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America's Little Lenin -- Joel Rogers And
The Obama Movement
Trevor Loudon says it is becoming increasingly
clear that Barack Obama did not create a movement. A movement
created Barack Obama.
One of the key leaders of that movement is
a Madison, Wisconsin, law professor and sociologist --
While not widely known outside "progressive" circles, few people
have exercised more influence in more strands of the movement that
selected and elected Barack Obama, than has Joel Rogers.
former "Green Jobs" Czar, the Marxist-Leninist Van Jones has been part
of Rogers' network for some years.
Rogers has served with Jones
on the board of the Apollo Alliance, a radical led coalition of green
groups and labor unions that had considerable input in writing Obama's
massive "stimulus package". Rogers has served as Senior Policy
Adviser to Jones' Oakland based Green For All -- the Northern California
affiliate of the Apollo Alliance.
Jones credits Rogers with
dreaming up the White House economic model -- basically a 21st century
"green" version of corporate socialism. Rogers also allegedly
masterminded the electoral alliance that put Obama in the driver's seat.
He then founded the organization that helped write the "stimulus bill",
which is now funneling billions into a movement primarily designed to
keep the Obama and the Democrats in power.
That's a lot of
influence for one man. Does Van Jones exaggerate? Let's
The New Party which Rogers and Dan Cantor founded in
the early 90s, was an attempt to to unite the poor, Blacks, Latinos ,
labor and "community groups" to work with and inside the Democratic
Party to elect large numbers of leftist candidates to public office.
The party was essentially amalgam of four organizations -- radical
Washington DC "think tank," the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS),
Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), Service Employees International
Union (SEIU), and Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now
This is just a taste. There's a ton more
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