GOTP

Gardner, MA

#515 Nov 15, 2013
Teapublicons are suckers, poorer now, still suckers!

Tea Party Group Raises Millions To Unseat GOP, Then Exposed As Scam

The Tea Party assault on the Republican Party is in full swing… or is it? Earlier this month, the Tea Party Leadership Fund ran an ad attacking the GOP, calling them ‘traitors.’ Following this, they put up this webpage, which is pictured below.

But, in study of the group and its activities, one finds that while they have raised millions, they spent only $52,000 on candidates in the last election cycle, and only $154,172 in total for political activity. Yet, almost all of the money they have raised, has been spent.

Where has the Tea Party Leadership Fund spent all of its money?

Going over the groups federal filings, the group spends most of its money on other organizations, such as DB Capitol Strategies, PLLC, run by Dan Backer. Dan Backer, it turns out, is the Treasurer of the Tea Party Leadership Fund. Over, and over again, the fund is issuing payments to organizations run by the members who run it. In other words, the whole fund is a money making scam put together by con artists exploiting the dim witted.

People are being scammed by those seeking to exploit their rage. The money donated goes into the pockets of those who merely see them as tools, something to be exploited. The people behind the Tea Party Leadership Fund are using what Think Progress has called a “gimmick” to pad their own fortunes. It would almost be ironic if it were not so tragic.

A get-rich scam targeting the impotent rage created by right-wing media.

The money being raised by the Tea Party Leadership Fund will likely never create any impact in the 2014 mid-term races. They will spend a token amount to claim that they have supported some candidates, but the lions share (over 90% based on past expenditures) will go into the pockets of those running the organization.

The organization tapped into the right-wing hysteria generated by organizations such as Fox News. Their message is carefully crafted to ensure maximum impact on the easily misled. They tap into misinformation and deceit, and use that to divorce the gullible from their money.

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/11/15/tea-p ...
Factivist

Leominster, MA

#517 Nov 15, 2013
GOTP wrote:
And the Sabotage campaign continues, morally bankrupt teapublicans continue apace!
"Of all the things conservatives have done to sabotage and derail the Affordable Care Act, and is this a long list – nothing seems quite as offensive as the right’s campaign to encourage those without coverage to stay uninsured, on purpose, to advance an ideological cause.
Conservatives launched organized efforts to convince the uninsured to voluntarily “refuse to enroll”– because if fewer people participate in the system, costs would soar, and in theory the system could become unsustainable. Struggling families will of course be completely screwed in this scenario, but for the right, that’s a small price to pay – and a sacrifice they’re willing to see others make.
Eric Lach, referencing a report from the Alaska Dispatch, noted yesterday that the campaign is still very much underway. Indeed, it appears far-right Floridians are now lobbying Alaskans to stay uninsured on purpose.
The websites, dontenrollalaska.org and knowthefactsalaska.org , strike different tones and do not identify their creators, but they share similar layouts and were created on the same day in September. Facebook pages for both groups were also created on the same day, and, according to the Dispatch, television ads for both groups have been running during the same commercial breaks in Alaska.
And while the websites don’t identify the creators or backers of either group, a representative from the Alaska chapter of the Koch brothers-backed Americans for Prosperity told the Dispatch that a group called the Foundation for Government Accountability was “directly involved” in both websites.
Based in Naples, Fla., the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit that “promotes public policies that achieve limited, constitutional government and a robust economy that will be an engine for job creation across the states.” One of the foundation’s directors is Robert Levy, the chairman of the board of the Cato Institute, the Washington, D.C. think tank with a long and complicated relationship with the Koch brothers.
Even by the standards of contemporary conservatism, there’s something morally bankrupt about wealthy far-right forces targeting struggling Americans and telling them to go without access to basic health – on purpose – apparently because they don’t like the president.
The debate over health care reform has never been especially responsible or high-minded, but this is uniquely ugly.
Indeed, freshman Sen. Angus King, a mild-mannered independent from Maine, recently expressed his understandable contempt for those behind schemes like these.
“That’s a scandal – those people are guilty of murder in my opinion,” King told Brian Beutler in September.“Some of those people they persuade are going to end up dying because they don’t have health insurance. For people who do that to other people in the name of some obscure political ideology is one of the grossest violations of our humanity I can think of.”
Now there's everyones favorite ranting psycho. Did anyone bother to read your stupid rant? No! But everyone will agree that you are full of shit.

Say after me 'Obamacare is a failure'.

Obama himself admits it.
GOTP

Gardner, MA

#518 Nov 15, 2013
Factivist wrote:
<quoted text>Now there's everyones favorite ranting psycho. Did anyone bother to read your stupid rant? No! But everyone will agree that you are full of shit.
Say after me 'Obamacare is a failure'.
Obama himself admits it.
It's like in the first inning numbnuts.

BTW:

That's cute except for one thing, YOU'RE the one who trotted around GOTP for me never realizing until O told you, that you had been handed the fish hook and you put in in your mouth all by yourself!!

That's about as stupid as you can get, the fish who put himself on the hook!!!!
Factivist

Leominster, MA

#520 Nov 15, 2013
GOTP wrote:
<quoted text>
It's like in the first inning numbnuts.
BTW:
That's cute except for one thing, YOU'RE the one who trotted around GOTP for me never realizing until O told you, that you had been handed the fish hook and you put in in your mouth all by yourself!!
That's about as stupid as you can get, the fish who put himself on the hook!!!!
Clearly I'm not that stupid.

Lynch

Framingham, MA

#521 Nov 15, 2013
Heard renee and Noonan are having an affair
GOTP

Leominster, MA

#522 Nov 16, 2013
GOTP wrote:
<quoted text>
It's like in the first inning numbnuts.
BTW:
That's cute except for one thing, YOU'RE the one who trotted around GOTP for me never realizing until O told you, that you had been handed the fish hook and you put in in your mouth all by yourself!!
That's about as stupid as you can get, the fish who put himself on the hook!!!!
When I see people writing stupid posts I like to use their moniker to write something to expose how idiotic they are.

So it's only the first inning? We are already out over 600 million and we still haven't had a hit. How many more millions do we have to spend to at very least hit another foul ball?
GOTP

Leominster, MA

#523 Nov 16, 2013
How much of a mess is it now? Insurance companies are saying WTF? We have already spent a ton of money changing every policy to meet the Presidents guidlines but now he changed his mind and we have to spend millions to change things back.

That's called quality leadership folks.
GOTP

Gardner, MA

#525 Nov 18, 2013
GOTP wrote:
<quoted text>When I see people writing stupid posts I like to use their moniker to write something to expose how idiotic they are.
So it's only the first inning? We are already out over 600 million and we still haven't had a hit. How many more millions do we have to spend to at very least hit another foul ball?
Took you ma pretty long time to come up with this jistification tool, sorry, you were schooled and tooled by me straight up! You're a sucker idiot who puts the hook in his own mouth.

You're a copycat simpleton who can't come up with his own ideas!!!
GOTP

Gardner, MA

#526 Nov 18, 2013
GOTP wrote:
How much of a mess is it now? Insurance companies are saying WTF? We have already spent a ton of money changing every policy to meet the Presidents guidlines but now he changed his mind and we have to spend millions to change things back.
That's called quality leadership folks.
Ask yoursekf this idiot boy, did Insurance companies HAVE to cancel their policies or could they have kept them and added the new coverages?

The ACA didn't cancel even one policy, Insurance companies did that.

They could have helped and made the transition much easier and smoother but they didn't, now you're all poor poor insurance companies? Give me a break, if they were smarter and less greedy, they wouold have made the transition happen smoothly and simply taken in millions of new customers but instead they focussed on selling junk plans to idiots while BOTH the idiot custoemrs and the insurance companies knew they would not be able to keep those useless policies.
GOTP

Gardner, MA

#527 Nov 18, 2013
"We are already out over 600 million"

And BTW, if you'd like to discuss wasting money, hundreds of million spent to get 35 or more million people covered by insurance or spending 24 billion in 2 weeks for a hissy fit.

We know who holds the winning wasteful category and it's you, the Teabagger contingent.
Just Facts

United States

#528 Nov 18, 2013
So, which is it Mr. President?

http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/16/opinion/cupp-ob...
GOTP

Gardner, MA

#529 Nov 18, 2013
Just Facts wrote:
So, which is it Mr. President?
http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/16/opinion/cupp-ob...
It's still the same old rightwing noise machine of BS Factless...

"S.E. Cupp is co-host of the new "Crossfire," which airs weekdays at 6:30 p.m. ET on CNN. She is also the author of "Losing Our Religion: The Liberal Media's Attack on Christianity," co-author of "Why You're Wrong About the Right," a columnist at the New York Daily News and a political commentator for Glenn Beck's "The Blaze."

Crossfire, the new one, same as the old one, gives such super high integrity people like Newt Gingrich a platform in main stream media!!!!!

CNN is trying to out bad Faux Snews, no wonder you're going there too!

Just Facts

United States

#530 Nov 18, 2013
Geeze....the thing I find interesting is you rag on Fox News and anything posted by Fox as not being worthy of news.

Now, something is found on CNN, and your response of course is that CNN cannot be trusted to deliver appropriate news either.

What a shock coming from you, but we all know you're full of shit.

have a nice Monday!!
GOTP

Gardner, MA

#531 Nov 18, 2013
Just Facts wrote:
Geeze....the thing I find interesting is you rag on Fox News and anything posted by Fox as not being worthy of news.
Now, something is found on CNN, and your response of course is that CNN cannot be trusted to deliver appropriate news either.
What a shock coming from you, but we all know you're full of shit.
have a nice Monday!!
Well, let's see how your Monday is going

Started out trying to out Driberal Hate Ann Coulter by posting a 1997 diatribe listed as a commencement speech only, it's a LIE cause it was never delivered on a college campus!!

Then, you moved to S.E. Cupp and then new Crossfire on CNN!!!!!

"It's still the same old rightwing noise machine of BS Factless...

"S.E. Cupp is co-host of the new "Crossfire," which airs weekdays at 6:30 p.m. ET on CNN. She is also the author of "Losing Our Religion: The Liberal Media's Attack on Christianity," co-author of "Why You're Wrong About the Right," a columnist at the New York Daily News and a political commentator for Glenn Beck's "The Blaze."

Some part of THAT background gives you the impression that she is objective and not pure partisan?

A lie followed by another lie, great start to the week!
GOTP

Leominster, MA

#532 Nov 18, 2013
I'll tell you how my Monday morning went. I tend to stick small objects up my nose and then I go to the emergency room because I like the attention.

Well out of respect for Bill Clinton I tried to stuff a saxophone up my nose at around 5 a.m.

Seeing as that I couldn't drive with a saxophone stuck up my nose I just played the blues and threw darts at my Sarah Palin poster.
GOTP

Leominster, MA

#534 Nov 18, 2013
GOTP wrote:
<quoted text>
Ask yoursekf this idiot boy, did Insurance companies HAVE to cancel their policies or could they have kept them and added the new coverages?
The ACA didn't cancel even one policy, Insurance companies did that.
They could have helped and made the transition much easier and smoother but they didn't, now you're all poor poor insurance companies? Give me a break, if they were smarter and less greedy, they wouold have made the transition happen smoothly and simply taken in millions of new customers but instead they focussed on selling junk plans to idiots while BOTH the idiot custoemrs and the insurance companies knew they would not be able to keep those useless policies.
Um yeah ok. I will answer the question did Insurance companies HAVE to cancel policies under Obamas new law? Yes!
GOTP

Gardner, MA

#535 Nov 18, 2013
On Friday, The Hill published an interesting item noting that when it comes to this Congress and next year’s midterms, House Republicans are focused on their hatred of the Affordable Care Act “and little else.”


Nearly midway through the 113th Congress, House Republicans don’t have much to show for their majority. Party leaders this week signaled they will punt on two of the major items that began the year at the top of its agenda: immigration and tax reform.



And while the GOP has focused all year on highlighting problems with President Obama’s healthcare law, a vote on a replacement for ObamaCare is nowhere in sight.

And yet, Republicans seem oddly confident about their political standing just a month after their government-shutdown fiasco. Congressional Republicans have no legislative accomplishment, no policy agenda to speak of, and no interest in tackling popular measures, many of which have already passed the Senate.



But, GOP officials insist, they have their opposition to “Obamacare,” and may not need anything else.



At a certain level, the party’s preoccupation is understandable. On nearly every issue on the national policy landscape, the Republican position is wholly at odds with that of the American mainstream. On immigration, minimum wage, gun violence, marriage, etc., the GOP position is the minority position.



But at least as a package, the Affordable Care Act is unpopular (polling on the law’s individual provisions show broad public support for what the law does, if not the law itself). So long health care reform is the dominant issue, and Republicans can say,“You don’t like Obamacare and neither do we,” the party thinks it can get by without accomplishments, agendas, or public support on any other issue. GOP officials even believe this can help them overcome demographic challenges.



There’s some empirical evidence that this hasn’t worked so far, but the GOP remains hopeful anyway.



Chris Cillizza makes the case that Republicans are making a mistake assuming “the problems with Obamacare [are] a panacea for all that ails the party.”



“Republicans need to understand that their political problems are neither tactical nor transitory,” said Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.).“They are structural and demographic. The hard truth is the GOP coalition constitutes a shrinking portion of the electorate. To change that daunting reality, Republicans must appeal to groups that are currently outside their ranks or risk becoming a permanent minority.”



Many in the party, struggling to think ahead, believe their appeal will broaden by promising to take away Americans’ health care benefits, replacing the system with a reform rival they can neither explain nor identify. We'll see how that works out for them.

OR

You can pivot to Driberals are bad and GOTP good diatribes!!!!!!
GOTP

Gardner, MA

#536 Nov 18, 2013
When Republican Rodney Alexander resigned from Congress a few months ago, there wasn’t any real doubt that his Louisiana district would remain in GOP hands. The only question was which Republican would replace him in Louisiana’s ruby-red 5th district.



State Sen. Neil Riser (R) looked like he’d win easily – he received endorsements from Alexander, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, the NRA, and nearly all of Louisiana’s Republican congressional delegation. But then the votes were tallied in Saturday’s run-off election, and Vance McAllister (R), a first-time candidate, crushed Riser by nearly 20 points.



In terms of the national significance, there’s one key takeaway from the results.


While some thought the all-Republican runoff would be marked by each candidate running to the far right of every issue, McAllister took leave of the usual party line during a debate last week by coming out in support of optional Medicaid expansion offered under the Affordable Care Act.



McAllister said he disagreed with Gov. Bobby Jindal’s decision not to accept the expansion because of the economic make-up of the 5th District.[…]



Riser blasted McAllister for the admission, issuing an ad stating “a vote for Vance McAllister is a vote for Obamacare.”

Exactly. A vote for McAllister was a vote for Obamacare, and in this extremely Republican district, McAllister won in a landslide against the Republican establishment’s hand-picked candidate.



In fairness, it’s worth emphasizing that Rep.-elect McAllister didn’t exactly run as a progressive on health care – the Republican said he’d prefer to repeal the Affordable Care Act. But he nevertheless stuck to a fairly pragmatic line and told the far-right what it didn’t want to hear – repealing the entirety of the law is unrealistic and Medicaid expansion in Louisiana is a sensible move, even if Bobby Jindal pretends otherwise.



In this district, that was a risky move, and it led Riser and his allies to make the race a referendum over health care. And then McAllister won by about 20 points anyway.



National Republicans would be wise to take note. For many in the party, grunting “Obamacare bad!” is a sure-fire recipe for electoral success. Indeed, GOP leaders have started to think it’ll be easy – tie rival candidates to the controversial health care law, watch voters recoil, and wait for the landslide victories to commence.



Reality seems to be pointing in a different direction. Two weeks ago, Republicans said Virginia’s gubernatorial race would be “a referendum on Obamacare,” and then Ken Cuccinelli lost. Over the weekend, Republicans said Obamacare would be the deciding factor in Louisiana’s congressional special election, but the hardline candidate easily lost a race he was expected to easily win.



And this, by the way, is when support for health care reform is at its nadir. As healthcare.gov improves, and support grows, these electoral referenda will be more difficult for the GOP, not less.



Looking ahead, the party may need a back-up plan.

Driberals bad, GOTP good!!!

Bumper sticker enough for you? Crayon enough for you? Short enough for you?
Just Facts

United States

#537 Nov 18, 2013
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww........ ..

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/11/18/ob...

Mr. President, are you having trouble even keeping your Obamacrats together?
Just Facts

United States

#538 Nov 18, 2013
Mr. president,

Don't worry....Reality has your back over here in Massachusetts

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