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Republican National Lawyers Association: Organizing for America is 'creepy,' cultish

Matthew Vadum, an editor at the conservative Capital Research Center who writes some of the harder-edged and more influential briefings in the movement, is out with a backgrounder on Organizing for America. Little of it will surprise observers -- talk to a liberal pundit and hear a sigh about how OFA has let the energy of the Obama campaign deflate -- but Vadum includes quite a denunciation of the group from Republican National Lawyers Association Chair David Norcross.

It's creepy. ... It’s a permanent personal apparatus built around one man, meant to reinforce his cult of personality. It has precious little to do with Democrats. ... With both Bushes, Clinton, Reagan, it was about the party. This is about Obama. And what happens after him? Is this an attempt to put together a movement very different from the Democratic Party and to take it over and to supplant it?

Is it? Is it? Actually, it's a bit of a placeholder organization until the 2012 reelection campaign.

By David Weigel  |  May 3, 2010; 5:53 PM ET
Categories:  Conservatives  
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