Digital Footprints Reveal Continued RNC Cronyism, Cynicism
It’s bad enough that RNC Chairman Reince Priebus has decided to continue the relationship with failed Romney consultants Targeted Victory to send the RNC’s mass emails. What’s so harrowing is the cynicism and sloppiness Targeted Victory brings to the table to fulfill that contract. One would think that Targeted Victory, in fulfilling the RNC email contract, would take extreme care and would want to remove | Read More »
Can We Trust the Tea Party Caucus?
Do we have to rely on the likes of Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters to warn us of legislation that the Tea Party Caucus should be opposing on our behalf? Because that’s exactly what happened recently on “patent reform” – the America Invents Act that Obama signed into law on Sept 16, the day after his big “Jobs” speech to the joint session of Congress. | Read More »
Obama/Reid plan more mischief when Senate reconvenes
Just when you thought it was safe to glance away from Congress for a moment, another poisonous issue raises its ugly head in the Senate. And it’s on a very, very short fuse – September 6, to be exact, the very day the Senate returns from vacation. Yes, we were wrong to think that just because Congress is on vacation that we were safe to | Read More »
Antennae UP, RS Gatherers!
The tech-savvy (and even the tech-curious) among you may wish to mark your agenda when you arrive in Charleston. At 8:30am Saturday morning, American Majority Action will be offering a special training. Yes, I know it’s early and you’ll be troubled to cut your partying early and be sure that you program your cell phone, the room alarm clock, and the hotel wake-up call system | Read More »
UniTEA Mobile: Amusement, Distraction, or Incalculable Damage?
Remember the Dale Robertson guy with the N-word sign who is founder of teaparty.org (disavowed by most real tea party organizations)? Well, he’s gone and done it again. And I fell for it. The days of knocking on doors, walking precincts and direct mail campaigning to efficiently gather voters may soon be dwarfed if the vision of a handful of Patriots comes to fruition. (Yes, | Read More »
Help a Competitive Conservative in CA: July 12 Victory is Near UPDATED: Huey Poised to Crush Hahn over FOX report
None of us would have predicted it after Nov 2, 2010 when the vaunted red electoral tide stopped cold at the California border. But time, a harsh economy, bad economic moves by the CA legislature, and some very hard work by highly committed California conservatives have made a real difference in a CA D+12 district. You may not be able to vote for this man, | Read More »
A Trifecta of Tools for Victory, Part II: NationBuilder
The pricing for campaign tech is in free-fall. If we applied a sort of pricing version of Moore’s Law to online campaign software, you’d have the picture. Capabilites expand arithmetically, while the price drop is almost logarithmic. That’s only a tiny exaggeration (mathematically) but better illustrated with a direct comparison: the same technology that gleaned Obama’s campaign web site 400,000 online volunteers and $750 | Read More »
Bear Witness: 30+ People ‘Saved’ at PC Altar Call (RightOnline)
It was a finish to an event worthy of the finest televangelist. No exaggeration. The first-ever PC Strategy breakout session at a major national event, last week’s RightOnline received such an enthusiastic response that the finish literally looked like a successful altar call at the end of a highly enegetic revival meeting. It almost overshadowed the actual content of the tutorial. The deans of Precinct | Read More »
RightOnline This Week – Two Firsts: rVotes and PC Strategy Break-out
If you haven’t yet, log in to your frequent flyer account now and see if you have enough miles to get to Minneapolis, MN at the end of this coming week. The revered RightOnline conference kicks off on Friday morning, and this year, has several “firsts”. One can hardly prioritize one over the other, but perhaps most exciting for activists in these spaces who have | Read More »
California Redistricting Transparency Hits Brick Wall. Hard.
Yesterday, the California Citizens Redistricting Commission (CCRC) published its first maps for public comment on the redistricting process. Below, you see the map published for what may become the “new” AD49 in CA. Alas, the redistricting process is rapidly losing the transparency that many hoped would govern the redistricting process characterized as a citizen’s redistricting commission. The CCRC got off to a good start with | Read More »