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Saturday, July 21, 2018

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

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: