Organizing for America executive director claims OFA “not a partisan organization”

Posted by: ST on March 13, 2013 at 8:48 pm

Riiiiight. And I’m Martha Stewart.  Via The Politico:

Top donors, volunteers and organizers for President Barack Obama’s new nonprofit met Wednesday at a Washington hotel to discuss how the group can stay active and relevant in the president’s second term — but Obama and the group’s leader swears the effort is nonpartisan.

“I want to say a word about what we aren’t: We are not a partisan organization,” said Jon Carson, a former White House official who is now serving as the executive director of Organizing for Action.

“We are here to move this shared progressive agenda forward,” he added. “We will advocate to Democrats to move that agenda forward. We will advocate to Republicans. But issues are our focus.”

Obama is scheduled to speak Wednesday evening, but he told House Republicans at a closed-door meeting Wednesday afternoon on Capitol Hill that OFA is meant to address issues, not politics.

“OFA is organized around issues rather than 2014,” Obama said, according to a source in the room.

Obama said Democrats aren’t so savvy to always be thinking about the next election.

“We are not that smart,” Obama said. “We’re not thinking in those ways.”

But while the group has vowed to remain nonpartisan, the lineup of speakers featured a raft of former White House, campaign and administration officials — all Democratic partisans.

Duh.  Just who do these people selling the White House think they’re fooling? Outside of their gullible base, that is …. oh wait, that’s the point.  My bad.

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4 Responses to “Organizing for America executive director claims OFA “not a partisan organization””


  1. This organization is quickly becoming known as Organizing for Access. Given that everthing Obhammud touches becomes a miasma of corruption, it should not be too much longer till we read about influence peddling charges being filed, a conviction for which Blago is currently doing time in a federal lockup.

  2. Carlos says:

    Yep, non-partisan actually defined.

    Oh, BTW, did you hear about the flying pigs in D.C. today?

    In fact what they are doing is following the Prevaricator-in-Chief’s lead, lying like a rug and getting mighty indignant at the thought someone might question those lies.

    Typical ideological filth. And angry at any raaaaciiiist who questions anything their savior does.

  3. alamstorm says:

    “We are not a partisan organization”

    “We are here to move this shared progressive agenda forward”

    Not clear on the definition of “partisan”, is he?

    Is he stupid, does he think we are, or both?

  4. Neo says:

    “It’s not about 2014,” Obama told Organizing for Action this evening, per the pool report. “I actually wanna govern, at least for a couple of years.”