American Samizdat

Thursday, August 26, 2010. *

The Plan

for the Democratic party.

Only you have to pay for it:
The Plan
By Rahm Emanuel and Bruce Reed
$13.95 U.S.
$16.50 Canadian
201 pages

The website includes an Intro and Excerpts, but they don't say much. You have to pay to find out what the Democrats under Obama stand for -- and maybe that's what they stand for -- making us pay.

Hahahaha, er, uh, hahahaha, oh, hahaha... It's not the hysterical laughter that bothers me, it's my inability to stop...

Oh, and the following has just come to my attention:

Manipulating MLK Day

"On January 19th, Barack and I will join thousands of people across the country for an extraordinary day of service," begins the e-mail from Michelle Obama. "Whatever service activity you organize or take part in -- cleaning up a park, giving blood, volunteering at a homeless shelter, or mentoring at-risk youth -- you can help start this important journey." We're likely to hear more calls to service under the Obama administration, a New Democratic plan for reviving America.

The Democrats have become just as adept at using message control as their Republican counterparts. This call to service is a warm-up for the call for "universal citizen service," an idea laid out in The Plan, Rahm Emanuel and Bruce Reed's blueprint for changing America. "Young people will know that between the ages of eighteen and twenty-five, the nation will enlist them for three months of civilian service. They'll be asked to report for basic civil defense training in their state or community, where they will learn what to do in the event of biochemical, nuclear, or conventional attack." Not quite a draft, but the authors admit it will expose more young Americans to the prospect of military service, hopefully boosting enlistment.

Emphasis added.

I suspect the dream has been interrupted...
posted by Uncle $cam at 2:47 AM
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