Posted by Thunder Pig on March 21, 2008
Under Section 527 of the Internal Revenue Code, a political organization can get tax-exempt status and spend unlimited money if it champions causes rather than specific candidates. You can’t use money to promote a “Vote for Hillary” theme; however, you can buy TV time saying Hillary is a bad woman, you can opine that McCain and the Iraq war are evil, and you can put forth that Obama hangs out with a nasty preacher.
Get the ruse? The money cannot be used to tell the folks whom to vote for, but it can be spent to demonize a candidate on the “issues.”
So now we learn that Soros and his merry band have put together a number of 527’s that will pony up an astounding $350 million for “issue” ads in the upcoming presidential campaign. That means much of that money will be used to pound John McCain into pudding.
So karma has visited Senator McCain. His vision of the folks controlling election funding is in tatters. Now, radical guys like Soros hold a tremendous amount of power, while regular Americans are limited in what they can contribute. Back in 2001, some astute political people warned John McCain that the zealots would reap the rewards of his legislation, but he didn’t listen.
Source: Bill O’Reilly
This is funny. I think it will backfire, though…which will be even funnier when the left immolates itself when Obama and/or Clinton loses to McCain this November.
I predict that 527’s will be formed to defend McCain by attacking the Democrat nominee “on the issues” and that Republicans will give money hand over fist to them rather than to McCain…even though McCain has Bush’s mailing list. I have received over a dozen mailers asking for money for McCain, and I have sent everyone back admonishing McCain’s past support for Amnesty, Carbon Taxes, and his opposition to the Bush Tax Cuts, and with “McCain-Feingold Is Unconstitutional” written in magic marker across the top.
Next time I get one, I’m going to put a piece of wood with my message burned into it in the return envelope so his campaign will have to pay the extra freight for the weight, and still get my point across.
According to the FEC, Barack Obama raised a staggering $55.4 million in February, while Hillary Clinton brought in roughly $35 million. As for McCain … well, the Arizona senator raised just over $11 million–slightly less than what he raised in January, the month he won New Hampshire and regained his political mojo.
Source: Newsweek Stumper Blog
I know of that which I speak. Conservatives are with holding their money until John McCain makes peace with our movement. He needs to remember what we did in 2006.
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Posted by Thunder Pig on December 20, 2007
While researching for my last post, I ran across an intriguing blog, Sword At The Ready, who has posted this today:
There is a reason I have been trumpeting the warnings about the supporters Ron Paul attracts. From anti-semetic NeoNazis at Stormfront and Secular Anarchists to Whorehouse moguls and rabid anti-war Leftists, the Mob Zombies of Ron Paul are growing in numbers and awash with cash, thanks in measure to the front groups MoveOn.org, Code Pink, Iraqcampaign.org of International Socialist Powerbroker George Soros, who both covertly and openly – is helping to fund and aid the Ron Paul campaign.
Of course, the Mob Zombies say they welcome anyone wanting to join their throngs for ‘freedom’. What these dupes don’t understand is that they are being used as pawns for a larger play by the Democrat Left, who as I have stated before – WANT Ron Paul opposite their candidate for the General 2008 Election because getting the war OFF the table of discussion opens the door for the Left to scare the crap out of the Welfare Society they have created about the rest of Ron Paul’s agenda.
When a candidate – who says he stands for the Constitution and garners the aid and support of rabid Socialists hellbent on rewriting it into a newfound Soviet Manifesto – I am suspect and dubious of that kind of alliance, unwitting or not.
Ron Paul has already drawn a huge bunch of unpleasant freaks that think nothing of spamming forum boards and threatening violence and death on those who oppose their candidate. Even Radio Talk Show host Glenn Beck had death threats made against him by the Ron Paul Mob Zombies for his comments about their messiah not long ago.
Source: Sword At The Ready
Related: Free Republic
This is also another reason I believe the Legacy Media won’t look too closely at Ron Paul, for fear of exposing their use of his campaign as a Stalking Horse for their anti-American Agendas, and creating divisions in the GOP for their benefit next fall
. I have noted that some of the local Ron Paul Supporters are also White Supremacists [WNC4RonPaul], and have had to read their profanities and threats in response to some of my posts. I notice that Storm Fronties are supporters of Ron Paul.
I remember the storm (no pun intended) that resulted from these cretins supporting Tom Tancredo, which very likely crippled his campaign out the gate.
Notice the near lack of criticism from the same people on their support of Ron Paul.
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Posted by Thunder Pig on April 2, 2007
This just in, Barack Obama tops Hillary with $66.6 million…
Hillary comes in with $26 million, plus $10 million from her Senate War Chest
John Edwards has $14 million, and
Bill Richardson with $6 million, and
Christopher Dodd rakes in $4million, and
Joe Biden slides in with $3 million.
All this money just in the First Quarter of the Democrat Primary!
This is gonna be some ride!!!
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