Interesting post from Redstate (Now keep an open mind!) by Erickson:
My mother constantly gets mail at her house begging her for money to fight the good fight. More often than not, the groups begging her for help have “Tea Party” in their name and they are all scams.Give money to a conservative candidate and you too will see your mailbox explode. “But we cannot pull from FEC filings,” they claim. That may be the law, but when has that stopped them? Try this — give a handful of conservative candidates enough money to get printed in their FEC disclosures. “Mistype” your name. Watch as you suddenly see an avalanche of direct mail, all with your name mistyped.
It may not be entirely clear what he’s referring to there, he’s talking about the scam factor. It’s not as if the left was devoid of this, I get plenty of shadowy or confusing looking pleas for money all the time from progressive groups — or at least groups with progressive sounding names. Unless I know who they are and know people who work for them, those emails don’t even get opened.
But in all fairness the right has devolved into a full on scam feeding frenzy. If you read that post at Redstate you’ll see it in full bloom in the comments section, where may readers weigh in that they only contribute to their favored group or individual and no other. Which of course they presume is not a scam.
But it probably is, because the entire right runs on scam power these days. The sole focus of the GOP party bosses and celebrities are to 1) enrich themselves by any means possible and 2) enrich their very close wealthy friends by any means possible. Any means possible often means every kind of duplicity imaginable. That’s just how they roll and it’s a real head scratcher to try to think of how they can ever get out of that predicament.