@mrmhead. - That’s what’s so scary. If there were someone that had enough organized brains we would have been in deep doo-doo. Either by the presidency, or by the failed insurrection.
Too true. It's weird reading that had me suddenly thinking of Iranian students who took over the American Embassy and then didn't know what to do, while America waffled and waited, then the military and militants showed up and, well, as they say the rest is history.
You’re right, in many ways the insurrection and other threats come and gone, definitely reassured me that I was giving the clowns too much credit. We weren’t quite as bad off as I was fearing. Unfortunately, life’s a fluid situation and freaky things happen to the careless. People live and learn, sometimes in the wrong direction.
This is the sort of thing the Trump Political Cult has to offer Americans.
<blockquote>How Trump Steered Supporters Into Unwitting Donations
Online donors were guided into weekly recurring contributions. Demands for refunds spiked. Complaints to banks and credit card companies soared. But the money helped keep Donald Trump’s struggling campaign afloat.
https: //www. nytimes. com/2021/04/03/us/politics/trump-donations. html
Published April 3, 2021, Updated April 5, 2021
Over all, the Trump operation refunded 10.7 percent of the money it raised on WinRed in 2020; the Biden operation’s refund rate on ActBlue, the parallel Democratic online donation-processing platform, was 2.2 percent, federal records show.
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Blue is Biden campaign refunds consistent 2.2-ish, pink is trumpsters' refund, over 10% at one po</blockquote>
The entire Trump campaign was a scam — and it is not over
The New York Times reports that Trump's issued $122 million in donation refunds. How could so many be duped again?
By HEATHER DIGBY PARTON
APRIL 5, 2021
www. salon. com/2021/04/05/the-entire-trump-campaign-was-a-scam---and-it-is-not-over/
<blockquote>The credit card companies told the Times that they were inundated with complaints and requests to cancel cards:
"It started to go absolutely wild," said one fraud investigator with Wells Fargo. "It just became a pattern," said another at Capital One. A consumer representative for USAA, which primarily serves military families, recalled an older veteran who discovered repeated WinRed charges from donating to Mr. Trump only after calling to have his balance read to him by phone.
The unintended payments busted credit card limits. Some donors canceled their cards to avoid recurring payments. Others paid overdraft fees to their bank. There is no way of knowing how many people just paid the bills, either thinking they had no recourse or failing to notice it. ...
The Times compared the GOP's WinRed donation platform to the successful Democratic site ActBlue that it is modeled on and the GOP's practices leading up to the 2020 election were much more unscrupulous. The refund request rate wasn't even close. In fact, "the Trump/RNC operation issued more online refunds in *December 2020* than the Biden/DNC operation issued in all of 2019 and 2020." But then WinRed itself is a product of Trump-affiliated henchmen who made their platform for profit, unlike the non-profit Act Blue, and even kept their fees when people demanded a refund which Act Blue does not. They made a lot of money on this scheme . ...</blockquote>
It's a hell of a thing. Yet these thugs are offended that we Americans are offended at their fraud and totalitarian mentality. They say they are innocent and have never done anything wrong. It's all the evil leftie's fault.