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Another “Creepy Obama Supporters” Video

by @ 8:18 am on April 4, 2009. Filed under Barack Obama, Politics

This time, it’s from a training video for the pro-budget canvassing that went on last month:

Here’s the reason why it creeps me out:

Some of the most disturbing things about this video are its vagueness, its focus on Obama himself in what I can only call his cult of personality, and its use of the word “pledge” (at minute :56, note the words, under “The Pledge” and next to a check box, “I support President Obama’s bold plan….”)

The vagueness comes from the fact that whatever people are pledging to support is never described in any detail whatsoever. The petition, or pledge sheet, or loyalty oath, or whatever you want to call it, is very short. It appears that each policy area—energy, health care, education—has but a single sentence describing it.

Think about this for a moment: people are blindly pledging loyalty to policies about which they know virtually nothing except the fact that Obama is behind them, and he says it’s for our own good.

(…)

The trainer gives only one reason that “the establishment in Washington” would oppose this: opposition to change. Never mind principled opposition; there is no such thing where Obama is concerned. Never mind the cost of these policies in a recession.

Never mind; just sign on the dotted line. And is anyone else as perturbed as I am by this statement: For anyone who questions why the President has offered this plan, these pledges will be the answer.

That’s not how a Constitutional Republic is supposed to work.

H/T: QandO

3 Responses to “Another “Creepy Obama Supporters” Video”

  1. regretbeingprudent says:

    If one of these people come to my door, I plan to ask them some questions:
    1. What is the current national debt?
    2. How much is the national debt per person?
    3. Where is the money coming from to fund these programs?
    4. If 1 trillion dollars is printed, how much does that devalue the dollar?
    5. How many acres of solar panels and wind mills will it take to replace the energy currently produced by carbon fuels?
    6. What will be the cost for electricity without carbon fuels?
    7. We are pumping billions of dollars into the auto manufacturers because they are “too big to fail”. What does Obama plan to do about the unemployment caused by killing the energy producers in this country?
    8. How much of our national budget goes to pay the interest on the debt?

    These are just a few questions I could think of. If anyone else can think of more, I would like to read them. I plan to ask these people how they can ask for support if they can’t answer these basic questions.

    The last question I plan to ask them:
    Do you know the definition of “Useful Idiot”?

  2. What creeps me out is how people can turn an organizing video into something that’s supposedly sinister. As if politicians haven’t tried to get people to support their policies before? This is nothing new.

    And, by the way, how is a Constitutional Republic supposed to work? You’re not supposed to organize and push your ideas?

  3. Ruggles says:

    This is a hoax video. The real Organizing for America video is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfGNgacysHg

    The real thing comes directly from the White House. They have their own YouTube channel.

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