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(The Daily Beast)   Since Trump's inauguration, groups vowing to fight him have sprung up like weeds and received a LOT of money from pissed off Americans. Unfortunately some of these groups are spending 80% or more of those donations on ... themselves   ( thedailybeast.com) divider line
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2018-02-07 09:41:17 AM  
While those swine may be stealing your money, you can rest assured that Naughtyrev's Totally Legit and Not At All a Scam Take Down Trump Super PAC will spend your dollars wisely. Give today.
 
2018-02-07 09:44:41 AM  
While people like the corrupt naughtyrev make bold promises to spend money "wisely" it invariably ends up on thigh high uggs, and onesies. Don't believe me? Check his facebook page!
If you want real change, then give me your real change. I promise to only spend money on good causes. Good vague causes!
 
2018-02-07 09:53:41 AM  
Some people are saying that Slaxluses the money he raises on lavish parties and cocaine, and I've even heard it said in some quarters that he uses the money to buy puppies from puppy mills and molests them. I can't speak to the truth of those things, but that's not the kind of behavior I'd risk supporting. Give to NTLNAAASTDT SuperPAC today.
 
2018-02-07 09:58:37 AM  
Grift is entirely non-partisan
 
2018-02-07 10:01:24 AM  
"We saw the rise of 'scam PACs' during the Obama years, where grifters would tap into anti-Obama sentiment to raise mostly small-dollar donations from grassroots conservatives, ...The Democratic Coalition seems to be using a similar playbook, only here they are tapping into anti-Trump sentiment."

I wonder at the relative success rate of conservative scam PACs versus liberal scam PACs? We have one liberal example in TFA, and 33 from the link about conservative PACs. Then again, the liberal ones might still be ramping up. The 2015 link about conservative PACs has a bit that seems prescient:

In the run-up to the 2014 midterm elections, McConnell and Boehner tried to marginalize out-of-favor PACs, and McConnell's allies last week launched an unofficially endorsed super PAC to go along with one that Boehner's confidants formed in 2011, partly to stem the flow of cash to competing PACs.
That technique has worked well for Democrats, who have mostly avoided the problem, though they also benefit from the lack of tea party-style insurgency on their side. That could change if the 2016 Democratic presidential primary inflames deep ideological divisions within the party.
 
2018-02-07 10:21:44 AM  
That's why you shouldn't give to anti-Trump organizations.  you should give to PRO-something organizations like the ACLU or planned parenthood or the Southern Poverty Law center.

If anything labels itself as anti-Trump, it's almost certainly exploiting your hatred of trump. I'd rather support an organization that is designed to support the better angels of this country, not specifically against the worst of it.  Because those organizations are still going to fight against Trump, but for the right reasons.
 
2018-02-07 10:46:27 AM  
I have no less than three memos proving that both Slaxl and naughtyrev are sock puppets for one of the largest Russian Troll farms who have been tasked with sowing confusion about where to send donations for efforts to Resist Trump (and in the process reap some of those benefits for their own, equally nefarious purposes). I do have plans to release these memos as submissions to Fark, and believe me -- they will be explosive once I do. You'll see the full range of Fark screen names that have been co-opted by Putin or created completely to serve his purposes. In the meantime, rest assured that the Pocket Ninja Pac remains the one name you can trust for all your political, charitable, and social justice contributions. Pocket Ninja Pac -- PNP. That stands for Phreedom and National Pride. Donate today.
 
2018-02-07 10:50:00 AM  

Ambivalence: That's why you shouldn't give to anti-Trump organizations.  you should give to PRO-something organizations like the ACLU or planned parenthood or the Southern Poverty Law center.


Good point.
 
2018-02-07 10:50:57 AM  
HEY. I got a mouth to feed.
 
2018-02-07 10:51:40 AM  
BSABS...

you know the rest.
 
2018-02-07 10:53:01 AM  
The sweet smell of Republican desperation is filling the air like lilacs.
Expect to see a lot of these "informative" "expose" type articles leading up to the election.
 
2018-02-07 10:53:36 AM  
That's why I give to the Human Fund.
 
2018-02-07 10:53:50 AM  
Soo....par of the course for most charities, then.
 
2018-02-07 10:55:17 AM  

Ambivalence: Southern Poverty Law center


That's where my smile.amazon.com money goes.  It's been like $3 so far but whatever.
 
2018-02-07 10:55:56 AM  
Look! Look at our terrible opposition!!
They're RAISING MONEY!!!!
Oh, horrors! The huge manatee!
How can decent Americans even imagine such perfidy!?!?!
 
2018-02-07 10:56:16 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Pocket Ninja Pac -- PNP. That stands for Phreedom and National Pride. Donate today.


I'll take a lifetime subscription
 
2018-02-07 10:56:38 AM  
"Fools and their money"
 
2018-02-07 10:57:10 AM  
Don't give to groups that you've never heard of.
Use a site like Charity watch or something similar.
 
2018-02-07 10:58:36 AM  

draypresct: "We saw the rise of 'scam PACs' during the Obama years, where grifters would tap into anti-Obama sentiment to raise mostly small-dollar donations from grassroots conservatives, ...The Democratic Coalition seems to be using a similar playbook, only here they are tapping into anti-Trump sentiment."

I wonder at the relative success rate of conservative scam PACs versus liberal scam PACs? We have one liberal example in TFA, and 33 from the link about conservative PACs. Then again, the liberal ones might still be ramping up. The 2015 link about conservative PACs has a bit that seems prescient:

In the run-up to the 2014 midterm elections, McConnell and Boehner tried to marginalize out-of-favor PACs, and McConnell's allies last week launched an unofficially endorsed super PAC to go along with one that Boehner's confidants formed in 2011, partly to stem the flow of cash to competing PACs.
That technique has worked well for Democrats, who have mostly avoided the problem, though they also benefit from the lack of tea party-style insurgency on their side. That could change if the 2016 Democratic presidential primary inflames deep ideological divisions within the party.


I'm just surprised King Cheeto hasn't actually ordered the IRS to crack down on liberal pacs.
 
2018-02-07 10:59:02 AM  

naughtyrev: While those swine may be stealing your money, you can rest assured that Naughtyrev's Totally Legit and Not At All a Scam Take Down Trump Super PAC will spend your dollars wisely. Give today.


I NEVER GOT MY NEWSLETTER!!!
 
2018-02-07 10:59:02 AM  

jso2897: Look! Look at our terrible opposition!!
They're RAISING MONEY!!!!
Oh, horrors! The huge manatee!
How can decent Americans even imagine such perfidy!?!?!


So you are disagreeing with the article and saying such groups don't exist? It's a bit early to be shiatposting
 
2018-02-07 10:59:43 AM  
Just a note of caution here- I worked for an organization whose numbers looked like that for a while, because we were a shoestring nonprofit and didn't have the best accounting of our resources. Funds spent on staff showed up as overhead, even though most of the staff were engaged full time in doing programmatic things. That eventually got fixed, but for a long time it may have looked at first glance that we were just grifting, and we absolutely weren't.

As for TFA's main example, what is the group supposed to do, not defend itself against a lawsuit? Yeah, your money went to funding legal defense. Sucks. But it's a thing that happens.
 
2018-02-07 10:59:45 AM  

Icarus_Rising: Soo....par of the course for most charities, then.


Not really and there are sites you can vet them on.
 
2018-02-07 10:59:58 AM  

Ambivalence: That's why you shouldn't give to anti-Trump organizations.  you should give to PRO-something organizations like the ACLU or planned parenthood or the Southern Poverty Law center.

If anything labels itself as anti-Trump, it's almost certainly exploiting your hatred of trump. I'd rather support an organization that is designed to support the better angels of this country, not specifically against the worst of it.  Because those organizations are still going to fight against Trump, but for the right reasons.


So much this! The goal isn't to destroy Trump. It's to protect ourselves and our fellow citizens from any scummy behavior Trump and his cohorts will attempt to carry out.
 
2018-02-07 11:01:53 AM  

born_yesterday: naughtyrev: While those swine may be stealing your money, you can rest assured that Naughtyrev's Totally Legit and Not At All a Scam Take Down Trump Super PAC will spend your dollars wisely. Give today.

I NEVER GOT MY NEWSLETTER!!!


Well, for a modest donation of $5,000, I will include your name and photo in the next issue, and for only $10,000 I will personally thank you in our end of year video.
 
2018-02-07 11:03:18 AM  

Ambivalence: That's why you shouldn't give to anti-Trump organizations.  you should give to PRO-something organizations like the ACLU or planned parenthood or the Southern Poverty Law center.

If anything labels itself as anti-Trump, it's almost certainly exploiting your hatred of trump. I'd rather support an organization that is designed to support the better angels of this country, not specifically against the worst of it.  Because those organizations are still going to fight against Trump, but for the right reasons.


This.

But conning rubes is what a lot of people do, so it's always gonna happen. 4 years ago it was anti-Obama organizations doing it, now it's anti-Trump organizations doing it
 
2018-02-07 11:03:48 AM  
But don't you investigate them, because that's political bias. Thanks, tea party.
 
2018-02-07 11:06:41 AM  
So, like all charitable contributions,  do your homework so you don't get fleeced?  I'm shocked.
 
2018-02-07 11:06:46 AM  
Spending money on themselves?  But...that's what...Trump would do!

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2018-02-07 11:08:15 AM  

keldaria: Pocket Ninja: Pocket Ninja Pac -- PNP. That stands for Phreedom and National Pride. Donate today.

I'll take a lifetime subscription


I'll take two!
 
2018-02-07 11:08:45 AM  

tricycleracer: Ambivalence: Southern Poverty Law center

That's where my smile.amazon.com money goes.  It's been like $3 so far but whatever.


Hey, that's one memo that wouldn't have gotten printed out. You're doing your part.
 
2018-02-07 11:10:04 AM  
Wish I had thought of this. I could hate Trump and get paid at the same damn time. It would have been sweet.
 
2018-02-07 11:10:40 AM  
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jso2897: Look! Look at our terrible opposition!!
They're RAISING MONEY!!!!
Oh, horrors! The huge manatee!
How can decent Americans even imagine such perfidy!?!?!


You donated to Jill Stein's "recount fund", didn't you.
 
2018-02-07 11:12:59 AM  
"Being an attorney," he said, "I intend to investigate this further and look forward to receiving a full explanation about the use of donations."

Here's the explanation: we took your money and spent it how we pleased. Hope you're more careful with taxpayer funds if you're elected, but who are we kidding, that won't even be your own money. We done here?
 
2018-02-07 11:13:50 AM  
At least the rubes getting conned by these groups aren't likely to also be getting fleeced by Churches. Of course, they may be overpaying at Whole Foods but they at least get meals out of it.
 
2018-02-07 11:13:57 AM  
So it begins. The Dems never could wait to start cockpunching themselves.
 
2018-02-07 11:14:33 AM  

machoprogrammer: jso2897: Look! Look at our terrible opposition!!
They're RAISING MONEY!!!!
Oh, horrors! The huge manatee!
How can decent Americans even imagine such perfidy!?!?!

So you are disagreeing with the article and saying such groups don't exist? It's a bit early to be shiatposting


No, I'm not saying that - and the early hour didn't stop you.
 
2018-02-07 11:15:19 AM  

Catlenfell: Don't give to groups that you've never heard of.
Use a site like Charity watch or something similar.


If I can't trust "Alt National Parks Service" on Facebook, who can I trust??
 
2018-02-07 11:15:23 AM  

draypresct: "We saw the rise of 'scam PACs' during the Obama years, where grifters would tap into anti-Obama sentiment to raise mostly small-dollar donations from grassroots conservatives, ...The Democratic Coalition seems to be using a similar playbook, only here they are tapping into anti-Trump sentiment."

I wonder at the relative success rate of conservative scam PACs versus liberal scam PACs? We have one liberal example in TFA, and 33 from the link about conservative PACs. Then again, the liberal ones might still be ramping up. The 2015 link about conservative PACs has a bit that seems prescient:

In the run-up to the 2014 midterm elections, McConnell and Boehner tried to marginalize out-of-favor PACs, and McConnell's allies last week launched an unofficially endorsed super PAC to go along with one that Boehner's confidants formed in 2011, partly to stem the flow of cash to competing PACs.
That technique has worked well for Democrats, who have mostly avoided the problem, though they also benefit from the lack of tea party-style insurgency on their side. That could change if the 2016 Democratic presidential primary inflames deep ideological divisions within the party.


Scammers will go where the money is. Just because they are claiming to raise money for a cause it doesn't mean that they are for or against that cause. The only cause that they want to fund is themselves. See the Donald J Trump foundation for example.
 
2018-02-07 11:15:39 AM  

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jso2897: Look! Look at our terrible opposition!!
They're RAISING MONEY!!!!
Oh, horrors! The huge manatee!
How can decent Americans even imagine such perfidy!?!?!

You donated to Jill Stein's "recount fund", didn't you.


No, of course not. You ask some silly things, guy.
 
2018-02-07 11:15:52 AM  

tricycleracer: Ambivalence: Southern Poverty Law center

That's where my smile.amazon.com money goes.  It's been like $3 so far but whatever.


Are Nawaz and Ali still on their list as anti-Muslim extremists? If so, the SPLC can go fark itself.

/ACLU and FFRF for me....
 
2018-02-07 11:16:38 AM  
Make checks payable to:

Courageous Adversary Sitting Hawk.

Doesn't fit? Just use his initials.

/obscure?
 
2018-02-07 11:16:40 AM  
How many do you think Trump is running?

It would be a heck of a scam. Do things deliberately to piss people off and then profit from an organization that you set up to fight yourself.
 
2018-02-07 11:16:57 AM  

jso2897: GoldSpider: [media.giphy.com image 360x240]

jso2897: Look! Look at our terrible opposition!!
They're RAISING MONEY!!!!
Oh, horrors! The huge manatee!
How can decent Americans even imagine such perfidy!?!?!

You donated to Jill Stein's "recount fund", didn't you.

No, of course not. You ask some silly things, guy.


He's not your guy, friend.
 
2018-02-07 11:17:09 AM  

GoldSpider: Catlenfell: Don't give to groups that you've never heard of.
Use a site like Charity watch or something similar.

If I can't trust "Alt National Parks Service" on Facebook, who can I trust??


I suggest TrumpSucksSoGiveMeMoney.net.  they're totally reliable and will save us all.
 
2018-02-07 11:19:25 AM  

jso2897: The sweet smell of Republican desperation is filling the air like lilacs.
Expect to see a lot of these "informative" "expose" type articles leading up to the election.


Uh, the Daily Beast is not by any means a Republican publication. Chelsea Clinton of all people sits on their Board of Directors FFS.
 
2018-02-07 11:19:45 AM  
Con Men, fleecing rubes?  That never happens.

     
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2018-02-07 11:19:57 AM  

CthulhuCalling: jso2897: GoldSpider: [media.giphy.com image 360x240]

jso2897: Look! Look at our terrible opposition!!
They're RAISING MONEY!!!!
Oh, horrors! The huge manatee!
How can decent Americans even imagine such perfidy!?!?!

You donated to Jill Stein's "recount fund", didn't you.

No, of course not. You ask some silly things, guy.

He's not your guy, friend.


He's not your friend, pal.
 
2018-02-07 11:21:44 AM  

Minus1Kelvin: tricycleracer: Ambivalence: Southern Poverty Law center

That's where my smile.amazon.com money goes.  It's been like $3 so far but whatever.

Are Nawaz and Ali still on their list as anti-Muslim extremists? If so, the SPLC can go fark itself.

/ACLU and FFRF for me....


I'm on my phone and I hate you for what you have done. You get me every single time.
 
2018-02-07 11:22:07 AM  
has the IRS investigated them "progressive" groups yet?
 
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