ACORN-linked Center for Popular Democracy aims for big GOTV operation

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A left-wing nonprofit called the Center for Popular Democracy is working with the ACORN-tainted Working Families Organization in a more than $7 million get-out-the-vote operation in battleground states in the upcoming presidential and U.S. Senate elections, reports Lachlan Markay of the Washington Free Beacon.

The WFB reports:

Documents detailing those efforts shed new light on how the left’s organizing apparatus is collaborating with prominent progressive groups such as MoveOn.org, labor unions, and foundations to build a campaign apparatus that can win short-term policy victories and translate those victories into a lasting political operation.

The nonprofit Center for Popular Democracy and its 501(c)(4) dark money arm, the Center for Popular Democracy Action, work with 42 partner organizations—including labor unions, community organizing groups, and other left-wing nonprofits—in 30 states to advance its goals.

The group’s $14 million budget supports a staff of more than 60 employees. In 2015, it sub-granted more than $7 million to its partner organizations. Those partners boast more than 400,000 members, 800 state-based staffers, and combined budgets of roughly $85 million.

That organizing power is diffused throughout the states, but a document obtained by the Free Beacon reveals that efforts have been underway since December to centralize decision-making in committees that represent both CPD and its local and state partners. […]

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Former Facebook Workers: We Routinely Suppressed Conservative News

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It’s the kind of progressive fascism we’ve come to expect from left-winger Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook fame.

As Gizmodo reports:

Facebook workers routinely suppressed news stories of interest to conservative readers from the social network’s influential “trending” news section, according to a former journalist who worked on the project. This individual says that workers prevented stories about the right-wing CPAC gathering, Mitt Romney, Rand Paul, and other conservative topics from appearing in the highly-influential section, even though they were organically trending among the site’s users.

Several former Facebook “news curators,” as they were known internally, also told Gizmodo that they were instructed to artificially “inject” selected stories into the trending news module, even if they weren’t popular enough to warrant inclusion—or in some cases weren’t trending at all. […]

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Meathead returns, smears half of America

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Hollywood fat cat Rob Reiner, the worst kind of limousine liberal, decided it would be a good career move to insult the many Americans who don’t share his repugnant political views.

On the Thursday “Morning Joe” on MSNBC, “Meathead” of “All in the Family” fame, pulled a Janeane Garofalo and called everyone who supports Donald Trump racist.

Co-anchor Willie Geist asked Reiner, “There are millions and millions of people who do not watch this show that actually like what they hear from Donald Trump. And they aren’t taking messages and orders from us in the media. But they listen to what he says for themselves and vote for him. How do you explain that?”

“There are a lot of people who are racist,” Reiner shot back.

It’s all part of the Left trying to set up the same template that its activists used against the Tea Party movement.

If you support Trump, you’re presumed racist.

It’s going to get so much worse in coming months.

 

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Soros guy takes over Trump campaign finances

Steven Mnuchin is a curious choice for finance chairman of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. (And, sorry, I have no idea how to pronounce Mnuchin.)

Mnuchin used to work for the preeminent funder of the Left in the United States, the execrable anti-American billionaire George Soros. Mnuchin was an investment banker or something similar for hedge fund Soros Fund Management LLC.

Left-wing blogger Rick Cohen noted in 2014 that Mnuchin is a philanthropist “with a family foundation (the Steven and Heather Mnuchin Foundation), a trustee of other foundations, and with service as a board member at the Los Angeles Police Foundation and the Museum of Contemporary Art.”

Erick Erickson is overheating.  Mnuchin is “a big liberal Democrat who has direct ties to George Soros and Soros’s anti-Republican group America Coming Together … [and] a huge Democrat Party donor.”

Erickson continues: “Trump’s win looks more and more like a coup. And now the RNC is ordering purges of anyone who cannot support Trump.”

Time will tell.

 

 

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VA GOP fights Gov. McAuliffe’s massive jailbreak

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When left-wingers fear the electorate is not on their side it’s not a problem.

They simply change the electorate.

The Obama administration funnels tax dollars to leftist street groups to generate civil unrest and push permanent residents to become citizens in order to vote against Donald Trump.

But conservatives don’t have to put up with it. Finally Republican lawmakers are challenging in court Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s (D) unprecedented decision to unilaterally restore the voting rights of 206,000 convicted violent and nonviolent felons in his important battleground state. The move, which critics say violates the state constitution, is particularly noxious coming as it did two days after the state’s General Assembly adjourned. (I wrote about this in FrontPageMag last week.)

As I wrote:

The push to mainstream felons comes as Barack Obama, the most radical left-wing American president in history, is defining deviancy down by attempting to de-stigmatize criminality. The Left views criminals — especially minorities — as victims of society, oppressed for mere nonconformism. Because it needs their votes, the Left is pressing for the restoration of felons’ voting rights. And it also supports legislation “banning the box,” that is, banning employment applications that ask if the applicant has a criminal record.

 

 

 

 

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Philanthropy Notes: April 2016

The Obama administration gave $270,000 in taxpayer funds to the terrorist-linked U.K.-based Islamic Relief Worldwide for its health-related efforts in Kenya. The grant by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is designated for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s program advancing what the CDC calls “global health security as an international priority.” Israel and the United Arab Emirates banned IRW “alleging that the group supports and funds Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood’s military arm in Palestine,” the Daily Caller reports.

Now 10 years old, the microblogging platform Twitter, which has carried billions of messages stretching a maximum of 140 keystrokes, has become “a distinct vein of social action, activism, and philanthropy” and “the beating, real-time pulse of the nonprofit world,” left-wing philanthropy writer Tom Watson gushes in his Chronicle of Philanthropy column. Twitter is “vital to the idea of democratic philanthropy, the notion that individual citizens can play as important a role in the public causes of our time as do moneyed philanthropists.” Of course, Bill Gates “will always have more followers than you do. But on Twitter, you’re in the conversation.” After gushing over left-wing causes like Black Lives Matter that became popular largely because of Twitter users, Watson quotes his beloved Baltimore race riot leader DeRay Mckesson pontificating on the power of the medium: “Twitter was where the links were shared. It was where the images were shared. Literally, when people were told what was happening, it galvanized the nation.”

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Briefly Noted: April 2016

The riot planned and executed by the Left at the canceled Donald Trump campaign rally at the University of Illinois at Chicago on March 11 was just the latest in a long series of mob disturbances manufactured by radicals to advance their political agendas. “The meticulously orchestrated #Chicago assault on our free election process is as unAmerican as it gets,” tweeted actor James Woods. “It is a dangerous precedent.” This so-called protest and the disruptions at subsequent Trump events were carried out by activists associated with MoveOn, Black Lives Matter, and Occupy Wall Street, all groups that have been enthusiastically embraced by Democrats and funded by radical speculator George Soros.

MoveOn, incidentally, has now officially jumped the shark, launching an over-the-top campaign that treats Trump like an American version of Hitler. In a mass email begging for money the group announced that its members voted 71 to 29 percent “to launch a major campaign to show that our country rejects Donald Trump’s hate-baiting, racism, misogyny, and violence.”

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Clinton Foundation Donor Ensnared in Kickbacks Probe

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The revelations of corruption surrounding the international-cash-for-future-presidential-favors clearinghouse known as the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation never seem to end.

The great Alana Goodman of Washington Free Beacon reports that the Abraaj Group, a Middle Eastern investment fund that gave between $500,000 and $1 million to the Clintons’ philanthropy and that has received loans from the U.S. government, has been linked to a corruption investigation in Pakistan. The fund has not been charged in the case but its name is popping up in Pakistani media reports.

Goodman continues:

Authorities in Sindh province have accused a prominent government official of providing illegal favors to K-Electric, a power company owned and managed by the Abraaj Group since 2009.

Former Pakistani oil minister Dr. Asim Hussain [pictured in this blog post] was arrested last year amid allegations that he helped harbor terrorists in a string of hospitals he owned and doled out illegal contracts to companies, including K-Electric. Both Hussain and K-Electric have denied the allegations.

The investigation has not impacted the U.S. government’s ongoing partnership with the Abraaj Group, which dates back to at least 2012. That year, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation—a federal agency that dispenses corporate loans under the guidance of the U.S. State Department—selected the Abraaj Group to manage its $150 million Middle East investment fund.

Two weeks later, the Abraaj Group co-sponsored the Clinton Global Initiative’s annual meeting. […]

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Philanthropy Notes: March 2016

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Former conservative journalist David Brock has built an empire of activist groups since he went over to the Left years ago. Once an avowed enemy of the Clintons, he’s now their best buddy, wielding influence by churning out a constant stream of pro-Hillary Clinton propaganda. He’s created a bunch of groups that play a big role in politics, including Media Matters for America and the Correct the Record super PAC, and he’s steered money to leftist causes through George Soros’s Democracy Alliance. Some call this network the “Brocktopus.” But Brock’s scorched-earth offensive against insurgent Democrat contender Bernie Sanders is giving Democrat insiders heartburn, according to The Hill newspaper. Clinton donors, fundraisers, and operatives are concerned “about Brock’s comments, particularly some of his attacks on Bernie Sanders.” Key players worry Brock could be damaging her image and hurting her presidential chances. Brock planned to raise questions about 74-year-old Sanders’s health until Center for American Progress founder and Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta told him on Twitter to “Chill out. We’re fighting on who would make a better President, not on who has a better Physical Fitness Test.”

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg scolded employees for replacing “Black Lives Matter” slogans with “All Lives Matter” on walls at corporate headquarters in San Francisco, Breitbart News reports. Zuckerberg told workers what they did was “malicious” and “disrespectful,” reminding them that there are “specific issues affecting the black community in the United States.” He added, “This has been a deeply hurtful and tiresome experience for the black community and really the entire Facebook community, and we are now investigating the current incidents.” Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is also a Black Lives Matter supporter.

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Briefly Noted: March 2016

After the terrorist front group Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) complained, the FBI caved and removed references to Islam and Islamic terrorism on a new browser-based video game aimed at countering recruitment propaganda from terrorist groups, Breitbart News reports. The release of the game, Don’t Be A Puppet, was delayed from November because CAIR whined that it would lead to the “stigmatization” and “bullying” of young Muslims. “The new version of the game does not mention Islam, Muslims, or any particulars of Islamist ideology or targets at all, aside from the usual disclaimers that ISIS does not represent mainstream Islam,” Independent Journal Review reports. CAIR argues the game should focus on right-wing extremists, which it claims are a greater threat to Americans.

California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA) sociology professor Robert Donald Weide, became so unhinged by a campus speech by conservative firebrand Ben Shapiro that he smeared the author’s supporters as racist and challenged them to a wrestling match. Weide was incensed when he learned that his school’s chapter of the student group Young America’s Foundation planned to sponsor a Feb. 25 lecture titled, “When Diversity Becomes a Problem.” The speech was billed as an examination by Shapiro of the threat to free speech posed by the Black Lives Matter movement, trigger warnings, and the paranoid fear of so-called micro-aggressions. “I see a strong correlation between Young Americans for Liberty [sic] defending the right to intimidate POC [i.e., people of color] on campus and French flag overlays on [Facebook] pictures,” he wrote on social media. Weide vowed to beat up Shapiro supporters. He wrote: “FYI tough guy provocateurs, we have open mat on campus in the gym in the USU building at 1pm Friday and Noon on Saturday if you want to show us your white supremacy. Heads up though, bro I lift …”

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