Benedict Arlen Raises Money Through Fraud

Congratulations to Arlen Specter for finding a home where he belongs in the party of Jack Murtha and Rod Blagojevich. How he ever passed himself off as a Republican becomes more mysterious by the day. Now we learn that the website he promoted while accusing the GOP of killing Jack Kemp by not throwing enough money at cancer is a scam; the money goes not for research but for the only cause dear to the shriveled turd that serves SPECTRE for a heart: keeping himself in power. The Forth Worth Star Telegram reports on his SpecterForTheCure.com:

While it appears at first glance to be a fundraising site for a reform movement to help Sen. Arlen Specter fund programs that will seek cures for major diseases, it’s actually a fundraising arm for Specter’s re-election.

A Specter spokeswoman told The Watchdog: “Specterforthecure.com is explicit throughout — including the name itself — that the site raises money for a candidate.”

But as David Freddoso observes:

It does not say anywhere explicitly in the text that your donation goes to re-elect Arlen Specter and not to medical research, but Specter’s spokesman tells me that is the case. You have to go all the way to the bottom of the page to find clues — the donation requirements on the site match FEC requirements in terms of the legal amounts listed and the required information the site collects on donors. It states at the very bottom that the site is “Paid for by Citizens for Arlen Specter.”

Unless you are already familiar with political donations, you might find this confusing.

More likely, you will find it deliberately deceptive.

Here’s how Sphincter hyped his tricky site on Deface the Nation:

And one of the items that I’m working on, Bob, is funding for medical research. I’ve been the spear carrier to increase medical research. And I’ve even established a Web site, Specterforthecure.com, to try to get people to put more pressure on Congress to join me in getting more funding.

Clearly this mollusk is trying to dupe people into thinking money they give him to buy power with will be used to cure cancer. The term for this is fraud. If there’s any justice to be found in the District of Criminals, Specter will be running his precious reelection campaign from behind bars.

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Ever ready to establish new lows.

Hat tip: Michelle Malkin, on a tip from Kevin R. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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