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  • What Lessons are to be Learned from Freedom's Watch?

    12/09/2008 12:57:08 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 1 replies · 387+ views
    The Next Right ^ | December 9, 2008 | Matthew Taylor
    What lessons are to be learned from recent news that conservative advocacy group, Freedom’s Watch (FW), is shutting their doors? Mistakes of 2008 must be the stepping stones upon which the future of the conservative movement is built. Here are some thoughts on the FW collapse: 1) Speak softly and carry a big stick. FW turned this concept on its head. From the onset they proclaimed themselves to be the “conservative answer” to In addition, they made public the fact they were planning to raise $200million for the 2008 cycle, falling embarrassingly short at $30million. Making public their lofty...
  • 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
  • AIP Planning another Ayers Ad

    09/14/2008 7:22:36 AM PDT · by NoobRep · 25 replies · 191+ views
    From The Washington Post Reports That the WMD is Coming On Playing with the Obama campaign’s frail mental state, the stealthy, cocky, fat-cat American Issues Project (AIP) has managed to grab a feature in the occasionally hysterical and for-rent Washington Post about what it plans to do in the next fifty days. AIP fired the first Bill Ayers ad in August in four critical states, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan, and it did damage. The facts in the ad are inarguable. Ayers was a rascal decades ago, participating in the Weatherman, the underground, the bombings in New York and...
  • Group With Swift Boat Alumni Readies Ads Attacking Obama

    09/13/2008 5:48:47 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 67 replies · 231+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 9/14/08 | Matthew Mosk and Chris Cillizza
    A new group financed by a Texas billionaire and organized by some of the same political operatives and donors behind the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth campaign against Sen. John F. Kerry in 2004 plans to begin running television ads attacking Barack Obama, a signal that independent groups may play a larger role than anticipated in the closing days of the presidential race. The American Issues Project has amassed a multimillion-dollar fund, and the group is putting the final touches on an eleventh-hour campaign targeting the Democratic presidential nominee, sources said.
  • Great 527 ads running Michigan! (Rev. Wright and Kwame Kilpatrick)

    09/12/2008 10:06:32 AM PDT · by The G Man · 16 replies · 467+ views
    Per Mark Hemmingway at NRO, these are running in Subruban Detroit:Click here
  • McCain-Palin 523s

    09/09/2008 3:20:19 AM PDT · by Tom D. · 21 replies · 190+ views
    Vanity | Sept. 9, 2008 | Vanity
    The window to give money to John McCain directly is closed. Can anyone here provide us with some pro-McCain-Palin 523 orgs where we can send money? Thanks.
  • Pro-Abortion Groups Renew $30 Million Campaign Against McCain, Sarah Palin

    09/08/2008 4:06:39 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 26 replies · 256+ views
    Life News ^ | 9/8/08 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- Three pro-abortion groups are renewing their pledge to spend $30 million collectively bashing John McCain. The organizations upped their commitment to the attack ads and get-out-the-vote efforts with the addition of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to McCain's ticket. NARAL, Planned Parenthood and Emily's List are the long-time heavy hitters of the pro-abortion movement and they each previously announced multi-million dollar campaigns targeting the presidential election. They told The Hill newspaper on Friday that voters can expect to see the effort roll out over the last 60 days of the election season. "This is the most anti-choice...
  • Obama Solicited and Accepted Anti-Semitic Hate Group’s Support

    09/07/2008 11:30:56 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 9 replies · 418+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 9/6/08 | Bill Levinson also published a derogatory photomanipulation of the Pope It is a matter of record that Barack Obama solicited ( and accepted ( the support of, whose now-disgraced Action Forum served as a platform for the most vicious imaginable anti-Semitic hate speech. This included an actual blood libel of Jews, a statement that Jews control all the media, and even a suggestion that Jews did “something” to deserve the itself published a derogatory photomanipulation of Pope Benedict. 9/11 denial and 9/11 conspiracy theories, anti-Evangelical hate speech, contempt for Vietnam veterans similar to that expressed by’s defamation of...
  • Abortion-rights groups target Palin

    09/05/2008 11:46:50 AM PDT · by pissant · 62 replies · 281+ views
    Three major advocates of abortion rights are planning to spend nearly $30 million to defeat John McCain’s run for president, citing his new running mate as the core reason. NARAL Pro-Choice America, Planned Parenthood and EMILY’s List have Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) in their crosshairs, calling her a staunch opponent of abortion rights. “This is the most anti-choice ticket in history of the Republican Party,” said Beth Shipp, the political director of NARAL. “McCain put someone as outside the mainstream as you can on his ticket, which is Sarah Palin,” Shipp added. Hoping to drive a wedge between the...
  • DIRTY TOOLS (MoveOn offers $5000 bounty for dirt on Palin's husband)

    09/01/2008 11:23:44 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 222 replies · 2,682+ views
    American Spectator ^ | Washington Prowler
    DIRTY TOOLS As Obama operatives scour records in Alaska for dirt on Gov. Sarah Palin, they are also seeking embarrassing materials about her husband. And it isn't just the Obama campaign. Several left-wing groups with ties to have used their network to offer as to $5,000 for damaging employment or personal information about him. Meanwhile, the Obama campaign has asked the DNC to coordinate surrogates that appear on camera to attack Gov. Palin. "Last Friday, the Democrat women they put all looked old and tired, nothing like what folks were seeing from Palin," says an Obama media adviser. "It...
  • Report: Rove raising money for attack ads

    09/01/2008 12:58:21 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 32 replies · 246+ views ^ | UPI
    The former campaign architect for U.S. President George Bush is urging Republicans to fund political attack ads, The Washington Times reported Monday. One-time White House adviser Karl Rove has been asking top GOP campaign contributors to give money not only to the Republican National Committee but also to independent political action groups that specialize in issue-oriented attack ads, the newspaper said. Rove is said to be especially favoring Freedom's Watch, a group co-run by former GOP campaign officials Carl Forti and Tony Feather.
  • Obama camp seeking 'totalitarian' state? Ad maker criticizes attempts to shut down information

    08/30/2008 7:16:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies · 207+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | August 30, 2008 | Andrea Shea King
    Ed Martin, co-founder of the American Issues Project, which made a television and Internet ad questioning Sen. Barack Obama's ties to William Ayers, is wondering whether the Democratic presidential nominee actually wants a "totalitarian" state. "The attacks … from the Obama camp on the American Issues Project calling upon the Justice Department to shut us down and calling on stations to succumb to boycotts reminds me of a kind of place we've been blessed not to know – a kind of a totalitarian, or worse, state," Martin said. Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor has characterized the ads, which raise questions about...
  • AIP Calls Obama Efforts to Prosecute Political Opponents “Bullying” and “Censorship” [Ayers Ad]

    08/27/2008 12:49:54 PM PDT · by freespirited · 12 replies · 141+ views
    The Barack Obama campaign has now sent a second letter to the Department of Justice calling for the prosecution of one of American Issues Project’s donors for his role in funding a political advertisement in full compliance with all election laws. “Having failed in its attempts to get our legal, factual and fully-supported ad off the air, Barack Obama’s campaign now wants to put our donors in prison for exercising their right to free speech," said Ed Martin, American Issues Project’s president. “These over-the-top bullying tactics are reminiscent of the kind of censorship one would see in a Stalinist dictatorship,...
  • Gloves off: Now, Obama calls for prosecuting GOP donor

    08/26/2008 2:53:50 PM PDT · by the anti-liberal · 99 replies · 291+ views ^ | Michelle Malkin
    By Michelle Malkin  •  August 26, 2008 04:41 PM I noted this morning that the Obama campaign’s Chicago-style thug effort to shut down the independent ad on Bill Ayers is part of the larger effort to intimidate conservative donors and curtail the free speech of The One’s critics.It’s getting uglier, people. Obama’s lawyer has sent a second letter to the Justice Department calling for the head of Dallas billionare Harold Simmons, who funded the Ayers ad that the Obama campaign doesn’t want the public to see.Feel the chill: Obama general counsel Bob Bauer today sent a second, sharper letter to the Justice...
  • Vets take Obama to task [The conservative group Vets for Freedom is launching a $1.1 million ad...]

    08/26/2008 7:57:22 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 16 replies · 216+ views
    Vets take Obama to task By: Mike Allen August 26, 2008 10:45 AM EST DENVER — The conservative group Vets for Freedom is launching a $1.1 million ad buy during the Democratic National Convention, using video of Iraq war veterans to take Barack Obama to task for not giving the surge policy sufficient credit for improvement in battleground conditions. The 30-second spot, called “I Am the Surge,” features three Iraq war veterans who served in the surge of U.S. military forces into Iraq: Gabriel Herrera, David Thul and Travis Quinlan. The ad will run in Denver and Minnesota during the...
  • MSNBC airs segment about the Ayers-Obama ad

    08/26/2008 8:59:27 AM PDT · by Ziva · 37 replies · 69+ views
    8/26/08 | MSNBC
    MSNBC just showed a segment called "Swiftboating" Obama? They referred to it as an independent attack ad aired by AIP. Obama is trying to blocking the ad, they say. They showed a clip of Obama's response ad, but not the original ad. The lawyer John Decker was being questioned asked if Obama's response is really the best response, that most Americans don't like lawsuits. This isn't criminal, he basically said. He said they should respond with their own hardhitting ad, not file lawsuits. "'Terror attack ad' Vietnam War radical Bill Ayers was Responsible for Bombings " was displayed on the...
  • Obama Goes After Conservative Group -- But Can't Find Business Filings

    08/26/2008 11:33:19 AM PDT · by pissant · 17 replies · 227+ views
    NPR ^ | 8/26/08 | staff
    The Obama campaign has gone on the offensive against a multi-million dollar ad campaign by the American Issues Project, a conservative group tying the Democratic candidate to Bill Ayers, a one-time leader of the Weather Underground. This new ad from the Obama campaign asks why John McCain is "talking about the '60s" -- a direct message that he's ignoring current problems and a subtext that he's stuck in the past. And because this is a campaign finance issue, there's also action on the legal front. Obama's lawyer Robert Bauer has done what lawyers do -- dispatch letters, both to the...
  • American Issues Project Legal Response to Obama Complaint to DOJ about AIP Obama-Ayers Ad

    08/26/2008 9:38:52 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 25 replies · 240+ views
    American Issues Project ^ | August 26, 2008 | American Issues Project
    The Obama for President campaign has already begun complaining about our ad that connects Obama with domestic terrorist William Ayers. It seems they are intent to use the Federal Government to suppress political speech they disagree with. So they filed a complaint with the Department of Justice. Click here (PDF) to view the response from our attorney.
  • Obama Campaign Threatens Jihad Against TV Stations That Air Weathermen Ad

    08/25/2008 3:22:21 PM PDT · by kristinn · 172 replies · 2,315+ views
    Monday, August 25, 2008 | Kristinn
    The campaign of Democratic presidential nominee in waiting Barack Obama is threatening TV stations that dare to run a controversial ad that questions Obama's friendship with unrepentant Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers.Politico quotes an Obama aide as saying this afternoon, "The Obama campaign plans to punish the stations that air the ad financially, organizing his supporters to target the stations that air it and their advertisers."Politico has posted copies of letters the Obama campaign has sent to station managers and a letter the campaign has sent to the Department of Justice demanding a criminal investigation of the group that is...
  • A new attack from Swift Boaters (Ayers Ad Hits Nerve Please Help Keep it Running)

    08/22/2008 9:57:47 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 206 replies · 822+ views ^ | August 23,2008 | Obama Action Wire
    Supporter -- Yesterday, a right-wing smear group launched a full-fledge attack against Barack, pulling in every baseless lie and re-hashed false assertion in their playbook. Not only that -- it turns out the ad may be illegal. Campaign finance experts are weighing in about violations of election law. And the ad is so ridiculous that CNN and even Fox News have both refused to run it. This is exactly the kind of politics Barack is running to change. Unfortunately, some TV stations in Virginia are running the ad right now. Contact stations in Virginia and tell them this kind...
  • Billionaire Harold Simmons funded ad linking Obama, ex-Weatherman Ayers

    08/23/2008 6:38:44 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 56 replies · 158+ views
    LA Times ^ | August 23 | Dan Morain
    Texas billionaire Harold Simmons, who helped pay for the devastating attacks on the military record of Democratic presidential candidate John F. Kerry in 2004, has paid for a television ad that assails Barack Obama over his ties to a founder of a violent radical group. Simmons, who is also a major fundraiser for John McCain, donated $2.87 million that a newly formed nonprofit group, the American Issues Project, has used for the ad, a report filed Friday with the Federal Election Commission shows. The 60-second ad opens with Obama giving a speech, then asks how much voters know about him.
  • McCain Prepares Rezko Ad; Wright "Now Fair Game"; GOP 527 Attacks

    08/21/2008 1:55:48 PM PDT · by kristinn · 108 replies · 753+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | Thursday, August 21, 2008 | Marc Ambinder
    Sen. John McCain's campaign is finishing a hard-hitting television ad highlighting Barack Obama 's ties to shady Chicago land dealer Tony Rezko, the one-time Obama patron who was convicted earlier this summer of fraud. A campaign official said that the decision to Go Rezko was Obama's. "He's opened the door to this," the official said. The ad will be released to network news divisions in time for their broadcasts tonight. Though McCain is widely perceived to to drawn first blood by attacking Obama's character, the official said that the difference between Obama's mocking McCain for his wealth and his shaky...
  • The Democrat Party platform’s hidden Soros Slush Fund

    08/20/2008 5:05:56 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 7 replies · 143+ views ^ | August 20, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    My syndicated column today delves into the Democrat Party platform and exposes how untold amounts of taxpayer funding would be steered to militant, George Soros-backed left-wing groups. Welcome to Barack Obama’s “Social Investment Fund Network.” Follow the money. That goes for both presidential candidates who carry the Soros taint. Ugh. --snip-- The Democrat Party platform is like a bag of pork rinds. You never know what high-fat liberal government morsel you’re gonna get. Buried in the 94-page document is a noble-sounding proposal to create a “Social Investment Fund Network.” The program would provide federal money to “social entrepreneurs and leading...
  • Media Matters on C-span now.

    08/16/2008 6:24:14 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 58 replies · 184+ views
    Paul Waldman of Media Matters said Swift Boat Veterans are liars.
  • Liberal intimidation tactic may be illegal (Is Accountable America violating the Ku Klux Klan Act?)

    08/15/2008 7:37:29 AM PDT · by Between the Lines · 20 replies · 361+ views
    One News Now ^ | 8/15/2008 | Jeff Johnson
    A public-interest law firm wants the Department of Justice to investigate a new liberal political group that is allegedly threatening donors to conservative advocacy organizations. The official-looking document comes on the letterhead of "Accountable America" and begins with the large, ominous word "WARNING" in all capital letters. The document goes on to promise public exposure and criminal investigations of those who financially support conservative political action committees, even though their anonymity is protected by federal law. Tom Fitton, president of the public-interest law firm Judicial Watch, says intimidating voters or political donors is illegal. Fitton says his group believes the...
  • Kerry launches site to fight Obama rumors

    08/13/2008 3:29:13 PM PDT · by freespirited · 44 replies · 187+ views
    CNN ^ | 08/13/08 | Rebecca Sinderbrand and Abbi Tatton
    Four years after finding himself the target of a scathing campaign-year book from a conservative author during his own campaign, former Democratic presidential contender John Kerry is launching a Web site to discredit the writer’s latest work, which takes aim at 2008 presumptive Democratic nominee Barack Obama. The move comes amid news “Obama Nation,” the latest book by author Jerome Corsi, has secured a berth atop New York Times best-seller list. Corsi previously co-wrote “Unfit for Command,” a book highly critical of Kerry’s military record during the Vietnam War. Kerry’s new Web site, “Truth Fights Back” – which will be...
  • Kerry vs. Corsi [John Kerry is launching a website, Truth Fights Back, to defend Obama.......]

    08/13/2008 10:47:25 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 40 replies · 160+ views
    Kerry vs. Corsi John Kerry is launching a website, Truth Fights Back, to defend Obama and other Democratic candidates against attacks. The site, paid for by his leadership PAC, goes after the "80 lies" in a new book by Jerome Corsi, whose 2004 attack on Kerry's military record helped sink the Democrat's campaign, but whose Obama book seems likely to remain on the margins this year. Kerry writes in an e-mail going out shortly to his (massive) list: Pick up the New York Times this morning and read the headline: "Book on Obama Hopes to Repeat Anti-Kerry Feat" Yes, Jerome...
  • Pro-Obama Group Threatens Republican Donors (Intimidation/dirty tricks)

    08/10/2008 11:08:27 PM PDT · by NRA2BFree · 22 replies · 215+ views ^ | Friday, August 8, 2008 11:08 AM | Jim Meyers
    A new left-wing organization that wants to help elect Barack Obama president is sending letters to nearly 10,000 major donors who contribute to Republican causes, threatening them with potential legal problems if they finance conservative groups. The nonprofit organization, Accountable America, is even offering a $100,000 reward for information that leads to the criminal conviction or fines of at least $10,000 for violations of campaign finance laws or other statutes by a conservative group, according to The New York Times. Accountable America is led by Tom Matzzie, former Washington director of the liberal activist group, and its research director...
  • Iowahawk receives warning from Accountable America

    08/08/2008 4:49:17 PM PDT · by BlessedMom92 · 24 replies · 81+ views
    Iowahawk ^ | 8-8-08 | Iowahawk
    This is Your FINAL WARNING Dear __MR. BURGE_____ According to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request of public campaign finance records, we have determined that you made a contribution of __$20, 3 BEAN SALAD, 24 PACK OF LEINENKUGEL___ to the __JOHNSON COUNTY GOP POTLUCK__ on __7 JUNE 2008__. I imagine it is difficult sleeping at night knowing that your __$20, 3 BEAN SALAD, 24 PACK OF LEINENKUGEL__ helped directly fund the most criminal administration in the history of the United States, the illegal torture of innocents, and the indiscriminate slaughter of billions of children worldwide. Of course, this presumes...
  • How the Progressive Left Also Fights Dirty, Really Dirty (Intimidation of Donors-Must Read!)

    08/08/2008 3:22:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies · 816+ views
    The New Republic ^ | August 8, 2008 | Marty Peretz
    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...
  • Judicial Watch: Threat Letters by Liberal Group May Violate Ku Klux Klan Act

    08/08/2008 2:48:15 PM PDT · by kristinn · 40 replies · 482+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | Friday, August 8, 2008
    Judicial Watch Launches Investigation of Effort to Intimidate Conservatives Threat Letters by Liberal Group May Violate Ku Klux Klan Act (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it is launching an investigation into a nationwide effort by a liberal activist group to intimidate supporters of Republican and conservative causes. According the August 8 edition of The New York Times, Accountable America, a liberal group, plans to send a letter “to confront donors to conservative groups, hoping to create a chilling effect that will dry up contributions…The warning letter is...