Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Not On The Same Planet

Andrew Roth, the blogger at Club For Growth describes the list below as "crazy, whacked-out" and as a "Communist Manifesto for the 21st Century." Youch!

A living wage for all
Global leadership through diplomacy
Verifiable, accurate elections
High quality education for all
Balanced federal budget
Health care for all
Publicly funded elections
Preserve our natural resources
Energy independence: clean, renewable sources
Restored constitutional rights

"A living wage for all." "Verifiable, accurate elections." For the life of me I don't see how anyone can object to these goals. Obviously the Club For Growth does.

When you go to the main page, you see front and center an ad crowing about Bill Sali's primary win. (The ad rotates with others, so you may not see it at first.) Clicking the ad takes you to a page where CFG applauds the over $350,000 its members gave to Sali for the primary, and notes CFG's PAC spent $133,000 for TV for Sali.

If Sali agrees with the CFG - and for $483,000 I'm sure he does - he has aligned himself with an extremist group that believes a balanced federal budget is a whacked-out, communist idea.

What's next? Apple pie is a liberal conspiracy?

2 comments:

Sara E Anderson said...

"Apple pie is a liberal conspiracy?"

That depends - are they organic apples?

Julie in Boise said...

Sara, that's good!

Alan, bravo to you for firing the first volley (or one of the first, anyway) in the campaign to inform Idaho voters about the Club for Growth.

I've detested the CFG ever since their ads slamming Howard Dean's supporters as a "tax-hiking, government-expanding, latte-drinking, sushi-eating, Volvo-driving, New York Times-reading ... Hollywood-loving, left-wing freak show" just before the Iowa caucuses in 2004.

The Club for Growth are pompous jerks who will stop at nothing to dismantle the social contract we Americans have long had with one another. They're the very definition of political toxic waste.