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Does anyone besides me wonder if the seeming rivalry between GOP camps is just a ploy to get more donations for both sides?

Asked by Jeruba (55160points) March 10th, 2021
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“Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) privately boasted on Wednesday that the GOP’s Senate Leadership Fund had outraised former President Trump’s super PAC in 2020, The New York Times reported, amid the former president’s targeting of Republican fundraising efforts.”

I’ve seen this work in another setting: divide the room in half and get the halves to compete in a bidding war. Who makes out? The entity that’s collecting from both sides. That’s fine if it’s a game for a charity. But if people are getting conned, and in the end there’s really only one beneficiary—is that going to be fine with the donors?

And will they ever, ever wise up?

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elbanditoroso's avatar

Of course it is.

Politics isn’t about philosophy or leadership or patriotism. It’s always about money – money equals power.

It’s a scam. Don’t fall for it.

Nomore_lockout's avatar

I wouldn’t put anything past the GOP of today. The GOP of Ike and Reagan is long dead.

YARNLADY's avatar

That’s exactly what I thought. In the end they will all be buddy, buddy again with twice as many suckers.

JLeslie's avatar

That’s part of it. The politicians go home and laugh at the American public. It’s a show for the most part.

flutherother's avatar

Big money is like an acid eating away at American democracy. All that should matter are the X’s not the $’s. Each party should be given a fixed budget to get their message across and forbidden from spending a cent more.

janbb's avatar

I agree to an extent but I don’t really see Trump as out for anything except for more money for him.

zenvelo's avatar

This isn’t “rival GOP camps”.

Trump wants the money and wants to get what was to be headed to the GOP.

His PAC is very loosely defined, and can pay him and his family “salaries” up to the amount of money they have on hand. In other words, it is a way for Trump to get people to give him money for no benefit other than helping him pay his bills.

Trump will not spend a dime on any GOP candidates. He doesn’t work that way. This is a retooling of his grift.

Nomore_lockout's avatar

@YARNLADY You said it all. Spot on there.

si3tech's avatar

@Jeruba Interesting question. Diversionary tactics work well sometimes. All sortss of ploys have been used by both sides to raise money.

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