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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 11:29 PM

Found a good article on Reddit on how the Romney campaign got conned by consultants. I debated

not posting it but decided it was important to point out how many in the Republican Party are just out for money. How the earnestness of Democrats, from volunteers all the way to the top leadership, and the selfishness in the GOP at every level, is a gift that will keep on giving to Democrats well into the future. The article is from Red State .com

http://www.redstate.com/2012/11/09/campaign-sources-the-romney-campaign-was-a-consultant-con-job/

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 11:47 PM

1. The GOP is pushing this "Romney got conned"...

line of crap as an excuse for their defeat and as a way to go after Rove. It's bull shit but it's a neat way for the Republicans to hide the fact Romney, Ryan and the campaign were incompetent.

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 11:58 PM

2. This goes to the heart of GOP philosophy: that a group of individuals, solely acting

out of their own best interests ($$$), make for a good organization.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:10 AM

3. He was so busy running his scam that he didn't notice who was scamming him.

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Response to notadmblnd (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:18 AM

4. Actually this Daily Kos article goes into that more than a bit.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:38 AM

5. Option B

"Or Option B: admit that your data looked much like everyone else's and that you're smart enough to know that all along that you were losing, but that the rules of the game prevented you from publicly admitting that. That's partially because, via the 'bandwagon effect,' it might depress turnout, but mostly because it would depress contributions from big money donors who don't want to waste their money -- thus becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy because you then wouldn't have the money you'd need to even have a shot at winning."

He scammed the doners, the consultants scammed him.

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Response to notadmblnd (Reply #5)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:40 AM

6. I bet they all wish tonight there was some sort of set of rules, or regulations,

that would stop such scaming.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #6)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:28 AM

11. I seriously doubt it. Scamming is part of the business.

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Response to notadmblnd (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:03 AM

10. Sounds like Romney got "harvested for Profit"

Turn about is fairplay

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:45 AM

7. So Rove the Kochs and Adelson et al got conned by the crooks who put together Orch.

The bright side of Citizens United may turn out to be that huge corporate money will be wasted because it attracts sophisticated crooks.

So big money is self negating. Well hopefully that continues.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:52 AM

8. It's interesting to read their comments

It seems like the posters at RedState are not as extreme as Free Republic or some of the other right wing sites. It's interesting that most of their anger seems to be targeted at the Romney campaign and Fox News, not Obama, at least in this thread. Some even admit that Obama's campaign team was competent.

I almost feel sorry for this poster:
I donated to the Romney campaign. Not much, but it was what a could afford. I think it came out to about $300. That's grocery money to feed my family. That's gas money to get my kids to school and for me to get to work. And this is how it was spent? To line the pockets of wealthy charlatans? Words can't describe how angry this makes me. And this "good man" allowed this to go on right under his nose. Mitt Romney owes me and a lot of other Americans a huge apology.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:53 AM

9. The consultants conned romney while romney was conning

anybody he came in contact with. The party of cons.

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Response to Cha (Reply #9)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 02:54 AM

12. Could not have said it better myself.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 08:21 AM

13. Romney knew that millions in campaign money w/used to boost his own book income.

Remember he gave the book away free as a campaign 'gift'? All those in any leadership positions, were grabbing donation funds for themselves. The buy your own book or movie with donation funds is a popular easy scam.

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