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Let Us Weep & Make Sad Sounds : 4 Reasons Why Mitt's Whimpering About Fundraising Is Just More HumbugHumbug wrapped in balderdash
http://mytinyspot.blogspot.com/2012/09/let-us-weep-make-sad-sounds-4-reasons.html#axzz277NLPFg6Humbug wrapped in balderdash... more
In the race for the Republican presidential nomination, only one candidate remains to challenge presumptive nominee Mitt Romney: Texas Rep. Ron Paul.
Even Paul has said he will no longer campaign in states that have yet to hold their primaries. And Paul has always been considered a long shot to win. But that hasn't deterred many of his hard-core supporters, including the Silicon Valley billionaire who has bankrolled the superPAC backing Paul.
Peter Thiel is a venture capitalist, entrepreneur and co-founder of PayPal. He hit the jackpot again when he gave Mark Zuckerberg the money to launch Facebook.
Thiel's half-million dollar Facebook investment is now worth more than $1 billion. His success and his smarts have made him a virtual rock star in Silicon Valley.
Full Story: http://www.npr.org/2012/05/19/153002892/with-eye-on-future-billionaire-investor-bets-on-paulIn the race for the Republican presidential nomination, only one candidate remains to... more
It’s not new to obfuscate political motives by coming up with ludicrous names for things. Bush the Lesser was a master of the craft. Seldom have these ideological splinters in the ass of the nation been clear enough to figure out just what in the hell they means.It’s not new to obfuscate political motives by coming up with ludicrous names... more
http:It’s not new to obfuscate political motives by coming up with ludicrous names for things. Bush the Lesser was a master of the craft. Seldom have these ideological splinters in the ass of the nation been clear enough to figure out just what in the hell they means.//omnipotentpoobah.com/2012/04/23/pick-a-peck-of-pol-pacs/http:It’s not new to obfuscate political motives by coming up with ludicrous... more
Since quitting the Republican presidential primary race, Cain has been releasing videos for his PAC, S.O.S. (Sick of Stimulus), and each one has been more gruesome than the previous. He killed a goldfish, sacrificed some cute bunnies, and now he’s using a farmer being eaten alive by chickens to symbolize “the average American taxpayer feeding big government.”
http://veracitystew.com/?p=33615Since quitting the Republican presidential primary race, Cain has been releasing... more
Tea Party Express Does Not Answer Questions About Donations From Texas Doctor Jacques Roy, Alleged Medicare Fraud KingpinI wonder why?
Chalk up a small mystery being solved. This week, in the midst of all the debt ceiling rangeling and fall out there was a little bit of odd news. It came out that Mitt Romney’s super PAC, Restore Our Future, had received a donation of $1 million dollars.Chalk up a small mystery being solved. This week, in the midst of all the debt ceiling... more
Según el analista de MetAnálisis, la ausencia de vendedores fue lo que permitió el repunte del IPC. No obstante, será necesario que aumente la demanda para mantener la recuperación de los precios.Según el analista de MetAnálisis, la ausencia de vendedores fue lo que... more
El alza en los precios del petróleo como resultado de la crisis que vive Libia pone en riesgo la inflación, y con ello la posibilidad de incrementos en la tasas de interés, lo que nuevamente amenazaría al crecimiento económico global.El alza en los precios del petróleo como resultado de la crisis que vive Libia... more
David Spates shows and talks The Halo game character coiming to life and flying around London Trafalgar Square with a jetpack.David Spates shows and talks The Halo game character coiming to life and flying around... more
At least 25 “super PACS,” including one linked to Karl Rove, are fueling a surge in money for this year’s elections following the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down limits on corporate campaign spending.
These political action committees can take unlimited company, union and individual donations and explicitly urge voters to support or oppose candidates, unlike ordinary PACs and nonprofit groups. Like other PACs, they must register with the Federal Election Commission and disclose donors.
“They can say whatever they want politically in the advertising,” said Michael Toner, a former FEC chairman who’s among the lawyers dubbing them super PACs. “It’s very liberating.”
American Crossroads, a group advised by Rove, a top adviser to former President George W. Bush, said it has raised more than $17 million. That includes $1 million from Dixie Rice Agricultural Corp., a company led by Harold Simmons, also the chairman of Dallas-based Titanium Metals Corp. A trust controlled by Jerrold Perenchio, former chairman of New York- based Univision Communications Inc., also gave $1 million.
That may be just the beginning. American Crossroads also has an issue-advocacy group that doesn’t have to disclose donors, and it won’t say how much of the $52 million it plans to raise in this campaign will go toward that effort. Other groups aren’t even registering as PACs and will be able to spend millions on ads without disclosing their contributors as long as they steer clear of expressly advocating for or against a candidate.
‘Flood’ of Ads
Americans are “seeing a flood of attack ads run by shadowy groups with harmless-sounding names,” President Barack Obama, whose Democratic Party is vulnerable to losses in the midterm balloting, said in his Aug. 21 weekly address. “We don’t know who’s behind these ads and we don’t know who’s paying for them.”
The new super PACs emerge as spending is already surpassing past midterm elections. As of late last month, outside groups and the political parties had spent $150 million on ads, up $41 million from the same period in 2006, said Evan Tracey at Kantar Media’s Campaign Media Analysis Group in Arlington, Virginia.
The Supreme Court in January ruled against prohibitions on corporate campaign spending, allowing companies to use their treasuries to support or oppose candidates. The FEC sanctioned the new PACs on July 22, saying that because of the court decision, “there is no basis to impose contribution limits” on committees that spend money independently of candidates. Most won’t have to disclose contributors until mid-October.
Toner, who now heads the election law practice at Bryan Cave LLP in Washington, said he wouldn’t be surprised if the new PACs alone spend $50 million or more during this campaign. “As we get into the primetime season, we’re going to see a major increase in the number of these super PACs,” he said.
Of the 25 super PACS, at least nine lean Republican and 10 Democratic. There may also be dozens more that haven’t formally outlined their plans to the FEC, said Mary Brandenberger, an agency spokeswoman.
The super PACs include new units of established groups such as the Club for Growth, which supports lower taxes and favors Republicans, and the League of Conservation Voters, which primarily backs Democrats.
American Crossroads may be the biggest. Rove and former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie serve as fundraisers and informal advisers for the group, headed by former Republican chairman Mike Duncan.
American Crossroads spent $454,342 last month to support Republican Rob Portman’s Ohio Senate bid. Its nonprofit arm released new ads on Sept. 2 as part of a $3 million buy targeting four Democrats: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, Senator Michael Bennet of Colorado and Senate nominees Jack Conway in Kentucky and Robin Carnahan in Missouri.
Rove didn’t respond to requests for comment.
“You’ll see more money spent on the Republican side,” said Larry Noble, a former FEC general counsel and a lawyer with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in Washington.
Some super PACs are being started by groups that ran 527 organizations, which can take unlimited donations yet can’t explicitly say “vote for” or “vote against” a candidate.
Those 527 groups, named after the section of the tax code that governs them, also included Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, which went after Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry in 2004.
Swift Boat Veterans, League of Conservation Voters, Club for Growth and eight other groups later ran into trouble with the FEC for backing candidates, drawing more than $3 million in fines.
Spending by federal 527s declined to $244 million in 2008 from $439 million in 2004, according to the Washington-based Center for Responsive Politics.
The new PACs allow corporations to participate in a more targeted way with “a truly effective ad,” said Trevor Potter, a former FEC chairman who runs the political activities law practice at Caplin & Drysdale in Washington.
“You don’t have to do those kinds of commercials where it says, ‘Call so-and-so,’” said Tony Massaro, the conservation group’s senior vice president for political affairs. “This allows straightforward communication with voters.”http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/data?pid=avimage&iid=iRmWD_SS7MuE At least 25... more
Hawaii Democratic Sen. Daniel Inouye has long been a powerful booster of defense industry giants like Lockheed Martin, repeatedly helping out the $40 billion company throughout his long career in Congress.
But the relationship has been far from a one-way street.
A lobbyist for Lockheed Martin has bundled scores of smaller donations, directing tens of thousands of dollars into Inouye’s campaign war chest, according to his latest campaign finance reports.
Inouye’s situation is hardly unique. Even as President Barack Obama vows to take on special interests, lobbyists continue to bundle millions in donations for lawmakers, often when they have a direct stake in the lawmakers’ policy portfolio.
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0210/33016.htmlHawaii Democratic Sen. Daniel Inouye has long been a powerful booster of defense... more
Enter The Horror & Fantasy Collection [ http://bit.ly/79wXXQ ] featuring 62 monsters, 35 vampires and 51 various icons of the undead. Altogether adding up to a staggering 149 icons to roll up, take to work, and kill productivity for an entire day. The piece itself is printed in 2 colors, screened on a 14"x36" sheet of 140lb or 80lb black poster stock. Get for the film nerd in your life (or yourself!) and watch everyone pore over all the icons for literally hours while trying to name each and every one.Enter The Horror & Fantasy Collection [ http://bit.ly/79wXXQ ] featuring 62... more
It’s official. The Blue Dog’s fundraising slowdown was not just a symptom of the dog days of summer. Newly released public disclosure forms indicate that over September, the coalition’s PAC took in its smallest monthly total yet this year.
Our analysis of the fiscally conservative and increasingly influential Blue Dog Coalition and its funding noted that the group’s political action committee had averaged more than $176,000 in receipts from other PACs over the first half of 2009. Their monthly haul dropped to a surprisingly low $27,000 in July, rebounded somewhat in August, and but then dropped again to just $12,500 in September.
That September money came from just three donations — $5,000 from accounting and professional services giant Ernst & Young’s PAC, $2,500 from the Food Marketing Institute PAC, and $5,000 from the National Rifle Association of America Political Victory Fund.
After raising $1.1 million from January to June, the committee raised less than $87,000 between July and September — less than it brought in during any one of the preceding five months. And in just three months, the Blue Dog PAC’s monthly fundraising average dropped by more than $50,000 — probably not the sort of fiscal conservatism the 52-member coalition was hoping for.It’s official. The Blue Dog’s fundraising slowdown was not just a symptom... more
HELENA - Until two weeks ago, the sleepy race to select Montana's next chief justice of the Supreme Court was shaping up to be a lot like high court races of the past.
Scholarly. Buttoned-up. In parts, even forgettable.
But earlier this month, a public action committee started by state Sens. John Cobb, R-Augusta, Dan Weinberg, D-Whitefish, and Susan Good Geise, a former chairwoman of the Montana Republican Party, put candidate Mike McGrath, Montana's attorney general, directly in their crosshairs.
The group, which calls itself Montanans for Fairness Not Politics, alleges that as attorney general, McGrath sidestepped justice in favor of political expediency. The group is critical of how McGrath handled an investigation into the state's former and now discredited hair analysis expert, Arnold Melnikoff. HELENA - Until two weeks ago, the sleepy race to select Montana's next chief... more
On fact we do know... We just know McCain wasn't the man behind this shit.
The rest to me, kinda confusing.
I am sure any die hard liberal can clear this up in less than than a sentence, or better yet less than one complete English word. (yeah I've seen that here, and it's funny). I have complete faith in you guys to tell us that Obama is still the God we are looking for to save the world.
Make this very CLEAR (No I don't think McCain is. But the following for McCain is quite different. You wouldn't know that, because you have never allowed yourselves to be exposed to what is actually happening. Not that I care. I don't. I used to, now... I think it's sad. Today, for Liberals, I have no opinion, none at all.)
But CBS News wasn't confused.
CBS News' Michelle Levi reports that a PAC called Our Country Deserves Better is now running an ad that is essentially a compilation of most of the character and association attacks made against Barack Obama throughout the year.
The ad, "Obama's Wrong Values," began running Sunday night in Reno, Nevada and has since expanded across the state. The group plans to air the spot in Colorado starting tomorrow and run it in Michigan – where McCain has pulled his advertising – by the end of the week.
According to a PAC spokesman, the group has already spent just under $100,000 in Nevada and Colorado to run the spot. The group said its budget in Michigan is "$500,000 or higher." It said it has plans to expand to Ohio and Pennsylvania, adding that its funding comes largely from a large number of small donors.
The anti-Obama group says it is kicking off a two week "Stop Obama Tour," which will include rallies, starting tomorrow.
According to its web site, the group has one objective: "to defeat Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election."
They promise they "won’t be subtle or vague - America’s future is at stake, and it’s time someone stood up to Barack Obama and told the American people why this man cannot, and must not, serve as our next Commander-in-Chief."
The 30 second spot opens with a narrator saying "Barack Obama seems to have different values from most Americans." As he says this, the Democratic nominee is spotlighted without his hand on his heart during the Pledge of Allegiance.
"His supporters put up Cuban flags with the murderous leftist Che Guevara in Obama's campaign offices," the narrator continues. "Obama's campaign received $33,000 in illegal donations from Palestinians living in the Middle East. A top official of the terrorist group Hamas endorsed Obama's campaign. And who can forget these hateful sermons from Obama's pastor of over 20 years."
At this point, Rev. Jeremiah Wright is shown saying "God Damn America."
Enjoy your liberal media reporting on Obama. As I said, it's confusing. WTF is going on there?On fact we do know... We just know McCain wasn't the man behind this shit. The... more