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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Heather Digby Parton, Salon: If there's one thing Republicans have learned over the years it's to never let legalities stand in the way of a good fundraising scam. And one of their best cons ever was Jack Abramoff and Ralph Reed's brilliant scheme to con millions from Indian tribes to run a supposedly religious based anti-gambling campaign against the tribes rivals in order to gain exclusive gambling rights. Yesterday, Politico revealed that the latest GOP group of power brokers, the Republican State Leadership Committee, best known for its hugely successful campaigns around the country to turn statehouses into GOP majorities in order to redraw the congressional maps in their favor, has been running similar schemes as recently as 2010 in the state of Alabama.

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"Yesterday, Politico revealed that the latest GOP group of power brokers, the Republican State Leadership Committee best known for it's hugely successful campaigns around the country to turn state houses into GOP majorities in order to redraw the congressional maps in their favor, has been running similar schemes as recently as 2010 in the state of Alabama. They reported:

At the height of its political emergence, the RSLC was implicated in a risky campaign finance scheme that an internal report warned could trigger "possible criminal penalties" and "ultimately threaten the organization's continued existence," according to a confidential document POLITICO obtained from a source.

Never disclosed until now, the document detailed an investigation into alleged misconduct by multiple RSLC officials during the crucial 2010 election cycle:

It charged that national RSLC leaders conspired improperly with the leader of the Alabama Republican Party to use the RSLC as a pass-through for controversial Indian tribe donations, essentially laundering "toxic" money from the gaming industry by routing it out of state and then back into Alabama.

They understood that the Mississippi conservatives don't approve of Indian tribes and their filthy gambling:"

much more @ the link.

#1 | Posted by Corky at 2014-08-05 01:39 PM | Reply | Flag:

I'm just thankful we have the Dem's, Teamsters, and Unions to guide us out of this moral abyss.

#2 | Posted by DeadSpin at 2014-08-05 02:31 PM | Reply | Flag:

The GOP is screwing Indians in Alabama?

#3 | Posted by Tor at 2014-08-06 01:09 PM | Reply | Flag:

"I'm just thankful we have the Dem's, Teamsters, and Unions to guide us out of this moral abyss"

what a telling statement.

why do you look to either?

#4 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2014-08-06 01:14 PM | Reply | Flag:

-The GOP is screwing Indians in Alabama?

The GOP looks at it as consensual sex rather than the rape it is.

#5 | Posted by Corky at 2014-08-06 01:16 PM | Reply | Flag:

"The GOP is screwing Indians in Alabama?"

Elizabeth Warren is going to get right on it.

#6 | Posted by nullifidian at 2014-08-06 01:18 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

#6

GOP shill.

#7 | Posted by Corky at 2014-08-06 01:20 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

"The GOP looks at it as consensual sex rather than the rape it is."

It takes a real scum bag to knowingly steal from the poor.

#8 | Posted by Tor at 2014-08-06 03:11 PM | Reply | Flag:

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