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@politico tRump is parroting the Koch Right Wing group running his administration & today's GOP. The "reopen" agenda is the KOCH agenda. They mobilized a wide network of groups... astrofturf protesters to lobbyists to gain visibility & political credibility. theintercept.com/2020/03/26/ame…
@politico Even the Koch appointee, Scott Gottlieb (AEI) is promoting a watered down version of their agenda...
Gee...the MSM always seems to forget to mention that this is an organized assault on our government & the public by the Koch RWing group that brought us trump & run the WH & GOP
@politico MSM won't report the big picture... but, today's GOP, trump, what's occurring is explained in the books below...

#ShadowNetwork (read it!) Anne Nelson
Excerpt: c-span.org/video/?464899-…

#TheFamily (read it!) Jeff Sharlet

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Phyllis Schlafly, ‘Mrs. America,’ Was a Secret Member of the John Birch Society thedailybeast.com/phyllis-schlaf… Robert Welch referred to Schlafly as “a very loyal member of the Birch Society” in the February 1960 issue of the #JBS Bulletin #abortion
Schlafly resigned from the JBS in 1964 because she did not want her new book, A Choice Not An Echo, associated with the John Birch Society. Also, Goldwater campaign execs thought her JBS relationship might damage rather than help the Goldwater cause archive.org/details/schlaf…
By 1983 Schlafly had become a member of the Board of Governors of the (relatively) new Council for National Policy #ShadowNetwork. Recent discovery of documents in the Reagan Library provide us with the earliest reliable listing of CNP leaders and members archive.org/details/cnpjan…
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The effort to convince Americans that #COVID19 is a #ChineseWuhanVirus is being pushed by conservatives attempting to deflect blame for the government's weak response, trying to frame the virus and keep it from being Trump's #Katrina moment. Please follow this thread to see how👇
The effort is led by the National Center for Public Policy Research (#NCCPR) and the Media Research Center (MRC). NCPPR started it's own Voter Identification Task Force after the #ALEC caved in to public pressures to dismantle it's Public Safety and Elections Task Force.
The National Center for Public Policy Research was also home to Jack Abramoff's defauding of #NativeAmerican tribes. #NCPPR directed money received from tribes and distributed it to other "charities," at Abramoff's direction. sourcewatch.org/index.php/Nati…
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The Council for National Policy #CNP, "The Secret Society"
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"the heart of a great conservative movement that helped to make America strong and prosperous in the 20th century – now helping to ensure she remains free and secure in the 21st century,"
Some CNP members - Mike Pence comes quickly to mind - in the context of bolstering their conservative credentials, have proudly revealed their CNP membership, even though CNP's policy is to keep membership a secret. Here is it's 2014 Membership, the latest splcenter.org/sites/default/…
#CNP's tentacles include well-connected activists who advocate for the imposition of fundamentalist Christian ideology in public life and have succeeded in forcing their agenda in republican administrations. A list of organizations working with CNP web.archive.org/web/2012020417…
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The groundwork for this was laid by #CNP Executive Director Morton Blackwell, who was also the founder and president of The Leadership Institute, "which recruited, trained, and motivated the activists and candidates of the movement." #ShadowNetwork (h/t @anelsona)
The Leadership Institute "connects conservatives into a nationwide conservative network and a lifetime of civic involvement. Virtually all significant conservative organizations across America now employ Institute graduates" leadershipinstitute.org/aboutus/
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