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  • Freedom's Watch to shut at end of month

    12/08/2008 1:08:20 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 17 replies · 852+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Dec 8, 2008 | Jon Ward
    Freedom's Watch, a conservative political advocacy group bankrolled mainly by casino owner Sheldon Adelson that poured $30 million into this year's political races, is shutting down. Multiple sources said the board of directors, which includes former White House spokesman Ari Fleischer and former Ambassador to Italy Mel Sembler, has decided to close down rather than just scale down post-election. "There are no ifs or buts," said a Republican operative close to the situation. "The board has made the decision to shut the doors." The group had always planned a reduction after the election and up until the Thanksgiving holiday it...
  • The Anti-Obama Ad Campaign That Never Happened

    11/25/2008 5:25:41 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies · 1,196+ views ^ | November 23, 2008 | Michael Scherer
    What if the McCain campaign had run ads using footage of Barack Obama dancing with Ellen DeGeneres to show his coziness with celebrity? Or followed up on its Paris Hilton ad with others featuring Donald Trump and Jessica Simpson? All of that was on the drawing board of Fred Davis III, the advertising whiz that John McCain has used for almost all of his campaign media and one of the most talented conservative political operatives in America. Oh yes, he also had an Internet ad up his sleeve that would attack Obama's celebrity by associating him with Oprah. But in...
  • Get-Together Aims to Send Message to Obama (You Owe Us!)

    11/21/2008 7:40:54 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 16 replies · 1,018+ views ^ | November 21, 2008 | Samara Kalk Derby
    With the election in the rear view mirror, the progressive political action committee wants to make sure the candidates it worked to help get into office support a truly progressive agenda.To that end, it held more than 500 "Fired Up and Ready to Go" gatherings throughout the country Thursday night. A meeting held at the Dardanelles restaurant on Monroe Street drew 15 people, all white and over 50.About 350 members registered for get-togethers in 18 locations throughout Wisconsin, according to the state coordinator for, Paul Otto. The local group wants to send a message to members of...

    11/14/2008 4:36:01 PM PST · by Turret Gunner A20 · 46 replies · 1,021+ views
    Here's part of an email that has been sent to MediaMyrmidons by the Democrat Party's MediaMatters. It would seem that now with complete Democrat control of the government apparatus in Washington the liberals want to step up their attacks on freedom of expression .. especially expression of ideas with which they do not agree. When and if the Democrats get the idiotically-named "Fairness Doctrine" implemented again it is clear that MediaMatters wants to be THE clearing house for challenges and demands for equal time on the nation's talk radio stations. This message to their followers is part of that process:...
  • An insider's story: Why Barack Obama was not Swift Boated

    11/14/2008 1:20:38 PM PST · by winoneforthegipper · 54 replies · 2,108+ views
    LAT ^ | today | Dan Morain
    “There simply wasn’t the donor base to support it,” McCarthy said. And there are some rather interesting reasons why not. One, the federal campaign finance law that John McCain helped write has made it increasingly difficult to fund independent campaigns legally. Thus, McCain’s own law was used against him.
  • Vast Obama Network Becomes a Political Football

    11/14/2008 6:19:39 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 10 replies · 595+ views ^ | November 13, 2008 | Peter Wallensten
    It is the biggest and broadest American political force ever created -- a vast, electronically linked network of activists, neighborhood organizers and volunteers who raised record amounts of money and propelled Barack Obama to the White House. Now, as Obama turns from campaigning to governing, his advisors are struggling to harness this potent web of supporters to help him move his agenda over the next four years.But it is no simple task to convert an insurgency into a standing army.That challenge has sparked rare discord among Obama advisors who ran a highly disciplined operation with no public disagreements throughout the...
  • All the News That's Fit to Censor

    11/10/2008 4:11:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 312+ views ^ | November 10, 2008 | Burt Prelutsky
    Quite recently, it struck me that it’s not that the MSM has done everything in its considerable power to spin, deny or conceal, all the unpleasant truths about ACORN, Rev. Wright, Tony Rezko, Bill Ayers and the Annenberg Challenge, that upsets me the most. The thing that truly depresses me is that millions of my fellow Americans know the truth, but simply don’t seem to care. They also don’t seem too concerned that in a 2001 radio interview, Obama declared that his problem with the Warren Court was that although it ruled in favor of Civil Rights, it was not...
  • Gave $88 Million for Obama Victory

    11/09/2008 7:46:10 AM PST · by IrishMike · 17 replies · 283+ views
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | November 07, 2008 | Jim Kouri
    "Hope" and "change" (and a whole lot of money) propelled Obama to victory. After endorsing President-elect Obama last February, Political Action's 4.5 million members contributed more than $88 million towards Barack Obama's presidential campaign, the organization announced on Wednesday. And more than 1 million members worked in a trail-blazing field effort in coordination with the Obama campaign. In the 2008 presidential campaign, and its members admitted they: – Contributed more than $58 million directly to Obama's campaign. – Raised and spent more than $30 million in independent election efforts. – Delivered up to 600,000 battleground state volunteers....
  • New Commercial That Might Actually Work

    10/31/2008 3:47:03 PM PDT · by GoMonster · 12 replies · 1,238+ views ^ | 10/31/08 | Let Freedom Ring
    I just donated money to an add I think may work..I just saw it in Florida on TV so I looked up and donated.
  • No cavalry coming for McCain

    10/22/2008 8:17:17 AM PDT · by Mr Fuji · 83 replies · 2,441+ views
    Politico ^ | October 22, 2008 | Jonathan Martion
    For the GOP, the cavalry apparently isn’t coming. Republicans attuned to conservative third-party efforts say that with less than two weeks to go until Election Day, the prospects for any 11th-hour, anti-Obama ad campaign are highly unlikely. Many in the party, including inside the McCain campaign, have held out hope that a deep-pocketed benefactor would emerge to bankroll ads in the campaign’s final days – spots that might, for example, resurrect the most incendiary clips from the Rev. Jeremiah Wright. But thanks largely to lack of passion for McCain within the conservative base, diminished hopes that he can win and...
  • Group's Ad Blames Crisis on Democrats

    10/09/2008 2:45:21 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 21 replies · 955+ views
    WSJ ^ | Oct 8, 2008 | BRODY MULLINS and T.W. FARNAM
    WASHINGTON -- A conservative political organization will begin airing nationwide TV advertisements Wednesday that criticize congressional Democrats for their ties to mortgage giants Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, an early example of what will likely be a flood of spots running up to Election Day focused on the financial crisis. The group sponsoring the $1 million advertising buy, the American Issues Project, is the same organization that spent nearly $3 million on a television campaign to tie Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama to former radical William Ayers. Spending by such outside political organizations in the 2008 election hasn't matched the...
  • NOW is the time to identify and fund the best 527(s) (Vanity)

    10/06/2008 12:21:25 PM PDT · by RonnieFan · 15 replies · 344+ views
    Now is the time for FReepers to identify and help fund the best 527(s) with the best ads. I’ve seen some good ones posted here but no concerted efforts to identify and get behind the best ones with an on-going call to action. Once identified, we need to fund these 527s, e-mail these to like minded friends to help fund them and ask them to pass on to others. We also need to keep pressure on FOX and conservative commentators to give them air time. Personally, I’d even recommend a section in the sidebar on the right of the FR...

    09/27/2008 4:23:56 PM PDT · by sportsone234 · 47 replies · 2,070+ views
    Wondered why there have been so few 527 ads this election cycle? The question has been posed numerous times on all the cable networks. Well, boys ‘n girls, here’s the answer. Not only are we witnessing the best election money can buy or steal, we now have the added stench of intimidation with the sole intent of limiting free speech and open debate. Barack Obama and his group of Chicago thugs have been threatening to use police state tactics in order to silence critics in Missouri. Additionally, his crack team of legal intimidators have sent letters to news agencies in...
  • MSNBC Halts Broadcast of Ad Citing McCain's Cancer

    09/26/2008 6:01:59 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 37 replies · 1,589+ views
    AP ^ | 9-26-2008 | JIM KUHNHENN
    WASHINGTON - The cable network MSNBC on Friday stopped airing a commercial by two liberal groups that makes an issue of John McCain's past bouts with skin cancer and demands that he release his medical records to the public. "The ad had not been thoroughly vetted prior to air, and has since been removed from our commercial rotation," NBC spokeswoman Allison Gollust said in an e-mail. She did not elaborate. The ad displays black and white close-up images of McCain and the scars related to the removal of melanomas from his face. A spokesman for one of the groups, Democracy...
  • Conservative 527s

    09/22/2008 10:23:32 PM PDT · by Bishop_Malachi · 13 replies · 392+ views
    Moi | September 22nd, 2008 | Moi
    Has anyone started a thread about conservative 527 groups in battleground states? I'm looking at donating, but I'm unsure which groups (and which states) would be most efficient. I'd appreciate any suggestions.
  • Right to Smear (expose Obama)

    09/20/2008 7:48:57 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 42 replies · 260+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 20, 2008
    The wholesale descent into Swift Boat campaigning has been blocked — for now — by a federal judge in Virginia. But voters should not rest easy. A group calling itself The Real Truth About Obama is appealing the ruling. The group aims to block federal regulations so it can spend unlimited money on a commercial smearing the Democratic nominee as a zealous proponent of any and all abortion on demand — “at any time during pregnancy, as many times as a woman wants one.” If the group were to win on appeal, it would signal open season for countless stealth...
  • Gore joins MoveOn to raise cash for Senate candidates

    09/18/2008 3:43:02 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies · 194+ views
    The ^ | 09/18/08 | By Sam Youngman
    Former vice president and 2000 Democratic presidential nominee Al Gore has joined the liberal group to raise funds for Democratic Senate candidates. In a fundraising e-mail, Gore singles out Al Franken (Minn.), Rep. Mark Udall (Colo.) and state Sen. Kay Hagan (N.C.) as “three champions of clean energy” who should be elected to the Senate. The former vice president began his fundraising bid by promising that Democratic presidential nominee Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) is the best candidate to address pressing energy issues facing the country, but he notes that Obama, should he win in November, will need help in...
  • Ex-POW Criticizes McCain in ‘Swift Boat’-Style Ad

    09/15/2008 6:16:08 PM PDT · by skully · 90 replies · 478+ views
    FOXNews ^ | September 15, 2008 |
    A former Naval Academy midshipman who was imprisoned alongside John McCain is the narrator of a new television ad that bashes the Republican candidate by saying being a prisoner of war is not a good prerequisite for being president The ad, produced by Brave New PAC, a liberal political action committee affiliated with Brave New Films, shows Phillip Butler saying McCain was known as a “very volatile guy” and someone Butler would not like to see “with his finger near the red button.” Leighton Woodhouse, communications director for both Brave New Films and the PAC, said two days of national...
  • NEW 527 ad on Obama's vote againts infanticide!

    09/15/2008 11:58:30 PM PDT · by vwatto · 30 replies · 396+ views ^ | 9/15/2008 |
    Check it out.
  • DFA's shameless ad (Ugly Ad Attacking John McCain)

    09/14/2008 8:29:20 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 55 replies · 508+ views ^ | September 14, 2008 | illinoisreview
    Sunday, September 14, 2008 DFA's shameless ad Have you seen this Democracy for America ad yet?  Can you imagine. . . betrayed by a fellow POW.  Shameless.   McCain: Unfit to Lead