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Lib/Fascist campaign against GOP donors

 
 
Reply Wed 13 Aug, 2008 06:02 am
NY Times article:

http://tinyurl.com/6ern3t

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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.

The letter is an opening shot across the bow from an unusual new outside political group on the left that is poised to engage in hardball tactics to prevent similar groups on the right from getting off the ground this fall.

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.

“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.”...



http://www.accountableamerica.com/
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ebrown p
 
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Reply Wed 13 Aug, 2008 06:23 am
That's so cool Gunga! Thanks for posting a link to this organization.
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nimh
 
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Reply Fri 15 Aug, 2008 08:58 am
Hey, great site you linked in Gunga, thanks, useful!
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nimh
 
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Reply Fri 15 Aug, 2008 09:06 am
That said, I dont think the letter is a particularly brilliant idea... the anonymity of donors make some of the threats empty, and the letter is likely to just fire most recipients up even more.
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