Friday, September 17, 2010

Tea Party Supports Soros' "Tax Dollars For Incumbents" Scheme?

Random dude supports the "Tax Dollars for Incumbents" scheme.

Progressives are now wrapping themselves in the Gadsden Flag, parading around with fake Tea Party support. Allow me to explain...

A pro-incumbent campaign finance bill is working its way through congress (H.R.1826). Although it's been cleverly dressed up as "reform," its insidious public financing rules make it a scheme that would be more accurately be described as the "Tax Dollars for Incumbents" Act or the "Federal Government Controls the Campaign" Bill. Its supporters at CNN call it the Fair Elections Now Act.

H.R. 1826 enjoys support from a broad coalition of left-wing organizations such as MoveOn.org, the SEIU, Common Cause (of which Markos Kounalakis as a governing board member), the Brennan Center for Justice (one of Alec Baldwin's pet projects), and Fix Congress First (founded by Lawrence Lessig and Joe Trippi). These organizations are spending millions of dollars to push Congress to pass the bill.


Supporters of H.R.1826 (Public Campaign Action Fund and Common Cause) have produced an ad that creates the illusion of Tea Party support for the legislation. CNN sets up the narrative:

The Fair Elections Now Coalition, including U.S. PIRG, Democracy Matters, Public Campaign, and Public Citizen, among others, is launching ads that showcase a rare occurrence in today's political theater: Tea Party members and Progressives, agreeing.

Citizens featured in one ad include progressives at rallies in Louisville, KY and Seattle, WA and Tea Party members interviewed at Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally in DC. They agree that campaign finance practices must change, stating that "Money has too much power" and "Anyone …would be in favor …knowing that their votes would begin to count."

[emphasis added]

The video will be featured in a six-figure television ad campaign in Washington, D.C. On Sept. 23, the Committee on House Administration will take up and vote on H.R. 1826.

Here's the video:


YouTube caption: In August, we coached interviewed conservatives and progressives about their views on the influence of money in the political process. They all agreed: it's time for the Fair Elections Now Act. Learn more at www.fairelectionsnow.org. [Yes, I added the emphasis and the word "coached"]

The one random dude in the video who emphatically endorses the bill is unidentified, and only gosh knows what he actually stands for ― or how well he understands H.R.1826.

CNN notes that H.R.1826 has the support of 164 members of Congress, including two Republicans. The two Republicans are Walter Jones, a Republican who has received some of the lowest ACU ratings of any Republican from the South (in 2008 he received a 58), and Mike Castle, a liberal who was fired earlier this week by the GOP voters of Delaware.

H.R.1826 is a bill from the left wing's statist fringe. To claim Tea Party support is ludicrous and nearly libelous. CNN and all the other organizations that are promoting this bill under the Tea Party banner have discredited themselves.

It's a testament to the power of the Tea Party that progressives are fraudulently trying to glom on to the grassroots movement, but how can progressives ally themselves with a bunch of angry, aging, racist hicks?

Cross-posted at Left Coast Rebel


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2 comments:

Matt said...

Looks like false flag to me. It's a great dirty trick, too bad it's been exposed.

Mark Adams said...

And its sister Bill S-752

Sponsored by Dick Turbin :)(D-IL)
http://www.opencongress.org/bill/111-s752/show

Specific Organizations Supporting S.752
American Friends Service Committee
Washington Public Campaigns
Public Campaign Action Fund
The Connecticut Conference United Church of Christ
Common Cause
Fix Congress First
Change.org
Public Citizen
Washington State Progressive Caucus
U.S.PIRG
Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People

PS. Love their edit hack job on the video, do they think any one is going to fall for the crap?