Below is the video exposing the lowdown tactics by “progressives” on Twitter.
Warning: This video contains uncensored and highly offensive content originally published by those working for Democratic candidates
Who is Neal Rauhauser?
Neal Rauhauser goes under the name StrandedWind on Twitter. On 31 August, 2010, he set up a new account under the name WingnutWatch on Twitter. He has a total of an estimated 100 Twitter accounts that he uses for his special “lobbying”…
In 2010, Rauhauser and colleague Beth Becker were speakers at the Netroots Nation conference. The two are also both contributors to the leftist blog, Daily Kos. Rauhauser also goes under the name SacredCowTipper on The Oil Drum website: “discussions about energy and our future”. He goes under the names SacredCowTipper and StrandedWind at the Wiser Earth website.
In August 2009, Daily Kos bloggers and members of the Blog Workers Industrial Union came together following the Netroots Nation conference. Among those present were Rauhauser and Becker, together with Larry Bruce and Ben Masel. At this meeting, a company named Progressive PST (Progressive Politically Strategic campaigns for Twitter) was formed. This company engages in social-media activity (primarily making use of Twitter) for the benefit of progressive campaigns. Currently, Rauhauser, Becker and Bruce work for the company, which is based in Washington, D.C.
Current and former clients of Progressive PST include:
- Rodney Glassman, Candidate For Senate, AZ, former staffer of Congressional Progressive Caucus member, Raúl Grijalva
- Manan Trivedi, Candidate For Congress, PA-06, supported by VoteVets.org and fellow of the Truman National Security Project.
- Joe Hoeffel, Candidate for Governor, PA, supported by Council for a Livable World.
- And many others… (full list here)
With a personal vendetta against the Tea Party (as you see in the profile information of the WingNut Watch Twitter account), Rauhauser set out to deliberately provoke conservatives to make offensive comments by instigating a number of personal attacks against them. “The idea was to antagonize, collect and present selected responses as proof of “extremism” within the Tea Party,” writes the procucer of the above video.
Among those on WingnutWatch’s “Enemies of the Government Hit-List” were: Ted Nugent, Pat Dollard, Smart Girl Politics Group, The Twisters Group, and various Tea Party members and Conservative bloggers. Rauhauser brought in several other Twitter users to his scheme.
The producer of the video (Kritspit on YouTube) presents evidence that David Cozad, Democratic candidate for U.S. Congress, 6th District of Texas – knew of Rauhauser’s reprehensible activities on Twitter, yet did nothing about it. Cozad is a client of Rauhauser’s company, Progressive PST.
For more information, and evidence of the deplorable messages sent out on Twitter by Rauhauser and his friends, see the post at The Swift Read blog.