2016 CANDIDATE DESPERATE TO KNOW WHEN (INSERT NAME) DONATES $35
|| By FITSNEWS || People hate political spam. So political spammers now spam with … not spam.
Take the fundraising campaign currently underway in South Carolina (and presumably all over the country) on behalf of Wisconsin governor Scott Walker, the latest entry into the “Republican” presidential field.
This missive is typical of the latest GOP small-dollar fundraising craze, which brazenly seeks to take advantage of people’s ignorance and need to feel important in an effort to deprive them of their hard-earned money.
Take a look …
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So yeah … according to this solicitation, Walker specifically asked his finance director (“Colleen”) about this recipient and is personally waiting to hear back as to whether “they” (not he or she) joined his “executive membership program” (i.e. paid his campaign $35).
Obviously we blocked out the name of the individual who received this tripe, but as it happens they are a prominent elected official in the early-voting Palmetto State – one whose name probably should have been scrubbed from the bulk email blast delivered to the “unwashed masses.”
“These inherently dishonest solicitations from candidates really tick me off,” the recipient told us. “I have never been a Scott Walker supporter. I know no one named Colleen. That he shows my status as ‘not active’ does not imply that I have ever been active, only that I am like the other 99 percent of Americans … not supporting him.”
Ouch! But that totally hits the nail on the head regarding these “non-spam spam” solicitations.
“It is silliness that does not matter at all – except to show that these candidates care little for the truth about anything and are nothing but money-hungry leeches,” the recipient added. “How can we trust them with the presidency when you cant trust them to have an honest fundraising letter.”
That’s a damn good question …
One step above these duplicitous solicitations?
The ridiculous “handshake line” photos featuring mid-level donors flashing their gullible gums alongside the perma-grinning candidate – coughing up $500 or $1000 for the “honor” of a lens click (and an immediately forgettable fifteen second interaction, if their lucky).
Ah, the illusion of access … and importance.
Will any of these people have so much as an iota of influence in Walker’s campaign? Or the candidacies of any of the “Republican” presidential hopefuls?
Don’t fool yourself …
When you and your cronies there at Fits News have the balls to take on the Clinton’s and the Clinton Foundation then I will take your ramblings about Walker to heart. They are current selling influence to donors to get inside the current administration and her future administration, if elected.(God help us.)
I do think all campaign begging to be unseemly, but what the Clinton’s are doing is hideous and should be considered unlawful behavior.
Hillary is the FITSNews candidate. That’s been made perfectly clear.
She certainly appears to be, and good luck with that.
They have been told Hillary cannot lose. The media says the demographics give the Democrats the White House no matter what.
But without multiple voters, who voted strictly on race-hate in 08 and 12, the GOP has (or people who are pro-American have) the advantage. If there is not a moderate nominated by the GOP.
It’s why the media and the Dems want Jeb or Christie so badly. They know their liberal can beat a RINO. But if we get a good candidate nominated, I think we’ll see much of the FITSNews bravdo, along with the rest of Hillary’s worshipers, will get real scared, real fast. They may not be smart, but they cannot be so stupid they don’t see how repulsive she is.
You tell them GrandTango! Besides the info from ‘my sources’ says that Hillary is really just inhabiting an android body. Androids aren’t human and shouldn’t be allowed to run for pResident. If elected robot woman will be pResident forever because androids are immortal.
FITS has covered the Clinton Foundation. Most of the coverage dried up around during the Horrific Times along with coverage of everything not tie to the Horrific Times. No Agenda Show and Michael Savage seem to be the only ones giving the Clinton Foundation a lot of air time / attention.
“during the Horrific Times”
lol- very good!
OK, you got me. I have only been active here at FITS for the last few months, I Offer my apology.
Pointing this out is OK, but what Walker’s campaign is doing remains mouse nuts when you compare it to the Clinton’s unlawful political antics.
We expect more from “our people” than we do of the democrats.
Agreed. I think it’s more a case of this is annoying to the voters, so Stop it. You want to get elected, right? (The thing is at least half of them running don’t want to get elected).
The Clinton problem: “I used to like her, but I don’t trust her,” said Donald Walters of Louisville, Kentucky. “Ever since she’s announced her candidacy for the presidency I just haven’t liked the way she’s handled things. She doesn’t answer questions directly.”
Clinton’s standing falls among Democrats
Whoever this elected official is needs to get a life.
Yea, we don’t need anyone that believes there should be truth in politics or government,
That would be awful.
I got one kinda’ like that from Lee Bright’s campaign for US Senate…got a good chuckle from that one.
So if this “prominent” elected official is so damned pissed off, why doesn’t he make a public statement and actually call Walker out on it, instead of getting you to run this anonymous attack piece on Walker? Oh, it’s because if Walker appears to be the SC favorite, he’ll cuddle up next to him any chance he gets.
Or, it’s because this “prominent” elected official isn’t anything of the sort, and this is just an attempt by Fitsnews to attack Walker’s fundraising efforts.
If Walker paid off this website, they’d be sucking his ding-dong in a minute.
Ever hear the term “Political Whore?”
UHH-RAA, spot on !!!
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I hardly think this letter is worth a public official making a public statement, but nonetheless, it is important that Will Folks print storys like this as these presidential candidates should now how people feel about their sleazy acts.
Candidate are surrounded by people that make money off of them. They will do anything possible, in the candidates name, to get that money. This post seems a good check on those guys.
I am not on the Walker list…yet. Glad this letter was passed along. I don’t want a conservative pol that can be a low rent as Obama and his crew. I want more.
The official who provided the information and a statement to Will for the purposes of publishing it disagrees with your contention that it’s not worth making a statement about it. He’s just too much of a chickenshit to attach his name to it.
Who is buying who? Follow the money: http://www.followthemoney.org/election-overview?s=SC&y=2014
Your candidate is Hillary, you FUCKING idiot. Get used to being intimidated by legitimate presidential candidates.
Walker has accomplished more good as a Gov. than Obama, and Hillary combined, have accomplished in their whole miserable FUCKING lives.
Hi Grandtango! Celebrating the fact that you got the nanny software removed from the computer by capitalizing your swears? LMAO!!!!
Good to see you’re back, #%$£ hole.
I get these form letters from several different candidates on a regular basis. Some secretary in a back office at HQ. is paid to make these “individual letters” by the thousands. Hasn’t anyone heard of the program that you load a list of names and addresses into and it shits bout individual letters to prospective donors ? Sounds like someone doesn’t like Walker and is grasping at straws to find something to muddy the water.
Walker and Trump are the ONLY candidates that are even close to telling it like it is. Walker has what we need, youth, strong conservative record as governor, successful life story. This is what the USA needs before it is too late. Yesterday at Hudson’s was the second time I have heard him and he was even better than the last time. I am about as sold on him as I can get and still remain non committal.
I think Walker is a good guy. Like you, I have not made up my mind but maybe this story will help him clean up his fundraising act.
No doubt there will be crappy fundraising letters from most of the candidates. Walker may stand out if he changes his policies.
Yes a real solid guy. Pushed through cuts in education so that he can now sign a bill to fund a sports arena for a couple of billionaires.
That is just being a Republican. Nothing unexpected there. Republicans love to spend taxpayer money on billionaire donors.
From what I understand Wisconsin has been slipping in economic indicators to around 38th in the nation under Walker
Were you one of the “geezers” I saw milling around him on TV?
From what I saw I didn’t see anyone under 50+ in the crowd……….and they weren’t that many people to boot
I’m 62 myself but damn!!!!!!
I might have been one of the geezers. At Hudson’s BBQ in Lexington he had over 300 tickets sold plus people that just showed up. I was told it was the biggest crowd ever there. He gave a great speech and had the crowd cheering and clapping regularly. There was a good mix of ages from high schoolers to us geezers. I met up with several old friends that are working for him. Some all the way back to the Bush crowd in 2000. And besides that at 10:45 Republicans are all working and Dims haven’t got up yet. LOL
i hate this kind of fundraising. It is like they turned the whole thing over to RONCO android go for it.
I want some honor and integrity. Might as well start with fundraising.
I quit with Scott Walker when I found out they hired Kerry Wood. Kerry is never involved with anything other than gutter politics.
Walker, you were my man, but now you are nuttin!
That will do it for me. Kerry is political trash, and that is as low as it gets.
He moved down a notch in my book too when I heard the news.
Kerry Wood has most certainly NOT been hired by Scott Walker!
I’ve never been inclined to donate money to millionaires.
Just what you would expect from Scott “show me the money” Walker?
Remember that time he thought he was on the phone with David Koch and he all most pissed all over himself, and it turned out to be a joke by a radio talk show. As I recall he stepped out of an important meeting, where he was supposedly doing his job to take the call. What a dumb ass.
Yes sir, Mr. Koch, Whatever you say Mr. Koch. Right away Mr. Koch. How high Mr. Koch? Walker is a Koch tool!! If we want David Koch running the country, why not elect him, instead of his errand boy..
But as you are a “hate the evil Koch Brothers big spending Democrat”, what difference does it make to you?
You just came to bash, so your thoughts are relevant.
Very relevant. I hate all dark money in politics. I think Citizens Untied should be overturned and Super Pacs should be illegal. The Kochs are just the worst of the bunch.
I would list those billionaires and other entities on the Left, but what would be the point? You and your ilk would deny or excuse them all.
I can’t stand the Koch Brothers, but there are a lot of players in that arena.
List away. As I said I oppose all dark money in politics. Its just a bribe. The Kochs have vowed to spend a billion dollars buying the presidency. I don’t think anyone else comes close to that, but if they do they are equally bad.
And before you start screaming about George Soros, I know nothing about his pac contributions. But if he is trying to buy the Presidency I oppose that as well. There should be zero dark money in politics. We should know who is trying to buy our elected officials.
Walker drew a pretty big crowd to Mutts BBQ in Mauldin yesterday. Of course, any RWNJ draws a big crowd in these parts.
I saw that he was going to be in Mauldin yesterday afternoon, but did not make an effort to attend. Anything noteworthy that I missed?
He was running late and I couldn’t wait. Wyff has a video.
if they’re lucky*
MILWAUKEE, July 16 (Reuters) – The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that Governor Scott Walker’s campaign and conservative groups did not break campaign finance laws during recall elections, clearing the Republican of an issue clouding his run for U.S. president.
When are these idiots going to admit this race is between Trump and Bush. I guess they can live on super pac money for a long time before they finally give up. Too bad.
Come on Will. “if their lucky”?
How about, “if they’re lucky”
And who is Wilson? Your last paragraph should say “Walker’s campaign” not “Wilson’s campaign”
It’s hard to take an article (even if it has a good point like this one does) seriously with such obvious and blatant mistakes.