But it’s clearly getting under the Left’s skin.
At HuffPo, a Soros-tied co-author has launched a bid to dislodge conservative authors — and he’s asking for help from every last nutroots activist out there.
The book that will save America from us evil right-wing extremists and rescue the Democrat agenda from oblivion?
Look, Obama-bots: The book has the weighty endorsements of starlets, rappers, and yes, Teddy Kennedy.
“This book is a great resource to help the President change America by encouraging young people to embrace their civic responsibilities. During his campaign, Obama empowered all of us to take part in initiating change and it’s imperative that we keep that momentum going by involving the next generation.”
“One way to keep America changing and stimulate the economy is advancing the arts…and in this new era of technology, new media, and the new world of how information is shared…a new “art form” needs to be developed…This book provides simple ways to use the arts and other means for making change.”
—Will.I.Am, Black Eyed Peas
“In 50 Ways You Can Help Obama Change America, Michael Huttner and Jason Salzman have given us a practical handbook on how every American can do something for our country. This should be required reading for anyone interested in making a difference and helping President Obama get our nation back on track.”
–The late Senator Edward M. Kennedy
Co-author Michael Huttner urges his fellow Obama cultists to buy the book so they, too, can be inspired to “help Obama pass health care reform, enact other core campaign promises, and move the country forward.”
And the bribe?
It never hurts to offer a little incentive, especially if your incentive has the potential to drive extreme right wingers crazy, so among our prizes is a grand-prize of a trip for two to Honolulu, Hawaii for a private tour of the hospital where President Obama was born, followed by an opportunity to take part in a community service project there on MLK Day of Service, January 18, 2010.
Submit stories and ideas on how people can help Obama change America for the better. Anyone is welcome to enter by sending us their stories by September 30. The winners will be announced on November 4, 2009 – one year to the day that Obama gave his memorable victory speech in Chicago.
…The contest and book are designed to inspire more people to help–at a time when progressive values are under serious attack in Washington and across the nation.
“Under serious attack” apparently means under attack on the NYTimes book lists:
In its small way, we hope our book and contest will advance Kennedy’s vision of progressive reform in America. And we also hope it contributes to changing the dialogue in this country, at a time when it’s beginning to look a little too much like the Bush era with books by right-wingers Michelle Malkin, Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly topping this week’s national bestsellers list.
Something in the air tells us that in the next few months, progressives will make their voices heard even louder than they did during the campaign. Let’s get fired up, ready to go.
Translation: Please buy our book. Get those awful conservatives off our turf. Do it for Teddy!
Huttner is the founder of “Progress Now” — a Democrat group of non-profit satellites funded with start-up money from billionaire George Soros and the Democracy Alliance — whose board members include SEIU International Secretary-Treasurer Anna Burger and ACORN embezzlement cover-upper Drummond Pike.
This is what left-wing “grass-roots” look like: