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Thu Feb 11, 2016, 02:20 PM

 

Another PAC for Hillary-this one cloaked in Black Caucus is really BIG PHARMA and Tobacco!

Oh my, just check out this 'congressional black caucus PAC'
The board includes 11 lobbyists, seven elected officials, and two officials who work for the PAC.

Ben Branch, the executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus PAC told The Intercept that his group made the decision after a vote from its 20-member board. The board includes 11 lobbyists, seven elected officials, and two officials who work for the PAC. Branch confirmed that the lobbyists were involved in the endorsement, but would not go into detail about the process.

Members of the CBC PAC board include Daron Watts, a lobbyist for Purdue Pharma, the makers of highly addictive opioid OxyContin;

Mike Mckay and Chaka Burgess, both lobbyists for Navient, the student loan giant that was spun off of Sallie Mae; former Rep. Al Wynn, D-Md., a lobbyist who represents a range of clients, including work last year on behalf of Lorillard Tobacco, the makers of Newport cigarettes; and William A. Kirk, who lobbies for a cigar industry trade group on a range of tobacco regulations.

And a significant percentage of the $7,000 raised this cycle by the CBC PAC was donated by white lobbyists, including Vic Fazio, who represents Philip Morris and served for years as a lobbyist to Corrections Corporation of America, and David Adams, a former Clinton aide who now lobbies for Wal-Mart, the largest gun distributor in America.

The caucus itself, while presenting itself as champions of progressive causes, has a mixed legislative record. As some reporters have noted, Wall Street and corporate money has flowed to the CBC, through its PAC and nonprofit arms, while a number of CBC members have taken a leading role working with Republicans to chip away at the Dodd-Frank financial reform law.


https://theintercept.com/2016/02/11/congressional-black-caucus-hillary/

more wall street money flowing from the worst of the worst.
I hope Bernie brings this PAC up tonight, and their nefarious members.

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Reply Another PAC for Hillary-this one cloaked in Black Caucus is really BIG PHARMA and Tobacco! (Original post)
ViseGrip Feb 2016 OP
kennetha Feb 2016 #1
Nanjeanne Feb 2016 #4
Uncle Joe Feb 2016 #5
Skinner Feb 2016 #2
retrowire Feb 2016 #6
Uncle Joe Feb 2016 #8
Skinner Feb 2016 #10
Uncle Joe Feb 2016 #12
ViseGrip Feb 2016 #17
nichomachus Feb 2016 #3
yourout Feb 2016 #7
Skwmom Feb 2016 #9
ViseGrip Feb 2016 #11
Downwinder Feb 2016 #14
ViseGrip Feb 2016 #16
99th_Monkey Feb 2016 #13
ViseGrip Feb 2016 #15

Response to ViseGrip (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 02:22 PM

1. First Planned Parenthood, then the Human Rights Campaign

now the Black Caucus, eh?

That's a great tactic. keep it up!

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Response to kennetha (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 02:25 PM

4. No - not the Black Caucus

The Black Caucus PAC. Different entity that raises money. Per Barbara Lee on DN this morning - there is very specifically a firewall they set up between the two entities for that very reason.

But hey . . . What does Barbara Lee know.

the Clinton posters on DU are so much more knowledgeable.

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Response to kennetha (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 02:25 PM

5. Not the black caucus the lobbyists on the black caucus pac. n/t

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Response to ViseGrip (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 02:23 PM

2. I'm going to go out on a limb and predict that Bernie does not bring this up tonight. (nt)

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Response to Skinner (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 02:26 PM

6. True. I wonder what he will bring up though. nt

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Response to Skinner (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 02:27 PM

8. I don't believe Bernie will either but that doesn't invalidate the point. n/t

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Response to Uncle Joe (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 02:28 PM

10. The Congressional Black Caucus is lucky to have all these thoughtful Bernie supporters...

...telling them how to run their political action committee.

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Response to Skinner (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 02:31 PM

12. That holds true for our entire dysfunctional system where big money rules, it's not just

the black caucus pac.

This is what Bernie is running against and that's why issues such as climate change has been shortchanged by our government for so long.

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Response to Skinner (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 02:53 PM

17. No not running the committee, just misrepresenting themselves as the caucus.

 

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Response to ViseGrip (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 02:24 PM

3. Team Clinton -- when you find yourself in a hole, stop digging

Did they think no one would figure this out? Are they that arrogant? (rhetorical question)

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Response to ViseGrip (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 02:26 PM

7. I have to believe that this is going to piss off some real members of the CBC.

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Response to ViseGrip (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 02:27 PM

9. This is really sad. n/t

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Response to ViseGrip (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 02:29 PM

11. Even MSM picked up the false news, that the congressional black caucus endorsed Hil.

 

Not true....it's a PAC! And oh my....just look at the members. Tobacco and BIG pharma....killers of people.

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Response to ViseGrip (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 02:38 PM

14. Is the PAC coordinating with the campaign?

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Response to Downwinder (Reply #14)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 02:52 PM

16. Gee, maybe this is why they bungled the facts here, and thought the black

 

caucus was endorsing them....


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Response to ViseGrip (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 02:34 PM

13. So there were more lobbyists than black lawmakers deciding to endorse Hillary??

 

And not just ANY lobbyists, ones from some of the most despicable industries: tobacco, guns,
BIG phqrma, and predatory lenders.

Yet we're going to endlessly hear what a "key" endorsement this is running-up to SC, with
nary a mention of the shell game being played on voters perceptions.

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Response to ViseGrip (Original post)

Thu Feb 11, 2016, 02:38 PM

15. Ellison confirms CBC PAC endorsed candidate without CBC membership input

 

Ellison confirms CBC PAC endorsed candidate without CBC membership input
Now on Twitter:

Rep. Keith Ellison
‏@keithellison

Cong'l Black Caucus (CBC) has NOT endorsed in presidential. Separate CBCPAC endorsed withOUT input from CBC membership, including me.

https://twitter.com/keithellison/status/69780928820352204

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