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    • Anonymous

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      If you want to see how broken the system is and, more importantly, why it will likely never be fixed read this article

      https://www.thedailybeast.com/ted-cruz-is-pocketing-the-money-hes-raising-for-georgia-gopers-hes-not-alone/

      Ted Cruz is the Senator from TX

      “Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) needs your help to keep the U.S. Senate in Republican hands. So blared a handful of Facebook ads that Cruz’s campaign committee purchased this month. But none of them were actually raising money for the Republican candidates in Georgia. Instead, every penny donated went directly to… Cruz.”

      KEEP IN MIND THAT MITCH MCCONNELL IS ABOUT TO TIE $2000 IN CV19 RELIEF TO SECTION 230 REPEAL . . .which, in REAITY, WOULD ONLY STRENGTHEN THE FB AND GOOGLE because it would keep out smaller competition who couldn’t bear the legal exposure

      “Cruz is just one of a number of elected officials of both parties using the competitive—and extremely expensive—Georgia runoff contests to raise money for themselves. Increasingly, those officials are doing so on Facebook, where a political ad ban instituted in late October was lifted this month, but only for ads in Georgia.

      That’s led to a rash of Facebook ads invoking the Senate contests in the state on behalf of out-of-state political candidates. On some occasions, the ads don’t even mention the runoff contests, but are targeted at users in Georgia in an effort to exploit Facebook’s state-specific political advertising policy.”

      According to a source familiar with the arrangement, McConnell’s Georgia-focused fundraising efforts have actually served to cover the cost of using his massive email and text messaging lists to solicit donations that are split between the senator and the two Republican Senate candidates in Georgia. A McConnell spokesperson said that his post-Election Day fundraising efforts, subsidized by his direct Georgia-focused fundraising, have brought in more than $3.4 million for Loeffler and Perdue.

      These split fundraising efforts are a key mechanism to boost grassroots financial support for Senate candidates in Georgia, according to guidance published by WinRed. Some members of Congress have taken advantage of that strategy. Reps. Cathy McMorris Rogers (R-WA) and Ashley Hinson (R-IA), for instance, have both purchased Facebook ads this month linking to donation pages that split the proceeds evenly between their own campaign committees and those of Perdue and Loeffler.

      Many, though, continue to direct donations purely to their own campaigns or political vehicles. And it’s not just Republicans getting in on the act. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), for instance, has run a pair of Facebook ads this month with urgent pleas to financially support Democratic Senate candidates in Georgia.

      “If you want to take back the Senate and retire Mitch McConnell, the single most important thing you can do right now is donate to elect Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff in Georgia,” the ads state. The ads link to a donation page that specifies that the funds will go not to Ossoff or Warnock, but to Gillibrand’s political action committee, Off the Sidelines PAC.

      Gillibrand’s PAC largely exists to steer funds to other Democratic candidates, so it’s not inconceivable that some of the money raised through those ads will support Democrats in Georgia. Indeed, the PAC donated to both Ossoff and Warnock ahead of the general election. But by law, it can only give each of them $5,000 before the runoff contest in January, likely less than what the PAC is raising with appeals to the Peach State senate contests.”

      IT GOES ON AND ON AND ON . . . THE ENTIRE POLITICAL APPRATUS OF BOTH PARTIES ALL FUNDRAISING OFF OF GEORGIA . . . BY WAY OF FACEBOOK, GOOGLE ETC.

    • spartan

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      “Cruz is just one of a number of elected officials of both parties using the competitive

      So how come Ted Cruz is the headliner?

    • Anonymous

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      “Cruz is just one of a number of elected officials of both parties using the competitive

      So how come Ted Cruz is the headliner?

      because he’s a big name

      and they wanted to hurt your feelings?

      Its a leftist conspiracy?

    • Col. Klink

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      “Cruz is just one of a number of elected officials of both parties using the competitive

      So how come Ted Cruz is the headliner?

      His father conspired to kill JFK?

    • Anonymous

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      American voter deserve the crap they get in government because stuff like this grotesque money grab isn’t even newsworthy to them. In fact, it often just merits a deflection (see Spartan’s post)

      ““Gun-grabbing, tax hikes, open borders, and stacking the Supreme Court. That’s the radical Democrat agenda if they win the Georgia Senate elections,” Cruz declared.

      He asked for $5 contributions to his new “Keep Georgia Red fund.” But Facebook users who clicked through to the online donation page—and read the fine print at the bottom—would see that the actual beneficiary was Cruz’s own campaign committee, not Sens. Kelly Loeffler or David Perdue, the two Republicans running for re-election in Georgia.”

      contribute to ““Keep Georgia Red fund” by transferring money to Cruz’s campaign committee (“Mail: To contribute by mail, please send a personal check made payable to “Ted Cruz for Senate” to . . .”)

    • spartan

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      Speaking of big names, didn’t Kirsten Gillibrand sort of, you know, run for the Presidency?

    • FireLicht2020

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      He saw Trump grifitng so well, he thought he’d copy it.

      Smart

      Capitalism BABY!

      Suck on that libtards

    • spartan

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      I agree with the principle of the article btw, and all politicians and political organizations do it. They pick up on the headline of the moment to raise money. Save the supreme court, Senate blah blah blah and 9 times out of 10 the money goes nowhere near where you think it is. That’s why, just with all commercials it pays to read the small print.

      I just find the subliminal biais of the article obvious yet amusing. Hammer R’s all the way then right at the bottom, oh yea, D’s do it to.

    • Anonymous

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      Speaking of big names, didn’t Kirsten Gillibrand sort of, you know, run for the Presidency?

      lmao

      its a conspiracy was the winner

    • Anonymous

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      subliminal biais of the article

      :-)

    • Anonymous

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      This kind of stuff is funny because the article actually draws the distinction that you miss Spartan, so the query is whether you just don’t read closely or if its actually your “leftist conspiracy” bias that colors your intake of an article titled:

      “Ted Cruz’s Georgia Runoff Fundraising Is Actually Going to His Campaign. He’s Not Alone

      That’s actually the tile. I added the bold

      You actually mention Gillibrand but not the distinction even though tis right there next to where you found her name. Same distinction mentioned with McConnell, so that’s kind of funny.

    • Col. Klink

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      I just find the subliminal biais of the article obvious yet amusing. Hammer R’s all the way then right at the bottom, oh yea, D’s do it to.

      As opposed to the straight out bias by similar articles by the other side that hammer D’s that don’t even bother to try and hide their bias with a “oh yeah, R’s do it, too.”

    • spartan

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      “Ted Cruz’s Georgia Runoff Fundraising Is Actually Going to His Campaign. He’s Not Alone”

      You miss the point. The article spends it’s entire time hammering Cruz and McConnel then ends with an “oh by the way!!”

      The article isn’t wrong, but the manner in which it is written is designed to make Republicans the big offenders. That is either “unconscious” or deliberate biais.

    • spartan

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      As opposed to the straight out bias by similar articles by the other side that hammer D’s that don’t even bother to try and hide their bias with a “oh yeah, R’s do it, too.”

      Feel free to point one out to me and I will try to respond as honestly as I can.

      Currently I am responding to the article and point that the Eiffel Tower used as the premise to his argument.

    • FireLicht2020

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      Which Dems are doing what Cruz is doing?

    • Anonymous

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      The article isn’t wrong, but the manner in which it is written is designed to make Republicans the big offenders. That is either “unconscious” or deliberate biais.

      or, that you dont read well

      or, have a victim bias

      I mean . . and innocent victim bias, like in a Flynn kinda way

      I kid, I kid

      So many of you Trumpers have a (willful?) journalism deficit. You dont seem to understand the process and use your ignorance to turn it into . . . wait for it . . . A CONSPIRACY

      In any event, you just offered the typical deflection (“the media!!!!!!!!”)

    • Anonymous

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      <p>“Cruz is just one of a number of elected officials of both parties using the competitive</p>

      <p>So how come Ted Cruz is the headliner?</p>

      <p>because he is a republican.</p>

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      <p>media doesn’t slam dems, it doesn’t fit their agenda.

      Hmm, I am started to sense a trend here.

      Two Trumpers

      Two deflections

      two conspiracies’

    • Anonymous

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      DID

      NOT

      SEE

      THAT

      COMING

      :-)

      Now, about those liberal America haters and Rosanne Barr . . .

    • Anonymous

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      Jake Tapper shouldn’t report this because . . ya know . . “designed to make Republicans look bad”

    • Anonymous

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      as opposed to . . ya know . . . REPUBLICANS MAKING THEMSELVES LOOK BAD

      lmao

      always easier to blame a conspiracy then to see the reflection . . .

    • Anonymous

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      somehow this reporting on “da flu” is more leftist drivel designed to make the GOP look bad

      indeed

    • Anonymous

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      He’s actually a report for CNN? Not a REPUBLICAN himself?

    • Anonymous

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      ““Let’s be clear what is happening here: We have a bunch of ambitious politicians who think there’s a quick way to tap into the president’s populist base without doing any real, long-term damage,” Sasse (R-Neb.) wrote, just hours after his colleague, Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) announced his intention to challenge President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in Pennsylvania and perhaps other states.”

      ““But they’re wrong — and this issue is bigger than anyone’s personal ambitions,” Sasse continued. “Adults don’t point a loaded gun at the heart of legitimate self-government.”

      Sasse lambasted the crew of House Republicans who, prior to Hawley, had already promised to lodge challenges to Biden’s victory, labeling them “institutional arsonist members of Congress” who provided no evidence to justify their sweeping attempt.

      weird

      sometimes its tough to reconcile reality with . . well . . Trumpism

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