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cjm
06-10-2014, 09:52 PM
Let's pick a theme, pick a date, and get some art going by Friday. Suggestions?

CaseyJones
06-10-2014, 09:58 PM
suggestions are you will need a web designer ( a good one) a facebook guru and a twitter guru and someone who can string some serious words together, plus everyone pulling to promote

cjm
06-10-2014, 10:03 PM
suggestions are you will need a web designer ( a good one) a facebook guru and a twitter guru and someone who can string some serious words together, plus everyone pulling to promote

Thanks Casey. I will go through some old RP moneybomb threads to see who has volunteered for what in the past and PM them directly. In the meantime, is it asking too much to sticky this thread so that it will be brought to the attention of anyone browsing?

CaseyJones
06-10-2014, 10:08 PM
stickies get ignored as everyone uses new posts or just straight up ignores them, if it has a chance it will stay bumped, and as for who volunteered in the past they are all gone we need new blood

cjm
06-11-2014, 06:53 AM
day shift bump.

Matt Collins
06-11-2014, 08:14 AM
Here is his CV in case anyone is interested:

http://apps.washingtonpost.com/g/documents/politics/david-a-brats-curriculum-vitae/1036/

thoughtomator
06-11-2014, 08:20 AM
I can help by getting the story reported on where significant eyeballs will see it.

mosquitobite
06-11-2014, 08:37 AM
People keep posting the #MakeDCListen hashtag on a lot of the articles about the defeat.

I'm wondering if we can use some of the same rebel themes/ideas from Amash.
http://i62.tinypic.com/2zpnokw.jpg
http://i40.tinypic.com/33uwqqa.jpg

enhanced_deficit
06-11-2014, 08:42 AM
Be careful, that would send a dangerous message and may encourage other rebels to try to unseat more establishment tools.

KCIndy
06-11-2014, 08:44 AM
Be careful, that would send a dangerous message and may encourage other rebels to try to unseat more establishment tools.

May the Force be with them!

Petar
06-11-2014, 08:52 AM
I suggest that you purchase a domain name and find some hosting.

If you find a ready-made wordpress template that is purpose-built, then you don't have to worry about a shitty designer like myself screwing it up.

Here is an example of a ready-made template for this purpose that you can just fill up with your own content:

http://chimpgroup.com/wp-demo/aidreform/

In case you need a way to collect campaign money then there is also this ready-made purpose-built donation plugin right here:

http://premium.wpmudev.org/blog/fundraising-with-wordpress-a-guide-for-nonprofits/

Following this sort of path is the easiest way to end up with very decent results.

Petar
06-11-2014, 08:55 AM
Things like a twitter and facebook campaign can be added on once you have a good website to serve as a foundation for a campaign such as this.

Barrex
06-11-2014, 10:26 AM
Ill say a little heresy based on my experience: Web site is good but people overestimate its value. Top 10 things is to get contact info, get contact info, get contact info.... You need database of contact info of all friendly forums, Facebook groups,friendly reporters and writers, tea party groups, libertarian groups, blogs, YouTube channels etc. Getting Bryan (RonPaulForums owner)and other site owners on board is more important than getting 100 regular members. Owners/leaders/reporters/etc. can post info about it on front page, send mass email to members and reach in few minutes 10000x more people than you and I could in a week or even month. During Ron Paul money-bombs there were awesome webpages. People spent a lot of time and resources on them. Problem was that a lot of "allied sites" didnt participate. They didnt know, were informed too late or something else. Awesome website that not enough people know about is malinvestment. In my opinion it would be better to get awesome free Facebook page/free blog/etc. + paid Facebook ads than pay for website that will be in use few days and it would spend money that could go to advertising. Reaching people should be priority. It is hard to have confidence in achieving this when you rely almost 100% on spontaneous, ad hoc and "organic" management plan/strategy. This happened during Ron Paul moneybombs. These problems will be bigger for less known candidates.


This movement had so many money-bombs and there is still no contact list, no plan or anything else structured. Things that could be used in future endeavors.

I could be wrong!!!

William Tell
06-11-2014, 10:40 AM
https://scontent-a-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/t1.0-9/10458443_10152597001824155_228441533309480526_n.jp g

bunklocoempire
06-11-2014, 11:00 AM
May the Force non-aggression principle be with them!

FIFY ;)

surf
06-11-2014, 11:18 AM
https://scontent-a-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/t1.0-9/10458443_10152597001824155_228441533309480526_n.jp ggolden

um, yeah, this was about immigration....

Todd
06-11-2014, 11:46 AM
Is Dave Brat a verified Liberty candidate?

mosquitobite
06-11-2014, 11:55 AM
golden

um, yeah, this was about immigration....

and then the OTHER reason, he was a BULLY:
https://www.redstate.com/diary/mason_beer/2014/06/10/reason-eric-cantor-lost/

cjm
06-11-2014, 01:14 PM
People keep posting the #MakeDCListen hashtag on a lot of the articles about the defeat.

I'm wondering if we can use some of the same rebel themes/ideas from Amash.


Since we're headed for a general election, I would recommend against any message that focuses on (or may be interpreted as focusing on) differences within the RPV.


Is Dave Brat a verified Liberty candidate?

He embraces the RPV creed which looks pretty libertarian to me. Donna Holt backed him.

You can find his C4L survey here (100% liberty): http://www.campaignforliberty.org/surveys2/?id=156

His VCDL survey is not online yet, but in an email from the VCDL, they rated him "very pro-gun"

cjm
06-11-2014, 08:29 PM
bump with suggestion for "Make Washington Irrelevant" as the theme. Other suggestions?

cbc58
06-12-2014, 06:28 AM
bump with suggestion for "Make Washington Irrelevant" as the theme. Other suggestions?


Washington is always going to be relevant no matter what people want. Maybe the organizers of the money bomb might want to contact him to see what he wants to do or the message he wants to relay. He has to be careful about his message and the perception of who he is, as a more main-stream approach is going to get him more votes in the end.

cjm
06-12-2014, 07:42 AM
Washington is always going to be relevant no matter what people want. Maybe the organizers of the money bomb might want to contact him to see what he wants to do or the message he wants to relay. He has to be careful about his message and the perception of who he is, as a more main-stream approach is going to get him more votes in the end.

There are no organizers yet. At least none that I see. This was just an idea that came up in another thread that looked to have some support so I created this thread to talk it up. Since I don't know the first thing about organizing a money bomb, I'm merely acting as cheerleader. I think you're right though. Contacting the campaign to get input on a theme that fits with their message is a good idea.

Aratus
06-12-2014, 01:13 PM
Cantor had strong odds of being Boehner's replacement.
the GOP is about to see a new generation take charge
that is not so joined at the hip to politics as usual in D.C!
Rep. Brat could help Dr. Rand out in '16 if he wins in 2014.
i sense quite a few over-laps of policy and ideas, greatly!

Aratus
06-12-2014, 01:18 PM
cjm --- i applaud thy intense initiative. i can only assume Brat's people are
darn sore from pinching themselves, as they all grin each time they look at
the local news. once they get their bearings, we all can help them along!!!
the fall election looms large in a textbook manner, it bodes much about '16
and i so want to read a fortune from tea leaves in the bottom of a tea cup!
Virginia's lil House seat race was all over my local Bay State news up here!!!

CaseyJones
06-12-2014, 06:30 PM
bump... this needs to happen, he needs money

cjm
06-13-2014, 03:29 PM
Friday bump.

I'm not really in a position to learn money bomb tech skills. I'm not on FB or twitter, etc. If we don't have the talent to make this happen, I'm thinking about an RPF "money grenade" instead.

Aratus
06-13-2014, 03:46 PM
bump... this needs to happen, he needs money

thanks for the needful bump!!! every few weeks weeks as election day looms closer,
i'm going to assume it would be very nice if we all kept dave brat's name current...
i'm also assuming that he may be outspent by a similar ten to one ratio becuz all the
hacks in the Democratic party will galvanize their fatcats on the assumption an easy
win looms large. he just might pull off a fall victory anyway if the mittsters do not go
into a panic and vote for his opponent. the district sounds solidly Republican all told.

CaseyJones
06-13-2014, 03:48 PM
he only has 80K on hand I believe, he is gonna need more
not sure a bomb is required, just people donating as much as they can and getting others to

kcchiefs6465
06-14-2014, 08:40 PM
Bump.

Origanalist
06-14-2014, 08:50 PM
What about contacting his campaign directly? I have their email up right now but I thought I would run it through here first.

Origanalist
06-14-2014, 08:56 PM
I'm really bad with computer skills......

Origanalist
06-14-2014, 08:57 PM
Aww, nvrmnd.

Origanalist
06-14-2014, 09:12 PM
campaign@davebratforcongress.com-campaign email

http://davebratforcongress.com/ - website

kcchiefs6465
06-14-2014, 10:02 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kikFLvJYhxA

Origanalist
06-15-2014, 08:13 AM
Bump.

Aratus
06-15-2014, 12:00 PM
bump...

cjm
06-16-2014, 09:55 PM
This is being discussed in chat *now*

Origanalist
06-16-2014, 09:57 PM
This is being discussed in chat *now*

Well, let the rest of us know what was decided. Please.

cjm
06-16-2014, 10:11 PM
Well, let the rest of us know what was decided. Please.

will do.

Bergie Bergeron
06-16-2014, 11:24 PM
Any Republican would win in this district, don't see the point of this moneybomb.

cjm
06-17-2014, 12:23 AM
Any Republican would win in this district, don't see the point of this moneybomb.

I don't think that's guaranteed. In a scenario where the incumbent retires and a primary is held to find his replacement, you might be right. But Brat unseated the current Majority Leader which was not a welcome move according to 44% of the participants in the primary. Brat also does not have the same war chest that Cantor has had the last decade or so. The Republican dominance there is based on Cantor's performance against Democrats, not party registration. With Mark Warner up for reelection, there will be a state-wide push to get dems to the polls. Brat's district may favor Republicans, but one still needs to run a campaign to win. And congressional campaigns need money. Brat doesn't have much.

kcchiefs6465
06-17-2014, 01:57 AM
Any Republican would win in this district, don't see the point of this moneybomb.
Brat knocked off Cantor.

To say anything is a sure thing is to ignore the recent upset.

This is why we need a money bomb to help televise and promote the ideals of a market economist, Constitutional adherent, and electable Tea Party candidate.

Origanalist
06-17-2014, 07:38 AM
Bump. I'm sending him money anyway, but a moneybomb would be nice. I can try to figure out if there's enough support and how to do it when I finish the job I'm on if nobody has one going by then.

If anyone else is in support, please comment.

cjm
06-17-2014, 11:49 AM
We're looking at Sept 12th-15th for the Brat money bomb. Website development is in progress.

JK/SEA
06-17-2014, 01:20 PM
i'm in...why not?...yeah, he won without much money, but i'm all about making a statement....

lets get him a wad.

Origanalist
06-21-2014, 06:08 PM
We're looking at Sept 12th-15th for the Brat money bomb. Website development is in progress.

Excellent.

Origanalist
06-22-2014, 12:27 PM
What's up with this guy?


SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014

Libertarians Are Not Going to be Happy with David Brat
Daivd Brat is the "free market" economist who defeated Eric Cantor in the recent Republican primary.



Some libertarians have been excited about his victory. They won't be at the end of the new week, NOT AT ALL.


End of message.


-RW ( http://www.robertwenzel.com/ )

http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2014/06/libertarians-are-not-going-to-be-happy.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+economicpolicyjournal%2FYZSb+ %28EconomicPolicyJournal.com%29

William Tell
06-22-2014, 12:37 PM
What's up with this guy?


Libertarians Are Not Going to be Happy with David Brat
Daivd Brat is the "free market" economist who defeated Eric Cantor in the recent Republican primary.




Some libertarians have been excited about his victory. They won't be at the end of the new week, NOT AT ALL.
http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2014/06/libertarians-are-not-going-to-be-happy.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+economicpolicyjournal%2FYZSb+ %28EconomicPolicyJournal.com%29

Maybe, or maybe not, I don't really trust Jennifer Rubin's boyfriend or any of his posts.

Origanalist
06-22-2014, 12:38 PM
Maybe, or maybe not, I don't really trust Jennifer Rubin's boyfriend or any of his posts.

He seems to be unreliable.......

William Tell
06-22-2014, 12:43 PM
He seems to be unreliable.......

He is reliable in his hatred of Rand Paul. And his concerned clucking over Ron Paul. I have no doubt he will be disappointed in Brat.

FSP-Rebel
06-22-2014, 03:31 PM
He is reliable in his hatred of Rand Paul. And his concerned clucking over Ron Paul. I have no doubt he will be disappointed in Brat.
Showing success in the GOP must be what his problem is. How in the hell does a pro-liberty person not rejoice when an ally of sorts takes out a blithering neocon who's the damn House majority leader?:rolleyes:

Origanalist
06-22-2014, 05:38 PM
Showing success in the GOP must be what his problem is. How in the hell does a pro-liberty person not rejoice when an ally of sorts takes out a blithering neocon who's the damn House majority leader?:rolleyes:

A pro-liberty person does rejoice........maybe what's important to Robert isn't really liberty.

William Tell
06-24-2014, 05:52 PM
What's up with this guy?

Full of it so far:
http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2014/06/dave-brat-ousts-libertarian-as-campaign.html

cjm
07-14-2014, 02:03 AM
Money bomb website is up: http://davebratmoneybomb.com/

devil21
07-19-2014, 04:10 PM
Money bomb website is up: http://davebratmoneybomb.com/

Looks good. Nice work!

CaseyJones
07-19-2014, 04:14 PM
video is also done will be uploaded monday

Origanalist
07-19-2014, 05:02 PM
Very nice.

http://davebratmoneybomb.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/large_banner1260.png

Bookmarked.

CaseyJones
07-22-2014, 07:54 PM
Video is Up


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKWxgfEshdg

Brian4Liberty
07-22-2014, 08:59 PM
What's up with this guy?

http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2014/06/libertarians-are-not-going-to-be-happy.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+economicpolicyjournal%2FYZSb+ %28EconomicPolicyJournal.com%29

Just an FYI for those who missed the news, but this is no controversy at all. There is a thread on it:

http://www.ronpaulforums.com/showthread.php?454353-Dave-Brat-hires-former-Cantor-operative-to-run-campaign


An article about Werrell:

Zachary Werrell helped guide Dave Brat to one of the biggest political upsets in American history, with*Brat stunning Washington by ousting House Majority Leader Eric Cantor*in a primary last week, reports CBS News' Chip Reid.

Brat, a Tea Party favorite,*has since hired a new campaign manager. After many grueling 20-hour days, the 23-year-old campaign whiz who lost 25 pounds during the primary campaign said he simply needed a break.


http://www.cbsnews.com/news/dave-brats-23-year-old-campaign-manager-zachary-werrell/


GUYS THIS IS JUST FINE

Now that I've got your attention, you should first find out who Susan Stimpson is. She's basically the single best liberty Republican in Virginia, possibly excepting Chris Stearns. She's got a real record of cutting government and taxes and is fully on board with us.

I also know her personally.

There is NOTHING TO FEAR in Amanda Chase being Brat's campaign manager.

Remember, in 2010 Cantor appeared to be a genuine conservative - it's only in the time since that he proved himself otherwise.

nayjevin
07-25-2014, 01:52 PM
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