ACTION: Put REAL Reformers on Unity08’s Moderate Nice List
We all know Unity08 — the self-proclaimed “grassroots movement” to push its own Republican-Democratic ticket in 2008 with a rented closet in Watergate and a business address identical to the conservative political PR outfit Peak Media — is a sham. If having the daughter of one of the founders serving on one of the group’s national boards wasn’t enough of a hint, and if having her high school teacher serve on another of the national boards wasn’t a good enough hint either, we could always fall back on the repeated instances in which they failed to make financial disclosures of donations on and the embarrassing dearth of small-dollar donations to the group.
Yes, we all know that Unity08 is a sham, despite its repeated well-placed media appearances. Here’s a great opportunity to show the high-media-wattage but low-citizen-wattage organization for the shell that it is.
TAKE SIMPLE ACTION: Here’s what to do…
1. Put on some latex gloves.
2. Go to Unity’s website (hence the gloves) and look for their latest poll on the right-hand side. Visitors OpinionatedEd, Individual and myself made use of the largely ignored “nominating” process over the past weekend to put Russ Feingold, Dennis Kucinich and Barack Obama on the list of nominees.
3. Vote for Russ Feingold or Dennis Kucinich as the congressional politician which Unity08 should congratulate for his moderation.
4. Watch the elite insiders behind Unity08 squirm as they are forced to publicly embrace ACTUAL reformers rather than pro-corporate smoochies like Joe Lieberman and John McCain — OR watch as they repudiate their own little online poll’s results, exposing them as the anti-populists they really are.
In its efforts to put a fake grassroots sheen over its tired public relations operation, Unity08 has given us an opportunity to expose the ridiculousness of its operation. Let’s take that opportunity.