23 November 2009

The Right-Wing Scam in Your Mailboxes

Let's say that, as an older American you get something in the mail from an organization calling its self the "Christian Seniors Association", you, I think, would be disposed to view them rather kindly...wouldn't you. Maybe even send them the $12.95 membership fee. After all the name Christian Seniors Association sort of conjures up mind images of grey-haired folks holding pot-lucks and planning raffles in the church basement.

Well, don't you believe it for an instant. It is just another scurrilous, fund-raising scam perpetrated by a family of right-wing homophobic zealots who find it easier to rip-off seniors by preying on their fears than to travel about the country selling crankcase oil as driveway black-tops or aluminum siding. It's a different scam, yeah. But, the end result is the same.

Let's take a moment to examine who and what is behind the scam which is lurking in mailboxes near you. But, first...The Letter & Pitch. The letter opens with this question: "Do you SUPPORT or OPPOSE the far-Left Agenda now being pushed into law by President Obama, Liberals who control Congress and AARP?"

Yeah, that well-known, undercover cell of the Communist Party, AARP. OK, OK I know I'm being a bit snarky, but for crying out loud, the AARP as a far left organization? Gimme a break, will ya!

Then it goes on with some phony questionnaire/ballot throwing about all the far-right's buzz and code words: "far-left", "socialism", "Socialist Agenda", "traditional moral values", "fighting for religious values", "AARP aggressively promotes homosexual lifestyle", "Crushing Burden On Our Grandchildren" and other equally profane and ridiculous bilge.

Then it moves into its main purpose. An appeal for membership at $12.95 and an "additional gift, above and beyond your regular membership dues...."10, $15, $20, $50, $100, or perhaps even more.

Sound faintly familiar? Well it ought to. This letter preying on frightened and unwary seniors comes from none other than Rev. Lou Sheldon, his daughter Angela and son-in-law, Jim Lafferty.
Sheldon is best known for his bug-eyed homophobic attacks on homosexuals through his umbrella front-organization, the Traditional Values Coalition and for his role on the Republican Congressional Committee and leadership in the Lindsey Graham for Senate campaign.

Son-in-law, Jim Lafferty is well-known Republican flack who served as Tom Delay's press-secretary from 1994-1995 and was a senior adviser to that frightening specter of wrath, she of the make up applied with a trowel, former Florida Secretary of State, Katherine Harris. Yeah her. The one that paved the way for that dry-drunk sociopath, George W. Bush to ascend into the White House.

Daughter Angela, one assumes, licks stamps and stuffs envelopes when not serving as Katherine Harris's make-up advisor.

A very unsavory lot and about as Christian as the pimple on a donkey's butt. Which is to say, not at all Christian.

And, now let us play the right-wing Republican game of guilt by association and implied menace through clever juxtaposition of words and letters: Christian Seniors Association, yep CSA. One has no problem envisioning them draped in the Stars and Bars.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

after reading your snarky bs i will do everything i can to bring the csa agenda to fruition your comments confirmed there is a threat and you are it we are all called to do gods work on earth so i will pray that and those like you see the light or be struck down by it amen

MARTHA FROM INDIANA said...

DESSOUNO DOUBT ABOUT IT --THIS WRITE UP ON CSA IS DONE BY A VERY POLITICAL LIBERAL-SECULAR PERSON ! THE SLANDEROUS NAME CALLING IS TYPICAL OF THE ANGRY LIBERAL ! GLAD I READ IT--LETS ME KNOW THAT CSA IS TRULY CHRISTIAN AND HAS A PLAUSIBLE PURPOSE FOR SENIORS. AARP IS A VERY LIBERAL ORG AND VERY RICH FROM ALL ITS ENTERPRISES--ALSO ONE OF THE LARGEST CONTRIBUTORS TO THE DEMOCRAT PARTY JUST LIKE GEORGE SOROSE !!! WELL INFORMED MARTHA FROM INDIANA 10/19/2011

Anonymous said...

AARP is left wing and will make millions with supplemental medicare plans, which is why they were for Obama care. I will send more money to CSA now.

Anonymous said...

After reading your comments on CSA scam, I am now very convinced that CSA is right and you are very left. I pity you for thinking you can kid us with such lame convoluted rhetoric against Christian values. You are the scam. God help you and those like you.

Anonymous said...

You are two hundred percent on point. These people are total scam artists that need to be put behind bars. The public needs to be protected from these cons. They target the elderly and the unknowing by instilling fear. They call themselves Christians but are so far from it. They have had judgments against them for being deadbeats. Jim Lafferty is a liar. He's on his third marriage. Wow, what a good Christian he is! He has a long history of being a con man. He is a high school grad making a living by conning the elderly out of their money. Here's a thought- Go back to school, earn a degree and get an honest job like the rest of us! Jim Lafferty is full of hate. Andrea is no better. Stay far, far away from these vultures! Don't drink the kool aid offered by the CSA. Thank you so much for exposing these frauds.