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  •  Sounds like this will come back and bite our side (1+ / 0-)
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    I even saw one blogger speculating (wishfully) that they were a GOP group designed to make the left look bad.

    Liberal super PAC Progress Kentucky is at the center of controversy after a Democratic strategist in the state said activists affiliated with the group bragged to him that they secretly recorded the audiotape of Mitch McConnell’s strategy meeting that was leaked to Mother Jones this week. If true, they could face criminal sanctions. The treasurer of the super PAC resigned this afternoon.
    “I feel inclined to warn you that he (and they) are a long running joke in Louisville,” a progressive activist and writer messaged me on Feb. 25. “Everyone in KY (liberals included & especially) can’t believe how much attention they’ve gotten in the national media, especially considering no one here takes them seriously (due to a long history of incompetence). An anti-Mitch group needs to emerge, but dear God, it is not Curt & Co. Just an FYI!”

    Last election cycle, in which $6 billion was spent by candidates and outside groups, Progress Kentucky raised $1,005. Thousand. They spent $18. Yes, you read that right.

    http://www.salon.com/...

    "No one life is more important than another. No one voice is more valid than another. Each life is a treasure. Each voice deserves to be heard." Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse & Onomastic

    by Catte Nappe on Fri Apr 12, 2013 at 08:42:28 AM PDT

    •  I know these people personally (0+ / 0-)

      ... and you would be incorrect.

      •  Incorrect on which point? (1+ / 0-)
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        That the actions could end up biting us?
        That they are not GOP plants?
        Or the report from Salon that they are not taken seriously by local progressives and Dems?

        "No one life is more important than another. No one voice is more valid than another. Each life is a treasure. Each voice deserves to be heard." Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse & Onomastic

        by Catte Nappe on Fri Apr 12, 2013 at 09:58:45 AM PDT

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        •  Answers (1+ / 0-)
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          1) I think PK has been wildly effective in some key ways.  Read up on potential illegalities by McConnell, on top of the hurtful things planned against a potential Senate opponent.  PK has warts, but in not behaving as a wallflower, they have caused quite a stir.

          2) They are not, and that is what I was responding to.

          3) As soon as I can take Salon or the Republican-Lite KDP seriously...

      •  Steve - while their intentions might be good, (0+ / 0-)

        they are comically inept.

        "let's talk about that"

        by VClib on Fri Apr 12, 2013 at 05:23:28 PM PDT

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