Grift Away

I was going to make a long title with a clever pun on “Drift Away” by Dobie Gray, but, c’mon man, ain’t nobody got no time for that, and, besides, it probably would not have been that clever.

But, c’mon:

Messenger: Beer Hall Project aims to counter Jan. 6 disinformation, protect American democracy

Yeah, that’s some mind-changing grassroots right there. Let’s see, it’s:

  • A former executive director of The Lincoln Project;
  • A former campaign worker for Claire McCaskill;
  • Founding an organization that explicitly calls people who disagree with its point, purpose, or mission Nazis
  • Starting with a video called “Parallels” narrated by that one guy who played the Hulk in one of those Hulk movies no one watched (no, he did not play Cameron in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, that was some other guy)
  • Of which Tony Messenger of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch glowingly approves.

That’s some straight-up Republican grassroots there.

I am pretty sure that we can all see that it’s an organization (non-partisan, or Republican, in future reporting!) designed to get money from left wing donors, pay its founders and employees and consultants, and irritate Josh Hawley, although I am not sure how many people it will persuade.

Hopefully enough left wing donors to keep the founders in kibble for a couple of years until the next one comes along (or springs fully formed like Athena from the founders’ heads).

Oh, and in Parallels news, The Ominous Parallels, the book by Ayn Rand’s intellectual heir Leonard Piekoff, which very carefully explained how modern American politics and governance is just like Nazi Germany is going to be 40 years old this year.

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