My personal musings about anything that gets on my radar screen--heavily dominated by politics.


Karl Rove Had His Metrics . . . 

And rode that approach to electoral victory in 2000, 2002 and 2004. But the Left adapted, and learned. So, even though, by the account of people in the campaign, the GOP exceeded its GOTV targets in CD7 in 2006, we had our butts handed to us.

Now the Left has their model:

Colorado's wealthiest and most influential progressives have devised a successful campaign-funding scheme described as ingenious even by conservative opponents who have seen it secure Democratic statehouse majorities in two consecutive elections.

The umbrella over a cadre of 30-plus loosely affiliated organizations is called the Colorado Democracy Alliance, and at its helm are some of the best-known donors in state and national politics, including millionaire activists Tim Gill and Pat Stryker.

Of course, this isn't such a revelation; members of the Alliance have been writing about this for a couple years now. I'm surprised that it only took the Denver Post two years to figure this out.

But, even with that, the Democracy Alliance is still incapable of avoiding the victim card and overstating its need:

"The right has always had access to and successful deployment of significant resources to advance their agenda," Grueskin said. "The progressive movement has watched from outside the window. Now there's parity."

Aww. Poor little progressives. Never mind the reality:

“Democrats now control the majority of the nation’s wealthiest congressional jurisdictions. More than half of the wealthiest households are concentrated in the 18 states where Democrats control both Senate seats.”

So, now Colorado has been bought by the rich few for the purpose of Democrat governance. Do you think it would have taken two years for the Post to find out about it if the Republicans had pulled this sort of scheme?

And this model is being exported across the country.

So how long until we adapt, and learn?

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