Team Obama, MoveOn, and militant leftists in “training” for mob protests at personal homes?

Using the same radical, militant tactics that radical far-left and full-on socialist zealots such as ACORN used in the 1990s and 2000s to force banks to give sub-prime mortgage loans and other loans to people who had no business borrowing money, the far-left group is now advocating more of it  —  but under a new, shall we say “borrowed” name. They actually seem to be trying to hijack the most radical and militant elements of the “Occupy” movement and their “99%” rhetoric, in additional to the revolutionary rhetoric of the “Arab Spring” to do it. They’ve dubbed their latest sortie “The 99% Spring” offensive, in which they promise to train militants to “confront the 1%.”

Here’s a snippet from an email dispatch from this week, in which they boast of attacking the personal family home of one bank executive, after one of their apparently militant “training” camp exercises (or as their email puts it, “nonviolent direct action trainings”, snarf). See if this sounds like America to you:

MoveOn with personal attack boast

But upon further investigation, it actually seems to be a part of a broader hijacking of the leftist “Occupy” movement (or at least radical extremists within that movement), by a cabal inspired by, if not led by, Barack Obama and his campaign, the Democratic Party, and leftist community organizing groups, including the infamous Iowa CCI, a militant left-wing “community organizing” group which even the Democratic Party has disavowed in the past. In a story at, they report that “Occupy” organizers are upset that the hijacking may be rooted not just at, but right in the Barack Obama and Democratic Party re-election campaign., April 18, 2012

Is the Occupy movement being hijacked?

[…] But now a rival group has emerged – called the 99% Spring – which says it wants to train protesters for a campaign of peaceful protest.

Critics have denounced the group as a Democratic Party attempt to galvanise support for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign. Nonetheless, some former Occupy protesters are now advocating that change should come from within the government itself. …

Well it’s fun watching them all fight each other over who’s responsible. But this whole thing  —  the “Occupy” movement,, the radicals at Iowa CCI, and this latest militant “training” and organized protest of personal family homes of citizens  —  sounds like Barack Obama’s America, that’s for sure. This is Obama’s so-called “community organizing” in action.  This “community organizing” has been the totality of Obama’s life experience in his effort to, as he put it during his election campaign, “fundamentally transform America.” Into what, exactly, we are slowly discovering, to our dismay.

MoveOn personal attack boast - protest pic

A protest photo provided via a link from the newsletter, complete with a 'WANTED' posted for the bank executive, whose home the radical militants have invaded, 'to demand that he and his company address the needs of the 99%.'

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5 Responses to Team Obama, MoveOn, and militant leftists in “training” for mob protests at personal homes?

  1. TerryHaryett Thursday April 19, 2012 at 4:28 pm at 4:28 PM #

    It’s gonna get ugly.

    • JoelJohannesen Friday April 20, 2012 at 7:42 am at 7:42 AM #

       Well politics has really gone to the dogs. Or is it just that some politicians eat dogs?

      • Craig Tuesday April 24, 2012 at 8:33 am at 8:33 AM #

        You’re part of the problem in regards to politics going to do the dogs. You don’t fact check, you’re extremely one sided on every issue. If a Liberal said the sky was blue, you’d rally aggressively that in fact, the sky isn’t blue at night.

        You will never post a negative story against a Conservative that does wrong, there’s just as many of them as Liberals that do wrong. You actually rally in favour of Fox News as a “fair and balanced” media outlet and then rally against CNN, CBC and MSNBC as biased liberal outlets. New flash Joel, they’re all awful and journalism and the reporting of facts died a long time ago.

        People like you have nothing positive to add to add to any debate. I don’t think I’ve ever seen you post an original idea on an issue. It’s like you wait for Fox & Friends to tell you what you need to think and then you recite it.

        Look in the mirror Joel.

        And no… I am not a Liberal, I support good ideas and I don’t care who brings them to my attention.

        • JoelJohannesen Tuesday April 24, 2012 at 9:52 am at 9:52 AM #

          Hi again, stalker!

          For years, and I mean years, you’ve logged into my web sites, and proceeded to write almost exactly the same things to me and about me, word for word, over and over and over again. And then you email me, saying those same things again. Usually being as nasty and personal and ugly as humanly possible, which I can only guess reflects your personality and your core ideology.

          That kind of activity is hardly indicative of any “original thought” on your part. Hardly “adding to the debate” in any “positive” way, nor is it an expression of “good ideas.” Etcetera.

          But I’m sure the irony is lost on you.

          I hate to restate this historic fact but as most of you know only too well especially if you’re a Conservative, I criticize Conservatives all day long. Always have. You can fact-check that.

          And if my ideas sound “unoriginal” or similar to other people’s, it’s what we could credibly call a “movement” or simply “like-minded”-ness. Yes, there are others out there, now more than ever, who think like me. I like to think I’m part of the reason why conservative folks  —  in Canada anyway  —  feel comfortable speaking out more boldly and in more politically conservative tones, now. I think that fact is what bugs the crap out of the Craigs of the world more than anything.

          But hang on, readers think, as long as people like Craig see that I “add nothing to the debate,” then clearly I shouldn’t have to worry about him caring so much about what I add to the debate and then attacking me on a personal level over and over, right? Well you’d think so. But no, I’m clearly right over the target.

          Craig: If you’re so smart, and have so much to say, why don’t you apply to me to be a writer on my web sites? It pays nothing. But I’ll read your “good ideas” and “positive” and “fact-checked” and completely “original” thoughts and if they’re well-written and fit the PTBC mold and “add to the debate” and advance a clearly conservative angle, I’ll consider posting them. Bear in mind I’ll require your absolutely proof-positive full-name public identification, an actual photo of you, a real, public email address, a mailing address, and more personally identifying information, all to be made fully public, over the internet, and it will stay there, forever more. It’s a lot to ask, I know. But it would certainly take some of the coward out of you.

          And then maybe you could even log on and publicly bash your own efforts for once, instead of other people’s.

          • Craig Wednesday April 25, 2012 at 3:15 pm at 3:15 PM #

            I’m glad to see you have finally left one of my posts up, I appreciate it. I wouldn’t call me a “stalker” though, that would make me a criminal.

            I will decline your offer to write, as my day job is writing for my own web site that does pay, plus the other business.

            I actually liked your response until the last paragraph, you almost went an entire retort without being insulting, you’re getting there Joel. I’m definitely not a coward.

            I agree with some of your points, my response wasn’t all that original. However, you’ve removed so many of them over the years, It’d be nice if one stuck.

            I’m never bugged by people that speak their minds, one of things that bugs me most about you, is your love of Fox News and disdain for every other media outlet. I wish you’d argue in favour of truth and journalism and not gloat about Fox ratings. I’d even get behind you on abolishing or selling CBC Television (I’d like to keep CBC Radio for public safety reasons).

            I also think you’re overly supportive of rather aggressive pundits. Ann Coulter is a marketing genius, but again… her aggressive nature makes her far too polarizing to help. I also feel the same way about Michael Moore, he’s not as aggressive, but he insights polarization in an oddly passive way.

            I agree with you that politics are broken, I just don’t think the people being listened to right now are the people that are going to fix it.

            I do ask myself why I always end up here and read what you write, and I don’t have an answer for it. 

            As I have moved forward in business and family, I have personally moved more to the center, I don’t think I’ll ever end up Conservative, though I did vote for Stevie in the last federal election.

            Enjoy the rest of the week.