Group Plans Campaign Against G.O.P. Donors
By MICHAEL LUO
Published: August 7, 2008
Nearly 10,000 of the biggest donors to Republican candidates and causes across the country will probably receive a foreboding “warning” letter in the mail next week.
I'm sorry, but when did the vast right wing conspiracy ever conspire so openly, to silence the opposition of the left, by intimidation, instead of debate of the ideas?
Led by Tom Matzzie, a liberal political operative who has been involved with some prominent left-wing efforts in recent years, the newly formed nonprofit group, Accountable America, is planning to confront donors to conservative groups, hoping to create a chilling effect that will dry up contributions.At least I am thankful the Times reporter opted to use the word chilling. That is exactly what this is. Hand me a beer; it needs chillin'.
“We want to stop the Swift Boating before it gets off the ground,” said Mr. Matzzie, who described his effort as “going for the jugular.”
So 'Swift Boating' is not the act of exposing a person for fraudulent, self-promoting behavior? It is not an act of free speech, challenging a candidate to defend his fraud in front of the American people, as a pre-requisite to handing him enormous power? Maybe we should have done something really evil to John Kerry, like threaten his campaign donors with the corrupt machinations of the fourth estate, simply on the basis of their support. Sounds like an idea. We should get started on Obama, immediately.
So they are threating to emulate Media Matters, the NYT and various other sources. Good luck.
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.
Americans love the underdog. They despise fascism. It has something to do with that ugly constitutional right enumerated first in the bill of rights.
Mr Matzzie had better be very careful. There is a thing called discrimination, which has been pruned and pampered by liberals for years now. Every target should sue, for triple damages.
Mr. Matzzie said he had decided to focus exclusively on conservative donors because such an effort could be done cheaply.
“It’s targeted,” Mr. Matzzie said. “We don’t need $25 million.”
Still, Accountable America has singled out some major Republican donors, including Sheldon Adelson, a billionaire casino mogul, and Mel Sembler, a former ambassador and real estate magnate, both major donors to Freedom’s Watch, a conservative group.Anyone who wants to donate to Freedom's Watch, here's the link. If you do, make sure you thank Matzzie, for his efforts as a progressive human waste orifice.
“This idea sounds even more sloppily thought out than his last venture, which, of course, went belly-up for lack of financial support,” Mr. Patru said.
“I doubt anyone will be intimidated by him,” he said, “but if it gives anyone pause, they are always welcome to give to Freedom’s Watch — all of our donors are entitled to complete anonymity by law.”