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Grifters Gonna Grift: Live from La Farine CCCXII: August 20, 2014

Duncan Black: Eschaton: Grifters Gonna Grift If anyone in any way associated with "liberals" did this we'd still hear about it 50 years from now...

Kim Barker: Exclusive: ‘Pro-Troop’ Charity Pays Off Tea Party Cronies Instead "Move America Forward has collected millions... send care packages to U.S. troops. But its assets have been used to benefit conservative political consulting firms close to its Tea Party founder.... The charity later described the fundraising drive as a rousing success: In less than five weeks, all 800 Marines in a 1st Marine Division battalion nicknamed Geronimo were sent care packages and notes in Afghanistan, it claimed. But that couldn’t have been true. The Marines of Geronimo weren’t even in Afghanistan during Move America Forward’s fund drive. Instead, they were deployed more than 3,000 miles away, in Okinawa, Japan.

Move America Forward calls itself the nation’s “largest grassroots pro-troop organization,” and has recruited a bevy of Republican luminaries, including former Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush and former Vice President Dick Cheney, to support its efforts.... Last year, Move America Forward even solicited funds by claiming a partnership with Walter Reed National Military Medical Center...