If Organizing for Action’s plans come together, 2013 will be its turn to make trouble for members of Congress back home in their districts.I wonder if this means OFA will get unfairly and inappropriately targeted by the IRS, too.
Four years after the tea party surprised Democrats at town halls that led to the Republican wave of 2010, the political action group formed out of the remains of President Barack Obama’s campaign laid out its plans Monday for Action August, a month of activity meant to break congressional opposition to the White House agenda.
OFA’s preparing a range of under-the-national-radar tactics in conjunction with heading for town halls. Rallies, distribution of fliers and district office demonstrations will be aimed at drawing the same sort of local attention that tea party groups managed four years ago, hoping to spook members of Congress worried about the 2014 midterms.
It is important to remember why the Tea Party was able to be so successful back in 2010. Not only did they have all the right tactics (rallies, getting people never involved in politics before involved for the first time, etc.) but they also had a mission: to get rid of Obamacare, stop government spending, lower taxes and to stop government expansion.
OFA is going to need something more than "hope and change" to rally around in order to have the same effect in 2014 as the Tea Party did in 2010, especially with Obamacare, and President Obama, facing lower approval ratings than ever before.