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  •  The Googles says that address is a law office: (6+ / 0-)

    HoltzmanVogelJosefiak PLLC provides counseling and compliance services to individuals, corporations, non-profit organizations, trade associations, PACs, Super PACs and candidates who are engaged in influencing the public policy arena in Washington and across the nation.

    -- I think what Fox is trying to say is "Joe Biden was acting like Andrew Breitbart."

    by here4tehbeer on Fri Oct 12, 2012 at 11:59:19 PM PDT

    •  Sent that information to the Tampabay Times (4+ / 0-)

      If you click the "Professionals" tab Jill and Tom are interesting.

      Others have simply gotten old. I prefer to think I've been tempered by time.

      by Just Bob on Sat Oct 13, 2012 at 12:50:18 AM PDT

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    •  Jill Holtzman Vogel is also a (9+ / 0-)

      State Senator in Virginia.

      Republicans believe that people are to be ruled and that requires a hierarchy, with a figure head at the top. In their hearts, Republicans are really royalists. I suspect they think the 're' stands for 'Rex' and the only difference between the hereditary kingships and what they prefer lies in the selection process. The king of the people, selected via the ballot box for a limited term, has the additional advantage of giving many more people an "opportunity" to sit on the throne. Who sits on the throne is not very important because power is wielded from behind the throne via "the rule of law" a convenient euphemism which disguises the architects of those laws.

      We organize governments to provide benefits and prevent abuse.

      by hannah on Sat Oct 13, 2012 at 02:46:34 AM PDT

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    •  The Holtzman-Vogel-Josefiak "law firm" (4+ / 0-)
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      cybersaur, here4tehbeer, Just Bob, sinnyc

      Is a nest of ex-RNC bamboozlers.

      They also brought you Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.

      They spend most of their time setting up political committes for GOP causes and taking the Federal Election Commission to court on fines and levies against their clients that they don't like.

      Look at their website and you can see some of the fine folks.  One was an assistant to the legendy Hans Von Spakovsky, poster child for "voter fraud" bamboozlement.  Another worked in the Bush DOJ Civil Rights Division...  Surely you remember that office, when the Bush people were explicity focused on 'white people's" civil rights.  Stories abound from that era.

      •  A few FEC rulings did pop up in my quick search, (3+ / 0-)
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        and they seemed a little "ambulance-chasey" at first glance.

        This whole thing kinda feels like a big ol' Citizens United PB&J: Wingnut Welfare on one side, Wingnut Warfare on the other.

        -- I think what Fox is trying to say is "Joe Biden was acting like Andrew Breitbart."

        by here4tehbeer on Sat Oct 13, 2012 at 07:03:26 AM PDT

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        •  The Are The RNC's People.. On Retainer (3+ / 0-)
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          They are the folks who will argue to slice and dice the term "coordination" with regard to political activity.

          They are Rove's smokescreen.

          "Is it coordination if I call by phone, but use a woman's voice?"

          "Is it coordination if we send messages by carrier pigeon?"

          Nit pickers, technicalities, letter but not the spirit of the law.  And then when caught, they will argue they were somehow right.

          Here's some more of their fine work and clients, Torchinsky works for Holtzman Vogel...

          Yet another conflict arises through attorney Jason Torchinsky.  On May 13, 2010, a letter from Virginia Thomas was sent to the West Virginia Secretary of State on behalf of Liberty Central, enclosing the prior year’s IRS tax filing.  The letter advises the Secretary of State’s office to call Liberty Central’s attorney, Jason Torchinsky, if any additional information is needed.   Torchinsky is an attorney for the Koch-financed Americans for Prosperity.  The Federalist Society at the University of Iowa hosted Torchinsky to speak on the Citizens United decision on October 23, 2009, while the case was pending before the Supreme Court.

          The Lincoln Journal Star web site reported on March 20 of this year that Torchinsky, representing Americans for Prosperity (AFP), filed a letter with the Nebraska Accountability and Disclosure Commission effectively stating that it was exempt from the state’s campaign finance laws:  “AFP’s communications are not distributed ‘in assistance of, or in opposition to, the nomination or election of a candidate.’ Rather, AFP’s communications are distributed to inform citizens of certain aspects of legislative records, cite specific pieces of legislation and discuss policy implications. A communication that merely informs citizens of a legislator’s record does not constitute ‘express advocacy,’ and does not ’assist’ or ‘oppose’ the election of a candidate.”

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