James Clay Fuller

Things We're Not Supposed to Say

Saturday, August 21, 2004

Wow....That was quick

The morning after I posted the essay immediately below on the coming attack on 527 organizations, and the importance to liberals of keeping those organizations alive, my local newspaper carried three letters from right-wingers complaining about – you guessed it – 527 organizations.

So far as I’ve been able to determine, they are the first such letters to appear in that newspaper. That three of them appeared suddenly, on the same day, is hardly likely to be a coincidence.

The campaign by the right to silence liberals’ strongest, most effective and some might say only meaningful voices has begun. As with everything coming from the right these days, expect it to get nasty very quickly. Expect blatant lies and personal attacks on leaders of the organizations and implications, if not direct accusations, that everyone who supports them is a traitor.

Gee, ain't America under Bush & Co. great fun?