Diary

I went to an OFA "rally" in Scottsdale, AZ.

It was at the Railroad Park at Scottsdale Rd/Indian Bend on Sat. 6/5 from 9-12.  I thought it was an odd location.  The park is a big draw for families and in an area that’s not too happy with Obama right now.  I figured it was payback for Harry Mitchell’s health care vote that ignored 90% of his constitutents.  I don’t know what I expected, but the “rally” was a table with 2 aging hippies to get people to register to vote.  I wonder if they know that anyone that registers to vote in this district will certainly not vote for their candidates.  I picked up a blue instruction sheet that has “Organizing for America” at the top with instructions on how to register to vote.  And their website and phone # if you have questions.  At the bottom was an Obama quote: “We are not mere prisoners of fate.  Our actions matter, and can bend history in the direction of justice.”, 12/10/09.  Underneath in very fine print: “Paid for by Organizing for America, a project of the Democratic National Committee.”