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Monday
Mar212011

Sean "Voice of The People" Duffy Took $480,000 From Political Action Committees Last Year

The guy from MTV's Real World tells Liz Warren how to regulate the banks.  Sean Duffy (R-WI), the self-described "Voice of the People," took in over $480,000 from political action committees this past election cycle, including tens of thousands of dollars from these "people":

  • $10,000 from the American Bankers Association
  • $10,000 from Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • $10,000 from the National Association of Home Builders
  • $10,000 from Koch Industries

Now watch Duffy employ his razor-sharp wit in accusing Elizabeth Warren of being a de facto "Acting Director" of the CFPB, insinuating that she is some kind of rogue bureaucrat, unaccountable to the people:

Video - Sean Duffy asks Elizabeth Warren if she's a duck - Mar. 16, 2011

Now, we wouldn't accuse Mr. Duffy of trying to smear Elizabeth Warren's integrity simply in order to ingratiate himself with his corporate campaign donors, but if it walks like a captured politician, quacks like a captured politician, and accepts ginormous, $10,000 checks from corporate sponsors like a captured politician... Well, you can draw your own conclusion.

But just for fun, we looked into Mr. Duffy's fundraising activities over the past month or so.  On March 1, it looks like he and some good friends had "breakfast"  at the Capital Hill Club.  According to the invitation, a couple of poached eggs and some toast with The Voice of the People would have cost you $500 as an individual and $1,000 as a political action committee (screen shots from OpenSecrets.org):

On February 17, Duffy and his pals went down to the Capital Hill Club to have some "lunch."  Like breakfast, lunch with The Voice of The People will set you back $500 as an individual and $1,000 if you are with a PAC:

And on February 10, The Voice of the People sat down for another $500-1,000 "lunch" at the Capital Hill Club:

We're sure the good people of Wisconsin are glad to know that Sean Duffy, unlike that know-it-all busy-body, Elizabeth Warren, is accountable to the people, and not to a bunch of nameless, faceless special interest groups.

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Further Reading...

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Sean Duffy (second from left) on MTV's The Real World Boston - 1997

 

 

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pitchfork...thanks for the reminder on the real world connection...and he then went on to do espn broadcasts of log-rolling competitions before getting elected to congress...
Mar 21, 2011 at 12:30 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail
Two political parties in the U.S.? Of course--just not the Republican and Democratic parties that the U.S. television-watching cattle population so earnestly believe in.

There is the Bailout Party (and its representatives like Duffy) and the Main Street Party (and its representatives like Warren), period.

The problem is the severe numerical skew in membership: the Bailout Party is 0.1% of the population. However, the Bailout Party accounts for about 75% of government and for around 95% of mainstream media. It uses its vast resources to convince its minion MSM army that they are smart and important. How many people in MSM call for criminal prosecutions of fraudulent bankers? Who in MSM other than Dylan Ratigan and Paul Farrell do this?

The Main Street Party is 99.9% of the population. The vast majority of this Party, however, have been victimized by Bailout Party poison on TV. They actually put stock in the fake right-left debates sold to them on TV and in newspapers. Witness the absurd debate over $60B in spending cuts, which wasn't really $60B and wasn't really cuts at all, just financial chicanery based on projections. Where is the debate over $800B in defense spending or $144B in Bailout Party bonuses--all of which could be clawed back without any real downside?

So what's really going on here is that the parasitic Bailout Party has the hosting Main Street Party convinced that the relationship is reversed. This is what parasites do--convince the host to consume things that are good for the parasite and bad for the host.

Thus, two alternative names for the real factions at work are the Parasite Party and Host Party. Duffy is a well-paid employee of the Parasite Party. To us on main street, Duffy makes a lot of dough. To Parasite Party members, Duffy is a mere wage slave. The same goes for the TV and newspaper luminaries who opine endlessly on the infantile Republican-Democratic "debates" of zero consequence, all illusion and smoke and mirrors and manufactured demons.
Mar 21, 2011 at 11:24 AM | Unregistered CommenterCheyenne
Oh, Jesus, really. There's not one Red Team member with the nads to step up and defend this fuck? Do I have that right? This pontz has zero in the way of muscle. Is this correct?

No rush.
Mar 21, 2011 at 9:45 PM | Unregistered CommenterCheyenne
Yo Cheyenne, when your right your right, and you is right.
Mar 21, 2011 at 11:11 PM | Unregistered CommenterSagebrush

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