by Van Helsing | March 12, 2009 1:33 pm
If Chairman Zero doesn’t know what private citizen he should attack in his next lame attempt to distract us from what he’s doing to the economy, he can always ask the Soros-financed Commie Conference. From Politico:
The vast new left-wing conspiracy sets its tone every morning at 8:45 a.m., when officials from more than 20 labor, environmental and other Democratic-leaning groups dial into a private conference call hosted by two left-leaning Washington organizations.
The “8:45 A.M. call,” as it’s referred to by members, began three weeks ago, and it marks a new level in coordination by the White House’s allies at a time when the conservative opposition is struggling for a toe-hold and major agenda items like health care reform appear closer than ever to passage.
The call has helped attempts to link the Republican Party to radio host Rush Limbaugh, and has served as the launching ground for attacks on critics of Obama’s policy proposals. It springs from a recognition of what was lacking in the Clinton years, said Jennifer Palmieri, the senior vice president for communications at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, one of the groups hosting the call. …
Though White House officials do not participate in the calls, Palmieri said, the new infrastructure is closely tied to the White House. [CAP president John] Podesta directed Obama’s transition, and Americans United for Change exists largely to run ads promoting the White House agenda.
The purpose is to single out enemies of Chairman Zero’s push for power, and to destroy them.
The call has proved particularly effective at coordinating attacks on critics, said Jacki Schechner, the national communications director for Health Care for America Now, a labor-backed alliance of groups that support Democratic efforts to expand health care.
“There’s a coordination in terms of exposing the people who are trying to come out against reform [i.e., collectivism] — they’ve all got backgrounds and histories and pasts, and it’s not taking long to unearth that and to unleash that, because we’re all working together,” Schechner said.
This council of kooks is responsible for the White House’s bizarre propaganda war against El Rushbo:
The results of the new coordination are perhaps most obvious in the ongoing effort to saddle the Republican Party and its allies with radio host Rush Limbaugh’s hope that Obama “fails.” The Center for American Progress’s blog seized on Limbaugh’s “fail” comment early, as did congressional Democrats, and participants in the call drove it well beyond its obvious political range.
As Rush has proven, he can easily handle anything these idiot apparatchiks might throw at him. Others may prove more vulnerable. Remember how Obamunists went after Joe the Plumber, Rick Santelli, and Jim Cramer? Stick out from the flock and you could be next.
On a tip from Gregory of Yardale. Hat tip: The Conservative Dominion. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.
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