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Joe Scarborough: "You have a lot of people running around, saying harsh things that sell books and push ratings and lose elections, he said on Monday. Conservatism is a racket for a lot of people to get very, very rich. With no thought of winning elections."

Karl Rove and other republican leaders accused of putting self before party. (photo: Getty Images)
Karl Rove and other republican leaders accused of putting self before party. (photo: Getty Images)

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+25 # MainStreetMentor 2012-12-11 15:00
To answer the question possed by the title of this article: YES ... it is!
+13 # bingers 2012-12-11 23:02
Inasmuch as there is no such thing as an honest conservative since the death of Goldwater, is there any question?
+11 # fredboy 2012-12-12 07:28
Of course it is. But if our government will not prosecute admitted drug cartel money launderers, they'll never go after these fools.
+22 # ABen 2012-12-12 08:42
The thrust of this article certainly supports the notion that "a fool and his money are soon parted." Fixed Noise and shills such as Limbaugh and Savage stoke the fires of fear, ignorance, and resentment to make millions. The term 'intelligent Conservative' has become a practical oxymoron.
+15 # robniel 2012-12-12 10:02
Conservatives have been duped by these frauds for years. They believe the big lies and vote against their own best interests.
+14 # ruttaro 2012-12-12 10:33
If only the "marks" would read this. Of course, the "barkers" already have them in the tent to view the show. Is this fraud? Hard to tell. The laws, as written, may be such as to consider these blowhards as nothing more than just carnival hucksters of the political circus. But even if it was fraud, those already in the tent would be the first to defend Limbaugh et al. It is their right to be entertained even if it means the money they spent is not used in quite the manner they thought. I suspect if the mesmerized anger-bots were told that they could skip the formalities and place a check directly in Dick Morris's pocket or Limbaughs belt (lot's of room there), or Beck's little drawer of conspiracies they would do so, gleefully. In fact, isn't their first defense when controversy comes knocking to answer the door with "I'm just an entertainer exercising my free speech rights."?
The anger-bots crave the stoking of their inflamed outrage, the need for scapegoats and boogie-men. These clowns are giving them more than they feel they pay for.
And even if there is fraud, the government could not go after them. It would only prove that the government is out to silence conservatives and turn America into Beck's Stalinist-Hitle rist state. Besides, if HSBC and big banks can get away with crimes that would put any one of us in jail or Gitmo for life, because they are too big to fail, same goes for Limbaugh. So much for corporations as people.
+7 # Eldon J. Bloedorn 2012-12-12 23:32
Recently a Supreme Court justice was traveling by air, to deliver a speech. Was asked if she would recommend the U.S. political sytem as a model for other countries. Her answer: "no. Canada is a better model." Well, at least she was honest.
+1 # reiverpacific 2012-12-14 11:18
Funny, that's the title of Maj-Gen' Smedley Butler's revelatory book on ("War) is just a Racket".
Well why not the Owner-media that goes along with it, mostly conservative in spite of the far right's continuously hysterical whining about the "Liberal Press".
In short, do bears shit in the woods?

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