Swift Boat Liar lobbyists to slam AARP and promote Bush SocSec dismantling campaign
Guess these folks at USA Next are the go-to organization for Rovian disinformation campaigns. I hope they are well-armed if they plan to take on the senior demographic. Those AARP folks vote, and they’ve got money. (NYT):
Taking its cues from the success of last year’s Swift boat veterans’ campaign in the presidential race, a conservative lobbying organization has hired some of the same consultants to orchestrate attacks on one of President Bush’s toughest opponents in the battle to overhaul Social Security.
The lobbying group, USA Next, which has poured millions of dollars into Republican policy battles, now says it plans to spend as much as $10 million on commercials and other tactics assailing AARP, the powerhouse lobby opposing the private investment accounts at the center of Mr. Bush’s plan.
‘They are the boulder in the middle of the highway to personal savings accounts,’ said Charlie Jarvis, president of USA Next and former deputy under secretary of the interior in the Reagan and first Bush administrations. ‘We will be the dynamite that removes them.'”