Interesting question.

“Organizing for Action” seeks trainees to help forward the “progressive agenda”:

Many were asking a question that shouldn’t even have to be asked of people who lobby hard for the “progressive” agenda, which includes a “living wage” for workers:

The answer to that question is “no”:

The Spring Organizing Fellowship is an unpaid, volunteer program. OFA is looking for volunteers who are interested in donating their time to the program, without the expectation of pay, for civic and public service purposes.

It’s a case of “paying a living wage for thee but not for me.”

First assigned duty?

  • Juan Pablo

    I thought part of the Obama agenda was to eliminate unpaid internships???

    • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Its kinda like job creation…..not really.

    • Will B Good

      Only for those OTHER people.

      • TexasMom2012

        Ding!

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      His agenda also involved affordable healthcare and look how that turned out.

    • A-Train

      I wonder if this ‘work’ qualifies people to expunge student loans through ‘volunteering to ‘help’ the community’.

  • DaMello ®

    I’m sure there are plenty of zombies willing to volunteer.

    • Kimihiro Watanuki

      George A. Romero will do the casting… er… I mean hiring.

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        Extra’s cast of “The Walking Dead” and “Resident Evil” movies? XD Jawamax 8<{D}

  • twinx

    Stoopit Liberal jabonies: You volunteer to help the needy, support veterans, give assistance to the elderly, help teach kids how to read, hold preemies in your arms at hospitals, etc., NOT Obama. These OFA people are as dumb as dirt.

    • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

      Hey there, dirt grows food! OFA grows…tedious.

      • TexasMom2012

        Love it!

  • H50 ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    No living wage? No Health care? No way!

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    More the fool you if you fall for working without pay to raise the minimum wage.
    RIP Irony (from time immemorial – 2013)

  • MNWoman

    Provided they don’t closely monitor their interns a bunch of conservatives should volunteer and go with them out and about to spread the ugly truth about liberalism and, more specifically, Obama’s presidency.

    I mean, conservatives always talk about needing to reach out to Obama’s demographic…well, OFA already has all the planning and ground work in place to go out to meet with Low Info Voters…we just need some volunteers to go with them and tell the other side of the story (also known as the truth)

    • rssllue

      I just thought we could get a jump start on their education by giving them the definition of irony right up front so that they can see how they have been played for fools by the progressive “leaders” that they follow blindly.

      Full Definition of IRONY
      1
      : a pretense of ignorance and of willingness to learn from another assumed in order to make the other’s false conceptions conspicuous by adroit questioning —called also Socratic irony
      2
      a : the use of words to express something other than and especially the opposite of the literal meaning
      b : a usually humorous or sardonic literary style or form characterized by irony
      c : an ironic expression or utterance
      3
      a (1) : incongruity between the actual result of a sequence of events and the normal or expected result (2) : an event or result marked by such incongruity
      b :
      incongruity between a situation developed in a drama and the
      accompanying words or actions that is understood by the audience but not
      by the characters in the play —called also dramatic irony, tragic irony

    • QueenB ✓certifiable

      I don’t know if I could sit through the “training” without beating out in hysterical laughter.

  • Karey Jackson

    Sike, the liberals just pretend to fight for a living wage.

  • CatHerder ✓fire! ✓fire!

    I dunno…those springs can be mighty cold. You could catch your death.

  • badazoth

    u cant make this stuff up
    so sad i weep for the utes today

  • Maxx

    Minorities don’t realize this but they might as well be working for OFA as well, since both parties seem to be exploited by the left with little to no compensation.

    Blacks and Hispanics, get ready in 2014 for another “we’re Democrats and we’re here to save you!” campaign season leading up to the midterms.

    • URGR82

      Don’t forget war on women
      And
      War on workers
      There is probably more…they need sooo many

      Well all good answers: I think the translationis is War on America

      • Just Another Guy ✓ ✓ ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        They had the “war on war” too, until Obama got into office.

        For such peace advocating people, they sure are at war a lot.

        • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          Like that old waggish comment on how Johnson’s War on Poverty ended with poverty winning.

      • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

        The War on GOD, The War on Jesus, The War on Coal, The War on Oil, The War on our Military and Veterans… Need I go on? Jawamax 8<{D}

        • TexasMom2012

          The War on Long Haul Truck drivers!

  • Ya Dont Say?

    OFA is a 501(c)4, nice little racket they got going on while they pander for D-onkey all damnday.

  • TocksNedlog

    You get what you vote for.

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      Unfortunately, it’s also “We get what they voted for.”

  • ObamaFail

    So the same libs always preaching about how “walmart deserves to die and be put out of business because it doesn’t pay a living wage” expects people to work for NO wage to push the propaganda of the Obama administration? Double Standards, if libs didn’t have a double standard they’d have no standards at all.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    If OFA doesn’t pay its “fellows” $10.10 per hour, the GDP will decrease and no jobs will be created. Obama said so! “Stage 3: Profit!”

    😉

  • Conservative First

    You don’t need to do it for pay, when you’re doing it for the party.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      Translation, Please-ski? Jawamax 8<{D}

      • BrainChildOfGod

        From Bing and Google translators: “Young builders of communism! Forward, to new successes in work and study!”

  • http://www.GONINERS.com/ Kristine ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Shouldn’t “It’s a case of “paying a living wage for thee but not for me” be “paying a living wage for me but not for thee”?

    /nitpicking

  • rssllue

    I guess you do indeed get something for free after all if you believe in the progressive agenda! Too bad for you it winds up being your time and effort! Feel like suckers yet?

  • Keith

    You get paid what you are worth in the good ol USA so a drone working for these clowns/Oliar are worth exactly ZERO!!!

  • Ken Alan Draper

    Hey libs! Kinda makes Walmart’s pay structure look good by comparison don’t it? especially when you add the insurance, & all the other benefits walmart provides it’s employees.

  • Thomas, Snarkmaster General

    I’d be willing to do it for free, but I wouldn’t be very good at it. Then, maybe the OFA Oafs would realize you get what you pay for.

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Or, as in the case of Obamacare, not so much that you get what you pay for, but you will certainly pay– and pay– and pay, for what you do get.

      • TexasMom2012

        pay and pay and pay for what will be done TO you!

  • http://lordfoggybottom.com/ BlahBlah

    See the OFA tweet. There’s free water for everyone.

    • ToyZebra

      Here is your straw. There is the puddle at the drainage ditch.

  • Right Wired ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    If i was retired, I woudl do it..and be the worst employee in the history of the universe.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    The last Office/Cubicle Job I had paid $8.00 an Hour (Unfortunately it was as a part-time Phone Solicitor for Medicare Supplement Programs). If OFA wants me to do ACTUAL office Work (even as a Janitor, etc.), they’d better Pay me at least that! Jawamax 8<{D}

  • littleones

    So, they’re hiring more ‘community organizers’??

  • World B. Free

    Asking OFA to actually pay people for their work?

    Be careful what you wish for…. if they have to pay people to work for them, I have no doubt that somehow the taxpayers will be stuck with the bill.

  • hrhoward

    OHMMMM…….

  • Guest

    Reject the despot’s designs for desolation and tyranny: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094KY878

  • Ed McDowell

    Now I’m sooo confused???!!!

  • http://commentspammersmustdie.blogspot.com/ Kakarot

    Wonder what would happen if some dedicated union organizer decided to start signing up those fellows?

  • DoubleTap45

    The House of Ronald just bought 7k new touchscreens to let you order without a counter person. ANYBODY who took Econ 101 could have predicted that.

    Ray from Bloombergia