Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Groundswell: The New Right-Wing Strategy Group

Mother Jones reports Inside Groundswell: Read the Memos of the New Right-Wing Strategy Group Planning a "30 Front War" "Ginni Thomas, Allen West, and a crew of conservative activists and journalists have formed a hush-hush coalition to battle progressives—and Karl Rove."

At first I was concerned. Then I thought, isn't this what parties are supposed to do? Then as I read it I was struck with how amateurish they sound.

"In response, Tapscott suggested, "How about 'Election Integrity'?" And Gaffney weighed in: "I like it." Fitton noted that Judicial Watch had an "Election Integrity Project." Boyle proposed, "Fair and equal elections," explaining, "Terms 'fair' and 'equal' connect with most people. It's why the left uses them." Then came True the Vote's Anita MonCrief: "We do a lot under the Election Integrity Banner. Does not resonate with the people. Voter Rights may be better. We really have been trying to get the messaging right." "

In June Molly Ball wrote in The Atlantic, How to Save the GOP. It's mostly a history of the Democrats and how by the late 80s they were screwed and how a group of outsiders formed the Democratic Leadership Council and fixed things.

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