“We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.” — Benjamin Franklin, July 4, 1776
In 54 days, Americans will be heading to the polls to determine the future direction of this nation. Frankly, it is a decision that will come down to an either-or choice:
Either America continues its slide toward European-style socialism, an erosion of civil liberties, gun control, nationalized health care, nationalized retirements, more government-forced unionization by socialist-loving union bosses, more job killing legislation, more bailouts, more debt and, very likely, bankruptcy…
OR, the leftist slide can be stopped for now…and, potentially, the long road of reversal can begin in 2013 with the eventual renewal of America based on the Constitutional principles and fiscal responsibility coming in the not too distant future.
To many, it really is that simple and, in this election. There is no middle ground and those who prefer comity by lying with the enemies of freedom will be swept away, if not this time, then next. That, too, is a goal.
There are those in the media, as well as across in the blogosphere, who are predicting a ‘tidal wave,’ a Democrat slaughter, a routing, come November 2nd.
To be sure, the union-bought Democrats will lose seats. The question is, however, how many?
You see, despite Democrats running from themselves, there is one major thing that many of the pundits and pollsters are missing and that is the union Boots-on-the-Ground GOTV, combined with the DNC’s Organizing for America machine. Together, they have already begun their ground game to protect their minions and they are coordinated…far more coordinated than the disparate groups opposed to the Leftist’s rule.
- The AFL-CIO (a federation of 56 national unions) has committed $53 million (and that is before the individual unions have weighed in with their individual expenditures), AFSCME and the SEIU have committed $100 million, and the OFA has committed $50 million on the GOTV efforts for the mid-term elections.
- In 2008, the AFL-CIO boasted of putting 250,000
shocktroopsmembers on the ground in the final two weeks of the campaign. This year, they’ve already geared up to do more and claim to have already contacted 1.75 million of their 17 million members.
- Organizing for America, which many on the Right are only now beginning to understand, just signed up 568,000 contacts over the course of one weekend.
- And, of course, on October 2nd, when the Marxist/Progressive/Union Alliance marches on the Mall for GOTV, they will be united and coordinating their ground game.
On the other hand, the GOP, the RNC and the NRCC each have a battle plan that consists of…..
Nada. Zilch. Zero.
Which is why the optimistic predictions of a tidal wave may actually end up being a ripple that will result in a few dead fishes washing up on Rahm Emanuel’s doorstep, but not likely an ocean full.
Now, while passions are burning hot toward the ruling class, and there are a great many individuals, activists, and groups that are out there who will turn out to vote. To date, there has been no concerted effort to coordinate a basic GOTV effort where the disparate groups coordinate and work together.
There are millions of Americans who belong to a wide variety of groups. For example, there are hundreds of individual Tea Parties, then there’s the NRA, the GOA, FreedomWorks, Americans for Prosperity, VFW, American Legion, ABC, the Patriot Guard, Rolling Thunder, not to mention bowling leagues, knitting clubs, and, literally, tens of thousands of other such clubs. But there is no coordination to face the legions of the Left, who are professionally trained and better funded.
This is why the Concord Project was launched on Tuesday—as a GOTV resource and hub for coordinating GOTV among the tens of thousands of groups, and the millions of individuals who do not wish to live in a socialized United States.
In 1773, when the Boston Tea Party took place, it was a revolt against an increasingly oppressive government. In 1775, a shot was heard around the world. It was the Battle of Concord. While the Revolutionary War raged for another seven years, the patriots of that time knew that they must hang together or, most assuredly, they would hang separately.
There are 54 days until November 2nd.
Go to the Concord Project, log in, sign up, get engaged in coordinating GOTV now.
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Again, there are 54 days left until November 2nd.
“I bring reason to your ears, and, in language as plain as ABC, hold up truth to your eyes.” Thomas Paine, December 23, 1776