October 12, 2018

Two Arizona Republican bros had an "idea" this week: "Let's punk the Democrats by pretending we are communists and then donate money to them! Psych!"

What young male Republican wannabes often forget is that James O'Keefe isn't very bright, gets caught, and gets in real trouble with the law.

Like these geniuses, who were present at the Arizona GOP headquarters when the finance director of Tom O'Halleran's Democratic congressional campaign came in to return their donation.

She informed them that making a campaign donation under a false name is a violation of federal election law, and she would likely make a report to the police. The Guardian:

Making federal campaign contributions under a false identity is a crime. However, as a dirty trick, the attempt to smear opponents by linking them to unsavory political groups has a long history. In 1972, Roger Stone, then a young campaign staffer for Richard Nixon’s re-election campaign, sent a donation to Nixon’s anti-war primary opponent in the name of the Young Socialist Alliance. Stone went on to serve as Donald Trump’s longtime political adviser, a role he left early in Trump’s presidential campaign.

The rural Arizona district was narrowly won by both Donald Trump in 2016 and Mitt Romney in 2012. However, the non-partisan Cook Political Report classifies the race as Likely Democratic.

How long before they're fired?

Okay that last one is just random found on Twitter, but it fits, amirite?

Can you help us out?

For 18 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.


We are currently migrating to Disqus

On May 14, 2022, we started migrating our comments from Insticator back to Disqus. During this transition period, some posts will have Insticator and some Disqus. For more information on the transition, as well as information regarding old C&L accounts, please see this post.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service for information on our posting policy.