Saturday, March 27, 2010

The Obama Civil Defense Force: an army of nurses m/f

American Daughter: "Obama Just Got His Private Army"

(...) Obama just got his private army ... And no one seems to have noticed. It is buried in the Senate revisions to the health care bill. (...) Sec. 5210. Establishing a Ready Reserve Corps.
Subtitle D–Enhancing Health Care Workforce Education and Training

See the Patient Protection Affordable Care Act, page 1312:

Section 203 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 204) is amended to read as follows:
(1) IN GENERAL.–here shall be in the Service a commissioned Regular Corps and a Ready Reserve Corps for service in time of national emergency.
(2) REQUIREMENT.–All commissioned officers shall be citizens of the United States and shall be appointed without regard to the civil-service laws and compensated without regard to the Classification Act 2 of 1923, as amended.
(3) APPOINTMENT.–Commissioned officers of the Ready Reserve Corps shall be appointed by the President and commissioned officers of the Regular Corps shall be appointed by the President with the advice and consent of the Senate.
(4) ACTIVE DUTY.–Commissioned officers of the Ready Reserve Corps shall at all times be subject to call to active duty by the Surgeon General, including active duty for the purpose of training.
(5) WARRANT OFFICERS.–Warrant officers may be appointed to the Service for the purpose of providing support to the health and delivery systems maintained by the Service and any warrant officer appointed to the Service shall be considered for purposes of this Act and title 37, United States Code, to be a commissioned officer within the Commissioned Corps of the Service. (...)
(1) PURPOSE.–The purpose of the Ready Reserve Corps is to fulfill the need to have additional Commissioned Corps personnel available on short notice (similar to the uniformed service’s reserve program) to assist regular Commissioned Corps personnel to meet both routine public health and emergency response missions.
(2) USES.–The Ready Reserve Corps shall–
(A) participate in routine training to meet the general and specific needs of the Commissioned Corps;
(B) be available and ready for involuntary calls to active duty during national emergencies and public health crises, similar to the uniformed service reserve personnel; (...) >>>

Mar 27, 2010

A short history of commie militias -

PJM: "Are Socialist Worker Militias Coming to a City Near You?", by Dan Miller

Is Hugo Chavez's new domestic militia what Obama was considering when he promised a "civilian national security force"? (...) >>>

Feb. 15, 2010

President Barack Obama with White House Chief ...Image via Wikipedia
Alert! Heads up: HR1444 has a new co-sponsor; Conyers D-MI signed up. This is a big one...this is a MUST ACT issue, no sitting on the sidelines for this one.

HR1444 establishes funding to create the mandatory government service for all males and females that Obama alluded to in his campaign speech in Colorado and that Rahm Emmanuel described years ago. This bill has been sitting idle in committee since April; now, the addition of another co-sponsor is troubling.

Why should you care? How about Section 4.(b)(6):
"(6) Whether a workable, fair, and reasonable mandatory service requirement for all able young people could be developed, and how such a requirement could be implemented in a manner that would strengthen the social fabric of the Nation and overcome civic challenges by bringing together people from diverse economic, ethnic, and educational backgrounds."
READ THE BILL: "Text of H.R. 1444: Congressional Commission on Civic Service Act"

Here's what they said:

Eyeblast: "Rahm Emanuel Expects 'A Lot' From Civil Defense Corps"

Hat Tip: Cloud Downey

Jan. 29, 2010

FEATURE - Democratic Vets for climate change as a security threat:

- Operation Free: "Mission: Secure America With Clean Energy"
- Veterans Conservation Corps: "Any Country that is worth defending is worth preserving"

Nov. 21, 2009

Meet the model:

IBD Editorials: "Michelle's Boot Camps For Radicals"

Barack Obama was a founding member of the board of Public Allies in 1992, resigning before his wife became executive director of the Chicago chapter of Public Allies in 1993. Obama plans to use the nonprofit group, which he features on his campaign Web site, as the model for a national service corps. He calls his Orwellian program, "Universal Voluntary Public Service."

Big Brother had nothing on the Obamas. They plan to herd American youth into government-funded reeducation camps where they'll be brainwashed into thinking America is a racist, oppressive place in need of "social change."

The pitch Public Allies makes on its Web site doesn't seem all that radical. It promises to place young adults (18-30) in paid one-year "community leadership" positions with nonprofit or government agencies. They'll also be required to attend weekly training workshops and three retreats.

In exchange, they'll get a monthly stipend of up to $1,800, plus paid health and child care. They also get a post-service education award of $4,725 that can be used to pay off past student loans or fund future education.

But its real mission is to radicalize American youth and use them to bring about "social change" through threats, pressure, tension and confrontation — the tactics used by the father of community organizing, Saul "The Red" Alinsky.

"Our alumni are more than twice as likely as 18-34 year olds to . . . engage in protest activities," Public Allies boasts in a document found with its tax filings. It has already deployed an army of 2,200 community organizers like Obama to agitate for "justice" and "equality" (...) >>>

Aug 23, 2009

Glenn Beck and Michelle Malkin on the G.I.V.E. Act

Traditional Values: "$6 Billion To Train People To Volunteer? - Obama wants a civilian security force as powerful as the Department of Defense", by Andrea Lafferty

When President Barack Hussein Obama campaigned for the White House, he promised he would establish a civilian security force that would be as fully-funded as the Department of Defense. (...) Obama wants a civilian security force as powerful and as well-funded as the Department of Defense? Would that include giving this security force weapons – like rifles, helicopters, and missile launchers? (...) The groundwork for this civilian army controlled by Obama was accomplished in the Senate on March 25. The Obama-compliant U.S. Senate passed the Serve America Act (S. 3487), which is being portrayed as a way of encouraging volunteerism in America. It is sponsored by extreme liberal Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA).

This bill creates a National Service Reserve Corps that allegedly is only for aiding in national disasters and other emergencies. It will use colleges and universities as bases of operation for training students to “serve” their communities. S. 3487 will use these volunteers to assist non-profits, faith-based groups and other civic organizations to improve “the capacity of such organizations.” In other words, to help liberal nonprofits to promote Obama’s social agenda. Obama supporters in Alabama are campaigning throughout Birmingham for passage of Obama’s $9.3 trillion dollar spending binge. The organizers are part of Organizing for America. A leader of this group is Chris DeHaven. He told his volunteers: “We’re looking for supporters. We’re not looking for a fight. That will come later, when we have an army.” (...) >>>

Mar 27, 2009

Porter County Politics: "More Change You'll Hope Doesn't Happened: 'Mandatory Volunteerism' Bill Passes House"

And it's not just for kids anymore, either. Here's the link to the bill's text. Some highlights: (...) *Requires states to develop comprehensive plans for volunteer and paid service by Baby Boomers and older adults. *Authorizes the Corporation to treat September 11th annually as a National Day of Service and Remembrance. *Establishes within the Investment for Quality and Innovation program (...) >>>

Mar 20, 2009

Michael Savage has an idea: Van Jones as Obama's Green Czar Appointee (video)

Mar 15, 2009

Free Republic: "The Movement"

(...) since 1993, he's been organizing the cadre of his personal, civilian national security force -- his "shadow army" -- at fifteen fully-staffed and populated indoctrination centers. Public Allies, modeled after Alinsky's "people’s organizations," is operating under the watchful eye of Michelle Obama and it has a ton of money -- more than $75 million per year -- and an impressive list of donors. Naturally, it also receives grants from federal, state and municipal sources. Its mission has been, and is, to produce "community organizers" -- baby Obamas -- and its process is replicable and repeatable -- continually producing more apparatchiks in "the community," where these people are perceived of as leaders. They answer to only one person -- Obama. During the campaign, Obama also ran, at the state level, a "national program for social change," called "Camp Obama" -- here is their sign-up page -- you too can be a "Deputy Field Organizer."
The Obama Campaign's website promised that "you'll get the kind of experience that Barack got as a community organizer on the South Side of Chicago," and "Camp Obama is your chance to step up and become a leader in 'this movement'." These community organizers have constituencies that can be mobilized, at the touch of a button, into political actions -- mobs in the streets -- to influence public opinion and the political process -- real visual stuff that Obama's water-carriers in the media will broadcast 24/7.

In addition to these shock troops, Obama has a reserve of 13 million-plus in his personal database that he is actively expanding. This pool of Internet-savvy people can be used to promote or attack any issue. Obama can direct tens of thousands of emotional emails, phone calls and letters on any target. Remember, in September, when Chicago radio station WGN-AM twice came under attack from the Obama Campaign for offering airtime to an author who was politically opposed to Obama. As the result of an "Obama Action Wire" alert to supporters, the Tribune-owned station was flooded with phone calls and e-mails about an hour before an Aug. 27 interview with Stanley Kurtz, a conservative writer who examined Obama’s ties to former 1960's radical William Ayers. The phone calls effectively shut the station down.

This Svengali recently released this video, in which he calls for MORE "volunteers" to help him "change America" -- and he makes it sound like a noble cause. In the video, at the end, he even places "The Movement" before "our country" -- the United States of America." Never before has such a massive, organized political action force -- independent from the federal government --existed. Obama sardonically calls it, "Organizing for America." (...) >>>

Jan 22, 2009

Facebook: "I REFUSE to Serve in Obama and Rahm's "Civilian Service" Program"

(...) The government does not own your body or your time, and if you haven't committed a crime, the government has NO RIGHT WHATSOEVER to mandate that you labor on its behalf.
Stand up for the right to control your own life and your personal liberty. Sign the pact now and REFUSE to serve in any "Civil Service" plans Obama and Emanuel might have in store for us. Join this group if you are willing to take a stand against this gross overstepping of government power, the likes of which we haven't seen since the institution of the draft. (...) >>>

Join the Facebook group here

Jan 14, 2008

PJM: "Obama’s Corrosive Communitarian ‘Service’ for Students"
The president-elect has backpedaled on his longstanding campaign promise to have government mandate community service by students. Seemingly more innocuously, he now plans to “call on” and “encourage” them to serve by “setting a goal” for all middle school and high school students to perform 50 hours of service a year, and for all college students who perform 100 hours of service to receive a tax credit guaranteeing that the first $4,000 of their college education is entirely free.
Some, such as Michele Catalano writing at Pajamas Media, seem incredulous that anyone could “frown upon” such an “altruistic,” “sharing,” “caring,” “helping,” “selfless” program. She waxes indignant that some critics have associated it with socialism and Marxism, which hold that society should be dealt with as a collective and that only workers’ labor, not free exchanges of goods and services, should determine our communal life. (...) >>>

Dec 4, 2008

... it's already going on ... the pragmatists go roughshod over standing laws ... (no excerpt, as AFP is notoriously edgy when it comes to copyright) ...

AFP: "Pentagon to deploy 20,000 troops for domestic emergencies"

Dec 2, 2008

The Foundry: "Rahm’s Plan for Mandatory Service"

There has been a small uproar around Obama’s call for a “civilian national security force” especially one “that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded” as the military. (...) now there is new evidence that the critics are right. He does favor mandatory service and it might be worse than we thought. (...) Rahm Emanuel wrote a book called The Plan in 2006. On page 60-65 of the book Rahm calls for universal conscription of 18-24 year olds for civilian service in order to prepare for a potential terrorist attack.
All Americans between the ages of eighteen and twenty-five will be asked to serve their country by going through three months of basic training, civil defense preparation and community service.
In a 2006 radio interview Rahm explains more about the program. He speaks about the dangers of a chemical attack and about the wonderful common experience that all Americans could have by being drafted for 3 months into a civilian national security force training program. He seems to be using the fear of attack to justify drafting all youth into a militaristic civilian security force – something more reminiscent of a dictatorship than a democracy. And all of his calls to unity and common experience only confirm his preference for nationalism or collectivism over individualism and freedom. That Obama has chosen this man as his chief of staff should give anyone pause. This man has a “Plan” for the country that involves training our youth like soldiers, and calls upon “a new patriotism that brings us together again in a common mission” for his plan which will “unite us in a higher national purpose.” >>>

Nov 24, 2008

... here's Pat Dollard making minced meat of the plan which has been figured out two years ago by Rahm Emanuel, as can be read in his book, "The Plan" (peek inside on Amazon) ... Dollard has this to say of the first appointment of the O Presidency, Rahm Emanuel ...

Pat Dollard: "Obama Taps Slime, Barely Passing For Human, To Be His Chief Of Staff"

... I fear he's right - you'd have to have had a Obamalobotomy not to see the implications of this corps (shudder) ...

Pat Dollard: "Updated Audio Shocker: Obama’s Gestapo Plan Created Over Two Years Ago With Jew Emanuel In Chicago"

15th Nov 2008

... this civil defense force is wrong on a very basic level ... let's put it this way: this general draft idea is alien to American culture for a good reason ... it stands for the state as a symbol of the collective ... in other words, it's Nationalistic ... Americans do philosophical patriotism, which is far removed from Nationalism, where every individual has a duty to subordinate to the collective ...

Ace of Spades: "How Exactly Do We Fight Compulsory the "Civil Defense" Army?"

This vid is must watch.
Obama really does seem to have in mind a paramilitary domestic security force. Among many other problems, such a force is, frankly, creepy and dangerous. But it's difficult to express a fear of a large domestic paramilitary devoted largely to a Cult of Personality without bringing up the H-word. Maybe the H-word is appropriate-- but it sounds nuts. It Can't Happen Here and all that. So the difficulty is formulating a response which doesn't sound crazy. (...) We should press Obama to explain why such a thing is necessary -- and get him to be more specific (...) Why does Obama wish to divert recruits from the military? (...) What is Obama's goal here if not to undermine one of the main attractors of military service? (...) Getting to the creepy point: Let us concede that Obama is not Hitler the H-word and has no H-word-like designs. Even so, the idea of a permanent paramilitary for, um, "responding to emergencies" is worrisome. (...) Does Obama intend to impose military-style discipline and justice on his Obama Youth? Obama's devoted cultists have already been caught abusing their jobs in the civil service -- digging dirt on political enemies, bullying a girl whose dad serves in Iraq. Why would we wish to swell the ranks of such hyperpartisan civil servants? (...) the serious chance of small political mischief, and the small chance of serious political mischief, weight against this, um, audacious plan. Finally, the cost. (..) >>>

13th Nov 2008

... the official website of President-Elect Barack Obama,, originally announced that Obama would "require" all middle school through college students to participate in community service programs; but after a flurry of blogs protested children being drafted into Obama's proposed youth corps, the website's wording was softened (here's the cache) ...

WND: "Web faux pas: Plan leaked for 'civilian security force'? - Before blogs caught it, Obama site told of requiring students to serve"
Originally, under the tab "America Serves" read, "President-Elect Obama will expand national service programs like AmeriCorps and Peace Corps and will create a new Classroom Corps to help teachers in under served schools, as well as a new Health Corps, Clean Energy Corps, and Veterans Corps.(...) The language of requiring students to serve and the creation of a "Classroom Corps" sparked a surge of criticism from bloggers for bringing back memories of the much-publicized video of marching Obama youth and Obama's "civilian national security force," which the candidate said in July would be just as powerful and well-funded as the U.S. military. (...) The new wording is consistent with Obama's campaign website, which also described the college tuition tax credit and detailed "enabling" Americans to serve, rather than "requiring" them to serve. (...) >>>

9th Nov 2008


- Excerpt of the speech, the footage in which the plan was first presented
- Rahm Emanuel radio interview on the plan

Related dossiers:

- "The Pomo Presidency"
- "Stop The Obama Constitutional Crisis"
- "Obama's Radical Connections"
- "Americana"
- "The Pomo White House" (the Obama Presidential campaign)
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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Interreligious Dialogue: east is east and west is west ...

The perils of 'interpreting' Islamic ideas into Western culture lay not in translation, but in concepts behind the word. Postmodernists have the added problem, to believe behind language is only more language, not concepts. Ibrahim here gives the example of zakat = charity, which it apparently is not. Infamous is also "well, Islam is a religion so it must be good". In "How the Islamist Mindset Rationalizes - and Promotes - 'Sex Sins'" he's dealing with chastity (or lack thereof).

Middle East Forum: "When Will Westerners Stop Westernizing Islamic Concepts?", by Raymond Ibrahim"

Recently, Cathy Lynn Grossman of USA Today wrote an article about Muslim zakat, wherein I was referenced as a "critic of Islam." She then followed up with another article titled "Critic questions the aims and ends of Islamic charity," dedicated to examining my views on zakat.

While I appreciate Ms. Grossman's initiative, what especially interests me is that her response exemplifies the problems originally highlighted in my article, "The Dark Side of Zakat: Islamic Charity in Context," which Ms. Grossman takes to task.

I had written: "From what American schoolchildren are being taught by their teachers to what Americans are being told by their presidents, concepts unique to Islam are nowadays almost always 'Westernized.'… [T]his phenomenon has resulted in epistemic (and thus endemic) failures, crippling Americans from objectively understanding some of Islam's more troublesome doctrines."

It is, therefore, a bit ironic that Ms. Grossman's entire article is a testimony to this phenomenon. For starters, even though I indicated Muslims are actually forbidden from bestowing zakat onto non-Muslims, her opening sentence stubbornly describes zakat as a "mandate to be charitable." Surely "charity" that discriminates according to religion cannot be deemed all that "charitable," a word that, in a Western context, is connotative of universal beneficence. (...) >>>

Mar 3, 2010

Catholic realism -

Weasel Zippers: "Catholic Bishops Say Islamic Tenets Violate Internationally Enshrined Women's Rights, Want Church to Exercise "Caution" in its Relations With Islam....."

They're basically saying Islam's rotten to the core, Muslims can't change the fundamental doctrine of their "religion"...which is exactly what they're criticizing. Note: The Archdhimmi Rowan Williams must be horrified.....

Catholic bishops attending a synod at the Vatican have said Islam does not respect internationally enshrined women's rights, the ANSA news agency reported, quoting a spokesman. The criticism that Islamic tenets flout the principles of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights came during a meeting of Spanish-speaking bishops at the three-week gathering, the report said.

The Catholic church, in its relations with Muslims, "should keep in mind their conception of marriage and the family, which does not accord women the rights contained in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights", said the spokesman, Julian Carron, quoting from a summary of the discussion. For this reason, the bishops called on the church to exercise "caution" in its efforts at rapprochement with Islam, Carron said.

Feels good to be a proud Catholic again..... ZIP >>>

20th Oct 2008

NYSun: "Saudi King's Religion Conference Ends on Sour Note"

(...) the most significant effect of the conference, the observers say, may ultimately be within Saudi Arabia, where the king's example of personally greeting rabbis, priests, and leaders of other faiths, will be interpreted as a call to moderation directed to the most conservative among Saudi Arabia's clergy, which is dominated by the Wahhabi movement of Sunni Islam. (...)

The final statement, which was read by an official with the Muslim World League, Abdul Rahman Al-Zaid, rankled several of the conference participants because it differed from an earlier agreed upon draft. Under pressure from a conference participant, William Vendley of Religions for Peace, a second version was subsequently drafted which attributed the communiqué to the "conveners" of the conference and not the participants, as the earlier version had.(....) One complaint, which two participants voiced on condition of anonymity, is that the communiqué called for the Muslim World League to select some of the delegates for the suggested upon United Nations conference on interfaith dialogue.

The major complaint of many participants was that the document appears to have been revised at some stage without the consent of members of a drafting committee. And the vast majority of participants never had a chance to review any version of the statement before Mr. Al-Zaid of the Muslim World League read it aloud. (...) >>>

Updated: 21st July 2008

ADNKronos: "Spain: Interfaith summit ends with 'Madrid declaration' "

A three-day conference on inter-religious dialogue closed on Friday with the 'Madrid Declaration which cited terrorism as a major obstacle to mutual understanding. "Terrorism is a universal phenomenon that requires unified international efforts to combat it in a serious, responsible and just way. This demands an international agreement on defining terrorism, addressing its root causes and achieving justice and stability in the world," said the declaration. (...) The World Conference on Dialogue brought together representatives from the three main monotheistic faiths, Islam, Christianity and Judaism as well as Buddhism. It was held under the patronage of Saudi King Abdullah Bin-Abd-al-Aziz al-Saud (photo).

The declaration rejected 'clash of civilisations' theories and backed the spread tolerance and understanding via dialogue. The declaration also called on United Nations General Assembly to support the recommendations reached by the conference. (...) No Israeli was part of the conference. Saudi officials chose Spain to host the inter-faith summit due to its symbolism as a place where Muslims, Christians and Jews have lived peacefully for over 500 years. (...) >>>

Updated: 20th July 2008

Chiesa: "Dialogue among the Religions - The Vatican Prepares the Guidelines," by Sandro Magister

Enough with the ceremonies. And more conviction in proclaiming the Gospel. New signs of openness come from Saudi Arabia. Algerian philosopher Mohammed Arkoun criticizes the pope, but even more the cultural void in the Muslim world (...) >>>

Updated: 11th June 2008

BBC: "Pope to host summit with Muslims"

Pope Benedict XVI will host landmark Catholic-Muslim talks in November to improve ties between the two religions. (...) The joint statement said the first Catholic-Muslim summit would be held in Rome on 4-6 November and would involve 24 religious leaders and scholars from each side. (...) the Vatican is now clearly convinced of the need for a wider, if more difficult, dialogue with Islam. (...) >>>

Updated: 6th Mar 2008

Chiesa: "The Cardinal Writes, the Prince Responds. The Factors that Divide the Pope from the Muslims"

The contrast is not only one of faith. It also concerns the achievements of the Enlightenment: from religious freedom to equality between men and women. The Catholic Church has made these its own, but Islam has not. (...) The meeting is scheduled for the spring. And it will take place between Benedict XVI and a delegation of the 138 Muslim authors of the open letter "A Common Word between Us and You" addressed to the pope and to other Christian leaders last October. (...)
Sandro Magister has the entire exchange - read it all >>>
Updated: 2nd Jan. 2008

Townhall: "Christianity and Islam: How Common is the Ground?", by Bob Burney

In response to the “Common Word” document, Yale Divinity School drafted its own “open letter” to Muslims on behalf of Christians everywhere. (While most of the signatories of the Yale letter are a “who ’s who” of today’s theological left, there are a number of evangelicals on board.) The letter titled, “Loving God and Neighbor Together: A Christian Response to ‘A Common Word Between Us and You,’” heaps praise on the representative Muslim scholars for their efforts to bring about peace among Muslims and Christians. In addition, the letter agrees that the essential “common ground” between Islam and Christianity is love to God and neighbor. A closer analysis of both documents, however, should give Christians pause. (...) >>>

Updated: 5th Dec. 2007

Politeia: "Sunday School Theology for a Time of Crisis"

(...) At the present time of deep social, cultural and religious crisis >>>

Updated: 27th Nov. 2007

Chiesa: "Why Benedict XVI Is So Cautious with the Letter of the 138 Muslims", by Sandro Magister

The pope is asking Islam to make the same journey that the Catholic Church made >>>

Updated: 26th Nov. 2007

Chiesa: "How the Church of Rome Is Responding to the Letter of the 138 Muslims", by Sandro Magister

For now, only the experts are speaking, (...) meanwhile, cardinal (...) Here are the complete texts >>>

Updated: 2nd Nov. 2007~
National Catholic Reporter (by John Allen): "Catholic Reaction to Letter from 138 Muslims Positive, but Wary"

... Perhaps the most extensive reflection to date comes from Jesuit (...)

The Truth Shall Set you Free (by Justin Haller): "Muslims call for Peace with Christians"

... Far from a call for peace with Christians (which violates (...). >>>

Melanie Phillips: "Britain thrilled by offer to submit or die"

National Catholic Reporter (by John Allen): "Transcript of Press Conference on Muslim Letter to Benedict XVI"
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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Mitt Romney 2012: roadmap to victory

NewsMax: "Mitt Romney Offers Bold Blueprint for America With 'No Apology'", by Mitt Romney

Former Massachusetts governor and 2008 presidential candidate Mitt Romney is offering a dramatic new blueprint for the nation to confront our most critical issues. Newsmax is pleased to present exclusive excerpts from Gov. Romney’s just-released book, “No Apology: The Case for American Greatness." In “No Apology,” Gov. Romney exposes how the Obama administration and even the Republican Party are failing to confront budget deficits, declining global competitiveness, a weakened military, inadequate healthcare, failing education, and our energy needs. In this exclusive excerpt for, Gov. Romney discusses how he came to the realization that America needed to be set back on track:

I’ve run for office three times, losing twice, winning once. Each time, when the campaign was over, I felt that I hadn’t done an adequate job communicating all that I had intended to say. Some of that is because debate answers are limited to sixty seconds, ads are thirty seconds, and lengthy position papers are rarely read at all.

This book gives me a chance to say more than I did during my campaign. That established, my interest in writing the book goes back well before my political life. My career in the private sector exposed me to developments abroad and conditions at home that were deeply troubling. (...) >>>

Mar. 2, 2010

Politico: "Mitt Romney rising: His team awaits 2012"

Mitt Romney says publicly he’s not considering another presidential campaign, most recently on Sunday during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” But many of his loyalists expect one and remain at the ready for 2012When dozens of former Romney aides and advisers convened on the terrace of Charlie Spies’ fashionable Penn Quarter loft earlier this year on a warm February night, the purpose was ostensibly to help raise money for the Virginia state House race of Romney strategist Barbara Comstock.
But Spies, formerly the Romney campaign’s CFO, wasn’t just hosting a $100 per-head fundraiser. He was also staging a Romney political family reunion, as advertised by his email invitation subject line, “The Romney gang back together,” and the special $50 cut-rate fee for former campaign staffers meant to draw some of the junior aides. The buzz that night was unmistakable among the 80 or so former Romney operatives present.
“He was tanned, rested and ready,” said one former campaign aide of his old boss. For the Romney team, it’s not too much of a stretch to say that the campaign never really ended. (...) >>>

June 29, 2009
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