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Tue Nov 19, 2013, 10:58 PM

Here's How One Dark Money Group Keeps Its $22 Million Donor Secret

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Source: Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Crossroads GPS, the "dark money" behemoth founded by Karl Rove, reported on its 2012 tax return that it spent 60 percent of its $188 million budget last year on nonpolitical activity. But a closer examination of that election-year spending reveals little difference between Crossroads' political and self-declared nonpolitical efforts.

The secretive, conservative nonprofit reported spending $74.5 million on nonpolitical advocacy during the election year and an additional $35 million on nonpolitical grants, according to an Internal Revenue Service form posted online by the ethics watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. The vast majority of this -- $67.8 million, according to Crossroads' press releases -- was spent on television ads and online media hitting President Barack Obama in swing states and attacking 10 vulnerable Senate candidates and one House candidate up for reelection.

In one so-called issue ad, Crossroads GPS criticized Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) for supporting "Obama's $453 billion tax increase." Another issue ad said, "Brown's latest vote could mean tax hikes on the small businesses Ohio depends on to create jobs."

Identical lines of attack came up in Crossroads' political advertising against Brown. One explicitly political ad hit the senator for supporting "President Obama's $453 billion tax increase" and backing "President Obama's new small business tax burdening Ohio's small businesses and threatening job creation." (Brown won his reelection race.)


Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/19/dark-money-karl-rove_n_4303739.html



Just in case you needed more evidence that the Republican party has become nothing more than a shiny play thing for the obscenely wealthy who wish to remain anonymous.

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Wed Nov 20, 2013, 12:38 AM

1. Thanks Tom.

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Wed Nov 20, 2013, 06:00 AM

2. Republicon OCCULTISM. As usual. Woe to them...

Republicons try to hide every dark thang they do from the light of day.

Free clue for Repubbies from Today's Bible Study:
Isa 29:15-16 (NIV) "Woe to those who go to great depths to hide their plans from the Lord, who do their work in darkness..."

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