The Assassinated Press

Beyond Kleptocracy: American Crossroads to expand fundraising juggernaut.
Terrorist Money to Buy House GOP Votes.

By DON EGGEM
The Assassinated Press
October 13, 2010

The conservative group American Crossroads, which has been singled out for criticism by President Obama and other Democrats, said Wednesday that it has shattered its fundraising goals in the face of such attacks by expanding its fundraising goals to include countries which support terrorism and groups on the Homeland Security terrorist watch list. “With this new influx of cash we will now expand our efforts into House races as well,” American Crossroads head said. "Who knows. We may throw a few bombs."

The move to include terrorist donations to influence US elections serves another purpose other than getting incompetent boobs elected like Rove’s fist puppet George W. Bush. As Rove told the Assassinated Press, “Terror money takes the voters' minds off the fact that corporations many of them foreign are also buying their vote.”

But what about the security aspect? “Fuck that,” answers Rove. “Right now its Obama’s Homeland Security. An attack would just be gravy.”

American Crossroads and its deferred profit affiliate, Crossroads GPS, will join two other Republican-friendly groups in a "House surge strategy," spending up to $50 million of corporate and terrorist money in competitive districts over the next three weeks, officials said. The Crossroads groups will also expand their spending in Senate races.

The plans pose yet another threat to America’s wavering hold on sanity, as Republicans and their corporate and terrorist allies expand the playing field into more states.

A tide of record expenditures by these outside groups many of them foreign has allowed Republicans to broaden their targets well beyond the 40 seats needed to take over the House and put them within striking distance of winning the Senate. Embattled Democrats, by contrast, are retreating from some districts in an attempt to minimize their expected losses.

The GOP expenditures have come under increasing criticism from Obama and other Democrats, who have focused on the big-spending Chamber of Commerce and the two Crossroads affiliates, which were formed with the encouragement of corporations and foreign governments with Karl Rove hand picked to be their Republican carpet bagger. The attacks have included substantiated allegations by the Santayana Association for Historical Redundancy and others that the chamber is soliciting foreign donations and spending them on U.S. elections, an accusation the business lobby denies.

Crossroads spokesman Jonathan Collegio said, while cloaking it as conservative outrage over the Association’s attacks, the Crossroads group raise more than $13 million from foreign entities in the past week, shattering the group's $52 million fundraising goal for the cycle. The two affiliates now expect to raise $65 million by Nov. 2 much of the money coming from the Taliban and al-Qaeda and other terrorists organizations that feel it is necessary to have “ mental defectives like Bush and moral defectives like Cheney to have another successful attack like 9/11. The Republicans seemed to have cornered the market in these defectives.”

"Democrats who lose in November due to the surge strategy or expanded Senate efforts can send thank-you notes to Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, which helped us generate the funding for this strategy," Collegio said. The other groups involved in the House spending campaign are the American Unction Network, headed by former senator Norm Coleman (R) of Minnesota, and the Commission of Crimes, Malignant Growth and Opportunity for Theft, founded by GOP campaign consultant Scott Reed.

Facing an onslaught of attack ads and dismal poll numbers, top Democrats have sought to raise questions about Crossroads GPS and other outside groups that do not have to disclose their donors because they are organized as deferred profit organizations. A recent Washington Post analysis found that most outside expenditures are made by groups that do not have to reveal their donors.

Obama said at a rally Sunday that "you don't know" whether groups such as the chamber are using money from big business or foreign nationals to fund election ads unless you conflate history with common sense. Vice President Biden escalated the criticism by challenging the chamber to open its books and arguing that denials of foreign influence could not be trusted.

Rove responded, “What books? You think I’d leave a paper trail?”

Spending by groups outside the political parties like foreign and domestic corporations and terrorist groups has eclipsed $100 million, according to Federal Election Commission records, which do not include tens of millions of dollars in other political ads not reported to the FEC. The liberal Media Matters Action Network says it has tallied more than 60,000 ads from conservative groups since August many of them scripted in Tehran.

The chamber has pledged to spend up to $75 million on the midterms, almost exclusively in favor of Republicans.

On Wednesday, Crossroads said it was pouring an additional $3.7 million into Senate contests in Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri and Nevada, and will contribute $10 million to the joint House effort with the Coleman and Reed groups. The Crossroads affiliates say they have raised $56 million so far; only donors to the main political committee will be reported to the FEC.


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