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Economics Professor Dave Brat was stunned himself last night. In fact, it would be a draw as to who was more stunned, Brat in winning or Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va) for being defeated.

With the backing of grassroots organizing, and without the names of the national Tea Party groups, Dave Brat spent less than $200k to Cantor’s $5  million campaign. Brat was able to capitalize on the backing of radio talk hosts like Laura Ingraham.

So what does Cantor’s defeat mean? The DNC and their talking heads are spinning this as the GOP in turmoil. Or could this be the wake up call the GOP Establishment needed? The next few weeks will be very important for the GOP, for the midterms in November and for the 2016 Presidential race. Let’s hope they know how to handle this situation and make it a positive for the country.

    By now, we have all heard the Democrats try to backpeddle after eliminating the word GOD entirely from their platform, and not recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. No matter how you spin it, it is clear that the Democratic Party platform is attempting to move away from God altogether.

But nothing gets better than watching the DNC Chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) try to explain that there was no discord on the floor of the DNC Convention and that the platform is exactly what “Obama” wanted. Watch through to hear Anderson Cooper’s remarks:

 

National Democrats have repeatedly touted their stand against taking corporate money for their convention in September, and so it was striking to see two emails from the DNC host committee referring to the Charlotte venue where President Obama will speak as “Panthers Stadium.”

It’s the place where the Panthers play, but it’s actually called Bank of America stadium.

A recent email from the host committee signed by former Al Gore campaign manager Donna Brazile urged people to win a trip to Charlotte for the event, which will wrap “Thursday night at Panthers Stadium with President Obama.”

Another email in June made the same pitch about the stadium.

Full article: http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2012/07/welcome-to-panthers-stadium-129146.html

From Pat Dollard:

Excerpted from The Washington Examiner: Controversial Democratic strategist and CNN contributor, Hilary Rosen, was hired by DNC chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz to coach her on media appearances.

According to a Wall Street Journal report in February, Obama advisers told Wasserman Schultz to “tone it down,” suggesting that she hire “two seasoned Democratic female pros, Anita Dunn and Hilary Rosen,” for media training, in preparation for the upcoming campaign. Wasserman Schultz willingly accepted.

“I’m glad to get constructive criticism,” she said in the Wall Street Journal article.

Rosen is now under fire for suggesting that Mitt Romney’s wife Ann, “never worked a day in her life.”

Today, Patrick Gaspard, executive director of the Democratic National Committee sought to distance the party from Rosen’s comments.

“Hillary Rosen is absolutely not a paid adviser to the DNC or to the Obama campaign, absolutely not,” he said.

But Republicans at the Republican National Committee, have already pulled data on payments made by the DNC to Rosen.

“DNC has paid $120,000 to Rosen’s firm since 2011 for both a “communications consultant” and “media consultant,” tweeted Joe Pounder, the director at the RNC, “Sounds like Dunn and Rosen.”

http://patdollard.com/2012/04/dnc-caught-lying-hilary-rosen-on-their-payroll-as-wasserman-schultzs-personal-congeniality-coach/

http://weaselzippers.us/2011/10/06/breaking-dnc-chief-wasserman-schultz-found-a-camera-she-did-not-like/#comment-333210

DNC playing role in Wisconsin protests

The Democratic National Committee’s Organizing for America arm — the remnant of the 2008 Obama campaign — is playing an active role in organizing protests against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s attempt to strip most public employees of collective bargaining rights. 

OfA, as the campaign group is known, has been criticized at times for staying out of local issues like same-sex marraige, but it’s riding to the aide of the public sector unions who hoping to persuade some Republican legislators to oppose Walker’s plan. And while Obama may have his difference with teachers unions, OfA’s engagement with the fight — and Obama’s own clear stance against Walker — mean that he’s remaining loyal to key Democratic Party allies at what is, for them, a very dangerous moment.

OfA Wisconsin’s field efforts include filling buses and building turnout for the rallies this week in Madison, organizing 15 rapid response phone banks urging supporters to call their state legislators, and working on planning and producing rallies, a Democratic Party official in Washington said.

see full story @ http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0211/DNC_playing_role_in_Wisconsin_protests.html?showall

“If you want to know who is having a worse day than the DCCC*, the DSCC**, or the DNC***, try the Progressive Change Congressional Committee.  You see, last week they issued a pledge in support of net neutrality that was signed by ninety-five candidates.”

Every single one of them lost

      Florida’s flip-flop governor, Republican turned Independent (because he couldn’t beat Marco Rubio in the primary), Charlie Crist, has acknowledged that former President Bill Clinton was negotiating for Kendrick Meek (D-Fl) to withdraw from the Senate race, and support Charlie Crist.

      Rubio, who is now 7 points ahead of Crist in the polls, is the odds-on favorite to win the Seante seat on November 2nd. The Meek campaign has confirmed Clinton’s involvement in the discussions, but has denied that Meek had actually agreed to withdraw. Other sources say that Meek had a change of heart, and decided to stay in the race.

     It would appear that the DNC, and the White House, has been trying, behind the scenes, to ensure that the Republicans do not win the Florida seat. However, with four days left in the race, the vote in the Black voter bloc may be in jeopardy, as it is questioned as to why it was Meek they were trying to push out of the race instead of spolier Crist.

      Clinton in the Sestak story! Clinton in the Meek-Crist story! Who is making these decisions?

     RELATED:  http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/28/bill-clinton-tried-to-get-meek-to-drop-out/?partner=rss&emc=rss

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Appears To Be Worthy of JAIL – RIGHT NOW

Posted 2010-10-27 16:23
by Karl Denninger
in Corruption
This Appears To Be Worthy of JAIL – RIGHT NOW

 

You have to be kidding me…

Shortly after Labor Day, as polls continued to sink, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) realized it needed a cash infusion for the upcoming midterm elections. Its chairman, former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine, turned to the Bank of America to secure a $15 million revolving credit line. Then, in the middle of this month, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) got another loan from BofA for an additional $17 million.

Problem: Was the loan adequately collateralized – that is, truly “arms length”?

Worse: Two days before the loan was closed, the DNC apparently changed its privacy policy – it appears they may have effectively pledged their donor and contact lists without the consent of most of the people on them!

The DNC loan agreement as posted online by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and signed by former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine (D) on September 16, 2010, says the loan collateral included: “All electronic mail (‘E-mail’) addresses and other contact lists, records and other Information (electronic or otherwise) relating to contributors, supporters and subscribers owned by any of the Borrowers.” The borrowers in this case were the DNC and the DNC Services Corporation.

The loan agreement further stipulates that if the Democrats defaulted, Bank of America would be entitled to “proceeds from any fundraising activity, refunds, reimbursements, or proceeds from the rental or sale of mailing, contact or subscription lists or Information (electronic or otherwise).”

WHAT?!

More to the point, are those lists worth anywhere near the amount of these loans?

Because if they’re not, then the loan could be ruled a DONATION to the DNC, and that, coming from the bank, would be black-letter illegal.

Gee, given that Bank of America is accused of serious due process violations related to foreclosures, and has admitted to 102,000 “robosigned” documents which can be argued is an admission of the commission of 102,000 counts of perjury, do we have an appearance of bribery to go with the appearance of an illegitimate “campaign donation”?

BAC, incidentally, denies this is an improper transaction.  Of course with The Democrats running the Administration, what do you think the odds are of an impartial look at this from the FEC?

full story: http://market-ticker.org/akcs-www?post=170485