Veteran Republicans say they have quietly raised millions of dollars for a pair of nonprofit organizations that will launch this fall with the ambitious aim of providing a conservative counterweight to the liberal MoveOn.org, Politico.com has learned.
Thank Zeus, a conservative answer to MoveOn! It'll turn out at least as well as the other conservative answers to MoveOn: TheVanguard.org, Citizens United*, MoveAmericaForward.org, WeWinTheyLose, and the beloved Victory Caucus, which debuted on Tucker Carlson's show with this sky's-the-limit hype:
A new conservative group, the Victory Caucus, aims to hold politicians accountable for their positions, serving as a counterpoint to organizations like MoveOn.org.
You look at that track record and it seems like obvious folly for Republicans—who argue that MoveOn has been terrible for Democrats, driving them to the left, making them less electable—to try yet another Boys from Brazil job. But there's a new wrinkle. MoveOn was founded in a hurry to tackle one issue, the Clinton impeachment. Not so Mystery Right Wing Group:
The new group will focus on generational issues that cannot be solved in any single election cycle, the Republicans said. Among the focuses will be the war on terror and confronting radical Islam, the Republicans said.
Both issues 1)very well covered by existing think tanks and 2)responsible for the GOP losing a decades-old advantage on national security issues. Terrific.
Very serious post title inspiration here:
*Correction: Citizens United was launched in 1982. I was basing my claim on their anti-Fahrenheit 9/11 activism, which was the first I heard of the group.