FDL Book Salon Welcomes Ari Melber, Year One of Organizing for America

By: Saturday April 17, 2010 2:00 pm

Welcome Ari Melber, and Host Daniel Galvin, author of, Presidential Party Building: Dwight D. Eisenhower to George W. Bush Year One of Organizing for America: The Permanent Field Campaign in a Digital Age The Obama for America campaign assembled the largest activist and volunteer network in history: 13 million email addresses, 4 million donors, 2 [...]


Behold, the Power of Dems!

By: Tuesday March 16, 2010 9:00 am

Ahhh, the power of the Democrats! To all of you who said that Dems couldn’t get anything done, to all of you that said Congressional Democrats couldn’t find the President’s desk with a map, a flashlight, and guided tour from Desirée Rogers, to all of you that said this White House did not know how to play political hardball, I say: Behold!

Obama Personalizes Health Care to Get It Done, but Describes Process Lasting “Several Weeks”

By: Saturday February 6, 2010 5:00 pm

If Democrats in Congress get handed the largest majority in a generation and do almost nothing with it, and spend a year on their signature priority and get nothing out of it, what Obama said will come true – they won’t be asked back to try again.

Notes on the Obama Disconnect

By: Monday January 4, 2010 8:04 am

I see that my colleague bmaz referenced a post I wrote about a year ago back at Digby’s place, about how Obama the candidate was consolidating structures within the progressive movement – field, voter registration, fundraising, messaging, new media, organizing – into his Presidential campaign.

Obama Claims Victory Over THIS?

By: Wednesday December 9, 2009 2:30 pm

So far from what Obama promised when he announced his health care plan in 2007 it’s not even funny.

I wholeheartedly endorse Markos’s comments.

We’re Joining “Don’t Ask, Don’t Give” Boycott

By: Tuesday November 10, 2009 8:09 am

John and Joe at AmericaBlog are launching a donor boycott of the DNC. We’re joining it along with Daily Kos, Dan Savage, Michelangelo Signorile, David Mixner, Andy Towle and Michael Goff of Towle Road, Paul Sousa (Founder of Equal Rep in Boston), Pam Spaulding, Robin Tyler (ED of the Equality Campaign, Inc.), and Bil Browning for the Bilerico Project:

Until the Democratic Congress passes, and President Obama signs, legislation enacting ENDA, repealing DADT, and repealing DOMA, we ask you to join us in pledging to postpone contributions to the Democratic National Committee, Organizing for America, and the Obama campaign.

If you’re a member of OFA, you can “unsubscribe” here and let them know you’ll be back when these issues have been addressed.

Maine: OFA Not Big on Teh Gay

By: Tuesday November 3, 2009 12:40 pm

AmericaBlog: Joe wrote last night about how the DNC’s “Organizing for America” organization (formerly known as “Obama for America”) emailed Maine voters yesterday about today’s election, but failed to mention the anti-gay ballot measure that is the number one issue in the state right now. Today things got worse. We just received a copy of [...]

Obama, in OFA Webcast, Urges Unity for “Least” of Health Care Bills

By: Wednesday October 21, 2009 6:19 am

  Obama’s Organizing for America webcast from New York City, which seemed more like a campaign speech than a Presidential address, featured a very strong defense of the progress made in his first term, and a vow that he is “just getting started” on the change for which people voted last November. When challenged from [...]

Let’s Stop Max Baucus’s Bipartisan Fetish In Health Reform

By: Sunday June 28, 2009 8:00 am

Why were these concessions even there in the final package? What was the purpose of these concessions? Did we even really need these concessions? While I’m happy that 83% of carbon emissions will be reduced, I’m not happy about the concessions to the coal and nuclear industries. And they weren’t necessary from my point of view.

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