Obama Zombies: How the Liberal Machine Brainwashed My by Jason Mattera
By Jason Mattera
In 2008, Barack Obama lobotomized a new release. for a complete yr, in a different way clear-thinking participants of the main prosperous, over-educated, information-drenched iteration in American background fell prey to the costliest, hi-tech, laser-focused advertising attack in presidential crusade historical past. Twitter messages have been machine-gunned to cellphones at mach pace. fb and MySpace teams unfold around the web like electronic hearth. YouTube movies that includes celebrities ricocheted around the globe and into students’ in-boxes with devastating regularity. all of the whereas, the mega-money-raising engine whirred like a slot desktop caught on jackpot. the end result: an unthinking mass of younger citizens marched ahead to select the main radical and untested president in U.S. heritage. well-known as one of many country’s best younger conservative activists by way of Human occasions, Jason Mattera created a web sensation with ambush video interviews that revealed clueless younger liberals and crafty Democratic officers. Now he finds the jaw-dropping lengths Barack Obama and his allies in Hollywood, Washington, and Academia went to as a way to rework a legion of iPod-listening, MTV-watching fans right into a profitable coalition that threatens to turn into a lasting political realignment. Obama Zombies uncovers the real, behind-the-scenes tale of the tools and strategies the Obama crusade unleashed on adolescence tradition. via own interviews and meticulous unique examine, Mattera explains why conservatism’s destiny rests upon jolting the younger plenty from their shut eye, yanking out their earphones, and sparking a countercultural conservative conflict opposed to the increase of the ignorant Left. The lesson from 2008 is crystal transparent: whilst actual conservatives run away, Obama zombies pop out to play.
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As the New York Times reported, "Hughes wanted Mr. Obama's social network to mirror the off-line world the same way that Facebook does--by fostering more meaningful connections by attending neighborhood meetings and calling on people who were part of their daily lives. "14 Two million profiles; 200,000 planned events; 70,000 personal fund-raising pledges. " One of those events was organized by Zombie Valli Frausto. O. 's Web operation in the key state of Ohio, noting that through MyBO more than three hundred support groups were established.
Would the payoff be worth it? O. did. But as the primaries and caucuses got closer, the text outreach started to yield results. When Oprah Winfrey addressed a rally of twenty-nine thousand people in South Carolina, campaign officials asked the crowd to text "SC" to a specific Obama number. Thousands of cell phone numbers just like that! The campaign also printed more than thirty thousand fliers with contact information of undecided voters and a call script with instructions on what to say over the phone.
Straight to the front of the line for leader of the free world! Diddy summed up his Obama Zombie logic with this stirring message: "I'm calling all youth. All Colors. All youth voters. November 4th we have to protect our future, and John McCain is bugging the fuck out, okay? . "22 AXELROD AND PLOUFFE'S ability to manufacture crowds led by Hollywood's brightest lights was only the beginning, though. It was the transition from concert to getout-the-vote strategy that delivered Change We Could Believe In.