11/24/2008

Obama's new White House communications director

Brendan Miniter has this at the WSJ Political Diary:

Ellen Moran is no bland, disinterested policy wonk. She's best known for her work with Democratic special interest groups, including the AFL-CIO, whose anti-Wal-Mart campaign she once spearheaded.

That effort, launched in several state legislatures, aimed to enact state laws to force the discount retailer to pay higher wages and assume more health-care expenses for its employees. The AFL-CIO, in effect, wanted to impose by law on Wal-Mart's non-unionized workforce wage and benefit commitments of the sort now breaking the back of Detroit's auto makers -- something the union had failed to achieve through its own organizing efforts at Wal-Mart. The campaign even gained a big success in Maryland, though the health care mandate enacted by the state legislature was ultimately struck down by a court on federalism grounds.

Ms. Moran's next big project was a more successful effort to elect pro-choice Democrats to Congress for EMILY's List. This year Democrats picked up a net gain of at least 13 pro-choice members in the House and two in the Senate (and perhaps as many as four, depending on the recount in Minnesota and run-off election in Georgia). The group's biggest success was defeat of Colorado Republican Rep. Marilyn Musgrave, the founder of the Pro-Life Caucus in Congress who had the misfortune of representing a swing-district that included Colorado Springs and parts of the Denver suburbs.

By tapping Ms. Moran to be his communications director, Mr. Obama is signaling something about his agenda and about the interest groups he will be relying on to run his administration, strengthen his Congressional majority in 2010 and win his own reelection fight in 2012. . . .

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Blogger Martin G. Schalz said...

"By tapping Ms. Moran to be his communications director, Mr. Obama is signaling something about his agenda and about the interest groups he will be relying on to run his administration, strengthen his Congressional majority in 2010 and win his own reelection fight in 2012. . . ."

I concur. BHO is showing his true colors here by way of strentghing his own politcal future and power base by pandering to those who got him where he is now.

Communications Director, eh? Here's a job description that I found via Google...

Job Description
Communications Director
Directs and oversees communications programs that effectively describe and promote the organization and its products. May conduct market or public opinion research to assess program outcomes. Suggests promotional campaign ideas in various types of media, as well as counsels top management on effective communication strategies. Requires a bachelor's degree with at least 10 years of experience in the field. Familiar with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Typically reports to top management.

They call it 'Communications Director'. I call it 'Propaganda Minister'.

The Media bias that was so prevalent in the Campaign of '08, is only going to become worse. The propagation of Left to Far Left ideology in the Media will be greatly increased by Ms. Moran. After all, is it not her job to do just that? To reshape American Culture and Values so that they may more closely resemble BHO's ideology? Isn't that how elections are won nowadays?

Dystopian fiction? More like reality in my humble opinion.

11/24/2008 4:15 PM  

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