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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Obama's "Negative Press Czar" is Married to Top MoveOn.org Official


I must apologise to my regular readers for my sudden lack of consistency on my blog. I have taken up additional responsibilities that are cutting into my blogging time. I hope to be able to return to my usual routine in the future.

But since I have time to blog now, I thought you might find this interesting.

Recently this week the Obama administration created a new position by appointing Obama's online guru, Jesse Lee, to be his Director of Progressive media and Online Response. Or as I like to call it Jesse is the "Negative Press Czar".

Jesse will be responsible for crafting an online progressive outreach strategy as well as responding to negative or inaccurate stories about the President.

But isn't interesting that all of these progressives are interconnected.

According to an article on World Net Daily, Jesse Lee is married to a top official at MoveOn.org:

"Last April, Lee married Nita Chaudhary, a progressive activist.

Choudhary has led MoveOn's campaigns on the Iraq War and U.S. Constitution as well as running the group's fundraising program for MoveOn's 2008 electoral effort. She is MoveOn's campaign director for political action.

MoveOn is funded by philanthropist George Soros.

At MoveOn, Choudhary advocated against what she called "right wing extremists."

In an August 2009emailfrom the organization, Choudhary wrote, "Right-wing extremists have been crashing tons of events and trying to dominate the national debate."

Continued Choudhary: "But MoveOn members won't let them succeed-we're pushing back with Real Voices for Change, an ambitious campaign to show that the overwhelming majority of Americans continue to support President Obama's plans for change."

Two months later, she sent out a blast email decrying "biginsurance" companies.

"We need to make sure Democrats who side with 'Big Insurance' face consequences with the voters back home," she wrote.

In a dispatch last June, Choudary warned against a "secret cabal" of "conservatives" trying to slash Social Security and Medicare.

Wrote Choudhary: "It sounds like something Glenn Beck would cook up: a powerful cabal of right-wing ideologues hatches a secret plan to force cuts to Social Security and Medicare, and they're on the verge of succeeding. But it's true.

"Right now, the stars are aligned for conservatives who've spent decades trying to cut Social Security — the heart of the New Deal.

"And instead of articulating a progressive response, Democrats seem frozen, like deer in the headlights," she wrote.

Choudhary previously was director of online organizing for the Voter Contact Department of theDemocraticNationalCommittee.

In 2007, she was a trainer at the MoveOn-created progressive New Organizing Institute boot camp.

The NOI board of directors includes Color of Change, an environmental group founded and run by Van Jones, Obama's former "green"jobsczar. Jones resigned in September 2009 after it was exposed he founded a communist revolutionary organization and called for "resistance" against the U.S. government."

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