Financial ‘Scams’ At Conservative Groups
What a surprise!!!! Its a scam!
Rachel Maddow tonight shone a spotlight over what appear to be conservative “scams” in order to part supporters from their money, but instead of the money going to support conservative causes, they’re going to the very high-profile individuals involved in these groups. Maddow said while such scams are nothing new, it is particularly striking that they are coming from such high-profile figures in the conservative political movement.
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Maddow highlighted a tidbit in the FEC filings of Fox News pundit Dick Morris‘ political organization showing the money labeled as “fundraising” went to the conservative website NewsMax, and because Morris’ e-mail list is operated by NewsMax from his own website, Media Matters concluded in its study that a “significant portion” of Morris’ Super PAC money went to “renting his own e-mail list.”
Maddow concluded that quite a bit of the money given to Morris’ Super PAC ended up going to Morris himself.
Karl Rove says he didn't get paid for his work at Crossroads, he was a volunteer!
Two names you never hear from Republicans are George Bush and Jack Abramoff.
The 'Casino Jack' investigation showed that its all about the money and in the Republican Party it goes all the way to the top.
Its pure greed and self enrichment that that motivates these people but still they are allowed to peddle their crap on TV, WITHOUT being called on it.!?
Who has been the guy calling the GOP to order with his pledge not to raise taxes?
Correct, Grover Norquist. One of the original College Conservatives.
Watch it here.http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontl...l?s=moyj06p2fe
The transcript continues
BILL MOYERS: In a reminder to himself, Abramoff notes:
[E-mail from JACK ABRAMOFF]: Call Ralph re Grover doing pass-through.
BILL MOYERS: And then tells Reed:
[E-mail from JACK ABRAMOFF]: I need to give Grover something for helping, so the first transfer will be a bit lighter.
BILL MOYERS: But not to worry with the next $300,000. So when Norquist again kept a cut for his cause, Abramoff registers his surprise:
[E-mail from JACK ABRAMOFF]: Grover kept another $25K!
Again, this is money Jack Abramoff is taking from the Chocktaw tribe.
The Washington Post also did some reporting back in 2006.
Nonprofit Groups Funneled Money For Abramoff
The article begins with this paragraph:
Newly released documents in the Jack Abramoff investigation shed light on how the lobbyist secretly routed his clients' funds through tax-exempt organizations with the acquiescence of those in charge, including prominent conservative activist Grover Norquist.
As the money passed through, Norquist's organization kept a small cut, e-mails show.
A second group Norquist was involved with, the Council of Republicans for Environmental Advocacy, received about $500,000 in Abramoff client funds;
Abramoff and Norquist had found their road-to-gold niche. Norquist helped Abramoff land a BIG lobbyist job, Abramoff convinced the lobbying firm to pay Norquist as well as his Chocktaw client to pay Norquist. In time, their old friend Ralph Reed wanted in on the action. And, as Moyers coins, THE TROIKA was launched and the millions flowed.
...and this is the guy responsible for the republican intransigence on tax increases? He should be in jail!