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(Talking Points Memo)   2013: Republicans need to appeal to women. 2014: Republicans intimidate donors from contributing to female candidate's campaign   (talkingpointsmemo.com) divider line 47
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2014-02-12 04:55:56 PM
No, it's a political stunt to prove that she can play the victim card.
 
2014-02-12 05:04:24 PM
What does her gender have to do with this?  Are you saying the Republicans wouldn't behave this way towards any opponent?

Other donors have been giving smaller amounts so their donations won't be reported by the Federal Election Commission

Everybody think back to every fark thread where you criticized a Republican over the amount of donations he received from this CEO or that oil company.  Congratulations, you just "intimidated" anybody who was considering donating large sums of money to that guy's campaign in the future.
 
2014-02-12 05:21:48 PM
Seems like politics as usual to me...don't see anything related to her gender...
 
2014-02-12 05:47:37 PM
"To me, it underscores a fundamental problem with the political process, that people in the United States of America feel that they would face retribution for being able to exercise their First Amendment rights to political expression,"

Riiiiight. THAT'S the fundamental problem. Not the fact that cash is considered "speech" or anything silly like that.
 
2014-02-12 05:49:00 PM

Because People in power are Stupid: No, it's a political stunt to prove that she can play the victim card.


Thanks Obama.

Lionel Mandrake: Seems like politics as usual to me...don't see anything related to her gender...


No.  Really.  Thanks Obama.
 
2014-02-12 06:01:49 PM

BunkyBrewman: Because People in power are Stupid: No, it's a political stunt to prove that she can play the victim card.

Thanks Obama.

Lionel Mandrake: Seems like politics as usual to me...don't see anything related to her gender...

No.  Really.  Thanks Obama.


I have no idea where you're going here.  Sarcasm?
 
2014-02-12 06:19:10 PM
Isn't she supposed to be in a kitchen somewhere?
 
2014-02-12 06:26:20 PM
This seems more like a "corporate wing of the GOP cutting off money to idiot teabagger insurgent" thing than an anti-woman thing. Lord knows there's enough of the latter in reality without making stuff up.
 
2014-02-12 06:38:26 PM

serial_crusher: What does her gender have to do with this?  Are you saying the Republicans wouldn't behave this way towards any opponent?

Other donors have been giving smaller amounts so their donations won't be reported by the Federal Election Commission

Everybody think back to every fark thread where you criticized a Republican over the amount of donations he received from this CEO or that oil company.  Congratulations, you just "intimidated" anybody who was considering donating large sums of money to that guy's campaign in the future.


Do you live in Colorado or Washington state?
 
2014-02-12 06:39:52 PM
Okay, so, Rep. Davis is not totally down the path of mindless GOP conservative (but he's got some toes dangling in that water).

Ms Harold, however, challenging him after having lost the 2012 version of a primary in IL in this year's primary for that particular House seat.  Her claim to fame seems to be that she wouldn't be bullied into not telling people not to have sex before marriage when she was Miss America.

Hopefully they both spend so much time ripping each other apart that the Democrats can pick up a house seat, as Davis only won by 1,001 votes last time around.
 
2014-02-12 06:43:48 PM

BunkyBrewman: No.  Really.  Thanks Obama.

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2014-02-12 06:49:32 PM
She's a primary challenger against an incumbent in a pretty Democratic state.  Why does she think opposition is because of her gender, and not just because the establishment usually goes for the incumbent?

Yes, she's an African-American woman, and the Republicans need more of them, but she could be a middle-aged white male and the Republican machine isn't going to welcome a primary challenger against an established incumbent.  The Tea Party contingent might, but that wouldn't fly in Illinois.
 
2014-02-12 06:50:42 PM
I guess she just thinks they should just let her win because she's a women. But no, they're trying to defeat her. That's how politics works.
 
2014-02-12 06:53:59 PM

Lsherm: Why does she think opposition is because of her gender, and not just because the establishment usually goes for the incumbent?


Where does it say she thinks that?
 
2014-02-12 06:57:45 PM
She should let me bang the crazy out of her.
 
2014-02-12 07:16:18 PM
She's running for the seat that contains Champaign-Urbana, and is apparently a fairly big derper. I'm guessing those two things don't go well together when people are looking at who to donate to.
 
2014-02-12 07:24:53 PM

chard: She's running for the seat that contains Champaign-Urbana, and is apparently a fairly big derper. I'm guessing those two things don't go well together when people are looking at who to donate to.


I've never heard of a beauty pageant contestant becoming a teahadist politician, let alone being undeserving of votes.
 
2014-02-12 07:25:01 PM
I'd donate to her, if you know what I mean, and I think you do.

/I mean sperm
 
2014-02-12 07:26:38 PM
Nope, doesn't really sound like it. I'm surprised that they didn't blame Some Puerto Rican Guy for intimidating donors.

Maybe it's just that no one wants to give you money, and "not alerting the Campaign Finance commission" is a convenient excuse.
 
2014-02-12 07:31:25 PM

TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Her claim to fame seems to be that she wouldn't be bullied into not telling people not to have sex before marriage when she was Miss America.


Her platform was based on copious amounts of premarital sex?

/having trouble parsing the negatives
 
2014-02-12 07:37:10 PM

Cagey B: This seems more like a "corporate wing of the GOP cutting off money to idiot teabagger insurgent" thing than an anti-woman thing. Lord knows there's enough of the latter in reality without making stuff up.


Is she an idiot tea bragger though? Because it could be the other way, far right ideologues trying to cut of a reasonable moderate.

I honestly don't know a thing about her or her politics. But either is likely.
 
2014-02-12 07:42:50 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Lsherm: Why does she think opposition is because of her gender, and not just because the establishment usually goes for the incumbent?

Where does it say she thinks that?


Actually, it doesn't.  This will learn me to read the article.
 
2014-02-12 07:43:00 PM

T-Servo: chard: She's running for the seat that contains Champaign-Urbana, and is apparently a fairly big derper. I'm guessing those two things don't go well together when people are looking at who to donate to.

I've never heard of a beauty pageant contestant becoming a teahadist politician, let alone being undeserving of votes.


i.telegraph.co.uk
 
2014-02-12 07:45:03 PM

Lsherm: Lionel Mandrake: Lsherm: Why does she think opposition is because of her gender, and not just because the establishment usually goes for the incumbent?

Where does it say she thinks that?

Actually, it doesn't.  This will learn me to read the article.


You mean FARKers don't always RTFA?  I'm shocked!

:)
 
2014-02-12 07:50:09 PM
boy, she didn't care to go into much detail did she?

she's pretty, educated & ....  Republican? which leads me to the conclusion that she's retarded.

a tax reforming, anti-deficit republican who wants to get rid of burdensome regulations? is she just selling what the (R)'s are buying in hopes of being elected to office, where the real money is?

/I can't figure her out.
 
2014-02-12 07:50:45 PM

fusillade762: "To me, it underscores a fundamental problem with the political process, that people in the United States of America feel that they would face retribution for being able to exercise their First Amendment rights to political expression,"

Riiiiight. THAT'S the fundamental problem. Not the fact that cash is considered "speech" or anything silly like that.


F'reals. I did a dry spit-take when I read that line from TFA.
 
2014-02-12 07:53:56 PM
I like Ms. Harold, but this is just normal politics.  Quit whining.
 
2014-02-12 07:58:16 PM

Lionel Mandrake: Lsherm: Lionel Mandrake: Lsherm: Why does she think opposition is because of her gender, and not just because the establishment usually goes for the incumbent?

Where does it say she thinks that?

Actually, it doesn't.  This will learn me to read the article.

You mean FARKers don't always RTFA?  I'm shocked!

:)


shiat man, I'm watching the snow fall and the latest episode of Justified on the DVR.  Fark is like, third on my simultaneous list of things to do at the moment.
 
2014-02-12 07:59:35 PM
She's a witch.
 
2014-02-12 08:00:51 PM
Oh. Yeah. I, uh... You know I would totally donate to your campaign, but, well... some people told me I can't do that. But otherwise I definitely would have supported you. Yeah, definitely. Sorry.
 
2014-02-12 08:02:50 PM
"To me, it underscores a fundamental problem with the political process, that people in the United States of America feel that they would face retribution for being able to exercise their First Amendment rights to political expression," Harold said of the alleged intimidation.
 

MONEY IS SPEECH.
CORPORATIONS ARE PEOPLE
THEOCRACY IS LIBERTY
 
2014-02-12 08:03:27 PM

fusillade762: T-Servo: chard: She's running for the seat that contains Champaign-Urbana, and is apparently a fairly big derper. I'm guessing those two things don't go well together when people are looking at who to donate to.

I've never heard of a beauty pageant contestant becoming a teahadist politician, let alone being undeserving of votes.

[i.telegraph.co.uk image 620x400]


Was that set-up too easy?
 
2014-02-12 08:40:36 PM

oryx: she's a women


Then can she run for two offices?
 
2014-02-12 08:54:07 PM
Republicans have one strategy that will work, and that is to prevent the wrong people from voting.
 
2014-02-12 09:08:09 PM

fusillade762: T-Servo: chard: She's running for the seat that contains Champaign-Urbana, and is apparently a fairly big derper. I'm guessing those two things don't go well together when people are looking at who to donate to.

I've never heard of a beauty pageant contestant becoming a teahadist politician, let alone being undeserving of votes.

[i.telegraph.co.uk image 620x400]


that'sthejoke.jpg
 
2014-02-12 09:24:31 PM

fusillade762: BunkyBrewman: No.  Really.  Thanks Obama.
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I have no idea what that is from, but I cannot stop laughing at it.
 
2014-02-12 09:38:53 PM

T-Servo: fusillade762: T-Servo: chard: She's running for the seat that contains Champaign-Urbana, and is apparently a fairly big derper. I'm guessing those two things don't go well together when people are looking at who to donate to.

I've never heard of a beauty pageant contestant becoming a teahadist politician, let alone being undeserving of votes.

[i.telegraph.co.uk image 620x400]

Was that set-up too easy?


Hey, I enjoy a nice softball as much as the next guy.
 
2014-02-12 10:22:18 PM

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: TheBeastOfYuccaFlats: Her claim to fame seems to be that she wouldn't be bullied into not telling people not to have sex before marriage when she was Miss America.

Her platform was based on copious amounts of premarital sex?

/having trouble parsing the negatives


No. Her platform promotes abstinence-only sex education, favors faith-based initiatives as the most effective way to curb violence among youths and opposes same-sex marriage.

IOW, she's a fundie Christian.

Her electability, however, is questionable at best. She is a multi-racial woman with a law degree from Harvard running in a rural ag-centric district that is over 82% white.

Or, to put it another way: An "uppity" broad who went to one of them elitist Ivy League schools ain't gonna be gettin' a lotta votes in the Corn Belt, no matter how purty she might be.
 
2014-02-12 10:28:32 PM
I believe this about as much as I believe Obama is using the IRS to target conservatives.
 
2014-02-12 11:00:25 PM

Captain Dan: I like Ms. Harold, but this is just normal politics.  Quit whining.


But I WANNA PLAY THE BIATCH CARD!!!
 
2014-02-12 11:12:55 PM

serial_crusher: Everybody think back to every fark thread where you criticized a Republican over the amount of donations he received from this CEO or that oil company. Congratulations, you just "intimidated" anybody who was considering donating large sums of money to that guy's campaign in the future.


I hope those poor CEO's make it through ok.
 
2014-02-13 02:41:46 PM

T-Servo: chard: She's running for the seat that contains Champaign-Urbana, and is apparently a fairly big derper. I'm guessing those two things don't go well together when people are looking at who to donate to.

I've never heard of a beauty pageant contestant becoming a teahadist politician, let alone being undeserving of votes.


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2014-02-13 03:28:04 PM
I think my campaign donation plan is long overdue.  All donations go through a blind proxy.  The candidate gets a check each week.  He/she doesn't know who donated nor the amount of individual donations.  Donating directly would be prosecuted as bribery.  Revealing the donors and/or amounts would be prosecuted as election tampering, or something worse (it needs to be considered severe enough that a conviction makes the offender ineligable to vote or hold office).  That would include telling the politican you made a donation and providing your bank statement showing the transfer of money to the donation proxy.

This system has several benefits (in theory).  It eliminates buying a politican.  Sure, you can donate a million dollars.  But if you tell the politician you did that, you are violating election laws.  It would keep politicians from demanding a donation to get their favor since handing the money directly instead of through the proxy would be consdered outright bribery.  It would also protect people from retaliation for donating to the "wrong person" since that information is secret.

It's not perfect and I'm sure there are a number of wrinkles that need to be ironed out, but I think it would be vast improvement over our current system of bribery.
 
2014-02-13 03:34:33 PM

OgreMagi: It's not perfect and I'm sure there are a number of wrinkles that need to be ironed out, but I think it would be vast improvement over our current system of bribery.


Except that money=speech now.
 
2014-02-13 03:43:52 PM

Witty_Retort: OgreMagi: It's not perfect and I'm sure there are a number of wrinkles that need to be ironed out, but I think it would be vast improvement over our current system of bribery.

Except that money=speech now.


Unfortunately, that mistake by the Supreme Court is going to continue to bite us in the ass in every way possible.  My idea would probably require a consitutional amendment to implement.  That isn't going to happen.  Anything that in anyway has the possibility of limiting the bribery/donation system currently in place is doomed from the start.
 
2014-02-13 04:20:48 PM
Republicans intimidate donors from contributing to female candidate's campaign

I hear the IRS is very handy for that purpose.
 
2014-02-13 11:43:56 PM

jjorsett: Republicans intimidate donors from contributing to female candidate's campaign

I hear the IRS is very handy for that purpose.


I've been told that posting screencaps of how I have someone Farky'd is a no no, so I'll just tell you, you're not even that good a troll, you're just dumb.

/tired non-story is tired, come back with fresh material
 
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