Good to see the GOP is making it official:
In an alley behind a non-descript row of brick buildings on North Speer Boulevard, and on the other side of a large metal gate with armed guards standing in front, Republicans have set up a "war room" in Denver.
In this west side location that is not far from the Pepsi Center yet out of sight from Democratic delegates and protesters walking downtown, Republicans will be crafting anti-Barack Obama messages nearly round the clock this week.
Republican National Committee Chairman Mike Duncan said the team of nearly two dozen staffers at the opposition headquarters will be "fact-checking" statements made by the Obama campaign and by speakers during the convention.
"Just consider this the Ministry of Truth," quipped Dick Wadhams, chairman of the Colorado Republican Party.
1984 2008: What Dystopia?
You know, when I was a kid, I remember coming across this comic book, wherein the main bad guy, inspired by the vision of a glorious utopian future he found in Nineteen Eighty-Four, creates a jingoistic, nativist, literally flag-draped super-team (called "The Force of July") to help him bring Orwell's vision to life. His nefarious plan involves launching a private surveillance satellite which enables him to spy on every person in the United States.
It's good to see that the entire Republican Party appears to be taking their cues from an obscure comic-book supervillain.