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  •  The OFA campaign apparatus is not what is backing (3+ / 0-)
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    Khanna. Individuals that previously worked for OFA are now working for the Khanna campaign.

    •  so you're saying this post is completely wrong (3+ / 0-)

      as it is titled:

      Entire Obama Campaign Machine Reactivating to Win Back House in 2014.

      and that though:

      "Obama’s staff is smitten" --it's not him

      and though it is, by your words, "Individuals that previously worked for OFA" who are:

      "Obama’s top-three fundraisers, Steve Spinner, as his campaign chairman; Obama’s national field director, Jeremy Bird, as his chief strategist; and the president’s media firm, pollster, and data-analytics team, along with assorted other veterans of the reelection. Their aim is to build at the congressional level the same type of campaign they ran for Obama. "

      it's not OFA and Obama. Ok. Got it.

      Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. --Edward Abbey

      by greenbastard on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 09:59:58 AM PDT

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      •  You're aware that Obama has endorsed (2+ / 0-)
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        and fundraised for Honda, correct?

        •  oh yes, it's only his top level campaign people (3+ / 0-)
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          "Obama’s top-three fundraisers, Steve Spinner, as his campaign chairman; Obama’s national field director, Jeremy Bird, as his chief strategist; and the president’s media firm, pollster, and data-analytics team, along with assorted other veterans of the reelection. Their aim is to build at the congressional level the same type of campaign they ran for Obama. "

          it's only the people who won him the election.

          by the diaries title, and the thrust of the article:

          Entire Obama Campaign Machine Reactivating to Win Back House in 2014.

          from the democrat Honda.

          Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. --Edward Abbey

          by greenbastard on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 10:16:05 AM PDT

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      •  Obama endorsed Honda (2+ / 0-)
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        this may come as a shock, but Obama campaign staffers -- of whom there were many, including myself -- can think for themselves.  Bird's a BFD, I don't know their connection to Khanna, and wouldn't necessarily leap to the conclusion it's to settle some ideological score.  It could be as simple as Khanna wants to run the kind of campaign that Bird knows how to run.

        Difficult, difficult, lemon difficult.

        by Loge on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 10:26:59 AM PDT

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        •  totally (4+ / 0-)

          Afterall, these are only Obama’s top-three fundraisers, Steve Spinner, as his campaign chairman; Obama’s national field director, Jeremy Bird, as his chief strategist; and the president’s media firm, pollster, and data-analytics team, along with assorted other veterans of the reelection. Their aim is to build at the congressional level the same type of campaign they ran for Obama. "

          Unseating Honda in a primary is probably totally against Obama's wishes. After all he is only the head of the party, he doesn't care or deal with such things.

          There really is little connection between the President and his top-three fundraisers, Steve Spinner, as his campaign chairman; Obama’s national field director, Jeremy Bird, as his chief strategist; and the president’s media firm, pollster, and data-analytics team, along with assorted other veterans of the reelection.

          Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. --Edward Abbey

          by greenbastard on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 10:32:40 AM PDT

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          •  aside from Obama's explicit (2+ / 0-)
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            endorsement of Honda, sure.  I also read and understand your comment the first time -- let me make sure, are you being sarcastic?

            Difficult, difficult, lemon difficult.

            by Loge on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 10:52:32 AM PDT

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            •  I guess it's his implicit (2+ / 0-)
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              endorsement, you know by his "top-three fundraisers, Steve Spinner, as his campaign chairman; Obama’s national field director, Jeremy Bird, as his chief strategist; and the president’s media firm, pollster, and data-analytics team, along with assorted other veterans of the reelection" working to unseat a progressive democrat that I concentrate on.

              You know actions over words!

              Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. --Edward Abbey

              by greenbastard on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 11:00:13 AM PDT

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              •  oh, "implicit," (2+ / 0-)
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                meaning giving license to you to jump to your own conclusions.  I don't think you quoted that list enough times, though.  Clearly, force of repetition is what will make the inferential leap for me.   I'd see the argument if there were any stakes at all in the Honda-Khanna race.

                Difficult, difficult, lemon difficult.

                by Loge on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 11:14:36 AM PDT

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          •  Not just the primary (1+ / 0-)
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            Since California switched to a top-two "jungle primary" system, the odds are good that both Honda and Khanna will advance to the general election in this heavily Democratic district. Then watch for Khanna to court Republicans in the district as the bi-partisany guy who understands the special business needs of Silicon Valley.

            "The NRA says 'guns don't kill people, people do.' But I think that the gun helps." -- Eddie Izzard

            by babaloo on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 12:36:30 PM PDT

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        •  Then maybe OFA needs to change its name (3+ / 0-)
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          It should stop advertising itself as a Democratic leaning organization that works to elect Democrats.  It's not, but its using false advertising to promote a much different agenda.

          Can't wait until they start promoting GOP candidates.

          It is an old strategy of tyrants to delude their victims into fighting their battles for them. FDR

          by Betty Pinson on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 10:58:00 AM PDT

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          •  please make sense in the future. (3+ / 0-)
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            look, these are ex-staffers of Obama for America or Organizing for America, and they are not using the current Organizing for Action name in this context.  I don't know anything about either Honda or Khanna, and I don't especially care, but both are clearly Democrats who would vote for Pelosi for speaker.  My point is that contrary to the notion of OFA staffers as kool-aid infused Zombies, we all came into the campaign with our own ideas, some were more conservative than Obama or our down-ticket candidates, some more liberal, and most, like me, both, depending on the given issue.

            Difficult, difficult, lemon difficult.

            by Loge on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 11:10:25 AM PDT

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            •  Check out the internal structure (1+ / 0-)
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              Right now, the board membership seems fluid.  They've implemented a plan that requires board members to raise at least $500,000, plus there's a sub-board that is made up of Industry Leaders, etc. responsible for raising the same levels of cash.

              Then there's some strange policy sub-committee where members have to raise $250,000 for two years to have a say in how policy positions are drafted.

              It's all like a bizarre pyramid scheme where the person who donates the most cash runs the organization and sets public policy and political priorities.  

              It is an old strategy of tyrants to delude their victims into fighting their battles for them. FDR

              by Betty Pinson on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 12:48:14 PM PDT

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