This secret memo comes out of a tax-exempt (501-c-3!) organization in North Carolina, but is there any doubt that a similar strategy has long been in play among the Maine Peoples Alliance, Mike Tippings, Gerald Weinands of the Maine political world?
Is there any doubt that the Democrats work hand-in-hand with the activists and organizations that employ these tactics?
“The most effective way to mitigate the worst legislation is to weaken our opponents’ ability to govern by crippling their leaders"
“eviscerate the leadership and weaken their ability to govern”
Is there any doubt that the PPH has become their willing tool? They eliminated anonymous comments, thus enabling the progressives to employ the strategy of target and destroy on conservative commenters. They ran an article on Jeff Weinstein of the Gun Owners group, not to air his views, but to research his background and cast doubt on his legitimacy as a spokesman.
There is much, much more :
Stack public events with activists who will adhere to the narrative; sustained letter-to-the-editor and Op-ed program; define the governor and stick to that narrative.
Use poll data that shows hard work, fairness, accountability, personal responsibility should be fundamental points of emphasis to shape all talking points. Depict Republican positions as contrary to these values while upholding progressive positions as supporting these values, no matter the true outcomes in the real world.
Use poll data showing a "clear sense" that hardworking taxpayers are getting the short end of the stick at the expense of the wealthiest to neutralize Republican efforts at tax reform. Paint any Republican tax reform plan as favoring the wealthy and harming hardworking families, even before the details are known.
Frame all discussion of on-line, for-profit charter schools as taking money away from children and giving it to unaccountable corporations.
Grab free media by staging events and "direct action" that trumpet the progressive narrative.
And so on.
Armed with facts and truth, Republicans and conservatives come to the political trenches only to be blown away by progressives armed with bazookas.
Time to adopt their tactics.