|CFTR: Letter to Mr. Steven Law President & Chief Executive Officer of American Crossroads
February 6, 2013
Mr. Steven Law
President & Chief Executive Officer
P.O. Box 34413
Washington, DC 20043
Dear Mr. Law,
We, the free men and women of this great nation, affirm everyone's natural right to speak their mind, but we cannot and will not abide the unjust, personal broadside your aide Jonathan Collegio leveled against a man whose family has dedicated itself to advancing the cause of liberty for over half a century.
This morning Mr. Collegio attacked L. Brent Bozell, III and labeled him as a "hater" twice in an interview. His attack was not grounded in reason or principle; its justification was nothing more than disagreement with your newly formed organization.
Mr. Bozell is what we call in our movement a "legacy." He has devoted his life to the cause of American conservatism as did his father, Brent Bozell II, who wrote "Conscience of a Conservative" for Barry Goldwater.
Maybe you’ve heard of Brent's uncle, Bill Buckley, whose words you misquote and twist as the basis for your organization enough to falsely suggest you know something about him.
You may have heard of his other uncle, Jim Buckley, a former U.S. Senator, or Brent’s mother, Patricia Buckley Bozell—both important figures and writers in our conservative movement.
Ronald Reagan often saluted the contributions of the Bozell and Buckley families to the cause of American conservatism.
Mr. Collegio calling Mr. Bozell a "hater" publicly on WMAL radio this morning reflects the language of the establishment Republicans. It is the divisive language of the Left.
Rather than engaging in an intellectual debate, you, Mr. Collegio, Mr. Rove, and others in the consultant class attack good conservatives and Tea Party leaders and members.
On behalf of the conservative movement, we are demanding you terminate Mr. Collegio. An apology is not acceptable.
American Crossroads and the so-called Conservative Victory Project have already been severely marginalized. The sheer audacity of political consultants maligning a beloved and critically important player in American history is simply a bridge too far.
You obviously mean to have a war with conservatives and the Tea Party.
Let it start here.
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|ROVE’S NEW PAC IS BAD INVESTMENT FOR CONSERVATIVES
Plan is for an Elite-Driven, Washington Power
Grab Based on Politics above Principle
February 4, 2013
ALEXANDRIA, VA – Citizens for the Republic today urged conservatives to avoid the new so-called Super PAC being established by former White House adviser Karl Rove.
"A Washington consultant class take-over of the party runs contrary to conservatism. Conservatives believe in local control of parties and that the voters in that area are best equipped to decide their candidates," said Citizens for the Republic Director Diana Banister. "The audacity of Washington insiders to decide they know best what candidate should be elected is simply mind-boggling.
"Further, as we learned in 2012, an investment in Rove's candidates is a waste of money. Where are Senators Berg, Rehberg, Mack, Thompson, and Allen? And, where is President Romney?
"Rather than enriching an ineffectual consultant class while leaving the candidates with no message, no winning strategy and no hope for victory, the GOP should be looking for leaders who will stand up to the party bosses.
"This kind of top-down, Washington elite control of the Republican Party is the reason for the losses of the last years. Rove and his gang want to win elections. Conservatives want to win hearts and minds with our principles, which, if implemented, would transform the country and inspire Americans. That’s how you win elections," said Banister.
To schedule an interview with Diana Banister, please contact Kevin McVicker with Shirley & Banister Public Affairs at (703) 739-5920 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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