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To win in November Democrats must not be Obamacrats

Organization for Action (OFA) is followed by barackobama.com on the website. Has OFA hijacked the Democratic Party? You see, when a presidential candidate is running for election or reelection, it is appropriate that the candidate manage the brand around his or her name. It is appropriate to raise money for the campaign. When the election is over, that business should be behind us. Now, campaigning is never ending, even for a second term candidate whose signature legislation turned out to be deficient in implementation. They even branded the Affordable Care Law with his name, Obamacare. Democrats can’t escape that. The legislation was crafted by Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, for which it stands.

She crafted Obamacare
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If the Republican Party takes over all of Congress in the wake of what it did to America during the Bush years, and does so at the hands of someone name Reince Priebus, what does that say for Deborah Wasserman Schultz, for instance? Are you in, or are you out? Now, there is no telling that many Americans have disdain for wealthy Americans having undermined free speech with unlimited aggregate campaign contributions. Americans may be frightened about the future of their Social Security and Medicare, for instance, by the likes of the Paul Ryan budget. Yet, where is the big D? The big D is the Democratic Party that should be a more powerful force at this point than the community organizer?

Obama has become a bad brand with good intentions. Republicans have become a bad brand with evil intentions. Democrats have become a noble cause without competence. That’s the problem. Who are the brand managers here?