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Offline CaptainFlannel

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Re: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 14th Congressional District
« Reply #91 on: March 06, 2019, 02:41:58 PM »
About the non-profit that filed the complaint about the AOC campaign with the FEC:
https://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/National_Legal_and_Policy_Center

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Re: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 14th Congressional District
« Reply #92 on: March 06, 2019, 11:27:32 PM »
Wow! great job with the source watch link!

I saw the Washington Post picked up this story. Immediately I thought about the possibility that Bezos is jumping in for retaliation.

Great example of how the owner's of news sources are undermining informing the citizens by propagating stories prop up their power.

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« Reply #93 on: March 07, 2019, 01:17:06 PM »
What I found most problematic about the Fox New piece was the sourcing seemed to largely be from conservative leaning groups with an agenda, and the failure to note that in the article.

It was also written in a way to encourage confirmation bias from those who have been sucked in by FNC's hyper-partisan fear-based business model.

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« Reply #94 on: March 07, 2019, 01:27:22 PM »
The PBS News Hour had an interesting segment the other night that explained most of what the public thinks of as Fox News actually falls under the umbrella of Fox Entertainment.  There were only a few of their hosts that fell under the Fox News umbrella.  Chris Wallace and a couple others.

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Re: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 14th Congressional District
« Reply #95 on: March 07, 2019, 02:15:31 PM »
Millions of dollars in donations have to be looked into. We have election funding rules and everybody has to follow.

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Re: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 14th Congressional District
« Reply #96 on: March 07, 2019, 02:53:25 PM »
Two words. Citizens United

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Re: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 14th Congressional District
« Reply #97 on: March 08, 2019, 01:32:27 AM »
Two words. Citizens United

huh? maybe I'm not following you. Are you referring to the near-mil that Saikat transferred out of the PAC to an LLC? Cuz that would have nothing to do with CU.

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« Reply #98 on: March 08, 2019, 08:42:19 AM »
it has everything to do with Citizens United (and Michael Cohen). campaign fund "violations" are a quaint reminder of the days when we enforced rules about such things. this is the modern world, as defined by the conservative agenda. cheers, skoal and mazel tov to the cashmakers, they will inherit....everything!

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« Reply #99 on: March 08, 2019, 08:51:03 AM »
Millions of dollars in donations have to be looked into. We have election funding rules and everybody has to follow.

The complaint isn't alleging illegal donations. Not even the Fox News piece says that. Are you sure you read it or understood it?  From the article:

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The FEC complaint asserts that Chakrabarti established two PACs, the Brand New Congress PAC and Justice Democrats PAC, and then systematically transfered more than $885,000 in contributions received by those PACs to the Brand New Campaign LLC and the Brand New Congress LLC -- companies that, unlike PACs, are exempt from reporting all of their significant expenditures. The PACs claimed the payments were for "strategic consulting."

Although large financial transfers from PACs to LLCs are not necessarily improper, the complaint argues that the goal of the "extensive" scheme was seemingly to illegally dodge detailed legal reporting requirements of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, which are designed to track campaign expenditures.

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Re: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 14th Congressional District
« Reply #100 on: March 08, 2019, 08:51:25 AM »
it has everything to do with Citizens United (and Michael Cohen). campaign fund "violations" are a quaint reminder of the days when we enforced rules about such things. this is the modern world, as defined by the conservative agenda. cheers, skoal and mazel tov to the cashmakers, they will inherit....everything!
Wink and nod antisemitism... Ah liberalism, the last refuge for bigotry

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Re: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 14th Congressional District
« Reply #101 on: March 08, 2019, 09:15:01 AM »
This obvious split between the Socialist Democrat faction and the more Centrist Democrats (old guard)...doesn't bode well for 2020... Particularly compared with the seemingly united GOP...

My observation.
« Last Edit: March 08, 2019, 09:20:37 AM by abcdefghijk »

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Re: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 14th Congressional District
« Reply #102 on: March 08, 2019, 10:04:21 AM »
it has everything to do with Citizens United (and Michael Cohen). campaign fund "violations" are a quaint reminder of the days when we enforced rules about such things. this is the modern world, as defined by the conservative agenda. cheers, skoal and mazel tov to the cashmakers, they will inherit....everything!
Wink and nod antisemitism... Ah liberalism, the last refuge for bigotry
23 CONSERVATIVES went on the record in Congress yesterday to vote in favor of bigotry. they went on the record to support anti-semitism, racism and bigotry.

and remember, as every conservative believes, there are some very fine people who march for white supremacist views. "Jews will not replace us," as the rallying cry for all conservatives goes.....

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« Reply #103 on: March 08, 2019, 10:09:06 AM »
This obvious split between the Socialist Democrat faction and the more Centrist Democrats (old guard)...doesn't bode well for 2020... Particularly compared with the seemingly united GOP...

My observation.
that is indeed a valid concern. i am not attacking your POV here.

but the far-right dragged the entire GOP rightward in the past decade, and that's why they remained united. the centrists in the GOP shrugged and went along on the trip to the extreme right.

that could happen on the other side, too, could it not?

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Re: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 14th Congressional District
« Reply #104 on: March 08, 2019, 10:16:31 AM »
it has everything to do with Citizens United (and Michael Cohen). campaign fund "violations" are a quaint reminder of the days when we enforced rules about such things. this is the modern world, as defined by the conservative agenda. cheers, skoal and mazel tov to the cashmakers, they will inherit....everything!
Wink and nod antisemitism... Ah liberalism, the last refuge for bigotry
23 CONSERVATIVES went on the record in Congress yesterday to vote in favor of bigotry. they went on the record to support anti-semitism, racism and bigotry.

and remember, as every conservative believes, there are some very fine people who march for white supremacist views. "Jews will not replace us," as the rallying cry for all conservatives goes.....


"Every"
"All"

You love a nice broad brush, eh?





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« Reply #104 on: March 08, 2019, 10:16:31 AM »