The new tactic from some on the left is not to debate and discuss, but to label and shout-down. The Koch Brothers are one group that has been “defined” as evil by the left even though they gave the ACLU $20 million. Another group that has been targeted is ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council. Here is ALEC’s statement on the smear campaign.
ALEC is merely one of literally thousands of organizations involved in the legislative process. Disagree with them if you want, but they have a right to promote a policy agenda. If you don’t agree with them, start your own policy organization to counter them. This shouldn’t even be an issue in a nation where free speech is protected by the First Amendment, but we live in strange times.