Describing himself as "a conservative democrat from Chicago who now feels betrayed," Chicago Bob said he was in a meeting after the '08 election in which he was told by "a Democratic official that we'll get billions of dollars coming down the pipeline" which will be used "to build an army of Democrats" - much larger than ACORN - via the same corrupt job patronage system Democrats had used to make Chicago a single-party city.
Sounding quite distraught, Chicago Bob said that there'll be "more people working for the Democrats than for the U. S. Army." The jobs will be "camouflaged in a million different ways" -- there'll be jobs for cities, for states.
When the 2012 election comes, this "army" of Democrat "clients" will feel obligated to work for the Democrats, "to completely freeze out Republicans forever and forever" so that the two-party system will be completely destroyed.
Here's the audio of "Chicago Bob":
I find Chicago Bob to be credible because what he said is consistent with:
1. The corrupt party machine in Chicago. Indeed, as the Encyclopedia of Chicago chronicles, "In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Chicago sustained a strong two-party tradition that prevented the development of a centralized political machine." All that changed when Anton Cermak, a Bohemian immigrant of working-class origins, secured control of the Democratic Party hierarchy and became mayor in 1931. His successor as mayor, Edward Kelly, together with Democratic Party chairman Patrick Nash, constructed the corrupt job patronage system -- doling out jobs, political appointments, and favors to a broad spectrum of ethnic groups, including the budding black population that would increase dramatically in the coming years. The system was "greased" through an alliance with organized crime, the city government turning a blind eye to gambling, prostitution, and other forms of vice. Kelly was reelected three times.
Under the long tenure of Democratic mayor Richard J. Daley, who was reelected 5 times, his party controlled an estimated 35,000 patronage jobs, the use of which ensured party discipline and relegated the local Republican Party to insignificance. Daley even circumvented civil service regulations by repeatedly hiring the same loyal Democrats to “temporary” jobs that were not subject to the regulations. As government workers died or retired, the machine filled their positions temporarily pending civil service exams that were never given.
2. Obama and some of his close associates, e.g., White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel, had cut their teeth on precisely that Democratic Party machine and the corrupt political culture of Chicago.
3. What "Chicago Bob" said is consistent with what Obama has done since he took office. Despite record unemployment figures in the private sector in the U.S., workers for the federal government however have increased. More than that, federal hiring is packed into the multibillion dollar "stimulus" package and the multitrillion dollar budget deficit, which means that this trend will continue. In fact, even before he was elected president, Obama already began wooing federal employees' votes in a series of letters to them describing how he intends to add muscle to specific government programs, give new power to bureaucrats and roll back some Bush administration policies.
4. The only thing that “Chicago Bob” omitted reinforces his case -- this is that Obama is quickly weakening America's private sector by bringing the big corporations (banking, other financial, auto, and now health) to heel via multibillion dollar bailouts (to foster their dependency on the federal government), outright nationalization, and Mob-like tactics of threats and intimidation.
Through all this, the liberal Mainstream Media have been cooperative and complicit, foresaking their constitutional role of checking and balancing government power.
I cannot believe that the media are so blinded by left-wing ideology that they will sit by while America degenerates into an effective single-party state. They should heed the words attributed to Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) who tried to warn the compacent German people about the Nazi rise to power:
"They came first for the Communists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Communist; And then they came for the trade unionists, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a trade unionist; And then they came for the Jews, And I didn’t speak up because I wasn’t a Jew; And then... they came for me... And by that time there was no one left to speak up."