The AARP cozied up with Bush last year to pass the fraudulently marketed prescription drug bill. Now, they are about to get a taste of how Bush rewards his allies.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.It's shocking how people and groups still haven't learned this lesson -- playing nice with Bush, in the end, is worth nothing more than a knife in the back. [Daily Kos]
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.
Monday, February 21, 2005
The question here is can it work again... Espically if everyone knows it's coming?