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Republican Financial Mismanagement

Republicans often claim that government can’t do anything right, that governments always waste money. Maybe they are just projecting.

An internal probe of the Republican National Committee (RNC) has found that the organization is suffering from questionable financial management. Signatures are being forged onto expense reimbursement paperwork, clothing, wine, and entertainment expenses are being listed as office supplies. And we all remember the RNC expensed trip to a bondage-themed LA nightclub.

But the funniest part of the report is that it points out that the RNC has been losing money fundraising from major donors, spending $1.09 for each $1 raised.

Maybe Republicans think government can’t do anything right, since when they are in control, they don’t do anything right.



  1. Chuck Makela wrote:

    Well, let’s set the record straight: it’s certainly correct to say Republicans do nothing right when they’re in control. A simple check at will bear this out. But, also, they don’t seem to do much right when they’re out of control either. The recent escapade to a LA strip club is a good example. When they’re sleeping, I wonder if McConnell and Boehner ever dream about switching parties.

    Friday, April 23, 2010 at 9:24 am | Permalink
  2. Falkelord wrote:

    @Churk I think it was Colbert who did that Word segment (although it might have just been a regular piece) on the shadow RNC, in which many high-ranking RNC members were shifting their allegiance to this other organization as well as their funding. They wanted to wean themselves away from the Republican party and that negative image and create a newer party.

    I don’t see how this will work…everyone is still going to remember how angry they were at Newt or Palin regardless of party. But parties have dissolved and reformed throughout American history…so I guess it’s a possibility.

    Friday, April 23, 2010 at 9:59 am | Permalink

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