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Project #Groundswell Memo, Number 17: What Conspiracy? Oh, That Conspiracy!

Posted on | July 25, 2013 | 122 Comments

It’s important, when prominent conservatives coordinate messaging, that your project inspire raging paranoid fear on the Left. Everyone whose involvement is not already a matter of public record should be careful neither to confirm nor deny their participation:

“Believing they are losing the messaging war with progressives, a group of prominent conservatives in Washington — including the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and journalists from Breitbart News and the Washington Examiner — has been meeting privately since early this year to concoct talking points, coordinate messaging, and hatch plans for “a 30 front war seeking to fundamentally transform the nation,” according to documents obtained by Mother Jones.
Dubbed Groundswell, this coalition convenes weekly in the offices of Judicial Watch, the conservative legal watchdog group. During these hush-hush sessions and through a Google group, the members of Groundswell — including aides to congressional Republicans — cook up battle plans for their ongoing fights against the Obama administration, congressional Democrats, progressive outfits, and the Republican establishment and “clueless” GOP congressional leaders.

Certainly these “prominent conservatives in Washington” will disavow any claim that I ever attended their “hush-hush sessions” and, with no proof of such attendance, there can be no way to dispel the paranoid fantasies of deranged leftists that we’re all in on the plot.

Of course, we’re all in on it. Am I right?

No prominent conservative should ever deny that they’re part of this shadowy clandestine conspiracy, you see, because if you deny it, then obviously you aren’t really “prominent,” are you?

But a nod is as good as a wink to a blind horse, IYKWIMAITYD.



122 Responses to “Project #Groundswell Memo, Number 17: What Conspiracy? Oh, That Conspiracy!”

  1. K-Bob
    July 26th, 2013 @ 2:08 am

    “When did reporters from Breitbart and The Daily Caller become journalists in the eyes of the left?”

    The left is eternally mesmerized by people who know how to use search engines. Clearly such incredible skills must be passed on from journalist to journalist.

    If only they bide their time.

  2. Thane_Eichenauer
    July 26th, 2013 @ 2:42 am

    If Mark Smith can’t manage to sell enough copies of
    “The Official Handbook of the Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy 2008: The Arguments You Need to Defeat the Loony Left This Election Year” to make a 2012, 2013 or 2014 version then it is obvious that the lefties are trying to convince people that the big, bad (right-wing) boogeyman is coming when in reality the average Republican politicker has long since adopted a slightly less pro-government version of the Democratic Party policy manual.

  3. Wombat_socho
    July 26th, 2013 @ 3:31 am

    Well, they let me in. QED.

  4. Wombat_socho
    July 26th, 2013 @ 3:33 am

    To say nothing of “white Hispanics”. 😉

  5. Patrick Carroll
    July 26th, 2013 @ 8:36 am

    American Gold Eagles only. None of that Canadian or Chinese tat.

  6. Patrick Carroll
    July 26th, 2013 @ 8:37 am

    Unfortunately, being a Democrat is a memetic, not a genetic thing.

    As long as there are Government schools, there will be Democrats, I’m sorry to say.

  7. robcrawford2
    July 26th, 2013 @ 8:56 am

    Note: this line is one that this troll repeats over and over and over at National Review. It’s all he has; apparently his script isn’t that long.

    Just ban his ass and get it over with.

  8. robcrawford2
    July 26th, 2013 @ 8:58 am

    Note: This line is all this troll spouts over at National Review. Don’t be like them — ban him.

    Besides, he sullys the good name of Dr. Thaddeus Venture.

  9. robertstacymccain
    July 26th, 2013 @ 9:34 am

    In fact — not making this up — I asked a named member of the conspiracy about this. There are suspicions as to who the leaker was, but suspicions are not proof. But if they ever get proof . . .

    Well, finish that sentence however you wish.

  10. ihazconservative
    July 26th, 2013 @ 10:57 am

    Really it’s just that the left is laughing at Groundswell – I wouldn’t admit being a part of it just out of embarrassment. How out of touch are Republican leaders are that they think these idea are going to “take back the nation” (from whom they never say – from modernity, I guess, or perhaps the majority of the country that has elected Obama twice? “take back the country from the country!” I wonder why they hate America) It’s not just that the ideas they think will work are laughable (“hype Benghazi!” “create Twitter hastags!” “Fredrick Douglas [sic] Republicans!”) it’s also that their work is riddled with more grammatical errors than one would see on a 4th grade essay.

  11. Dr_Venture
    July 26th, 2013 @ 1:22 pm

    When are they going to ban your flat-earth, neanderthal ass ?

  12. expatina
    July 26th, 2013 @ 2:41 pm

    RT @BeccaJLower: Project #Groundswell Memo, Number 17: What Conspiracy? Oh, That Conspiracy! via @rsmccain cc: @mboy…

  13. Richard McEnroe
    July 26th, 2013 @ 3:19 pm

    When he’s got less to say than some “hero” under a fake name.

  14. Richard McEnroe
    July 26th, 2013 @ 3:21 pm

    From “modernity”, defined as a movement that has failed without exception since the days of the French Revolution…which Ezra Klein will tell you was like a hundred years ago.

  15. Richard McEnroe
    July 26th, 2013 @ 3:23 pm

    “Modernity” is further defined as a movement whose members believe everyone will labor for the good of the collective whole, while at the same time demanding free stuff for themselves.

  16. bet0001970
    July 27th, 2013 @ 3:29 am

    Hey McCain,

    You got that whole paycheck thing sorted out with the Koch brothers, right? Cause my checks have been coming in like clockwork.

  17. Eric Ashley
    July 27th, 2013 @ 4:04 am

    Time travel means never having to say ‘oops’, because you kill the traitor’s great-grand father.

    If this is real, and not a psyops, then it means that Groundswell has already taken over, and its unstoppable. We would be in the ‘cat plays with the mouse’ phase of Utter Destruction of the Left. Alternatively, we could be trying to see as a last ditch effort just who has the ability to be rational, and who gets sent to the Lunar Mines under the Sea of Tranquility as a hardcore lefty.

    Remember, most physicists are Right, and social workers are Left. You think that was an accident?

    And arranging for the times of royal births is the least of the potential powers available to the Temporal Right Council.

  18. catawu
    July 27th, 2013 @ 4:54 am

    RT @BeccaJLower: Project #Groundswell Memo, Number 17: What Conspiracy? Oh, That Conspiracy! via @rsmccain cc: @mboy…

  19. Nittacci
    July 27th, 2013 @ 5:21 pm

    How is “Groundswell” any different from “Journolist”?

    I’m pretty sure both organizations are limited to professionals. Maybe that’s why you didn’t get your invite.

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