Obama & Tucson, Duped or Duplicitous? Thrive or Fail?

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Reported in the Canada Free Press:

Theme of “Together We Thrive” T-shirt came from Obama’s Organizing for America

By Judi McLeod  

The “Together We Thrive” T-shirts that starred at Wednesday’s Arizona `Memorial’ originated from Organizing for America (here), a sad fact unearthed by The Drumbeat of Liberty and the Preservation of Freedom editor and Canada Free Press (CFP) columnist Robert Rohlfing.

In the controversy of the pep rally/rock concert style Memorial for those who lost their lives in Saturday’s Arizona tragedy, the mainstream media reported that the “Together We Thrive: Tucson & America” T-shirt given to mourners as they entered McKale Center was the idea of University of Arizona brass, not the Obama administration.

Yet the “Together We Thrive” slogan dates back to a post to Obama’s own Organizing for America in a Feb. 11, 2008 post by self-described “globalist” John BerryIV.

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It seems Mr. Berry was quite busy in Texas working to get Mr Obama elected — posted in his blog on Organizing for America:

Feb 11, 2008:

A Strategy for Attracting Republicans

Once we get into this conversation I start engaging them about what they want America to be and once this is done we find we have a lot of common ground.  Give is a try, reach out across the aisle in the spirit of the campaign.  In his speech today, Obama made a reference to all the Republicans that are coming out to his events.  We have to let them know that it is ok to care about others and to want America to be admired and not loathed around the world.

Here is a strategy that I have found to be effective over the last week or so.  Many of my Republican associates are extremely unhappy with their choice in the current presidential primaries, in addition there is a lot of animosity towards ‘You Know Who’ here is Texas.  My speech starts off with something along the lines of ‘The best way to ensure that your worst nightmare does not come to fruition is make sure that candidate does not make it out of the primaries.’

I follow up with giving them a choice ‘You can either have the potential of someone that you find trustworthy and likable, but do not agree with, or you can have someone that you loathe and disagree with.’  Once they begin to look at it from this point of view it becomes a very easy choice for them.  So far I have been able to spread the word to about 8 people and they have begun spreading it to others.  That will leave 8 1/2 months to bring them around by November.

Once we get into this conversation I start engaging them about what they want America to be and once this is done we find we have a lot of common ground.  Give is a try, reach out across the aisle in the spirit of the campaign.  In his speech today, Obama made a reference to all the Republicans that are coming out to his events.  We have to let them know that it is ok to care about others and to want America to be admired and not loathed around the world.

Yes, We Can!!!!!!

And finally the source of the branding slogan for the University of Arizona pep rally:

Feb 11, 2008:

Together We Thrive

For too long Americans have been set one against the other, it is a side affect of a free market society.  How can profits be maximized, how can I get the work done for the lowest possible costs.  This continually sets one group against the other, especially in the blue collar sectors of America.  It has become a part of the American Business model, whether it was indentured servants, slaves picking cotton, sharecroppers, the industrious people that built the railroads or todays migrant workers.  As long as we remain divided, fighting for the scraps that America has to offer it will be one group against the other.

What I see in Obama is a chance for a revolution.  A chance for every group to participate and be heard;  A chance to live the American dream that has been denied to so many.  Together we can and will change the world and return America to the shining beacon of Hope and Prosperity that we were and that we can be again.  Only when we work together do we accomplish feats that rival any ever accomplished in the history of mankind.  Diversity is our strength, that is what this campaign brings us a promise of.  For many this is a scary prospect and thought, getting to know someone different from myself.  We all want the same basic things for example a safe place to live, health and a quality education for our kids.

In a previous career, I was the global leader of Diversity for a global fortune 500 corporation, I have studied the affects of diverse groups working together and the results can not be denied.  Together we Thrive!!!!!!!!!!

Is this how we “thrive”: eliminate the rugged individualism of the Constitution along with our fundamental rights to life, liberty and happiness, and replace all that with “a safe place to live, health, and a quality education for our kids,” plus “diversity?”

Is a tragedy really the place to further political goals?  Is a University paid for with taxpayer dollars a place where this kind of propaganda should be paid for, with $60,000 of “University dollars?”

My heart goes out to the victims of a horrible, senseless act by a crazed lunatic.  I can only imagine the pain and loss they are enduring.  But my support comes in quiet tears, with fervent prayers that they will be able to heal and be comforted and even use this tragedy to draw near to God and grow into more loving compassionate people.  The fellowship of suffering brings a knowledge of God and an opportunity to become more like His Son.

“That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death….”  Philippians 3:10

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