Great post over at SWGA politics ref "opposition research". You know, spying on your political opponents, their friends, family and wacky Uncle George.
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July 28th, 2009 at 6:11 pm
Well, we’re all quite miffed over here at the secret underground Libertarian Command Center (LCC) at the inference that the only viable third party in Georgia has no spies…er, opposition researchers. We have hordes of them and we’re constantly turning away volunteers everyday. Granted, most of them only want to work on the looming Martian/Jupertarian invasions or investigate the rumblings from Neu Schwabenland or the lunar UFO bases, but hey, free research is free research.
Rest assured that pound for pound, dollar for dollar, the LP in Georgia is as well informed on the political undercurrents drifting through the state as the Republicans and Democrats. Maybe better because all sorts of people tell us all sorts of things, besides the typical “What are you doing running a candidate against him for? He’s a good guy! You should run a candidate against this other guy because he is a real rat bastard and let me tell you how I know…..”
And so opposition research Libertarian style goes on. Mostly unsolicited, thoroughly enjoyed and not even considered for political purposes. We currently have other fish to fry, like getting rid of Georgia’s 1943 Jim Crow Ballot Access Laws.
Once we get that obstacle reduced and can field candidates in the 140 or uncontested state races here in Georgia, I imagine that Libertarians will look into opposition research as currently practiced and see what we can see.