An aritcle in the Seattle Times charges that a group named "The College Republican National Committee" has raised $6.3 million -- essentially
through harrassing and misleading senior citizens. The article's fairly long, but the last 7 paragraphs will anger most US citizens.
They claim to represent the Republicans. Now, while I'm not a Republican and have no intention of becoming one, I think the best response for the
Republican National Convention is to do an aggressive investigation of this.
Fund-raising group milks vulnerable senior citizens
Copyright 2004, The Seattle Times Co.
By David Postman and Jim Brunner
Seattle Times staff reporters
The College Republican National Committee has raised $6.3 million this year through an aggressive and misleading fund-raising campaign that collected
money from senior citizens who thought they were giving to the election efforts of President Bush and other top Republicans.
Many of the top donors were in their 80s and 90s. The donors wrote checks — sometimes hundreds and, in at least one case, totaling more than $100,000
— to groups with official sounding-names such as "Republican Headquarters 2004," "Republican Elections Committee" and the "National Republican
But all of those groups, according to the small print on the letters, were simply projects of the College Republicans, who collected all of the
Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
I think it's beyond scummy to take advantage of people like this, and the tactics they use to harrass the seniors into paying (until they can barely
afford to live) is beyond belief. The organization should be disbanded and the core (and cadre) should be sued down to their toenails.
They're fairly big, and are mentioned in the links below as a "507" (just like the Swift Boat Veterans) But if this is their modus operandi, there
needs to be a very big and very quick investigation of this.
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[edit on 28-10-2004 by Banshee]