by Thomas Lifson
Progressives, operating through tax-exempt foundations and union affiliates, have a detailed plan in place to swing North Carolina blue through personal attacks demonizing leading Republican politicians. They have been exposed by Matt Vespa of the PJ Tattler, in an account that should make your blood boil, particularly because of all the taxpayer subsidies, and the media cooperation they will get in this mission.
The war of ideas is alive and well. In North Carolina, it's taken a vicious turn,with progressives targeting the state's Republican leadership and Governor Pat McCrory, who was elected in 2012. Spearheading this effort is a 501 (c)(3) group known as BluePrint NC, which, according to their website:Vespa provides actual documents and organization charts to show how this political operation will work, including this gem form a leaked memo:
is a partnership of public policy, advocacy, and grassroots organizing nonprofits dedicated to achieving a better, fairer, healthier North Carolina through the development of an integrated communications and civic engagement strategy. Ultimately, Blueprint aims to influence state policy in NC so that residents of the state benefit from more progressive policies such as better access to health care, higher wages, more affordable housing, a safer, cleaner environment, and access to reproductive health services.
"The most effective way to mitigate the worst legislation is to weaken our opponents' ability to govern by crippling their leaders (McCrory, Tillis, Berger, etc...)" the memo reads, referring to the governor, House Speaker Thom Tillis and Senate President Pro Tem Phil Berger.Read and learn, and then start applying the lessons to our own work, while being vigilant for abuses of the tax code by the left.
The memo goes on to describe a "potential two-year vision" during which the groups would "eviscerate the leadership and weaken their ability to govern."
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