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'Fox News Sunday' to Host Kentucky Senate Debate

There are 239304 comments on the thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com story from Oct 1, 2010, titled 'Fox News Sunday' to Host Kentucky Senate Debate. In it, thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com reports that:

"Fox News Sunday" is heading to Louisville, Ky. Jack Conway, Kentucky's attorney general and the Democratic candidate for Senate , and Rand Paul, the Republican nominee and son of Representative Ron Paul, Republican of Texas, have agreed to a live debate on "Fox News Sunday" on Oct.3 at 9 a.m. (Eastern time).

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Repukes

Campbellsville, KY

#91422 Apr 1, 2013
Palin’s SarahPAC Embarrassment: Consultants Are Cashing In

The ex-governor and VP pick railed against political consultants at CPAC. But her latest FEC filings show they took millions of dollars from her in the last election cycle.

Sarah Palin attempted to relaunch her political career and her political action committee, SarahPAC, on Thursday with a Web video called “Loaded for Bear,” which presented the former Alaska governor as the new kingmaker for conservative populists in the GOP.

The video riffed off her speech at CPAC, in which Palin railed against “the big consultants, the big money men, and the big bad media.” But there’s an irony alert ahead: the current stated purpose of SarahPAC is to raise money ahead of the 2014 election—most of which will be spent on conservative consultants.

Don't believe me? Well, this is a perfect time to page through SarahPAC’s Federal Election Commission filings, which—helpfully enough—were just released yesterday.

Seen through the lens of the invaluable Center for Responsive Politics, Palin’s PAC spent $5.1 million in the last election cycle (more than it raised in that time period, raising some questions about Palin’s claims of fiscal responsibility).

But the real news comes when you look at how donors’ money was actually doled out: just $298,500 to candidates. The bulk of the rest of it, more than $4.8 million, went to—you guessed it—consultants.

That’s some seriously hypocritical overhead.
In total, Palin’s PAC spent $980,000 on campaign expenses,$1.3 million on administrative costs (including almost a million dollars on postage), and three-quarters of a million on fundraising. Hidden in all of this—amid the direct mail and the media buys—is consultants’ cut of every dollar spent.

These are the top-line costs of life in PAC era. But the devilish details in expense reports are what makes it really come alive. Palin’s chief PAC consultant, Tim Crawford, pocketed more than $321,000 this election cycle in direct payments alone, according to the documents. Aries Petra Consulting was taking in between $6,000 and $8,000 a month for speechwriting and “grassroots consulting”—something that sounds like an oxymoron, but ended up costing north of $160,000.

C&M Transcontinental racked up $10,000 a month in management consulting, which is hard to imagine for a PAC whose job is simply to raise money and spend it on candidates. Inside SarahPAC, there were consultants for research and consultants for logistics and consultants for issues and on and on and on. It's hard to find any area where consultants weren’t employed.

So when Palin thundered at CPAC that “Now is the time to furlough the consultants, and tune out the pollsters, send the focus groups home and throw out the political scripts, because if we truly know what we believe, we don’t need professionals to tell us”—it was a riff written by speechwriters and informed by all tools she tried to diss.

Continued:

DITCH MITCH
Justice Dale

Wichita, KS

#91423 Apr 1, 2013
Hot C_2036 wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, he plays one on TV...guess that'll have to do for both of us until Hillary becomes a Muslim Kenyan in 2016
Fantasies don't count.
Repukes

Campbellsville, KY

#91424 Apr 1, 2013
Continued:

Follow the money in politics and you get a glimpse of the truth. Sarah Palin wants to be a defender of the middle class while chartering $27,000 private plane flights and burning through enough cash on consultants to feed a small village for a year or two. As much as advancing a political cause, SarahPAC seems to be a lifestyle play, propping up an expensive ideological entourage.

Also buried in the report are signs of Palin’s decreasing popularity, which may explain the anxiety to raise a new round of cash now. Because the vast majority of the money she raised for SarahPAC this cycle came in 2011, when there was still feverish expectation that Palin would run for president. When she retreated, the citizen spigot dried up. After raising nearly $6 million in the 2010 Tea Party cycle, Palin’s PAC is down to “just” over $1 million cash on hand. While that’s impressive for a former governor and VP nominee, it’s not the kind of cash flow that a real party leader shows. Now she desperately needs to reload her donor dollars and so the Sarah Palin show is back online, trying to reassert her relevance. But don’t kid yourself—it’s all about the Benjamins.

I feel bad for all the Palin true believers who forked over their hard-won cash only to now find that the vast majority of it went into consultants’ coffers. It’s a reminder of Eric Hoffer’s immortal line that “Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.”

But it’s really only fair to let Sarah Palin have the last word, aiming unintentionally at herself:“If these experts keep losing elections, keep raking in millions, if they feel that strongly about who should run in this party, they should buck up and run or stay in the truck.”

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/03...

“Now is the time to furlough the consultants,...EXCEPT for mine, SARAHPAC. hahahaha

DITCH MITCH
Repukes

Campbellsville, KY

#91425 Apr 1, 2013
Off to meet friends for dinner and a movie. You repukes have fun spinning the truth and ranting.

C, Judgement, countrygirl, etc....keep schooling them. Major entertainment.

If not to late, I will check in for some laughs, I know the A Loser will still be ranting and her socks. Anonymous Troll will still be stealing everyone's name demonstrating how wacko these repukes are. Priceless

DITCH MITCH
Justice Dale

Wichita, KS

#91426 Apr 1, 2013
wtf wrote:
<quoted text>You know nothing about the Constitution you numb nuts.
Says the kettle to the pot!!!
LMAO!!!
Justice Dale

Wichita, KS

#91431 Apr 1, 2013
Hot C_2036 wrote:
<quoted text>
you're 7th generation inbreed stupid...but at least you can still laugh
LMAO!!! I have to laugh at people who don't know what they are talking about!

Since: Dec 11

.

#91434 Apr 1, 2013
Hot C_2036 wrote:
<quoted text>
there are NO BOUNDS to your stupidity
Seems like you ain't the one that gets to interpret the letter, or the spirit of the document, THANK GOD!!(Happy, Lady?)
As citizens of this Constitutional republic it IS our civic duty to interpret and exemplify the sprit of the law...The United States Constitution is "The Supreme Law of the Land"!

When we see our rights usurped or violated (Civil Rights?), it is EVERY Americans civic duty to DISOBEY any unconstitutional authority.

I am saying YOU are either too young to too weak minded to realize this fact.
American Lady

Danville, KY

#91436 Apr 1, 2013
Repukes wrote:
Continued:
Follow the money in politics and you get a glimpse of the truth. Sarah Palin wants to be a defender of the middle class while chartering $27,000 private plane flights and burning through enough cash on consultants to feed a small village for a year or two. As much as advancing a political cause, SarahPAC seems to be a lifestyle play, propping up an expensive ideological entourage.

DITCH MITCH
Some of your CUT for space :)

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Follow the money in politics and you get a glimpse of the truth... said the pUnk!

September 23, 2008
Obama Dollars

Watch the money flow. Obama dollars can tell us a lot.

Senator Obama received more political contribution money from now-collapsed mortgage banks Fannie Mae [Federal National Mortgage Association] and Freddie Mac [Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp] than all but one of the 353 other senators and congressmen who received political contributions from these two entities which were recently taken over by the federal government.

...
Almost unbelievably, but nevertheless true, on September 11, 2001, Mr. Ayers told the New York Times in an interview, "I don't regret setting bombs; I feel we didn't do enough."
...

MORE here:
http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/09/obama_...

People KNEW this in '08 ...
and STILL the 0 made it!

HOW?

LYING lame stream media
did NOT put OUT the TRUTH!
Justice Dale

Wichita, KS

#91437 Apr 1, 2013
Hot C_2036 wrote:
<quoted text>
that's what he said.
Mitt
Did he? I get it, you want the last word!
LMAO!!!
Justice Dale

Wichita, KS

#91438 Apr 1, 2013
Hot C_2036 wrote:
<quoted text>
yuck it up, JD, It's going to get even funnier
LMAO!!! I don't think it can get any funnier.
American Lady

Danville, KY

#91439 Apr 1, 2013
the 0 pastor for Easter Sunday!

You're watching...
Does politics have a place in pulpit?
Pastor's controversial Easter sermon under fire
http://video.foxnews.com/v/2270197761001/does...
American Lady

Danville, KY

#91440 Apr 1, 2013
Aristocles son of Ariston wrote:
<quoted text>
As citizens of this Constitutional republic it IS our civic duty to interpret and exemplify the sprit of the law...The United States Constitution is "The Supreme Law of the Land"!
When we see our rights usurped or violated (Civil Rights?), it is EVERY Americans civic duty to DISOBEY any unconstitutional authority.
I am saying YOU are either too young to too weak minded to realize this fact.
Hi Ari!
Hope You & Yours are Good!
<3
Waiyusotan

Versailles, KY

#91442 Apr 1, 2013
My wife and I were watching WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE while we were in bed. I turned to her and said,Do you want to have sex? No,she said. Is that your final answer? She didn't even look at me this time,simply saying, Yes! So I said,Then I'd like to phone a friend!
Justice Dale

Wichita, KS

#91444 Apr 1, 2013
Hot C_2036 wrote:
<quoted text>
LMAO
no you can have the last word if it makes happy
being 'right' is good enough for me
LMAO!!! That would be OK, if you were.
American Lady

Danville, KY

#91447 Apr 1, 2013
COPIED from another poster!

Reasons Why People Leave Mean Comments

One of the main reasons for people leaving mean comments online is sheer jealousy. The desire and want to attain something you have already accomplished. For instance many well established fashion bloggers are attacked anonymously by up and comers.
http://voices.yahoo.com/reasons-why-people-le...

The TRUTH sometimes "hurts"
BUT ...
It's NOT mean ...

I'm talking about my TRUTH I put on here!

I get MEAN in "barrels" ...
tho!

;0)

That's all right.
I'm TOUGH ...
I can TAKE it :D

Thank you RH ...
for the site :)
American Lady

Danville, KY

#91448 Apr 1, 2013
Lee Poc

Hanoi, Vietnam

#91453 Apr 1, 2013
American Lady wrote:
COPIED from another poster!
Reasons Why People Leave Mean Comments
One of the main reasons for people leaving mean comments online is sheer jealousy. The desire and want to attain something you have already accomplished. For instance many well established fashion bloggers are attacked anonymously by up and comers.
http://voices.yahoo.com/reasons-why-people-le...
The TRUTH sometimes "hurts"
BUT ...
It's NOT mean ...
I'm talking about my TRUTH I put on here!
I get MEAN in "barrels" ...
tho!
;0)
That's all right.
I'm TOUGH ...
I can TAKE it :D
Thank you RH ...
for the site :)
In my country we putt dented head like you to merry merry sleep. America too much liberal pooey.
American Lady

Danville, KY

#91454 Apr 1, 2013
American Lady

Danville, KY

#91455 Apr 1, 2013
Lee Poc wrote:
<quoted text>
In my country we putt dented head like you to merry merry sleep. America too much liberal pooey.
Happy Dyngus Day ...
American Lady

Danville, KY

#91456 Apr 1, 2013

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