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(The New York Times)   As usual, Democrats use questionable loopholes in the law to unfairly raise a lot of money in their fight against Republicans and Patriotic Independents   (thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com) divider line 15
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2012-10-20 06:54:20 PM  
2 votes:
Three leading Democratic "super PACs" raised more money in September than in any other month this election cycle, officials said, underscoring the growing willingness of wealthy Democrats to bankroll groups whose existence they had long opposed

it's not like we've got a choice - the GOP has no problems raising vast sums of money and using them in all kinds of ways. the Democrats simply have no choice - if they want to stay in the game they've gotta play the game by the same rules.
2012-10-20 06:16:04 PM  
2 votes:

Mentat: Meanwhile, the state of Missouri has been taken over by one man with lots of money.


FyourFA:



Since 2008, when Missouri abolished contribution limits, Mr. Sinquefield has donated more than $20 million to local candidates and political action committees[...]More than half of that money has gone to advance his signature cause: eliminating state and local income taxes in Missouri, a major source of government revenue, and replacing them with sales taxes.

In fairness to Mr. Living-Proof-That-Money-Buys-You-More-America, I don't know how much he actually makes. But isn't it a good guess that if he just saves his $20 million he'd end up paying less in taxes than what he'd end up blowing on somebody else's campaign?
2012-10-20 06:09:13 PM  
2 votes:
www.balloon-juice.com
2012-10-20 06:06:45 PM  
2 votes:
TROLL THREAD.

This one is over before it even began.
2012-10-20 07:18:31 PM  
1 votes:

Delay: Mrtraveler01: Can I just say that selling the LA Times and the Chicago Tribune to News Corp sounds like a terrible, awful, and horrible idea?

Very good, Mr Traveler. Apparently, you can stand erect among other older men. But, there is too much honesty in your post. This is a troll thread.


But you're missing the point.

We're about to sell 2 of our most prestigious journalism institutions...to a foreigner.

/duh duh duhhhhhh
//How was that?
2012-10-20 07:06:28 PM  
1 votes:

Delay: fusillade762: TROLL THREAD.

Yes, Number One. We all understand that. You have noticed how this particular website makes its money. Good.

So, since we all recognize the financials, how about just playing along?


Can I just say that selling the LA Times and the Chicago Tribune to News Corp sounds like a terrible, awful, and horrible idea?

Just look at the abortion that they call the Wall Street Journal these days.
2012-10-20 06:52:24 PM  
1 votes:

apoptotic: GodsTumor: [imageshack.us image 370x273]

Classic Rove tactic...accuse your opponent of what you are guilty of

In the same "I'm rubber, you're glue" tactical vein, Romney's twitter account has been interesting (in the *headdesk* sense) today. He's linking to a petition on his campaign site called "Mr. President, where is your plan?" that claims Obama has no plan "to make the next 4 years different than the last 4", which of course implies that conditions for the past 4 years have been worse than what led up to them. Ironically, the Romney page says "Sign the petition if you agree that we can't afford to give the future to a president with no plan to ensure that it's any different than the past." 

How that text made it onto the site without anyone wondering "hey, couldn't Obama use our own words against us verbatim?", I have no idea.


Romney, what is your plan?

Answer: Obama's failure, derp de derp...
2012-10-20 06:35:26 PM  
1 votes:
Hurrr Democrats are so corrupt...hurrr let's defund PBS like we did ACORN.
2012-10-20 06:31:04 PM  
1 votes:

sno man: farkplug: "As usual" my ass-gray ass!

And seriously, all this substandard trolling has got to stop. Where have all the minds gone? Oh yeah, I forgot about the Republican brain drain. No more William F. Buckley Jr... Now it's Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter.

Give us something to work with, for god's sake!
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There are still sensible Republicans, but they have been muzzled for being too moderate. Think David Frum.


My Fark search engine tells me there hasn't been a link to him since June. Who's been muzzling him? Why do R trolls not engage their brains on occasion? I mean that was four months ago. They've got to engage their brain more than three times a year, surely? Surely? And I don't want sensible so much as BRILLIANT. Sensible is for sad-sacks. We're in the final inning, here.
2012-10-20 06:30:44 PM  
1 votes:

The Great EZE: In fairness to Mr. Living-Proof-That-Money-Buys-You-More-America, I don't know how much he actually makes. But isn't it a good guess that if he just saves his $20 million he'd end up paying less in taxes than what he'd end up blowing on somebody else's campaign?


Does a man with twenty million dollars consider what might make him more money? Hmmm. Can he do a basic cost-benefit analysis? I'm going to guess he can and does.
2012-10-20 06:30:16 PM  
1 votes:
imageshack.us

Classic Rove tactic...accuse your opponent of what you are guilty of
2012-10-20 06:18:47 PM  
1 votes:
"As usual" my ass-gray ass!

And seriously, all this substandard trolling has got to stop. Where have all the minds gone? Oh yeah, I forgot about the Republican brain drain. No more William F. Buckley Jr... Now it's Rush Limbaugh and Ann Coulter.

Give us something to work with, for god's sake!
2012-10-20 06:01:54 PM  
1 votes:
The solution is unilateral disarmament by the Democratic Party. What was the question?
2012-10-20 04:30:00 PM  
1 votes:
Law of Unintended Consequences strikes again.
2012-10-20 02:01:51 PM  
1 votes:
How dare Democrats play by the same rules as Republicans! This is an outrage!

You want questionable tactics? How about Mitt holding fundraisers in foreign countries?
 
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