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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 54
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2012-11-09 01:01:05 PM
10 votes:
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 01:04:37 PM
7 votes:
Please imaginary lord, let the republican butthurt never stop. This has been the greatest 4 day stretch in Fark history
2012-11-09 12:00:23 PM
6 votes:
Someone call 9-1-1. I'm officially overdosing.
2012-11-09 01:10:03 PM
5 votes:
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 01:05:03 PM
4 votes:
a banker is up in arms because somebody ran off with their money and now they demand accountability. how ironic.
2012-11-09 10:55:19 AM
4 votes:
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 02:06:06 PM
3 votes:

Jupiter's Thunder: [www.girlsjustwannahavefunds.com image 300x364]

[us.123rf.com image 400x300]

[www.awesomestories.com image 800x933]

/Hope they kept the receipt


MoneyReOldguy

GOOD ONE!
2012-11-09 01:47:21 PM
3 votes:
Wait, you mean they want some regulation?
2012-11-09 01:16:00 PM
3 votes:
Think of it this way, you rich bastards: you could have paid less in taxes and got the same result.

HAW HAW!!
2012-11-09 01:15:10 PM
3 votes:
I'm giddy. Giddy! This week has had nothing but a cavalcade of awesome scrolling past my browser windows.
2012-11-09 01:11:35 PM
3 votes:
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 01:08:07 PM
3 votes:
you got Bained by Rove.
2012-11-09 12:59:50 PM
3 votes:
It's a free market. Caveat emptor.
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-11-09 10:47:33 AM
3 votes:
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 04:59:19 PM
2 votes:
Don't you see: this was just Karl Rove's version of, "The Producers!"

Step 1: We find the worst play ever written possible candidate.
Step 2: We hire the worst director in town campaign staff imaginable.
Step 3: We raise two four hundred million dollars. ... One for me, one for you. There's a lot of little old ladies rich racist crazies out there!
Step 4: We hire the worst actors in New York and open on Broadway candidates and before you can say
Step 5: We close on Broadway, take our two four hundred million, and go to Rio.
2012-11-09 02:52:25 PM
2 votes:

Muta: 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.


Ha! That's funny to think about. Rich conservatives basically just paid $2billion to have liberal actors pretend to be conservative on tv, then vote for Obama.
2012-11-09 01:53:27 PM
2 votes:
www.sanfranciscosentinel.com

they're coming home...

...and they are going to roost dammit!
2012-11-09 01:39:59 PM
2 votes:
How about a hot, steamy cup of go fark yourselves?
2012-11-09 01:13:40 PM
2 votes:
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 01:09:06 PM
2 votes:
FEED, MY DARLINGS, FEED!
2012-11-09 01:08:20 PM
2 votes:
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 01:02:32 PM
2 votes:

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


Ass pennies?
2012-11-09 01:02:12 PM
2 votes:

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 12:30:21 PM
2 votes:

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


My cheek muscles have seriously cramped up now.
2012-11-09 03:51:31 PM
1 votes:
Watching these billionaires call for regulation to protect the fidelity of their political investments is priceless. I guess the free market is good enough for them when they're huckstering billions of dollars from it, but then all of a sudden when they realized they were the sucker getting hosed by the huckster Karl Rove, it's time for a little government intervention.
2012-11-09 03:04:54 PM
1 votes:

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.


...goddamnit, never before have I wanted to believe a conspiracy theory this much...
2012-11-09 02:37:33 PM
1 votes:
I feel so bad for those poor billionaahahahahah no.
i.imgur.com
2012-11-09 02:29:39 PM
1 votes:
"We want to change a part of the law so we can see what they did with the money, but at the same time, we'd also like to keep the part of the law that says that they don't have to disclose who that money came from."

Well, you're a bunch of rich bastards and the Supreme Court has five assholes on it, so yeah, we can probably get this done for you.
2012-11-09 02:20:15 PM
1 votes:

theorellior: Rwa2play: DamnYankees: Someone call 9-1-1. I'm officially overdosing.

Call another one, same here

/lulz
//holy crap has this been fun

So, what we're looking at here is basically the exact opposite of a waahmbulance. Any ideas for a good term?


Road to awesomesause?
2012-11-09 02:04:25 PM
1 votes:

CapeFearCadaver: /what, I'm supposed to actually RTFAs now?!


how can one keep up? there's a new batch of butthurt coming out every hour for the past three days!

I am so looking forward to going home for Thanksgiving to give some of the hard corr teabagger in-laws a rash of shiate!
2012-11-09 01:58:50 PM
1 votes:

swankywanky: CapeFearCadaver: Wait, you mean they want some regulation?

actually, if you read it, they want even less regulation. essentially they thought that the SC gave them the right to buy off the politicians with a wink-wink. Now they are complaining about the rules that are in the way and want to give a check right to their candidate of choice. so, blatant beyond blatant payoffs.


Ah, even more beautiful. Here's to hoping for the beginning of the end, so I say: Cheers!

/what, I'm supposed to actually RTFAs now?!
2012-11-09 01:54:02 PM
1 votes:

rtaylor92: Please imaginary lord, let the republican butthurt never stop. This has been the greatest 4 day stretch in Fark history


I have gotten shiat for work done this week.
2012-11-09 01:49:18 PM
1 votes:

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


Call another one, same here

/lulz
//holy crap has this been fun
2012-11-09 01:43:40 PM
1 votes:
We thought it was understood that super-citizens would be able to see all of the details of how campaign money is donated and spent. It was only supposed to be the riffraff, the lazy, the idle, the useless scum, the non-job-creators, i.e., the non-billionaires, who were to be told with a truncheon that their role was to STFU and get back to work.

Honestly, we can't imagine how this could not have been understood.

And it's too bad, America, because if we had won, not only would the Romney staffers find their credit cards cancelled, but every single EBT card would be cancelled, every soup kitchen closed, all school loans cut off, and the police would finally have the latitude to protect public order and private property in a way that would let the shiftless idle trust fund hippies know was not compatible with their continued good health.

But now you'll just have to go without that nirvana.
2012-11-09 01:40:41 PM
1 votes:

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

Yep. I stopped watching/listening to any & all political ads after the 2004 election. Spend all you want, jackasses.


It's almost as if these people were so disconnected from reality that they didn't realize how much of the population has DVRs and never watches ANY commercials.
2012-11-09 01:40:20 PM
1 votes:

LeroyBourne: Diogenes: Alternate Headline: Mr. Freeze Laments Quality of Hired Goons

Did you lift that off The Onion? That screams The Onion.


No, but it does seem a bit on the low hanging fruit side. But I do take it as a compliment!
2012-11-09 01:31:16 PM
1 votes:
Alternate Headline: Mr. Freeze Laments Quality of Hired Goons
2012-11-09 01:30:04 PM
1 votes:

jigger: Then buy the damned ads yourself.


But don't you see, then everyone will know who's actually behind the ad. We can't have our beloved job creators held accountable for the disgusting lies they spread. Why do you hate the job creators?
2012-11-09 01:29:55 PM
1 votes:
cdn.chud.com
2012-11-09 01:27:54 PM
1 votes:
I wonder if trickle-down resulted from so many billionaires wasting their money?
2012-11-09 01:18:31 PM
1 votes:
Epic. Butthurt. Epic.
2012-11-09 01:13:38 PM
1 votes:

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 01:12:36 PM
1 votes:
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 01:12:36 PM
1 votes:

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]


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2012-11-09 01:11:42 PM
1 votes:

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 01:11:40 PM
1 votes:
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 01:08:09 PM
1 votes:
i46.tinypic.com
2012-11-09 01:06:06 PM
1 votes:
Just put a price tag on the coonting government already.
2012-11-09 01:03:05 PM
1 votes:

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 01:02:41 PM
1 votes:
"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 12:17:25 PM
1 votes:

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 10:32:54 AM
1 votes:
Don't worry, Butthurt Billionaire, your money was spent as intended: funding nonstop negative political ads I either muted or fast-forwarded through.
2012-11-09 10:30:35 AM
1 votes:
"We weren't able to buy an election, so now we care"

Go f*ck yourselves.
2012-11-09 10:27:51 AM
1 votes:
Hint: they did
 
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