Let’s spin that airlock door and get started!
Looks like someone blew the whistle on the grift-o-rama that is the Tea Party! (there is no tea party)
Hey, Freepers! Remember your red-faced exhortations to give to tebagger PACs instead of the RNC? I do.
50 Million Down The Tubes: How 17 Conservative PACs Are Spending Their Money (Stunning Disclosure)
Right Wing News ^ | 17 Feb 15 | John Hawkins
Posted on 2/17/2015 9:51:04 AM by xzins
What a shocker! Everybody on the Professional Left has been sniggering for years about the ignorant Republican poors scraping up what utility money they haven’t already given to Pat Robertson, and pissing it down a PAC sinkhole, but suddenly, the rubes have awakened!
To: All; Jim Robinson; onyx
This is a truly sad report. Rove wastes money and others manipulate us just to enrich themselves.
That’s right, constant readers – it’s not the rubes – it’s not the goniffs and bunco artists who are to blame here – it’s CARL FUCKING ROVE!!
What better reason that to give to FREE REPUBLIC!
To my mind, most of these records if true are completely reprehensible, bordering on near fraud, actually. With the exception of CFG who I think is legitimately conservative and not GOPe related, they are pitiful records.
I had suspicions about Jenny Beth Martin and the TPP here in Georgia and was rightly so.
There was a thread yesterday from someone asking what to do about donations to ‘tea party whatevers’. My advice was to put the money into individual campaigns and bypass them altogether.
That’s the way I read it. If you further read the entire accompanying narrative with the article at the leak, you will see that a common trick by some of them is to expense-out money to vendors for all sorts of things. It also says there are MANY of these PACs whose ‘vendors’ are employees, workers, relatives or other persons not wholly identified. What’s worse FEC regs don’t require them to go beyond the first vendor expenditure. Thus, that expenditure gets credited as an expense. This study sought to find out the truth – and the truth is very ugly my FRiend.
I’ve suspected this all along. When I saw Jenny Beth Martin of the Tea Party Patriots being interviewed on TV about what she and her group directly did to help that professor oust Eric Cantor in Virginia and exactly what her group was doing in the way of funding the Senatorial Primary in Louisiana, I got my answer – essentially not a damn thing.
Right, and she likes to brag about all the Tea Party groups that are under the Tea Party Patriots umbrella in order to lure in more suckers.
The last time I went to her site I saw a lot of Tea Party groups listed, but a vast majority of them hadn’t met in 3 years…they no longer existed.
Mark Levin does ads for her. I wish he’d check them out.
To: bimboeruption; Gaffer
I have given $ to Tea Party Patriots twice before.
They call me almost every day. I refuse their calls. Next time they call I will answer and let them know why they will never see another dime from me.
“To my mind, most of these records if true are completely reprehensible, bordering on near fraud, actually.”
I am forced to agree.
We’ve long known that we have more than our share of con artists on our side of the aisle, people like Karl Rove who’ll say anything at any given minute if they think it’ll bring in a couple more donations. But some of the names on this list are deeply troubling.
I used to think better of Sarah Palin, but this is indefensible. I can only hope that she’ll refute this report with hard facts if it’s false. Because if these numbers are true, she’s just another scam artist raising a fortune from conservatives who really thought their money could make a difference to more than a grifter’s bank account.
To: xzinsI wonder if money is being stockpiled for 2016?
I’d need to have more info before I can determine if the Tea Party PAC’s are really a ripoff.
To: Gaffer; All
All righty, then!
I mentioned the endless Freepathon (they’re down to only three weeks between each quarterly shillingfest) previously…
It’s – A moderator made me cry!
Posted on 1/30/2015 9:28:58 PM by xzins
10. The dog ate my cash.
9. We celebrated Christmas on January 30 this year.
8. Obama Said my refund would be delayed.
7. I discovered Big Jim Thompson is NOT a real person!
6. The Super Bowl Doggie Ad would generate a lot of money.
5. The NSA is listening and taking names.
4. David Letterman is funnier than a freep-a-thon
3. A moderator made me cry!
2. I am cheap.
1. I secretly support Hillary for President!
To: xzins; All
To: xzinsThere are still a lot of longtime FReepers still here.I did not write that ALL of them were gone. Enough that I knew and enjoyed their postings, but got afoul of management for whatever reasons and were purged or just left. The atmosphere here is not what it was when I joined almost ten years ago.