More Signs Obama Will Likely Approve Keystone XL

By: Thursday May 16, 2013 2:00 pm

There has been a slow steady drip of indicators that President Obama will approve the Keystone XL pipeline. Recently there was Obama’s statements at a fundraiser and Biden claiming that he is “in the minority” in the administration who opposes the pipeline. Now the Huffington Post is reporting that Obama campaign spin-off Organizing for Action is refusing to do anything about the pipeline despite pleas from its members.


Open Source Battle Over Obama’s Reelection Software

By: Wednesday January 23, 2013 7:50 am

While the Obama campaign developers want to, in keeping with the open source ethos, release the code their DNC and Obama For America (OFA) counterparts are wary. The DNC is particularly concerned with the Republicans gaining from the use of the software and OFA is considering licensing opportunities.

Stop Using Obama for America Against the People!

By: Saturday November 24, 2012 7:52 am

Obama for America, the campaign apparatus with the very large e-mailing list and great segmentation techniques that exploited Romney’s weaknesses to help the President to eke out (yes, I know the electoral vote involved no “eking out,” but the popular vote was something else again) his re-election victory, is now trying to mobilize people who voted for the President to work against their own interests by supporting his deficit/debt cutting activities. So, I couldn’t resist the following commentary on their mobilization e-mail.

Countdown Names Critic of “Krugman and the Firebaggers” a Worst Person in the World

By: Friday August 19, 2011 2:00 pm

Last night, Keith Olbermann named Ray Sandoval, the New Mexico director for OFA (Organizing for America aka Obama for America), as the Worst person in the World — well almost, he won the bronze medal.

Sandoval is the one who sent around a blog post blasting Paul Krugman and the firebagging left.

OFA Director Attacks “Firebagger Lefty Blogosphere,” says “Paul Krugman is a Political Rookie”

By: Wednesday August 17, 2011 12:04 pm

I’m not sure what to make of this. Sandoval’s dismissive response to Terkel indicates that this wasn’t an “oops” moment, and that OFA believes this is a sound political strategy.

Atrios says, “politicians gotta do what they gotta do and if attacking the Jane Hamshers Of The Left and KRGTHULU is the way to get money, love, and votes, then more power to them….If.”

I totally agree, if they’re doing this because they think it’s a good campaign strategy, do what you have to do. The qualifier, of course, is the if.

Body Spray Dave: You’re Fired! — if you call Romney “weird.”

By: Friday August 12, 2011 5:07 pm

Keeping a meme aloft is hard work in America’s constantly shifting political landscape. David “Axe” Axelrod must have thought the “Mitt’s weird!” message was in danger of sinking below the waves of Minnesota Not-Nice during yesterday’s FOX/GOP (but I repeat myself) debate in Iowa.

So Body Spray Dave did what all good campaign advisers do: he went on Morning Joke to “tamp down” the rumors that the Obama campaign, bereft of a decent economy or a motivated base, would organize itself around Mitt’s weirdness.


By: Tuesday November 30, 2010 6:01 pm

What is it with Democrats using their own base, and even union members’ own money, to attack workers? Not only is President Obama trying to use Organizing For America’s vast e-mail list to gin up support for freezing the salaries of government employees, but NY Governor-Elect Andrew Cuomo might actually use union money to attack unions:

OFA Asks Supporters to Write a “Letter to the Editor” Praising Federal Worker Pay Freeze

By: Tuesday November 30, 2010 3:20 pm

We’ve officially gone around the bend. That’s right, the organizing project of the Democratic National Committee wants you to organize in support of freezing public worker salaries.

Top 10 Surprise Losers of Election Night

By: Wednesday November 3, 2010 9:46 am

Democrats in Congress were prepared to absorb defeats last night. But there were some surprise losers who shared the honors with them. . . .

CO Sen: Challenger Romanoff Surges Ahead of Incumbent Dem Bennet

By: Monday August 2, 2010 9:42 am

A new poll shows challenger Andrew Romanoff pulling ahead for the first time over appointed Democratic Colorado Senator Michael Bennet, who has held the lead for most of the campaign. In the Republican Senate primary, Establishment choice, former Lt. Gov. Jane Norton, is still trailing Tea Party favorite Ken Buck.

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