory plans, nor the will among the general public to tolerate more of them….

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