Wash Post: Americans for Koch’s Prosperity “Besieged”, Not Prospering
The “freedom fighters” gather to eat chicken and talk about “freedom”:
Then Phillips stood to address the mostly white, mostly graying crowd in red vests and holiday sweaters and ties.
“Good evening, fellow freedom fighters!” he began joyously.
But all is apparently not well, even in Teabag Party run SC:
But after hitting the usual applause lines about cutting taxes, spending and regulations, Phillips shifted his tone and began painting a picture of the political moment that was not as rosy as many in the room seemed to think.”
Astroturf groups needs more soldiers. And the Koch’s don’t want to be the only people spending money on this stuff. Grassroots people!
He talked about the need for more money, the need for more volunteer time, for a more “professional, motivated, numerous grass-roots army — and folks, the left has got it.” Forks clinked on plates as people continued to listen in silence.
Damn libtards, out organizing, out peopling, out soldiering the faithful True Patriot American people.
“We have noticed something disturbing,” he continued, pacing on the worn carpet. “Our conservative base, over two to three years, is not growing” — and then he switched tones again.
Conservative base not growing. Not prospering, apparently. Shocker.
“This is about shoe leather. We are going to ask you to be part of that. . . . This is a Saturday meeting at Wal-Mart. It’s phone banks. It’s social media. If we are serious about winning, we have to do what we haven’t done before.
Social media, how the f0ck does it work? Twitters, Myspace, that other thing.
In the end, we have to ask: How badly do I want to win for my principles? As a movement, how badly do we want to win?”
How bad do you really, really want it?? How much do you really, really hate the Romans??