Skip to comments.How the Progressive Left Also Fights Dirty, Really Dirty (Intimidation of Donors-Must Read!)
Posted on 08/08/2008 3:22:05 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Actually, I don't think the right has played as dirty as this. A Times article by Michael Luo this morning unveils a new netroots enterprise, Accountable America, the unabashed purpose of which is to terrify conservatives from giving campaign money to Republican causes and Republican candidates. It's actually ingenuous.
You get a list of past Republican donors and send each of them one, two, many e-mails with the explicit warning that contributing to conservative campaigns may be dangerous to the donor's health. Or, as Luo puts it, "The warning letter is intended as a first step, alerting donors who might be considering giving to right-wing groups to a variety of potential dangers, including legal trouble, public exposure and watchdog groups digging through their lives." The letter will be in the mail next week.
Perhaps the second move will be to the head of a horse in the bed of the recipients or, better yet, put a bullet in their knee-caps. These people call themselves "liberal" and are called "liberal" by others. But they are really fascists, using terror as a means to close people's minds and checkbooks.
I'd like to learn what my candidate Barack Obama thinks of his friends.
It's actually illegal.
I believe the term was Brown Shirts right before they started locking people away in camps. Lovely, just lovely.
This is when you need a pit bull trial lawyer on your side. They have their uses.
Attempts to intimidate individuals from participating in the presidential campaign can be a violation of federal law. A key federal civil rights law (42 U.S.C. § 1985(3)), popularly known as the Ku Klux Klan Act, may be applicable if two or more persons conspire to prevent by force, intimidation, or threat, any citizen who is lawfully entitled to vote, from giving his support or advocacy in a legal manner, toward or in favor of the election of any lawfully qualified person as an elector for President or Vice President, or as a Member of Congress of the United States; or to injure any citizen in person or property on account of such support or advocacy.
This country is racing towards a civil war. This kind of fascism from the so-called liberals MUST be answered.
Who the hell to these creatures think they are?
Judical Watch is already on this. It is absolutely illegal.
It’s not an original idea; just ask Kathleen Willey. When major media refuses to even look into outrages such as this, it creates the environment that permits it.
Our ol'buddy Lar' is probably after that reward so he's going to start by getting them Prosecuted and convicted!
It's a regular hoot!!! (Bwahahahaha~Leftwingtards are so utterly stupid).
Why is this news?
Think of the Soviet Union, China, Cambodia, VietNam, North Korea or any Communist country.
Oh, I see. EuroSocialists don’t behave that way. They are our model.
I would double my contribution if I rec’d one of those letters.
If you look carefully at their website, you will notice that there is not a physical street address listed for the organization. I wonder why?
Tom Matzzie is founder and chairman of Accountable America. Tom has worked in progressive politics for more than a decadewith MoveOn.org, the AFL-CIO, the Campaign for America’s Future and campaigns at the presidential and statewide level. At MoveOn, he created ground-breaking campaigns on corruption and the war in Iraq that set the stage for the 2006 Democratic takeover. The MoveOn 2006 election program successfully targeted for defeat 29 out of 36 Republicans. The Politico wrote that the intensity of Tom’s campaigning, “rattled the entire Republican caucus.” The New York Times Magazine said of his work on Iraq that they are to progressives, “ what the NRA is to the Right.” Tom was named one of the “Forty Under Forty to Watch” by Washingtonian Magazine for his role as a leader in the emerging new politics. In addition to his campaign experience, Tom is an expert in Internet fundraising which will power Accountable America.
Targets aka ‘Persons of Interest’
On November 11, 2007, the Washington Post reported that MoveOn’s Tom Matzzie has been hired to run an AAEI spin-off called Campaign to Defend America, “an independent money machine that will rival or eclipse what they created in 2004, when donors poured millions into two key outside-the-party organizations — America Coming Together and the Media Fund.
[M]uch of the anti-war group’s leadership hails from a consulting firm called Hildebrand Tewes Consulting whose partners Steve Hildebrand and Paul Tewes served as staffers for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
On May 14, 2008, the Washington Post reported that “Tom Matzzie, a leader of the liberal group MoveOn.org, teamed recently with David Brock, once a conservative journalist who is now a liberal media critic, to form Progressive Media USA, pledging to raise $40 million and lead the attack on McCain. The group has yet to air an ad.
Prior to joining MoveOn Tom was Director of Online Organizing for the Kerry-Edwards campaign
From 2000 to 2004 he was Online Mobilization Director at the AFL-CIO building the union movements Internet program
I thought this was a joke. I still have to wonder if it is a hoax. Who are they going to intimidate? Not us. I will contribute more now.
Leftwing progressives need to consider that we on the right are the ones that have fought to keep 2nd Amendment privileges....and the potential need to counter Brown Shirt tactics like these was something we had in mind.
Looks like internet stalking, to me!
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