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Friday, July 16, 2010

Institute for Policy Studies' "Inside/Outside" Strategy for Influencing Obama Administration

Cross posted from KeyWiki Blog

An important, just posted video from Joy Zarembka , operations director for the the Institute for Policy Studies.


The communist and socialist riddled, Washington D.C. based Institute for Policy Studies, is the heart and brain of the U.S. "Progressive" movement.

In 1978, in an article in National Review, Brian Crozier, director of the London-based Institute for the Study of Conflict, described I.P.S. as the "perfect intellectual front for Soviet activities which would be resisted if they were to originate openly from the K.G.B."

Today, I.P.S. is the intellectual motor of American leftism and helps coordinate activities of both hundreds of thousands of street activists and thousands of leftist intellectuals, public figures, journalists and public officials from city and borough level, to Congress, the Senate and the White House.

For example I.P.S. founded and continues to guide the U.S.'s major "peace" coalition, the Communist Party USA infiltrated United for Peace and Justice. I.P.S. also co-founded, with then Congressman, now Senator Bernie Sanders and Democratic Socialists of America, the now more than 80 strong, network of far left Representatives, the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

I.P.S. therefore has the power to both bring both hundreds of thousands of demonstrators onto the streets and to introduce its own policy and legislation ideas into the U.S. Congress.

In this video, Zarembka explicitly states that I.P.S. plans to influence the Obama Administration through a combination of external pressure and internal influence - an "inside/outside" strategy.

The fact that Zarembka says that Obama has moved to the "center, even to the right" demonstrates just how far left I.P.S actually is.



Barack Obama helped found and served as a trustee, of an I.P.S. partner organization, New York based "progressive think tank" Demos, in the early 1990s. Van Jones, Obama's communist former "Green Jobs Czar", held the same job until recently. I.P.S. promoted Jones for a White House "Green Jobs" position, several months before Obama won the 2008 election.

Joy Zarembka is not overstating I.P.S.'s influence here. She is telling it like it is.

If you want to know what the Obama Administration will do tomorrow, look at what I.P.S. is saying today.

7 Comments:

Anonymous Jasper said...

I can't tell you how profoundly wrong you are about this. IPS is not nearly as powerful as you make it out to be -- Obama is a centrist, pure and simple.

1:02 AM  
Blogger David said...

I'm not sure if Jasper means that Obama is trying to find middle ground policy when stating that he is a "centrist"; however, if Jasper means that Obama wants to centralize power I completely agree that Obama is a "centrist".

In the video, I.P.S. complains that we aren't seeing progress in ending the wars or redressing the bailout policies - both of which were heavy "progressive" issues in 2008; however, these issues are not uncommon "Tea Party" issues today (though the Tea Parties make a bigger fuss over supporting troops than they do about bringing them home). The only truly "progressive" issue mentioned was "single-payer" health care. Perhaps I.P.S. is naive enough to believe the progressive promise to get US government out of "Nation Building" and "Corporate Welfare". Just like when "conservative" leaders take control, there are no decreases in federal government involvement, just increases in the current platform's pet projects.

Os either I.P.S. is really not very powerful or they are just part of the "progressive" marketing campaign - trying to spin their message to continue to take advantage of the issues that won Democrats the 2008 election.

3:48 AM  
Blogger Cobra said...

Many people "in the know" are telling me the IPS is the KGB think tank and it is instrumental in moving our policies their way.
They are one of the most dangerous group of people in the country.
A patriotic government would shut them down right away.

7:17 AM  
Blogger T. Paine said...

Cobra, I definitely disagree. While I abhor the progressive movement and their ideals, they absolutely have a constitutional right to their free speech as long as it remains unviolent and within legal boundaries.

I don't want the government shutting any group down simply because I disagree with them, as being the only criteria for that decision. That smacks of the left's so-called "Fairness Doctrine" squelching of free speech.

If such a precedent is set, then the next group to be shut down could be the Heritage Foundation or Cato Institute.

Far better to protect everyone's first amendment rights, even those we find exceptionally distasteful and anti-American. Again, if they are advocating violence or breaking laws in their operations, then that is another issue; however, sometimes letting a group that thinks Obama has come too far to the "right" strikes me, and I suspect most Americans, as being downright comical moreso than being dangerous.

10:19 AM  
Blogger Trevor Loudon said...

Tom Paine, I.P.S. has a long history of involvement with hostile foreign powers.

The organization also has huge influence in many areas, including at all levels of the Democratic Party.

They have a right to advocate whatever they want, but the public also has a right to know the extent of that influence and from whence it derives.

I.P.S. should be investigated by the appropriate authorities-no question.

If they are found guilty of inappropriate influence peddling, or contact with foreign powers, they should be shut down.

If they are not guilty, good for them. It will then be solely a matter for the private sector to monitor and expose their socialist activities and influence.

The same standards should of course be applied to all advocacy organizations.

10:45 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with Jasper: Obama is a centrist; not by any intention of his own though, he's forced their by an American electorate which has moved right. That being said, regardless of the power of the IPS it is always a good idea for citizens to keep an eye on local communist movements.

12:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Obama is a centrist as several claim, I hate to see what a Marxist looks like by your definition.

Government take overs as of today:

Auto industry
Banking
Healthcare
Student Loans


In the works:

Energy
Internet


These are off the top of my head,feel free to add on.

1:16 AM  

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