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Fri Oct 12, 2018, 09:49 AM

Two AZ GOPers Posed As Communists To Make Damaging Contribution To Dem

Source: Talking Points Memo

Two Republicans posed as members of the Northern Arizona University Communist Party to make a damaging donation to Rep. Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ), who is running for reelection next month, according to a Friday Guardian story.

The two men’s attempts to tie the congressman to communism seem to have been clumsily done.

They came into O’Halleran’s campaign office bearing a jar of $39.68, demanding a receipt paid to the communist organization.

Per the Guardian, finance director Lindsay Coleman immediately drove to the local Republican field office to return the money. One of the men posing as a communist emerged and accepted the jar. Coleman said that his partner in the donation attempt was a field organizer for the Arizona Republican Party.

The state party did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Real Clear Politics classifies Arizona’s first district, in which O’Halleran is facing Republican challenger Wendy Rogers, as “leans Democratic.”

Read more: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/two-az-gopers-posed-communist-damaging-contribution

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Reply Two AZ GOPers Posed As Communists To Make Damaging Contribution To Dem (Original post)
Mrs. Overall Oct 12 OP
Proud Liberal Dem Oct 12 #1
elmac Oct 12 #16
Proud Liberal Dem Oct 12 #19
elmac Oct 12 #25
unblock Oct 12 #30
pangaia Oct 12 #22
NewJeffCT Oct 12 #2
Qutzupalotl Oct 12 #11
Stonepounder Oct 12 #15
riversedge Oct 12 #23
Soxfan58 Oct 12 #3
JDC Oct 12 #4
Marcuse Oct 12 #5
ArizonaLib Oct 12 #6
SCantiGOP Oct 12 #13
SWBTATTReg Oct 12 #7
Bernardo de La Paz Oct 12 #8
bucolic_frolic Oct 12 #9
Racerdog1 Oct 12 #10
ROB-ROX Oct 12 #12
DBoon Oct 12 #14
TheBlackAdder Oct 12 #17
safeinOhio Oct 12 #27
Julian Englis Oct 12 #18
iluvtennis Oct 12 #20
Historic NY Oct 12 #21
AlexSFCA Oct 12 #24
Judi Lynn Oct 12 #26
unblock Oct 12 #28
Judi Lynn Oct 12 #29
amb123 Oct 12 #31

Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 10:07 AM

1. Thankfully, we're catching on to the Republican shenanigans

Although, frankly, is this the *best* that they could pull off?

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 11:36 AM

16. The Nixon administration used this ploy very effectively

its called ratfucking and simply means political sabotage or dirty tricks. The cons are good at it, have had decades of practice.

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Response to elmac (Reply #16)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 12:16 PM

19. I've heard of the term

I'm wondering why it's been so hard for us to counter it. Project Veritas and "pimpy O'Keefe" tripped up some good progressives/organizations during the Obama years and even threatened PP.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #19)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 12:57 PM

25. The Russians performed a massive ratfucking on us for the GOP

Its hard to counter because the corporate news refuses to call them out for it as they go hand in hand with the GOP.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #19)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 01:36 PM

30. The media and the right wing is hugely biased about such things

Acorn got shut down because a couple employees got tricked into saying something embarrassing.

That's like shutting down all of McDonald's because a couple employees serve burgers to someone dressed up like an escaped convict.

The duped employees got fired, that should have been the end of it.


And then they have 9 investigations into Hillary's decision to use a private email server, culminating in an announcement days before the election that they're reopening the case based on someone else's emails that ended up providing absolutely zero new information.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 12:29 PM

22. "Is this the best?" Nope... They got trump in office, didn't they...



We're catching on."

"We've" known this for decades. The problem is "we" don;t do enough about it.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 10:13 AM

2. so, it's bad for Democrats to accept $40 from "Communists"

but, it's A-OK for Republicans to accept donations from Stormfront and other NeoNazi organizations, white supremacists, etc?

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 10:51 AM

11. Not to mention millions funneled through NRA from Russia.

IOKIYAR

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 11:34 AM

15. Or for the the Orange Shitgibbon to accept millions from Communist Russia.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 12:32 PM

23. +1

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 10:14 AM

3. That smells of desperation

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 10:21 AM

4. Keystone GOPs

"A jar of $39.68."

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 10:21 AM

5. Coitus Rodentia

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 10:32 AM

6. Because the communist revolution is supposed to start in Flagstaff, Arizona

Idiot operatives of a corrupt party relying on votes from completely gullible and scared imbeciles who should go back to watching sports.

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Response to ArizonaLib (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 11:10 AM

13. Of course the Reds are moving to Arizona

George W kept them out of Texas due to his heroic actions during his (drunk) time in the National Guard.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 10:36 AM

7. Quick thinking ... it's totally unfair that Putin has been donating to tons of upper bigshot...

repugs significant dollars/donations and yet we can't? We need to turn this concept of repugs can do no wrong vs. the democrats can do no right seemingly. This is wrong.

We need to not overreact, but we do need to do something. Some running for office on the democratic side have not been accepting PAC money (only donated individual money). The AZ gophers I hope will get tagged w/ this nonsense crap.

Maybe have a more stronger national democratic leadership or front office that will raise holy hell if something like this is attempted? Maybe have a national newsletter that would list stuff like this? I don't see any outrage or the likes that rump would raise (fake outrage).

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 10:39 AM

8. That's all the GOP has: dirty tricks including gerrymandering and voter suppression


Not to forget collusion at the Federal level with Russia.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 10:41 AM

9. Pathetic desperation

Karl Marx himself would have seen through this one

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 10:43 AM

10. Republicans SUCK

So does anyone who votes or supports these fucking shit wads.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 11:02 AM

12. CHEATING SCUM SUCKING REPUBLICANS AGAIN

This political party only attracts simple thinking people who want to cheat. Their lack of morals and ethics does not provide these people with normal behavior habits. I am so glad this plot was discovered and resolved. Returning the cash defused this cartoon inspired plot. Republicans do not solve problems they are the problem.....

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 11:21 AM

14. There is still a Communist Party?

I thought their membership literally died out decades ago

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 11:39 AM

17. Posing as someone else to make a federal donation is a CRIME! LOCK THEM UP!

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #17)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 01:29 PM

27. My thought too.

Time to file Election Fraud charges.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 12:07 PM

18. Lock up these crooks! n/t

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 12:18 PM

20. GOP, nothing but cheaters, liars, and con men. Can never fight someone mano e mano.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 12:29 PM

21. I love this one, are Republicans so damn stupid?

Do they know that China the US's biggest trade partner is a Communist county? Do they know that whatever Russia says the communists aren't dead there yet. do they even know the first Lady's parents were communists?. GOP is awash in red

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #21)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 12:48 PM

24. no kidding

and do they know that their beloved putin was a communist?

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 01:14 PM

26. Such a funny, Republican stunt, so stupid! The one with appearing as a pimp & a whore has been done,

already, so they can't use that one again, for a while, until they think Democrats won't remember.

Apparently they don't believe being a pilot is strong enough, in itself, to award Wendy Davis a Congressional seat:





They should have shown Wendy flying her plane while playing a flute, or doing card tricks.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 01:30 PM

28. Once again, we have to be perfect while they get away with murder

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 01:34 PM

29. September:Can Wendy Rogers scare enough voters to support her in left-leaning Congressional District

Can Wendy Rogers scare enough voters to support her in left-leaning Congressional District 1?
Linda Valdez, Arizona Republic Published 10:56 a.m. MT Sept. 14, 2018 | Updated 3:55 p.m. MT Sept. 14, 2018

Opinion: Will fear mongering over border funding pay off in Congressional District 1? Republican Wendy Rogers is betting on it.

Somebody borrowed Joe Arpaio’s Border Wars Playbook. But don’t blame Pima County’s Republican Sheriff Mark Napier.

He’s just a pawn in Wendy Rogers’ game of Scare the Voter.

Republican Rogers hopes to unseat Democratic Rep. Tom O’Halleran and put Arizona’s First Congressional District solidly behind Donald Trump.

She's using Napier's role in a Pima County feud to demonstrate her border hawk bona fides.

"She's using this for her own political purposes," says Napier, who says he's "never spoken to Wendy Rogers."

More:
https://www.azcentral.com/story/opinion/op-ed/lindavaldez/2018/09/14/wendy-rogers-tom-ohalleran-border-funding-congressional-district-1/1302123002/

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 01:51 PM

31. The Communist Party is banned in Arizona by statute. There IS no Communist Party.

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