Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Send Money To The Tea Party Liberty Freedom America-Lover Express Constitution Jesus Train

That's my new group that supports all that stuff. I'm obviously not going to give money to any wingnuts, but the groups that purport to, don't either. Yeah I know, if you're a liberal you've been hearing that for years. Maybe the righties have, too. But, they didn't believe it.

“The problem with the articles that have come out so far is that most of them have come from liberal outlets and have only discussed limited aspects of a few organizations,” wrote John Hawkins, of Rightwing News. “That naturally led people to wonder if they were reading hit pieces.” 

The bad news for my new scam freedom supporting money raising enterprise is that possibly the grifted are getting smarter.

Hard times have arrived for the Republican Party and particularly for right-wing pressure groups like Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS, Heritage Action and the one-time lavishly funded tea party PAC, FreedomWorks. According to a report in Politico, heavyweight Republican donors are frustrated and “horrified” that their money is going to wrong-headed politicians and groups that appear to have no effect on election outcomes. 

Bad news for Republican candidates, too. Always love a silver lining. Of course, it wasn't doing them any good anyway.

Crossroads spent $300 million in 2012 and saw nearly every single one of its candidates lose that November. 

Everyone knows what a great lover of irony I am. The irony I find in this is that the same people who have been successfully conned by these groups are also in a tizzy because the IRS either did or didn't target these groups. Nihilist that I am, I don't care. 

This does pierce my little nihilist heart, though. Move America Forward, and isn't that a great  name, was scamming the hoi polloi with calls for donations "for the troops." 

Yet an examination of its fundraising appeals, tax records and other documents shows that Move America Forward has repeatedly misled donors and inflated its charitable accomplishments, while funneling millions of dollars in revenue to the men behind the group and their political consulting firms.

In several instances, the charity has taken images and stories from other groups and from veterans themselves without permission to use in fundraising appeals.

I believe most liberals have a functioning bullshit detector. Conservatives, not so much. 

Over the years, Troopathons have featured live and taped appearances by conservative stars from entertainment, media and politics, including actor Gary Sinise, rock idol Gene Simmons of KISS, Sarah PalinRick PerryRush Limbaugh andSean Hannity. The charity counts all the money raised in the month of the broadcast as part of Troopathon.

If they did have one, they would look at that big groups of scam artists and run in the other direction. I'm going to turn over the closing prayer today to Mike Huckabee

“Let me tell you, diabetes can be reversed,” Mr. Huckabee says. “I should know because I did it. Today you can, too.


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