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(CNN Avlon) Sarah PAC "Somewhere Between A Business And A Racket"
RCP Video ^ | 3-30-2013

Posted on 03/31/2013 7:03:02 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot

JOHN AVLON, CNN CONTRIBUTOR: "....the Federal Election Commission filings for her PAC, the SarahPAC show is that the vast amount of the money raised and spent in the last election cycle was on consultants. It did not go to candidates.

In fact less than $300,000 went to candidates. She spent more on her top consultant than she did in all the candidates she doled out money to. ..... When people give money to these political action committees, they think they're getting political action. What they're really doing is feeding a whole subcategory of consulting industry out there, a partisan economy."

BLITZER: What were the consultants doing over there? What were they working for?

AVLON: ".....I thought the whole point of grassroots outreach is that you didn't need a consultant to tell you how to do it, especially from Sarah Palin's perspective. ..... . But the big picture, very little (INAUDIBLE) of the money -- millions that Sarah Palin raised through her SarahPAC ended up going to candidates. The vast majority of it went to consultants."

BLITZER: How much influence does she really have these days within the GOP?

AVLON: It's diminished. .... But there's no question, Sarah Palin is an influencer, especially in the conservative populous movement. She's very popular among the base. And now she's trying to present herself as this kingmaker, as you said. ...... So it's a reminder of a great quote by Eric Hoffer, which is all great movements begin as a cause, it become a business, and they end up as a racket, well, we're somewhere between business and racket right now.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Politics
KEYWORDS: elections; palin; sarahpac; sarahpalin
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1 posted on 03/31/2013 7:03:02 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot
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To: Sir Napsalot

Obama is somewhere between a traitor and a grifter. Although, with his skills, I think he may be both.


2 posted on 03/31/2013 7:06:22 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The ballot box is a sham. Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Palin bump!

:D


3 posted on 03/31/2013 7:08:14 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Sir Napsalot

All they have to do is make some practice illegal, make the law retro, and they have her where they’ve always wanted her.

She might as well run for office, they won’t stop the persecution in any case.


4 posted on 03/31/2013 7:11:59 AM PDT by HomeAtLast ( You're either with the Tea Party, or you're with the EBT Party.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

john avalon is somewhere between a nitwit and a pinhead.


5 posted on 03/31/2013 7:14:13 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Sir Napsalot

If she gave it ALL away to candidates they would be complaining “She didnt hire one single consultant to advise her”

Thye must really be afraid of her


6 posted on 03/31/2013 7:18:45 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Mr. K

There is zero question that is the case.

The real question is: Will Sarah run this time.

I sure hope so.


7 posted on 03/31/2013 7:20:33 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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To: Sir Napsalot

These MSM hacks keep telling us that Palin is history. Why do they continue to spend so much time and space on her? Could it be that the Rats and Rino’s are scared to death of her? Me thinks so.


8 posted on 03/31/2013 7:25:47 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: Sir Napsalot
I don't even know where to start. Maybe with the fact that Political Action Committees exist to hire those who further their action? Sheesh.

By any means, they must destroy Palin - a strong, honorable, family oriented, successful "conservative" woman.

9 posted on 03/31/2013 7:27:01 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: HomeAtLast

Yep, that’s what they did to Nixon too - they kept him in court and stripped him of protection.

They will do the same to Sarah try to prevent her from getting wealthy.


10 posted on 03/31/2013 7:32:57 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind - Steinbeck)
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To: Sir Napsalot
the video cnn doesn't want you to see
11 posted on 03/31/2013 7:47:25 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
"The real question is: Will Sarah run this time."

Another real question is: Why isn't Obama being investigated instead of Sarah????

12 posted on 03/31/2013 7:53:14 AM PDT by LADY J (ues)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Six cents out of every dollar SarahPac received in the 2012 election cycle went to actual candidates. The better move is to give to candidates directly and not to the PACs.


13 posted on 03/31/2013 8:00:51 AM PDT by oincobx
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To: Mr. K

They are indirectly complaining that the consultants that Sarah is hiring actually are making a difference unlike the GOPs!


14 posted on 03/31/2013 8:15:45 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Sir Napsalot

cnn... somewhere between he and ll.

LLS


15 posted on 03/31/2013 8:21:06 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: oincobx

I agree - but look at her success rate. She spent far less then that RINO Karl Rove and helped more candidates.


16 posted on 03/31/2013 8:28:54 AM PDT by wewereright
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To: Sir Napsalot

I would say the same about CNN, but since CNN looses money, it is more of a dishonest liberal charity organization than anything else.


17 posted on 03/31/2013 8:43:53 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Sir Napsalot
And what is the Southern Poverty Law Center/Morris Dees?

And what is Handgun Control, Inc./Sarah Brady?

And what is The Tides Foundation/George Soros.

18 posted on 03/31/2013 9:09:21 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: wewereright

Ding Ding Ding!!!!!


19 posted on 03/31/2013 9:21:30 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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And don’t forget WHO donated to Rove’s PAC vs. Sarah PAC.


20 posted on 03/31/2013 9:22:56 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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