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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 06:24 AM
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He's not running for President, he's scamming conservatives.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/26315908/ns/msnbc_tv-rachel_maddow_show/#45264284


Rachel Maddow exposes Newt Gringrich's "shampaign". It's pretty clear he's not running for office, simply scamming his supporters out of every dollar he can.

Interesting how his donations are all paid to his consulting company. His speeches focus on hawking his books and movies. He's a "one man book and DVD machine."


With guest Steve Kornacki. Runs 17:25.
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dixiegrrrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 06:32 AM
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1. So many books will be written about the fraud era we are living in.
Is there NO place in this country that is not fraudulent...it is overwhelming.
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babydollhead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 09:15 AM
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18. it is so out of hand.
Edited on Sat Nov-12-11 09:19 AM by babydollhead
In our home, we do as much good in this world as we are able all day, until we crawl into bed and sleep untroubled sleep. Never fearing the knock on our door at midnight. I don't know how this will all balance out.
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WhaTHellsgoingonhere Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 06:33 AM
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2. Saw it! Great piece.
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B Calm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 06:34 AM
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3. LOL. .
But then, I think everyone of the republican clowns running are scamming. . .
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Motown_Johnny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 07:58 AM
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14. agreed (for the most part)

I think Bachmann is just trying to be the next Palin/Huckabee and her plan is to win Iowa then get FAUX to give her a show before she starts selling ghost written books.
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Philosopher King Donating Member (269 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 06:39 AM
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4. He's a "one man book and DVD machine."
The Michael Moore of the right...?
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arcane1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 07:35 AM
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6. What does that mean?
I don't recall Moore ever scamming anyone :shrug:
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Vinnie From Indy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 07:35 AM
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7. Care to explain?
Edited on Sat Nov-12-11 07:38 AM by Vinnie From Indy
Or, is this just the typical hit and quit it post?

on edit: If there is one thing as certain as the sun rising in the East, it is the sad, pathetic attempts by righties at subtlety. Your post is a monument to that phenomena.


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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 10:29 AM
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21. I think it went back under its bridge.
This is a very consistent (and annoying) example of the species.
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GoCubsGo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 07:42 AM
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10. Michael Moore is not running for President.
Nor, is he pretending to be. And, he's a filmmaker, so it's his damn job to sell DVDs.
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Motown_Johnny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 08:01 AM
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15. that doesn't make any sense at all, Newt was Speaker of the House
Edited on Sat Nov-12-11 08:02 AM by Motown_Johnny
2nd in line to the Presidency and he is now running for President


Michal Moore is a film maker


Just because Moore is smarter than Newt doesn't mean it is fair to compare someone who is undoubtedly in the entertainment business with someone who is running for President
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 09:20 AM
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Ikonoklast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 11:03 AM
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22. Enjoy your stay.
And you are neither.
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 06:46 AM
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5. Thats what I've said all along
sister sarah isn't in the run I know but she was doing the same thing
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OneGrassRoot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 07:36 AM
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8. Same for Cain, imho. Same for Palin and so many other "almost rans." n/t
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mwb970 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 08:56 AM
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17. Fleecing the rubes.
And these rubes are SO easy to fleece. They seem to have no standards or ability to think for themselves. Sad, sad rubes.
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 07:42 AM
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9. GOPers are so gullible.
If someone waves a flag and tells them they love Jesus, then they hang on every word and give them their last dollar while their neighbor's kids go hungry.
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GoCubsGo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 07:51 AM
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12. Yep, and I dare say.
Some of them give them their last dollar while their own kids go hungry. Got to wonder if these suckers ever catch on that the GOP has no intention of ending abortion or any of those other hot-button things they campaign on decade after decade.
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sendero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 07:45 AM
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11. One could probably say that.
... about more than half of the Rep contenders.
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The Wizard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 10:07 AM
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20. Shameless huckster (NT)
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Gamow Donating Member (226 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 11:20 AM
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23. Which candidate would the title NOT apply to?
Just Bachmann, and then only because of the pronoun.
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 12:08 PM
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24. Actually, I'm pretty sure she's plays the male in that family. n/t
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Merlot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 10:38 PM
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25. Could just as easily be said about cain
maybe even perry...who knows what he's thinking?? not even perry himself most likely.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 10:47 PM
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26. It's yet another symptom of our diseased society
Half of the things that people set out to do are not sincere.

Sarah Palin's another one like that... she makes like she wants to be a Big Deal, but she'd really rather get paid for being a personality than get paid for being a public servant.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-12-11 11:45 PM
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27. "The marketplace" of the presidential campaign is making the GOP look like a bunch of fools. Good.
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