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  • Libtalker Thom Hartmann Claims 'Flush Rush' Backfired

    08/05/2013 9:15:50 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 36 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | August 5, 2013 | P.J. Gladnick
    Remember the 'Flush Rush' boycott attempted by David Brock and Media Matters which called for advertisers to drop their sponsorships of Rush Limbaugh's radio show? How did that work out in the long run? According to liberal radio talk host Thom Hartmann on CNN's Reliable Sources yesterday it completely backfired because it ended up hurting liberal shows: David Brock and Media Matters were leading the boycott Limbaugh crusade, which did presumably some damage to the Limbaugh show. I can tell you it did a lot of damage to progressive talk radio, because a lot of advertisers right across the board...
  • gun control TV ad to go after certain members of Congress

    02/15/2013 9:43:49 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 16 replies ^ | February 15, 2013 is moving into the TV fight over curbing gun violence. The progressive group will announce Friday that it's going up with a television commercial that goes after members of Congress who accept donations from the National Rifle Association. The MoveOn spot, which the group says it will spend six figures to run for a week on national cable television, is part of their campaign titled, "The NRA doesn't speak for me." In the ad, a man named Jerry Thompson, who describes himself as a gun owner and proud defender of the Second Amendment, says "for years I've watched Congress...
  • Media Matters for America funder Bill Benter emerges as financial sponsor of pro-Hagel ads

    01/08/2013 10:12:52 AM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/8/13 | Vince Coglianese
    One of the funders behind an ad campaign promoting Chuck Hagel’s nomination to head the Pentagon is also a major donor to the liberal advocacy group Media Matters for America. Hagel, who President Barack Obama tapped Monday as his nominee to head the Defense Department, is already under fire from critics who say he “has sought to distance the United States from Israel” during his career. According to a Foreign Policy magazine report Monday night, a substantial ad campaign aimed at swatting such attacks on Hagel is already underway, and gambling magnate Bill Benter
  • Emails show Justice working with Media Matters on stories that target critics

    09/18/2012 8:44:29 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 14 replies
    fox news ^ | 9/18/2012 | fox news
    Newly published emails show the top spokeswoman at the U.S. Justice Department regularly collaborating with the liberal advocacy group Media Matters on stories that slam the administration's critics. The emails, obtained through a Freedom of Information Act requestand published by The Daily Caller, often show department public affairs chief Tracy Schmaler communicating with Media Matters bloggers. Sometimes, the emails were in response to inquiries. Other times, Schmaler was pitching ideas, according to the Caller. In a January 2012 email chain, Schmaler sent a Media Matters writer lines from House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa's comments at a...
  • We'll have to pull the plug

    05/29/2012 4:46:31 PM PDT · by FrdmLvr · 27 replies
    my email | 5-29-12 |
    From my email today: Dear MoveOn member, With November fast approaching, we need to make some hard decisions about which campaigns we can afford to take on, and which ones we'll have to sit out. There are so many important races this year. Of course there's the presidential election. But the U.S. Senate is up for grabs, too. There's the Scott Walker recall in Wisconsin. If we can elect Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts, that will be huge. It's like picking which of your kids you love the most. I just can't do it. But I'll be honest—if we can't increase...
  • John Kerry: They're swiftboating Obama

    03/29/2012 5:24:43 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 99 replies
    John Kerry: They're swiftboating Obama 3/29/12 4:24 PM EDT Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) has lent his name to a fundraising solicitation that raises the specter of millionaires and billionaires funding an outside effort against President Obama. "When I was the Democratic nominee for president in one of the closest and toughest elections in history, a group of billionaires did something unprecedented," Kerry wrote. "They wrote million-dollar checks to fund lies about my service on what were called "Swift Boats" in Vietnam -- and in so doing, they turned the boats my crewmates and I served on into a new political...
  • Dershowitz declares war on Media Matters

    02/27/2012 10:06:23 AM PST · by Nachum · 24 replies · 3+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 2/27/12 | Ed Morrissey
    Media Matters for America took a big hit to its credibility when Tucker Carlson and the Daily Caller ran a multiple-installment exposé of the political non-profit, which laid bare the group’s hypocrisy on gun control and, more problematically, their close coordination with the Obama White House. MMFA has managed to find itself in another bruising political battle, this time with Alan Dershowitz, a man normally inclined to support the Left. Dershowitz has pledged to personally make Media Matters an issue in the election by actively campaigning against anyone supporting the group: Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz, a leading Democratic lawyer...
  • Media Matters tied to MoveOn, ACORN. See who one of the biggest donors to anti-Fox News group

    02/17/2012 5:04:51 AM PST · by tutstar · 35 replies · 1+ views
    Aaron Klein Online ^ | 2 16 2012 | Aaron Klein
    The actual title is: Now Media Matters is tied to MoveOn, ACORN. See who is one of the biggest donors to anti-Fox News activist group It's too long to fit in the space for the title. One of the single largest donors to the embattled Media Matters for America is a controversial far-left clearinghouse that funds groups like, ACORN and a litany of antiwar organizations, KleinOnline has learned. The organization in question, the Tides Foundation, is funded in part by billionaire George Soros, himself a prominent Media Matters donor. Tides functions as a money tunnel where major leftist donors...
  • Dems' new excuse

    09/25/2010 3:35:11 AM PDT · by Scanian · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | September 25, 2010 | Jacob Sullum
    As Democrats head for what promises to be an election fiasco of historic propor tions, a pre-emptive excuse has begun to circulate: It's all because of Citizens United. Team Donkey fans claim the Jan. 21 decision, in which the Supreme Court overturned restrictions on the political speech of corporations, triggered a flood of negative advertising by what President Obama calls "shadowy groups with harmless-sounding names." If independent groups favoring Team Elephant have a spending advantage so far, it's not because of recent changes in the law. Most of the advertising that irks Democrats was legal before Citizens United, and the...
  • "Disappears" Hate-Petraeus Page (Was There 6/18/2010)

    06/23/2010 11:05:03 AM PDT · by an amused spectator · 25 replies · 1+ views
    Google & Moveon ^ | June 23, 2010 | Moveon Check the phone records between the White House and Moveon....
  • BREAKING NEWS: MoveOn Plans Hate-In Outside RNC Headquarters Tomorrow

    03/31/2010 1:48:22 PM PDT · by mlizzy · 48 replies · 1,236+ views
    NewsRealBlog ^ | 3-31-10 | Matthew Vadem
    The Democrat-media complex has been pushing the idea that patriotic nonviolent resistance and opposition to ObamaCare and President Obama’s drive to turn America into a full-blown socialist state somehow constitutes “hate.” Leftists keep trying to invent new incidents supposedly showing how their political adversaries in the Tea Party movement are sinister racists. They claim –in the absence of proof– that black Democratic lawmakers were called the N-word as they walked to the U.S. Capitol building to vote on ObamaCare. They claim –in the absence of proof– that an anti-gay epithet was hurled at Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.), an openly gay...
  • Media Matters unloads on CNN hire (Erick Erickson)

    03/16/2010 7:05:17 PM PDT · by neverdem · 26 replies · 1,161+ views
    Politico ^ | March 16, 2010 | Andy Barr
    The liberal media watchdog group Media Matters is fuming over CNN’s hiring of conservative RedState blogger Erick Erickson. In a document provided POLITICO that Media Matters plans to post on its blog Tuesday, the group accuses Erickson of having a “long history of incendiary, sexist and racially charged statements.” “If you need any further proof that the liberal media bias is a myth, CNN just hired someone who called David Souter a goat——ing child molester,” Media Matters Vice President of Research and Communication Ari Rabin-Havt told POLITICO. The document includes many other profane Erickson statements, including the vulgar phrase highlighted...
  • Former NM Gov. Johnson to set up 527, raising specter of WH bid

    10/31/2009 3:26:00 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 16 replies · 1,074+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2009-10-28 | Michael O'Brien
    Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson (R) is setting up a new political group to potentially set up a run for the White House. The former two-term governor, known for his libertarian leanings, is setting up a new 527 group, according to the Santa Fe New Mexican, over which he'll preside as an "honorary chairman." The move raises the specter that Johnson might wage a bid for the GOP -- or Libertarian Party -- nomination for president in 2012. Candidates often set up groups, more frequently Political Action Committees (PACs) to raise money for or support other candidates. Johnson said...
  • Podesta Spends Soros’ Money Stupidly

    09/27/2009 6:08:21 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 5 replies · 1,023+ views
    Washington Times ^ | September 28, 2009 | By Sarah Abruzzese
    This week’s Washington Times column: A telling event occurred on Sept. 15, Day 6 of the drip, drip, drip ACORN video rollout. President Obama met for lunch with former President Bill Clinton at trendy Il Mulino in New York City. For the second consecutive day, the New York Post featured the ACORN scandal on its cover – complete with James O’Keefe and Hannah Giles in their outrageous “pimp and ho” costumes. Does anyone think the president and the former president were unaware that the city in which they were dining was mesmerized by the ACORN scandal – especially since ACORN...
  • Media Matters Launches Fight FOX Campaign

    09/18/2009 11:59:54 AM PDT · by Joiseydude · 97 replies · 2,469+ views
    AmericanThinker ^ | September 18, 2009 | Kyle-Anne Shiver
    Well, well, well look here what just popped up in my email. It's a memo from Media Matters President, Eric Burns. Yes, of course, I subscribe to Media Matters. One must always keep one's enemies close. Our boy Eric has decided that the one lone TV voice crying in the wilderness in often dissenting fashion to our Dear Leader is one lone voice too many and has decided to launch a "Fight Fox" campaign. "Dear Friend," Eric's letter begins, "Since President Obama's inauguration, Fox News has officially abandoned its already dubious standing as a news organization and is now engaging...
  • Oakland Group Spearheading Glenn Beck Boycott

    08/28/2009 11:56:09 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies · 1,719+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 8/28/09 | Chip Johnson
    Fox News commentator Glenn Beck acted stupidly when he went on a TV talk show last month and called President Obama a racist. Oh, boy. I've gone and done it now. Using the now infamous Beck Standard for Racist Speech, with that statement I have just crossed the line and revealed my own deep-seated hatred for white people. Chalk it up to that wacky mixed-race blood that courses through my veins, and the president's. Fortunately, I have some local backup on this one, because the group that launched a nationwide movement to strip the network host of his advertisers -...
  • Who Funds the Radical Left In America

    08/26/2009 11:51:26 AM PDT · by kaizen · 27 replies · 1,757+ views
    Western Center for Journalism ^ | 8/26/09 | Steve Baldwin
    Very few Americans realize there exists a large network of far left philanthropists and foundations in America dedicated to destroying the American way of life, our Christian-based culture and our free enterprise system. They seek to remove America from its constitutional foundations and move it toward a European-style socialism. Much of this effort is coordinated by a little known group called the Tides Foundation and its related group, the Tides Center. The Strategic Principles of the Tides Foundation Over the course of its 33 year history, the Tides network has given hundreds of millions of dollars to anti-free enterprise groups,...
  • Groups target GOP on cap-and-trade

    08/25/2009 9:46:03 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 18 replies · 1,083+ views
    Politico ^ | 08/25/09 | Ben Smith
    Four independent groups are launching more than $1 million in attack ads Tuesday targeting five House Republicans who voted against energy legislation in June, spokespeople for the groups said. The ads from the League of Conservation Voters, the Sierra Club, MoveOn and Americans United for Change, will target Reps. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.), Denny Rehberg (R- Mont.), Roy Blunt (R- Mo.) and two Virginia Republicans, Frank Wolf and House Minority Whip Eric Cantor. The ad casts the members as siding with “big oil and energy interests” and against “the jobs we really need” because they voted against the legislation that would...
  • Obama’s Organized Community Is Falling Apart

    08/19/2009 4:26:16 AM PDT · by AJMCQ · 38 replies · 2,221+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 8/18/2009 | JB Williams
    It’s now official—the average American is not as stupid as Washington DC Democrats and their international leftist friends thought. Their mystery messiah has already gone from hero to zero after only seven months in power, and Obama has now become a noose around the neck of every American Democrat, and every international fascist who “hoped” Obama could usher in Marxist “change.” Nobody can organize a community like a good old fashioned communist thug can. It worked long enough to put a mystery man in the Oval Office, thanks to international socialists working through CPUSA - SPUSA and DSAUSA, funded by...
  • Obama Connected Group Calls for Brownshirt Tactics Against Healthcare Opponents

    08/10/2009 8:01:03 PM PDT · by upchuck · 32 replies · 1,495+ views
    Blacklisted News ^ | August 7, 2009 | Kurt Nimmo
    An organization supported by Obama, Biden and 190 members of Congress, Health Care for America Now, instructs Democrats to confiscate signs and leaflets brought to Obamacare events by “rightwing extremists,” that is to say Americans opposed to totalitarian health care. “The best way to do this is to make a blanket rule that no one can bring signs or leaflets and to advertise this fact as you do turn out in the weeks preceding the event. You can distribute your own signs in the event and offer them one as they enter if you choose to allow them to enter,”...
  • Moveon now working in Virginia for Democrat Tom Perriello

    08/09/2009 7:54:04 PM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 10 replies · 771+ views
    Dear xxxxx, This August is the make-or-break month for health care reform. Can you come to an event with Rep. Tom Perriello in Ruckersville tomorrow? Right-wing extremists are crashing tons of events—so it's up to us to make sure the majority of folks who want reform get heard. We need to make sure Rep. Tom Perriello knows that constituents are counting on him to support health care reform with a real public health insurance option that will expand coverage and bring down costs for all of us. We have numbers on our side, but Rep. Perriello won't know it unless...
  • DNC Front Groups placing Ads for protesters on Craiglists!!!

    Several DNC front groups are placing ads in multiple cities for protesters. All while calling any citizen who disagrees "un-American." Example ad from Sacramento Is there anything wrong with this? No. But it just goes to show that leftists are staying true to form of their political father... Lenin. "Always accuse your victim of what you yourself are doing." Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
  • Fight the Status Quo! $400-$600 Per Week (Minneapolis, MN)(Libs getting paid to AstroTurf)

    08/09/2009 11:40:05 AM PDT · by RatsDawg · 78 replies · 2,448+ views
    CraigsList ^ | 2009-07-27
    FROM CRAIGSLIST! Fight the Status Quo! $400-$600 Per Week (Minneapolis, MN) Date: 2009-07-27, 12:12PM CDT Reply to: see below You can help leading organizations win historic changes on issues that you care about and that are important to America. Build support for health care reform with U.S. PIRG. Mobilize activists to cut the cost of health care, expand coverage, and stop sick from getting dropped by insurance companies. Go out in your community and make change happen. Make friends and money along the way. Earn $400-$600 per week. To apply for a job, call Chris at 612-331-1434. The Fund for...
  • 2004 MoveOn.Org Ad Depicted President Bush as Adolf Hitler; No Democrat Outrage - Video 2004

    08/09/2009 4:51:09 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 8 replies · 520+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 9, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of a 2004 MoveOn.Org ad that blatantly compared President George W. Bush to Adolf Hitler. The ad was run in opposition to the War in Iraq. I don't recall hearing any Democrats condemn MoveOn.Org or refuse to use money provided by it's primary source of funding - George Soros. Yet, when conservatives today draw parallels to Obama's attempt to get citizens to spy and "rat" on one another and what Hitler did in Germany to get citizens there to report opposition to him, the Left goes crazy. The difference? Iraq was an invasion designed to depose a...
  • Email: "This is Getting Ugly" [moveon hires thugs (ACORN?) to fight back]

    08/07/2009 11:13:02 AM PDT · by FrdmLvr · 53 replies · 5,276+ views
    I have been periodically posting emails I get from, as I am on their mailing list. I share them with my FReeper friends because I am sure you will find them as enlightening as I do. Notice that the last paragraph states: "This month could decide the future of health care and clean energy in America...". I posted another email a few weeks ago that featured an offer for pre-orders for the latest Shepard Fairey poster of windmills because September was going to be the big push for "clean energy". This was set to kick-off before the Obama...
  • Leftist Media Matters Attacks Lou Dobbs on Obama Birth Certificate Controversy - Video 8/3/09

    08/03/2009 3:11:48 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 6 replies · 632+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 3, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of a Media Matters ad attacking CNN's Lou Dobbs for his coverage of the Obama Birth Certificate Controversy. The ad ends with urging viewers to tell "the most trusted name in news" (CNN) there is nothing "legitimate about racially charged paranoia." As far as I know, neither Lou Dobbs nor anyone else that has investigated the President's birth certificate have ever said anything about race. It's Media Matters that is overtly trying to make this about race, which is the usual M.O. of the far Left and the Liberal Media. They also leave out the fact that...
  • Media Matters (Soros) Firing up Anti-Birther Machine

    08/03/2009 1:27:15 PM PDT · by pissant · 19 replies · 915+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 8/3/09 | Kyle-Anne Shiver
    This just in my email box from those leftist guerrilla warriors over at Media Matters. They are launching an ad campaign to attack Lou Dobbs for mentioning the birth certificate controversy. From the announcement email, really a shakedown for funds (Is George Soros starting to lose money now too?): "As countless other media figures criticize Dobbs, CNN is making a mockery of its claim of being "the most trusted name in news." Jon Klein, the network's president, continues to downplay Dobbs' promotion of the birther theories, saying he is merely covering "the phenomenon of the doubters" -- even though Dobbs...
  • Media Matters Running Ads Attacking Lou Dobbs’ Birther Obsession — On CNN! (during Dobbs' show)

    08/01/2009 9:24:40 AM PDT · by SvenMagnussen · 31 replies · 1,062+ views
    The Plum Line ^ | Jul 31, 2009 | Greg Sargent
    Okay, this is an intriguing new frontier in political media criticism. Media Matters, which has been attacking CNN for not reining in Lou Dobbs’ birther obsession, has now purchased air time to run a TV ad attacking “CNN’s Lou Dobbs problem” — during Dobbs’ show! A Media Matters spokesman tells me the group has bought a week of ad time on CNN, MSNBC and Fox News in D.C., New York, and Atlanta, beginning Tuesday. The catch: Media Matters has specifically purchased time to air the ad during Dobbs’ show — putting CNN in the position of either running the spot...
  • Newt's big cash haul: $8 million

    07/31/2009 11:10:21 AM PDT · by Cheap_Hessian · 15 replies · 623+ views
    Politico ^ | Jul 31, 2009 | Kenneth P. Vogel & Kathryn McGarr
    Newt Gingrich’s political group quietly pulled in an impressive $8.1 million in the first half of the year, a cash haul that enabled the former Speaker of the House to finance a robust political operation that includes at least 17 employees. A report filed Friday with the Internal Revenue Service shows that American Solutions for Winning the Future accepted at least $460,000 from oil interests in the first half of the year, after advancing offshore oil drilling as an issue during the 2008 campaign cycle, and $200,000 from the Workforce Fairness Institute, a business-backed group opposed to the Employee Free...
  • Former President Bill Clinton Pens Fundraising Email for Big Pro-Abortion Group

    07/30/2009 1:02:15 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 3 replies · 392+ views
    Life News ^ | 7/30/09 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- Bill Clinton may no longer occupy the White House, but the abortion advocate can still make use of his fundraising prowess. Clinton penned an email fundraising pitch for the big pro-abortion group Emily's List that it sent out today to its members. The email focuses on the 2010 Congressional elections and Clinton asks abortion advocates to give Emily's List money to supports it efforts to keep pro-abortion stalwarts in control of the House. "We can't afford to lose our Democratic majority in 2010, and women -- our nation's most progressive force -- will be crucial to...
  • Obama's birth certificate - takes on Lou Dobbs

    07/29/2009 5:04:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies · 1,566+ views
    The Cherry Creek News ^ | July 29, 2009 | Staff
    MoveOn is taking on Lou Dobbs and CNN: Why is CNN promoting right-wing paranoid conspiracy theories about President Obama's birth certificate? The fringe ideas of the so-called "birthers" have been thoroughly debunked.1 But CNN host Lou Dobbs perpetuates these myths by constantly talking about them on his shows and asserting that Obama still needs to "produce a birth certificate." This is not responsible journalism. Our friends at Media Matters have launched a campaign calling on CNN to address its Lou Dobbs problem — but a lot of us are going to have to speak out in order to get CNN's...
  • CNN's Dobbs Problem Just Got Bigger: Media Matters Calls on Public to Pressure 'The Most Trusted..'

    07/27/2009 12:18:35 PM PDT · by pissant · 41 replies · 2,033+ views
    PatrickHenryNews ^ | 7/27/09 | staff
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 27, 2009 Media Matters for America After CNN President Jon Klein reportedly called Lou Dobbs' coverage of conspiracy theories about President Obama's birth certificate "legitimate" on Friday, July 24, Media Matters for America President Eric Burns sent an email to its thousands of online activists today asking for their help to publicly pressure CNN to credibly address its Lou Dobbs problem. In the email, Burns writes: "Klein's caving to Dobbs raises a serious, troubling question: Who is really calling the shots at CNN?" read more
  • MoveOn rakes in $120K+ off Palin email

    07/16/2009 8:17:25 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 24 replies · 1,073+ views
    MoveOn rakes in $120K+ off Palin email @ 11:01 am by Jeremy P. Jacobs In yet another example of Sarah Palin's lightning rod quality, has raised over $120,000 in just a day after sending out an email criticizing the Alaska governor and asking for money. On Wednesday, MoveOn sent an email to supporters criticizing Palin's op-ed on energy issues in the Washington Post. The group asked for money to run an ad in response to Palin. At the time of this writing on Thursday, MoveOn has raised $124,000 and has extended its goal to $200,000. Palin has a high...
  • Palin Vs. Kerry (And

    07/16/2009 5:24:24 AM PDT · by DB9 · 9 replies · 1,555+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | July 16, 2009 | unknown (IBD editorial)
    Palin Vs. Kerry (And By INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY | Posted Wednesday, July 15, 2009 4:20 PM The political death of Sarah Palin has been greatly exaggerated. In a devastating op-ed in the Washington Post, Alaska's governor exposes the cap-and-tax fraud that has nothing to do with earth's temperature and everything to do with government control of the economy. She also exposes the stealth socialism ambitions of the Democratic left and once again points out the availability of abundant "shovel-ready" resources under America's soil, off America's shores and even in America's rocks. Judging from the reaction from Sen. Kerry and...
  • Palin Vs. Kerry (And

    07/15/2009 5:52:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 84 replies · 5,697+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 15, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Politics: John Kerry, replying to an op-ed Sarah Palin wrote on cap-and-trade, suggests the Alaska governor "check the view from her front porch." What she sees from there, senator, is energy wealth going to waste.The political death of Sarah Palin has been greatly exaggerated. In a devastating op-ed in the Washington Post, Alaska's governor exposes the cap-and-tax fraud that has nothing to do with earth's temperature and everything to do with government control of the economy. She also exposes the stealth socialism ambitions of the Democratic left and once again points out the availability of abundant "shovel-ready" resources under America's...
  • Obama/Soros Group Already Targeting Sarah Palin

    07/14/2009 3:15:18 PM PDT · by DB9 · 24 replies · 1,101+ views ^ | July 14, 2009 | Joseph Russo
    Tuesday, July 14, 2009 Obama/Soros Group Already Targeting Sarah Palin By Joseph Russo It appears that Palin's impressive SarahPAC showing and op-ed regarding "cap and tax" have the lefties running scared. CNN reports: "(CNN) – Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's political action committee is confirming a flood of new donations that push her cash haul close to the million-dollar mark, as one of the nation's largest liberal PACs announced an ad targeting the former GOP vice presidential candidate. Palin spokeswoman Meg Stapleton confirmed a report in the Anchorage Daily News that more than $200,000 had poured into SarahPAC since Palin's...
  • Palin becomes MoveOn target as SarahPAC cash haul surges

    07/14/2009 2:18:39 PM PDT · by Al B. · 127 replies · 2,846+ views
    CNN ^ | July 14, 2009 | Rebecca Sinderbrand and Tracy Sabo
    (CNN) – Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's political action committee is confirming a flood of new donations that push her cash haul close to the million-dollar mark, as one of the nation's largest liberal PACs announced an ad targeting the former GOP vice presidential candidate. Palin spokeswoman Meg Stapleton confirmed a report in the Anchorage Daily News that more than $200,000 had poured into SarahPAC since Palin's announcement a week and a half ago that she would be leaving office by the end of the month. Those funds, along with $732,867 received through June 30 according to federal campaign finance filings,...
  • Al Franken — Democrat From Acorn (Acorn's Sec of State Program)

    07/06/2009 11:44:00 AM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 21 replies · 1,253+ views
    IBD ^ | 7/6/09 | Mikey_1962
    Politics: The former Stuart Smalley becomes the 60th Democrat in the U.S. Senate, thanks to the community organizers at Acorn and the little-known Secretary of State Project. Is the system being rigged? Incumbent Republican Norm Coleman conceded defeat in the mother of all recounts in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race after the state's Supreme Court unanimously rejected his lawsuit. Arguably, his seat may have been lost the day in 2006 when Democrat Mark Ritchie defeated two-term incumbent Republican Mary Kiffmeyer to become Minnesota secretary of state. It was Ritchie who orchestrated the recount that gave Democratic challenger Franken a lead some...
  • Al Franken — Democrat From Acorn

    07/02/2009 5:26:02 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies · 2,296+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 2, 2009
    Politics: The former Stuart Smalley becomes the 60th Democrat in the U.S. Senate, thanks to the community organizers at Acorn and the little-known Secretary of State Project. Is the system being rigged?Politics: The former Stuart Smalley becomes the 60th Democrat in the U.S. Senate, thanks to the community organizers at Acorn and the little-known Secretary of State Project. Is the system being rigged? Incumbent Republican Norm Coleman conceded defeat in the mother of all recounts in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race after the state's Supreme Court unanimously rejected his lawsuit. Arguably, his seat may have been lost the day in 2006...
  • MoveOn watching Hagan's health

    06/27/2009 5:49:43 PM PDT · by mojitojoe · 29 replies · 1,086+ views ^ | 6/26/2009 | unknown, the liberal advocacy group, is threatening to run ads against North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan if she does not support President Barack Obama’s health care plan. Justin Ruben, executive director of said the group was prepared to “run ads in North Carolina and DC asking that she advocate for the public option and support the president in truly solving the nation’s health care crisis,” Rob Christensen reports “Given recent comments showing that Senator Hagan is not supporting the public health insurance option, will be making clear that our 115,000 members in North Carolina -- many of whom...
  • Media Matters Panel: Guns Don't Kill People, Fox News Kills People

    06/19/2009 8:09:14 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 22 replies · 900+ views
    Media Matters Panel: Guns Don't Kill People, Fox News Kills People Yesterday, Media Matters hosted a panel at the National Press Club where five liberal activists discussed the use of “extremist” language by the conservative media and its allegedly violent effects. “We all need to set a tone for civil national discourse,” declared Nancy M. Zirkin of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights. It was a noble sentiment, though a bit ironic at an event where liberals tarred conservatives as bigots who inspire other bigots to commit acts of violence. “FOX News is really mainstreaming this sort of vigilante almost...
  • How much is ABC's upcoming propaganda worth to team obama?

    06/17/2009 8:06:24 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 8 replies · 667+ views
    If ABC "news" were an honest 527 organization, this particular upcoming hour long advertisement would carry a dollar amount. I'm curious what people around me think it's worth.
  • ACORN, MoveOn target House Dems

    03/11/2009 6:11:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 7 replies · 541+ views
    Politico ^ | 3/11/2009 | ALEX ISENSTADT
    Republicans hammered Barack Obama over his connection to ACORN during last year’s election, but now ACORN is taking a swing at some Democrats — with the help of liberal activists at The role reversal arises out of the groups’ anger at moderate House Democrats who opposed a housing bill that has more generous bankruptcy rules for people facing foreclosure. Next week this coalition will begin airing TV ads criticizing House Democrats who voted against the measure, which would for the first time give judges the authority to restructure home mortgages — a procedure known as a cramdown. The House...
  • (CPR) Campaign Against Obama Health Plan Run By Notorious Conservative PR Firm

    03/03/2009 5:06:33 PM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies · 945+ views
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 3/03/09 | Elana Schor
    Campaign Against Obama Health Plan Run By Notorious Conservative PR FirmBy Elana Schor - March 3, 2009, 5:55PM A new group called Conservatives for Patients Rights (CPR) is about to launch the opening salvo in the fight to sink President Obama's health care plan. CPR is running TV, radio, and web ads that attempt to stoke irrational fears of "a central national board" in charge of medical decision-making, asking Americans to envision a world where "bureaucrats decide the treatments you receive, the drugs you take, even the doctors you see." Of course, that vision has nothing to do with the...
  • Lib Blogger Pulls a Ted Turner, Mocks Ash Wednesday

    03/01/2009 12:57:50 PM PST · by EveningStar · 13 replies · 723+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 1, 2009 | Ken Shepherd
    Liberal blogger and Media Matters employee* Oliver Willis channeled his inner Ted Turner last Wednesday, while writing for his eponymous Web site.
  • Bloggers and unions form group to push Democrats to the left

    02/26/2009 1:52:24 PM PST · by kcvl · 29 replies · 1,574+ views
    A group of liberal bloggers said it is teaming up with organized labor and MoveOn to form a political action committee that will seek to push the Democratic Party farther to the left. Soliciting donations from their readers, the bloggers said they are planning to recruit liberal candidates for challenges against more centrist Democrats currently in Congress. The formation of the group marks another step in the evolution of the blogosphere, which has proved effective at motivating party activists to give money and time to political campaigns, especially in local races. But it also illuminates a deepening wrinkle for President...
  • Video: AIP Slams Porkulus In Commercial

    02/20/2009 6:39:50 AM PST · by careyb · 4 replies · 645+ views
    AIP ^ | 2/19/09 | AIP
    $1 million/day since Jesus.
  • Overview of 527 Organizations

    02/19/2009 9:08:20 AM PST · by txnativegop · 3 replies · 294+ views
    Internal Revenue Service ^ | U.S. Department of Treasury
    527 - POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS Those rules set forth in Announcement 73-84 were restated in Rev. Rul. 7421, 1974-1 C.B. 14, clarified in, Rev. Rul. 74-475, 1974-2 C.B. 22. The revenue ruling concluded, on a prospective basis, that political organizations were not exempt from federal income tax, and would be taxed on interest, dividends, and capital gains from sales of securities, less deductible expenses directly attributable to producing that income. Organizations subject to tax were required to file Form 1120. IRC 527 provides that "political organizations" are subject to tax only to the extent provided for in that section. For all...
  • Liberal Group Praises Crossover Republicans

    02/08/2009 3:49:26 PM PST · by Robwin · 18 replies · 484+ views
    Fox News ^ | 02/08/2009 | Fox News
    Usually, Americans United for Change buys ads to lambaste Republicans for opposing issues backed by the liberal, union-supported issue advocacy group initially founded in 2005 to rally against President Bush's Social Security reform plan. But when three Republicans crossed the aisle over the weekend to say they will support a compromise economic recovery plan opposed by every other Senate minority Republican, Americans United for Change bought up radio time urging voters to call and thank Sens. Olympia Snowe, Susan Collins and Arlen Specter for "providing the leadership we need to get the job done."
  • Amanda Carpenter: Clintonista Already Dishing Out Oppo Hit Pieces on Steele (FR mentioned)

    01/31/2009 11:03:41 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies · 1,595+ views
    Townhall ^ | January 30, 2009 | Amanda Carpenter
    Well, that didn't take long. Hillary Clinton's former research director dished up a nasty hit-piece memo on Michael Steele hours after he was elected the GOP's first black RNC Chairman. He cites shaky resources like Think Progress, a blog for the lefty Center for American Progress for his research. This would be like me linking to comments on FreeRepublic to back up my facts. Steele's clearly got the Dems scared. And, I wonder why Hillary's old research man had oppo sitting around on Steele...? Here's a sampling of some of the disgusting comments already being posted on the Huffington Post...