How to anger conservatives into action

Try sending them a letter in an attempt to intimidate them into silence:

Nearly 10,000 of the biggest donors to Republican candidates and causes across the country will probably receive a foreboding “warning” letter in the mail next week.

The letter is an opening shot across the bow from an unusual new outside political group on the left that is poised to engage in hardball tactics to prevent similar groups on the right from getting off the ground this fall.

Led by Tom Matzzie, a liberal political operative who has been involved with some prominent left-wing efforts in recent years, the newly formed nonprofit group, Accountable America, is planning to confront donors to conservative groups, hoping to create a chilling effect that will dry up contributions. …

The warning letter is intended as a first step, alerting donors who might be considering giving to right-wing groups to a variety of potential dangers, including legal trouble, public exposure and watchdog groups digging through their lives.

Sorry, but if you think brown-shirt intimidation letters from lunatic Lefties such as yourself will frighten conservatives into silence, then you don’t know squat.  Conservatives persevere despite media scorn, Hollywood demonizing, and lunatic protests outside our conventions.  A “foreboding warning letter” won’t scare them, especially from someone who couldn’t make Progressive Media USA survive in a progressive-friendly cycle.

In fact, such fascistic tactics will have the reverse effect.  Conservative activists have mostly stayed on the sidelines in this election, frustrated by the nomination of John McCain and a Congress that won’t stop spending money.  Threats from the Left will convince them that they need to get into the fight just to make sure that the Left’s candidate for President loses the election.

So send out those “warning letters”, please, and remind them all of what the Left will do when it takes full control of the government.  Keep issuing extortionist threats to people who engage in political life, and keep revealing your true nature.  Motivate conservatives to get back into action.

This sounds like another one of Mattzie’s ill-considered ventures.  He blew $12 million in funding for his anti-war group last year, Americans Against Escalation in Iraq, and showed nothing for his efforts.  He also was involved in MoveOn’s preposterous General Betray-Us ad last September.  The biggest surprise is that Mattzie still finds fools with money that need parting.

Update: Brian Faughan notes that Mattzie didn’t do much Googling before latching onto the name … of a conservative activist group — and its logo.  See-Dubya and Michelle have more.

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Ed Morrissey 10:01 AM on June 02, 2023