Skip to comments.Revealed: The Massive New Liberal Plan to Remake American Politics
Posted on 07/14/2013 9:09:41 PM PDT by Baynative
It was the kind of meeting that conspiratorial conservative bloggers dream about.
A month after President Barack Obama won reelection, top brass from three dozen of the most powerful groups in liberal politics met at the headquarters of the National Education Association (NEA), a few blocks north of the White House. Brought together by the Sierra Club, Greenpeace, Communication Workers of America (CWA), and the NAACP, the meeting was invite-only and off-the-record. Despite all the Democratic wins in November, a sense of outrage filled the room as labor officials, environmentalists, civil rights activists, immigration reformers, and a panoply of other progressive leaders discussed the challenges facing the left and what to do to beat back the deep-pocketed conservative movement.
(Excerpt) Read more at motherjones.com ...
The Democracy Initiative grew out of conversations in recent years among Radford, Brune, CWA president Larry Cohen, and NAACP president Ben Jealous. ("We all have a knitting class together," Brune jokes.) Brune says the four men bemoaned how the dysfunctional political process was making it impossible for their groups to achieve their goals. "We're not going to have a clean-energy economy," he says, "if the same companies that are polluting our rivers and oceans are also polluting our elections."
Greenpeace's Phil Radford notes that for decades conservatives have aimed to shrink local, state, and federal governments by reforming the rules so they could install like-minded politicians, bureaucrats, and judges. Radford calls it "a 40-plus-year strategy by the Scaifes, Exxons, Coors, and Kochs of the world
to take over the country."
that rag gets non-profit status as a non-partisan org.... how?
One of their main goals is to “get big money out of politics,” and to achieve that goal many attendees promised to donate “millions of dollars.” I can only conclude that they are trying to figure out ways to keep CONSERVATIVE money out of politics, while they continue to have free reign.
We should be able to beat the snot out of the left and all the Republicans can do is give us RINO's to vote for.
“Greenpeace’s Phil Radford notes that for decades conservatives have aimed to shrink local, state, and federal governments by reforming the rules so they could install like-minded politicians, bureaucrats, and judges. Radford calls it “a 40-plus-year strategy by the Scaifes, Exxons, Coors, and Kochs of the world to take over the country.”
Could have fooled me! I would say that exactly the opposite has happened. And as for their democracy initiative? seems to promise the socialist dream, not Democracy.
I hope they understand that their plans are leading to massive bloodshed and crushing poverty for everyone.
Regarding your comments, I can only say “I second that.”
R U Sirrius?
This is how they do it. The left endorses those they have or can compromise on the right. McCain etc. Those they can not compromise they demonize. ie Palin. The deal is, we will get you elected but we want you to vote our way when we need. Soon you are so compromised you cant ever go back. So you join their side, go to their parties, get laid by their girls. Then get a nice kick back from some boards you belong to and you have a good life.
They don't even see the hypocrisy in this.
After all - their goals are noble (to them) and the people on the other side are despicable (to them).
Who is John Galt?
If they truly wanted to get money out of politics stop all the corporate and Ag subsidies and stop all the grants to NGO types - no grants to ACORNor NPR PBS PlannedPedocide and the like. Stop gov from doing favors to help a corp stop its rivals etcetc
I know i know
You make a point - “big money” involves more than political contributions - Obama has been throwing hundreds of millions of public dollars at favored private companies, many of them donors to his campaigns. If you REALLY want to get big money out of politics, prohibit government from dispensing big money to favored companies and agencies. Libs absolutely HOWL when conservatives suggest that government STOP giving big money to Planned Parenthood.
What? The GOP wasn’t there adding their two cents? Extra ordinarily extraordinary.
The left will never sleep, will never let up, until the Constitution, traditional America, and Christianity are all destroyed, and we are slaves of the new world order - a one-world government, run by the left, for the left, with boots on the necks of everyone else, with all of mankind entering a new dark age.
Yours is a very pessimistic scenario - unfortunately, I largely share it. The political left functions like a fanatical religious movement. The only wrench in the machinery will occur when their goals collide with those of the Islamists whom they have underestimated even as they have empowered them. Europe is the test tube for this experiment, and the libs might be in for a huge and bloody surprise.
They’ve just not instituted a plan? That’s scary if the power they’ve already taken was done without a plan.
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