"Organizing for Action," Obama's massive Community Organizing Group will be holding a two-day "Founder's Summit" on Wednesday in Washington. Attendees are paying for the privilege of an address by President Obama with a mere $50,000. One topic will be a discussion on how OFA can "maximize grass-roots organizing". Perhaps the affluent folks attending the "summit" are not aware of the meaning of "grass-roots".
Mike Allen of Politico reports that in addition to discussing the difficulty of recruiting volunteers outside of a campaign, another topic will be the "sequence of issues the president will pursue". Currently, gun-control is the main focus of the OFA agenda, as "days of action" organizes Obama supporters to write letters to newspapers, hold rallies, etc.
OFA has come under fire by privacy advocates for it's massive, creepy database that Maxine Waters referred to as "very, very powerful" which "will have information about everything on every individual..." The database is concerning, but perhaps the most vocal criticism from both sides of the aisle has been the assertion that Organizing for Action is selling access to the president, a charge that was dodged by White House Press Secretary Jay Carney. Carney, who laughably tried to say that OFA is somehow "independent" and "grassroots," seemed to run away from the podium while reporters were still asking questions about the fledgling community organizing group. The unprecedented organization has slimy written all over it.
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