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"Ashamed Republican" Is An Embarrassed Democrat

This guy is quite the media darling in California...

Jeb Eddy joins thousands of demonstrators to protest the war in Iraq on Saturday. Associated Press photo by Noah Berger
Jeb Eddy joins thousands of demonstrators to protest the war in Iraq on Saturday.


The only problem is that he's a complete fraud. Here's the information on his political contributions, from the FEC (via Newsmeat):

NEWSMEAT - JEB EDDY's federal campaign contributions


Eddy, Jeb
Palo Alto, CA 94301
self/Software Author KERRY, JOHN F (D)
President
JOHN KERRY FOR PRESIDENT INC. $250 05/23/04
Eddy, Jeb Mr.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Compton Fdn/Executive Director
DNC SERVICES CORPORATION/DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (D) $250 02/25/04
Eddy, Jeb Mrs.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Compton Fdn/Executive Director
DNC SERVICES CORPORATION/DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (D) $250 02/25/04
Eddy, Jeb Mr.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
DNC SERVICES CORPORATION/DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (D) $500 08/11/03
Eddy, Jeb Mrs.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
DNC SERVICES CORPORATION/DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (D) $500 08/11/03
EDDY, JEB
PALO ALTO, CA 94301
DNC SERVICES CORPORATION/DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (D) $500 03/17/99
EDDY, JEB
PALO ALTO, CA 94301
DNC SERVICES CORPORATION/DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE (D) $250 09/25/98
Data Provided by the Federal Election Commission as of 11/1/04 -- 11,139,673 records

It's the same story at OpenSecrets.org...

Crockspot at Conservative Underground was the one who first used a little Google-fu to debunk this guy's con job. The San Francisco Chronicle has fallen for this guy's act on more than one occasion, which should hardly come as a surprise.

Shock & Blog has more links to the Google evidence against Eddy.


Update: In case you're wondering Jeb Eddy is not a fake identity. See the photo (first picture in the third row) on this page for proof.


Update 2: Vlae Kershner, news director for the San Francisco Chronicle web site, responds to a reader inquiry about the Eddy's identification, "Thanks for writing. It's an Associated Press photo. I removed it from the two articles where I could find it on the website.. No word on wether a correction will be issued for this February 24, 2005 article. The other suposed Republican in that article, Margaret Garvin, she's a Democratic plant too...


Update 3: (April 24, 2006) He's back!!!


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Comments (88)

Do you think this could mea... (Below threshold)

Do you think this could mean that when we see comments here on Wizbang by someone claiming to have voted republican until Bush did _____ (fill in the blank)they might have been being more than just a little dishonest? Please, oh please tell me it's not true! That would shatter my faith in the left's long-standing reputation for being truthful...

Cool! Thanks for posting t... (Below threshold)

Cool! Thanks for posting this, Kevin!

Thanks for the recognition.... (Below threshold)

Thanks for the recognition. Maybe someone will send me a matching set of Club Gitmo pajamas and slippers...

Could someone photoshop tha... (Below threshold)
Ikkonoishi:

Could someone photoshop that sign to say "I'm a democrat, and a liar. (but I repeat myself)"

All I have is MSPaint or I would do it.

The shameless tactics from ... (Below threshold)

The shameless tactics from the left never cease to amaze me. That's what they've become though; a party of liars, cheats, and extremists who will do anything to make sure their man (or woman more likely) is in the White House in 2008.

Eddy is a software guy and ... (Below threshold)
mesablue:

Eddy is a software guy and his scheming ways get outed by Google.

How stupid is this guy?

Another lib who thinks it's OK to lie to tell the "truth".

Turns out this is a fairly ... (Below threshold)
mesablue:

Turns out this is a fairly common tactic among the party of compassion -- frauds.

Also, I wouldn't think that... (Below threshold)
mesablue:

Also, I wouldn't think that too many Republicans would ever have been the executive director of the Compton Foundation

"Dorothy and Randolph believed that world peace would only be possible if the conditions that brought about war could be eliminated. "

Dorothy and Randolph -- Compton.

mesablue -- do you find it ... (Below threshold)

mesablue -- do you find it just a tad disconcerting that the college republicans link contains such bad grammar?

Jeb Eddy - Fake but accurat... (Below threshold)
Sheik Yur Bouty:

Jeb Eddy - Fake but accurate?

SEEING AS HE'S OBVIOUSLY A ... (Below threshold)
oliver bush:

SEEING AS HE'S OBVIOUSLY A LIAR, I'D BET MR. EDDY IS INDEED A REPUBLICAN, TRYING TO SULLY THE REPUTATIONS OF PROGRESSIVES IN THE BAY AREA. A PHONY AGENT PROVOCATUER, IF YOU WILL (JUST LIKE GANNON, THE PARLOCK FAMILY AND OTHER WELL DOCUMENTED GOP FRAUDS.) SINCE THE MAN "IS A SOFTWARE DESIGNER", HE MUST BE QUITE FAMILIAR WITH COMPUTERS AND THE INTERNETS. APPARENTLY HE REALIZES THAT THE RIGHT-WING-MUD-SLINGING-BLOGGING-MACHINE (THAT HE'S UNDOUBTABLY A PART OF) WOULD PRY INTO HIS PRIVATE FINANCES AND TRY TO DEMEAN AND DISGRACE HIM IN THE SAME MANNER DAN RATHER WAS PUBLICLY PILLORIED. HIS NAME IS LIKELY NOT EVEN JEB EDDY. JEB EDDY WOULD JUST BE A DISPOSABLE IDENTITY TO BE DISCARDED AFTER THE STORY BREAKS. BUSHIE PSYOPS ARE SO TRANSPARENT - ITS LIKE THEY'RE NOT EVEN TRYING.

Did I miss something? Is h... (Below threshold)
Just John:

Did I miss something? Is he a Democrat? Registered? Could he be a registered Republican who donates to Democratic campaigns?

Whoa, that's some good craz... (Below threshold)
Mikey:

Whoa, that's some good crazy cousin oliver has there.

Ten years ago he gets away ... (Below threshold)
KobeClan:

Ten years ago he gets away with it. Not anymore. Every member of the blogosphere should give themselves a pat on their back.

The dinosaurs of the MSN and Dimocratic Party are wondering where in the Hell those little furry animals running between their legs came from and why they're wearing pajamas.

JUST JOHN,THAT'S E... (Below threshold)
oliver bush:

JUST JOHN,

THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT I IMPLIED IN THE COMMENT IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING YOURS. GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE, LOL.

Could he be a registered... (Below threshold)

Could he be a registered Republican who donates to Democratic campaigns?

For seven years (at least!)?

I can't tell if this Oliver... (Below threshold)
Phinn:

I can't tell if this Oliver guy really believes in the Rovian double-fake conspiracy, or if, in an extra-sneaky-triple-ironic way he is making fun of people who would believe such a thing.

The Dems are getting so hard to parody these days, it's hard to tell.

I,ll bet every liberal bird... (Below threshold)
spurwing plover:

I,ll bet every liberal birdcage linner will have this picture on its front cover we should know what a bunch of lowlife sidewinders these liberal left-wing journalists are

Eddy's tactic of faking bei... (Below threshold)

Eddy's tactic of faking being a Republican is a leftwing device that has come into common usage within the past few years. So I'm not surprised to see it trotted out yet again. What irritates me is that evidently the SF Chron reporter(s) couldn't be bothered to do even a simple google search to verify the guy's claims. What kind of fact checking procedures are in place at the Chron, I'd like to know.

Apparently, as with Dan Rather's fraudulent memos, they thought the story was too good to check.

He's best buddies with Bria... (Below threshold)
ICallMasICM:

He's best buddies with Brian Packer.

oliver bush,Surely... (Below threshold)
AnonymousDrivel:

oliver bush,

Surely you jest. Husband and wife co-tag teaming as Executive Director of a left-leaning foundation? Donating to only Democratic entities during election season?

Compton Foundation Executive Director's Report
Compton Foundation

I hope you'll corroborate Phinn's take lest you appear the fool. Now, of course, if this is not Mr. Eddy and is some Rovian plant dressed up as an Eddy, then all bets are off. I'll assume that the AP, responsible organization that it is, reviewed his DL#, birth certificate, SS#, and/or blood work-up to confirm his ID.

I love the "republican" dis... (Below threshold)

I love the "republican" disguise there. Cause we all know that ill fitting cheap suits just screams republican.

oi

I FIND IT VERY TELLING HOW ... (Below threshold)
oliver bush:

I FIND IT VERY TELLING HOW BUSH'S MINIONS IN THIS NEWSGROUP IMMEDIATELY TRASH ONE OF THEIR OWN (EDDY) FOR 'LEAVING THE PLANTATION', SO TO SPEAK, AND BREAKING WITH PARTY LINE. IT IS ALMOST LIKE THEY HAVE A IRRATIONAL AND DEEP SEATED HIDDEN HATE FOR THEIR FELLOW THUGS, AND JUST CANNOT WAIT FOR ONE OF THEM TO SCREW UP LIKE EDDY HAS, AND THEN TO FEAST UPON HIS EXPOSED FLESH AND DRINK HIS STILL WARM BLOOD IN A CANNIBALISTIC ORGY OF SYMBOLIC RIGHT-WING-HATE.

EDDY DID THE WORST THING A REPUBLICAN COULD POSSIBLY DO. HE LET THE MASK SLIP.

--
OHB

o.h.bush@gmail.com

OregonMuse,When the ... (Below threshold)

OregonMuse,
When the story fits their notions of what is right, they don't need to fact check. They are speaking truth-to-power.
Oliver,
So he spent how much money, over the course of 7-8 years, so that when somebody Googles him, it would show he donated democrat? And all of this is an elaborate scheme to discredit the democrats when he claims he is a republican that does not support the GOP?
Man, that is some premium BDS you have going for you.
Btw, either your caps lock or your chair/keyboard interface is defective.

I HAVE JUST NOTICED THE UPD... (Below threshold)
oliver bush:

I HAVE JUST NOTICED THE UPDATE TO THIS POST. THE UPDATE WITH THE PURPORTED PHOTOGRAPH OF (THE ALLEGED) MR. EDDY AT A CEREMONY HELD FOR THE UNVEILING OF AN ART PROJECT. IS THAT PURPORTED "PROOF" REALLY WHAT THE RIGHT-WING-HAT-BLOGGING-MACHINE IS HINGING THIS STORY ON? PEOPLE ARE NOT THAT STUPID. LOOK AT THE MURAL PICTURE. THERE IS NO WAY THAT THE 'JEB EDDY' IN THE PHOTO IS THE SAME MAN SPEAKING TRUTH TO POWER WITH HIS COLORFUL SIGN. THE GUY AT THE MURAL CEREMONY IS WEARING SUNGLASSES - THERE IS NO WAY A NORMAL PERSON WITHOUT TELEPATHIC VISION COULD MAKE A MATCH. THAT'S JUST FOR OPENERS. ALSO LOOK AT THE DIFFERENT CLOTHING STYLES. THOSE ARE NOT THE SAME TWO MEN. NICE TRY THOUGH.

The ALLCAPS really gives yo... (Below threshold)
ICallMasICM:

The ALLCAPS really gives your stupidity more clarity.

ICALL,THE RIGHT-WI... (Below threshold)
oliver bush:

ICALL,

THE RIGHT-WING-HATE-BLOGGING MACHINE IN A NUTS HELL. YOU DISREGARD THE CONTENT, AND ATTACK MY POSTS BECAUSE OF HOW THEY LOOK. I THINK YOUR GRAMMATICAL CHAUVANISM IS FOR THE BIRDS.


--
OHB

o.h.bush@gmail.com

No, see, when he made those... (Below threshold)

No, see, when he made those contributions, he was being sarcastic.

Oliver, you remind me of my... (Below threshold)
Blake:

Oliver, you remind me of my kids when they were five. If they were being ignored for being stupid, they would just yell louder.

It is quite obvious you are a liberal nut, because you've no clue about common decency. You quite obviously think the rules can be made up to fit your whim or fancy.

Terrific. A nut who belo... (Below threshold)
robert:

Terrific. A nut who belongs to one corrupt, big-government, high-taxes socialist sleaze party pretending to be an ashamed member of an even bigger corrupt, big-government, high-taxes socialist sleaze party.
Interesting times. Both parties should claim him.

What the heck is "telepathi... (Below threshold)

What the heck is "telepathic vision?"

Hoo, boy.

THE RIGHT-WING-HATE-BLOGGING MACHINE IN A NUTS HELL.

Ok, let's take a look at the content. And what do we discover? That the content makes no sense. Waste of time even fooling with something this batty.

When you learn how to talk without shouting (in other words, civilized) and make actual, you know, sentences and stuff, then maybe there can be a conversation.

Olly,How about thi... (Below threshold)

Olly,

How about this one - he's a Democratic operative (obviously James Carvell gave him the money for the donations), posing as a Rovian plant for the past 5 years posing as a Democratic contributer posing as a Republican who "left the farm"? Maybe Where are the black helicopters at?

Is the moonbat who posts al... (Below threshold)
Rob Read:

Is the moonbat who posts all in caps a careful KKKarl Rove plant to make the left look even MOORE idiotic (sic)?

Oliver is doing the opposit... (Below threshold)
Not One Jot:

Oliver is doing the opposite of what Mr. Eddy did. He's a wingnut pretending to be a moonbat to make the lefties look even crazier than they are. That's the reason for the all caps, just to make sure that his posts come across as parody, since, as mentioned above, it's getting more and more difficult to tell the difference.

Either that, or he forgot to put on his tinfoil hat before posting.

Re Eddy and the Compton Fou... (Below threshold)
clarice:

Re Eddy and the Compton Foundation--Here's a list of who they contribute to. http://www.activistcash.com/foundation.cfm Please note the big chunk of change they hand off to the lefty foundation money laundering outfit, The Tides Foundation, which also is a big beneficiary of Teresa Heinz' largesse. Tides makes it possible for foundations to give to outfits without the moneybeing traced back to them specifically.

Wow, has it become that dif... (Below threshold)
aaron:

Wow, has it become that difficult to distinguish reality from sarcasm today?

Let's see, he started contr... (Below threshold)

Let's see, he started contributing to the DNC in September of 1998.

What could have happened in the fall of 1998 that could have caused him to become disillusioned with the GOP....?

In a world where it has bee... (Below threshold)
Not One Jot:

In a world where it has been seriously suggested that the federal goverment purposely blew up the levees in New Orleans, and the Russians used special weather control technology to alter the course of Katrina, yes, sometimes it's difficult to tell the difference between sarcasm and reality.

Hmmmm.1. "Google-F... (Below threshold)
ed:

Hmmmm.

1. "Google-Fu" is a truly excellent term that should be preserved into the Blog-Lexicon.

2. "Maybe someone will send me a matching set of Club Gitmo pajamas and slippers..."

You know Jay could make some serious money selling Gitmo Pajamas in bright orange colors.

"Now you too can feel the oppression by the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy as they deprive you of your fundamental rights!"

I know I'd buy a set.

3. I frankly don't believe anyone when they say that they "used to be a Republican until Bush did ...". But I must admit that this sort-of describes me. I was a Republican voting fiscal conservative, until the Republican Party became far less Republican and far more Party.

I've written before, and still hold, that the current GOP has been a complete and utter disaster for conservatives.

Wow, Just John, it's good t... (Below threshold)
RW:

Wow, Just John, it's good to see that you employ the "as long as it could possibly be explained in my favor, no matter how implausible it is, then I'll raise the notion that it "could be" in hopes that others adopt my naive rationale" game on more sites than mine.

Anyone ever jumped on board, yet?

SO WHAT IT JUST MEANS THAT ... (Below threshold)
Random Jerk:

SO WHAT IT JUST MEANS THAT THE CIA'S BRAIN CONTROL EXPERIMENTS AFFECT EVERYONE THE MILITARY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX WILL STEAL YOUR BODILY FLUIDS AND CAUSE YOU TO SUPPORT THOSE WHOM YOU DONT AGREE WITH STOP BUSH AND RUMSFELD AND THEIR AXIS OF WEASELS

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOSSSHHHHHHH

Giving the reaching-for-str... (Below threshold)
Silhouette:

Giving the reaching-for-straws critics the benefit of a doubt that his actual registration is unknown and could possibly be GOP, if you vote Democrat and donate to Democrats and work for Democrats to get elected, but retain a GOP voter registration, you are not Republican.

I know several people who openly admit registering for the opposite party in order to vote in their primaries for the weakest candidate.

This tactic of falsely claiming to be a disillusioned Republican is getting to be quite common. During the recent protests, the media picked out one woman who claimed to be a former pro-war Republican and first-time protestor but a quick check showed her to be a longtime Dem and a protestor with at least a thirty year history. Same situation, and I apologize for forgetting the details, in either the Swiftboat critics or one of the Killian document supporters. Newpaper article said they were a former Bush supporter, but a bit of research showed they were the head of a leftwing group for years.

Is it any wonder that the first reaction of many upon reading one of these 'converts' stories is to research the person and check the validity of the claim?

/Moonbat onClearly... (Below threshold)
MikeB:

/Moonbat on

Clearly, the mimi.com site is just another KKKarl Rove stunt to attempt to discredit Mr. Eddy. The whole event was faked and Mr. Eddy's picture with some random guy was posted on the fake site so it would appear that he was supporting a DNC type event. Futher, all of the election contributions were probably made in Mr. Eddy's name by KKKarl Rove in anticipation of Mr. Eddy standing out there with the sign!

/Moonbat off

Eddy's ruse does not surpri... (Below threshold)
quaker:

Eddy's ruse does not surprise me; "black" propaganda is an openly declared tactic of Bush-haters.

Recall how Moby famously embraced false-flag tactics; and "doing a Moby" is now synonymous with anti-GOP black propaganda -- but it's for The Cause, natch, so lying is OK.

RIGHT-WING-HAT-BLO... (Below threshold)
RIGHT-WING-HAT-BLOGGING-MACHINE

Hey, he's talking about Roger L. Simon!

Steve,He was the e... (Below threshold)
mesablue:

Steve,

He was the executive director of a very liberal foundation before 1998. His wife is the current director.

The purposes of the Compton Foundation are "peace, environment and population".

Not too hard to figure out what he's all about.

Clinton's impeachment probably just pissed him off enough to push him over the edge.

Now he's just another moonbat caught lying.

Albeit, a moobat with access to millions of dollars to further his cause. This guy needs to be stopped.

I think we're all assuming ... (Below threshold)
Bryan McRoberts:

I think we're all assuming we know what this "GOP" Mr. Ed(dy) is ashamed of, and why he might be ashamed. What if GOP in his mind really meant "Giggling Of Pacifists"? Or maybe he knew he would be out google-fu'ed, and it really stands for "Google Outing Paranoia". Of course, that amount of irony would be lost on the MSM (which might not, incidentally mean "Main Stream Media", it could mean "Moonbats Seen More").

Perhaps cousin Olie could clue us in on what the definition of a republican or democrat is. Is it defined by your registration card, or where your money goes? Or does it depend on which way will tweak the other side?

wavemaker,Bad gram... (Below threshold)
mesablue:

wavemaker,

Bad grammar aside, what bothered me on the CR site was how the dem's dressed up like complete dorks to try to pass themselves off as Republicans.

It was a little over the top. Should have been obvious, but the press ate it up and gave them airtime.

That guy was sitting in fro... (Below threshold)
Kustie the Klown:

That guy was sitting in front of me at the Moby concert!

here is Open Secrets for th... (Below threshold)
Tim:
<a href="http://opensecrets... (Below threshold)
Tim:
An obvious fraud that did n... (Below threshold)
BJD:

An obvious fraud that did not require inquiries into his political donations.

Come on, the man has no tie--look closely behind the sign. I don't see a tie! How on Earth could he be a real Republican if he doesn't own or can't knot a tie?

And let's not even start on the sign font type ...

FWIW, I'm an increasingly r... (Below threshold)
thibaud:

FWIW, I'm an increasingly reluctant DLC Democrat who voted for Gore in 2000 but Bush in 2004. I occasionally feel genuine shame at the behavior of my party's activists and leaders, but I would never march in a far-right rally of, say, black helicopter, who-killed-vince-foster types. If that day were ever to arrive, I would have long before it ripped up my Dem registration.

Jeb Eddy is a fake.

Maybe he's just a Republica... (Below threshold)
Skipper:

Maybe he's just a Republican for a Day.

I have it!He isn't... (Below threshold)
Silhouette:

I have it!

He isn't saying he is a Republican. He's holding up that sign because he made a gross of them and cannot seem to sell any. That is why his face is so sad.

I suppose he could be a "re... (Below threshold)
Sco:

I suppose he could be a "registered" Republican for some reason.

As a matter of fact, I am a registered Democrat in NY City (no good reason, just to vote in mayoral primaries).

In reality, I am a political independent w/ Republican / conservative leanings on some issues, and voted for W, Reagan, Giuliani etc.

I should probably change my registration, b/c it is embarrassing to be even associated with the Democratic party of leftist lunatics and special interests.

So, to make a long story short, this dude could technically be a Republican, but only if I am a Democrat, which I am NOT.

thibaud,There are ... (Below threshold)
mesablue:

thibaud,

There are a lot less of the black helicopter militia types around then there are moonbats on the left. When is the last time we saw the militia dudes put together a meeting of more than fifty or so people? They are truly WAY out on the fringe and in very small numbers. I live in Michigan and have met a few of them, they are uneducated goofballs that don't belong to either party. They just REALLY don't like hippies and peaceniks so we get stuck with them. They mostly waste their time drinking beer, playing "soldier" and paintball.

Stick around. We need your vote in 2008.

I wonder how many times tha... (Below threshold)

I wonder how many times that guy's emails have appeared on the main page at Andrew Sullivan's blog.

Why would it matter if he w... (Below threshold)
K.M.:

Why would it matter if he was registered as an R?
Do you think he sent donations to Kerry and voted for Bush?

According to Open Secrets, ... (Below threshold)
mesablue:

According to Open Secrets, Eddy and his wife contributed $14,500.00 to democrats since '98.

Funny this is, if you do a public records search for this guy in CA he does not exist. Either that or he is rich enough to hide.

Phinn, "I can't tell if thi... (Below threshold)
Synova:

Phinn, "I can't tell if this Oliver guy really believes in the Rovian double-fake conspiracy, or if, in an extra-sneaky-triple-ironic way he is making fun of people who would believe such a thing."

I'm voting for extra-sneaky-triple-ironc. :-)

-Julie

It is interesting, to some ... (Below threshold)
Andrew:

It is interesting, to some extent, that it takes some research to determine that this guy is not a Republican. Older, white, male...he MUST be a Republican. Now if he had been young, female, and butch, the instant response would have been "yeah right."

Meanwhile, this sign also calls into a question I've oft wondered...if one has never contributed to a political campaign or never voted, how does one determine whether one is a Democrat or a Republican? What if one is socially liberal and fiscally conservative? Democrat or Republican? What about the person who contributed to a Democratic Senator's campaign in one state and a Republican Senator's campaign in another?

I was at the rally in S.F. ... (Below threshold)
rogue yam:

I was at the rally in S.F. and saw this "Republican" dude doing his thing. As soon as I got near him his whole being and shtick screamed "fake!" And not just to me, either. During the time I was checking him out he got a lot of laughs, thumbs-up, etc. from passing lefties, none of whom, it was easy to tell, took him at face value. This "former Republican" routine has become a cliche. It should simply be numbered (as in the old joke about jokes in prison being retold so many times that they are numbered) so that in the near future when the next super-clever leftie drags it out again, we can all just say to each other "77" and be done with it.

Steve Brady,So, yo... (Below threshold)
Ross:

Steve Brady,

So, you're saying he became DISILLUSIONED in '98, but seven years later he's still a Replublican?? BTW, how's Marcia and Jan doing?

I notice the guy has the cr... (Below threshold)
Ross:

I notice the guy has the crappy hair-do and grizzled, slightly drug-weathered look of a grumpy leftie.

While uncovering this fraud... (Below threshold)
Daryl:

While uncovering this fraud was a legitimate bit of investigative journalism, and while it leaves me with a uncharitable view of Mr. Eddy, contrary to some of your commenters it says exactly nothing about Democrats, liberals, or opponents of the war in Iraq, as such. Angry people sometimes turn to sleazy tactics, dishonest tactics, or both; this reality is a nonpartisan, unhappy fact of life in America.

One defender of this fake '... (Below threshold)
Andrew:

One defender of this fake 'Republican' asked, "What could have happened in the fall of 1998..."

What happened in the fall of 1998 was that the Left demonstrated to America that for them, lying, up to and including felony perjury in the courts and before federal grand juries, wasn't just acceptable, it was something to be publicly admired and celebrated.

And some of us will never forget that.

Why the next thing you know... (Below threshold)
MarkD:

Why the next thing you know people will be accusing Democratic operatives of posing as Republicans to get access to their credit reports. As if they would stoop to commit a felony. People who would do that would release sealed court records about divorce petitions. And we all know the Dems wouldn't stoop to that level.

The man is from California.... (Below threshold)

The man is from California. (Affluent Palo Alto, no less) Protesting in San Francisco. What do you expect? No ID required

Hmmmm."The purpose... (Below threshold)
ed:

Hmmmm.

"The purposes of the Compton Foundation are "peace, environment and population"."

Pity there isn't a "Eat red meat, wear fur, drive big cars, own guns and shoot Bambi" foundation.

Andrew, That perso... (Below threshold)
Synova:

Andrew,

That person would be called an Independant or else Swing Voter rather than a Republican or a Democrat.

OTOH, I voted almost a straight Republican ticket last election but I'm not a Republican. I'm a (bad) libertarian and registered this year, after a few years of not voting, as a Libertarian. In a way I'm in the sort of limbo that you were asking about.

"Pity there isn't a "Eat re... (Below threshold)
Synova:

"Pity there isn't a "Eat red meat, wear fur, drive big cars, own guns and shoot Bambi" foundation."

The NRA?

This is pretty lame as a Mo... (Below threshold)
megapotamus:

This is pretty lame as a Moby operation but that is a bit of a redundancy. If you check Oliver closely (not too pleasant, I know) you will see some tell-tale signs that he is a hognose, not a rattler... yes, he is kidding, or he has absorbed some of the most derisive characterizations of the Hard Left from Blogs for Bush and pronounced them apt. But I am with a couple of the posters above, if Eddy IS wearing a tie, he must be truly Republican, otherwise Dem. No Democrat could ever tie a full Windsor.

Do we get any credit for <a... (Below threshold)

Do we get any credit for posting about this two days ago? :(

RE: California Conservative... (Below threshold)
AnonymousDrivel:

RE: California Conservative's plea (September 27, 2005 07:39 PM)

I have no standing but I'll hat tip you by proxy:

Nice catch. Keep those eyes sharp. ;) And did oliver bush post any Rovian "two-and-a-half backflip with a helicopter twist" plots? I haven't done the math but that almost sounds like a nosedive into a giant pool of wacky.

Well, if what you say is tr... (Below threshold)

Well, if what you say is true, I'm a fool. So thank you for catching that.

A few words of wisdom for t... (Below threshold)
Nine:

A few words of wisdom for the moonbat left.

Whom the gods wish to destroy they first make mad.

Maybe he claims to be a Rep... (Below threshold)

Maybe he claims to be a Republican because of the tax cuts. :)

well another thing that is ... (Below threshold)

well another thing that is pointless to read, I do have to say that I HATE politics and this is just another peice of carp that everyone could give a rats arse. bush sucks, republicans could to, and who even cares about democrats...

Hey! Update #2 is pretty c... (Below threshold)

Hey! Update #2 is pretty cool!

Now, if only we could get the truth behind this photo out there:

Anatomy of a Photograph

Sadly, I've heard it is a c... (Below threshold)
AJ:

Sadly, I've heard it is a common voter fraud trick too. MD, for example, allows a republican and a democrat judge at each poll - they make decisions about who gets to vote or not. They aren't law judges, but are appointed by each county (I suppose, see your county's website for more information). They are in charge of requesting and managing the poll workers. In the 2004 election, people who had signed up as republican volunteers were told they weren't needed - MD had enough. The problem, apparently, is that liberals have registered as Republicans, been assigned to manage the polls, and have recruited in liberals to be Republican poll workers.

AJ, I vote in MC and my onl... (Below threshold)

AJ, I vote in MC and my only concern is that if I arrive too early and they are short-handed, I may be drafted to be a voting judge and thus forced to remain at the polls all day. I have never heard of any other problems associated with the voting judge system.

I have noted that there are Republicans who register as Dems just to fend off the most noxious candidates at the primary level, thinking that moonbats only occur in the Democratic Party. Then they vote as they wish in the general election.

Who is Jonathan Eddy? Son?... (Below threshold) This is funny. He's got the... (Below threshold)

This is funny. He's got the Grimace of Sincere Concern and a I think I see a little Compassionate Head Tilt too.

Do any Dems out there becom... (Below threshold)
azul93gt:

Do any Dems out there become concerned that lies, fakery, misrepresentation deception, and posing as Republicans on blogs and talk radio shows are so necessary to further their agenda? I doubt it since Dems feel that they are saving the world.

What with the retarded Goog... (Below threshold)
Jesus:

What with the retarded Google cache link for the NewsMeat list?

This is much better and more up to date: http://www.newsmeat.com/fec/bystate_detail.php?st=CA&last=eddy&first=jeb

ps: opensecrets blows. what a waste of time.

Hey I posted this on my blo... (Below threshold)

Hey I posted this on my blog on Sunday. Glad to see others doing the same. The media just believes anything it wants to be true. Truly pathetic.
http://marcobennett.blogspot.com/

To "oliver bush" and the ot... (Below threshold)
Doctor Raoul:

To "oliver bush" and the other libs who even scream on the net (i.e., CAPS), go google "Jeb Eddy" on google images and he's indeed the same guy that showed up at some chi-chi arts decication in Palo Alto.

Sorry libs. You have to try and pass yourselves off as conservatives because nobody believes your lies anymore. Isn't it embarassing when you have to hide who you are? I mean even gays are out of the closet and you guys are rushing in.




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