OFA a/k/a Organizing for America-A wake-up call!!! - Truthhusrts Posted: Feb 17th, 2017 - 9:35 am
I won’t do all the info on this group but here’s some that will blow your mind on the History of OFA and I bolded the last paragraph.
The formation of Organizing For Action (OFA) was announced on January 18, 2013 by First Lady Michelle Obama and OFA national chairman Jim Messina, who had served as President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign manager. Housed inside the Washington headquarters of the National Education Association, OFA was created specifically to succeed Organizing for America, which itself had been formed as a successor to Obama For America—a key force in Obama's 2008 campaign. But whereas Organizing For America had been housed inside the Democratic National Committee (which in essence controlled it), Organizing For Action (OFA) was set up as a tax-exempt nonprofit group independent of the DNC; it was essentially a sitting president's re-election campaign that morphed, after the election, into a nonprofit issue-advocacy group dedicated to advancing his agendas—something for which there was no precedent in American politics. As one news report put it: "Obama is the first [president] to form a group that will raise millions of dollars as it seeks to perpetuate a year-round campaign for him."
Specifically, OFA trains leftist organizers in the radical street tactics popularized by the late Saul Alinsky; these organizers then pass along their knowledge to many additional people—especially young people—in communities from coast to coast. As of November 2015, OFA had trained more than 10,000 organizers, who, in turn, were training over 2 million youths. To further gain a foothold among young people, OFA holds regular “organizing summits” on college campuses.
To promote its left-wing agendas, OFA makes extensive use of social media to mobilize flash mobs against such targets as “biased cops,” “climate-change deniers,” “Wall Street predators” and “gun extremists.” Similarly, the organization holds rallies against conservatives who oppose gay marriage, LGBT rights, unfettered abortion rights, and amnesty for illegal immigrants. The cumulative effect of these numerous, highly publicized demonstrations is to convey the appearance of a mass movement that enjoys a great deal of public support. OFA well understands that the creation of this public perception is absolutely vital, particularly in light of Saul Alinsky's maxim about how intimidating a “mass impression” can be. “Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have,” said Alinsky. The effect of OFA's "mass impression" is further augmented by the parallel activities of such movements as Black Lives Matter, Occupy Wall Street, AmeriCorps, and My Brother's Keeper.
Organized under the 501(c)(4) section of the U.S. tax code, OFA is permitted to raise unlimited sums of money from any type of donor—be it an individual, a union, or a corporation. As such, it can accept precisely the types of secret, corporate donations that Obama vehemently condemned after they were permitted by a 2010Supreme Court decision. When OFA was formed, it pledged not to accept money from lobbyists or political action committees, and indicated that it would voluntarily disclose information about its donors.
To help Organizing For Action achieve its political goals, Obama and his campaign allies have leased to OFA the sophisticated software and databases (e.g., voter files,20+ million-name email lists, and donor lists) which they developed for Obama’s re-election campaign. But the Obama team, knowing that those assets could be extremely advantageous to any future Democratic candidate with access to them, has retained ultimate ownership of them.
An addition to the above, this little twerp did this because of Trayvon Martin shooting and the aftermath of his “voter drive”:
In 2012, Oberlin College student Dylan Bleier, an Oberlin College Democrats member who described himself on Twitter as an atheist/pacifist/environmentalist/libertarian socialist/consequentialist,” hosted an OFA voter-registration drive in a Walmart parking lot.… In early 2013, Bleier was expelled from Oberlin College because of the role he had recently played in circulating racist, anti-Semitic, and anti-gay messages (including fliers bearing images of swastikas and Nazi flags) at the small, private campus.
Post A Reply Reply By Email Options
Complete Discussion Below: ( marks the location of current message within thread)