How will the left consolidate its political power and try to wipe out what’s left of America?
A document titled “National Progressive and Party Infrastructure” offers a few clues.
Here are some nuggets from the document, as distilled by David Freddoso of the Washington Examiner:
The mention on page 10 of the “Independent Coordinating Entity: America Votes” under which 40 different groups are “working together to coordinate their independent electoral activity.”
The Atlas Project, which has compiled a database of more than 100,000 campaign documents. This will mean that future liberal campaigns will not need to reinvent the wheel. AP is also involved in plans for redistricting in key states.
On page 18 us a list of groups that have become prominent with their recent television ad buys promoting one or another of President Obama’s agenda items — the Employee Free Choice Act, health insurance reform, etc.
Page 19 looks ahead to the 2010 round of redistricting and how liberal groups are becoming involved to ensure that the process is “fair.”
The document, which purports to have been co-written by Rob Stein, founder of the George Soros-led Democracy Alliance and Maren Hesla, the director of WOMEN VOTE!, at abortion group EMILY’s List, offers new information on how the left is trying to create a permanent left-wing political infrastructure throughout the nation.
Stein, it should be noted, is to be taken very seriously. He created an influential PowerPoint presentation called, “The Conservative Message Machine Money Matrix.” Using graphs, charts, diagrams, and bullet points, Stein explained how the conservative movement came to power by underwriting an intricate network of legal, academic, and political organizations (such as the Heritage Foundation and the Federalist Society) focusing on influencing public opinion on various issues. The left could ensure long-term political success by creating a similar infrastructure focused on its issues, he reasoned.
The document (below) was posted by Wellstone Action, an activist group named after the late Sen. Paul Wellstone, an arch-leftist Democrat who represented Minnesota. (Wellstone is the fellow whose 2002 funeral was turned into a political pep rally.)
Surprisingly, ACORN is not mentioned in the document. It’s hard to believe ACORN isn’t involved in Stein’s project. It could be that the group is merely lying low because of all the adverse publicity it’s had in recent months.
Note: As I was composing this blog post the document mysteriously disappeared from slideshare.net. Currently, the embedded versions of it still appear online. However, I made a PDF copy earlier today just for safekeeping. Read it here.