The Apparat

Jerry M. Landay has written a detailed report, showing how "hundreds of tax-exempt organizations of the far right have been exploiting the twilight zone of campaign and IRS regulations for three decades -- receiving billions of dollars in grants and contributions to wage ideo-political warfare for far-right ideas, causes, and Republican candidates ... a vast machine that, in the judgment of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) has 'played a critical role in helping the Republican Party to dominate state, local and national politics.' It is now operating at full throttle to keep Bush in office. ... The endgame for the apparat is a one-party state in which elections project only a vestigial appearance of democratic process."