Late Night FDL: Feeding From the Hand They Bite

By: Friday May 18, 2012 8:00 pm

You probably read (here or elsewhere) about yesterday’s mini-firestorm in the blogosphere: the report that a wealthy right-winger, Joe Ricketts, was considering a $10 million super-PAC ad campaign reviving old charges about President Obama’s supposed connections to Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

You may have missed the punch line, though. The denial issued by Ricketts described him as “a fiscal conservative,” and his super-PAC is (rather ludicrously) named the “Ending Spending Action Fund.”

 

$10 Million Could Be Spent on Rev. Wright Attacks

By: Thursday May 17, 2012 8:40 am

A recent court ruling resulted in a flood of campaign spending by a very small group of ultra rich people into our elections and the latest example could be a Super PAC bankrolled by Joe Ricketts, the founder of TD Ameritrade. A group of conservatives is looking into a $10 million campaign to highlight President Obama’s connection to Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr.

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