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How Hillary Clinton Bought the Loyalty of 33 State Democratic Parties by Margot Kidder

How Hillary Clinton Bought the Loyalty of 33 State Democratic Parties by Margot Kidder (actress, activist, best known for playing Lois Lane alongside Christopher Reeves in Superman).

My only question: Do people really believe HRC would reform the campaign finance system?

In August 2015, at the Democratic Party convention in Minneapolis, 33 democratic state parties made deals with the Hillary Clinton campaign and a joint fundraising entity called The Hillary Victory Fund. The deal allowed many of her core billionaire and inner circle individual donors to run the maximum amounts of money allowed through those state parties to the Hillary Victory Fund in New York and the DNC in Washington.

“It just becomes a way to funnel more to the DNC to support the Clinton Campaign”, said Paul S. Ryan, deputy executive director of the Campaign Legal Centre, which advocates for campaign finance reform. “It’s effectively Hillary Clinton’s team soliciting Hillary Clinton’s supporters for much bigger checks than they can give to the campaign.”

The psychological damage of the Hillary Victory Fund, the inference by its very existence that every vote is not equal, has had a dampening effect on older Democrats. The perception that most Democrats support Hillary, and that she is the most reliable candidate to defeat a Trump or a Cruz in the fall is felt by every journalist, every newspaper opinion writer and every television current affairs show, and is absorbed by the consumers of that news. When you have lobbyists for the big media giants, such as Fyeed Eychancer of Newsweb, or Viacom lawyer and lobbyist Steve Forbes, giving money to the Hillary Victory Fund through the state of Montana, the rot in the system is laid bare.


Look, we know the deck is stacked, that Hillary and the DNC get all the face cards and that you’re dealing from the bottom of the deck. But just give us an ace from time to time, or maybe even a small straight. Don’t rub our hopelessness in our faces as if we are too dumb to know. You will pay for your contempt. If not this year, then the next.


Bernie Sanders Just Shattered His Fundraising Record

44 million in March (6 million in the last 24 hours).
$183 million total
$183 / 6.25 individual contributions = $29 per donation

HRC $23.5 raised roughly half as much from citizens. Meanwhile, she continues to stuff her superPACs with approximately $60 million as of now (hard to tell with their lack of transparency) and hold $2,700 a plate dinners.

http://usuncut.com/politics/bernie-breaks-fundraising-record/

How to organize, begin, NEW democrats group, on this DU?

New Democratic Party LLC, PPO, LMAO, LOL

Sanders vs. Cruz......Novemberr 2016.

Speculate or not, this will be the reality come November.

Both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders would break their respective "glass ceilings"

If either one of them wins the GE:
- First Woman President
- First Jewish President

HRC's ZFS Holdings LLC received her speaking and book royalties, tax returns yet to be released....

Hillary releases 8 years of tax returns:
The returns do show some financial tactics that could draw criticism. They reveal that Hillary Clinton used a limited liability company — ZFS Holdings, LLC — to receive her speech income and royalties from her books. Delaware state records show ZFS was created in February, 2013, just eight days after Clinton stepped down as secretary of state and began making paid speeches.
In a statement accompanying the returns released Friday, Clinton seemed to try to play down the multi-million-dollar figures by stressing her humble roots and her intention to overhaul the tax code (yet she used the tax code to her advantage, hey, its the reality at the time).
Their total charitable donations since 2007 came to nearly $15 million, although that figure does not appear to include speaking fees they directed to the Clinton Foundation, which is operated as a charity. Clinton aides say those speeches were delivered on behalf of the foundation, so related payments are not considered income for the Clintons despite the fact that the fees pass through their speakers’ bureau and the charitable speeches are often indistinguishable from the paid ones.

http://www.politico.com/story/2015/07/hillary-clinton-releases-eight-years-of-tax-returns-120882

Donald Trump and Barry Goldwater.....and the 1964 LBJ landslide victory.

Both candidates use/d racist and dangerous rhetoric, and in the presidential 1964 election Goldwater was phenomenally crushed (map below).

Goldwater's Republican convention acceptance speech:
"I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And let me remind you also that moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue."

Goldwater was painted as a dangerous figure by the Johnson campaign, which countered Goldwater's slogan "In your heart, you know he's right" with the lines "In your guts, you know he's nuts", and "In your heart, you know he might" (that is, he might actually use nuclear weapons as opposed to using only deterrence).

In a May 1964 speech, Goldwater suggested that nuclear weapons should be treated more like conventional weapons and used in Vietnam, specifically that they should have been used at Dien Bien Phu in 1954 to defoliate trees.

Goldwater's rhetoric on nuclear war was viewed by many as quite uncompromising, a view buttressed by off-hand comments such as, "Let's lob one into the men's room at the Kremlin."He also advocated that field commanders in Vietnam and Europe should be given the authority to use tactical nuclear weapons (which he called "small conventional nuclear weapons") without presidential confirmation.

Trump (need I add more?):
Donald Trump refused to take the use of nuclear weapons off the table in any situation, including in Europe or the Middle East, during a wide-ranging town hall on Wednesday on MSNBC.
http://thehill.com/policy/defense/274730-trump-says-he-would-not-take-nuclear-off-the-table-in-any-situation



The Clintons' avoided 5 million in taxes by donating to their own charity + ZFS Holdings LLC?


Among the nuggets in the Clintons' tax forms: The couple has his-and-her LLCs, a corporate entity made by independent earners for tax advantages. Hillary Clinton's post-State Department income from speeches and her book, “Hard Choices,” was paid to ZFS Holdings LLC, established in Delaware a week after she left the job. Her husband uses a similar entity, WJC LLC, to take in speech and consulting income. The Clintons listed WJC but not ZFS in financial disclosures released earlier this year, and the Clinton campaign did not respond to questions about why the candidate's LLC was not disclosed.
The Clintons disclosed $3,022,700 in charitable contributions last year, including $3 million to the Clinton Family Foundation and $200 to Hot Springs High School's class of 1964, for which the former president attended his 50th reunion last fall. In all, the Clintons gave $14,959,450 in charitable contributions between 2007 and 2014, though nearly all-$14,769,000-went to the Clinton Family Foundation, which disburses donations to other charities, including the Clinton Foundation.
The Clintons utilize a tax strategy that I have advocated over the years. Their smart tax adviser has set up a tax savings strategy utilizing their own charity. It is real nice to contribute to your own charity, take the tax deduction and then get some of the money back as administrative fees.


http://triblive.com/usworld/nation/8841917-74/clinton-clintons-tax
http://myemail.constantcontact.com/The-Clinton-s-saved-5-million-dollars-in-taxes-donating-to-their-own-charity.html?soid=1102427326822&aid=lvHaal17EX0

Anyone here from Arizona looking into putting the 'dark money' SB1516 bill for recall on the ballot?

From limited sources I've heard you need $500,000 dollars to submit the recall request as well as a # of signatures.

From this site it looks like:
Step 1: Form a political committee (is the democratic party already on this?)

http://www.azsos.gov/elections/initiative-referendum-and-recall

Anyone here from Arizona looking into putting the 'dark money' SB1516 bill for recall on the ballot?

From limited sources I've heard you need $500,000 dollars to submit the recall request as well as a # of signatures.

From this site it looks like:
Step 1: Form a political committee (is the democratic party already on this?)

http://www.azsos.gov/elections/initiative-referendum-and-recall
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