|Phoney Conservative Imitations |
Mainstream "Liberal" Organizations:
If liberal causes and organizations are so wrong, why have conservatives created so many cheap imitations of liberal organizations, with similar names, designed to deceive the American public into believing that those organizations are comparable to the real thing?
|Area of Interest||Genuine Mainstream
(usually liberal) orgs.
|Phoney "knock off"
(usually conservative) orgs.
|A.M.A. (American Medical Association)
representing most U. S. doctors
|"American Association of Physicians and Surgeons", a far-right splinter from the American Medical Association dedicated to opposing abortion and government-funded health care. See MORE|
|"The Catholic Medical Association", a Roman Catholic Medical Association counter to the American Medical Association, dedicated to opposing abortion and government-funded health care. http://cathmed.org|
in Chilldren's health
| American Academy of Pediatrics
( 60,000 pediatricians )
|"American College of Pediatricians” — a misnomer for what is actually a political organization peddling homophobic junk-science. See MORE|
|Electoral Integrity||League of Women Voters, a long-standing, non-partisan group set up to promote the participation of as many citizens as possible in a fair election process.|| The "American Center for Voting Rights", a Republican front group in 2005 and 2006, which made exaggerated claims of Democrat-related voter fraud as part of its strategy to lobby states and Congress to pass tougher voter ID and voter registration laws. The group claimed to be nonpartisan but was created in 2004 by a former top election lawyer from the Bush-Cheney 2004 campaign, Mark "Thor" Hearne. and
The "League of American Voters" set up to oppose "Obamacare" and protect the Bush tax cuts for the superwealthy.
|National Council of Churches, representing most of the mainstream & liberal churches.||Not only has the "Religious Right" had its "Christian Coalition", "Moral Majority, etc., but it has been opposing the National Council of Churches for generations.|
|Good Government||Americans United for Separation of Church and State (AU)||Citizens United (CU) http://www.citizensunited.org/|
|Civil Rights||ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union)||ACRU ("American Civil Rights Union)"|
|Educators||National Education Association (NEA)||Association of American Educators (AAE)|
|Older Americans||National Association of Retired Persons (40,000,000 members)||"American Seniors Organization" (They are too ashamed to tell you how FEW suckers they have persuaded to join.) and
The front group, "60 Plus", claims to represent seniors, but they are completely dedicated to undermining Social Security and have refused to disclose their members and donors. What they REALLY want to do is destroy Medicare and have pledged to run almost $600,000 to help the G.O.P. to do so.
|Women||National Organization for Women|| Independent Women's Forum and
Concerned Women for America
|Small Business||(SBA)U.S. Small Business Administration||The "Small Business Survival Committee" (SBSC) was an industry-funded organization that campaigned on behalf of the tobacco industry and against open source software. The organization appeared on a 2000 Philip Morris list of "National allies." The president of SBSC was Karen Kerrigan, who, on an October 3, 1995 internal Philip Morris email was described as being a "proxy" for Timothy N. Hyde of the giant R.J. Reynolds tobacco company.|
| Fake liberal blogger scandal|
In late September 2006, a staffer to Republican Congressman Bass was caught posing as a liberal blogger. The aide, working from the congressman's office, had registered at several liberal discussion sites and would enter discussions about Bass's race for re-election against Paul Hodes (D). The aide would then disparage Hodes' chances in the upcoming election and urged his fellow "liberal" posters do what he claimed to be doing, i.e. contributing his money and resources to liberal candidates in neighboring states.
Noting the incongruity of this position with poll numbers, bloggers at Blue Granite, a New Hampshire political blog, traced the aide's IP address to the U.S. House of Representatives. On Sept. 26, 2006, Bass's office issued a statement saying that they had traced the messages to their policy director, Tad Furtado, who resigned that same day. And 6 weeks later, one of New England's last Republican congressmen lost his seat to his Democratic challenger, Paul Hodes.