Helpful hint: When choosing a name for a campaign aimed at unseating Republicans, always conduct an Internet search first.
Gay-rights advocates unveiled Tuesday a political-action group called Fight Back Colorado, which targets for defeat Republican lawmakers involved in preventing a civil-unions bill from reaching the House floor at the end of the 2012 legislative session.
The problem is, there’s already a group called Fight Back Colorado, and it has nothing to do with same-sex relationships.
Fight Back Colorado is the longtime moniker of the grassroots campaign run by Americans for Prosperity-Colorado. Anyone who searches “Fight Back Colorado” online will find themselves directed to the AFP website, www.fightbackcolorado.com, which warns that “America is under attack by this administration’s policies.”
That’s a reference to the Obama administration, not the administration of Colorado House Speaker Frank McNulty.
As a result, the anti-Republican campaign has been forced to use a less graceful address, www.fightback-co.com. It’s a surprising oversight, given that the effort is funded in part by Tim Gill, who made his fortune in computer software design.
“They could have saved themselves some trouble if they’d bothered to Google it,” observed AFP’s Sean Paige.