Okay, forget for just a minute how truly scary it is that Obama is attempting to mobilize a "revolution" in order to jam his budget busting porkulus bill down our throats.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's army of canvassers fanned out across the nation over the weekend to drum up support for his $3.55 trillion budget, but they had no noticeable impact on members of Congress, who on Monday said they were largely unaware of the effort.
"News to me," said Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, a House Budget Committee member, of the canvassing. Later, his staff said that his office had heard from about 100 voters.
The president's lieutenants tried to open a new front in the "Obama revolution," the grassroots mobilization that propelled the once little-known Illinois senator to the White House last year. David Plouffe, who ran Obama's campaign, now runs "Organizing for America" out of the Democratic National Committee. It uses the same Web-based tactics that won the presidency to mobilize public opinion behind Obama's initiatives in a bid to redefine "business as usual" in Washington.
"The budget that passes Congress has the potential to take our country in a truly new direction — the kind of change we all worked so hard for," Plouffe said in an e-mail alert to Obama followers last week. He asked them to rally people in their hometowns behind Obama's budget.
Over the weekend, Obama supporters knocked on an estimated 1 million doors in all 50 states. Canvassers asked people to sign a two-point pledge saying that they support Obama's "bold approach for renewing America's economy," and that they'll ask family, friends and neighbors to back it.
"How many of these folks have read the budget?" wondered Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass., a House Financial Services Committee member.
I turned on the six o'clock news and counted only a handful of Obamabots working the streets of San Francisco. I am going out on a limb here, but I'm guessing that the Obamunists are LYING when they estimate one million doors were knocked.
No knockers in my neighborhood.
Even the MSMedia is beginning to wonder whether the "revolutionary" strategy is really working. Are all those grassroots wingnuts really making a difference?
According to skeptic Matthew Hindman, the author of "The Myth of Digital Democracy," change.gov may simply be a new application of "an effective political strategy that Obama has pursued before. It's listening: getting across that he listens to and pays attention to people, including those who think differently from the way he thinks."
That assumes that someone in the Obama camp is paying close attention to what people submit to change.gov, but that's not clear either. Indeed, the huge number of essay submissions raises its own question: Who reads them?
Who indeed? Some interns on Capital Hill ...I doubt the dopes in the White House are paying attention, because they are completely missing the real story - TEA PARTY TIME.