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newsguyatl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-22-04 05:02 PM
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Sneaky bastards
...but smart ones.


take a look folks at how it's done:

Bush Team Orchestrates Larger Ad Campaign

LIZ SIDOTI

Associated Press


WASHINGTON - President Bush's political team is orchestrating a vastly larger advertising campaign than thought possible under federal law, taking control of millions in Republican Party funds simply by inserting the phrase "our leaders in Congress" in selected commercials.

The GOP strategy had gone unnoticed for weeks by Sen. John Kerry and the Democrats, who now may abandon their own less-cost-efficient approach to advertising.

Ken Mehlman, Bush's campaign manager, said in an interview that federal election law allows the campaign access to party money "provided that your message is broader than the individual candidate and includes a discussion of the overall agenda and the message of the party." The Republican National Committee has $93 million on hand.

This month the Republicans began airing television and radio commercials paid for jointly by the president's re-election campaign and the RNC and including the words "our leaders in Congress."


more http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/news/politic...
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-22-04 05:07 PM
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1. I hope the Kerry camp follows suit. These bastards are sneaky as you say
and they're very smart strategists ... unfortunately.
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newsguyatl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-22-04 05:09 PM
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2. oh, they will now, i bet
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blueknight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-22-04 05:12 PM
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3. seems like we
get outsmarted at every turn. and it will continue until we get as down in the mud as these motherfuckers.
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DaveinMD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-22-04 05:28 PM
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4. we found the 527 loophole
and they find this. Both sides have smart people.
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-22-04 05:46 PM
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7. They have been misusing the 527 loopholes for years....
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, an arm of the fundie, neo-con repukes has been spending billions of dollars in their "public interest" campaigns supporting conservative judges and slamming democratic or liberal judges.

They have been circumventing the campaign finance laws for years and the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has found it to be legal and within protected by the freedom of speech provisions of the constitution/bill of righs.

Dems just started to use the same nasty practices of the repukes and that made the repukes cry "nasty 527s".

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trumad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-22-04 05:31 PM
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5. every turn?
Please
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Elidor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-22-04 05:35 PM
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6. They learned it from Clinton
He deliberately raided party funds like this in the '96 election.
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mzmolly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-22-04 07:39 PM
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8. Well good for him. It's about winning.
:hi:
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in_cog_ni_to Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-22-04 07:43 PM
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9. What's good for the goose
is good for the gander! Kerry should do the same!
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DeepModem Mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-23-04 03:47 AM
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10. kick
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