Also, bar Barowitz from the Party
Jordan Barowitz worked on the Democratic coordinated campaign in 2000. Then he went to work for Bloomberg -- both in government and, now, on the political side.
He may think that he'll hop back to a Democratic campaign someday...but Dems should never allow it. He's not just working for a Republican (face it - many are), but he's spreading Rove's talking points and loving it.
In today's news: accusing Ferrer of inaccuracies and exaggerations, Barowitz asks, "What next? The Internet?" -- a clear reference to the GOP-driven smear campaign to make Gore out to be a liar in 2000.
Here's the truth: Gore never said he invented the Internet. That was rightwing spin that mainstream swallowed.
What Gore did claim was an instrumental role in supporting the creation of the pre-Internet networks from his role in the Senate -- a statement that is true and verified by the men and woman most often credited with pioneering Internet technology.
Gore had spoken the truth...and should be remembered and commended for investing in the technology (yes, government investment in infrastructure we all now use every day). Instead, he's falsely remembered due to a vicious, duplicitous campaign.
...that Jordan Barowitz is now quoting.
If Mayor's Money Merry Men want to quote Rove -- they are also using the "flip-flop" line which Rove created to convince the world that W's narrow-minded stubbornness was strength while Kerry's engagement in dialogue, nuance and problem-solving was weakness -- let them.
But don't let them back into the fold.
Find out who started calling Freddy a "flip-flopper." They are out.
And anyone who resurrects the internet line to deride it is out for good. Don't worry about them, Rove will give them a job...if he's not in jail.