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(Talking Points Memo)   Your schadenfreude for the day: billionaire donors want to change campaign finance laws because they can't tell if SuperPACs squandered their money   (tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 140
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2012-11-09 10:27:51 AM  
Hint: they did
 
2012-11-09 10:30:35 AM  
"We weren't able to buy an election, so now we care"

Go f*ck yourselves.
 
2012-11-09 10:32:16 AM  
Fools and their money.
 
2012-11-09 10:32:54 AM  
Don't worry, Butthurt Billionaire, your money was spent as intended: funding nonstop negative political ads I either muted or fast-forwarded through.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-11-09 10:47:33 AM  
So if you are a right wing activist you can create a super-PAC and scam billionaires out of millions legally?

Maybe those right wing cranks are not as stupid as they sound.
 
2012-11-09 10:55:19 AM  
In TFA, Friess actually wondered "how many dollars were taken off as fees to the people running them". Politicians and the Supreme Court love their political free-speech-cash so much that they've legalized embezzlement with no enforceable paper trail or tax audit.
 
2012-11-09 11:52:50 AM  

Aarontology: "We weren't able to buy an election, so now we care"

Go f*ck yourselves.


Yup. This.
 
2012-11-09 12:00:23 PM  
Someone call 9-1-1. I'm officially overdosing.
 
2012-11-09 12:17:25 PM  

ToxicMunkee: Don't worry, Butthurt Billionaire, your money was spent as intended: funding nonstop negative political ads I either muted or fast-forwarded through.


And I spent your money by hanging up on every taped robocall that I received from your people.

Shiat, I bet I wiped my ass with fifty bucks of yours the week before the election alone.
 
2012-11-09 12:30:21 PM  

DamnYankees: Someone call 9-1-1. I'm officially overdosing.


My cheek muscles have seriously cramped up now.
 
2012-11-09 12:59:50 PM  
It's a free market. Caveat emptor.
 
2012-11-09 01:00:12 PM  
Nelson.jpg
 
2012-11-09 01:00:13 PM  
I say strike while the iron is hot. Make them put their mouths where their money is.
 
2012-11-09 01:00:53 PM  

Nurglitch: It's a free market. Caveat emptor.


First I giggled. Then I had a sad.
 
2012-11-09 01:01:05 PM  
Wouldn't it be funny if Romney just sucked all the assets out of the Republican party and left the shell for the vultures?

I think that would be funny.
 
2012-11-09 01:01:41 PM  
Friess told the Times he'd ideally like a change to campaign finance rules that would allow donors like him to give their big checks directly to candidates.

You know...bribery.
 
2012-11-09 01:02:12 PM  

vpb: So if you are a right wing activist you can create a super-PAC and scam billionaires out of millions legally?

Maybe those right wing cranks are not as stupid as they sound.


Now that's job creation I can believe in.

/downloading Colbert's PAC-in-a-box kit right now ...
 
2012-11-09 01:02:32 PM  

born_yesterday: I say strike while the iron is hot. Make them put their mouths where their money is.


Ass pennies?
 
2012-11-09 01:02:41 PM  
"You have no idea of the financial structuring of a lot of these outside groups in terms of how much went to the actual delivery of a message," Friess said, "versus how many dollars were taken off as fees to the people running them."

So just blindly cut them a several million dollar check without doing a little research on the PAC itself.

Pardon me while I HAAAhaaahaaaaahaaaahaaaaahaaaaaa!

/dumbass
 
2012-11-09 01:03:05 PM  

Bontesla: Aarontology: "We weren't able to buy an election, so now we care"

Go f*ck yourselves.

Yup. This.


www.hollywoodisburning.com
 
2012-11-09 01:03:55 PM  
I'm guessing this was a very embezzled election, so big donors are probably right to be upset. But f*ck them. Fools and their money were parted.
 
2012-11-09 01:04:21 PM  

Dr.Zom: Wouldn't it be funny if Romney just sucked all the assets out of the Republican party and left the shell for the vultures?

I think that would be funny.


So,Bain it essentially.
 
2012-11-09 01:04:37 PM  
Please imaginary lord, let the republican butthurt never stop. This has been the greatest 4 day stretch in Fark history
 
2012-11-09 01:04:43 PM  
Would someone who is better at writing funny headlines than I am please submit this story and get it greened? I tried, but my headline was not up to the task. I think it's a cool story, and one that would spark a good conversation.
 
2012-11-09 01:05:02 PM  
They want to change the rules because their guy lost. If Romney had won, more laws would have been repealed and the debates would have turned into money fights.
 
2012-11-09 01:05:03 PM  
a banker is up in arms because somebody ran off with their money and now they demand accountability. how ironic.
 
2012-11-09 01:05:54 PM  
Don't worry: Richard Viguerie will be there to skin you next election too, while touting his "openness".

As the line goes from an old Maverick TV show, "The human being is the only animal you can skin more than once."

/They don't call PAC spending "Black Money" for nothing.
 
2012-11-09 01:06:06 PM  
Just put a price tag on the coonting government already.
 
2012-11-09 01:07:17 PM  

ToxicMunkee: Don't worry, Butthurt Billionaire, your money was spent as intended: funding nonstop negative political ads I either muted or fast-forwarded through.


This thread works well with the 'community organizer' thread. I don't think a billionaire wants to pay for a well organized ground game. They want to spend their money and see the results. You can't see thousands of dedicated individuals walking door to door through thousands of neighborhoods so a billionaire doesn't want to spend money on that. They want comercials that echo their views that they can watch. The result are commercials with actors playing the part of a mother acting concerned that a billionaire's taxes might increase.
 
2012-11-09 01:08:07 PM  
you got Bained by Rove.
 
2012-11-09 01:08:09 PM  
i46.tinypic.com
 
2012-11-09 01:08:20 PM  
Reminds me of this d-bag within a group of friends that played texas hold'em one night. I won, and it wasn't even that big of a buy in ($20 iirc), afterwards he pleaded that I give him some of his buy in back and that if he won he would give me some of my money back. I calmly explained to him what 'gambling' meant and if he won I wouldn't have biached.
 
2012-11-09 01:08:49 PM  
A fool and his money...

Go fark yourselves, would-be plutocrats. You wanted the ability to spend near-limitless amounts of money without transparency and accountability to influence a political election, and you got it.
 
2012-11-09 01:09:06 PM  
FEED, MY DARLINGS, FEED!
 
2012-11-09 01:10:03 PM  
It's not the government's job to be regulating businesses. If the SuperPACs are embezzeling money, the free market will put them out of business and less-embezzely ones will take their place
 
2012-11-09 01:10:10 PM  
BWAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH! *wheeze* AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH *cough* AAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHHH!
 
2012-11-09 01:10:13 PM  
Nobody cares that the sleazy assholes you hired to usurp the democratic process swindled you.

You lost. Shut up and start paying your farking taxes.
 
2012-11-09 01:11:35 PM  
The problem, retired mutual fund executive Foster Freiss told The Los Angeles Times for an article published Thursday, has to do with transparency.

littlepoets.files.wordpress.com

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

/douchebags
//yeah, people on the ground who care passionately enough to aid a ridiculously awesomely comprehensive voter data bank in preparation for a ridiculously awesome GOTV effort won. Your millions didn't. Deal with it.
 
2012-11-09 01:11:40 PM  
Hi FARK. It's time for another edition of GOOD IDEA, BAD IDEA.

GOOD IDEA:

"Hey, these SuperPACs are secretive, and neither I nor anyone else has any idea where the money goes..."


BAD IDEA:

"...so let's cut out the middleman because I want to give Brinks Trucks full of cash to my candidate and thus give him an unfair money advantage over everyone else!"

THE END.
 
2012-11-09 01:11:42 PM  

LeroyBourne: Reminds me of this d-bag within a group of friends that played texas hold'em one night. I won, and it wasn't even that big of a buy in ($20 iirc), afterwards he pleaded that I give him some of his buy in back and that if he won he would give me some of my money back. I calmly explained to him what 'gambling' meant and if he won I wouldn't have biached.


That reminds me of my first game of poker with some new "friends". My first hand ended with chorus of "Pot it! Pot it! Pot it!" I was broke after about 5 minutes of play. They gave me some of my money back.

I felt like Warf. Some many cards. Such strange games.
 
2012-11-09 01:12:36 PM  

ModernPrimitive01: Bontesla: Aarontology: "We weren't able to buy an election, so now we care"

Go f*ck yourselves.

Yup. This.

[www.hollywoodisburning.com image 201x201]


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-11-09 01:12:36 PM  
To repeat someone's comment in the Carl Rove day after the election thread. He shouldn't be accepting any rides into the desert or corn fields from his financial backers.

I also found it curious that Stephen Colbert was able to offer 1 Million to teabag Donald Trump a week before the election. Indicating he hardly spent any of it. Though if he needed to pay up for services rendered, I doubt any of the contributors would be upset.
 
2012-11-09 01:13:02 PM  

BMulligan: Would someone who is better at writing funny headlines than I am please submit this story and get it greened? I tried, but my headline was not up to the task. I think it's a cool story, and one that would spark a good conversation.


I'm on it...
 
2012-11-09 01:13:20 PM  

beerrun: "You have no idea of the financial structuring of a lot of these outside groups in terms of how much went to the actual delivery of a message," Friess said, "versus how many dollars were taken off as fees to the people running them."

So just blindly cut them a several million dollar check without doing a little research on the PAC itself.

Pardon me while I HAAAhaaahaaaaahaaaahaaaaahaaaaaa!

/dumbass


That's a savvy investor right there. Prior performance is no guarantee of future success!
 
2012-11-09 01:13:38 PM  

alizeran: [i46.tinypic.com image 470x400]


vegasjessie.files.wordpress.com

/my dad's full time + benefits Big 3 contractor job (that came *back* from India), well, I'm pretty sure that had jack shiat to do with election spending
 
2012-11-09 01:13:40 PM  
Lawdy, lawdy, I do declare I've had too much! Someone fetch my smelling salts, I'm overcome by the vapors of schadenfreude!
 
2012-11-09 01:13:57 PM  
Go ask Turdblossom,
I think he'll know.
 
2012-11-09 01:14:18 PM  
So this guy (and others like him) gave millions of dollars to the PACs to stave-off a few percentage points tax increase? Was he promised returns so huge he'd make the Monopoly Guy look like a Dickensian pauper by comparison if Romney won?
 
2012-11-09 01:15:10 PM  
I'm giddy. Giddy! This week has had nothing but a cavalcade of awesome scrolling past my browser windows.
 
2012-11-09 01:16:00 PM  
Think of it this way, you rich bastards: you could have paid less in taxes and got the same result.

HAW HAW!!
 
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