Brett Kimberlin’s non-profit 501(c)4 Velvet Revolution is part of an apparent effort to destroy Mitt Romney’s online rapid-response team by targeting Bill Murphy, a young Internet operative who has helped improve the campaign’s social-media presence.
In an item posted Saturday on the Democratic Underground site, Velvet Revolution promoted an article accusing Murphy of “fraud” for his role earlier this year in the National Bloggers Club.
Formed in February at the annual “Blog Bash” during the Conservative Political Action Conference, the club honored Andrew Breitbart with one of its first awards and has helped defend bloggers targeted by Kimberlin’s lawsuits and other harassment. During last week’s Republican National Convention, the club co-sponsored a “Blog Bash” that featured former RNC chairman Haley Barbour and a guest list that included Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.), Michael Barone of the Washington Examiner, Amy Kremer of Tea Party Express, author Katie Pavlich and CNN contributor Dana Loesch.
Kimberlin, who spent 17 years in federal prison for his role in a weeklong bombing spree that terrorized an Indiapolis suburb, has gained renewed notoriety for his “lawfare” harassment of conservative bloggers. In May, Kimberlin and his associate Neal Rauhauser were among those identified by Patrick “Patterico” Frey as suspected of being involved in a “SWATting” hoax that sent police to Frey’s residence.
Lots more background on the Kimberlim/Rauhauser alliance and Stacy’s personal run-in with them at the link. Welcome to the war folks. Conservatives prefer to debate, and let things like facts, and results speak loudest. The Left, no so much, mainly because facts are not on the Lefts side. So, miscreants like Kimberlin, and Rauhauser turn to junk “lawfare” suits, harassment, threats, and on-line stalking to attempt to intimidate Conservatives into silence. Well, that will no longer work, we will NOT be silenced or intimidated. We will fight, and we will win, so, Kimberlin, Rauhauser and the rest might as well get used to this fact!
In another post McCain points out that Andrew Breitbart saw this coming, and vowed to fight
Back in February at CPAC, Andrew Breitbart gave a speech in which he called for unifying conservatives to defeat the Left:
Anyone that’s willing to stand next to me to fight the progressive left, I will be in that bunker, and if you’re not in that bunker ’cause you’re not satisfied with this candidate, more than shame on you — you’re on the other side!
Breitbart also forecast the tactics the media would use:
We’re watching you to play the race card MSNBC. We saw how you cynically placed the Reverend Sharpton in a position of absurdist power. This is Dadaism, I learned that in college, that they would allow for this guy to have a show. This is Dadaism. It’s freaky. It’s Andy Kaufman. It doesn’t make sense unless you understand what they’re doing.
This is going to be the dog whistle election cycle. They tested them in 2011, so he and his pal Toure and that punk Tim Jacob Wise and Ed and Maddow can sit there and call everyone who’s Caucasian racist. “I heard it. He used ‘is’ instead of ‘are.’ He’s a racist. That’s a dog whistle.’”
Ignore it when Congressman [Carson] does it against Allen West. No more. We’re going to go after you. I bought a dog whistle. I bought a dog whistle factory, and I’m giving you dog whistles. And we’re going to listen to every word that comes out of your mouth, and we’re going to hold you to the same standard that you hold us which is an impossible one, and you’re going to have a hell of a time in 2012 because America’s finally woken to your Saul Alinsky bullshit tactics, and we’re coming to get you.
Amen! Although, I must admit many other saw this coming a long time ago. And many of us saw the need to put our boots on and go to battle. Big blogs, small blogs, blogs in between, all of us are in a fight now. A fight we do not want, a fight we did not start, but by God a fight we damn well better intend to win! So, if you are a Conservative blogger, or active on Facebook, or Twitter, this is your fight! Now, let us resolve to win, and well shall win. No retreat, no surrender, nothing but absolute victory shall be enough!!