Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Building A Platform, Then Keeping It Under Wraps

Well, THIS is certainly an interesting approach!

The ad was pulled (they had bought time on Univision but the network backed down) but it was still why would Latinos for Reform discourage voting? Seems counter intuitive! Who are these Latinos, anyway?

To begin with, the group’s 8872 form lists the same P.O. Box number as the one belonging to the Admiral Roy F. Hoffmann Foundation, an organization founded by the chairman of Swift Boat Veterans for Truth (SBVT), Roy F. Hoffmann. For those who don’t recall, SBVT was another 527 group formed during the 2004 elections aimed at opposing Sen. John Kerry’s (D-MA) presidential bid by distorting and misrepresenting his war record.

De Posada told Talking Points Memo the address was a “mistake”: “In 2008, because the laws were so strange, we hired a political compliance company that handled our reporting and accounting.”

The connection doesn’t stop at a P.O. Box. Latinos for Reform, the Hoffmann Foundation, and SBVT have all employed the services of the same consulting firm, Political Compliance Services. Susan Arceneaux, a “long time aide of Dick Armey” heads the company. The firm markets itself as “an accounting services vendor specializing in FEC regulations. Our comprehensive approach to your individual accounting needs will deliver you from the headaches and legal ramifications of FEC non-compliance.” Latinos for Reform hasn’t filed anything with the IRS since April 2, 2009.

Latinos for Reform’s post-election 2008 report also lists an expenditure of $1,203 that went towards Paul Sullivan & Associates, a law firm recommended by the Republican National Lawyers Association (RNLA).

Finally, John T. Finn, who donated a total of $70,000 to Latinos for Reform, is listed as a “Producer & publisher” on the group’s contribution form. However, the address attached to his name also belongs to Pro-Life America and
I think I'll cut to the chase; the unspoken plank in the Republican platform is "we'll fight to keep a white nation." It's not the only plank but they're certainly not being too subtle about it. On the other hand they can't come right out and say it because most Americans recognize the goal as both unachievable and abhorrent. In other words, if they run on what they REALLY want they'll get no votes at all. This is why Sharron Angle keeps having to cancel appearances, because when she speaks for too long she gives away the game. And that's without the gotcha questions!

"No ad should ever discourage voters from voting or expressing their opinions at the ballot box," Angle's spokesman Jarrod Agen said in a statement to ABC News.
Oh man, once she finds out he said that, she's gonna KILL him! By the way, "Agen"... what kind of name is that anyway? Where you from boy?

Look there'll always be racism; it's only when you codify it as policy that you get real trouble. You know who the real Americans are? All of 'em. Seriously, even the ones who don't look like you.

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