Obama To Hold Post-Speech Call

President Obama plans to hold an online phone call with supporters Tuesday night after he delivers his State of the Union speech at the Capitol. The call is being held under the auspices of Organizing for Action (OFA), the new organization designed to build grassroots support for the president’s initiatives. “On the call, the President will talk about his plan for moving this country forward — and how you can help put his words into action,” OFA Executive Director Jon Carson says in an email. “He’s looking forward to the chance to talk to all of us directly about what comes next.” The call is to begin at 10 pm ET. The link to sign up is based from Obama’s campaign … Continue reading

Use of GOP Shills on Black Audiences Nothing New

through the opening, there was polite applause. As the speech progressed, it became apparent that a specific group of people were applauding at specific speech points. As the polite applause died, the shills precipitated out as if in a chemistry experiment, until their voices/applause were the only ones in evidence, and the voices were distinct. Continue reading

Campaign Manager: Obama Re-Election Bid ‘Can’t Afford’ Not To Back Super PAC

The manager of President Obama’s re-election effort is defending the campaign’s decision to back a so-called super PAC, despite the president’s fierce criticism of the Supreme Court decision which led to the proliferation of such shadowy influence groups. The Obama campaign is supporting Priorities USA, a super PAC founded by two former Obama White House aides, says Jim Messina in an email to supporters sent late Monday night. “We decided to do this because we can’t afford for the work you’re doing in your communities, and the grassroots donations you give to support it, to be destroyed by hundreds of millions of dollars in negative ads,” Messina tells supporters. During his 2010 State of the Union address, Obama famously denounced … Continue reading