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February 18, 2011

Obama, DNC Behind Wisconsin Protests

It is meant to look like some sort of grassroots movement, but it isn't. They have phone banks, union thugs, social media--the works.

Organizing for America, Obama's campaign arm now under the umbrella of the DNC, has been mobilizing union members and supporters to rally against a proposed Wisconsin budget measure that would strip workers of collective bargaining rights and force them to contribute more for benefits.

Leaders have initiated phone banks and on-the-ground canvassing, and relied on a social media blitz on Facebook and Twitter to build turnout.

DNC Chairman Tim Kaine also reportedly spoke with Wisconsin union leaders and state legislators ahead of the protests, the Huffington Post reported, signaling his direct involvement in coordinating the effort.

Once again, the Community Organizer of the United States ("COOTUS") inserts himself into local politics. Not very presidential.


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