Skip to comments.PICKET: Reps. Tim Scott and Allen West defend ALEC against leftist smear campaign
Posted on 07/12/2012 9:44:25 AM PDT by paltz
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) lost five more corporate donors this week as a result of a smear campaign from a leftist organization known as Color of Change. The group, founded by former White House green jobs czar Van Jones, set out to intimidate ALECs corporate donor base this year by framing ALECs support of state voter ID laws and ALECs former work on state stand your ground legislation as racist.
I dont think ALEC is a racist organization. I was a member of ALEC, Rep. Tim Scott, South Carolina Republican, told me on Wednesday.
ALEC, a 30 year-old non-partisan membership association for conservative state lawmakers who shared a common belief in limited government, free markets, federalism, and individual liberty has been fighting off the attacks but has already lost 25 corporate donors to date including: Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Miller-Coors, PepsiCo, Procter and Gamble, and Kraft. ALEC successfully assisted state lawmakers over the years with legislation, like right to work laws that often benefited the very corporations who are now dropping ALEC.
I think the whole notion of a racist organization is just a tough one to label on ALEC. They were very receptive when I was a member of it, Congressman Scott said. Before Mr. Scott went to Washington in 2010, he served as a South Carolina state legislator and worked with ALEC.
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These are the cowardly, easily threatened corporations: Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Miller-Coors, PepsiCo, Procter and Gamble, and Kraft. Call their offices, let them know that people like Van Jones and his organization does not speak for you. I can’t believe Color of Change has this sort of power....something else going one here - it has the familiar ring of Jessie Jackson’s “Rainbow Coalition” - threats and intimidation are their weapons and talk about racism....writ large. It is the right to work, less government and all the other conservative beliefs that frighten the left...Van Jones has NEVER left Valerie Jarrett’s circle within the White House...so Obama is in this picture.