While the eyes of the world were focused on Madison, Wisconsin. OK: the eyes of the nation. The eyes of the world were looking at Libya. While the eyes of a lot of people were focused on Tea Party Governor Scott Walker’s bill to strip collective bargaining rights, and in his own words from this afternoon’s press conference, cut “$165 million” from the state’s budget (these days, $165 million barely gets you a bridge), a prominent Wisconsonian and a Wisconsin native, gone to Delaware to git himself rich and moved to Wyoming to become a fake cowboy, were featured speakers at that “grass roots” Tea Party Patriots “Summit” in Phoenix, Arizona over the weekend.
And, to clear up any confusion about a Fox News reporter named “Eric O’Keefe” here’s a picture of the OTHER Eric O’Keefe, speaking in Phoenix:
And why is that important?
Because you can slap a name on a letterhead, fill out the paperwork, get a couple buddies to agree to serve on the board, and then, when you’ve got your 501 (c) (3) status, you can accept “charitable” donations and your donors can stick Uncle Sam with the bill as a tax deduction. And, when you’ve twinned your Hydra’s head, and gotten your 501 (c) (4) you can spend as much cash on political campaigns as you like without ever having to disclose your donors. Continue reading