Coordinated by the Obama campaign organization, the Left is geared up to harass Americans into acquiescing in policies that would be unachievable through legislation and are more easily pursued without the encumbrance of preserving positive feelings toward a candidate.
Orchestrated nationally, it’s conducted locally, giving it a grassroots look.
Last week we wrote about Obamacare as a political organizing tool to be wielded by leftist organizations all joined at the hip with Organizing for Action—the campaign’s post-election name.
Now watch for seemingly local, seemingly grassroots efforts to discredit officials, organizations, and businesses showing reluctance to commit economic suicide in the name of fighting global warming.
And in case you plan on objecting to any of this, be advised that the First Amendment rights that invigorated the defense of American values in recent years are under siege. The Madison-based Center for Media and Democracy, operated by the militant Left, is in the thick of it.
It was during the Clinton years that people first spoke of “the permanent campaign,” meaning the respite from electioneering when no election was near had become a thing of the past. Superficially, it was an annoyance. Deeper down, it put the serious, daily work of governing on the back burner, behind posturing contrived to enhance the image of The Leader, or, more often, to slander his critics.
The permanent campaign is now a permanent struggle over subjecting every aspect of your life to a political test. Those on the wrong side may expect a run of bad luck.