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In Thy Name

My, my, my. What a stir is going on in Illinois. Last week, Americans For Prosperity held an event, and a group of protesters showed up. The protesters were well-equipped with posters depicting such notables as Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin totally rocking Hitler mustaches.

The protesters really weren't that impressive. But what they did afterward was far, far more worthy of attention -- the kind of attention that they probably don't want.

After their silly little gathering, they broke up. Several of the leaders, however, stuck together for a little post-rally confab back at headquarters.

"Headquarters," as in "a campaign office of Representative Debbie Halvorson (D-IL)."

Now, it's entirely possible that the office staffers didn't know where the protest leaders had just been, and what they had done. But note that this took place at night, the office was closed up, and someone let them into the locked office and had a nice, long, friendly chat afterwards.

To quote Ron Popeil, "but wait! There's more!"

One of those protest leaders has been identified as one Anna Markowski. (Not to be confused with Lisa Murkowski.) Murkowski has a very interesting resume' -- she's worked for Representative Russ Carnahan's campaign (D-MO), and she's a prominent employee of Organizing For America.

Another Nazi-sign-carrying protester happens to be a very high-ranking campaign officials of Halvorson's, as well as a former top aide to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, but I want to focus on Markowski here. As I said, she's a valued employee of Organizing For America.

Organizing For America, you should remember, is what Barack Obama's presidential campaign morphed into after winning the election. Normally, such campaigns either dissolve entirely, or at best remain dormant until the next election cycle. This time, though, Obama saw the amazing raw power he had assembled, and decided it was too much to go to waste -- so he turned it over to some of the campaign's leaders.

But he left them one little gift, one little present that serves as a constant reminder that they act fully with his blessing.

What was that gift of such power?

Why, their website and domain.

What is the URL for Organizing For America?

www.barackobama.com

All his life, Barack Obama has managed to evade one problem that has plagued so many others in politics: the curse of dubious associations. Dick Cheney severed every tie he could to Halliburton before he became vice-president, yet spent his entire term of office being tarred with his past associations. Sarah Palin's husband flirted with the Alaskan Independence movement, and she was labeled a radical separatist. In the blogosphere, just once say something less than hateful about Robert Stacy McCain, Pamela Geller, or Robert Spencer, and Charles Johnson will forever tar you as a racist white supremacist hater and booger-eater.

But not with Obama.

He started his political career in the home of an unrepentant domestic terrorist, worked with said terrorist (and his unrepentant domestic terrorist wife) for years on various causes, and those ties are pooh-poohed and dismissed.

He bought his home and was the beneficiary of plenty of fundraising assistance from corrupt criminal Tony Rezko, and that is pooh-poohed and dismissed.

One of his closest aides is slumlord Valerie Jarrett, and that is ignored.

And most remarkably, he speaks of being a proud Christian without discussing how he spent 20 years listening to the sermons of a black separatist and "liberation theology" radical, praised the minister, cited him repeatedly in his biography, and never once noticed the guy was a raving racist nutbag. Again, he skated.

But here's one he can't run away from. Markowski is in Illinois for political purposes. She's there to help shore up Democrats in the upcoming election. The protest she helped lead was directly in line with that -- to drive down support for conservatives.

She's there as an employee of Organizing For America, the owner of www.barackobama.com.

She is literally acting in Obama's name.

This is one place where Obama can not run away from. If nothing else, he owns his own name. He gave away the web site, but he can not disown it. Should he disapprove of their actions, he can demand the domain name back. And if they refuse, legal precedent is clear: the actual owner of the name can claim the domain name that uses their name.

As long as Obama does not do anything to reclaim www.barackobama.com, then he is directly responsible for the actions of those he has entrusted it to. Because they are literally acting in his name.

Obama drives one hell of a big bus. It's big enough to run over all kinds of people without slowing down -- his grandmother, Reverend Wright, Tony Rezko, Bill Ayers, Rod Blagojevich, Richard Daley, and a host of others.

But it ain't big enough for him to throw his own name under it.


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Comments (12)

If a tree falls in the wood... (Below threshold)
Eric:

If a tree falls in the woods and the Mainstream Media doesn't report it, did it make a sound?

Eric, you and I both know t... (Below threshold)
Upset Old Guy:

Eric, you and I both know the MSM hasn't even noticed the forest. "Tree, what tree?" sounds like their reaction to this.

I live in the area and Halv... (Below threshold)
Pretzel Logic:

I live in the area and Halverson is one of the biggest morons in congress. (no she really is)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5-dgrxh1iY&feature=related

I guess Nazi signs are OK a... (Below threshold)
howcome:

I guess Nazi signs are OK again.

UOG, make no mistake the M... (Below threshold)
Eric:

UOG, make no mistake the MSM sees the forest and they see the trees. They also make the conscious decision that while all of the trees in the forest are equal, some trees are more equal than others.

"I guess Nazi signs are OK ... (Below threshold)
jim m:

"I guess Nazi signs are OK again."

The dems have been OK with the nazi's for decades. Or rather I should say with their political philosophy and methods of operation. They have never had any problem with the oppression of groups of people who are politically unattractive or out of power. They certainly have no problem today with blatant anti-Semitism (qv the recent UN meeting where obama's UN ambassador agreed to bar the Israelis from the meeting hall).

Even the NYT has published articles with the argument that Nazi Germany wasn't that bad if you ignore the ovens incinerating millions of people. After all, they really improved the economy.

I think that the only issue the dems have is that the Nazi's are great symbolism. People hate the Nazi's still. Dems will use the epithet to tar their opponents, but will gladly use the same tactics and behave the same way in office (check out Secy Silbelius for how dems act in office today).

Damn, one line I forgot fro... (Below threshold)

Damn, one line I forgot from the original article:

It seems the left's attitude is "no fair calling us Nazis! We did it first! It's ours!"

J.

I donated to Adam Kinzinger... (Below threshold)
Justrand:

I donated to Adam Kinzinger last night after seeing the video...and will do so again if it help rid us of Halvorson.

Are there any polls for this Congressional seat???

Where can I get me a swast... (Below threshold)
914:

Where can I get me a swastika bumper sticker?

Dane?

Typo alert:"One of... (Below threshold)
davidt:

Typo alert:

"One of those protest leaders has been identified as one Anna Markowski. (Not to be confused with Lisa Murkowski.) Murkowski has a very interesting resume' -- she's worked for Representative Russ Carnahan's campaign (D-MO), and she's a prominent employee of Organizing For America."

"My, what a difference a ye... (Below threshold)
Les Nessman:

"My, what a difference a year makes...

August 2009- Speaker Nancy Pelosi compared tea party protesters to Nazis.
"They're carrying Swstikas and symbols like that."..
September 2010- Pelosi's Deputy Director of Member Services leads a Nazi-sign rally in Chicago...
A top Obama campaign worker and a top Pelosi staffer lead a Nazi sign protest in Chicago."

-via Gateway Pundit


Project much, Pelosi and Dems?

Where are our usual trolls?... (Below threshold)
SCSIwuzzy:

Where are our usual trolls? No comments?

Crickets




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