Saturday, May 29, 2010
The League of American Voters is an anti-health care reform Republican front group run by GOP operatives with a history of hateful and extreme rhetoric. The group was accused by the non-partisan League of Women Voters of intentionally using a name that sounded like their highly-respected group. While it claims to be non-partisan, the staff of LAV includes a GOP communications operative with a history of working for the health industry, a Republican operative and former candidate, a former press aide to President Ford who compared President Obama to Hitler, an extreme radical Rabbi who has said President Obama's policies pose as great a threat to Jews as Hitler did and its health-care reform ads were written by Fox News commentator, Dick Morris.
Friday, May 28, 2010
A grassroots operation modeled on the successful tactics of the Obama campaign in 2008, this group is targeting at least 40 congressional districts (a loss of 40 Democratic seats would shift the majority to the GOP) and plans to spend at least $50 million on political races, which is nearly twice as much as the Chamber spent in 2008. The Chamber spent $1 million last year to help engineer the upset victory by Republican Scott Brown in Massachusetts, which nearly doomed health care legislation. The Chamber claims 6 million members and has 6,000 affiliates. While it's not a secretive front group, the Chamber presents itself as an independent promoter of business interests, but its actions and spending line up behind Republicans at least 80% of the time. In 2009 it spent more than any other group to oppose President Obama.
Monday, May 17, 2010
From now, this blog ceases from being a political and religious blog. I am personally sick of the Tea Parties and religious differences. This will be a fun blog where I may post stuff from YouTube. Besides, I am too busy with work and with brushing up a new blog called, "Mia Pagxo de Esperanto." I don't have much to add to this blog and what I could add, my links will find them faster than I can.