From Politico's "The Arena":
Today, the Obama White House sent out an email (under spokesperson Valerie Jarrett’s name) reminding supporters that the President will be "hosting a discussion at the White House [this Thursday] to explore every possible avenue for job creation" (a discussion to which, I might add, the Chamber of Commerce has apparently not been invited).
... the subject of Jarrett’s email shouldserve as conclusive proof of this fact, for, in today's message, she once again pulls out the one tool the former community organizer currently serving as president has in his toolkit: community organizing.
Jarrett writes: "You can join the discussion by organizing your own jobs forum with your family, friends, and co-workers -- because these conversations can take place in living rooms and conference tables, not just arenas and convention centers."
This is Community Organizing, not Job Creation policy.
And, what is the purpose of Community Organizing? Let's go straight to the horses mouth - the NFG.org (Neighborhood Funders Group - "Grantmakers Supporting Commity Change") a leftist organization which supports Community Organizers - for our definition:
Power is the purpose of community organizing, and the issues, problems, strategies and victories are a means to the end of increased power for the organization and the community.
What Obama is doing here is revealing here that he wants to stir the pot and get some anger bubbling up. What else could he expect to achieve by asking individuals to get together and talk about the fact that they don't have jobs?
One wonders if Obama plans to accomplish anything at all with his Jobs Summit. Or, is the Community Organizing aspect of this Summit the truly important point.
The first step in Community Organizing is stirring anger, finding grievance.
Click on this link and go to National Housing Institue Online. Scan the articles listed under Community Organizing Tactics and Theory. This is, essentially, a page listing the successes of Community Organizing. Note that, in almost all cases, the victories achieved boil down to getting a corporate or governmental entity to give away something for free.
In other words, THE GOAL OF COMMUNITY ORGANIZING IS SOCIALISM.
DOES OBAMA WANT TO BE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, OR DOES HE REALLY WANT TO BE THE COMMUNITY ORGANIZER IN CHIEF?
UPDATE: With that question in mind, consider this story:
No Justice-No Peace… Dems Plan Jobs March On Washington to Protest Their Own Failed Policies
Apparently, the entire Democratic Party wants to play Community Organizer now.