Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America discuss Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan deciding not to launch a GOP challenge to President Trump in 2020. They also examine Jim’s research into the staggering amount of corruption non-profit groups on the right are committing in the name of supposedly helping conservative candidates. Finally, Democratic presidential candidate John Hickenlooper slams socialism and takes on a chorus of boos at the Democratic convention in California.

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  1. Joe D. Lincoln

    Hmm. Sounds like it would be fairly easy to be a governor of a blue state. You just sit there waiting for bills to come and you veto them…

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    • June 3, 2019, at 12:37 PM PDT
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  2. Joe D. Lincoln

    Holy Crap, that grifter problem is new to me! Do you guys have recommendations for how to contribute. In the past I think I’ve always contributed directly to a campaign. Hopefully that’s a good way…

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    • June 3, 2019, at 12:42 PM PDT
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  3. DHMorgan Coolidge

    I’m starting a new PAC. I’ll be retiring at the end of the year and could use some extra cash.

    Please send your generous donations to [email protected].

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    • June 3, 2019, at 1:02 PM PDT
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  4. TGR9898 Coolidge

    Joe D. (View Comment):

    Holy Crap, that grifter problem is new to me! Do you guys have recommendations for how to contribute. In the past I think I’ve always contributed directly to a campaign. Hopefully that’s a good way…

    Jim gives _some_ info, although I’d like to see a bit more:

    https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/three-ways-to-fight-dishonest-pacs/

     

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    • June 3, 2019, at 1:09 PM PDT
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  5. Taras Coolidge

    TGR9898 (View Comment):

    Joe D. (View Comment):

    Holy Crap, that grifter problem is new to me! Do you guys have recommendations for how to contribute. In the past I think I’ve always contributed directly to a campaign. Hopefully that’s a good way…

    Jim gives _some_ info, although I’d like to see a bit more:

    https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/three-ways-to-fight-dishonest-pacs/

     

     The end result of the publicity that Jim is giving to this problem may well be: less giving to conservative causes in general. People will not remember the details; they will come away with a general impression that conservative organizations are scams. 

     Liberals probably have the same problem, with the legions of “community organizers” they support. 

     However, Jim’s argument that we should pay attention to this instead of to anti-Trump writers like David French is probably to be classed under the logical fallacy known as ignoratio elenchi, or irrelevant conclusion: 

     The nature of the fallacy, then, consists in substituting for a certain issue another which is more or less closely related to it, and arguing the substituted issue.—Aristotle, quoted by Wikipedia.

     What does more damage? The scams Jim describes, which have always been with us? Or the conservative writers who provide assistance — and “bipartisan” camouflage — to the Left’s lynch mob? 

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    • June 4, 2019, at 9:19 AM PDT
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