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Republican Scam Artist Trolling For Donald Trump

As we’re getting closer to the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primaries, Donald Trump is having to hurry to assemble the practical political apparatus that his opponents in the Republican nomination contest already have a great deal of experience with. Trump is getting some special help with this task, however.

Last month, Scott B. Mackenzie, a Washington D.C. political consultant, established a political action committee called Patriots for Trump. The PAC is already spending money to establish local political teams in Iowa and New Hampshire that will finagle the system in Donald Trump’s favor.

Where that money comes from, we can’t say for sure. However, we can say that Scott Mackenzie has used some unethical means of gathering money in the past.

A couple of years ago, Scott Mackenzie helped to establish a PAC called Conservative Strike Force. That PAC sent out massive numbers of emails asking people to make donations to help out the campaign of Ken Cuccinelli, a Republican candidate for Governor of Virginia. The group begged, “Please donate whatever vou can right now. Ken Cuccinelli needs you!”

Conservative Strike Force raised 2.2 million dollars. It sent Ken Cuccinelli 10 thousand dollars. Ken Cuccinelli later successfully sued Mackenzie and others for their deceptive practices, resulting in a punitive fine.

In fact, Scott Mackenzie is Treasurer of 30 such political action committees. They solicit huge amounts of money from small donors, claiming that the money is needed to help Republican political candidates, but Mackenzie’s PACs use just a tiny portion of the money they receive to help any political campaigns.

Where does all the money go? According to the Center For Responsive Politics, one of Scott Mackenzie’s group, Freedom’s Defense Fund, spent 69 percent of the money it gathered from donors on direct payments to Scott Mackenzie.

It isn’t just financial ethics that Scott Mackenzie has problems with. Mackenzie also has trouble simply telling the truth. It was Mackenzie who established the Conservative Majority Fund a few years ago, a PAC that was devoted to spreading false rumors that Barack Obama was not born in the United States.

Those false rumors were also spread by Donald Trump. So, maybe it’s apt that Trump is having his ground game in Iowa and New Hampshire pumped up with the money Scott Mackenzie gathered through his dishonest schemes. It’s apt, but that doesn’t make it any less crooked.

16 thoughts on “Republican Scam Artist Trolling For Donald Trump”

  1. Tom says:

    Who Owns Your Candidate?

    http://theantimedia.org/who-owns-your-candidate/

    It’s a new era of American politics. With regard to campaign finance, the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling — and the arguably worse McCutcheon v. FEC ruling — opened the doors to unrestricted corporate funding of our national elections.

    The primary mechanism in place facilitating this flood of private money is the super PAC. You’ve probably heard of super PACs and how they’ve essentially taken over the role traditionally filled by individual campaign donors in Political Action Committees (PACs). But super PACs aren’t the end of it. There are puppet political non-profits, business associations, and now, single-candidate “dark money” outfits that, as of September 21, have already raised $25.1 million — five times the amount spent by this time in the 2012 election cycle. [read the rest]

  2. ella says:

    “It isn’t just financial ethics that Scott Mackenzie has problems with. Mackenzie also has trouble simply telling the truth. It was Mackenzie who established the Conservative Majority Fund a few years ago, a PAC that was devoted to spreading false rumors that Barack Obama was not born in the United States.”
    http://thepowerhour.com/news4/obama_kenyan_birth_certificate.htm
    Born: August 8, 1961
    -or-
    “Barack Obama, the 44th President of the United States, was born on August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, Hawaii[1] to Barack Obama, Sr. (1936–1982) (born in Rachuonyo District,[2] Kenya Colony, British Empire)”
    Birth Certificate (“long form”) created 2011.
    http://mrconservative.com/2013/07/21971-10-facts-that-suggest-obamas-birth-certificate-is-fake/
    -or-
    “Nairobi| The Office of the Principal Register of the Nyanza Province, in Kenya, has finally released 11 exclusive documents concerning Barack Obama’s alleged birth and early childhood in the country.”
    http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/kenya-authorities-release-barack-obamas-real-birth-certificate/

    The rushed, hand written ‘birth certificates’, there were several, claiming Obama was born in Texas disappeared from online within a month. They were generated because it came to light that Obama had not provided a legal birth certificate in order to run for President of the United States – legally. It has been stated that his mother, Ann Duncan, was a natural born American citizen, which no matter where in the world she was at the time, her son was natural citizen of the United States.

    He has spent a lot of time in Kenya.
    http://mashable.com/2015/07/24/obama-photos-1987-kenya-visit/#kD0xY9ZcaOqS

    1. Leroy says:

      What does Scott Mackenzie have to do with these links?

      At least three of them are from super rightwing websites that are “pretend-to-be” news sites that constantly get caught with “liar, liar pants on fire” articles.

      For example, Obama has been in Kenya twice, and only twice:

      http://articles.latimes.com/2006/aug/22/world/fg-obama22

      Are you saying that Scott Mackenzie provided this information that is in these fictitious articles?

      1. ella says:

        Leroy, there are photos of him in Kenya when he was a young man, when he was Senator, when he was a State Congressman, and as he is President on that one page. He has been back to Kenya more than twice since he has been in the White House. What about Citizens United do you want to overturn? That would take a Constitutional Amendment?

        And I remember when Obama was running to be the Democrat candidate, the scramble for proof of his birth wasn’t the problem. The problem was proving that he was an American citizen. That could not be proved because he did not have an American birth certificate. It took until After he was elected to arrange ‘proof’, and that took a few years at that.

        And is that the same Scott R Mackenzie that has a foundation in Florida?
        http://www.trademarkia.com/map/scott-r-mackenzie-foundation-86471282.htm

        1. Jim Cook says:

          Bull. Obama supplied all the proof any presidential candidate has ever supplied.

          1. ella says:

            Yessss, he supplied the same information any President has supplied – only a few years After he was elected – not Before he was elected. No other President has had the problem of having to prove he was an American citizen. Arnold Schwarzenegger did not run for President when he was so popular because he was born in another country. He has spent the years and became a legalized citizen. There is no doubt that Obama has spent the years in America, been educated in America, (so was his father and mother) but the question came up that there was no verifiable evidence of where he was born. And then there were some obviously false ‘documents’ hurriedly thrown up online to say he was an American. No need for the false evidence if the truth was just a document search was needed. Neither was there any need to spend years without producing it. Nor was there any reason for Nairobi to lie about it. People have changed their names and created false documents before. Unfortunately Obama’s ‘white grandmother died. Have you heard that his Kenyan grandmother said he was born in their village? Of course his father married another American woman and they were also divorced in an appropriate length of time, 3 years after the babies were born, I may off on that by a year. I wonder about those other children. I respect your opinion Jim Cook. Can you verify that the 2011 birth certificate was not manufactured simply to “…end the controversy…”? After he was elected, it would have been nationally traumatic to impeach ‘Obama’ for that purpose. Consider that enough were willing to put him back in office.

          2. Jim Cook says:

            Ella,

            Obama showed proof. Other evidence supported the proof. What really happened is that American racist conspiracy theorists couldn’t handle the truth because they didn’t like a BLACK MAN IN THE WHITE HOUSE.

            You are spreading hearsay that has been debunked, repeatedly. Stop spreading the junk around.

            http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/birthers/birthcertificate.asp

          3. ella says:

            It really does not matter anymore. The only thing that mattered was whether the man was willing to present the truth, or could, in the beginning. It was brought up here in this thread in order to defame Mackenzie, along with some other stuff. You oppose what I support in other areas, and do not see what is there. Obviously something there is wrong, and I am sure you must be right. Bye.

          4. Dave says:

            Jim, I don’t know for a fact that Obama was born in the U.S. but only know of the cloud of controversy that surrounded it, same as everyone else. Same as you, Dude. How did you get that ability to know what is in the hearts and minds of those who attempt to stand in the way of the kind of “progress” Obama claimed to want? Has it occurred to any Obama supporter that the resistance Obama and his party encountered had something to do with his far left economics and political stance?

            I heard during his first campaign some actress named Garafolo claiming that the Southern vote that didn’t go for Obama was proof that the South was racist. Last time I checked, the South was generally more conservative than much of the country, but she didn’t seem to understand that conservatives don’t vote liberal. They were just racist. Hogwash, Jim. Pure hogwash. I would expect better of you. “Don’t want a black man in the White House.” Jiminy.

            Those on the far left have only one simple “truth” on this topic, that opposition to Obama is due to racism. Howbout opposition to Obama for his leftist agenda?

          5. Jim Cook says:

            Wow. Stellar changing of the subject. Bravo.

          6. ella says:

            Thank you.

          7. Dave says:

            Jim, “Don’t want a black man in the White House” is a change of subject, fair game for commentary.

            I was sincere when I asked where you got those mind-reading powers. Could use them myself.

  3. ella says:

    That was in response to J. Clifford. The first quote if from his post, I closed the space not realizing how that makes it look.

  4. Leroy says:

    A new Constitutional Amendment to in effect overturn Citizens United (and to provide true equality in some related areas) is truly a MUST!

  5. ella says:

    As for Citizens United, I agree with the purpose: ”

    Citizens United’s stated mission is to restore the United States government to “citizens’ control,” seeking to “reassert the traditional American values of limited government, freedom of enterprise, strong families, and national sovereignty and security.”[1] To fulfill this mission, Citizens United produces television commercials, web advertisements, and documentary films.[2]”

  6. bob delorey says:

    Hey Scott: You da Man. Keep Rockin’!! Deeds HHS Class of “71

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