Sunday, August 20, 2006

Arizona Republicans Paying For People To Join Party

The Arizona Republican Party is spending $10 for every person GOP organizations and paid strategists recruit to join the party.

So far this year, the GOP has doled out more than $300,000 to register nearly 22,000 new members, said party chairman Matt Salmon. Republicans are trying to unseat Democratic Gov. Janet Napolitano, as well as defend a U.S. Senate seat held by Jon Kyl.

Had we not done this, I really think we would have been overtaken by the Democrats,” Salmon told the East Valley Tribune, referring to state registration numbers that show about 150,000 more registered Republicans than Democrats.

There's confidence in your party platform, huh?

Who knows, maybe the national GOP will do the same. This is, after all, an era of fiscally unconservative Republicans -- who knows how desperate the GOP will get to overcome polls that suggest an increasing number of Americans disagree with Republican positions.

How bad would it be to add several billion dollars more to the national debt? How hard would it be for the Ken Mehlmans of the world to spin "Democracy Dollars," or some other Luntzian creation, to add to the rolls of registered Republicans?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your headline is misleading...registering new members ans paying someone to join the party are two different things.
Why must LIBERALS always distort the truth?

12:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not a distortion. They're paying $10/head. Living here, I know the GOP has a huge registration advantage, especially in Maricopa County.

The GOP state legislators (who have controlled it the last 12 years) have been shown to be a bunch of mental midgets who consistently push a far right agenda for this state.

They're scared, now that they've been exposed by a very popular, moderate, Democrat Governor, that the more moderate Republicans and Independents won't vote for them.

Perhaps if they focused on working WITH the Governor instead of trying to play 'gotcha' all the time, they wouldn't have reason to be so scared.

12:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obviously, the first comment's author was too stupid to check out the links sprinkled through Mr. Mark's entry.

12:41 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

"Obviously, the first comment's author was too stupid to check out the links sprinkled through Mr. Mark's entry."

Then maybe you could show the rest of us dimbulbs the part where a linked article says people are being paid to join the Republican party.

12:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sproul is the guy who ran the campaign in Oregon where they tore up the Democratic registrations and lied to the people they signed up. If this guy's name is on the project it is definitely bad. And we liberals don't distort this is bad.

1:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SAM....don't try to reason with them, it will only give you a headache...besides the owner of this BLOG is a member of the Granola Bowl...that's Democratic Underground for the uninformed. DU may be the largest collection of America hating lefists on the planet, next to the Daily KOS that is.

2:09 PM  
Blogger Sam said...

"DU may be the largest collection of America hating lefists on the planet"

Kiss my liberal ass, "Anonymous". I'm a DU member, too. We're not perfect, but unlike your gang we know how to think for ourselves.

Pretty stupid of you to assume that my disagreement with JABBS' choice of title for this post meant that I was on your side.

2:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

>but unlike your gang we know how to think for ourselves<

Sure Sam... keep telling yourself that.


2:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

seems pretty straightforward. I'm expecting my $10 check any day now.

3:59 PM  
Blogger ThankMe said...

Damn! I've gotta move to Arizona!

Thank Me!

10:48 PM  
Blogger WeinerNation said...

At least they aren't giving out crack for votes, or cigaretts and booze to homeless people like the DemocRATS!

8:37 PM  

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