April 29, 2014
There’s One Born Every Minute

This from The Washington Post. Why am I not outraged?

Roughly half of the money — nearly $18 million — has gone to pay for fundraising and direct mail, largely provided by Washington-area firms. Meanwhile, tea party leaders and their family members have been paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in consulting fees, while their groups have doled out large sums for airfare, a retirement plan and even interior decorating.

The lavish spending underscores how the protest movement has gone professional, with national groups transforming themselves into multimillion-dollar organizations run by activists collecting six-figure salaries.

Three well-known groups — the Tea Party Patriots, the Tea Party Express and the Madison Project — have spent 5 percent or less of their money directly on election-related activity during this election cycle. Two other prominent tea party groups, the Senate Conservatives Fund and FreedomWorks, have devoted about 40 percent of their money to direct candidate support such as ads and yard signs.



Posted by Jerome Doolittle at April 29, 2014 01:31 PM
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Outraged? I am actually kind of glad to find out that they are spending the money that the rank-and-file fools give them on this kind of crap rather than promoting candidates. Not that there isn't plenty more to offset it and do a lot of damage, from the Kochs, Adelson, et al.

Posted by: Tim on April 29, 2014 3:41 PM

I know what's supposed to happen when that happens to a frog but what happens to a fish? Never heard of that one before. Come on Jerry, answer the challenge. Give it your best shot.

Posted by: BP on April 30, 2014 6:45 AM

I don't think Jerome was outraged, Tim. My reading is that he was saying he was NOT outraged.

Posted by: Pluma Lashley on April 30, 2014 11:53 AM

You Mr D are the beneficiary of remarkably low expectations.
You expect your political types to dolittle of value.
You are not disappointed.

Posted by: Sean O on April 30, 2014 11:58 AM

The fish is a sucker, BP. And when you kiss a sucker you turn into a Republican.

Posted by: Jerry Doolittle on May 1, 2014 10:35 PM
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