This is just creepy. The Obama campaign is re-launching as a non-profit group dedicated to Obama. All of the usual suspects will be involved – David Plouffe, Robert Gibbs, Stephanie Cutter, etc. Not only is it creepy, it’s unprecedented. Another historic first for Dear Leader.
The group, to be called Organizing for Action, opens for business Sunday, the day Obama is officially inaugurated.
If this type of organization has existed before in American politics on any similar scale, I’m not aware of it.
There are excellent reasons why we haven’t had mass groups devoted to powerful leaders in this country. Our whole system of government is designed to provide checks to protect against the accretion of too much power, to forestall mob rule. A mass organization that does the bidding of a single individual who also happens to be the president of the United States undermines such intentions. (Read More)
Obama’s email announcing the new endeavor claimed that “together” they have “made our communities stronger,” which is especially ironic considering that his hometown of Chicago is a more dangerous place for Americans than Afghanistan.
Anyway, it’s not like this Cult of Personality business wasn’t predictable.