Color of Change Attacks on ALEC: Dig Deeper America…… Is there a “Third Party” Connection to the Attacks?

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“Rub raw the sores of discontent; then galvanize them” ~~Saul Alinsky.

Think about this America:

1.  Attacks on Fl “Stand your Ground” laws and 2nd amendment rights by uber leftists using the Trayvon Martin murder as fodder (no mention on black on black crimes or black on white crimes).

2.  Attacking Ann Romney first by Hilary Rosen, now attacks by the uber leftists NOW.

3.  Color of Change attacking ALEC trying to get corporations, through intimidation tactics to drop sponsorship of Conservative News and Radio.

The uber left is NOT happy unless their is agitation of the masses invoking hate, anger and demands.

4.  Training thousands of agitators for the 99% Spring.

The 99%: Official list of Occupy Wall Street’s supporters, sponsors and sympathizers

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Read the following at link below:

Remember the Leftists/Marxists NEED Division and Discontent to PUSH their Progressive Agenda.

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The Washington Examiner does an opinion/editorial on the Color of Change, yet to this blogger has just scratched the surface.

April 12, 2012

Excerpt:

On its web site, COC said ALEC should be boycotted because “the right wing has been trying to stop Black people, other people of color, young people, and the elderly from voting — and now some of America’s biggest companies are helping them do it. Demand that these companies stop funding the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).”

Rucker is described by Huffington Post as “co-founder of ColorOfChange.org. Founded in the wake of Katrina, ColorOfChange.org is the leading online citizen lobby for African-Americans and their allies. Formerly, Rucker was director of grassroots mobilization at MoveOn.org.”

Rucker and Hess are jointly listed on Key Wiki as having contributed $10,000-$14,999 to Dream Reborn, a project of Green for All, which is described as “a national organization that aims to build a green economy ‘strong enough to lift people out of poverty.’ Its goal is to secure $1 billion in funding for green-collar job training.” Former Obama White House green jobs czar Van Jones was a founder of Green for All.

**Written by Mark Tapscott  **

**Emphasis added***

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Now taking the above at face value….dig deeper America.

Going to Discover the Networks, Search Color of Change….

Color of Change:

Founded in 2005, Color of Change (COC) is a nonprofit corporation and an Internet-based grassroots activist group. Van Jones and James Rucker (former director of MoveOn.org Political Action and co-founder of the Secretary of State Project) created COC to combat what they viewed as the systemic racism pervading America generally and conservatism in particular. COC’s mission is to “strengthen Black America’s political voice”; “make government more responsive to the concerns of Black Americans”; and “bring about positive political and social change for everyone.” Toward these ends, the organization supports race- and gender-based preferences in government contracting, college admissions, and hiring/promotion policies. Further, COC favors the expansion of the welfare state and thus seeks to discredit initiatives that would restore limited government and rein in public expenditures.

During the 2008 presidential campaigns, COC was part of the progressive effort to associate the Republican ticket of McCain-Palin with racism. In an open letter which it disseminated widely, COC complained that the “hateful language” and “rhetoric” allegedly on display at Republican campaign events was taking on “an increasingly dangerous tone that seems to ignore the precarious state of our progress when it comes to race and ethnicity.” The organization charged, for instance, that attendees at such events had called for “violence against Sen. Obama, yelling ‘kill him!,’ ‘off with his head!,’ and ‘bomb Obama.’”

Subsequent investigations, however, showed no evidence that these racial slurs and threats had ever been uttered.

In March 2010, COC began an aggressive effort to discredit the Tea Party movement’s “venomous rhetoric,” “racially inflammatory and violent outbursts,” “racially charged imagery,” and “paranoid conspiracy theories.” Said James Rucker: “Republican officials have contributed to this atmosphere with fear-mongering and coded racism, and they have actively courted this element of their party.”

In the fall of 2011, COC helped launch a campaign threatening to boycott corporations that gave financial support to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), an association that drafts pro-free-market, pro-limited-government legislation for state lawmakers across the U.S.  Most notably, ALEC supports the enforcement of voter-ID laws, immigration laws, and Second Amendment rights. Joining COC in its crusade against ALEC were People for the American Way, the Center for Media and Democracy, the Arizona AFL-CIOAFSCME, the American Federation of Teachers, the Arizona Education Association, Progress Now, and Occupy Wall Street. The combined pressure of these organizations caused a number of companies to withdraw their support for ALEC. These included Pepsi, Coca-Cola, Intuit, Kraft Foods, McDonald’s, Arby’s, and Walgreens.

Read in entirety here…….

Caving to Alinsky Tactics:

“The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.”

~~Saul Alinsky

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Okay America: Now FOCUS on this one paragraph:

COC’s founders are connected to some of the most powerful groups in the progressive movement and to the Democratic Party. Van Jones — a close associate of Joel RogersGeorge Soros, and the Center for American Progress – was instrumental in creating the concept of “the green economy.” James Rucker, the current Executive Director of COC, followed his work at MoveOn.org by co-founding (in 2006) the Secretary of State Project, a 527” organization supporting Democratic candidates.

LINK

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Van Jones is considered a Senior Fellow at Center for American Progress.

**Of note: Those that leave Obama Administration OR are connected to Obama seem to find haven at the Center for American Progress (Van Jones, Donald (I love England’s Socialized Medicine) Berwick, Anna Burger (SEIU), to name a few.**

Read up about the Center for American Progress:

Those of YOU that have heard the words Shadow Party:

Soros’s “Shadow Party” Takes Shape

There was no official birth announcement when the Shadow Party was launched on July 17, 2003 at El Mirador, George Soros’ Southampton estate on Long Island. But it was the most significant development in American politics in decades.At this meeting of political strategists, wealthy donors, left-wing labor leaders and progressive activists, Soros laid out his plan to defeat George Bush in the 2004 presidential election.

Attendees included such luminaries as OSI director Morton Halperin; former Clinton chief of staff John Podesta; former Clinton speechwriters Jeremy Rosner and Robert Boorstin; Sierra Club executive director Carl Pope; labor leader and former Clinton advisor Steve RosenthalEMILY’s List founder and abortion-rights activist Ellen Malcolm; and major Democrat donors such as Lewis and Dorothy Cullman, Robert McKayRobert Glaser, and Peter Lewis.[37]

The consensus among those in attendance was that voter turnout¯particularly in 17 “swing” or “battleground” states[38] would be the key to unseating President Bush.

MoveOn.org: This California-based entity was the only one of the Shadow Party’s core groups that was not a new startup operation. Launched in September 1998, MoveOn is a Web-based political network that organizes online activists around specific issues, raises money for Democratic candidates, generates political ads, and is very effective at recruiting young people to support Democrats.[55] In November 2003, Soros pledged to give MoveOn $5 million to help its cause.[56]

Radicalizing America, One State at a Time: “PLAN” and the Secretary of State Project

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This blogger’s OPINION:

Read at link below

Is Center For American Progress the “Birthplace” of All Legislation under Obama? Is the CAP the “Shadow Party” Running Parallel to our Own U.S. Government Ready to Take Over in a Crisis?

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ADD THIS:

President Obama Signs Executive Order Allowing for Control Over All US Resources. Is the Center for American Progress the Shadow Party that Controls Obama?

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AND THIS:

Is John Podesta of the Center for American Progress Inflicting the “Project Podesta” Ideology/Tactic on Obama? What Americans Should Know…..

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AND THIS:

 Soros Fixer Podesta Meets with Chinese Reds

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Now Onward to the other co-founder of Color of Change, James Rucker

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James Rucker:

Co-founder of Color of Change

James Rucker is the executive director of ColorOfChange.org, an online citizens’ lobby of over 500,000 dedicated to “amplifying the political voice of Black America”. He also serves as co-director of the Citizen Engagement Laboratory, an “incubator for new online organizing projects based on the model of ColorOfChange, largely focused on empowering currently underserved identity and issue based communities”.

Prior to ColorOfChange, James Rucker served as Director of Grassroots Mobilization for MoveOn.org, where he played a lead role in technology and organizing strategy. He is also co-founder of Secretary of State Project, an “effort to elect progressive Secretaries of State at the state level”, and Video the Vote, a citizen-journalism project that enables everyday people to serve as the eyes and ears for the public on Election Day.[2]

LINK

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James Rucker is also co-founder of the Secretary of State Project:

  • Works to help Democrats get elected to the office of Secretary of State in selected swing, or battleground, states
  • Receives funding from Democracy Alliance members George Soros and Rob Stein, among many others

The Secretary of State Project (SoSP) was established in July 2006 as an independent “527” organization devoted to helping Democrats get elected to the office of secretary-of-state in selected swing, or battleground, states; these were states where the margin of victory in the 2004 presidential election (between George W. Bush and John Kerry) had been 120,000 votes or less

.1One of the principal duties of the secretary of state is to serve as the chief election officer who certifies candidates as well as election results in his or her state.2 The holder of this office, then, can potentially play a key role in determining the winner of a close election.

SoSP’s co-founders were Democracy Alliance member Michael Kieschnick (who also founded Working Assets and serves as a board member of the leftist evangelical group Sojourners); Becky Bond (who also has affiliations with Working Assets and the New Organizing Institute); and James Rucker (who co-founded Color of Change and formerly served as director of grassroots mobilization for MoveOn.org Political Action and Moveon.org Civic Action).

To establish “election protection” against similar disappointments in subsequent political races, SoSP in 2006 targeted its funding efforts on the secretary-of-state races in seven swing states―Iowa, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Colorado, and Michigan.10 As USA Today reported at the time: “The political battle for control of the federal government has opened up a new front: the obscure but vital state offices that determine who votes and how those votes are counted.”11Democrats emerged victorious in five of those seven elections―all except Colorado and Michigan.Politico.com would later characterize SoSP as “an administrative firewall” designed, “in anticipation of a photo-finish presidential election,” to protect Democrats’ “electoral interests in … the most important battleground states.”12

Because few Americans recognize the importance of the secretary of state’s duties, candidates for that office tend to draw fewer (and smaller) donations than do most state-level campaigns. Consequently, even a modest injection of cash from just a handful of generous donors can make an enormous difference in the comparative financial resources of rival campaigns, and thereby tip the scales decidedly in favor of the better-funded candidate.

Among the more notable contributors to SoSP are Democracy Alliance members George SorosRob SteinDrummond Pike, Gail Furman, Michael Kieschnick, John R. Hunting, Paul Rudd, Pat Stryker, Nicholas Hanauer, Patricia Bauman, Megan Hull, Scott Wallace, Barbara Lee (not the congresswoman), Anne Bartley, Blair Hull, Rob McKay, Sanford Newman, William J. Roberts, Tim Gill, and Susie Tompkins Buell.13

In 2006, SoSP raised a total of $500,000 for the secretary-of-state candidates whom it supported14―a small sum by traditional political fundraising standards, but a weighty total in comparison to the sums that such candidates had typically garnered in the past.

Another early beneficiary of SoSP support was Democrat Mark Ritchie, who, with SoSP help in 2006, defeated a two-term incumbent Republican in the race for Minnesota secretary of state. Ritchie acknowledged his debt to SoSP when he said, “I want to thank the Secretary of State Project and its thousands of grass-roots donors for helping to push my campaign over the top.”18
 Other contributors to Ritchie’s campaign included George SorosDrummond Pike, Deborah Rappaport (wife of venture capitalist Andrew Rappaport), and Heather Booth.

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WHY is it America that when YOU do your homework and actually study the Trail of Connections, it usually leads back to the Center for American Progress with George Soros, Peter Lewis and other RICH donors names connected to it either directly or as a “third party” entity?

**One thing to NOTE here:  Hillary Clinton (link worth looking at) claims the Center for American Progress was founded by her.  John Podesta was Bill Clinton’s Chief of Staff and as of today is the President and CEO of the Center for American Progress***

Regarding the new think tank proposed by Soros and Halperin, Hillary Clinton told Matt Bai of The New York Times Magazine on October 12, 2003, “We need some new intellectual capital. There has to be some thought given as to how we build the 21st-century policies that reflect the Democrat Partys values.” She later told The Nation‘s Robert Dreyfuss, “We’ve had the challenge of filling a void on our side of the ledger for a long time, while the other side created an infrastructure that has come to dominate political discourse. The Center is a welcome effort to fill that void.”

Persistent press leaks confirm that Hillary Clinton, and not Podesta, is ultimately in charge of CAP. “It’s the official Hillary Clinton think tank,” an inside source confided to Christian Bourge of United Press International. Robert Dreyfuss notes in The Nation, “In looking at Podesta’s center, there’s no escaping the imprint of the Clintons. It’s not completely wrong to see it as a shadow government, a kind of Clinton White-House-in-exile — or a White House staff in readiness for President Hillary Clinton.” Dreyfuss notes the abundance of Clintonites on the Center’s staff, among them Clinton’s national security speechwriter Robert Boorstin; Democratic Leadership Council staffer and former head of Clinton’s National Economic Council Gene Sperling; former senior advisor to Clinton’s Office of Management and Budget Matt Miller; and others. In 2007, Mrs. Clinton told the YearlyKos convention of leftwing bloggers that she “helped to start and support” CAP.

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Does this “trail of connections” include the White House?

YOU DECIDE.

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AND THIS: Not Related, BUT an inclusion in the Leftist’s War for Votes

**A MUST SEE Video included here**

Teaching Social Justice and Shared Abundance (Socialism) Through Faith: Obama’s Community Organizing Faith Initiative Supporters

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RELATED LINK:

Rep Allen West: “Obama Visit Shows ‘Divide and Rule’ has replaced ‘Hope and Change”

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