By @LOLGOP

An Open Letter To The Romney/Koch/Rove Electoral Machine

September 6, 2012 2:41 am Category: Memo Pad 34 Comments A+ / A-
An Open Letter To The Romney/Koch/Rove Electoral Machine

Hi there.

Over the past few days, the Ayn Rand-reading interns you “employ” to watch over your social networking ventures may have gotten to know me. I’m @LOLGOP on Twitter and I have a favor to ask.

I know that over the course of this election you’re planning to spend a combined amount of about one and a half billion dollars to elect Mitt Romney. Much of that will be spent by your 501(c)(4) organizations – Americans for Prosperity and Crossroads GPS. These so-called “social welfare non-profits” do not have to report the names of any of their donors – so for all we know, Mitt Romney could have donated hundreds of millions himself to help you elect Mitt Romney. We may never learn the truth.

The idea that the next president will be beholden to interests who refuse to be identified is beyond frightening to a lot of Americans. But I understand the urge to be private. For three years I’ve been tweeting and Facebooking simply as LOLGOP because I didn’t want my political beliefs to prevent me from getting a job. I’m a middle-class guy who went to public school and has student loans and a mortgage. But the difference between you and me is that I’m not trying to buy the presidency of the United States.

What I have earned by constant effort and marginal wit is a bit of a following of about 99,000 or so. Of this number, thousands are surely fake spambots who want to sell me porn to put on my free iPad. Also thousands of people who follow me to hate, mock or abuse me. But there are definitely enough people following me that any time you buy a promoted trend on Twitter, I’m going to be able to muck with their kind retweets of my dumb jokes.

That’s what I did when the Romney campaign purchased #AreYouBetterOff:

 

 

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  • http://nomadicpolitics.blogspot.com/ Nomad

    Another question to ask is: Will you be better off in four years? I think Obama is at least heading in the right direction.

    • http://www.facebook.com/dominick.vila.1 Dominick Vila

      We are better off today than we were four years ago when we were staring at an economic abyss, and if we give President Obama a Democratic House and hold the Senate we should be able to overcome the obstacles placed in front of us and restore the economic hegemony that allowed us to lead the free world throughout the last century.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/YBYYIQHBLD7BZAU6L3DC7MS4YM Rodney

        and that why were in the mess that were in remember the rep. party main plan was too make sure that that the pres. serve one turn.lets make sure that they fail vote OBAMA!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/RickParris RickParris

    Safe bet you’re secret identity will never be revealed based on that challenge.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VTV55S5BALQIDBQFOLH7WIZNSA Don B

    I know where we’ll be in another four years with Romney/Ryan–a third world country. No money for infrastructure or social programs but billions in wasted defense dollars and another rush on Wall Street to gamble people’s savings away.

  • atc333

    I happen to like “GOP = Failed Party”

    Nothing like recycling failed trickle down economics, and announcing “Job One is making Obama a One Term President”. Or, doing everything the GOP can in both the House and Senate by blocking all jobs and economic restoration bills sponsored by the Democrats, in their selfish attempts to make Rush Limbaugh’s prayer “I hope he fails” come true.

    Party First, Nation and its People last. The GOP = A Failed Party.

  • DeeAnnRowley

    You just made my day.

  • SailingAlone

    So many Republicans are like Congressman Issa, bright and successful, marching in lockstep. Like the Admiral in Pinafore, they “always voted at my party’s call, I never thought of thinking for myself at all.” So sad. Where we need leadership, we have followers. . .

    • CAThinker

      I hope this is sarcasm… Issa… Really??? (I live in San Diego county and know better…)

  • http://www.facebook.com/don.larson.923 Don Larson

    This Guy has nailed it! As a former – – 35 year Republican – – I have been Researching the, “Rise and Fall,” of the United States, for the past five years. When one tends to, “TRUST,” without Verification; even a well-educated person can be betrayed! And, betrayed – – we all have been! Here’s the problem that many (most?), people have today – – including – – and especially, the Tea Party, and the Blue Collar Crowd: WHEN YOU DON’T KNOW . . . THAT YOU DON’T KNOW . . . WHAT’S REALLY HAPPENING IN THIS COUNTRY; NO ONE IS GOING TO CHANGE YOUR MIND! HOWEVER, ONCE THERE IS A CRACK IN ONE’S SENSE OF FALSE REALITY; AND, THE REALIZATION SETS IN THAT, “MAYBE, I DON’T REALLY KNOW WHAT HAS BEEN GOING ON;! THE MOTIVATION SETS IN TO FIND OUT WHAT IT IS ONE DOESN’T KNOW! ONCE YOU REALIZE YOU HAVE BEEN BETRAYED AND LIED TO; NOTHING! WILL STAND IN YOUR WAY TO DISCOVER THE TRUTH!

    Clinton really nailed the GOP, with regard to being responsible for creating the Economic Mess the Nation is in. The notion of the, “Great Wall Street Heist;” was certainly documented yesterday, in a USA TODAY, report that concluded that Wall Street has created a Culture of Criminality. The Culture in Congress is not far behind.

    Question: HOW DID THE WEALTHIEST NATION – – THE LEADING CREDITOR NATION; BECOME THE POOREST, AND MAJOR DEBTOR NATION, IN THE WORLD – – ALL IN A PERIOD OF 35 YEARS?

    PERMIT ME ONE MORE: IF THE GOVERNMENT IS BANKRUPT – – AND WE ARE; KEPT ON LIFE SUPPORT BY THE CHINESE; AND THE PRINTING PRESS AT THE FED; AND, THE POOR AND MIDDLE CLASS HAS BEEN STRIPPED OF ABOUT $10 TRILLION! IN WEALTH – – AND HAVE NO MONEY TO KEEP THE CONSUMER ECONOMY GOING – – WHERE IS THE MONEY? WHO HAS THE MONEY? VIEWED IN THIS CONTEXT, ONE DOESN’T HAVE TO BE A ROCKET SCIENTIST, TO ARRIVE AT THE ANSWER!

    . . . AND, ONE MORE PLEASE! HOW DO 20 FLOOR TRADERS ON WALL STREET MAKE A BILLION DOLLARS IN ONE YEAR – – AS THEY DID IN 2010, SELLING THE TRICKY AND HIGH RISK, DERIVATIVES. NOBODY MAKES THAT KIND OF MONEY IN A SINGLE YEAR!

    NEED AN ANSWER TO SOMETHING REGARDING WHAT HAS BEEN GOING ON IN THIS COUNTRY FOR THE PAST 30 YEARS? HAVE THE OWNER OF THIS BLOG CONTACT ME. MORE THAN WILLING TO ENHANCE AND EMBELLISH HIS EFFORTS. TRUST ME, THIS OLD, BETRAYED, Ph.D; finally, “gets it,” after 35 years. I could literally, write the book on the events of the past 35 years.

    GOOD WORK!

    don

    • joyscarbo

      Hey Don…a big THANK YOU to you and your post. Your words remind me of a very wise political science prof I had in 1992. It was an eye-opening and shocking. I know exactly why I don’t support the republican party.

  • CPANY

    Every time I see Karl Rove’s porcine face, I want ot vomit.

  • ExPAVIC

    BEING BRIEF

    Simply put, If RoMoney-Ryan win, we all loose.

    Time to get on the phones, speak up in casual get togethers, church, clubs, super market, barber shops, hair dressers, etc., and let others know what a sham job the American Taliban Republicans are in reality.

    Their old story of the pony and the sparrow, the pony gets the grain and we all get to pick through the poop, again.

  • Melvin Chatman

    Stay “Under The Radar” my BROTHER!!
    GOP Fuzzy Math and that VOO DOO that they DO will never find YOU!
    RITHAMATIC & STRATEEGERY – don’t leave home without IT!!

  • 4politics2

    Excellent! GOP “trickle-down economics” = Tea Pee

  • http://www.facebook.com/gordon.brown.336 Gordon Brown

    Way to call them out! I just love the arithmetic!

  • http://www.facebook.com/dave.kruse.14 Dave Kruse

    Put Romney ti and his owners, big oil will have the greenlight to turn America into a cesspool of gas and oil waste.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jack.licursi Jack Licursi

    Sorry but “THEY” don’t care. They need to have an accident. Then there will be honest open discussion about solving our problems, not burying us with insulting amounts of money to divert our attention and pain while continue to rip us ALL off. There are forces that are neither Red or Blue. They are green. They don’t care and they keep America dumbed down.
    They promote hate and division more than help America. They believe alright. They believe that America is their “cash cow”. They are ready to sell everyone, anyone down the drain if they can make a buck. This is not a country anymore. It’s a private piggy bank for the ultra rich, and we are the nickles and dimes they want to rid from their pockets. American money does not belong in a Swiss Bank account now matter which way you vote. That’s not American.

  • jess_walker

    I know the feeling. I have been trying to get a job since May with absolutely no luck; I wonder how many of those job rejections were due to the fact that I had the Obama 2008 campaign listed on my resume. I was lucky enough today to receive a job from an organization that doesn’t mind my work with the Obama campaign: the Obama 2012 campaign!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ES2UMKTR4CDLPP22JNGQN3Z7SE Jackmack

    the GOP there matto should be WE SCREW AMERICA WE DON’ CARE

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UKVKQBR55A34IQXDV4EWSFBAAM johnk

    To LOLGOP: Keep up the good work. Call these people to account. Buying a President of the US is a shamefull way to run a railroad.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UKVKQBR55A34IQXDV4EWSFBAAM johnk

    The “Secret List of Donors” to the PAC’s will be out soon…stay tuned. If not before the election then just after when the donors get their tax receipts for donations and put them in their tax returns, like Romney says he does faithfully. Corporate ones will show up in the year end statements, that are public record and the PAC’s must file returns as to where the money came from and went. Then the fur will fly.

  • onedonewong

    And some how when Barak spent 1 Billion in 2008 while McCain only took the federal taxpayer $$ an now is whining about citizens united… Time for him to do the right thing and only take the federal campaign fund $$$

  • http://www.facebook.com/don.larson.923 Don Larson

    Don B,

    It could be worse than a, “Wall Street II.” While that will likely happen; the GOP is going after Regulations and Laws in other Economic Sectors, as they pursue the, newly created concept of, “Rent Seeking.” That’s what Joseph Stiglitz calls the Behavior today of the Predator Capitalists. They produce nothing! They make their living, and attempt to, get rich quick – – extracting things of value from the Trusting Middle and Lower Classes. They also make every attempt to Scam Governmental Operations – – both here, and Abroad. In fact, it is my personal belief that our Ruthless Predators on Wall Street actually Exported their Model of Crony Capitalism to Europe. The Wall Street Criminals not only Nuked the U.S., they also took their, “Financial Weapons of Mass Destruction, Abroad.” This quotation is a line from Buffet – – the Oracle of Omaha – – not mine! He called the exotic Sub-Prime Loans; the Credit Default Swaps, and the Notorious Derivatives – – FWOMD!

    Folks, you can let it happen! The GOP will make every effort to, “OUT,” existing Laws and Regulations that hamper their ability to do whatever is necessary to make money! We need more Regulations and Controls to Reign in, the Bastards. Watch for the familiar Slogans; “Get Government off our Back; Let the Free Market Work! Government just wants to hamstring Business and Industry with more time consuming and costly regulations.”

    Secondly, watch out for another round of Tax Cuts for the Rich. It must not happen! The Bush Tax Cuts cost the Revenue Side of the Budget; literally, Billions of Dollars. Taxes are already at Historic Lows; and certainly, far less than any other Country in the Developed World. The Corporate’s pay very little Taxes; and, hide their Profits, Off-Shore. Can you imagine, a Presidential Candidate that opens four or five, Off-Shore Banking Accounts to evade the Income Tax Laws of this Country?

    Thirdly, watch for a new Assault on Jobs in the Public Sectors of Federal, State, and Local Governments. Public Employees are referred to as, “Parasites,” by the Republican Party. If you work for the Government – – you are on the Dole.

    Fourth, the Deal on Sequestration (sp? usage?), that automatically cuts $500 Billion from the Military Budget over a ten year period; will be under heavy attack! Them Boys, sure like their, “Weapons of War;” and, they are the Lackeys for the Nation’s, “Merchants of Death.” The Republicans agreed to those cuts, along with others; but, now they will want to renege; and restore those Cuts. They must not be allowed to do so, while the rest of the Nation suffers, in so many ways.

    Meanwhile, they don’t give a Rat’s Ass, about the Poor in this Country; or, even to do anything for the common good. The Rich do not want to pay for Public Education; their kids go to Private Schools, with hefty Tuition. Tis’ Sad, but they have, “sold out,” the Country, and everything it stands for; they have hijacked the Wealth of, both the Nation, and It’s People. If the Republicans get elected, conditions are going to get much worse; as the Neo-Cons try to Balance the Budget on the Backs of the Poor and Middle Class. I really fear for my Grand Children.

  • Eleanore Whitaker

    The deep, dark dirty secret is the troika between Grover Norquist, Ralph Reed and Rove. These 3 men, more than any other in the US are dangerous. It was Rove in 2001 who pitched his “One Party” rule. It was Grover Norquist who mandated his Republican thugs to sign a pledge to refuse any legislation to increase taxes, something Ronald Reagan did 2 times during his presidency. It was Ralph Reed, who used religion to bilk Native Americans out of $5.3 million he stuffed into his own pockets.

    Now, these headhunters are once again rearing their ugly heads and using their big money to do what Reed once publicly announced, “take over the government.” Reed is a megalomaniac who calls his own flock “Wackos” all while passing the basket which ends up funding groups like Americans for Prosperity (for them and no one else).

    This is a warning to all Americans. If we do not put a stop to people who consider our government a “corporation” from which trillions can be exacted for their own benefit to the exclusion of the rest of the people of this country, we will have pandered to the “Republican Armageddon” bois who will have their “Mission Accomplished.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1026883350 Pam Tucker

    That sound is the nail being hit on the head, LOLGOP. For a time, I would get ticked off at these promoted tweets because it represented just one more way for the hateful agenda of many of these people to get through. My husband is a two-tour Vietnam Vet, and the issues that he continues to have affect our family. When I would let my thoughts stray to him fighting a war, defending our country, so that these knuckleheads could spew this venom, it would make my skin crawl. Thanks for helping me put it into perspective: These promoted tweets let we, the people, get through; it lets the truth get through. Shared opinions get through; logical analyses gets through; respectful debates get through; folks with common sense get through. I get giddy when I see “thinkers” take over, and I watch their promotions backfire. When I see the diminishing returns of their hate-filled messages, it warms my heart and comforts my soul. My grandma always said, “The secret of good bullshit is to know when to stop.” With that I say to them, keep purchasing those promotions. We know they won’t run out of cash, but $100-$200k is a bargain for them to look and sound foolish. That’s a good thing.

  • Steve danna

    Got to add to this !!! I was raised with a simple math statement, 2 and 2 equals 4 ! so now hear
    this !

    After 8 years in office, William Clinton left a BIG surplus for the incoming President.

    After 8 years in office, The republican selectee left his predecessor a trillion dollar plus deficit.

    That is 2 and 2 equals 4. The only thing that you can ever expect from the republican party is

    crabs and ice water. MAKE SURE YOU VOTE, IF YOU DON’T VOTE THEN DON’T BITCH.

  • William Deutschlander

    The most pressing problem facing our nation is the GENERATIONAL REPUBLICAN. The generational republican votes republican because their great,great grandparents were republican.
    There was a time when the republicans actualy cared about “we the people”, however beginning with Nixon that all changed and the republican in power was caring about “me the individual”.
    Romney for instance epitimizes “me the individual”. Romney never made anything and never provided any services, what he and his cohorts at Bain did was extort or take billions of dollars out of the U S economy, convert those billions of dollars of capital to personal accounts, placed in foreign countries where they would be protected from paying income tax on the billions of dollars.
    Adding insult to injury, in the early 1990’s Bain & Company was facing bankruptcy and possible liquidation, in negotiations to save Bain & Co, Romney cheated the Federal Deposit Insurance department out of 10 million dollars of your tax money.
    Mitt Romney does not give a damn about you and neither does Paul Ryan, they represent the present generation republican, the “me the individual” republican.
    I was an Eisehower republican, then a Kennedy democrat and am today an Independent who genuinely supports Barack Obama, I am also caucasion and I investigate who I support before I support them, “we the people” must be vigilant.

  • DownriverDem

    I love LOLGOP on twitter!

    GOP = STALE, PALE & MALE

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XWNK5E33OIFUMQVAGQQA7GDM2M Bigspender

    Buying elections is nothing new. In the 2nd century a wealthy roman senator (Didius Julianus) outbid another man for the right to replace the prior (murdered) roman emperor (Pertinax). The bribes were paid to the praetorian guard (25M sestertii per man). Unfortunately for Didius the guard soon tired of him and simply killed him 3 months later when a stronger candidate came along.

    Romney would do well to take a lesson from history. Simply buying your way to power could have a bad ending.

  • http://twitter.com/GOP_Slogans GOP Slogans

    Keep up the good work @LOLGOP!

    @GOP_Slogans

  • http://twitter.com/helzapoppn helzapoppn

    We are better off than we would have been with four years of John McCain, John Boehner and Mitch McConnell continuing all of the failed Bush policies, doubling down on the “surge” in Iraq and Afghanistan, appointing Scalia clones to the Supreme Court instead of Justices Sotomayor and Kagan…the list is nearly endless.

    And I fervently believe we WILL BE better off in 2016 under President Obama than the Romney Dark Money Plutocracy.

  • http://twitter.com/QueenMerytAmon Sabreen60

    I’m always re-tweeting you. Keep doing what you’re doing.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/GVNMTD45HHHLOTGJIYG6V5KC7A john b

    After 12 years of Reagan/Bush one, the national debt was quadrupled. That’s an amazing feat in and of itself. That those two morons could have put the nation into 4 times as much debt as every President from Washington through Carter. But Republican sheeple today will tell you that Reagan was our greatest president. How can a nation repair itself with half the population living in total ignorance? It took Clinton to straighten out the deficit crisis and Gore could have continued in his path. But what did the sheeple do? They put a moron in the oval office who train wrecked our economy. And now these same morons blame Obama for their mess and want to put another disaster in the White House named Mitt “happens” Romney. Is their any hope if this guy gets elected?
    John B.

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