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Maddow: Conservatives getting rich off ‘impotent political rage’

By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, December 10, 2012 23:32 EDT
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On her show Monday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow explained how conservative figures were turning “impotent political rage and ignorance into personal financial gain.”

The liberal MSNBC host noted a recent report by the liberal watchdog Media Matters, which found that Fox News contributor Dick Morris had used his political action committee to apparently funnel money into his own pocket through rentals of his email list.

“What these financial reports seem to indicate that is that donations to Dick Morris’s super PAC substantially end up just going to Dick Morris, which he presumably uses to send more e-mails to get more money, which goes to Dick Morris,” Maddow explained.

In addition, she noted that tea party leader Dick Armey quit FreedomWorks and took $8 million on his way out. Fox News host Mike Huckabee had been involved in “scammy” fundraisers as well, asking for donations to repeal Obamacare by keeping himself on television.

Maddow further observed that Rick Santorum had become an “exclusive columnist” at the conservative publication World Net Daily, which she described as a website “designed to feed the contact information for gullible and overexcited conservatives to people who can part them with their money.”

“If you have been watching this over time is one of the amazing things about it is how persistent it is,” Maddow remarked. “It just doesn’t go away. If you have any conservative sort of name for yourself, the odds are pretty good you’re going to end up in some sort of scam designed to part gullible conservatives from their wallets.”

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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
 
 
 
 
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