Remember the other day when I said that I was going to let the American political junk mail go for a while. Well, I lied. Everyday I do more research and find out more about the junk mail industry.
When I was writing about The National Center for Public Policy Research I accidently tossed in a group that wasn’t theirs. How? It looked and was formatted exactly the same except for some small print under the group’s name.
I have highlighted the different parent groups in green. They are:
National Campaign to Impeach Obama
A project of the FRC (Federation of Responsible Citizens)
Health Care Reform Task Force
A project of The National Center for Public Policy Research
White House Watch A project of Policy Issues Institute (Can not find anything about this group except a brief mention on Floyd Brown’s wiki page.)
Something they do have in common (I can not prove Policy Issues Institute but I strongly suspect) they share the same print shop Response Dynamics Inc. “We are everything you need for direct mail success!” Wiki page. I still don’t know who makes their mail.
I haven’t seen that ad in years. Let’s take a look:
It seems quaint and child like, compared to today’s SuperPAC fueled ads.
Where was I? Oh yah, all of the best political junk mail comes from one print shop in Virginia.
Federation of Responsible Citizens this was the group I initially confused to be someone else.
See the plastic envelope? Same packaging as the Federation of Responsible Citizens. Except the Federation of Responsible Citizens gave me money. Time to step up your game The National Center for Public Policy Research.
Back to Federation of Responsible Citizens They also go by the names:
- American Federation of Senior Citizens
- National Campaign to Guarantee Social Security
- National Committee
- National Senior Action Council (NSAC)
- Political Headquarters
- National Campaign to Impeach Obama
Here a nice story from 2005 about American Federation of Senior Citizens from Raw Story.
2 letters from Policy Issues Institute Floyd Brown’s group Policy Issues Institute: United States Health Congress, and White House Watch. TheWhiteHouseWatch.com is broken. The only website connected to this group that I could find is Impeach Obama Campaign. I think he runs WesternJournalism.com. So I sent a note to the Contact Us page. I also sent an e-mail to Citizens United a SuperPac he founded. Their e-mail is email@example.com. Hopefully it works.
419 scam in the news
Lady from Emporia, Va is almost scammed by someone from Africa. All she wanted was a new heater.