30 June 2008

Weak GOP Tricks: Fake "Pro-Hillary" Groups

Pandagon offers the not-so-shocking news that PUMA (take your pick: Party Unity My Ass or People United Means Action), the pro-Clinton political action committee, originated with Darragh Murphy, a woman who donated to $500.00 to John McCain in February. How much has she donated to Hillary Clinton? Nada.

Why is this not surprising? Well, it's awfully similar to the Clintons4McCain scenario. You know, the group of Clinton supporters who swear they'll vote for McCain? Oh, yeah. Republicans.
From 05 June, 2008 Wired:

The Republican National Committee appears ready to roll out the red carpet for Hillary Clinton supporters, over a newly-registered internet domain ClintonsForMcCain.com.

Though the web address does not yet go anywhere, the RNC registered the domain name on May 15, according to whois data from the registrar Network Solutions. That was nine days after Clinton's disappointing showing in the North Carolina primary, which prompted NBC's Tim Russert to declare the race effectively over for Clinton.

An e-mail to two RNC officials about their plans went unanswered Thursday.

The day before this story appeared, "ClintonsFor McCain" vanished, and "Clintons4McCain" was born. This time, the whois information is hidden. For more on the Clintons4McCain shenanigans, see here. One more giveaway? The list of Republican-style talking points that voice their opposition to Obama.

These groups are not "pro-Hillary," they're simply anti-Obama. If Hillary was the presumptive nominee, what do you think the chances are that these people would support her? It's nothing more than Operation Chaos, month six, and suckers are, well, sucking it up. Remember folks, ElRushbo is the one looking forward to (in jest, one hopes) a recreation of Chicago, 1968.

Okay, let me backtrack a little--I'm not saying that every member of PUMA or Clintons4McCain is a Republican in disguise, but I do wonder if knowing who is fronting their organizations means anything to them.

Aside: A comment left at Pandagon cracked me up:
I have it from an unimpeachable source (my pharmacist’s nephew’s dog-sitter’s next-door neighbor) that Darragh Murphy has a tape or DVD or major CinemaScope production of Larry Sinclair lashing out at “Whitey,” either in a sermon at Trinity United Church of Christ or the national convention of the American Nazi Party. Whatever. And I consider myself a loyal Democrat. I didn’t leave the party - the party left me, v.2.008

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