When Forbes.com is calling out GOP tactics, you know it’s bad.
“The worst part of all – besides the blatant deception and malice for the electorate – is that fact that since it has been exposed, the NRCC has stated that they are “very proud of the program” and have promised to expand it. It seems they can’t even be shamed into stopping their borderline fraud.”
Yeah, the author is pulling a punch with that ‘borderline’ qualifier, and the next paragraph offers a weak, stock attempt at ‘parity’, the new standard in objectivity, but “they can’t even be shamed” is pretty much the nutshell on these dirty tricksters. Jerks.
Commenters here and elsewhere may say that the only reason to be upset about this is if you’re an idiot and fall for it. As if ethics are for suckers.
If any ordinary citizen did such a thing — creating a misleading false front and channeling money to personal projects — they would be subject to arrest, prosecution and fines or jail time. But they get away with it because it’s political? I guess it’s technically legal, because the disclaimer is stated, if obscured? Sad state.
We must keep talking about this stuff. The extremes count on the middle to be silent, thoughtful, give the benefit of the doubt, see both sides of an argument, etc. This kind of thing should not be disregarded or ignored. Precedents are set every day.