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Below are the two final essays to be posted on Allegiance and Duty Betrayed. The first one is written by a friend -- screen name 'Euro-American Scum' -- who, over the past four years, has been the most faithful essayist here. He has written about everything from his pilgrimage to Normandy in 2004 to take part in the 60th–year commemoration of the invasion, to his memories of his tour in Vietnam. His dedication to America’s founding principles ... and those who have sacrificed to preserve them over the past 200+ years ... is unequaled. Thank you, E-A-S. It has been a privilege to include your writing here, and it is a privilege to call you my friend.

The second essay is my own farewell. And with it I thank all of the many regular visitors, and those who may have only dropped in occasionally, for coming here. I hope you learned something. I hope a seed or two was planted. But, even if not, I thank you for stopping by ... 25 March, 2010


Never Waste a Good Crisis

The devious tenets contained in Saul Alinsky's 'Rules for Radicals' have once again made an appearance in the strategies of the Obama administration. The administration has sunk to a new low -- a depth to which even I had not envisioned them capable of falling.

Early last week, after seeing the First Lady on television asking us all to donate to Haiti relief, I logged onto the White House website to investigate how the administration is handling fundraising for the earthquake victims.

In the upper righthand portion of the site is a big red-and-white 'Help for Haiti -- Learn What You Can Do' icon. You can't miss it. I followed the link and decided to make a small donation, not because I wanted to do so through the White House (we already made an early donation through the Salvation Army), but because I wanted to see whether there would be 'political (e-mail) ramifications' as a result of doing so. Would even this administration really be so crass as to take political advantage of the unprecedented tragedy in Haiti?

I received my answer this morning, less than a week after I made my donation to Haiti relief.

Rick and Joan --

On Wednesday evening, President Obama will deliver his first State of the Union address. It comes at a critical moment.

We must regroup, refocus, and re-engage on the vital work ahead. So let's watch it together at a State of the Union Watch Party in your neighborhood.

We've hit some serious bumps in the road recently in our march toward change. We always knew it would be difficult, but this past week has definitely been a hard one, for all of us.

But this movement didn't come so far without making it through some challenging times. It's at moments like these when we need you most. People are hurting. Our country is at a crossroads, and in communities like yours all across America we must all fight for the progress our families and businesses need to thrive.

The President's resolve has never been stronger to keep fighting for health insurance reform, for lasting job creation, and to rein in the big banks and fight the undue influence of lobbyists. Wednesday's speech will be a pivotal moment for us all to get on the same page and continue the fight together.

In just two days, OFA supporters like you will be gathering at State of the Union Watch Parties in living rooms and community centers across the country. You can share ideas and experiences -- and I'll be joining on the phone for a special strategy huddle before the speech.

Find and RSVP for a State of the Union Watch Party near you:


I hope you can join us,

David Plouffe

P.S. -- Volunteers have set up hundreds of Watch Parties over the last few days. But if there isn't one yet near you, just sign up to host one yourself. It's easy and fun, local OFA organizers will help you with any questions you have, and it's an incredibly important way to let supporters near you be part of the action:


~ joanie


John Galt said...


Anonymous said...

Any American who doesn't yet realize that any "compassion" shown by liberals is phony will never get it. They have claimed to be the party of the working class, children, the disadvantaged, etc. for decades and yet everything they do harms all of the people they claim to want to help. This Haiti thing takes the cake.

John Cooper said...

Shameless. You need to send this information to some people, Joanie. I would suggest Andrew Napolitano for a start if you can get to him.

It's a violation of the Hatch Act, as well as a violation of good taste.

Charles Goddard said...

When the cigar handler was in the Oval Office I thought we had hit rock bottom. I'm beginning to wonder now.

DaveBurkett said...

They say that character is measured by how a person behaves when no one else is around. This administration has zero character. They will do anything they think they can get away with.

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Barry up the road said...


Rush has been taking a lot of heat for suggesting that it might not be a good idea to donate through the White House. I wonder if he knows about this.

Thanks for pointing this out Joanie. Really scary stuff.

Lou Barakos said...

Absolutely disgusting.

Rob Maroni said...

White House will change e-mail rules:


Hmmmm, this is from August of 09. It looks like "change" takes a long time to implement, huh?

John Cooper said...

Hillary is a fan of Alinsky, too. She wrote her 1969 college thesis on the man and his methods.


John Cooper said...

Obama Never Quits – Asking For Money from Sweetness & Light.

Same scam by OFA after the STFU speech.

abdul said...



The Obama Logo is a new logo for The Department of Defense’s Missile Defense Agency. People are calling it the Obama Logo. And the Obama Logo seems to be a mixture of Obama’s campaign Logo and an Islamic Crescent.

Is new Department of Defense Obama Logo an amazing coincidence and it really doesn’t look like an Islamic Crescent or was the Obama Logo meant to look like an Islamic Crescent?