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Old 01-07-2010, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Austin
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But somehow, Jenkins missed out on the real story: how loyal tea-party-goers were separated from their hard-earned cash, which was funneled to fat cat Republican political consultants. Russo, Marsh, and Associates salutes you, Fox News. They could have scammed the tea partiers without you, but it probably wouldn't have been nearly as lucrative.
Source: Fox spent weeks promoting apparent tea party scam | Media Matters for America

After all your money is gone all you are left with is a bad taste in your mouth.
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Old 01-07-2010, 08:04 AM
 
Location: NoVA
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Heh, blessed be capitalism.
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Old 01-07-2010, 09:11 AM
 
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Evangelical TV preachers take their money on one side, and the FOX "patriots" take from the other.

These poor dupes are irate enough to part with their money but too ignorant to know what exactly to be irate about.

FEMA Death camps! Obama is Kenyan! Socialism! Communism! War on Terror! Michele Obama lies about sweet potatos!

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Old 01-07-2010, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Tampa Florida
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Duh!
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Old 01-07-2010, 09:22 AM
 
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Buried deep in the links in the article, we find this.

"The services for which Russo, Marsh was paid appear to be legitimate campaign needs. For instance, it took in several hundred thousand for what OCDB listed in the FEC filings as "PAC Email Newsletter Costs - Generic Fun."

Much ado about nothing. As usual.
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Old 01-07-2010, 09:39 AM
 
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Buried deep in the links in the article, we find this.

"The services for which Russo, Marsh was paid appear to be legitimate campaign needs. For instance, it took in several hundred thousand for what OCDB listed in the FEC filings as "PAC Email Newsletter Costs - Generic Fun."

Much ado about nothing. As usual.
Whew! Then by all means keep giving your money to these folks.

Sounds legit!
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Old 01-07-2010, 09:41 AM
 
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Whew! Then by all means keep giving your money to these folks.

Sounds legit!
They won't be getting any of my money. But the premise of the story is that the PAC founders were in it to line their own pockets, which is not true. One took in $8K, the other $16K out of more than $1.3 million given to the cause.
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Old 01-07-2010, 09:47 AM
 
Location: South Fla
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Hey I wonder how much the founders of Acorn has taken in since starting it

They dont get paid
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Old 01-07-2010, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Simple formula really.

Drum up irrational fear in the easily misled.

If people question anything, don't resort to logic, just denounce them as evil and against the cause.

Direct them to buy something or donate money to "Help the cause", and soak the money up.

The same thing was done with the fears about gun laws, many store owners benefited mightily from it. Same thing is being done with gold and Glenn Beck. It's considered insider trading to tell people to invest in something the person already owns without telling them the person does (so people scream bloody murder to denounce those who question it). Now it's just being done again.

It's easily to tolerate this stuff when it's known to just be fleecing the stupid of their money through stroking their misdirected indignation. Even better when people who find the fleecing are screamed at by the fleeced that are defending the scammer. People then feel worse after being made poorer and poorer as each scammer takes bites out of their resources, making people feel even more outrage at the straw man their anger is misdirected towards. It's like a farce that gets better with time.
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Old 01-07-2010, 10:31 AM
 
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Simple formula really.

Drum up irrational fear in the easily misled.

If people question anything, don't resort to logic, just denounce them as evil and against the cause.

Direct them to buy something or donate money to "Help the cause", and soak the money up.

The same thing was done with the fears about gun laws, many store owners benefited mightily from it. Same thing is being done with gold and Glenn Beck. It's considered insider trading to tell people to invest in something the person already owns without telling them the person does (so people scream bloody murder to denounce those who question it). Now it's just being done again.

It's easily to tolerate this stuff when it's known to just be fleecing the stupid of their money through stroking their misdirected indignation. Even better when people who find the fleecing are screamed at by the fleeced that are defending the scammer. People then feel worse after being made poorer and poorer as each scammer takes bites out of their resources, making people feel even more outrage at the straw man their anger is misdirected towards. It's like a farce that gets better with time.

Very true. NRA ran a great scam where they claimed Obama was going to take their guns away! Never mind the fact not one of these dupes could source a credible piece of legislation that was going to do that. They raked in millions....lol
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