“It’s hard to know exactly from week to week what it is they’re upset about." says Dallas Woodhouse, state director of Americans for Prosperity North Carolina. "One week it’s about Voter ID. One week it’s abortion. One week it’s about union rights. They are basically a coalition of the aggrieved.”
In our brave new world of Republican extremism in North Carolina, insults to decency come fast and furious. But even still, I couldn't decide whether to laugh or cry when I read this post by Lynn Bonner Under the Dome yesterday.
Americans for Prosperity is preparing a campaign to sell the public on the legislature's plan to change the tax code. AFP representatives and Lt. Gov. Dan Forest will announce the effort at a Tuesday news conference, said AFP state executive director Dallas Woodhouse. The legislature has not presented a detailed plan, though legislators have outlined general principles ... a role for Forest has not been defined, Woodhouse said.
Submitted by gregflynn on Fri, 08/26/2011 - 1:09pm
When Brave New Films released a recent video about the Koch brothers, Americans for Prosperity (AFP), and the Wake County School Board there was an immediate and indignant response from Dallas Woodhouse of Americans for Prosperity. One sentence did not ring true in the response:
Americans for Prosperity is a nonpartisan, issue-based policy organization and does not support or oppose candidates for public office.
AFP campaign finance reports submitted to the North Carolina State Board of Elections reveal that in 2010 AFP spent $189,894.00 on Electioneering Communications in support of 19 North Carolina candidates, comprised of 7 State Senate candidates and 12 State House candidates. A report compiled by the NC Free Enterprise Foundation from various sources puts the total spent by AFP in supporting the 19 candidates at $287,195.22. This is starkly in contrast with Woodhouse's assertion that "Americans for Prosperity ... does not support or oppose candidates for public office."
Americans for Prosperity has learned that Governor Perdue is planning to veto “The Balanced Budget Act of 2011,”a bill that makes modest and necessary spending cuts to this years budget to help close a 2.7 billion dollar projected defecit [sic] in next years budget without raising taxes.
Entirely predictable. The North Carolina director of the conservative group Americans for Prosperity, is a brash speaker who doesn’t pull punches, but now he’s getting attention for threatening to throw one. In a remote television interview on RT America’s Alyona show recently, [Dallas] Woodhouse was discussing the diversity issue in Wake County schools when he became irritated with a Georgetown University journalism professor in the studio who was interrupting him.
A flustered Woodhouse, speaking from a monitor, told the professor, Christopher Chambers: “Sir, I am going to knock you for a loop if you’re not going to let me finish.”
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