In this post I propose that conservative organizations and wealthy conservatives put their wallets together and provide Robert Stacy McCain with a VERY prosperous and steady income so he can focus full-time on the conservative networking and mentoring of conservative bloggers he does through his blog, The Other McCain.
I wrote it 10 days ago and held it due to concerns that my proposal would embarrass him. However, today four things came together to persuade me to publish my proposal.
First, in Andrew Breitbart’s column today published at his Web site, Big Hollywood, as “Rules for Conservative Radicals” and the Washington Times as, “Online activists on the right, unite!,” he describes the dirty tricks and skulduggery employed by Obama and the Left, including paying and scripting trolls to post on right-wing blogs and “seminar callers” (coordinated by a left-wing group and coached with talking points) to dominate conservative talk radio call-in shows.
I find the best reporting on the Obama blog trolls comes from HillBuzz, which was an early target of the practice and quickly learned the prepared blogging points and shifts of the Obama trolls assigned to bring down their blog. Click here and read comment 25, which really does seem to be from one of Obama’s paid trolls coming clean.
Reports of an Obama 2.0 organization with a war chest of $75 million in private funds to keep much of Obama’s campaign organization intact during his presidency to pressure members of Congress and destroy his enemies began to be published immediately after the election in November. An overview of Obama 2.0 from the Los Angeles Times from Jan. 13, 2009, is here.
It’s fairly obvious that we need to organize and fund a similar organization — and maybe it’s just me, but I believe it does NOT already exist as the Republican National Committee.
If there were such an organization, would we have to fight the left wing with the same evil tactics they use on us? No. While Andrew points out in his column the following:
So now that the right is vanquished and thoroughly out of power, why doesn’t it learn from its conquerors and employ similar tactics?
The answer is obvious. The right, for the most part, embraces basic Judeo-Christian ideals and would not promote nor defend the propaganda techniques that were perfected in godless communist and socialist regimes. The current political and media environment crafted by supposedly idealistic Mr. Obama resembles Hugo Chavez’s Venezuela more than John F. Kennedy’s America.
The Huffington Post, Daily Kos and other left-leaning sites benefit from the right’s belief that there are rules and decorum in political debate and civic engagement. Of course, every now and then, a curious right-winger will go in and engage in discussion at a left-wing site, but rarely under purely disingenuous and mass coordinated means.
… we conservatives can employ similar tactics without adopting the same tactics. That means, we can coordinate our message and pay our own angels — because they will be NOT be trolls — to comment on left-wing blogs and — are there any left-wing radio shows? It’s funny, I can’t think of a single one.
Oh, and by “coordinate our message,” I mean in the voluntary sense, what with conservatives being individualists and all. The difference between left-wing trolls and conservative angels will be that angels will stick to facts, educate their readers, stay courteous and appeal to the idealism of their readers, which has been perverted and appropriated by left-wing propaganda. After all, think of NYPD Blue, when Sipowicz was trying to get the most hardened criminals to confess, sometimes the most effective angle was to appeal to their better nature. (Yes, I know Sipowicz is not a real person.)
I do think that while we are fighting for the economic life of the United States that fiscal conservatism is our common ground. We can form our circular firing squads over social conservative issues again after we save the U.S. as the capitalist engine of global prosperity from Obama.
Second — you thought I forgot I was numbering my points, didn’t you? — Little Miss Attila wrote today about “A Pep Talk from R. Stacy McCain.” Just go, I’ll wait.
Third, as Little Miss Attila points out, I was dissed by Stacy on linkage — plus he wrote an exceptionally nasty diatribe against gay marriage on 3/27 KNOWING THAT GOD WILL SMITE HIM FOR THIS —
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— so I don’t care if I embarrass him by proposing publicly that conservatives give him a steady income WAY into the six figures BECAUSE THAT IS JUST THE KIND OF VINDICTIVE BITCH I AM!!!
OK, here’s my post I first wrote 10 days ago proposing that conservative organizations and wealthy patrons figure out how to pay Robert Stacy McCain to coordinate and train the conservative blogosphere, which was originally entitled, “When the goose is laying golden eggs, for heaven’s sake, make sure it has food and can afford its nest!”
I think I first came on Robert Stacy McCain’s blog, The Other McCain, in February through Little Miss Attila, whom I found in December or January through GayPatriot’s 2009 annual “Grand Diva Conservative Bloggress” contest, whom I found in the fall from Michelle Malkin’s blog, which I found from the National Review Online in September, which I found in early September from hunting down a reliable place to find Jonah Goldberg’s columns after I found him by Googling for “Obama is tanking” stories after I saw Sarah Palin’s luminous and galvanizing acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention, which I watched because there was no way I was going to vote for Barack Obama after he piggishly refused to nominate Hillary Clinton as his running mate, although even then I would not necessarily have voted for him due to his opposition to gay marriage and his unbreakable allegiances to illegal aliens, open borders, Muslims and Black Liberation Theology, to say nothing of his alliances to people who want Israel destroyed as a nation and Jews wiped out as a religion and people.
Are you following me?
My point is that even a lesbian, die-hard liberal Democrat like me can find her way to fiscal conservatism through the network of the conservative blogosphere.
I know I’m new around here, but it looks to me like no one knows all the players — from the bigshots to newbies like me — better than Robert Stacy McCain.
It also looks to me like no one works harder than Robert Stacy McCain at every level of the conservative blogosphere to keep conservative bloggers in touch with one another. He is the goose that is laying the golden eggs, and the names of those eggs are “Sense of Community,” “Warm Feelings of Camaraderie,” “Friendship,” “Cooperation” and “Reciprocity.”
Stacy also appears to keep his eye on every sparrow and generously and selflessly not only mentors newbies but also delivers practical boosts in the form of links and traffic because there’s nothing like a taste of success early in your career to fan the embers of ambition into the passionate fire in the belly that produces real, lasting achievements. The names of those golden eggs are “Teambuilding,” “Mentoring” and “Matchmaking” and “Networking.”
In my own life, I’ve always felt that when I have a goose that is laying golden eggs for me, the way to get more eggs for longer is to make sure that that is the happiest, best fed, best housed, most prosperous goose that it is in my power to provide.
I know other people who believe the golden eggs will always come, that the goose will find a way through any amount of pressure and stress and deprivation to lay the golden eggs. And maybe she will.
But I prefer the sure thing in these situations. So I provide for the goose.
What I am proposing here is that conservative organizations that benefit from a lively, healthy, well-connected conservative blogosphere — which is all of them — put their heads together and figure out to give Robert Stacy McCain contracts to pay him to write whatever he wants at The Other McCain and continue to do what he loves to do to ensure the vibrancy and cameraderie of the conservative blogosphere. It wouldn’t hurt if some prominent conservatives who are prosperous also contribute to this cause.
I am concerned that this post will embarrass Stacy — you know, more than I’ve embarrassed him already here and here.
I didn’t tell him about it in advance. I don’t have his permission to do this. He definitely did not put me up to this.
When Virginia Woolf described in an essay what enabled her to produce her novels, and what women would need to be productive as writers and artists, the formula was very simple: “a room of one’s own and an independent income.” Indeed, “A Room of One’s Own” is the name of her essay, which was based on a speech. Read it, it is absolutely luminous and wonderful and poignant and true. But, in essence, she was saying that you need some privacy and quiet — “a room of one’s own” — to be able to write, and freedom from lack and worry over money — “an independent income” — which Woolf obtained when an aunt died and left her a small trust.
I believe we can leave it to Stacy to find his room to write, away from the claims his six children and beautiful wife have on his attention.
But just imagine how much more Stacy could accomplish if conservative organizations banded together and provided him with an income that would give him freedom from lack and worry over money. What a boon that would be for the conservative movement!
So, what say you in Right Blogistan about calling on conservative organizations and prosperous conservatives to give Stacy contracts and REAL MONEY so he can do that voodoo that he does so well?
Update, 3/31/09: Gateway Pundit has the story on Democratic dirty tricks in South Carolina.