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Qutzupalotl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 06:49 PM
Original message
Want to write for the Obama campaign?
(An email I received today. Any DUers need work?)
________________________________

The Obama campaign is looking for talented writers to join our digital team
in Chicago.

This is the team that wrote, set up, and hit send on this email. Then we
tweeted about it and put up a post on Facebook. We thought about
texting you, too, but we didn't want to go overboard.

This is also the team responsible for the campaign's website copy and a lot
of the language for materials that are handed out in communities across the
country.

The positions we're looking to fill require the ability to write at a high level
and think strategically and creatively in a campaign environment, often on
tight deadlines. (It doesn't hurt to have a working knowledge of HTML, too.)

That writer might be you, or it might be someone you know -- a colleague or
a friend. Find out more, then apply or pass it on today:

http://my.barackobama.com/Be-an-OFA-Writer

This is a campaign, so the hours can be very long. But, exhausting as it might
be, this job will be one of the most incredible and fulfilling professional
experiences you will ever have.

The digital team is made up of some of the hardest-working people in politics.
That's because we're always trying out new things and innovative ways to build
this campaign -- and that takes time. We share a commitment to doing everything
we can to re-elect the President, and having some fun while we're at it.

If you or someone you know would be a great fit, apply or pass on the link:

http://my.barackobama.com/Be-an-OFA-Writer

Looking forward to hearing from you.

- Toby

Toby Fallsgraff
Obama for America
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 06:52 PM
Response to Original message
1. Tempting...
I gotta think about this. Seriously.
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 06:58 PM
Response to Reply #1
4. I just read some parts of your journal and I think you should go for it.
You have a a good grasp on the issues, etc.
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 06:53 PM
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19. You're very kind
My current financial situation is a bit dodgy at the moment, so that's weighing on me as well. But I'll see what I can do.
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Sherman A1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 06:53 PM
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2. No,
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MissDeeds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 06:57 PM
Response to Reply #2
3. +1
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bahrbearian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:37 PM
Response to Reply #3
8. and a Fuck NO.
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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:34 PM
Response to Reply #2
5. Right. Much less rewarding, and productive, than profound expressions of concern...
and misdirected anger.
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Sherman A1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:40 PM
Response to Reply #5
6. A question was asked
and an answer given. Any problem with that answer is yours and yours alone and just whom are you to decide or infer my mindset or "misdirection" behind my one word answer?
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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:15 PM
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10. ...on a message board. nt
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frazzled Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:58 PM
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11. It's a real job you know
This isn't volunteer shit, it's a paid position. I thought everyone wanted jobs. Now you're dismissing them out of hand. Picky, picky.
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Sherman A1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 03:05 AM
Response to Reply #11
12. You are responding to a whole lot of words
in my posting that simply don't exist.

The response to the question asked was "No" .

It appears that you are projecting what you believe my reasoning for that response and responding to what you want to believe I said..

Perhaps I am not a good writer, Perhaps I don't have the time, Perhaps I don't like the candidate, Perhaps I have a job already, Perhaps I simply don't want this position,

If you want the job then apply for it, my response to the question has been given.
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frazzled Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 07:58 AM
Response to Reply #12
14. I figured there was no reason to respond unless
Your reason was: you don't like the candidate. Whence my arch reply.

"No" is not a helpful response, and it certainly wasn't a necessary one if you simply didn't want or need the job.
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Sherman A1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 02:54 PM
Response to Reply #14
15. No, is not a "helpful" response?
It is somehow up to you to judge just what is and is not helpful?

In fact No, is simply No and nothing more if you have chosen to put more words into my response, those are Your words not mine.

I find it amazing that you can read my mind as to how I feel about the candidate, you must be pretty good.
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frazzled Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 04:17 PM
Response to Reply #15
16. No
It really isn't. "No, because ... " is helpful. Plain "no" is not.

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Sherman A1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 07:03 PM
Response to Reply #16
20. Your opinion
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Number23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:57 PM
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7. I know about 100 Aussies that would cry tears of joy if they could work for the Obama campaign
Wonder if there's a chance it could be done internationally?
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Caretha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-29-11 09:08 PM
Response to Reply #7
33. So you are into outsourcing
Good to know
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Number23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-29-11 10:21 PM
Response to Reply #33
34. Truly, the weirdest and most non-sensical post I've seen this month
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:38 PM
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9. Me! Me!
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Oldenuff Donating Member (442 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 05:15 AM
Response to Original message
13. No thanks...
Edited on Fri Oct-28-11 05:17 AM by Oldenuff
I'm not a fiction writer.









And he was all like, "I will open the doors of Government and ask you to be involved in your own Democracy again", that is..until the topic of Cannabis legalization came up...


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Mimosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 04:22 PM
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17. Candidate must be versed in blind allegiance..
and not averse to arguing emotion instead of facts (we call it 'computer mode). Blue link skills especially welcome. ;)
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ellisonz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 04:26 PM
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18. Applied.
Finger cross. :shrug:
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rury Donating Member (629 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 07:04 PM
Response to Reply #18
21. Applied as well!!
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ellisonz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 07:06 PM
Response to Reply #21
22. Probably going to be like 5,000 applicants for maybe 10 jobs...
:banghead:
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Number23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-29-11 03:44 PM
Response to Reply #22
28. More like 5 million
:)
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txlibdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 07:07 PM
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23. Pass this along: "I will not seek"
I will not seek
and I will not accept
the nomination of my Party
for the Presidency of the United States of America.

These are words I dream of hearing in a speech from President Obama. We need a Democrat with SPINE, not a Conciliator-in-Chief, nor Capitulator-in-Chief. Grow a backbone, Mr. President, or slip quietly into history, the choice is yours.
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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 07:37 PM
Response to Reply #23
24. It's not a backbone he's missing.
Edited on Fri Oct-28-11 07:45 PM by woo me with science
This was the plan all along.

I support what you would write.
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rury Donating Member (629 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-29-11 11:46 AM
Response to Reply #23
27. He has backbone enough...you need to get his back and work for
a "progressive" not just "Democratic" Congress to work with him and we'll all be just fine.



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txlibdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-29-11 05:54 PM
Response to Reply #27
30. What good would having a Progressive Congress do if the top man is Corporate Dem???
Which Obama has proven that he is.

How many tax cuts did he give to the rich and to corporations??? How many did Reagan give? How many did Bush I give? How many from "Dubya?"

The truth is that President Obama is a dyed in the wool Corporatist and that is who he will always be. You may not choose to believe it. You are free to believe whatever you wish.

Last question: Who did he bail out? The homeowners who got ripped off by unscrupulous loans and ripoff bank practices, or did he bail out the banks. I think you know the answer to that question.
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Number23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-29-11 03:47 PM
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29. Wow, all of this screeching over an advertisement to do paid work for his campaign?
If this gets you so upset, I can just imagine what the photos of the president shirtless must do to you....
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Pab Sungenis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-29-11 09:47 AM
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25. Depends.
What's it pay? If they pay me, I'll write for him.
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-29-11 11:23 AM
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26. er...no. Just no. nt
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great white snark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-29-11 06:07 PM
Response to Reply #26
31. Did Jane Hamsher make a better offer?
Just kidding!

As one of the unemployed I'd give certain parts of my anatomy for the job.
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-29-11 07:15 PM
Response to Reply #31
32. I've still got a job,
although I'm working more hours for less pay every year. I do some things here and there to try to make up the difference, but I wouldn't write in support of anything I don't.
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Marazinia Donating Member (398 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-29-11 10:40 PM
Response to Reply #32
35. Nope
But I'd gladly work for the Socialist Party. Any of you guys out there reading this?
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ellisonz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-29-11 11:01 PM
Response to Reply #35
36. Go Democrats!
:popcorn:
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