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(The Daily Beast)   Big surprise: SarahPAC is a scam, with most of the money going to fund Sarah Palin's lavish lifestyle. Her donors don't care, either. "I trust her judgment," says one   ( thedailybeast.com) divider line
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2013-08-02 02:49:07 PM  
9 votes:
anything that separates ignorant racists from their money is fine by me. keep it up, Caribou Barbie!
2013-08-02 04:27:10 PM  
7 votes:
Hey, the more retards donate to her, the less they have to donate to Republicans that actually intend to seriously run for anything.
2013-08-02 03:04:48 PM  
6 votes:
The dumbf*cks deserve to be fleeced.
2013-08-02 03:01:29 PM  
5 votes:
Like there was any question of the intellectual capacity of her followers?

/something, something fool, money... something
2013-08-02 08:30:01 PM  
3 votes:

odinsposse: Whenever I read stories like this I always wonder how I can get in on the action. The main problem being I don't think I could hide my contempt like Sarah does.


The other day after reading about North Carolina and their efforts to lower the qualifications of charter school teachers to not needing any degree, I jokingly made a comment to my father saying "I'm going to try to figure out how to get into the NC charter school game, there is money to be made". He looked at me and said "Son, you don't want to make your money from bullshiat."

And that is it right there. Fleecing dumb, naive or mentally challenged people isn't very difficult to do. However most people aren't going to do it because they have some sense of right and wrong, and quite frankly their conscious won't let them do it.
2013-08-02 06:43:56 PM  
3 votes:

Hobodeluxe: Into the blue again: TFerWannaBe: My estimation of Palin's intellect has increased. Fleecing rubes probably isn't that hard, but surely doing it so thoroughly requires some greater than average intelligence.

No it doesn't. It just takes people that are dumber than you.

this


TDS did a really good piece on how she swindles her supporters back in 2011, when Palin was rumored to be running for President.  SarahPAC was sending out pamphlets to her supporters asking them to donate money as a sign of encouragement while she pondered whether or not to run.  Shortly after that, Bristol Palin had an interview on FOX News where they asked her if she knew whether her mom was going to run for the presidency or not, and she answered that the family was already aware of the decision but "some things were best kept in the family".

So, basically, Sarah Palin cashed in on the hype around her presidential bid by asking for contributions for a campaign that she never intended to launch.  There is nothing smart about the way she scams her supporters; they're just actually dumber than she is.
2013-08-02 04:55:52 PM  
3 votes:
Tebaggers are merely slaves on Palin's plantation.
2013-08-02 04:50:07 PM  
3 votes:
I find this more sad than outrageous. She's really not much better than a televangelist.
2013-08-02 04:28:48 PM  
3 votes:

what_now: Small donors, of less than $200, are grouped together in un-itemized donations. Over 75 percent of SarahPAC's donations-$341,556 out of a total of $446,880-were un-itemized.

There are at least 1717 people- and likely thousands more- who have less than $200 to spend on politics, and they gave it to her.

That's...that' s amazing.


While they scream how Obama is stealing their money.
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-08-02 03:32:34 PM  
3 votes:
I would really prefer it go to that than to anything that will help people like her get elected.
2013-08-02 03:09:05 PM  
3 votes:
Small donors, of less than $200, are grouped together in un-itemized donations. Over 75 percent of SarahPAC's donations-$341,556 out of a total of $446,880-were un-itemized.

There are at least 1717 people- and likely thousands more- who have less than $200 to spend on politics, and they gave it to her.

That's...that' s amazing.
2013-08-03 07:58:09 AM  
2 votes:

TFerWannaBe: My estimation of Palin's intellect has increased. Fleecing rubes probably isn't that hard, but surely doing it so thoroughly requires some greater than average intelligence.


That's overselling it a bit. She's the middle age evolution of the cheerleader who convinces the nerdy loser to do her homework for her, claiming she'll one day let him play with her boobs.
2013-08-02 07:06:10 PM  
2 votes:

tenpoundsofcheese: subby, where is the part about the money is being used to support her "lavish lifestyle" ?


FTFA:
"Despite its stated purpose of supporting like-minded candidates, it donated to only one-giving $5,000 to Jason Smith, a conservative Republican backed by the NRA and pro-life groups who won a special election in Missouri's Eighth Congressional District in June by a margin of 67-27.
In contrast, the group spent almost $484,000 on fundraising, research, speechwriting, and high-end travel. This is a comedown from the 2012 cycle, when SarahPAC raised eyebrows for spending more than $4.8 million on consultants while doling out $298,500 to candidates.
The people funding Sarah Palin's lifestyle and entourage were primarily small donors."

/not that the facts matter to you.
2013-08-02 05:10:02 PM  
2 votes:

TFerWannaBe: My estimation of Palin's intellect has increased. Fleecing rubes probably isn't that hard, but surely doing it so thoroughly requires some greater than average intelligence.


No, it just takes ballsiness and a complete lack of shame.
2013-08-02 04:56:39 PM  
2 votes:

Nabb1: I find this more sad than outrageous...


Pretend she's a Liberal. You'll be outraged soon enough.
2013-08-02 04:51:03 PM  
2 votes:
You mean like how Hannity's Freedom Concerts pretty much use up the bulk of their revenue to pay all the "consultants" and office staff? What clued folks in? All of her books of hers that they bought? That a Governor who quit office managed to make millions from a failed VP bid?

She is a wonderful grifter. I can at least respect her determination to not let a sucker keep their money.
2013-08-02 04:45:26 PM  
2 votes:

TFerWannaBe: My estimation of Palin's intellect has increased. Fleecing rubes probably isn't that hard, but surely doing it so thoroughly requires some greater than average intelligence.


Keep in mind, in previous years the single greatest expense her PAC had was purchasing books.  Directly from Sarah Palin's private publisher.
2013-08-02 04:44:28 PM  
2 votes:

dragonfire77: Let it go...the more attention she thinks she's getting, the more she talks....The more she talks, the more she convinces herself she's always right and entitled to whatever she wants...when she does that, she gets in front of the camera and embarrasses herself...The more she embarrasses herself the more attention she thinks she's getting....

It just never stops.  The only way to get her to shut up is to ignore her.


I'm tired of seeing this argument. People like Rush had a core, crazy demographic of followers before he peaked and he'll have one long after he's dead and gone. Same for Palin. Pretending that the detractors are responsible for their ongoing "relevance" is a fundamental misunderstanding of the direction of causation.

Nutjob with a bullhorn ---> %crazy people in a crowd will always be greater than 0 ---> Non-crazy people saying "please shut the hell up, the rest of us can't think straight"
2013-08-02 04:42:04 PM  
2 votes:
$2,500 a month for part time clerical work, what the hell do these women know about the Palins?
2013-08-02 04:37:52 PM  
2 votes:
My estimation of Palin's intellect has increased. Fleecing rubes probably isn't that hard, but surely doing it so thoroughly requires some greater than average intelligence.
2013-08-02 04:35:28 PM  
2 votes:
Birds gotta fly, fish gotta swim, grifters gotta grift.
2013-08-02 04:30:11 PM  
2 votes:
My wife asked me the other day what it was that Sarah Palin was raising money for and that's exactly what I told her. She's raising the money to fund her lifestyle, it's basically a scam.
2013-08-02 04:27:51 PM  
2 votes:
This is what republican "private charity" that they imagine can replace welfare will do.  It will go to their "heroes"
2013-08-02 04:24:05 PM  
2 votes:
Let it go...the more attention she thinks she's getting, the more she talks....The more she talks, the more she convinces herself she's always right and entitled to whatever she wants...when she does that, she gets in front of the camera and embarrasses herself...The more she embarrasses herself the more attention she thinks she's getting....

It just never stops.  The only way to get her to shut up is to ignore her.
2013-08-02 04:23:47 PM  
2 votes:
"I trust her judgment," says one. "Now hold my beer and watch this."
2013-08-02 04:23:46 PM  
2 votes:
2013-08-02 04:23:46 PM  
2 votes:
Who's the more foolish: the fool, or the fool who follows them?
2013-08-02 04:20:59 PM  
2 votes:
That money could go to provide proper health care for dozens of right wing bloggers.
2013-08-02 04:13:48 PM  
2 votes:
I'm going to send a $1 donation in the name of Munchma Quchi.
2013-08-02 04:13:37 PM  
2 votes:

Diogenes: I wonder what it even does or claims to do?


Increases and advances the American freedoms and like such as.
2013-08-02 03:53:25 PM  
2 votes:
I wonder what it even does or claims to do?

I've been getting bombarded with conservative PAC calls lately.  I've had recorded messages from Ann Coulter, Rick Santorum, and Newt Gingrich.  A virtual who's who of conservative losers.  But not one call from Sarah or her PAC.
2013-08-03 12:45:21 PM  
1 vote:
Yet at the same time these fools are writing checks, they are biatchin' to everyone that the poor are sucking them dry.
2013-08-03 08:44:13 AM  
1 vote:
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2013-08-02 10:28:18 PM  
1 vote:
Sevenizgud is it possible we could all be happy if we acknowledge that by definition all political parties are scams and all PACS are scams and they all fleece rubes and the world would be better off if Hillary got the job she deserves som eo from of higher office and sarah got the job she diserves playmate of the year ad then we could all be happy ps i like using minimal grammar and puncuation and random poor spelling makes fme feel like a real fark troll which is saawesome sarah for playmate of the decade
2013-08-02 10:23:14 PM  
1 vote:

Uranus Is Huge!: Also, water is wet and farts are often smelly.


sometimes farts are wet and water is smelly.  Sometimes
2013-08-02 09:59:41 PM  
1 vote:

Delay: The entire Democrat party GOP is a scam. The Democrats Republicans are farking up the House everything in the observable universe, given the chance they will fark up everything in the observable universe a second time, just to show the first time wasn't an accident the Senate and then the presidency move on to farking up everything in other universes of this multiverse. SarahPAC Hillary is sniper fire small tits on a big fat stinky error tarmac in Bosnia.


FTFY
2013-08-02 06:10:02 PM  
1 vote:

dionysusaur: Nabb1: I find this more sad than outrageous. She's really not much better than a televangelist.

Although, there are Federal Laws about how a campaign can spend donations.  Lacking even a GED in law, let alone election finance law, I have to wonder if her hubris might find her in a cell somewhere?

Not that we want to make a martyr of her, but an example, perhaps?


PAC money is not the same as campaign contributions. If I'm not mistaken, everything this PAC did was legal. Immoral? Sure. Unethical? You betcha! But illegal? Not in the least, and as others have said, anything that keeps money from being spent on actual right-wing lunatic tea-party candidates is fine by me.
2013-08-02 06:05:08 PM  
1 vote:

Into the blue again: TFerWannaBe: My estimation of Palin's intellect has increased. Fleecing rubes probably isn't that hard, but surely doing it so thoroughly requires some greater than average intelligence.

No it doesn't. It just takes people that are dumber than you.


this
2013-08-02 05:25:40 PM  
1 vote:

Arkanaut: TFerWannaBe: My estimation of Palin's intellect has increased. Fleecing rubes probably isn't that hard, but surely doing it so thoroughly requires some greater than average intelligence.

No, it just takes ballsiness and a complete lack of shame.


And the total lack of a soul.
2013-08-02 05:19:32 PM  
1 vote:

Nabb1: She's really not much better than a televangelist.


that's exactly what she is. same audience too.
2013-08-02 05:14:49 PM  
1 vote:

theorellior: I found a picture of one of her biggest donors:

[files.doobybrain.com image 500x668]


That picture always cracks me up, just for the look on that woman's face. She could not be prouder to be wearing that shirt. That woman has drained the batteries on her dildo dry, dreaming about Sarah.

I've always wondered though....who's the elf on that guys shirt behind her?
2013-08-02 05:04:49 PM  
1 vote:
I found a picture of one of her biggest donors:

files.doobybrain.com
2013-08-02 05:03:19 PM  
1 vote:
Good.
2013-08-02 04:56:26 PM  
1 vote:
 They spend money on gold when the price is high, behavioral modification "programs", and herbal dick pills. It does not at all surprise me that they are shelling out money for Sarah Palin's political career. I've noticed that the commercials that roll during talk radio says a lot about it's audience.
2013-08-02 04:54:28 PM  
1 vote:
All of the graduates found a dollar bill taped under their chair, courtesy of the former vice-presidential candidate, in order to instill the lesson "You gotta get off your butt to make a buck."

Go fark a moose already. She hasn't done shiat earn the money she's making. I guess this is the definition of irony.
2013-08-02 04:53:43 PM  
1 vote:

Nabb1: I find this more sad than outrageous. She's really not much better than a televangelist.


They both offer false hope and empathy for money; how do you seem them being different?
2013-08-02 04:53:34 PM  
1 vote:

Nabb1: I find this more sad than outrageous. She's really not much better than a televangelist.


Sadder that people are falling for it.  Ideology aside, have some dignity and brains.

Ahhh...I'm just repeating variations of what's already been said.
2013-08-02 04:53:00 PM  
1 vote:
I'm gonna set up a HackPAC, I swear...
2013-08-02 04:50:30 PM  
1 vote:

theorellior: FTA: Following requests from a social-media campaign, the former Alaska governor agreed to speak to Republic High's graduating class of 26. According to the Spokane Spokesman-Review, the speech was a big success, as a crowd of 700 assembled to watch Palin speak. All of the graduates found a dollar bill taped under their chair, courtesy of the former vice-presidential candidate, in order to instill the lesson "You gotta get off your butt to make a buck."

Wow, can't you just feel the warm folksy wisdom just spewing forth?


Ironically, I make multiple times the median wage in my county at a desk job, sitting on my butt all day.

/Check Mate, Palin.
2013-08-02 04:49:25 PM  
1 vote:
where are the fark trolls to defend their queen?
2013-08-02 04:45:36 PM  
1 vote:

TFerWannaBe: My estimation of Palin's intellect has increased. Fleecing rubes probably isn't that hard, but surely doing it so thoroughly requires some greater than average intelligence.


Its Called A laywer
2013-08-02 04:43:50 PM  
1 vote:

theorellior: Wow, can't you just feel the warm folksy wisdom just spewing forth?


Also, like most of Sarah's pearls of wisdom, it smells like ass.
2013-08-02 04:43:30 PM  
1 vote:

Diogenes: theorellior: FTA: Following requests from a social-media campaign, the former Alaska governor agreed to speak to Republic High's graduating class of 26. According to the Spokane Spokesman-Review, the speech was a big success, as a crowd of 700 assembled to watch Palin speak. All of the graduates found a dollar bill taped under their chair, courtesy of the former vice-presidential candidate, in order to instill the lesson "You gotta get off your butt to make a buck."

Wow, can't you just feel the warm folksy wisdom just spewing forth?

Seems pretty weird to me.  It's a handout AND a participation award.  I thought Sarah types hated those things.


I'm not sure.  Let me check what's written on her palm.
2013-08-02 04:42:50 PM  
1 vote:

TFerWannaBe: My estimation of Palin's intellect has increased. Fleecing rubes probably isn't that hard, but surely doing it so thoroughly requires some greater than average intelligence.


No it doesn't. It just takes people that are dumber than you.
2013-08-02 04:40:44 PM  
1 vote:
And, since it's a PAC it's tax exempt, right?

I'm rough on the precise classifications.  But it really would be funny if they were given IRSGate.
2013-08-02 04:40:07 PM  
1 vote:

dragonfire77: Let it go...the more attention she thinks she's getting, the more she talks....The more she talks, the more she convinces herself she's always right and entitled to whatever she wants...when she does that, she gets in front of the camera and embarrasses herself...The more she embarrasses herself the more attention she thinks she's getting....

It just never stops.  The only way to get her to shut up is to ignore her.


No way! Sarah is actually doing us a service - she demonstrates what's wrong with the GOP, separates suckers from money they would otherwise spend on viable Republican candidates, and provides endless hours of free entertainment.
2013-08-02 04:39:23 PM  
1 vote:

theorellior: FTA: Following requests from a social-media campaign, the former Alaska governor agreed to speak to Republic High's graduating class of 26. According to the Spokane Spokesman-Review, the speech was a big success, as a crowd of 700 assembled to watch Palin speak. All of the graduates found a dollar bill taped under their chair, courtesy of the former vice-presidential candidate, in order to instill the lesson "You gotta get off your butt to make a buck."

Wow, can't you just feel the warm folksy wisdom just spewing forth?


Seems pretty weird to me.  It's a handout AND a participation award.  I thought Sarah types hated those things.
2013-08-02 04:37:39 PM  
1 vote:

dragonfire77: Let it go...the more attention she thinks she's getting, the more she talks....The more she talks, the more she convinces herself she's always right and entitled to whatever she wants...when she does that, she gets in front of the camera and embarrasses herself...The more she embarrasses herself the more attention she thinks she's getting....

It just never stops.  The only way to get her to shut up is to ignore her.


Given that she's diverting money that might otherwise go into a real race, I think I want to hear her speak more.
2013-08-02 04:36:35 PM  
1 vote:
FTA: Following requests from a social-media campaign, the former Alaska governor agreed to speak to Republic High's graduating class of 26. According to the Spokane Spokesman-Review, the speech was a big success, as a crowd of 700 assembled to watch Palin speak. All of the graduates found a dollar bill taped under their chair, courtesy of the former vice-presidential candidate, in order to instill the lesson "You gotta get off your butt to make a buck."

Wow, can't you just feel the warm folksy wisdom just spewing forth?
2013-08-02 04:36:21 PM  
1 vote:
Congratulations on discovering the true nature of most "non-profits", "not-for-profits" and "charities" - which is to enrich those who run them.
2013-08-02 04:35:42 PM  
1 vote:
Once her pac dries up I wonder if she will end up on here
2013-08-02 04:33:58 PM  
1 vote:
On the plus side, at least it keeps them from spending money on conservative causes that might actually influence elections.
2013-08-02 04:33:46 PM  
1 vote:

codergirl42: What exactly are these consultants? Hair consultants? Wardrobe coordinators? PR firms? If she's not investing in political candidates they aren't political consultants.


Bristol Palin.
2013-08-02 04:33:44 PM  
1 vote:
Also, water is wet and farts are often smelly.
2013-08-02 04:31:39 PM  
1 vote:
What exactly are these consultants? Hair consultants? Wardrobe coordinators? PR firms? If she's not investing in political candidates they aren't political consultants.
2013-08-02 04:30:08 PM  
1 vote:
that's it i'm starting a Super PAC..not sure what its going to support, but i figure if i just make sure I drop the words "socialism" "muslim" "real American" and "praise jesus" it will make me money.  Anyone know if the Kochs are looking to fund a "reformed" liberal who found the bible of John Calvin?
2013-08-02 04:22:06 PM  
1 vote:
This must be a real-life example of spending all the money on "hookers and blow, and the rest was wasted."
2013-08-02 04:21:50 PM  
1 vote:
A retarded, backwards, racist fool and his money...
2013-08-02 03:36:06 PM  
1 vote:

PC LOAD LETTER: Absolutely nothing should happen to her. I am perfectly fine with this arrangement.


I too am full in favor of processes that increases the distances between currency and fools that possess it.
2013-08-02 03:10:27 PM  
1 vote:

what_now: Small donors, of less than $200, are grouped together in un-itemized donations. Over 75 percent of SarahPAC's donations-$341,556 out of a total of $446,880-were un-itemized.

There are at least 1717 people- and likely thousands more- who have less than $200 to spend on politics, and they gave it to her.

That's...that' s amazing.


Retards can vote, too

/sadly
 
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