The Democracy Initiative: a Coup in Plain Sight

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    The Democracy Initiative: a Coup in Plain Sight​



    By Clarice Feldman
    January 20, 2013

    Matthew Continetti, one of my favorite writers, wrote an eye opener last week, "'A Conspiracy so Immense': ideological commitment and the timidity of pragmatic politics", too late for me to discuss in my column. It is one of the most important stories you'll ever read anywhere and shows how far behind conservatives are in the fight against "progressive " ideologues.

    He picks up on a report by Andy Kroll in Mother Jones about a coordinated effort by about 36 different interest groups with reported revenues of no less than $1.69 billion, pledging millions of dollars to work together to attack conservative supporters and organizations, to intervene directly in Democratic politics, to push for filibuster reform to better enable a push through their agenda without any input from the opposition, and expanding "voting rights" and fighting voter registration laws to further grease the skids for their legislative agenda.

    The group's organizers are Michael Brune, formerly director of the radical Rainforest Action Network, and presently director of the Sierra Club , Phil Radford, head of Greenpeace, Larry Cohen, president of the Communications Workers of America and Ben Jealous, president of the NAACP.

    All of this is taking place with no comment by the media -- which like their counterparts in academia, Hollywood. Silicon Valley (and unfortunately too many big corporations) -- are ideological partners in "progressivism".

    Here are some of the highlights of the article, though I strongly urge you read it all:

    1. Who belongs: Kroll didn't name all the participants in the organization's latest retreat in December which took place within blocks of the White House at the headquarters of the National Education Association. Here are those he did name:

    "the AFL-CIO, the Center for American Progress, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Color of Change, Common Cause, Demos, the Friends of the Earth, the League of Conservation Voters, Mother Jones (in a "non-editorial" capacity!), National People's Action, the National Wildlife Federation, People for the American Way, the Piper Fund, Public Campaign, the Service Employees International Union, the United Auto Workers, and Voto Latino. Brune of the Sierra Club predicts there will be 50 participating organizations by spring."

    2. How much money will they throw into their effort? Continetti thinks there should be "at least two high numerals inserted before Kroll's estimate of "millions of dollars". This from people claiming they want to get money out of politics.​

    Continetti repeatedly attacks the mainstream media for failing to cover this story, concluding,.....

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    from Continetti's "A Conspiracy So Immense"....progressives engaged in "targeting".....

     
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    So, you want to do a coup d'état and call it a "Democracy Inititave"?

    I hate to tell you this, but the reality is that Obama was elected through the popular vote and electoral vote in this democracy.
     
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    you don't hate it at all......congrats on creating a maleable proletariat....Lenin would be proud......:eusa_clap:
     
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    I wouldn't put money on that being the absolute and complete truth. What you can put money on is the media wont investigate the fraud Obama's campaign committed.
     
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    Romney's campaign was the fraud.
     
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    No it was inept and sad but it wasn't a fraud.......
     
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    lol, the guy lied more than Pinocchio.
    All you could hear from him was flop flop flop flop flop flop flop.
     
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    YOU are thinking of the other guy.... Romney didnt have a chance to lie...
     
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    LOL, all romney did was lie!
     

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