View Full Version : "Conservative" Scams

David G
01-26-2015, 10:48 PM
Another example of bs artists recognizing a gullible audience... and taking advantage of it. And of venal 'leaders' facilitating it --


Politico's Ken Vogel today examined (http://www.politico.com/story/2015/01/super-pac-scams-114581_full.html?print) how "the conservative movement has been plagued by an explosion of PACs that critics say exist mostly to pad the pockets of the consultants who run them." Media Matters has similarly found that conservative media is infected with scams, touting cancer "cures," dubious financial companies, reverse mortgages, and fringe penny stocks.

Vogel noted the financial stakes of the proliferation of these shady groups:
A POLITICO analysis of reports filed with the Federal Election Commission covering the 2014 cycle found that 33 PACs that court small donors with tea party-oriented email and direct-mail appeals raised $43 million -- 74 percent of which came from small donors. The PACs spent only $3 million on ads and contributions to boost the long-shot candidates often touted in the appeals, compared to $39.5 million on operating expenses, including $6 million to firms owned or managed by the operatives who run the PACs. POLITICO's list is not all-inclusive, and some conservatives fret that it's almost impossible to identify all the groups that are out there, let alone to rein them in.

01-26-2015, 11:32 PM
Nice work if you can get it. And are crooked enough to sleep at night. What's the line, a fool and his money......