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The GOP’s right-wing extremist politics of warfare: even outright criminal fraud and theft are OK as long as they think they can get away with it

At Daily Kos Lefty Coaster quotes Daniel Rothberg’s warning in the L.A. Times article J.P. Green cited in his strategy notes yesterday:

If you support Democratic Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick’s bid for reelection, stay away from annkirkpatrick.com. The site might greet visitors with a welcoming photo of the Arizona congresswoman and a screaming “Kirkpatrick for Congress” logo, but that design belies its true agenda

Lefty asks, “How can these deceptive web sites be even remotely legal?, and lets Rothberg elaborate:

The National Republican Congressional Committee bought up hundreds of URLs ahead of the 2014 election cycle and has created nearly 20 websites appearing to support Democratic candidates in all but the small print, a spokesman for the campaign confirmed Thursday…The websites include donation forms that accept credit cards and encourage viewers to contribute up to $500, but instead of money going to the Democratic candidates, it goes to the NRCC.

Lefty concludes with his own warning:

Be very careful this election year when you donate money to Democrats over the internet. If you’re not careful your money may go to a bunch of Republican Rat Bastards instead of Democratic Candidates who need your help.

Hopefully the FEC will take action against the latest Republican deception. Meanwhile Dems should amp up their protest to force the GOP leaders defend deceiving their constituents.

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