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Art Pope’s big, happy conservative family

Posted By Rob Schofield On August 26, 2013 @ 4:03 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

Dallas Woodhouse2 [1]You may have trouble enduring all 50 minutes and 40 seconds, but today’s weird valedictory farewell [2] by departing Americans for Prosperity director Dallas Woodhouse at the Locke Foundation’s “Shaftsbury Society” luncheon provides an interesting and, at times, surprisingly unfiltered window into just how closely coordinated the right-wing world of charitable 501 (c)(3)’s, (c)(4)’s and various explicitly partisan political and candidate-specific organizations really is. (Woodhouse is leaving AFP to become a campaign/political consultant).

Woodhouse addresses the matter (explicitly and implicitly) several times during the talk — most notably about a quarter of the way in when he explains that  conservative “accomplishments” of late in North Carolina are the result of ”the efforts of our candidates, with the effort of our network here through the Locke Foundation, Civitas, the Pope Center for Higher Education, the Center for Constitutional Law, and Americans for Prosperity, Americans for Prosperity Foundation…” and then goes on to thank Art Pope for making it all possible.

To help complete the big, warm and fuzzy picture, the first question at the conclusion of the talk is posed by Woodhouse’s former colleague Jeff Mixon, now of the Governor’s office [3].

In short, those who watch this video will get a quick, powerful and sobering lesson about who it is that’s driving the policy and political agendas in North Carolina right now (and how, in their troubled worldview, they’re just getting started).


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[1] Image: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Dallas-Woodhouse2.jpg

[2] today’s weird valedictory farewell: http://lockerroom.johnlocke.org/2013/08/26/woodhouse-reflects-on-recent-free-market-conservative-accomplishments-in-north-carolina/

[3] now of the Governor’s office: http://www.volunteernc.org/aboutUs/contactus.aspx

[4] Ethical? Lawful? Appointment of political attack organization boss to Ethics Commission board raises questions: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/11/21/ethical-lawful-appointment-of-political-attack-organization-boss-to-ethics-commission-board-raises-questions/

[5] Overlap between Pope groups and state government continues to grow: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2014/02/13/overlap-between-pope-groups-and-state-government-continues-to-grow/

[6] First it was cookies, now it’s turnip greens: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/10/23/first-it-was-cookies-now-its-turnip-greens/

[7] Scholars condemn records request by state Budget Director’s group: http://pulse.ncpolicywatch.org/2013/12/17/scholars-condemn-records-request-by-state-budget-directors-group/

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