President to meet with MoveOn, other ‘progressive activists’ in closed meeting to discuss fiscal cliff

With his first round of golf out of the way, President Obama is reported to be kicking off his second term early with a closed-door meeting with leaders of several labor unions as well as what CBS News’ Mark Knoller calls “progressive activists.” The topic? America’s impending leap off the fiscal cliff. Will he ask if they’re for or against it?

We’re with those who’d like Knoller, or any member of the media, to at least knock on the door.

Knoller reports that these are the people invited to tomorrow’s meeting.

  • Mary Kay Henry, SEIU
  • Lee Saunders, AFSCME
  • Dennis Van Roekel, NEA
  • Rich Trumka, AFL-CIO
  • Neera Tanden, Center for American Progress
  • John Podesta, Center for American Progress
  • Bob Greenstein, Center for Budget and Policy Priorities
  • Laura Burton Capps, Common Purpose Project
  • Max Richtman, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
  • Justin Ruben, MoveOn
  • Deepak Bhargava, Center for Community Change

Oh, my.

  • PatrioticDissent

    THE COMMIES ARE COMING! THE COMMIES ARE COMING!

    • http://twitter.com/crazytas1 ricci

      sadly they have already arrived

    • syvyn11

      Then we fight them.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      They arrived 4 years ago.

  • Ranadicus

    On the one hand we should be happy. By the time Obama is done there may not be another Democrat elected again, ever. On the other hand, the country will be a flaming ruin.

    • SineWaveII

      Yeah that’s how I read it too. The democrats are all hanging from lamp posts but the country looks like a scene from “The Road Warrior”

      • Christoph DeHaven

        The problem is, when he’s done no one may ever be elected again…the last remnants of the old republic will have been swept away…

        • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

          Well if the country has descended completely into chaos and anarchy, we can at least make sure that no liberals are part of the new society. They’ll be simple to track and they won’t learn about “food traps” no matter how many times you use it against them.

    • Lord Foggybottom

      “By the time Obama is done there may not be another Democrat elected again, ever” Yeah, that’s what we thought November 5th…

      • Ranadicus

        That’s not what I thought. Every few generations people need to re-learn certain lessons the hard way. The kind of lessons that cannot be taught, but must be seen first hand. This is what we see happening today.

        • Lord Foggybottom

          I disagree. They’re not learning a damn thing because they just re-elected the spender in chief.

        • Kate

          Yep. Liberals may say, “The GOP ideologies are dead,” but they said the same thing in the 70s when social liberalism was so prominent, but the Reagan era brought a resurgence of conservatism.

          History repeats itself. The GOP has a lot of young, smart faces (Rubio, Ryan, etc.).

  • my preciousss!!

    wow look at that roster. are they the incoming obama secretaries of whatever cabinets? we’re in for a pickle people!

    • SineWaveII

      They are all coming in to give Oblahblahblah their wish lists that he had better deliver on if he knows what’s good for him.

    • Penmar

      Maybe he’s going to appoint Trumka as the new Business Secretary?

    • Silenttype78

      Looks like he is rallying his # 1 fans to stoke the Occupy flames again….

    • Silenttype78

      Looks like he is rallying his # 1 fans to stoke the Occupy flames again….

  • linnicy

    And ppl are saying the Republicans have to change. Change so we can be more like this soulless subversives? The Dems are leaning on the left cliff looking at their devils in the ditch.

  • Jack Deth

    Tomorrow, they lay out the floor plan and strategy for a full court, arm twisting and bending, knee capping press.

    Whatever states that are ‘Right To Work’ and every business, large or small that is not union. Will be by 2015.

  • cspanjunkie1

    the next 4 years are going to tough to live through is these guys are his priority. (sigh-)

  • JoeMusgo

    You can bet that after he meets with this group to formulate a policy, he’ll meet with his sycophants from the media (MSNBC, CNBC, Huff Post, et. al.) to distribute his talking points. It’s a well-oiled propaganda machine that would making Alinsky proud.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kim.andrews.980 Kim Andrews

    This meeting should be short. How long does it take for them to
    tell obama:
    “Anything good happens….take all the credit. Anything bad happens….blame Republicans”
    The media…of course…will comply, because they’re obamas bitches. As far as the left is concerned, obama wasn’t elected…he was coronated.

  • Andrew

    I have a bad feeling about this.

    • SineWaveII

      As well you should.

  • SineWaveII

    After reading that list, why am I hearing the “theme from the Godfather”?

  • Dan Thorpe

    why are members of unions having anything to do with the US finance picture?

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      They are a part of the COGI: Community Organizers Global Initiative. If it only takes one community organizer to be President, just imagine what an entire army could do!

      • Dan Thorpe

        I was being sarcastic, I am well informed on this.I find it frightening that this is what “leads” our government

      • Dan Thorpe

        I was being sarcastic, I am well informed on this.I find it frightening that this is what “leads” our government

    • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

      They are a part of the COGI: Community Organizers Global Initiative. If it only takes one community organizer to be President, just imagine what an entire army could do!

  • Maria Seeger

    So, according to the link from Gateway Pundit, not only did Hostess close down 3 plants rather than yield to pressure from the Unions, but NBC Universal is laying off some of its employees as well…and someone posted a link to Breitbart that told about the ISO and the Teacher’s Unions meeting at Northwestern University to advocate the overthrow of the government and plan ways to bring a totalitarian government ruled by the working class. And then they wonder why the general public is afraid of them.
    Radical Leftist Democrats are trying to create the same type of cultural conditions that led to the Bolshevik Revolution….the only problem is that the times aren’t the same, the people aren’t the same kind of people that existed during that time, and there are enough veterans still alive that remember fighting to keep America safe. Even those who fought in Vietnam, although they might not have agreed with the war, still did so because they felt it was their duty to do so. Then there are the ones coming back from Afghanistan and Iraq who see first hand the dangers of radical Islam and sharia law…and who really did make a difference in Iraq, if only for a short time. Too bad that didn’t fit the media’s narrative, so people didn’t really see the good.

  • Maria Seeger

    One more thing….the Campaigner in chief is scheduling some rallies outside the Beltway per Fox News in order to take his message to the people and enlist their aid in changing Washington from the outside. In other words, he wants his peeps to help him strong-arm the Republicans into giving in to his demands. The so-called “Progressive Activists” must be there to help round up the necessary mobs, because for sure, since the election’s over, his supporters have no reason to go to this rally. Republicans won’t show up and Dems can’t really put a lot of pressure on the Republican controlled House of Representatives…who wants to bet that the “activists” are there to help organize a mass protest in front of Congress? Mob rule, it works so well.

    • digitalPimple

      I say we show up too. I’m always in for a food laugh.

  • DeeDeeTX

    Y’all are surprised? This is 0bama’s MO. You didn’t think he’d talk to anyone who actually knows anything about running a real business did you? He’s going to make sure his mob family gets their cut first.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rafael.penariosribero Rafael Eduardo Peña-Rios Riber

    their strategy:
    -tax more
    -?????
    -success!!!

  • brewerandpatriot

    They failed to mention Tony Soprano and Paulie Walnuts were also going to be in attendance. This certainly is one way to unite us Obutthurt.

  • Steve_J

    Nothing to see here, move along.

  • ember

    Why not invite one of those Occupy groups? I’ll bet the New Black Panthers have someone they could send. Let’s just call this a play date for far, far lefty forward groups and open the door to all.

  • Marcy Cook

    I’m actually taking great satisfaction in the fact that the press are being banned. They deserve to be kept in the dark…they’ve tried to keep us in the dark for 4 years. Thank God for citizen journalists otherwise we would not be prepared for this. The obamabots will be caught by surprise because they just don’t believe anything bad can happen to them.

  • NCRelite

    President to meet with The Legion of Doom

  • NCRelite

    President to meet with The Legion of Doom

  • Joe W.

    Keynote speaker is “Blago”……

  • Joe W.

    Keynote speaker is “Blago”……

  • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

    Tony Rezko will be the guest speaker, “How to win in an election despite shady land deals”.

  • AMERICAN Kafir™(KAdams)

    Tony Rezko will be the guest speaker, “How to win in an election despite shady land deals”.

  • Silenttype78

    Great.
    This is what happens when stupid people vote for “cool” over “qualified”. Our president’s leadership experience is based entirely on his work as a community organizer…that’s so “cool”.

  • Silenttype78

    Great.
    This is what happens when stupid people vote for “cool” over “qualified”. Our president’s leadership experience is based entirely on his work as a community organizer…that’s so “cool”.

  • Defender66

    Obama is holding his own little Marxist summit.

  • Peyton

    Why should the Republicans be the ones to move more mainstream? That doesn’t get us elected, we can’t beat the Democrats at their own game. https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/create-fair-tax-system-united-states-america/Rxg6F4h5