On September 23, Americans Elect posted a new web page in which it declares itself to be a “nationwide grassroots movement” and promotes a video of Americans Elect activity in Portland, Oregon as a message that “explains Americans Elect clearly and simply.”
“Moderate,” meet “No Ideology.” “No Ideology,” meet “Moderate.” The clear and simple [...]
After a dogged and systematic effort to contact and characterize every Tea Party group in the nation, the Washington Post publishes an exposé this morning. Its findings:
The characterization of the Tea Party brand as a creation of political public relations professionals is accurate. If you look at the largest groups making the greatest impact, [...]
In covering the “Spending Revolt” bus tour that drove through the city of Bangor yesterday, Christopher Cousins only told half the story: that this political rally on wheels attracted a meager knot of 25 onlookers. Cousins didn’t tell readers why such the big bus tour could attract media fuss but so hardly any actual people.
Back in 2007, when J. Clifford mused that a “grassroots” Zanby group expressing fanboy love for presidential candidate Bill Richardson seemed like the PR move of a campaign insider or someone who was angling to be hired for the campaign, Jeff Gulko protested and demanded that such musings be removed. Jeff Gulko worked for the [...]
The President of Americans for Prosperity is Tim Phillips, who previously worked at Century Strategies, a company that helped lobbyist Jack Abramoff launder money to bribe legislators with. Do you want their hands on your health care? [...]
The American Conservative Union is one of the oldest, most stolid conservative political organizations in the United States. Its annual rankings of members of Congress are widely anticipated and reported by mainstream political journalists, and its conferences and meetings receive significant, often live, coverage by TV news networks. ACU staffers write columns setting the political [...]