I was up way too late last night checking my twitter and facebook to see who loved me one last time when I came across an interesting and stunning bit of political news.

Remember last summer when our dear Nancy Pelosi declared that Tea Party goers were “Astroturf” and disingenuous? I wonder if she would be willing to eat her words today after I read the following story.

Apparently some of the people proclaiming to be anti-Tea Party activists, are really laundering union money thru a shell company and several fake 527 groups run by two prominent DC lawyers. Sadly, this is not illegal.

From the article we read: “Varoga and Rakis [the lawyers] are managing what NPR called a ‘never-ending pot of union money’ that they dispense among the 527s they run, which in turn pay for ads in hotly contested election districts. That means that taxpayer dollars, sent up as union dues, have been going to fund a host of Democratic causes and help quash the tea party movement. What’s more, Varoga and Rakis are not actually present in Suite 1102 [the address of many of these groups they front]. That is the office of their lawyer, Joseph Sandler, a longtime general counsel to the Democratic National Committee. Sandler, whose firm and trust account raked in over $500,000 in Democratic party money in 2009 alone, told Fox News that there was nothing irregular in their setup.

I’m sure the GOP and other conservative groups are doing this as well. However, the GOP and conservatives are not in power so let’s not worry about them so much.

What I find ironic is that a few weeks ago when the Supreme Court decisions regarding McCain-Feingold and other campaign finance issues came down, the left howled that “special interests” and corporations were going to start controlling and buying elections. Of course in the minds of the far left unions like SEIU are not special interests at all, nor are they wielding their money as a political tool to sway elections. They are just representing the hard working man or woman. Right?
And if they are using their money to sway elections and impact policy then it’s all right too, because again, it’s for the hard working American man and woman.

However, in my observation of those currently in power, their mantra is “Just listen to what I say, and ignore what I do.” And while we’re at it, I think we’re supposed to ignore the man behind the curtain as well.

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