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  •  I Will Admit I Thought About It For More (7+ / 0-)

    than a few minutes. Even built out a plan. But as you said it would be fraud and illegal. Not to mention unethical on like ten different levels.

    When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

    by webranding on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 10:25:49 AM PST

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    •  Not if you are populist (1+ / 0-)
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      You could send people mail that attacks Obama from the left using right-wing rhetoric, and be justified in giving all the money you get to true progressives.

      It might be somewhat unethical, but really, you're giving them what they want but don't know they want ... which is part of marketing, no?

      Economics is a social *science*. Can we base future economic decisions on math?

      by blue aardvark on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 10:42:33 AM PST

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    •  How would it be illegal? (3+ / 0-)
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      webranding, Laconic Lib, msmacgyver

      How are these particular assholes even threatened with legal action?  If Stephen Colbert can go on TV and form a 'Super PAC' for the express purposes of showing how easy it is to form a 'Super PAC', then why not anybody?

      'Goodwill' between the GOP and the President is as abundant as unicorn farts - Me'

      by RichM on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 10:46:35 AM PST

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      •  Well Illegal Wasn't The Word I Should Have Used (1+ / 0-)
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        I am not sure it would be illegal. I mean when I came up with the idea and did a little research I am pretty sure it is legal.

        I just though as a raging liberal (and former ad agency guy) I could find the hot buttons to push. And I'd push them. Kind of just flap what I think in the opposite manner.

        When opportunity calls pick up the phone and give it directions to your house.

        by webranding on Fri Jan 11, 2013 at 10:50:22 AM PST

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      •  It's not Illegal. Not at all (0+ / 0-)

        I've already checked into it. If a 501(x) gets through the application process and is approved , virtually anything goes especially with these smaller ones.

    •  Not unethical at all. (1+ / 0-)
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      msmacgyver

      You could put up ads that detail what you said you do. You just don't spend all the money and the ads are pretty weak. You kept your promise.

      Me, I have no problems with this.

    •  Yes, maybe unethical, but not really illegal (2+ / 0-)
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      As long as you are careful with the way you state your pitch.  I mean I sure couldn't do the televangelist gig, but I think I could dance around with the words to make the RW PAC idea work with out committing fraud or feeling especially unethical.  I mean, in a way it would be doing most of the donors a favor, really...give them what they need not what they think they are getting from so-called conservatives.  

      Don't know about you, but most of my relatives THINK they are voting for old time values, morality, personal responsibility, patriotism, (and babies), but I don't see that as the real agenda of the RW at all.  RW just says, "look over there, god, guns, babies...pay no attention to the hand in your pocket stealing your social security, medicare, etc"    So, I think, in a way, it would be doing them a favor....

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