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Entry from December 21, 2009

“Rightroots” (right + grassroots) is a word that was coined in August 2006 by the ABC PAC. “Rightroots” began as an effort by the political right to respond to the political left’s “netroots” (Internet + grassroots), often derided by the right as “nutroots.”
Red State
Right Roots
By Erick Posted in 2006 (August 1—ed.)
So, you want to give money to a good conservative candidate, but you are at a loss about who to support? A group of conservative bloggers has made it very easy.
I teamed up with John Hawkins (who initiated the project and did all the heavy lifting), Pat Hynes, Mary Katharine Ham, Robert Bluey, Lori Byrd, and Captain Ed to create a list of rock solid conservative candidates anybody could be proud to support. The result is this list of 18 House and Senate candidates. You can contribute to one or to all.
We also used ABCPAC, a new conservative political action committee, to help in this endeavor. ABCPAC makes one stop shopping easy. Go there and you’ll find pictures and profiles of each of the candidates.
This is a great effort and should (1) highlight the ability of conservative netroots to raise money for solid conservative candidates and (2) make it easy for conservatives to participate in the process nationwide.
Drifting Through The Grift
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
Netroots Meet Rightroots
Clearly mimicking (if I am wrong, one of you contact to tell me why) the Netroots movements of Kos, MyDD, etal., a group of conservative bloggers have launched Rightroots.
Personal Democracy Forum
RightRoots vs Netroots?
Micah L. Sifry | August 2, 2006 - 12:00am
Looks like some Republicans are taking a page from grass-roots Democrats, and have started their own website to help small donors pool political contributions to candidates for office. A group of high-profile GOP activists, including PDF contributing editor Michael Turk and lobbyist Frank Donatelli (hubby of Becky Donatelli, den mother of all Republican online mavens) have launched RightRoots, a project of ABC PAC.
Michelle Malkin
Netroots vs. Rightroots; left-wingers love blackface
By Michelle Malkin •  August 2, 2006 11:36 AM
American Thinker
August 02, 2006
Rightroots campaign launched by bloggers
Some of the best conservative bloggers are joining together in a campaign to elect Republicans to Congress. My friend Lorie Byrd, one of the best of the best, explains in a post at Wizbang. The official website of the PAC is here.
The name recalls the “netroots” title claimed by the alternative reality folks at Kos. Marvelous Michelle Malkin takes note of the similarity and the big differences. More and more, the internet is becoming a fundamental aspect of American politics.
Thomas Lifson 8 02 06

OCLC WorldCat record
Bloggers on the bus : how the internet changed politics and the press
Author: Eric Boehlert
Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2009.
Edition/Format: Book : English : 1st Free Press hardcover ed
Contents: Introduction—Fox News and “WTF?”—“Vote different”—Whose space?—The accidental empire—DIY politics—The tweety effect—God sent Hitler—The blog war of 2008—“It was like a big giant zit that just popped all over the place”—“The most unlikely instrument of change”—Obama, the blogs, and immunity—Still waiting for the rightroots movement

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