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P-D profiles how Dick Gephardt has gone through the revolving door. The main focus is how Gephardt, who once felt moral passion about branding the Armenian genocide as such, is now a paid lobbyist for the Turkish government and gums up the works to prevent that.
This might amaze the P-D, but it wouldn’t be the first time that Gephardt has changed positions. When he first ran for Congress in 1976, he was anti-busing, proudly had photos taken of himself with Confederate Battle Flags in the background, and proudly attended the picnic of the St. Louis chapters of the Citizens’ Councils of America. By 1989, when he became House Majority Leader, second in command of the House Democrat caucus, all that went out the window.
Back to the present day, if I was Fethullah Gulen, I’d be worried. Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s current President and a mutual nemesis of Gulen, just saw his party lose their parliamentary majority. Ergodan might be pissed off enough such that he dumps a bunch of money on Gephardt who then starts whispering in Obama’s ear, who will then concoct some legal rationale to send the FBI into Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania to arrest Gulen and ship him back to Turkey for
BTW, who else thinks that Gulen deliberately chose a town named Saylorsburg in which to hide just to troll Steve Sailer?
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Categories : Culture of Corruption, RINOs Be Gone, Stupid Party, Campaign 2016
Jeb Bush tells his donors they’ve helped make history
Jeb Bush told about 350 of the top donors to his super PAC on Sunday evening that the organization has raised more money in its first 100 days than any other Republican operation in modern history, according to several people in attendance.
Yes, they have helped “make history.” They’ve helped make quality governance a thing of the past.
But you’ll be glad to know that even Jeb Bush and his Stupor PAC has its limits:
The former Florida governor has spent the past several months on a nonstop fundraising blitz, headlining high-priced finance events at country clubs and resorts nationwide. Money has come in at such a rapid clip that his aides temporarily limited donations to $1 million.
Anything more than $1,000,000 might lend the suggestion of bribery, after all.
Bush aides said that about 350 people signed up to attend the donor conference. Among the people spotted at the hotel were … (snip) … Miami-based lobbyist Al Cardenas and his son, David Cardenas… (snip)
Al Cardenas ran the American Conservative Union until not long after 2014’s CPAC, and of course the ACU puts on CPAC. Now you know why CPAC was such a turkey in the last handful number of years, and why this year’s version was slightly better.
Now I’m starting to think that Jeb Bush won’t miss Sheldon Adelson’s money, which is going to that other Miami-based Presidential candidate.
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Categories : Culture of Corruption
The way around this has already been perfected. Lobbyists just won’t call themselves “lobbyists.” They’ll call themselves “consultants” or some such. Remember, Eric Cantor became a lobbyist right away in spite of the one year cooling off rule for former House members because his job isn’t called lobbying.
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Categories : Culture of Corruption, Campaign 2012, Campaign 2016
The question above of why HRC needs $2.5 billion or even $2.5 thousand is a very good one. First off, she already has the media on her side, NBC most of all, because they hired Chelsea Clinton in order to buy access to Hillary Clinton, and even though the younger Miss Clinton didn’t last long at NBC, Comcast is going to have to protect their investment by making sure HRC wins. And by eschewing all that money, HRC can lead by example, or at least put on a front like she is.
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$100,000 income puts a household at the 77.5 percentile.