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(Mother Jones)   Gaetz & Greene stole so much from their America First PAC that it has no cash left to continue grifting   (motherjones.com) divider line
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2021-10-16 7:05:09 PM  
Or not as many people give enough of a fark to give them any money in the first place.
 
2021-10-16 7:06:23 PM  
Warms my cockles.  Minor problem for Gaetz.
 
2021-10-16 7:19:17 PM  

theteacher: Warms my cockles.  Minor problem for Gaetz.


This "minor problem" a live boy or a dead girl?
 
2021-10-16 8:44:33 PM  
<shrug>  Grift over, they'll find a new grift.  Whatevs.
 
2021-10-16 9:09:47 PM  
Kipping bars are expensive.
 
2021-10-16 9:12:34 PM  
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2021-10-16 10:04:17 PM  

no1curr: theteacher: Warms my cockles.  Minor problem for Gaetz.

This "minor problem" a live boy or a dead girl?


Laundrie is his AT trail name.
 
2021-10-16 10:34:18 PM  
Next stop federal jail
 
2021-10-16 11:55:45 PM  
So their rallies were cancelled and they've burned the money. Surely they've learned from Trump that the big grift is rallies in places where voters actually like them. Planning rallies in traditionally progressive areas was always going to end badly. And whinging they've been cancelled isn't paying the bills.

My point simply is it does not speak well of their fiscal management skills that they're in this position. They're exactly the sort of folks who shouldn't be in Congress for that reason alone, although of course there are many other reasons too.
 
2021-10-17 12:08:55 AM  
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2021-10-17 12:09:21 AM  
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2021-10-17 12:13:19 AM  
Oh No!
Anyway...
 
2021-10-17 12:15:09 AM  
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2021-10-17 12:15:35 AM  
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2021-10-17 12:16:15 AM  
I can't farking believe I agree with and salute the actions of Traitor Tot and Pedogaetz but here we are. Now bankrupt the RNC you morons
 
2021-10-17 12:16:20 AM  

Aussie_As: So their rallies were cancelled and they've burned the money. Surely they've learned from Trump that the big grift is rallies in places where voters actually like them. Planning rallies in traditionally progressive areas was always going to end badly. And whinging they've been cancelled isn't paying the bills.

My point simply is it does not speak well of their fiscal management skills that they're in this position. They're exactly the sort of folks who shouldn't be in Congress for that reason alone, although of course there are many other reasons too.


Well, yeah. They're grifters and morons. But that doesn't mean they're not giving tons of kickbacks/bribes for political support. This this PAC crashes and burns, we'll see how long it takes another to replace it, and how well that does. And we'll see if they win re-election and their constituents forget their foibles until next time.
 
2021-10-17 12:18:34 AM  
show her fundraising totals are increasingly eaten up by the costs of chasing donors and paying off the operatives and professional fundraising consultants and vendors that she hires.

Remember: if you're gonna grift, make sure you're smarter than the grifters you hire.
Dumbass.
 
2021-10-17 12:19:09 AM  
I just had a horrifying thought.

What if those two breed?
 
2021-10-17 12:19:37 AM  
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2021-10-17 12:21:05 AM  

DoctorCal: I just had a horrifying thought.

What if those two breed?


She's over 17. No chance
 
2021-10-17 12:22:48 AM  

theteacher: Minor problem for Gaetz.


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2021-10-17 12:34:11 AM  
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2021-10-17 12:36:23 AM  
The Gaetz campaign's latest filing shows that his fundraising has all but dried up. He raised just $527,000 from July 1 to September 30. He spent far more-$627,000-trying to raise that money.

That takes the fun out of fundraising
 
2021-10-17 12:37:10 AM  
I like the theory that MTG was the person who planted the pipe bombs in DC on Jan. 5th.

MTG-bomber
 
2021-10-17 12:56:29 AM  
Probably spent to buy a muscular child lifter from one of those shiathole countries.
 
2021-10-17 1:04:17 AM  

ongbok: The Gaetz campaign's latest filing shows that his fundraising has all but dried up. He raised just $527,000 from July 1 to September 30. He spent far more-$627,000-trying to raise that money.

That takes the fun out of fundraising


Au contraire. As far as I can see both of them are funneling all the money they raise into their friend's and family's accounts. That's the fun part.
 
2021-10-17 1:06:38 AM  
Campaign fundraising is nothing more than legalized grift. They pay these high assed consulting fees to friends and family, siphoning off money from the campaigns. Once they bankrupt one PAC, they will simply form a new one and start taking money again.

America needs to switch to public funded campaigns. Give all those bastards a set amount of funding and a limited window to do campaign related stuff. If they can't manage a set budget within a timeframe, then they don't belong in Congress anyway. That would probably go a long way towards solving budgetary issues in Congress.
 
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2021-10-17 1:08:52 AM  
The next person say the word firebrand is getting kicked in the shins
 
2021-10-17 1:11:19 AM  
I'm sure the fundraising PAC has turned to rubles.
 
2021-10-17 1:16:15 AM  

Azz: The next person say the word firebrand is getting kicked in the shins


Rabble-rouser or demagogue would be more accurate.
 
2021-10-17 1:22:26 AM  

no1curr: theteacher: Warms my cockles.  Minor problem for Gaetz.

This "minor problem" a live boy or a dead girl?


Yes.
 
2021-10-17 1:28:00 AM  

Azz: The next person say the word firebrand is getting kicked in the shins


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2021-10-17 1:31:21 AM  
Heh.., remember when Trump ran out of campaign funds last October? Almost like it's what's suppose to happen.
 
2021-10-17 1:31:59 AM  
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I didn't know Wal-Mart had a "mid-life crisis" aisle.
 
2021-10-17 1:33:13 AM  
Yeah, but did they put America first?
 
2021-10-17 1:33:13 AM  
Greene also spent hundreds of thousands on direct mail, printing, postage, and the cost of renting lists of donor names to solicit.

No -- none of that costs that much money.

This is where they're self-dealing or dealing to friends and family members, hiring them as "consultants" or whatever for $4k a week. It's the Donald Trump playbook -- put himself and his family on every expense ledger so they all receive their cut.
 
2021-10-17 1:39:39 AM  
'Sozciaelizm!' [contribute now].
 
2021-10-17 1:59:16 AM  
funding for Scinima and Manchin.....It's at a point where it's obvious and they are flaunting it now...Funding from conservative groups while pretending to be democrats....

I don't even know what to do anymore, this shiat is just crazy.
 
2021-10-17 2:22:00 AM  
It is all about grifting rubes and laundering the money back to themselves
 
2021-10-17 2:23:07 AM  
Only little people pay for their perfidy
 
2021-10-17 2:51:06 AM  
Wowww - Anglo-Saxon Caucus? Really?

And criminy - but no surprise - traveling first class, but raising shiat.

Good thing they're broke. They won't be plaguing our lands with their bullshiat-fueled rallies.
 
2021-10-17 2:59:20 AM  

KodosZardoz: show her fundraising totals are increasingly eaten up by the costs of chasing donors and paying off the operatives and professional fundraising consultants and vendors that she hires.

Remember: if you're gonna grift, make sure you're smarter than the grifters you hire.
Dumbass.


I'm guessing she was thinking of herself as the new hot shiat, so she jumped before she could fly; thinking she could step out and be a GOP money generator, and thus, spend as if she was one of its high roller.
 
2021-10-17 3:02:48 AM  

Brosephus: Campaign fundraising is nothing more than legalized grift. They pay these high assed consulting fees to friends and family, siphoning off money from the campaigns. Once they bankrupt one PAC, they will simply form a new one and start taking money again.

America needs to switch to public funded campaigns. Give all those bastards a set amount of funding and a limited window to do campaign related stuff. If they can't manage a set budget within a timeframe, then they don't belong in Congress anyway. That would probably go a long way towards solving budgetary issues in Congress.


Man - we'd lose so many assholes.
And it'd be a god send.
 
2021-10-17 3:03:01 AM  

no1curr: theteacher: Warms my cockles.  Minor problem for Gaetz.

This "minor problem" a live boy or a dead girl?


Why not both, this is a republican we are talking about, with no laws applicable to those elites above a subpoena.
 
2021-10-17 6:04:32 AM  
Good I hope these fools and more like them from the GOP steal more from their PACs and campaigns so they don't have enough to put out a good campaign.
 
2021-10-17 6:25:07 AM  

theteacher: Warms my cockles.  Minor problem for Gaetz.


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2021-10-17 6:51:22 AM  

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That's a good one.
 
2021-10-17 7:49:45 AM  

Brosephus: Campaign fundraising is nothing more than legalized grift. They pay these high assed consulting fees to friends and family, siphoning off money from the campaigns. Once they bankrupt one PAC, they will simply form a new one and start taking money again.

America needs to switch to public funded campaigns. Give all those bastards a set amount of funding and a limited window to do campaign related stuff. If they can't manage a set budget within a timeframe, then they don't belong in Congress anyway. That would probably go a long way towards solving budgetary issues in Congress.


By God man; that makes perfect sense.
 
2021-10-17 9:20:20 AM  
Don't worry. There's always more money for Republicans. Always.
 
2021-10-17 9:27:32 AM  

cretinbob: Or not as many people give enough of a fark to give them any money in the first place.


According to the article they were pulling in millions of dollars.
 
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