What the Scam is….Freedom’s Defense Fund aka BMW Direct aka Base Connect Inc search’s out political candidates for election in the USA who are strong on immigration restrictions and have an anti-Islamic agenda, but are specifically unknown or the least likely candidate to get elected to Congress in the USA (let's find a "loser"). BMW Direct aka Base Connect, which has a track record of raising a lot of campaign money and then directing most of it to affiliates or vendors, uses glossy direct-mail campaigns targeting conservatives across the country, urging them to chip in to help defeat liberal lawmakers and push hot-button right-wing issues.
There’s a certain type of long-shot that BMW Direct aka Base Connect seeks out. To succeed in direct mail, the candidate needs either a hated opponent or a compelling narrative. That’s where the African-American candidates come in — and where some of Base Connect’s image problem also comes in.
Two of Base Connect’s eight current clients — Florida’s Allen West and Alabama’s Les Phillip — are African-American. Appeals for previous African-American Base Connect clients like Ada Fisher and Deborah Honeycutt stressed the threat they posed to the African-American political establishment. But up to now, these candidates have been among BMW Direct aka Base Connect’s least successful.
"Notorious GOP Firm BMW Direct aka Base Connect aka Freedom's Defense Fund Still Fleecing Longshot Candidates". BMW Direct, the GOP fundraising firm known for taking long-shot candidates for a ride while raking in big bucks off their campaigns, has re-emerged under a new name -- but with a similar modus operandi. And this time around, even some Republicans are crying foul, with one consultant accusing the firm of engaging in "sub-prime fundraising."
One 2010 client of BMW Direct -- now rechristened as Base Connect -- is William Russell, the retired lieutenant colonel who is running for the Pennsylvania Congressional seat of the late John Murtha. Russell's campaign raised over $895,000 in the fourth quarter of last year, according to federal disclosure records. But it paid over $719,000 of that amount -- about 80 percent -- to Base Connect, and other companies associated with it, which ran the company's direct-mail fundraising program. For the year as a whole, Russell's campaign raised over $2.8 million, but spent over $2.6 million -- much of it again going to Base Connect -- leaving it with cash on hand of just $211,000..
William Russell the retired lieutenant colonel was heavily promototed on the ATLAS SHRUGS WEBSITE, see..Wednesday, April 23, 2008, RUSSELL GOT THE VOTE! WE DID IT! Rich wrote me, Col. Bill Russell got the write in votes! He's Running against Murtha, Pamela Geller wrote.
A number of news stories have reported that BMW Direct aka Base Connect aka Freedom's Defense Fund has kept a large percentage of the funds that it helps raise:
1). The National Black Republican Association raised $400,000 during 2005-2006 and paid out 80 percent of that to BMW Direct and for other fundraising expenses.
2). In 2006, Charles A. Morse ran a brief write-in campaign to unseat U.S. Representative Barney Frank. Morse received just 145 votes in a primary and dropped out two months before the general election. BMW Direct aka Base Connect raised more than $700,000 for the race, some of it donated well after Morse dropped out. Of the funds raised, 96 percent were paid to BMW Direct and BMW Direct's affiliates, Base Connect and contractors.
3). In 2006, Dr. Ada Fisher, who sought to unseat Mel Watt in a 2006 race for Congress, said that BMW Direct aka Base Connect, raised almost $400,000 for her campaign. But Fisher said she got less than $30,000 of that money; the rest went to the Base Connect company and others involved in the fundraising.
4). In 2006, Deborah Honeycutt was the Republican nominee in Georgia's 13th Congressional District congressional elections. Honeycutt's campaign raised more than $1.1. million, with most of the money she raised went to BMW Direct aka Base Connect . Honeycutt received 31 percent of the vote; David Scott, the Democratic incumbent, received 68%. In October 2008, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Honeycutt's campaign had raised $4.3 million for a rematch with Scott, with most of the money going to BMW Direct aka Base Connect and the company's contractors, who had raised it. "It takes money to raise money," Honeycutt said. Deborah Honeycutt lost again in 2008, by the same wide margin, Honeycutt was plugged on the "atlas shrugs website" of Pamela Geller, a lot.
5). As of 2008, the Base Connect company was raising money for Veterans for Victory, a Texas-based political action committee. During the 2006 congressional election campaign cycle, the committee spent $975,420, mostly on payments to BMW Direct aka Base Connect and related entities, giving about $28,000 in donations to candidates, where the hell is the FBI in all of this ?
6). In February 2010, the Associated Press reported that since starting his re-election campaign in 2009, at least $640,000 of the $874,602 Representative Joseph Cao (R-LA) has reported spending has gone toward fundraising—about 75 percent to Base Connect.
Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer (photo above) and others promote these weak Congressional candidates on their websites such as Florida’s Allen West who received $5,000 from Freedom’s Defense Fund and who BMW Direct aka Base Connect runs his direct mail campaign .
On Geller's website she boasts "Lt Colonel Allen West Making Salad out of Caesar," but "This afternoon, the Broward County Democratic Chair blasted Republican Congressional candidate Allen West today for his continuing use of extreme rhetoric and incendiary language. Let me tell you what you got to do. You've got to make the fella scared to come out of his house," West said. "And that's the only way that you are going to win"
On May 29, 2007, Allen West declared himself as a Republican candidate for congress in Florida's 22nd congressional district. West campaigned against Ron Klein for the congressional seat in the November 2008 elections (and lost). Allen West is currently running for the same seat in 2010, and spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference on February 20, 2010, sponsored by FDI, Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller.
Jerome Corsi, Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer. CPAC 2009: JEROME CORSI, ROBERT SPENCER AND ATLAS! Freedom's Defense Fund (FDF) paid consultant is Jerome S. Corsi, World Net Daily (WND) “writer’.
Jerome Corsi, Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer in photo above at CPAC 2009. Base Connect aka Freedom’s Defense Fund Co-Sponsors CPAC 2009. Base Connect aka Freedom’s Defense Fund is happy to announce that is again a Co-Sponsor of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in 2010. Base-Connect client American Conservative Union PAC hosted the standing-room only reception for Allen West at the 2010 CPAC.
See Freedom’s Defense Fund pay out of $74,887 to Simon and Schuster in 2009/2010 for a new book about Obama coming out this year..
Freedom’s Defense Fund Expenditure Detail for new book on Obama to Simon and Schuster.
Recipient Amount Description Date;
Simon & Schuster, NEW YORK, NY $14,280 BOOKS FOR FULFILMENT 02/24/10
Simon & Schuster, NEW YORK, NY $54,704 BOOKS FOR FULFILMENT 10/15/09
Simon & Schuster, NEW YORK, NY $5,903 BOOKS FOR FULFILMENT 07/01/09
In 2008 Freedom's Defense Fund paid Simon and Schuster $100,164 to publish Jerome Corsi’s book, “Obama Nation”…. The Obama Nation: Leftist Politics and the Cult of Personality (Hardcover) ~ Jerome R. Corsi Jerome R. Corsi (Author)
Freedom’s Defense Fund Expenditure Detail:
Recipient ..........Amount.......... Description....... Date
Simon & Schuster, NEW YORK, NY $50,092 BOOKS FOR FULFILLMENT – OBAMA NATION 09/03/08
Simon & Schuster, NEW YORK, NY $50,072 BOOKS FOR FULFILLMENT – OBAMA NATION 08/04/08
In 2008 Freedom’s Defense Fund paid out to Corsi, Jerome $33,000.
Thousands of individual donations are collected by Freedom’s Defense Fund aka Base Connect Inc. for these Congressional candidates. Freedom’s Defense Fund aka Base Connect Inc keeps up to 80% or more of the proceeds.
“EXAMAPLE....William Russell the retired lieutenant colonel who was running for the Pennsylvania Congressional seat of the late John Murtha. Russell's campaign raised over $895,000 in the fourth quarter of last year, according to federal disclosure records. But it paid over $719,000 of that amount -- about 80 percent -- to Base Connect, and other companies associated with it, which ran the company's direct-mail fundraising program”.
Look at Bill Russell, twenty-year army veteran, not a rich guy. He decides he’s going to run this race out of principle. We look at that race, and we’re of the opinion that it’s a bad thing to let incumbents go unchallenged.”
The huge initial hauls help the candidates generate headlines about — to use Russell’s 2008 run as an example (he lost) — how they raised $700,000 in a single quarter. That, says Centanni, lets them build more buzz. “Russell raises $700,000 and what happens? Michelle Malkin, her photo above, sees it and publishes an article: ‘This might be the guy to beat John Murtha.’ In the next 24-48 hours, $150,000 comes in online — which has a much lower cost. How is that possible without direct mail?”
Post-Gazette.com - 12th Mar 2010 Republicans selected a political newcomer who has never sought elected office as their nominee in the Special Election to succeed the late U.S. Rep. John P. Murtha. Tim Burns, a self-made millionaire from Eighty Four, Washington County, and a native of Mr. Murtha's hometown of Johnstown, handily defeated Bill Russell, who mounted a strong challenge to Mr. Murtha in 2008. Three other hopefuls spoke before the group but none received a nominating motion, leaving them out of the vote...
BMW Direct aka Base Connect Inc fund-raising operation also raised just more than $1 million over the past four years for Freedom's Defense Fund, a political action committee it created to fund conservative campaigns and causes like FDI, SIOA and SIOE Europe. The committee gave less than 5 percent to candidates, according to its publicly filed finance reports.
Freedom’s Defense Fund aka BMW Direct aka Base Connect Inc aka Century Data Systems corp. aka Century Data Mailing Services aka Legacy List Marketing Inc all of these companies are run out of room 410 at 1155 15th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005 by Michael Centanni and Todd Zirkle.
This “group” run by Michael Centanni, Todd Zirkle links to support of Freedom Defense Initiative (FDI) and Stop the Islamization of America (SIOA) run by Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer in New York NY, which links back to Stop the Islamization of Europe (SIOE) and the EDL.
MP Geert Wilders, his photo above with right wing blogger Pamela Geller, is the cash cow for both the USA and Europe right wing radicals, he is the EDL’s poster boy, the more trouble he gets in the more money is collected in donations for his “defense team,” both in the USA and in Europe, all from individual donors, no big fat cat donors.
Lt. Colonel Allen West’s Speech At FDI CPAC Event Jihad February 19, 2010: The Political Third Rail, Freedom Defense Initiative (FDI) run by Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller are huge supporters and fund raisers for Allen West. Allen West received the maximum donation allowed by law from the Freedom's Defense Fund run by Michael Centanni and Todd Zirkle, they also campaign for him with direct mail see above ependitures.
Robert Spencer, his photo above with right wing blogger Pamela Geller, has been a long time associate of Michael Centanni as a paid speaker for Young Americans for Freedom and other groups linked to Michael Centanni. YAF spokesman Jason Mattera and Robert Spencer after Robert’s electrifying speech before the Young America’s Foundation conference.
On August 2, 2007, Robert Spencer delivered a speech to the Young America’s Foundation conference in Washington, D.C. The infamous Council on American-Islamic Relations made loud legal threats against YAF in order to attempt to intimidate the organization into not having Spencer as a guest speaker. CAIR’s efforts proved fruitless as the YAF refused to relent the right to Freedom of Speech.
Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller also collect funds for Dutch MP Geert Wilders. Across the Atlantic An important source of funding for his legal defence comes from supporters in the United States (right wing radicals). He has travelled there frequently: showing his anti-Islam film Fitna, giving speeches, accepting awards. And raising money.
Neither Mr Wilders nor many of those involved in organizing fundraisers for him are prepared to indicate how much money he has raised. Daniel Pipes, director of the Middle East Forum, has raised money for Geert Wilders’ legal defence through The Legal Project.. Another enthusiastic supporter (and Obama hater) Pamela Geller writes a blog called Atlas Shrugs.. "I am asking Atlas readers, SIOA and FDI supporters to please donate to the legal fund."
Robert Spencer, another blogger, is also a familiar face at Wilders’ events in the US. His blog Jihad Watch also solicits money for Wilders’ legal defence. The blog includes the following message from the Freedom Party: “The Freedom Party (PVV) and Geert Wilders are faced with an all-out assault. Exploding legal expenses might cripple the continuation of the battle for our liberties.
The survival of the Freedom Party (Geert Wilders is the only member) and Geert Wilders’ struggle for the defence of the West are now in jeopardy.” Send money; Readers are asked to send money to a bank account of the Friends of the Freedom Party Foundation.
This is the same foundation which funds Freedom Party* activities. (Why are USA right wing radicals like Robert Spencer and Pamela Geller getting so involved in the financing of the Dutch Freedom Party which Geert Wilders is the only member) Apparently, Mr Wilders has not set up a separate foundation for his legal defence.
According to Dutch daily de Volkskrant, Mr Wilders instead re-wrote the statute of the existing Freedom Party foundation to include his legal defence. This would mean there is no division between donations for Mr Wilders’ personal legal defence and the Freedom Party’s political activities. This is hard to prove. Neither Mr Wilders nor the Freedom Party provide outsiders access to any financial information. Nor do they have to. Dutch law governing funding for political parties is quite lax.
So, under Dutch law, funds raised for Mr Wilders’ legal defence could be used for Freedom Party purposes. Greco, an anti-corruption body and part of The Council of Europe, reprimanded the Netherlands in 2007 for the lack of transparency regarding political donations. A new law governing political parties and how they are financed is in the making.
But as it now stands, Geert Wilders and his Freedom Party have very few limits on how and where they can raise money. And he has no obligation to reveal his money sources.
The directors of FDI and SIOA: Pamela Geller, and the supposed scholar on Islam and jihad Robert Spencer. Stop the Islamization of America and the Freedom Defense Initiative organization that Pamela Geller started with Robert Spencer, contact her at;
Freedom Defense Initiative
PO Box 121
1040 1st Avenue
NY NY 10022
"BMW Direct aka Base Connect Inc. the biggest fraud and embezzlement in the political system." And of course, the real victims are the ordinary conservative donors, most of whom likely won't suspect that 80 or 90 percent of their donation is going not to the candidate they're aiming to support, but rather to Base Connect.
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