At 12:30 pm today, the billionaire-funded political corporation calling itself “Americans for Prosperity” held a “Paycheck Protection Rally” in the state capitol building in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The theme of the day: workers should stop organizing for better pay and give corporations a break.
If we are to believe what Americans for Properity says about itself, [...]
Is this what Democracy looks like?
Here’s an e-mail Americans Elect Policy Director Brian Findlay sent me late last night after I followed AE rules and formally moved to reverse its decision to allow as few as 5 people to fully fund Americans Elect:
From: Brian Findlay Sent: Wednesday, March 07, 2012 10:18 PM To: [...]
Is Americans Elect a political party? Despite its protests to the contrary, the answer is a hearty Yes Indeed. The latest proof of Americans Elect’s status as a political party comes from the state of Arizona, where the Secretary of State has released counts of registered Americans Elect political party members in Arizona counties, U.S. [...]
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Americans Elect: The ‘Little Big Man’ of Astroturf?
by Dr. Dawg
As every online marketer knows, registering lots of web site users is one thing, but getting and keeping them engaged [...]
“Any registered voter can become an Americans Elect delegate.” — Americans Elect
“Not really.” — Me
Americans Elect is a secretive 501c4 corporation with the aim of arranging the election of its own presidential candidate in 2012. Thanks to legally-mandated filings with the states of Nevada and Florida, new bylaws adopted by the Board of [...]
#6 of Six Things to Know: The Delegates are the Boss
Here’s this week’s fact: “The Delegates — and the rest of the American people — are the true boss of Americans Elect.”…
Americans Elect is a platform. We have no candidate, issues, or ideology of our own. We are simply a vehicle [...]
15 Members of the U.S. Senate have a verifiable connection to the Tea Party, gaining a campaign boost by participating in the Tea Party Caucus or getting an endorsement from Tea Party Express or FreedomWorks in the 2010 elections. Each of these organizations has made a public stand against the intrusiveness of “big government” and [...]
I am so excited.
I got a letter in the mail today, a letter containing a very special card and a very special message just for me:
The next time some conservative comes up to me and tells me I’m not a Real American, I’ll just pull this card out of my wallet and [...]
As mentioned earlier this month, the substantive agenda of the House of Representatives’ Populist Caucus fits as a subset inside the substantive agenda of the House Progressive Caucus. The Populist Caucus proclaims its “middle class” orientation (over and over and over again) to shoring up economic security through pushing for better provision of health care [...]