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National Republican Congressional Committee sets up 18 fake web sites to defraud Dem donors

Fake Websites Created by Republicans Spur Ethics Complaint

By Shane Goldmacher

Just as the series of faux Democratic websites created by the Republicans was fading from the news, they are the subject of a new ethics complaint from Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.

The group said Wednesday that it had filed an ethics complaint against Rep. Greg Walden, chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, for approving the sites.

The NRCC launched a series of websites last year that are designed, at first glance, to appear as if they belong to House Democratic candidates. Despite the smiling photos and official-looking logos, the text on the sites contains biting critiques of the Democrats—along with a large "Donate" button.

That the RNCC has continued to keep these deceptive websites up at all shows the bizarre lengths they are willing to go in attempting to damage their Democratic opponents.

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  •  The NRCC sees nothing wrong with this (4+ / 0-)

    "If Wall Street paid a tax on every “game” they run, we would get enough revenue to run the government on." ~ Will Rogers

    by Lefty Coaster on Thu Mar 13, 2014 at 12:54:24 AM PDT

  •  and Issa wll do nothing (3+ / 0-)
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    Naniboujou, Dodgerdog1, Lefty Coaster

       If this request is seen by the House Oversight committee, then it will be immediately filed and never see the light of day again.
        I applaud the measure, but most voter's either don't know or care or understand how this can affect the politics in their own area.

  •  Nothing will be done about this. I say, (1+ / 0-)
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    Lefty Coaster

    fight fire with fire.  Surely those on the Democratic Party side can muster people to create 'perfectly legal' web sites that will turn republicans apoplectic.  
    Effectively do nothing, and you are simply a punching bag for the gleeful Republican strategists.  And you lose.

  •  Republican strategy over the years has been (1+ / 0-)
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    Lefty Coaster

    very successful, in shutting down women's health services, including effectively denying access for legal abortion services, denying truely representative election results by creating roadblocks for millions of voters by changing the rules for enrollment as well as making it increasingly more difficult to vote.
    The Republican Party has succeeded in gerrymandering districts throughout the country, putting racist, misogynist troglodytes in  the executive, judicial, and legislative seats of power like a plague, and, with the economic damage inflicted by an intransigent Republican Party, we are facing a return to a sort of feudalism which some would claim we have already been enveloped by.  
    Old age is often unfortunately accompanied by a regression, of the mind and the body.  I hate to think that the old U S of A has acquired a sort of dementia which is progressively taking over and underminding this current experiment in democratically run institutions.

  •  Fraud (2+ / 0-)
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    VPofKarma, Lefty Coaster

    This is clearly interstate fraud, which is a felony.  We need a federal prosecutor to put these guys in jail with a RICO violation!!!

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