Obama Organizing For America Volunteer: We Will “Have An Army”

A  Birmingham News story March 22, about Obama’s “grassroots” group Organizing For America, contained an interesting quote from one of the organizers of last weekend’s canvassing effort:

Obama’s plan faces criticism from Republicans and others who say it’s too expensive. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office released a report Friday saying Obama’s agenda would cause huge budget deficits, forcing the country to borrow $9.3 trillion in the next decade.

Those who gathered at Kelly Ingram Park in downtown Birmingham were urged to enlist others who share Obama’s vision and to stay away from trying to convert naysayers.

“We’re looking for supporters,” said DeHaven of Hoover, one of the event’s organizers. “We’re not looking for a fight. That will come later, when we have an army.”

The volunteers are part of Organizing for America, the same grassroots, national network credited in large part with Obama’s quick rise from obscurity to president. Birmingham and 11 other sites statewide were part of a national push this weekend by Organizing for America to trumpet Obama’s spending proposal.

Across the metro area, volunteers gave their opinions about why Obama’s plan is good for the country’s future. Then they asked those willing to sign a pledge of support for the budget. Supporters’ e-mail addresses and other contact information were collected, to keep people engaged and to recruit more volunteers.

Ummmm…I think this illustrates why so many conservatives are  nervous about the potential for a mandatory Civilian National Service Corps hidden in the Americorps bill.

Just sayin’.

Hat tip: Melanie Phillips

UPDATE:

Allahpundit at Hotair reports that the “mandatory volunteerism” requirement was stripped from the bill…..for now.  Still, this bloated program will almost certainly be used for political and propaganda purposes, at a time when we should be cutting government waste.

Michelle Malkin has the details:

Quin Hilyer takes a closer look at the creepy national service expansion plans in today’s DC Examiner, and posts an update on one troublesome provision:

Between being first officially “reported” to the House and being voted on by the full House, bill managers stripped one whole section of the measure that created a Congressional Commission on Civil Service, thus removing the section that contained the language cited above concerning “a workable, fair, and reasonable mandatory service requirement for all able young people” and a possible requirement for “all individuals in the United States” to perform such service. The section could be restored during the Senate-House conference committee meeting. A new, separate bill containing that language has since been introduced in the House.

Looks like they’re going to keep trying.

UPDATE II:

It’s Ba-ack: Obama’s Mandatory Civic Service Act


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12 thoughts on “Obama Organizing For America Volunteer: We Will “Have An Army”

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  2. Those who are most eager for a fight are often the least prepared…and vice versa. When you see my “don’t tread on me” flag flying from the porch, Mr. DeHaven, I advise you to heed the warning.

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  3. When they come to our homes to install the ‘energy monitor’, Bubba, they’ll be taking notes. Better hide that Dixie Gun Works catalogue inside a copy of Newsweek.

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  4. Of all the scary things that have happened in the past few months, this, to me, is the scariest. I have no clue why anyone — particularly the left, who spent the past 8 years screeching like deranged monkeys about Bush & Co. “taking away everyone’s riiiiiiights” would think this is a good idea!!??!!!

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  6. “We’re looking for supporters,” said DeHaven of Hoover, one of the event’s organizers. “We’re not looking for a fight. That will come later, when we have an army.”

    What parallel reality to these nitwits live in? Do they really want to push this to a fight?
    There are 90 million gun owners in the U.S., I’d say that 95% of us are NOT on board with Comrade Barry’s plan for a new America. Do they really expect passivity from us?
    Do they really think the U.S. Military is going to sit this one out? Or better yet, join them? Our servicemen took an oath to the U.S. Constitution, not to Der Fuerher.
    We have millions of young combat veterans who have done some of the toughest fighting since Vietnam, a lot of it very up close and personal. These are some of the hardest, toughest men on the planet. Do they expect them to come in on THEIR side?
    If they are determined to push this to a fight, they are in for a rude awakening. This will get real ugly for them, real fast. There are men in this country who are in a cold rage over what they intend for our Republic, if they pick this fight they may not live to regret it.
    The amusing part about it is, we are talking about a bunch of latte sippers and tofu eaters. The tough guys in the bunch are generally street hoodlums. It will be interesting to see what happens to their revolutionary commitment when they pick a fight with men who will kill them without pity or remorse.

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  7. Cris Says:
    March, 26, 2009 at 6:24 pm
    When they come to our homes to install the ‘energy monitor’, Bubba, they’ll be taking notes. Better hide that Dixie Gun Works catalogue inside a copy of Newsweek.

    LOL … you are ASSuming we will let these punks into our homes, dummy. They should not count on that.

    I would associate myself with the good Gunny’s remarks on this. We’re ready to fight, and most of us have experience doing that. Do they? Are they ready to find out?

    Bring it, homie.

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  9. Semper Fi Gunny! I live in B’ham and trust me these sniveling little twerps are the minority here. Most of these “activists” are snot nosed little highschool kids. I agree one hundred percent, they don’t want to kick this dog. He bites.

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