Friday, August 8, 2014


Updated with excerpts from "The Week"

I hate this perception that the corruption happening in Cameron county is somehow unique to Cameron county - it is not.  The motivation in the Villalobos and now politiquera cases is not to end corruption - it is racial to give the Republicans a fighting chance in Cameron county.

Gregg Abbott would never even think of going after the corruption in the Tea Party - but then the Tea Party is run by his compadres and that my friends is the difference.

Do not get me wrong, I want the corruption to end, but the targeting of Cameron county is racial.

Corruption is not limited to any race, political party, or section of the country.  It happens everywhere in every group because people love to be lied to so they can feel good about their own ignorance.

From the Week

"This week, ProPublica released a report on the financial (and moral) corruption of a Tea Party group operating under the name Move America Forward, which was founded by one Sal Russo. Russo also helped start the Our Country Deserves Better PAC, aka the Tea Party Express. Move America Forward has run fake drives to give care packages to troops, stolen images of other charitable campaigns and passed them off as its own, and trumpeted a nonexistent partnership with Walter Reed Hospital — all while funneling very real millions to itself. The group is an industry leader at taking your Tea Party sentiments (if you have them) and turning them into profits.
Unfortunately, the continuing success of Sal Russo and the Tea Party Express is emblematic of a larger failure of the American right — and perhaps the larger project of American self-governance.
Earlier this year, The Daily Caller's Alexis Levinson reported that other Tea Party groups that had raised millions spent up to 80 percent of their money on operating expenditures, salaries, consultants, and mailing list companies, which were often owned by the people who ran the groups themselves. The Tea Party is essentially a landlord class; its fiefdom is the truly felt convictions of others."


Anonymous said...

It's about time the truth about the Tea party came out. They're not about America they're about the money.

Anonymous said...

Great work Bobby!!
Keep on exposing them.