Wednesday, April 18, 2012

ALEC BEGS Bloggers for Help!

ALEC BEGS Breitbart Bloggers for Help!

As noted by CMD this morning - Stongly recommend you read the whole thing ...
ALEC is playing defense due to the fact that, almost every day, another ALEC member corporation and funder decides to quit. With Blue Cross Blue Shield's announcement yesterday that it was pulling out of ALEC, the number of companies that have decided to cut ties with ALEC grows to 11. The list also includes Mars Inc., Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Kraft Foods, Intuit, McDonald's, Wendy's, American Traffic Solutions, Reed Elsevier and Arizona Public Service. CMD and other groups are now urging State Farm, Johnson & Johnson and AT&T to reconsider their membership with ALEC.

ALEC Director of External Relations Caitlyn Korb spoke yesterday at a Heritage Foundation "Bloggers Briefing," begging conservative bloggers for help while prepping "a very aggressive campaign to really spread the word about what we actually do."

Korb briefed the friendly audience by handing out a new ALEC "Frequently Asked Questions" giving bloggers the ALEC party line. She noted that they might not have heard of ALEC because "we haven't been the subject of many headlines in the last 35 years."

It is not surprising that ALEC has not gotten much ink. ALEC operates behind closed doors and keeps many members of the press and the public from attending its meetings.

I particularly like this “response” for “frequently asked questions”
"Unlike in many private sector groups that offer model legislation, elected state legislators fully control ALEC’s model legislation process."

My response to that is taken from the minutes of an ALEC task force meeting where the task force members were voting on new ALEC “model legislation” and  you find the following statement –
Motion to adopt the model legislation; passed the public sector unanimously; passed the private sector unanimously. Bill Passed.
If you missed that the first time it is
Motion to adopt the model legislation; passed the public sector unanimously; passed the private sector unanimously. Bill Passed.

I’d say that the PRIVATE SECTOR PROFIT SECTOR MEMBER OF ALEC helped controlled that passage of “model legislation” – ya think?

And then there is this “response” for “frequently asked questions”
"Each state legislator and their constituents then decide which solutions are best for them and their states."
HELL – the constituents didn’t even know ALEC existed until about a year ago.
MOST constituents – STILL don’t know that ALEC exists.
This comment is such a crock of shit!
And like most ALEC statements - a downright LIE!

Well – they want more blogger action – and that’s exactly what we should give to them.

Cause even though ALEC has allegedly kicked the Public Safety and Elections taskforce to the curb to focus on “economic issues”….

Remember ALEC’s economic issues include
Pro-Business in Focus
Privatization of Public Services
Acquisition of State Assets by ALEC Profit Sector Members
Tort Reform
They are tenthers – Returning  power to the states

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