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  •  ^^^ This x 1,000 ^^^ (3+ / 0-)

    I'm starting to notice what seems like an increase in 'titles that don't actually match the diaries.'

    One diarist (I forget who it was) tried to justify that by claiming that the title was purposefully inflammatory in order to attract readers.   I don't think that applies to this diary and that, instead, the title is simply based on an incorrect assumption via jumping to erroneous conclusion, etc.

    I hope the diarist will re-word the title to accurately match the facts (and the facts are readily available).

    It's not a question of whether our founding fathers are rolling in their graves but rather of how many RPM they're clocking.

    by Eyesbright on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 11:23:16 AM PDT

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    •  Not just the title is at issue (9+ / 0-)

      Content of the diary seems to be off track, too. It suggests the suit is targeting chruches and charities with are 501c3, instead of the actual target, which is 501c4 social welfare organizations. I know the term "social welfare" implies "charity", but it really covers a much wider range than that. From Tea Party organizations to true social benefit organizations that may be educating on dental healh or working to save endangered species.
      Besides Crosroads GPS and OFA, which are clearly political, there are others.

      The types of organizations who have historically occupied the (c)(4) niche follow directly from these differences. The Sierra Club, the AARP and the National Rifle Association, to name examples, are too politically engaged to be charities, yet they work toward what each believes will be a better world
      http://www.nytimes.com/...

      “Texas is a so-called red state, but you’ve got 10 million Democrats here in Texas. And …, there are a whole lot of people here in Texas who need us, and who need us to fight for them.” President Obama

      by Catte Nappe on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 12:22:50 PM PDT

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      •  Yup, I didn't make that clearly enough (1+ / 0-)
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        I was going off on a tangent about the title but I did say

        I hope the diarist will re-word the title to accurately match the facts (and the facts are readily available).
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        My gripe about the diary not being factual almost sounds like a side issue because I was so irritated about the title.  That made for a rather inept comment from me - but the rest of you did a great job of writing about the facts (unlike the diarist)!

        It's not a question of whether our founding fathers are rolling in their graves but rather of how many RPM they're clocking.

        by Eyesbright on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 08:16:29 PM PDT

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