You remember Dick Morris. He was The Clinton campaign advisor who, to impress prostitute Sherry Rowlands, invited her to listen in on his telephone conversations with President Clinton. He was
fired resigned and has hated the Clintons since.
He’s worked –for a given definition of “work” – for the right wing elements of the Republican party since, most recent embarrassing himself during the denouement of the presidential election in November.
But WC wants to share with his readers the news that Morris isn’t just a figurative con man; he’s literally a con man. Watch this interesting bit of Find the Lady:
- Work for Fox News for a generous salary, and spend most of your air time flogging your own Political Action Committee, Super PAC for America. Instead of paying for advertising, you are getting paid to advertise. Sweet. And because it is Fox News, you can say anything you want, however outrageous, because it’s you know, Fox News.
- And double-dip by drawing a salary from your tame Super PAC. That’s right, you pay yourself to, among other agreeable duties, appear on Fox News for a salaried job to raise money to pay yourself. Sweet.
- And then triple-dip by causing your tame Super PAC to pay a mess of money to Newsmax for “ad placement.” And a big part of that “ad placement” is renting the donor email list from … wait for it … your tame Super PAC. As best WC can tell from filed Federal Election Commission reports, Morris’s Super PAC for America was paid more than $150,000 by Newsmax to rent its email list.
And what was the “ad placement” used by Newsmax, sent to the expensively rented email list?
Solicitations for more contributions to Super PAC for America, of course. After all, it has to pay Dick Morris.
It’s every con man’s dream: persuading the marks to pay you money to pay yourself money. And it’s perfectly legal.
In a moment of uncharacteristic candor, Morris has since admitted that advertising is ineffective. Of course, the anti-Obama hog trough is empty now. And the poor neocon voters are too dumb to know that they’ve not only been conned, they’ve had their noses rubbed in it afterwards.
Morris said that he would leave the United States if Hillary Clinton were elected president in 2008. If she wins in 2016, will he follow through on that promise? Please?