vast right wing conspiracy

Regulations Driving the USPS Out of Existence – Video

we are the USPS“The United States Postal Service doesn’t cost you a dime of taxpayer money, but Republicans are regulating it in a way no other agency or business has ever been regulated.  The USPS doesn’t add to the debt, but is required to fund a retirement account that covers workers who haven’t even been hired yet.  At this point the Postal Service could be out of business by 2014 Ed Schultz explains what’s at stake and why Republicans are going after an American institution.  He’s joined by Rep. Gerald Connolly, D. VA”

Folks (as Ed would say), this is a good summary of what is going on with the privatization efforts aimed at the US Postal Service,and if you click here you can watch this video broadcast from The Ed Show.

But I wonder.  Those of you who have read Bob Sloan’s expose [link]ALEC/Koch Cabal Pursuing Privatization of the US Postal Service for UPS and FedEx… how do we advance the conversation when you watch this video and wonder when Ed is More →

“Educating” our State and Federal Judges – Video

The subject of this 20/20 investigation is perhaps more prescient today than it was originally broadcast.  Then we did not know the depth of the Koch Brothers/ALEC’s radical right wing Cabal’s efforts to impact the Judicial branch of our government, the way that ALEC has wooed legislators in order to influence the Legislative branch of our government.  This Cabal is what Hillary Clinton called the “vast right wing conspiracy”.

Read Bob Sloan’s Special Report on ALEC’s Federal Interference right on this site at (or by the same name on the Daily Kos) to see the significance of what we should have reacted to in 2001.

A hidden-camera investigation by ABCs 20/20 reveals federal judges playing golf and lounging at a premier Tucson resort at the expense of anti-environmental front groups funded by corporations often having cases before those judges.

To watch this video (parts 1 and 2 combined) on the VLTPVideoChannel, please click here

The Endgame For ALEC?

In a sense ALEC is merely a middle man in a process that Citizens United streamlines. The 1% component of the vast right wing conspiracy that Hillary Clinton spoke of is the ultimate leadership thereof because they bankroll it. In the earlier setting, then, the valuable function that ALEC served is, being brutally honest, really nothing more than a very cumbersome way of sifting through politicians, post election, to identify those with votes for sale. And the cumbersome aspect derives from the fact that, selected this way, not every vote from every politician can be counted on virtually every time. I mean, that was just inherent in a system where the “mating dance” ultimately choregraphed by ALEC was the only means possible to stretch decades old rules designed to prevent exactly what ALEC found a way to do.

…Moving forward, however, the Koch brothers, Adelsons, etc. can just recruit from a sufficiently deep national talent pool that consists of the Karl Rove types, basically assign them as team manager/coaches, provide a direct budget and check in with weekly conference calls to see how the “recruiting” is going. And since basically none of the “players” can take an independent credit for the development of their “politicial” careers, one would certainly posit that the loyalty factor would far exceed even the best case possible in the same “market” under the current “business model”. These folks are already buying election after, but now they can just do it easier, faster, and cheaper.

Please click here to read the entire analysis by long time ALEC investigator “oldpotsmuggler”, and if you can rebut it in any manner, please post your comments.  I think this is one of the more insightful analyses about ALEC I have seen in a long time.