Monday, March 21, 2011

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Groundswell, March 2011

This month: 7 Secrets of Political Consultants, an update from Wisconsin, and a look at 2012...   
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The 7 Secrets of Political Consultants

by Matt Robbins

Last month I talked about a few things elected officials would probably rather you didn't know. And since we here at American Majority are all about stripping the political process down, it's time to do the same for the modern-day priesthood: political consultants. Now, some of my friends make their living in this arena, but I'd be lying if I didn't tell you, both they and I get pretty disgusted with many aspects of their field. So, let's dig in and suss out 7 of their secrets:

1) It's said the best trick the devil ever pulled was convincing folks he didn't exist. This is kind of the reverse of Elected Official Syndrome, where a lawmaker wants you to believe in their godlike qualities. Instead, political consultants tend to vanish like gorillas in the mist between campaigns (especially ones like last year, where "insiders" are considered persona non grata). But just like the mosquito you hear buzzing about in a dark room, you know they're still there.

2) And not only are they still around, they're calling most of the shots. Lobbyists get all the bad press, but political consultants have created a cottage industry for themselves. That permanent campaign you're sick to death of? The negative campaigning you hate? Their baby. A poltical "military-industrial complex" means endless job security for them. Think of them as those walkers just out of camera sight, directing the gigantic Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons around every twist and turn on 34th Street.

Read the rest of the list here.

Matt Robbins is the National Executive Director of American Majority

Anita MonCrief

Most of you know Anita's story, and many of you have heard her speak- now she is joining forces with American Majority to share her knowledge of ACORN with you. She has already started training groups across the country how to successfully (LEGALLY) register voters, and spot voter fraud. In March she will be training at the True the Vote Summit in Houston.

A Tea Party Straw Poll 

Speculation about the 2012 Presidential Election is in full swing- whoever enters the race is going to claim the support of the tea party movement. But who does the grassroots want to see run? Take a look at this straw poll, vote on your preferences in the given match-ups, and tell us who you'd like to see in the Oval Office!

On the Ground in Wisconsin

After the great rally in support of Govenor Walker on February 19th in Madison, American Majority has been hard at work training tea party groups there and around the nation. As the need for new candidates becomes clearer every day, new leaders are stepping up to fill the void and stand for responsible government. The battle in WI is far from over- local budget debates and special elections are on the horizon! 
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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Election Integrity at Your Fingertips

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Dear Patriots,

We at American Majority want to let you know about a great opportunity that is coming up at the end of this month. Our friends at True the Vote in Houston, TX have been hard at work  to effectively to ensure election integrity in their community, and they want to share this information with as many community groups as possible.  They are holding a National Summit, March 25-26 to do just that. In addition to great speakers (see below), there will be training with new database tools and mobilization efforts, and the ability to connect with other groups from across the county, who are working toward the same goals.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Healthcare compacts

Who should make decisions on health care for you and your family - implement the Health Care Compact

property rights - Who is Coordinating - American Stewards


Protecting our property rights - acre by acre!