Ed Driscoll

An Unholy Alliance

The American Spectator quotes a consulting lobbyist for a broadcast network who says, “This is how poisonous it’s gotten in Washington”:

“You have Republicans taking money from companies and firms working to end their control of Congress, and even worse, working with outfits like MoveOn.org. And they are taking this money to not only help groups dedicated to defeating Republicans, but also for legislation that would regulate the Internet.”

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“You have to wonder when conservatives will wake up and realize what is happening here,” says a House Republican leadership aide. “You have this unholy alliance between Google and MoveOn and groups like the Christian Coalition. I mean how is it the Christian Coalition can help a company like Google, which makes money off of online pornography? Conservatives ought to be very concerned about this situation, but they don’t seem to get it. And perhaps by the time they do, it will be too late.”

Of course, as Mark Steyn quotes (or at least paraphrases) Newt Gingrich, 11 years after the Contract With America, “Well, you must remember Republicans are still pretty new at this, we