President Obama's grass-roots political machine has been reactivated for a weekend door-knocking crusade designed to sell the administration's economic plan — and its record-busting $3.6 trillion budget.Will it be one of your neighbors from down the street, a person you only wave to as you drive home from work, but who you will now have to painfully engage in a conversation about the rights-violating, economically unsound actions of their chosen prophet? Or a crunchy college kid with loads of unchallenged premises, who can't fathom how you could disagree with The One?
But the task for the "Organizing for America" volunteers — tapped from Obama's prodigious campaign e-mail and donor lists — is expected to be markedly more difficult than it was to sell the candidate before last November's election.
Be warned. Your house number is on a list somewhere, and you just might get a check mark next to your name in a database. It might not be a friendly face at your door next time.*
*Note: Just because I'm paranoid, it doesn't mean they aren't out to get me.