Arizona Memorial Service Hi-Jacked by Left – Together We Thrive
That slogan gained notoriety at the Arizona Memorial Service for the victims of the massacre that killed six and injured many others, including Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and Fed. Judge John Roll. People were shocked to see blue t-shirts draped over the backs of the chairs in the stadium where the service was held. No one had ever seen that done at a memorial to the dead and wounded before. What on earth is that about? Workers in red t-shirts had been seen earlier placing the shirts dutifully on each seat. Fliers bearing the same slogan were given to the attendees, prompting more questions about this oddity at a memorial And whoever heard of promoting a catchy slogan at such a solemn occasion? Afterall, this wasn’t a marketing opportunity like the Super Bowl.
So whose idea was it and what was their purpose? Immediately some pundits blamed the White House and Barack Obama, probably because a segment of the crowd turned the occasion into a rowdy pep rally for President Obama, cheering, clapping, whistling and shouting out. Such inconsiderate behavior was first blamed on the college students and Obama was deemed an innocent uncomfortable victim who did a superior job of letting it grow into thunderous applause for himself and climaxing with the possibility of another term in the Oval Office. He never made any effort to calm them down or remind them of the solemnity of the evening and the grieving of the families present. He certainly should have known to do so. He’s a Harvard grad described by the main stream media as brilliant, savvy, intellectual, intelligent and eloquent.
Even the fair and balanced Fox News experts said they didn’t believe Obama had anything to do with it and that he looked uncomfortable with all that adulation. This author was suspicious from the git-go. Every organization Obama has ever been associated with used t-shirts to solidify a base of supporters, voters, volunteers, organizers, agitators, protestors, union members. T-shirts seemed to be the key to a leftist hand in this.
An internet search of the slogan turned up the following web post:
The Chicanos Unidos Arizona were bussed in for the “Together We Thrive Event”. Being pro-amnesty, pro-illegal immigration, who do you think booed Gov. Jan Brewer when she rose to speak? Who do you think cheered wildly when Obama rose to speak? This was the first time this author realized that the service was named, billed and known from it’s inception as the “Together We Thrive Event”, not the Arizona Memorial Service. Why was this organization bussed in from Phoenix for this event? Why was anyone bussed in?
Finally, the proof was found at: http://my.barackobama.com/page/community/post/johnberry_iv/C94H
As soon as Obama became president he started a volunteer program, Organizing for America, which he hoped would enlist America’s impressionable youth. Perhaps a strong voter pool for him in the next election? Notice the slogan “Together We Thrive” at the top of the post dated 2008? Is it a coincidence that the Together We Thrive event that was expected to be a solemn tribute to the victims turned out to be an Obama campaign rally? Is Obama just an innocent victim of circumstance? His poll nmubers have been going down steadily and were in dangerous territory. He needed a positive to boost his negative approval numbers. As his former Chief of Staff, Rahm Emmanuel said, “Never let a crisis go to waste.” He didn’t. Clinton once bemoaned the fact that 9/11, or something like it, never happened during his presidency to give him a legacy other than Monica Lewinsky.
Obama’s presidential campaign of 2008 was extremely heavy on branding. Obama had a logo which appeared everywhere on everything imagineable, including shirts. His use of left-wing organizations such as ACORN AND SEIU was “in your face” in their red and purple t-shirts. Now it appears that the tragedy in Arizona became a branded event, and lo and behold, it was an old Obama brand from 2008. Organizing for America. Once an organizer, always an organizer. Together We Thrive – and get re-elected.