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Chiefshrink
08-26-2009, 02:33 PM
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http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=107357
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MARCHING ORDERS
College kids recruited to join Obama's 'army'
Earn credit for pushing 'change,' working on president's 'agenda'

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Posted: August 25, 2009
9:03 pm Eastern


By Chelsea Schilling
© 2009 WorldNetDaily

Organizing for America offers opportunities for college credit

President Obama's army of citizen volunteers is now actively recruiting college students in states across the country to "build support for President Obama's agenda" – and earn college credit while advocating for "change."

Obama for America, Obama's 2008 political campaign, merged with the Democratic National Committee in January and is now known as Organizing for America, or OFA. The movement some call "Obama 2.0" is now recruiting students and offering to provide credits toward degree plans in exchange for their advocacy skills.

A message from OFA national volunteer coordinators announcing the recruitment campaign and internship opportunities has been posted on several websites and on Facebook.

"Students and young people were critical in building the movement that helped elect President Obama last year. By becoming a National Organizing Intern, you'll be part of the grassroots effort to make the change we fought for a reality in 2009 and beyond," it states. "As an Organizing Intern, you'll work side by side with OFA staff and community leaders to help build support for President Obama's agenda. You'll learn core organizing principles that are crucial for any campaign and play an important role in building our organization in your state."

The announcement continues, "President Obama describes his time as a community organizer by saying: 'It was the best education I ever had, because I learned in those neighborhoods that when ordinary people come together, they can achieve extraordinary things.'

"This is your chance to get that same education.

"If you're passionate about making sure every American has quality health care, reviving our economy, and building a clean energy future, don't miss this great opportunity. No previous experience is needed in order to apply."

The group's website declares: "Organizing for America, the successor organization to Obama for America, is empowering students across the country to build on the movement that elected President Obama and help bring about his vision for change."

Volunteers must commit to working at least 12 hours a week from Sept. 1 to Dec. 11 and, according to the OFA website, may receive college credit from their schools for doing so.

The Omaha World-Herald reported that OFA workers have been knocking on doors and making phone calls in Iowa and Nebraska to garner support for Obama's health care initiative.

"It is the first time in recent memory that a presidential candidate has maintained an active, grassroots presence in either state after an election," the newspaper reported.

"Iowa has almost nonstop presidential activity," said Norm Sterzenbach, executive director of the Iowa Democratic Party. "But the idea of having a sitting president continuing an organization is fairly unusual."

According to the Washington Post, Obama used the same standing political army earlier this year to gather signatures in support of his economic plan. The president asked his supporters to go "block by block and door by door" in every state.

In March, when volunteers canvassed high-traffic locations in Birmingham, Ala., to support Obama's health care, education and energy policies, one event organizer told the Birmingham News, "We are looking for supporters. We're not looking for a fight. That will come later, when we have an army."

In an Aug. 5 e-mail, Obama once again urged his supporters to help him gain support for his health care plan:

… Organizing for America is putting together thousands of events this month where you can reach out to neighbors, show your support, and make certain your members of Congress know that you're counting on them to act.

But these canvasses, town halls, and gatherings only make a difference if you turn up to knock on doors, share your views, and show your support.

Democratic National Committee spokesman Michael Czin said in July that OFA has hired staff in 38 states and intends to expand to all 50 states. OFA announced that it has organized 1,906 local events in all 50 states – from press conferences to community discussions – since it launched its health care campaign in June.

As WND reported, Obama has been accused of "planting" OFA volunteers and supporters at many of his recent town hall forums so they may ask pre-selected questions. The White House insists that attendees are selected at random, but a closer look reveals many questioners range from Obama campaign donors and Organizing for America volunteers to single-payer health care lobbyists and Service Employees International Union members.

According to New Hampshire's DMUR 9 News, Obama health care supporters, including OFA members, are being driven to town hall meetings by the busload:

One citizen filmed a crowd of activists at a recent town hall meeting. Each attendee held a printed placard promoting health "reform" and addressing numerous "myths" and "facts" about Obama's plan. Asked where she got the sign, a woman said, "Organizing for America. We're a grass-roots organization and proud of it."

Other town hall attendees have reported seeing volunteers handing out pre-printed fliers and posters from OFA.

WND also reported that help wanted ads are appearing on Craigslist that offer to pay citizens between $9 and $16 an hour to lobby for the passage of Obama's health care. One Sacramento Craig's List ad declares, "Help pass Obama's health care reform! Earn $325-$550 per week!"


Craigslist ads for Sacramento-area workers to "help pass Obama's plans"



Another Craigslist ad in San Francisco invited prospective applicants to "join motivated staff around the country working to make change happen."

The same ad ran in the Craigslist Washington, D.C., section. Similar ads were posted in Minneapolis, Minn., and Columbus, Ohio, sections.

Organizing for America is also calling on Obama supporters to show up at local representatives' offices to show support for health reform.

"As you've probably seen in the news, special interest attack groups are stirring up partisan mobs with lies about health reform, and it's getting ugly," a letter from Organizing for America states. "Across the country, members of Congress who support reform are being shouted down, physically assaulted, hung in effigy, and receiving death threats. We can't let extremists hijack this debate, or confuse Congress about where the people stand."

The group even offers to provide "information to drop off about how the health care crisis affects your state (with the option of adding your personal story)" and "a step-by-step guide" for pushing health "reform" at district offices.

petegz28
08-26-2009, 02:48 PM
WTF????

Say what we want you to say and we will give you college credits.

JFC!!

Reaper16
08-26-2009, 02:50 PM
Its an internship, so it may qualify for hours under internship for credit programs at schools. Nothing newsworthy or even discussion worthy about this.

petegz28
08-26-2009, 02:51 PM
Its an internship, so it may qualify for hours under internship for credit programs at schools. Nothing newsworthy or even discussion worthy about this.

Says the sheep. I guess you see this as "grassroots" too?

Donger
08-26-2009, 02:51 PM
I'd love to join this. The mischief possibilities would be delicious.

Reaper16
08-26-2009, 02:53 PM
Says the sheep. I guess you see this as "grassroots" too?
How the fuck am I a sheep? And how the fuck could this be grassroots? Get a Goddamned clue.

petegz28
08-26-2009, 02:54 PM
How the **** am I a sheep? And how the **** could this be grassroots? Get a Goddamned clue.

Did you even read the article?

Donger
08-26-2009, 02:54 PM
How the **** am I a sheep? And how the **** could this be grassroots? Get a Goddamned clue.

Ask them, I suppose:

A message from OFA national volunteer coordinators announcing the recruitment campaign and internship opportunities has been posted on several websites and on Facebook.

"Students and young people were critical in building the movement that helped elect President Obama last year. By becoming a National Organizing Intern, you'll be part of the grassroots effort to make the change we fought for a reality in 2009 and beyond," it states. "As an Organizing Intern, you'll work side by side with OFA staff and community leaders to help build support for President Obama's agenda. You'll learn core organizing principles that are crucial for any campaign and play an important role in building our organization in your state."

wild1
08-26-2009, 02:56 PM
Do we get to wear blue overalls? with an "O" logo on them? Maybe we could devise some coordinated cheers or chants and such.

petegz28
08-26-2009, 02:56 PM
This is hardly an internship in my eyes.

Reaper16
08-26-2009, 03:00 PM
Did you even read the article?

Ask them, I suppose:

A message from OFA national volunteer coordinators announcing the recruitment campaign and internship opportunities has been posted on several websites and on Facebook.

"Students and young people were critical in building the movement that helped elect President Obama last year. By becoming a National Organizing Intern, you'll be part of the grassroots effort to make the change we fought for a reality in 2009 and beyond," it states. "As an Organizing Intern, you'll work side by side with OFA staff and community leaders to help build support for President Obama's agenda. You'll learn core organizing principles that are crucial for any campaign and play an important role in building our organization in your state."
I don't even understand what's going on here.

KC Dan
08-26-2009, 03:00 PM
Stop it, stop it, stop it...You are overloading his mind. He can't be expected to read that while listening to the newest Jonas Bros cd while watching Hannah Montana on the tube. C'mon! Cut him some slaaaaaaack...

petegz28
08-26-2009, 03:02 PM
I don't even understand what's going on here.

What don't you understand? That college kids are going to get credit for joining "Obama's Army" and running around repeating what he wants them too? That's indoctrination, if you aske me.


jams, jelleys, jams, jelleys, jams, jelleys

Reaper16
08-26-2009, 03:06 PM
What don't you understand? That college kids are going to get credit for joining "Obama's Army" and running around repeating what he wants them too? That's indoctrination, if you aske me.


jams, jelleys, jams, jelleys, jams, jelleys
Some students might qualify for credit for interning with a political organization. There certainly isn't any indoctrination going on, you hyperbolic twat. This isn't much different than interning anywhere else.

petegz28
08-26-2009, 03:10 PM
Some students might qualify for credit for interning with a political organization. There certainly isn't any indoctrination going on, you hyperbolic twat. This isn't much different than interning anywhere else.

Says the sheep

alpha_omega
08-26-2009, 03:18 PM
Forget about the credits...what about offering 14 bones an hour to go door-to-door????

petegz28
08-26-2009, 03:20 PM
Forget about the credits...what about offering 14 bones an hour to go door-to-door????

that's fucking insane

Donger
08-26-2009, 03:22 PM
Oh, I hope they ring my doorbell. It would be even better than when the poor Mormons show up.

wild1
08-26-2009, 03:24 PM
Oh, I hope they ring my doorbell. It would be even better than when the poor Mormons show up.

I'd be inclined to join and see what mischief I could cause.

Reaper16
08-26-2009, 03:25 PM
Says the sheep
http://memegenerator.net/Instances/881/Conspiracy-Psyduck-I-HAD-TO-DIVORCE-YOUR-MOTHER-I-SUSPECT-SHE-WAS-A-REPTILIAN.jpg

petegz28
08-26-2009, 03:31 PM
http://memegenerator.net/Instances/881/Conspiracy-Psyduck-I-HAD-TO-DIVORCE-YOUR-MOTHER-I-SUSPECT-SHE-WAS-A-REPTILIAN.jpg

Awwww, are you resorting to ripping on peoples' mom now? ROFL

Reaper16
08-26-2009, 03:35 PM
Says the sheep
http://memegenerator.net/Instances/493/Conspiracy-Psyduck-Were-not-getting-a-converter-box-The-government-can-track-them.jpg

mlyonsd
08-26-2009, 03:36 PM
My wife is in charge of transfers at the local university. I'd like to be there when she tells someone coming in these credits aren't eligible.

petegz28
08-26-2009, 03:37 PM
http://memegenerator.net/Instances/493/Conspiracy-Psyduck-Were-not-getting-a-converter-box-The-government-can-track-them.jpg

I fogrot, you know more than everyone else....

thecoffeeguy
08-26-2009, 03:37 PM
so, what would happen if Republicans or conservatives took this approach? That would be interesting. :doh!:

Donger
08-26-2009, 03:39 PM
To what subject would these credits be applied? Socialism 101: Robin Hood Syndrome and The Modern World?

Reaper16
08-26-2009, 03:40 PM
I fogrot, you know more than everyone else....
http://memegenerator.net/Instances/799/Conspiracy-Psyduck-THEY-PUT-SOMETHING-IN-THE-WATER-TO-MAKE-YOU-FORGET.jpg

Reaper16
08-26-2009, 03:41 PM
To what subject would these credits be applied? Socialism 101: Robin Hood Syndrome and The Modern World?
Some schools simply offer some credit for an approved internship.

petegz28
08-26-2009, 03:44 PM
Some schools simply offer some credit for an approved internship.

Education at its finest.....

no wonder kids today think the world owes them something

Reaper16
08-26-2009, 03:49 PM
Education at its finest.....

no wonder kids today think the world owes them something
You've actually got parents using money to work the system to get their kids these internships. Apparently, they are really important in some fields for a young kid just getting into the job market for the first time. Its all kind of icky.

BucEyedPea
08-26-2009, 03:49 PM
Truly disgusting.

petegz28
08-26-2009, 03:51 PM
You've actually got parents using money to work the system to get their kids these internships. Apparently, they are really important in some fields for a young kid just getting into the job market for the first time. Its all kind of icky.

I have no problem with legit internships.

KC Dan
08-26-2009, 03:53 PM
You've actually got parents using money to work the system to get their kids these internships. Apparently, they are really important in some fields for a young kid just getting into the job market for the first time. Its all kind of icky.Everyone knows "It's not who you know, it's who you blow!"

jAZ
08-26-2009, 04:21 PM
It's clear that some here have never offered an internship program to students for credit.

It's not up to me what schools accept the work for credit. It's up to the school and usually the individual faculty member.

***SPRAYER
08-26-2009, 04:29 PM
It's clear that some here have never offered an internship program to students for credit.

It's not up to me what schools accept the work for credit. It's up to the school and usually the individual faculty member.

Who 99 out of a 100 times is a left wing moonbat.

2bikemike
08-26-2009, 04:30 PM
Who 99 out of a 100 times is a left wing moonbat.

I was thinking the Blind Leading the Blind.

Saul Good
08-26-2009, 05:30 PM
And how the **** could this be grassroots? Get a Goddamned clue.Can we assume that this was directed at Obama and his staff?

"Students and young people were critical in building the movement that helped elect President Obama last year. By becoming a National Organizing Intern, you'll be part of the grassroots effort to make the change we fought for a reality in 2009 and beyond,"

Jenson71
08-26-2009, 05:34 PM
That'd be a school decision. I doubt most would allow it, for good reason.

But, are most of you fine with internships for senators and congressmen? Obviously, not the same thing, but I'm just curious.

petegz28
08-26-2009, 05:37 PM
That'd be a school decision. I doubt most would allow it, for good reason.

But, are most of you fine with internships for senators and congressmen? Obviously, not the same thing, but I'm just curious.

I have no problems with that. You're right, it is not the same thing.

petegz28
08-26-2009, 05:37 PM
Can we assume that this was directed at Obama and his staff?

"Students and young people were critical in building the movement that helped elect President Obama last year. By becoming a National Organizing Intern, you'll be part of the grassroots effort to make the change we fought for a reality in 2009 and beyond,"

He flew off the handle before he read the article. Or so it would appear.

Saul Good
08-26-2009, 05:41 PM
He flew off the handle before he read the article. Or so it would appear.

That's okay. He's a busy man. Most college kids are. You've got to be pretty busy if you're able to cram more knowledge and life experience into 21 years than anybody else has in years, or even decades, of additional time spent living?

petegz28
08-26-2009, 05:42 PM
That's okay. He's a busy man. Most college kids are. You've got to be pretty busy if you're able to cram more knowledge and life experience into 21 years than anybody else has in years, or even decades, of additional time spent living?

Amazing, isn't it? I mean if I knew as much about life now as I did 17 years ago I would be ruler of the world!!!

KC Dan
08-26-2009, 05:44 PM
Amazing, isn't it? I mean if I knew as much about life now as I did 17 years ago I would be ruler of the world!!!No, you'd be a czar!

petegz28
08-26-2009, 05:48 PM
No, you'd be a czar!

:LOL:

Dave Lane
08-26-2009, 05:54 PM
How the **** am I a sheep? And how the **** could this be grassroots? Get a Goddamned clue.

Pete doesn't know how to read. Please be kind.

Saul Good
08-26-2009, 06:05 PM
Pete doesn't know how to read. Please be kind.

Yeah. It was pete who couldn't read the part about Obama's staff referring to it as "grassroots".

petegz28
08-26-2009, 06:10 PM
Pete doesn't know how to read. Please be kind.

Obviously you don't

Saul Good
08-26-2009, 06:16 PM
Obviously you don't

Obama's staff: It's grassroots!

Pete: Obama's staff claims it's grassroots.

Reaper: They never claimed that.

Everybody who can read: Here's the quote

Dave: Pete can't read


Why bother having discussions in DC anymore?

petegz28
08-26-2009, 06:28 PM
Obama's staff: It's grassroots!

Pete: Obama's staff claims it's grassroots.

Jensen: They never claimed that.

Everybody who can read: Here's the quote

Dave: Pete can't read


Why bother having discussions in DC anymore?


Actually I think it was Reaper not Jenson, but still

Reaper16
08-26-2009, 06:31 PM
He flew off the handle before he read the article. Or so it would appear.
I don't get it. I disagree with the idea that this OFA is a grassroots organization, and I get bombarded with posts pointing out where they are calling themselves grassroots.

Its like you drooling simians are so perplexed that someone they frequently disagree with could agree with them about something that you try and make me disagree with you.

Ya'll are fucking dumb.

jAZ
08-26-2009, 06:34 PM
Who 99 out of a 100 times is a left wing moonbat.

For vast majority of situations it has zero to do with politics. In this case, I'm sure it would play an obvious role. But it would need to be somewhat related. Whether it's political science degree or marketing degree or social service or something relevent.

Saul Good
08-26-2009, 06:37 PM
Actually I think it was Reaper not Jenson, but still

My bad.


See how that works?

jAZ
08-26-2009, 06:39 PM
That'd be a school decision. I doubt most would allow it, for good reason.

But, are most of you fine with internships for senators and congressmen? Obviously, not the same thing, but I'm just curious.

Why not? They'd need to allow it for any politcal persuasion. But it's common. Politics is a career. Universities prepare people for careers.

It's hardly something that is taboo or connected to one party or another.

Saul Good
08-26-2009, 06:39 PM
I don't get it. I disagree with the idea that this OFA is a grassroots organization, and I get bombarded with posts pointing out where they are calling themselves grassroots.

Its like you drooling simians are so perplexed that someone they frequently disagree with could agree with them about something that you try and make me disagree with you.

Ya'll are ****ing dumb.

You weren't just saying that it wasn't grassroots. You insulted Pete for acting as if Obama's lackeys were trying to pass this off as grassroots.

The problem was that you didn't read the article. If you had, you wouldn't have attached pete the way you did. Don't get me wrong. You still would have attacked him, just in a different manner.

jAZ
08-26-2009, 06:40 PM
http://www.in.gov/legislative/house_republicans/intern/index.html

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jAZ
08-26-2009, 06:42 PM
http://www.gop.com/Internships.htm

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Internships are available within each of our divisions (subject to change):


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Saul Good
08-26-2009, 06:45 PM
I don't think it's the fact that they have interns that is the issue. It's the fact that they are, essentially, paid to campaign for his agenda that is bothersome.

It sounds an awful lot like buying votes to me.

jAZ
08-26-2009, 06:45 PM
http://www.heritage.org/about/internships/

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Saul Good
08-26-2009, 06:47 PM
http://www.heritage.org/about/internships/

[INDENT][I]The Heritage Foundation Internship Program

The Heritage Foundation Internship Program
"Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow"
Established 1979

The Heritage Foundation Internship Program attracts young conservative leaders of the highest caliber. Our paid interns have real jobs, acquire policy expertise, build marketable skills, enhance their resumes, attend events where they can meet and talk with the nation's leading policy-makers, and make friends with their conservative peers.

Another example not involving campaigning. Thanks for saving me the research time.

jAZ
08-26-2009, 06:47 PM
I don't think it's the fact that they have interns that is the issue. It's the fact that they are, essentially, paid to campaign for his agenda that is bothersome.

It sounds an awful lot like buying votes to me.

*gasp* people get paid to work for organizations that advocate a politcal agenda!?!

My stars! Where's my fainting couch!

jAZ
08-26-2009, 06:47 PM
Another example not involving campaigning. Thanks for saving me the research time.

"In sum, interns work together with Heritage staff to build an America where freedom, opportunity, prosperity, and civil society flourish."

Saul Good
08-26-2009, 06:50 PM
"In sum, interns work together with Heritage staff to build an America where freedom, opportunity, prosperity, and civil society flourish."

One Sacramento Craig's List ad declares, "Help pass Obama's health care reform! Earn $325-$550 per week!"


I must be missing your point. I just don't see the similarity.

jAZ
08-26-2009, 06:55 PM
One Sacramento Craig's List ad declares, "Help pass Obama's health care reform! Earn $325-$550 per week!"


I must be missing your point. I just don't see the similarity.

I can't keep track of the ever changing objections. First it's that Obama is recruiting "brown shirts". Then it's that *gasp* students are taking internships for credit. Then it's that they are campaigning for a politcal agenda! Then it's that they are being paid to campaign for the agenda!

Just admit that it's nothing unusual. Not to pay people to work in campaigns. Not to offer school credit in leiu of cash. Or in addition to cash.

It's a complete non-issue that people refuse to acknowledge because they hate learning that their snap judgement of Obama has yet again blown up in their faces thanks to facts.


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petegz28
08-26-2009, 07:00 PM
If Bush did this, jAZ would be having a temper tantrum

jAZ
08-26-2009, 07:03 PM
If Bush did this, jAZ would be having a temper tantrum

Bush did this. I didn't give a shit.

http://www.gop.com/Internships.htm

REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE
Internship Program for Undergraduate Students

Thank you for expressing interest in the Republican National Committee (RNC) Internship Program. The RNC is always looking for interested undergraduate students to serve as interns at our headquarters in Washington, DC.

Internships are available within each of our divisions (subject to change):


Chairman’s Office
The Chairman’s office is responsible for coordinating the schedules and correspondence of the Chairman and the Chief of Staff. This department oversees all other divisions and orchestrates RNC interaction with high ranking party members.

Co-Chairman’s Office
The Co-Chairman’s office is responsible for coordinating the RNC’s women’s outreach and leadership efforts.

Coalitions
The Coalitions’ division works to cultivate relationships with existing and new supporters to coordinate and promote party policies in an effort to garner donations, votes and advocates for Presidential, Congressional, State and party leadership throughout the nation.

Counsel’s Office
The Counsel’s office advises the Chairman, RNC divisions, and State Parties on all legal matters. They also provide counsel for matters relating to the Rules of the Republican Party.

Communications/Research/GOP-TV
The Communications’ division is responsible for planning and executing the Committee’s media strategy via statements to the press and media events.

New Media
The New Media division is responsible for ensuring there is an effective online component to RNC operations. Web savvy students are a plus, but not a must.

Finance
The Finance division is primarily responsible for RNC fundraising activities.

Government Affairs
The Government Affairs division serves as the liaison between the RNC and Capital Hill, Governors and State Legislators, and the Washington government affairs and business community.

Member Services
The Member Services division serves as the liaison between the RNC and our National Committee Members.

Political
The Political division serves as the liaison between the RNC and all state parties/candidates.
Strategy
The RNC Strategy division is responsible for all polling, public opinion, targeting, voter contact, list development, voter vault and data development programs.

Constituent Services
Constituent Services is responsible for responding to all questions, concerns and comments from constituents.

petegz28
08-26-2009, 07:05 PM
Bush did this. I didn't give a shit.

http://www.gop.com/Internships.htm

REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE
Internship Program for Undergraduate Students

Thank you for expressing interest in the Republican National Committee (RNC) Internship Program. The RNC is always looking for interested undergraduate students to serve as interns at our headquarters in Washington, DC.

Internships are available within each of our divisions (subject to change):


Chairman’s Office
The Chairman’s office is responsible for coordinating the schedules and correspondence of the Chairman and the Chief of Staff. This department oversees all other divisions and orchestrates RNC interaction with high ranking party members.

Co-Chairman’s Office
The Co-Chairman’s office is responsible for coordinating the RNC’s women’s outreach and leadership efforts.

Coalitions
The Coalitions’ division works to cultivate relationships with existing and new supporters to coordinate and promote party policies in an effort to garner donations, votes and advocates for Presidential, Congressional, State and party leadership throughout the nation.

Counsel’s Office
The Counsel’s office advises the Chairman, RNC divisions, and State Parties on all legal matters. They also provide counsel for matters relating to the Rules of the Republican Party.

Communications/Research/GOP-TV
The Communications’ division is responsible for planning and executing the Committee’s media strategy via statements to the press and media events.

New Media
The New Media division is responsible for ensuring there is an effective online component to RNC operations. Web savvy students are a plus, but not a must.

Finance
The Finance division is primarily responsible for RNC fundraising activities.

Government Affairs
The Government Affairs division serves as the liaison between the RNC and Capital Hill, Governors and State Legislators, and the Washington government affairs and business community.

Member Services
The Member Services division serves as the liaison between the RNC and our National Committee Members.

Political
The Political division serves as the liaison between the RNC and all state parties/candidates.
Strategy
The RNC Strategy division is responsible for all polling, public opinion, targeting, voter contact, list development, voter vault and data development programs.

Constituent Services
Constituent Services is responsible for responding to all questions, concerns and comments from constituents.

I am sorry, where is that ever referenced as "Bush's Army", or "Bush 2.0"?

Ultra Peanut
08-26-2009, 07:06 PM
you people

are beyond parody

jAZ
08-26-2009, 07:09 PM
I am sorry, where is that ever referenced as "Bush's Army", or "Bush 2.0"?

Explalin to me what a name means.

jAZ
08-26-2009, 07:09 PM
you people

are beyond parody

Constantly.

Saul Good
08-26-2009, 07:10 PM
you people

are beyond parody

Yer nuts

stevieray
08-26-2009, 07:17 PM
Two weeks!

Jenson71
08-26-2009, 07:37 PM
Why not? They'd need to allow it for any politcal persuasion. But it's common. Politics is a career. Universities prepare people for careers.

It's hardly something that is taboo or connected to one party or another.

I know. I think the internships for senators and congressmen are really good things, especially for us political science majors. You are working indirectly with these public servants and directly with public policy and issues involved with that.

Chiefshrink
08-26-2009, 08:27 PM
http://www.heritage.org/about/internships/

The Heritage Foundation Internship Program

The Heritage Foundation Internship Program
"Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow"
Established 1979

The Heritage Foundation Internship Program attracts young conservative leaders of the highest caliber. Our paid interns have real jobs, acquire policy expertise, build marketable skills, enhance their resumes, attend events where they can meet and talk with the nation's leading policy-makers, and make friends with their conservative peers.

Specifically, our interns work with Heritage experts in such areas as homeland security, tax and budget, communications, religion and civil society, the rule of law, and foreign affairs. Depending on the specific assignment, interns hone their research and writing skills to produce succinct work products of the type used by government decision-makers. Additionally, for young entrepreneurs interested in learning management skills, Heritage offers the opportunity to work in fundraising, donor and government relations, information systems, marketing, and online communications.

In addition, our interns attend weekly briefings with top Heritage scholars and outside policy experts, participate in reading groups, attend lectures by prominent authors, and take part in internal policy discussions. Many interns have reported that these conversations helped them gain confidence in their ability to persuade others - even veteran analysts - of the validity of their ideas. And, Heritage provides the opportunity to meet Supreme Court Justices, Members of Congress and the administration, and distinguished visiting dignitaries.

Interns also have the opportunity to acquire more practical skills through a variety of forums. For example, an etiquette luncheon reveals which plate is your bread plate; a resume workshop helps you hone that all-important document; a writing session offers helpful tips for professional communication; and other seminars teach nuts-and-bolts networking skills such as the art of writing a sincere thank you note.

Previous intern classes have toured the White House, the United States Capitol, the Supreme Court, the Library of Congress, the Pentagon, and Mount Vernon, as well as enjoyed the camaraderie of shared meals with fellow interns. Past interns have also had opportunities for small group meetings with conservative leaders like Margaret Thatcher and Associate Justice Clarence Thomas.

In sum, interns work together with Heritage staff to build an America where freedom, opportunity, prosperity, and civil society flourish.

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Hey jAZ the big difference with all these conservative links you have posted is that they "Promote America" as opposed to tearing it down(ala -the majority of poly sci classes in most of all the colleges across the nation)

Reaper16
08-26-2009, 09:58 PM
You weren't just saying that it wasn't grassroots. You insulted Pete for acting as if Obama's lackeys were trying to pass this off as grassroots.

The problem was that you didn't read the article. If you had, you wouldn't have attached pete the way you did. Don't get me wrong. You still would have attacked him, just in a different manner.
I was insulting Pete for thinking that I am so naive as to believe the claim of grassroots. You are barnyard dumb. Related to Trey Hillman, perhaps.

jAZ
08-26-2009, 10:00 PM
Hey jAZ the big difference with all these conservative links you have posted is that they "Promote America" as opposed to tearing it down(ala -the majority of poly sci classes in most of all the colleges across the nation)

Exactly.

When your side does something, it's ok. When the other side does something they are Nazi's.

Thanks for the honesty.

jAZ
08-26-2009, 10:04 PM
I know. I think the internships for senators and congressmen are really good things, especially for us political science majors. You are working indirectly with these public servants and directly with public policy and issues involved with that.

Internships for political advocacy groups are good as well. They provide real-world experience in a real career.

jAZ
08-26-2009, 10:06 PM
This is among the dumbest threads all the way around in the recent history of CP. Just demonstrates how Cons will say anything no matter the merits. The only measure of quality is whether it sticks and does damange to Obama.

Pathetic.

Dallas Chief
08-27-2009, 09:29 AM
This is among the dumbest threads all the way around in the recent history of CP. Just demonstrates how Cons will say anything no matter the merits. The only measure of quality is whether it sticks and does damange to Obama.

Pathetic.

ROFLMAO!!!! Oh man you are too much. Oh the hypocrisy!!!
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stevieray
08-27-2009, 09:32 AM
ROFLMAO!!!! Oh man you are too much. Oh the hypocrisy!!!
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comedy gold.

Chiefshrink
08-27-2009, 09:49 AM
Exactly.

When your side does something, it's ok. When the other side does something they are Nazi's.

Thanks for the honesty.

And there is the RUB! What Libs define as building up America is totally opposite of how Conservatives define what building up America means.

Libs see building up America as being damn near totally dependent on the govt for its livelihood. That some how there is too much freedom and liberty and if that is the case then that must be reigned in under the 'guise' as FAIRNESS(class warfare) to all ,but in reality this 'guise' of FAIRNESS(class warfare) is just a way for govt to gain a massive amount of control over the people. Thus in reality this "destroys" America.:shake::shake:

Sully
08-27-2009, 10:11 AM
Recxjake got college credit for working for the Giuliani campaign, if he is to be taken at his word.

memyselfI
08-27-2009, 10:13 AM
My son turns 18 next year. I'm sooo glad I've been putting together a file of things for him to be able to claim conscientious objector status when he's required to register for the draft. I always feared this would be a possibility if I had boys. Never did I imagine it might happen under a Democratic administration. Before you poo-poo think about the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan and how Lite has hung his at on that war. He's put his stamp on it and chances are he, like Regular, will do whatever it takes to not appear weak or failing in that war.

It will start with something as seemingly innocuous as trying to pass Lite's agenda...

jAZ
08-27-2009, 10:23 AM
My son turns 18 next year. I'm sooo glad I've been putting together a file of things for him to be able to claim conscientious objector status when he's required to register for the draft. I always feared this would be a possibility if I had boys. Never did I imagine it might happen under a Democratic administration. Before you poo-poo think about the deteriorating situation in Afghanistan and how Lite has hung his at on that war. He's put his stamp on it and chances are he, like Regular, will do whatever it takes to not appear weak or failing in that war.

It will start with something as seemingly innocuous as trying to pass Lite's agenda...

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jAZ
08-27-2009, 10:25 AM
And there is the RUB! What Libs define as building up America is totally opposite of how Conservatives define what building up America means.

Deep.

Chiefshrink
08-27-2009, 10:31 AM
Deep.

Typical:clap: No substance in rebuttal from a Lib or Liberals for that matter:rolleyes:

jAZ
08-27-2009, 10:34 AM
Typical:clap: No substance in rebuttal from a Lib or Liberals for that matter:rolleyes:

What substance exists to respond to?

I agree with your first sentence. Your second second sentence is a bunch of hyperbolic partisan rhetoric that no discussion will impact.

There's no policy point to discuss. No point of fact to clarify. And one sentence that I agree with completely.

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09-11-2009, 07:38 AM
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BucEyedPea
09-11-2009, 09:28 AM
Disgusting. It's nationalism and fascism. It politicizes getting a college education which will make things more contentious.

Reaper16
09-11-2009, 11:08 AM
Disgusting. It's nationalism and fascism. It politicizes getting a college education which will make things more contentious.
What about the internships that send kids over to their state capitals to work directly under politicians?

WilliamTheIrish
09-11-2009, 11:17 AM
Disgusting. It's nationalism and fascism. It politicizes getting a college education which will make things more contentious.

That started the minute the easy loans became available. And the minute the easy/no pay loans becaqme available, the colleges and universities started charging ever higher tuition.

Brock
09-11-2009, 11:20 AM
That started the minute the easy loans became available. And the minute the easy/no pay loans becaqme available, the colleges and universities started charging ever higher tuition.

This sounds like a familiar scenario.