Via Jeff Godstein at Protein Wisdom (who occasionally disagress with Patterico):
David Hardy, PJM, gives us some insight into the workings of “grassroots” fascism of the kind favored by “progressives” — in this case, “moderate” Barack Obama, who has shown a very troubling tendency to insist upon control of any and every narrative, even going so far as to threaten legal action, or send out Action Alerts intended to direct his followers to shout down and smear those holding opposing viewponts:As a presidential candidate, Barack Obama must demonstrate executive experience, but he remains strangely silent about his eight years (1994-2002) as a director of the Joyce Foundation, a billion dollar tax-exempt organization. He has one obvious reason: during his time as director, Joyce Foundation spent millions creating and supporting anti-gun organizations.
There is another, less known, reason.
During Obama’s tenure, the Joyce Foundation board planned and implemented a program targeting the Supreme Court. The work began five years into Obama’s directorship, when the Foundation had experience in turning its millions into anti-gun “grassroots” organizations, but none at converting cash into legal scholarship.
The plan’s objective was bold: the judicial obliteration of the Second Amendment.
Read the whole thing. It's amazing what a few million dollars will buy in the right hands.