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GOP Won with Money and False Messages

The Giant Noodle

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A tightly coordinated effort by outside Republican groups, spearheaded by Karl Rove and fueled by tens of millions of dollars in contributions from Wall Street hedge fund moguls and other wealthy donors, helped secure big GOP midterm victories Tuesday, according to campaign spending figures and Republican fundraising insiders.
Leading the GOP spending pack was a pair of groups — American Crossroads and its affiliate, Crossroads GPS — both of which were co-founded by two former aides in the George W. Bush White House: Rove, and Ed Gillespie.

Together, the groups — which are not formally part of the Republican Party — spent more than $38 million on attack ads and campaign mailings against Democrats, according to figures compiled by the Sunlight Foundation, a nonpartisan group that tracks campaign spending in congressional races.
A substantial portion of Crossroads GPS’ money came from a small circle of extremely wealthy Wall Street hedge fund and private equity moguls, according to GOP fundraising sources who spoke with NBC News on condition of anonymity. These donors have been bitterly opposed to a proposal by congressional Democrats — and endorsed by the Obama administration — to increase the tax rates on compensation that hedge funds pay their partners, the sources said.

A scorecard compiled by NBC News shows the ad barrage appeared to mostly pay off: Republican candidates won nine of the 12 Senate races and 14 of 22 House races where American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS spent money.
That had the groups’ leaders gloating Wednesday about what they described as their pivotal role in the election results.

‘A decisive blow for freedom’
“Thank you, America!” read the banner headline on a blog posting by Steve Law.......

CONTINUED: Outside groups helped GOP secure big wins - Politics - Decision 2010 - msnbc.com
 

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A tightly coordinated effort by outside Republican groups, spearheaded by Karl Rove and fueled by tens of millions of dollars in contributions from Wall Street hedge fund moguls and other wealthy donors, helped secure big GOP midterm victories Tuesday, according to campaign spending figures and Republican fundraising insiders.
Leading the GOP spending pack was a pair of groups — American Crossroads and its affiliate, Crossroads GPS — both of which were co-founded by two former aides in the George W. Bush White House: Rove, and Ed Gillespie.

Together, the groups — which are not formally part of the Republican Party — spent more than $38 million on attack ads and campaign mailings against Democrats, according to figures compiled by the Sunlight Foundation, a nonpartisan group that tracks campaign spending in congressional races.
A substantial portion of Crossroads GPS’ money came from a small circle of extremely wealthy Wall Street hedge fund and private equity moguls, according to GOP fundraising sources who spoke with NBC News on condition of anonymity. These donors have been bitterly opposed to a proposal by congressional Democrats — and endorsed by the Obama administration — to increase the tax rates on compensation that hedge funds pay their partners, the sources said.

A scorecard compiled by NBC News shows the ad barrage appeared to mostly pay off: Republican candidates won nine of the 12 Senate races and 14 of 22 House races where American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS spent money.
That had the groups’ leaders gloating Wednesday about what they described as their pivotal role in the election results.

‘A decisive blow for freedom’
“Thank you, America!” read the banner headline on a blog posting by Steve Law.......

CONTINUED: Outside groups helped GOP secure big wins - Politics - Decision 2010 - msnbc.com
the election was legit. The results are not changing anytime soon, just go try harder next time, instead of wasting your and my time on useless posts.

 

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Here we go... The sour grapes are coming out of hiding.
 

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Here we go... The sour grapes are coming out of hiding.
ask the mods if we are allowed to hijack sour grapes threads and turn thim into something semi-contributive to the forum.
 

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Why do we speak of Obama's expensive election built on false ideals?
 

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Why do we speak of Obama's expensive election built on false ideals?

Well a LEGIT article comes out and allllllllll you GOP do is point fingers at everyone else like children. Well its time to grow up. Be an adult and be your own person and stop listening to Hannity, Beck, Palin and all the other salesmen you 2-party people listen to.

You know whats going to happen in the next two years? NOTHING. Nothing will change! The same BS. Its shameful.
 

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Let's wait and see. I have a feeling that the Tea Party will use those sour grapes to create a constant stream of whine as they realize that the Republicans won't be repealing HCR, starting a new war, removing President Obama from office and/or bringing on the Second Coming of Christ.
 

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Let's wait and see. I have a feeling that the Tea Party will use those sour grapes to create a constant stream of whine as they realize that the Republicans won't be repealing HCR, starting a new war, removing President Obama from office and/or bringing on the Second Coming of Christ.
WHAT!

No second coming of Christ! I'm canceling my NRA membership and telling my 21 week pregnant wife to get an abortion.
 

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A tightly coordinated effort by outside Republican groups, spearheaded by Karl Rove and fueled by tens of millions of dollars in contributions from Wall Street hedge fund moguls and other wealthy donors, helped secure big GOP midterm victories Tuesday, according to campaign spending figures and Republican fundraising insiders.
Leading the GOP spending pack was a pair of groups — American Crossroads and its affiliate, Crossroads GPS — both of which were co-founded by two former aides in the George W. Bush White House: Rove, and Ed Gillespie.

Together, the groups — which are not formally part of the Republican Party — spent more than $38 million on attack ads and campaign mailings against Democrats, according to figures compiled by the Sunlight Foundation, a nonpartisan group that tracks campaign spending in congressional races.
A substantial portion of Crossroads GPS’ money came from a small circle of extremely wealthy Wall Street hedge fund and private equity moguls, according to GOP fundraising sources who spoke with NBC News on condition of anonymity. These donors have been bitterly opposed to a proposal by congressional Democrats — and endorsed by the Obama administration — to increase the tax rates on compensation that hedge funds pay their partners, the sources said.

A scorecard compiled by NBC News shows the ad barrage appeared to mostly pay off: Republican candidates won nine of the 12 Senate races and 14 of 22 House races where American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS spent money.
That had the groups’ leaders gloating Wednesday about what they described as their pivotal role in the election results.

‘A decisive blow for freedom’
“Thank you, America!” read the banner headline on a blog posting by Steve Law.......

CONTINUED: Outside groups helped GOP secure big wins - Politics - Decision 2010 - msnbc.com
Wait....the Republocrats are heavily funded by the new aristocracy! Say it ain't so!

Pffft, of course this is what happened. And people wonder why we give bailouts and all sorts of government protections to these groups. Don't think that the Democrats aren't in on this either. They all bow before the aristocracy. Win or lose, the end is going to be the same. Neither party will work for the People, they'll just work for all the hedge fund and banks who funded their campaigns. It's how you get true protected classes.
 
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