Zum aktuellen US-Haushaltsstreit – 18

In den Artikeln zum öfters so bezeichneten “architect of the brink” (Deutsch: Architekt des AbgrundsMark Meadows wurde öfters behauptet, dieser Republikanische US-Kongressabgeordnete für den “North Carolina’s 11th congressional district” sei “tea party-backed.

Nun, es lassen sich im Netz mehr als genug Indizien finden, die diese Behauptung stützen.

Seht hierzu zum Beispiel den Artikel “Tea Party Express Endorses Mark Meadows in North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District” in der Website der in Kalifornien gegründeten Tea-Party-Organisation “Tea Party Express”, die in Sacramento, California ihre Zentrale hat.

In diesem Artikel erfahren wir: “Tea Party Express, the nation’s largest tea party political action committee, has proudly announced its endorsement of Mark Meadows in North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District.

Tea Party Express Chairman Amy Kremer said, “Mark Meadows is the strong conservative we need to represent North Carolina’s 11th Congressional District. Mark’s ‘I built this’ attitude and experience fighting burdensome regulations have prepared him to take on the job-killing regulations in Washington.

“Mark’s vision for America is the Tea Party’s vision for America; he wants to restore the ladder of opportunity and the American Dream, while prohibiting the government from picking winners and losers. The current administration and liberal leadership in Congress have trampled the Constitution in order to progress their agenda. We believe Meadows will lead the charge in reducing the size, cost, and intrusiveness of the federal government in accordance with our Constitution.

“Meadow’s oppenent, Hayden Rogers, has told us very little about his view, but he has said he is very proud of his work with Congressman Heath Shuler. That includes supporting Obamacare and its 20 different tax hikes, ” Kremer concluded”.

Das heißt, diese Tea-Party-Organisation “Tea Party Express” hat Mark Meadows bei der Wahl zum Repräsentantenhaus der Vereinigten Staaten 2012 am 6. November 2012 unterstützt.

Bei dieser Wahl erlangten die Republikaner die Mehrheit im Repräsentantenhaus der Vereinigten Staaten.

Zur Wahl zum Repräsentantenhaus in North Carolina gibt es einen eigenen Wikipedia-Eintrag mit dem Titel “United States House of Representatives elections in North Carolina, 2012“.

Und wie man diesem Wikpedia-Eintrag entnehmen kann, hat sich der Republikaner Mark Meadows gegen den Demokraten Hayden Rogers im November 2012 in North Carolina’s 11th congressional district durchgesetzt.

Es gibt einen Eintrag zu Hayden Rogers in “Ballotpedia“. Der Vorgänger von Mark Meadows als Kongressabgeordneter für den 11ten Wahlbezirk von North Carolina war der Demokrat Heath Shuler.

Diese Tea-Party-Organisation “Tea Party Express” scheint über recht bedeutende finanzielle Mittel und auch beträchtliche organisatorische Fähigkeiten zu verfügen.

Wir erfahren im Wikipedia-Artikel zum “Tea Party Express” unter anderem: “The Sacramento-based GOP political consulting firm Russo Marsh and Rogers founded the Tea Party Express through its political action committee Our Country Deserves Better (OCDB) in the summer of 2009. Russo Marsh and Rogers is a campaign consultancy specializing in promoting conservative candidates and causes. Sal Russo of Russo Marsh and Rogers serves as the chief strategist for Tea Party Express. (…).

Russo Marsh and Rogers has been a financial beneficiary of Tea Party Express’ success. According to Federal Election Commission filings, more than 75% of the money spent by the PAC, about $1 million out of $1.3 million spent, went to Russo, Marsh or King Media Group, which has close ties to Russo. Kaloogian and Russo also founded the conservative group Move America Forward.

As with the larger Tea Party movement, the Tea Party Express is actively opposed to several Federal laws, the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, and a series of health care reform bills, and promotes conservative ideals and candidates.

The Tea Party Express’ nominal activity is organizing cross-country bus convoys of Tea Party activists. The first, in September 2009, stopped in 33 cities and ended with a rally in Washington, DC. Its goal was to rally Americans “to oppose the out-of-control spending, higher taxes, bailouts, and growth in the size and power of government”. The focus was opposition to government-run health care. A second tour began October 5, 2009 and stopped in 38 cities, ending November 11, 2009. It highlighted “some of the worst offenders in Congress who have voted for higher spending, higher taxes, and government intervention in the lives of American families and businesses.” Several tours for 2010 have been organized. In addition to organizing national bus tours of Tea Party activists, Tea Party Express leadership has endorsed conservative candidates running for state and federal offices such as Christine O’Donnell, Joe Miller, Marco Rubio and Sharron Angle.

The Tea Party Express began developing a reputation for aggressive action in January 2010, spending nearly $350,000 to back Republican Scott Brown’s bid for Senate, helping him win an upset victory in Massachusetts. Scott Brown garnered support from the tea party by making defeat of President Obama’s healthcare plan a signature issue.

  • In Delaware, the Tea Party Express poured $250,000 into television and other advertisements, helping propel the underdog Christine O’Donnell to a primary victory. O’Donnell lost in the general election.
  • The Tea Party Express spent nearly $1 million in Nevada attempting to defeat Senator Harry Reid. The group spent $547,000 to support Sharron Angle, the Republican Senate candidate, and $385,000 in opposing Senator Harry Reid, the Democratic leader. Angle lost in the general election.
  • In Alaska, the Tea Party Express backed political newcomer Joe Miller, pouring $550,000 in advertising and support that helped Miller defeat longtime Senator Lisa Murkowski, who the group said was too liberal and did not support “tea party values”. Miller lost in the general election.

In the 2012 cycle, the Tea Party Express has identified two Democrats and two Republican targets for political defeat: Senator Ben Nelson (NE), Senator Debbie Stabenow (MI), Senator Olympia Snowe (ME), and Senator Dick Lugar (IN). The group recently endorsed a Nebraska Republican to defeat Ben Nelson, and endorsed Attorney General Jon Bruning“.

Über die “political consulting firm” Russo Marsh and Rogers erfahren wir im Eintrag “Russo Marsh & Rogers” in “SourceWatch” folgendes: “Russo Marsh & Rogers (RM+R) is a Republican Party-affiliated political public relations firm based in Sacramento, California.

RM+R also appears to trade under the name King Media Group (KMG). The KMG website is nearly identical in appearance to that of RM+R and both operate from the same postal address. RM+ and KMG have separate main telephone numbers but share the same FAX number. Finally, RM+R and KMG share nearly the same management team.

On its website, RM+R is unequivocal about its area of expertise: “When it comes to winning elections, few firms can match the success of Russo Marsh + Rogers, Inc… At RM+R we think outside the box and we don’t stop until you win.”

“RM+R provides its clients (ranging from County Supervisor to President of the United States) a solid strategic plan combining direct mail, fundraising, research, broadcast advertising, audience targeting, etc.,” its website states”.

Das heißt, hinter dieser Tea-Party-Organisation “Tea Party Express” steckt letztlich eine PR-Firma namens “Russo Marsh & Rogers“, die auf die Förderung von Politikern der Republikanischen Partei spezialisiert ist.

Sowohl diese Tea-Party-Organisation “Tea Party Express als auch PR-Firma namens “Russo Marsh & Rogers” haben in Sacramento, California ihre Zentrale und beide sind offensichtlich sehr eng miteinander verflochten.

Wie ich ja schon einmal in diesem Artikel festgestellt habe, handelt es sich bei der Tea-Party-Bewegung eigentlich um eine Pseudo-Graswurzel-Bewegung (Englisch: Fake-Grassroots-movement).

Seht hierzu nochmals meinen Blogeintrag “Zum aktuellen US-Haushaltsstreit – 3“.

In den USA wird der Versuch, solch eine von oben gelenkte und von oben herab finanzierte “Pseudo-Graswurzel-Bewegung” zu erzeugen, ironisch und sarkastisch als “Astroturfing” bezeichnet.

AstroTurf” ist ein amerikanischer Hersteller von Kunstrasen. Der Begriff “Astroturfing” hat sich mittlerweile auch im deutschen Sprachraum eingebürgert.

Ich selbst habe diese Zusammenhänge zwischen den rechts-libertären Brüdern David H. Koch und Charles G. Koch und der “Tea-Party-Bewegung” seinerzeit anlässlich des Finanzdramas um die “United States fiscal cliff” ausrecherchiert.

Hierzu lassen sich vor allem recht viele englischsprachige Informationen im WWW auffinden.

Seht hierzu nochmals meinen Artikel “Die USA und der drohende Sturz von der sogenannten `Fiskalklippe´“.

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