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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:05 PM

"Tea Party Consultants, Sarah Palin, Herman Cain Fleecing Right's Small Donors"

Tea Party Consultants, Sarah Palin, Herman Cain Fleecing Right's Small Donors

By Brendan Fischer at AlterNet

http://www.alternet.org/tea-party-consultants-sarah-palin-herman-cain-fleecing-rights-small-donors?paging=off

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"Donors are deceived into giving to these organizations generating funds for the group's political operative leaders," Sheila Krumholz, Executive Director of the Center for Responsive Politics, told the Center for Media and Democracy.

Krumholz notes that groups like these have largely escaped scrutiny because focus is usually directed towards their funding, rather than how they disburse money. "Spending is often considered less worrisome than the source of a campaign's largesse," she says. Additionally, "the FEC doesn't require clear categorization , or disclosure of connections between groups or the likelihood of personal financial gain."

In any case, the average Tea Party supporter making a $50 or $150 CDBO contribution to fight back against the media's purported effort "to falsely blame the tea party for the Colorado massacre," or (as the group's name suggests) to defeat Barack Obama, would likely be disappointed to learn that a big percentage of their contributions are really going to support CDBO's political operative leaders.

"It's a ruse -- to line the pockets of the campaign or those associated with the campaign," Krumholz said of groups like CDBO.

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Reply "Tea Party Consultants, Sarah Palin, Herman Cain Fleecing Right's Small Donors" (Original post)
applegrove Aug 2012 OP
tularetom Aug 2012 #1
surrealAmerican Aug 2012 #2
concreteblue Aug 2012 #3
vinny9698 Aug 2012 #4
FSogol Aug 2012 #5
Wounded Bear Aug 2012 #6
applegrove Aug 2012 #9
bemildred Aug 2012 #7
polichick Aug 2012 #8
johnlucas Aug 2012 #10

Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:17 PM

1. LOL, give more, dumbasses

Barnum, or whoever said it, was right when they said "there's a sucker born every minute".

Nor was Mencken when he stated "Nobody ever went broke underestimating the taste of the American public.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:25 PM

2. No surprise there.

It's easy to con people who are extremely gullible.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 12:35 AM

3. I'm thinking of a new career as

a repub Blogger/fundraiser/agitator ....fleece the sheep daily for donations to / for support of both blog and daily poutrage issues, while putting out a steam of satirical blog posts/"news" to keep the faithful riled up...IO ppromise to give what the law allows to uphold "charitable" status...what is it these days, 6%?

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 09:20 AM

4. The Newt Business Plan

Newt is the leader in this type of profits for the organizers. He has done quite well, Tiffany line of credit, books, movies, speaker fees, etc. Now Cain, Bachmann, Palin,West, Scalia, Thomas's wife, and the rest are following the gravy train.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 10:43 AM

5. I don't know whether to type, "A fool & his money are soon parted" or "Grifters gotta grift"

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 11:38 AM

6. So, in essence, they are secular televangelists, right?

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #6)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 05:11 PM

9. Well the right wing belief system is based on myth - so yeah. It is a religion.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 12:26 PM

7. Grifters grift. That's what they do. nt

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2012, 12:45 PM

8. RepubliCONS.

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Response to applegrove (Original post)

Sat Aug 4, 2012, 05:14 AM

10. A sucker & his/her money is soon parted

That's the only silver lining I have for the existence of a Sarah Palin on the political scene.
Milk them suckers dry, I say.

John Lucas

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