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JABBS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:14 PM
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Arizona GOP Paying People To Join Party
Click here to read the whole story.

Had we not done this, I really think we would have been overtaken by the Democrats, said party chairman Matt Salmon.

<snip>

Who knows, maybe the national GOP will do the same.How hard would it be for the Ken Mehlmans of the world to spin "Democracy Dollars," or some other Luntzian creation?
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KingFlorez Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:16 PM
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1. That's really sad
That they have to stoop so low. This would be good in the political musical I'm writing!
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salin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:19 PM
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2. I think they are paying those doing the registrations
(workers) the $10 per new registration - not the people who are registering. The jerk they hired to do the work (his company) was involved in all sorts of ugly shennanigans back in 2004. Nathan Sproul is a foul figure.
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:21 PM
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3. if they are actually paying the voters, perhaps all the dems should sign
up as repukes--after all, they do not yet have total control of the voting booths. bankrupt the little bastards.

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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:22 PM
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4. Your article does not say that the REGISTRANTS are being paid,
if I read it correctly. It says that the organizations are paid 10 bux for each person they register. Different thing.

Not to say I'd be surprised if the GOP paid the voters to actually VOTE GOP.
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DesertRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:30 PM
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5. They are paying the registration workers. n/t
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Mayberry Machiavelli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:00 PM
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7. Right but the post and blog entry title seem to imply the VOTERS
themselves are paid.
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DesertRat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:23 PM
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8. Right. I meant to post my reply to the OP
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benddem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:55 PM
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11. If you read the article
you will find that Sproul...the guy who tore up all the Democratic registrations in Oregon... is the one getting paid. However, there is no control for others or Sproul to offer say $5.00 to register. No matter who is paid, this stinks.
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 12:58 PM
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6. Just like a bunch of hookers trying to lure in a john.
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:31 PM
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9. I didn't think they were THAT desperate.
Usually, they think of politics as a pay-to-play game with the money flowing the OTHER way.
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tuvor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 01:53 PM
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10. Read the article. The title of this thread is inaccurate.
Edited on Sun Aug-20-06 01:55 PM by tuvor
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JABBS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 04:00 PM
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12. linked article's headline has been changed
Go to JABBS to see minor change.

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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 04:03 PM
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13. People want money. I am not surprised by this.
Maybe the Dems ought to do the same thing as the Repubs are and see what happens.

:shrug:

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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-20-06 04:08 PM
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14. You would think this would be against the law....
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