Didn’t AOC say that dark money is used to manipulates electorates and is the enemy of democracy? It’s weird that she’d be ok with this then…
Dark money groups are bad — unless they are targeting the Democrats on AOC’s list who aren’t tilting left far enough. Then it’s totally fine.
A dark money group tied to the Justice Democrats PAC announced on Tuesday that it was planning on spending $500,000 on digital ads targeting former Vice President Joe Biden and Mayor Pete Buttigieg in the Democratic Primary.
AOC has thrown her support behind fellow “Democratic Socialist” Senator Bernie Sanders(D-VT) in his second bid to become the Democratic nominee.
Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez(D-NY) has made it clear that she doesn’t tolerate “moderate” Democrats and isn’t a fan of reaching across the aisle. Last March AOC said that she was making a “list” of Democrats that voted the “wrong” way (ie. with Republicans) in order to primary them.
It seems that this fervent push left extends to the Democratic Primary as well.
The group, Organize for Justice, is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization, meaning it can raise unlimited sums of money without having to disclose the identity of its donors to the public. Organize for Justice calls itself the “sister organization” of Justice Democrats, a PAC whose board Ocasio-Cortez served on throughout most of her pivotal 2018 primary campaign.
Organize for Justice plans on spending $500,000 on Facebook ads promoting news articles that highlight Biden and Buttigieg’s lack of progressive bonafides, according to HuffPost.
The dark money group has already spent about $20,000 on about 40 Facebook ads, all of which were run on a month-old page called “Watercooler Politics,” Quartz reported. The ads targeted voters in the early caucus and primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.
Remember, it was just noted that AOC has withheld dues from the DNC because she is supporting her own progressive and democratic socialist PACs.
AOC didn’t comment on the move by Organize for Justice, but she’s made her view on “dark money” groups very clear.
Dark money is used to manipulate electorates. It is the enemy to democracy. Period.
When politicians and corporations weaved their dark web of campaign finance, they created a ticking time bomb for foreign adversaries.
To make our democracy safer, we need to get big money OUT. https://t.co/OYX62jboZH
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) February 17, 2018
Speaking of transparency in campaign finance, it’s not something that Occasional-Cortex seems to hold herself to.
AOC and her former campaign manager Saikat Chakrabarti had both served on the three-member board of the Justice Democrats PAC which coincidentally was supporting AOC’s primary campaign in 2018, but didn’t disclose this info to the Federal Election Commission.
The Coolidge Reagan Foundation, a conservative watchdog group, filed an FEC complaint against Ocasio-Cortez in April 2019 over her unreported affiliation with Justice Democrats. A total of three FEC complaints were filed against Ocasio-Cortez over her relationship with Justice Democrats.
Ocasio-Cortez acknowledged in August 2019 that she was “in conversation” with the FEC over the complaints, saying she was in “total compliance” with the law while dismissing the measures as a “form of legal trolling” from “fringe, Republican groups.”
Source: The Daily Caller
That’s why her buddy Saikat disappeared so quickly, right? It didn’t have anything to do with the cool million buckaroos that somehow made its way from far-left PACs to company accounts headed by her deliberately underpaid Chief of Staff. Nor did it have anything to do with his open war against moderate Democrats.
Apparently AOC thinks that principles are all well and good — until they become inconvenient.
AOC has quickly adapted to the Swamp.
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