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Fri Apr 3, 2020, 01:40 PM

Republican fundraiser looks to cash in on coronavirus

Source: Politico

A longtime Republican fundraiser sent an email to his clients on Thursday abruptly announcing that he would no longer be working for them.

The fundraiser, Mike Gula, didn’t specify his new line of work in the email. But in an interview, he said he’d started a new company selling medical equipment that’s been in short supply during the coronavirus pandemic.

The company, Blue Flame Medical LLC, was formed Monday in Delaware, according to state records. Its website says it sells coronavirus testing kits, N95 respirator masks, “a wide selection” of personal protective equipment and other “hard to find medical supplies to beat the outbreak.”

Asked how he’d managed to procure such equipment when there are shortages in hospitals across the country, Gula said, “I have relationships with a lot of people.”

Read more: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/27/republican-fundraiser-company-coronavirus-152184



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Reply Republican fundraiser looks to cash in on coronavirus (Original post)
jmbar2 Apr 3 OP
Starfury Apr 3 #1
Frustratedlady Apr 3 #2
tanyev Apr 3 #3
oasis Apr 3 #4
2naSalit Apr 3 #7
DBoon Apr 3 #5
2naSalit Apr 3 #8
crickets Apr 18 #22
Dem2theMax Apr 3 #6
2naSalit Apr 3 #9
jmbar2 Apr 3 #11
Dem2theMax Apr 3 #18
turbinetree Apr 3 #10
benfranklin1776 Apr 3 #12
jmbar2 Apr 3 #13
keithbvadu2 Apr 3 #14
jmbar2 Apr 3 #16
Miguelito Loveless Apr 3 #15
TygrBright Apr 3 #17
cstanleytech Apr 3 #19
SeattleVet Apr 3 #20
skypilot Apr 3 #21
scarletwoman Apr 19 #23
mpcamb Apr 19 #24

Response to jmbar2 (Original post)

Fri Apr 3, 2020, 01:42 PM

1. Should change his name to Mike Ghoulish...nt

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Response to jmbar2 (Original post)

Fri Apr 3, 2020, 01:45 PM

2. Too bad the lot numbers (in and/or out) aren't public knowledge...

Just sayin'.

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Response to jmbar2 (Original post)

Fri Apr 3, 2020, 01:47 PM

3. "You'd be surprised how many delivery trucks lose a few crates when they go past my house."

"You'd really be surprised."

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Response to jmbar2 (Original post)

Fri Apr 3, 2020, 01:47 PM

4. GOP profiteering on a crisis. Not surprising.

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Response to oasis (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 3, 2020, 02:17 PM

7. Blatant profiteering occurs

after a few decades of blatant war profiteering. It's all the same... with no shame.

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Response to jmbar2 (Original post)

Fri Apr 3, 2020, 02:07 PM

5. When Trump accused NYC medical staff of selling these on the black market

You know Republicans were busy doing just that

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Response to DBoon (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 3, 2020, 02:17 PM

8. Yup.

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Response to DBoon (Reply #5)

Sat Apr 18, 2020, 07:51 PM

22. *ding!* Exactly. nt

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Response to jmbar2 (Original post)

Fri Apr 3, 2020, 02:08 PM

6. I bet he's selling OUR stock pile.

Asked how he’d managed to procure such equipment when there are shortages in hospitals across the country, Gula said, “I have relationships with a lot of people.”


One relationship in particular. Trump.

Here's the phone number for Blue Flame Medical LLC.

(818) 696-0575

Don't you think we should all call and ask where they got the supplies?


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Response to Dem2theMax (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 3, 2020, 02:19 PM

9. It was obvious as soon as the idiot decided that we didn;t need

an epidemic response team. They started selling off assets and stockpiles on day one.

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Response to Dem2theMax (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 3, 2020, 02:40 PM

11. We need the giant Rat to visit their office in Washington DC

I sent a message to Claude Taylor of Maddog Pac asking if he could send the giant rat to their office. By the way, he is raising funds and purchasing PPE. Good cause, good guy.

https://maddogpac.com/

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Response to jmbar2 (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 3, 2020, 03:50 PM

18. I just spent time on the website.

That's what Real Americans do. Take care of each other. I don't understand the mindset of people who aren't like that. If I had even a minut amount of Jeff Bezos' money, I would be using it to purchase and donate every piece of equipment I could, to every hospital possible.

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Response to jmbar2 (Original post)

Fri Apr 3, 2020, 02:34 PM

10. This fucking libertarian fucking asshole wants to make buck off people that are fucking dying......

And Delaware didn't give shit, when the state is in under orders and most likely doesn't have enough items that this asshole wants to sell........greed is good mentality...........this is just fucking amazing..................a fucking guy making buck and a state making a buck on the incorporation......................

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Response to jmbar2 (Original post)

Fri Apr 3, 2020, 02:41 PM

12. A traitorous war profiteer.

And pure scum. In short a textbook example of a modern Rethuglican. 🤬🤬🤬

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Response to jmbar2 (Original post)

Fri Apr 3, 2020, 02:59 PM

13. #BoycottBlueFlame

Let's get this going on twitter.

#BoycottBlueFlame

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Response to jmbar2 (Original post)

Fri Apr 3, 2020, 03:01 PM

14. Another grifter.

Another grifter.

Also Brian Koflage.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142461634

I would not put up any money upfront to these guys.

And check the merch before paying.

One recent shipment (not by them) was reported as moldy.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #14)

Fri Apr 3, 2020, 03:07 PM

16. Just cross posted to #BoycottBlueFlame

JFC - I hope they lock them up in a church with all the other grifters.

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Response to jmbar2 (Original post)

Fri Apr 3, 2020, 03:04 PM

15. Well, Jared said "our stockpile"

Did anyone not understand that he meant "our" as in the Trump family?

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Response to jmbar2 (Original post)

Fri Apr 3, 2020, 03:22 PM

17. "Republicans Look to Cash In on Coronavirus" There, fixed it for ya. n/t

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Response to jmbar2 (Original post)

Fri Apr 3, 2020, 03:54 PM

19. Gotta wonder if any of those supplies he has got detoured from somewhere like a federal stockpile

or from delivery to a hospital.

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Response to jmbar2 (Original post)

Fri Apr 3, 2020, 04:58 PM

20. It looks like I have relationships with a lot of people, too...

I keep getting email offers from China to buy all this stuff!

Maybe that's what he's doing - he just fell for the email scammers line.

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Response to jmbar2 (Original post)

Fri Apr 3, 2020, 05:11 PM

21. They need to bring back the show AMERICAN GREED.

This pandemic is going to provide for about two seasons of new episodes.

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Response to jmbar2 (Original post)

Sun Apr 19, 2020, 01:35 AM

23. He went to Jared. (nt)

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Response to jmbar2 (Original post)

Sun Apr 19, 2020, 07:26 AM

24. Where's the FBI in all this? Who's watching the store?

There's clearly blackmarket stuff going on.

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