Friday, July 26, 2013

More Astroturf, More Infighting

Now that the economy is picking up, there’s yet another group being formed to squeeze money out of the gullible rich conservatives.  And this one is going to fight everyone, including the GOP establishment.

Dubbed Groundswell, this coalition convenes weekly in the offices of Judicial Watch, the conservative legal watchdog group. During these hush-hush sessions and through a Google group, the members of Groundswell—including aides to congressional Republicans—cook up battle plans for their ongoing fights against the Obama administration, congressional Democrats, progressive outfits, and the Republican establishment and “clueless” GOP congressional leaders. They devise strategies for killing immigration reform, hyping the Benghazi controversy, and countering the impression that the GOP exploits racism. And the Groundswell gang is mounting a behind-the-scenes organized effort to eradicate the outsize influence of GOP über-strategist/pundit Karl Rove within Republican and conservative ranks.

Among the leaders of the group is Ginni Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.  Yeah, sounds like a real bunch of insurgents, doesn’t it?

One bark on “More Astroturf, More Infighting

  1. “Groundswell.” Because “landfill” didn’t sound quite right. Though the content is remarkably similar.

    Notice that the “enemies list” goes as far right as “the Republican establishment and ‘clueless’ GOP congressional leaders.” So there’s no chance whatever these volk will reach anyone leftward of the other brownshirts. Nothing like a little enforced orthodoxy to embiggen the Teahadist tent.

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