…Americans for Prosperity, the sprawling Koch political network, announced Monday the launch of a new super PAC arm as the organization gears up for the final stretch of the 2018 midterms.
The new super PAC was described as “a new tool to build broad policy coalitions in Congress to help advance AFP’s vision,” which “will advocate for candidates who share our commitment to breaking internal and external barriers that prevent people from realizing their full potential.”
The super PAC, called “AFP Action,” will operate independently of the network’s preexisting 501(c)(4) nonprofit and with some key advantages.
Per campaign finance laws, the new group will be able to spend unlimited sums on election activities while being subject to some loose disclosure requirements, The nonprofit arm, however, is subject to even looser disclosure requirements but must dedicate a portion of their spending to “social welfare” activities that cannot explicitly target elections.
“…the new group will be able to spend unlimited sums on election activities while being subject to some loose disclosure requirements…”
Right wingnut transparency is an oxymoron. You know, like “jumbo shrimp”, or “honest thief”…
This makes me want to drop by my local coordinated campaign office and make some GOTV calls right after I finish dinner. So, I will.
The Missouri republican party sent mail out in support of Vicki Schneider’s (r) attempt at regaining the seat – attacking Kenny Biermann (D):
Ah, the usual suspects.
Chutzpah – murdering your parents and then asking for leniency from the court because you’re an orphan.
Uh, Vicki Schneider (r), was the benificiary of largesse from lobbyists when she was in the Missouri House of Representatives – $1,248.99 in 2004, $1,013.67 in 2005, $1,590.86 in 2006, $2,910.70 in in 2007, $992.92 in 2008.
There’s a drop off there at the end. What happened in 2008? Vicki Schneider (r) lost her reelection bid to Kenny Biermann (D).
Interestingly, the Missouri republican party hasn’t mentioned Denny Hoskin’s (r-noun, verb, CPA) property tax problem. I wonder why? Is it because that’s a reason to vote “No” on Denny Hoskins? Just asking.
The Missouri republican party continues to prop up Denny Hoskins (r), the incumbent in the 121st Legislative District, with expensive attack mail pieces directed at Courtney Cole (D).
Okay, we’ll bite. Um, the Democratic Party demon every other republican across the country has been running against? Nancy Pelosi!
Who would have thought that Courtney Cole was more powerful than the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. Impressive. That kind of pull doesn’t seem like a negative, especially when the republican incumbent you’re trying to prop up with these expensive mail pieces has such a lackluster legislative record.
Right, I forgot. For the teabagger set that’s a feature, not a bug.
Nice photo with an added microphone. Apparently their tracker couldn’t get anything grainy and more darkly lit.
Whoa! Courtney Cole (D) hangs with the President? That’s some serious pull! Do you think he’ll visit Johnson County within the next three weeks?
Note the “scary” Halloween type for Jim Jackson’s name.
You’d think they’d have reconsidered this attack piece given the 2006 ballot initiative results in Johnson County.
Nah. They’re just plain mean, nasty, and desperate.
Uh oh, no pleasant pastel colors?
Isn’t that the “sun” baby? I didn’t know the Teletubbies did political endorsements, especially since, you know, the right wingnuts have been more than a little snippy about certain things. Like that marriage stuff. And children’s television show fictional characters carrying a purse.
Who paid for this crap? Ah, the usual suspects:
…some Missouri lawmakers who consider themselves against abortion rights – particularly Republicans – have increasingly become frustrated with the criteria Missouri Right to Life uses to rate lawmakers and make endorsements. As a result, the group’s Capitol influence has waned…
They all must have made nice with each other. Or, Denny Hoskins (r – “noun, verb, CPA”) is on the fringe. It’s gotta be one or the other. Or both? What’s your guess?
And who’s putting their name on it? Meet your Missouri GOP!:
We received this republican crap in yesterday’s mail:
You’ve just got to love the “thoughtful in a pensive sort of way Barack” photo at the top (read: Missouri GOP screams, “He’ll let all those horrible criminal out of jail to ravage your stock portfolio! Oh wait, our economic policies have already done that. Never mind.”). And add to that the “disdainful Barack” photo at the bottom (read: Missouri GOP screams: “He doesn’t care what you think! We don’t really care what you think, but that’s different. We don’t want you to pay attention to the crappy job of governing we’ve been doing for years while we enrich the top 1% at your expense.”).
* And he voted to reauthorize the landmark Violence Against Women Act.
For their tough records on crime, Barack Obama and Joe Biden earned the endorsement of the National Association of Police Organizations, a group that represents over 2,000 police organizations across the United States.
republican hyperventilating on the “B” side of the mailer:
No wonder they’re losing, their candidate and policies suck, as does their record. Have you noticed that they haven’t been advocating for anything they have done or will do? It’s seriously time for a change.
Smear groups and now a desperate McCain campaign are trying to connect Barack to William Ayers using age-old guilt by association techniques. Here’s the truth: the smear associating Barack to Ayers is “phony,” “tenuous,” – even “exaggerated at best if not outright false.”
William Ayers is a professor of education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, with whom Barack served on the board of an education-reform organization in the mid-1990’s. According to the Associated Press, they are not close: “No evidence shows they were “pals” or even close when they worked on community boards years ago …”
Smear groups and the McCain campaign are trying to connect Obama to acts Ayers committed 40 years ago – when Barack was just eight years old. Here’s what the New York Times reported on the connection:
But the two men do not appear to have been close. Nor has Mr. Obama ever expressed sympathy for the radical views and actions of Mr. Ayers, whom he has called “somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago, when I was 8.”
Barack has publicly denounced Ayers’ radical actions from the 1960’s:
Senator Obama strongly condemns the violent actions of the Weathermen group, as he does all acts of violence. But he was an eight-year-old child when Ayers and the Weathermen were active, and any attempt to connect Obama with events of almost forty years ago is ridiculous.
The complete four pages of the slick and expensive trash paid for by the Missouri GOP that arrived in the mail:
Yep, repeat the stupidity enough and hope no one pays attention to reality. Well, we did [pay attention to the reality]. David Pearce (r – advocate of automotive deer hunting actually voted for the healthcare cuts – and the Missouri republican party celebrated it. Attacking your opponent for something you did, now that’s chutzpah!
Now this is republican arrogance. “Confidence in state government” is equated with the legal problems of the Missouri republican party? That’s rich.
Here’s the case cited in the mailing:
04CV130560 – THOMAS GREEN V MISSOURI REPUBLICAN STATE COM
GREEN , THOMAS , Plaintiff represented by CARMICHAEL , JAMES E , Attorney for Plaintiff
MISSOURI REPUBLICAN STATE COMITTEE , Defendant
ANN WAGNER, CHAIRMAN MO REPUBL
204 EAST DUNKLIN
JEFFERSON CITY, MO 65101
Just to spell it out for you, the folks sending the mailing are the enablers of the folks who were sued (and then settled). Chutzpah!
This is a joke, right? “Anti-gun radicals” in the 31st Senate District? Who are these idiots trying to fool. It’s embarrassing. Really. The desperation just smells.
There’s going to be a lot more like this. The republican way – throw crap against the wall and hope something, anything, sticks. The republican campaign mode is just like their governing mode – laughably stupid and incompetent, except that some good people suffer…
Yep. You got it. The Missouri republican party paid for a mail piece attacking Chris Benjamin (D) for something the Missouri republican party advocates and for which David Pearce (r), their chosen candidate, accommodatingly voted.
The “B” side of the mail piece.
The best definition of chutzpah? Murdering your parents then asking for leniency from the court because you’re an orphan…