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@stranahan Tea Party’s success is dependent on ability to be nimble. Establishment Tea Party is as bad as Establishment GOP. Good work.
— Eric Gurr (@gurrforcongress) March 15, 2014
The TeaParty.net Leadership Fund’s claim to fame dates back to the 2010 elections, when, in the process of an investigation, CBS 5 News-Arizona exposed the TeaParty.net Leadership Fund known in 2010 as JoinTheTeaParty.us, out of Mesa, Arizona, Dan Backer, Esq. and Todd Cefaratti.
According to the investigation, in addition to this fake tea party organization not donating one dime (ever) to tea party priorities, when asked about the group during a tea party rally, tea party supporters never heard of the organization.
… the organization spent $181,000 on Google, Facebook and other websites for advertising. As a result, when CBS 5 producers typed the phrase, “tea party,” into the Google search engine, the first paid advertisement that popped up was for JoinTheTeaParty.us.
Additional digging into the organization’s background revealed the director of the nonprofit also has ties to companies that collect and sell people’s personal information. Todd Cefaratti is listed as the director the nonprofit, as well as a company known as reverseleadclub.com….
Enter 2014; JoinTheTeaParty.us is back but under the name of TeaParty.net Leadership Fund and its business as usual. So far, the fake tea pary organization has raised “$3.5 million in donations this cycle by asking people to ‘support the Tea Party movement’ but appears to have spent very little of that take on the things the movement needs.”
As if that is not strange enough, while the TeaParty.net Leadership Fund has a Facebook page, something is not quite right. It appears to exist for the sake of appearance only and unlike other Tea Party, patriotic and Conservative Facebook pages, the TeaParty.net Leadership Fund does not post frequently. February 5th, 10th and 20th are the dates of the last three posts on their Facebook page.
Unfortunately, exposing the TeaParty.net Leadership Fund, Todd Cefaratti and parties cost Stranahan his job over at Breitbart and on many levels while there is a lot to digest; this is a story that must be told.
…Flash forward to 2014.
Ceferatti’s group is now called The TeaParty.net Leadership Fund and they’ve raised close to $3,500,000 in donations from ads such as this one from Facebook that tells donors they are supporting the Tea Party Movement.
Before we go into the numbers, another thing to note is that The TeaParty.net Leadership Fund’s treasurer is Dan Backer, Esq. That’s important because the treasurer for Steve Stockman for Senate campaign is none other than Dam Backer, Esq.
That’s correct : the same Dan Backer oversees money going in and out of both the Stockman campaign and the TPLF….
Stranahan’s investigation stands on its own. So why did Breitbart choose not to post the story and why did the investigation cost Stranahan his job?
Finally, patriots, a warning: Not only is the Progressive Republican establishment working against us, they are using our concerns as a tool for self-enrichment while at the same time mocking our concerns, calls for limited government and threatening to crush those politicians who stand with us.
Thus, while it is your right to donate to whom you wish, please take heed to donate your hard earned money to one who truly represents your interest.