desperate moves by the RNC and Bush/Cheney

  1. FEC asked to shut down anti-Bush groups
    Thursday, April 01
    WASHINGTON, Mar 31, 2004 (United Press International via COMTEX) -- Republicans Wednesday asked U.S. elections regulators to sanction several of the soft-money groups running ads calling for the defeat of President Bush.
    The Republican National Committee and the Bush-Cheney re-election effort jointly filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission, accusing the Kerry campaign and several anti-Bush organizations of violations of campaign finance law.
    The complaint alleges groups such as MoveOn.org and the Media Fund, which are organized under section 527 of the Internal Revenue code, have illegally spent soft money in seeking to influence the outcome of a federal election and that they are illegally coordinating with the Kerry presidential campaign and Democratic Party committees on advertising and voter mobilization activities.
    "Senator Kerry, who supported the Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform Act is now the beneficiary of the single largest conspiracy to violate campaign finance laws in history," RNC Chief Counsel Jill Holtzman Vogel said.
    MoveOn.org Voter Fund President Wes Boyd called the allegations "baseless and irresponsible." A spokesman for the Kerry campaign said it has "nothing to do with these ads or the groups that run them.">>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> >>>>>>>>>>If this does not work there is always the old "let's throw some ballot boxes in the swamp" trick-it worked before..... :uhoh21:
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   Mkue
    I saw this same article posted on a political BB.

    I think there should be an investigation into the groups to see if they are actually violating elections laws. I don't have a problem with the charges, both sides should follow the rules, not just Republicans.
  4. by   gwenith
    The problem is that even from here that smells of political chicanery. Often it is not about who wins an election but who loses and at present it looks like GWB is walking the road to losing not because of what the opposition is doing but because of what he and the party are doing.
  5. by   Mkue
    Actually, I think it's too soon to say anyone is losing.

    Many of my Democratic friends are worried about the direction Kerry and the Democratic party want to take us.

    Alot can happen before November, but I think that as I stated above, all groups should follow the election rules, no matter what party they are for.
  6. by   SharonH, RN
    Quote from mkue

    Many of my Democratic friends are worried about the direction Kerry and the Democratic party want to take us.

    You mean as opposed to the great direction in which we are headed now?
  7. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Wendy, you have an amazing and keen grip on US politics....much more astute than even many of our own citizens do. You miss nothing! I agree 100% with you.
  8. by   Elenaster
    Quote from SharonMH31
    You mean as opposed to the great direction in which we are headed now?


    You're too funny. Thanks for the laugh!
  9. by   Mkue
    Quote from ktwlpn
    FEC asked to shut down anti-Bush groups
    "Senator Kerry, who supported the Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform Act is now the beneficiary of the single largest conspiracy to violate campaign finance laws in history," RNC Chief Counsel Jill Holtzman Vogel said.
    :
    On the topic of campaign finance laws... are these laws even necessary? I remember a few years ago the Reform Act was a really big issue.

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