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The Left’s New Radicals And The Big Money Behind Them

The Left’s New Radicals And The Big Money Behind Them

How New Democrat Radicalism Fueling SCOTUS Drama

https://nypost.com/2020/09/05/blm-protesters-smash-nyc-starbucks-window-in-stunning-video/

The response to the loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg demonstrates once again that the loudest voices who claim to represent Democrats’ interests are shouting from the radical wing, further left than the Rev. Al Sharpton, former President Barack Obama, and even Ginsburg herself.

The Left’s reaction, led by the Arabella Advisors pop-up group Demand Justice – known for their disturbing antics during the Kavanaugh hearing – was immediately to pledge $10 million to keep Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat open before the election.

“We’re all in to protect RBG’s legacy,” tweeted the group’s executive director Brian Fallon, a onetime press secretary for Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.

A former Clinton flunkie may not be what springs to mind when one thinks of the radical Left, but it’s time to correct that. These radical groups are bolstered by big, left-wing “dark money.” During the Kavanaugh hearing, Demand Justice condemned the Supreme Court nominee before his name was even announced. In fact, they openly “worked to galvanize opposition against any Republican nomination for Kennedy’s vacated seat.”

Kavanaugh’s dubious accuser Christine Blasey-Ford was represented by for-profit PR firm SKDKnickerbocker who received $7 million in 2017 from the Sixteen Thirty Fund, another Arabella group. Protestors who confronted former Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) in an elevator and interrupted hearings during the chaos belonged to the Center for Popular Democracy, which takes money from New Venture Fund, a sister group of Sixteen Thirty Fund. The four groups Arabella manages, including Sixteen Thirty Fund and the New Venture Fund, brought in more than $1.6 billion between 2013 and 2017. A new report details how Arabella, since 2006, “has pumped a stunning $2.4 billion into politics with nary a peep from ‘dark money’ hawks such as Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) while liberal groups bemoan the threat of conservative political spending to the republic.”

These radical protesters who created the chaos over SCOTUS in 2018 were well funded. When Kavanaugh was announced as the nominee, the group began the battle by “attempting to find controversial material in Kavanaugh’s judicial record, funding ads calling for Kavanaugh’s resignation from teaching summer classes at George Mason University, and organizing protests against lawmakers after Kavanaugh was confirmed.”

It got ugly, much uglier even than the less extreme attempts of Democrats who had opposed Robert Bork and Justice Clarence Thomas, which were bad enough at the time.

The new radical Democrats are hoping to fund the chaos again as the Democrat Party continues to cede its political strategy to the political philosophy embodied by New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who appeared at a press conference Sunday with old guard Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to declare their intent to battle any Supreme Court pick by Trump.

“We need to make sure we mobilize on an unprecedented scale to ensure this vacancy is reserved for the next president,” AOC said, while Schumer stood placidly by.

Few seem to remember that Barack Obama soberly  demanded the Senate “do its job” and confirm his nominee in 2016. Or that Justice Ginsburg herself was opposed to packing the court (something else the Arabella network has its eye on).

Things are so crazy that Democrats once considered radical have begun to appear moderate – like the Rev. Al Sharpton, who recently criticized the notion of defunding police. Those voices are being drowned out by the fever-pitch, high-frequency din of the new radicals taking over the party.

Should the Democrats want to wrest control back from the radicals in their ranks who would destroy and remake the entire system, they’ll have to go up against a multi-billion-dollar network of funding that is trending as radical as the new class of Democrats.

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Scott Walter is the President of Capital Research Center in Washington, DC.

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Sometimes it’s not a good idea to be “the loudest voices”. If it all goes sideways, the opposition knows where to train their fire.

I doubt there is a moderate Democrat left out there. Savage was right when he said Liberalism is a mental disorder.

The left have gone full on crazy. I think it comes their opposing “principles”, when you have to stand with opposing views and treat them as equally acceptable your brain, which is meant to be a logical tool, just cannot compute. I vaguely recall a Star Trek episode with Spock up against some “logical being”, he blew it up by saying Logic is a pretty flower that smells bad.

The left platform, their beliefs, their stances are that “pretty flower” and it stinks to high heaven.

    Valerie in reply to oldgoat36. | September 25, 2020 at 10:56 am

    Liberalism is not a mental disorder, and that kind of sloganeering is counterproductive.

    The United States of America was founded as, and maintained as, the quintessential Liberal country, making individual rights, procedural due process and equal justice under the laws for all of our citizens expressly stated in our Constitution. Other countries, such as the USSR, copied the words of our Constitution, but we are the ones who take it seriously.

    There is no doubt that the American communists have worked hard to introduce bad and obviously perverse policies in the name of Liberalism, just as they have in the name of environmentalism and equality. Acquiescing to those perversions with name-calling obscures the problem.

    Right now, we have a President in the great Liberal tradition of this country, and that is why he has everybody except the would-be-oligarchs and their astroturfed rioters behind him.

    Anybody think DJT is not a classical Liberal?

    He’s the “racist” that integrated Mar-a-Largo over and against the local city council; he has included black leaders and citizens in his discussions about what to do about our pockets of poverty; he has listened to them, set competent people (black, no less) to establish enterprise zones; he has worked tirelessly to bring back jobs; he reports to us on this issue regularly.

    He’s the “sexist” that, from the time he was a businessman, has hired for talent, and continued to hire women in key position for this administration.

    He has set out with a will to secure our borders, lower costs of medicine, and address the crime wave against Americans astroturfed by the Democrat Party.

    He has cleaned out a massive undergrowth of regulation designed to benefit companies with contacts in prior administrations.

    He wants a clean vote count.

    Sounds just like a Liberal, to me.

      notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to Valerie. | September 25, 2020 at 1:25 pm

      Hear. Hear.

      They are however psychopaths.
      “After studying and exposing the agendas of establishment elites for the past 14 years, I can say with some authority that by watching these people you quickly begin to understand the reality of evil. Anyone who dismisses the concept of evil as nothing more than a “social construct” or a matter of “perception” is suffering from either naivety or bias.

      They have either been lucky enough to have avoided a run-in with the resident psychopaths in their town, or, they have certain secret tendencies they will not reveal. One thing that I have found most disturbing is the habit of evil people to quickly come to the defense of other evil people they don’t even know. That is to say, I was initially shocked to discover the extreme level of fraternity predatory people feel and display when other predatory people are being exposed. It is as if they are an unspoken brotherhood, and they don’t like it when their kinsmen are being punished for their crimes.

      Yes, there are such things as ignorance, greed, jealousy, unhealthy desire, etc., and all of these frailties can lead to evil deeds. That said, in the majority of cases you will find that MOST people feel guilt, regret, empathy and remorse that prevent them from following through with their basest instincts. This is what we commonly call “conscience”, and a greater number of people have it. Without it, our species would have self-destructed and gone extinct thousands of years ago.

      With psychopaths, however, it’s not only about a complete lack of empathy and conscience; they also often take JOY in the destruction, debasement and exploitation of others. Standard sociopaths harm people in the process of getting what they want because they do not have the capacity to care. Psychopaths harm people because THAT IS THEIR GOAL. Think of it as a kind of kink; they lust after control over others, they get high from it. And, their most sought after drug of choice is the violation of innocence.

      In my lifetime I have met epic liars, con-men, rapists, murderers and even pedophiles, and their habits and mannerisms all tend to be the same. With every encounter you receive a crash course in evil and begin to learn how to identify them by their character ticks and broken thought processes. It gets to the point where they actually become boring and predictable.

      While Hollywood loves to romanticize psychopaths as eternally interesting, in real life they are more like robots or mindless machines. Most of them are good at what they do, which is to be predatory or parasitic, but it’s their ONLY skill set – It’s the only thing that defines them. Otherwise, they have no capacity for imagination or creativity and all of their thoughts and ideas are stolen from others and recycled. In fact, you will find that if you are near a psychopath for an extended length of time, he/she will start to talk and act just like you. This is what they do; they seek to blend in.

      Some people have a hard time grasping the nature of psychopathy and evil because they have lived sheltered lives and remain blissfully unaware of the danger…..”

      https://www.zerohedge.com/political/netflixs-cuties-its-not-first-attempt-hollywood-normalize-pedophilia

    I’m sure oldgoat36 meant “leftism” rather than “liberalism”. The left changes the meaning of words so rapidly that it’s difficult to keep up.

*This* is journalism.

And this topic is incredibly important. Treat these groups like the terrorists they are, and trace the funding stream back to the wellspring of hatred that pays for it all.

Then dynamite that wellspring. Shut it down.

The loudest voices are the mayors, governors and chiefs of police who play catch and release with the rioters. Our elected government promotes this behavior.

We’ve know this for a very, very long time. Why are we just now beginning to talk about? This used to be a central problem to trying to fight off the RINOs when they accused us of being conspiracy nuts. This post should have included an extensive list of the dirty money. We still can’t speak of George Soros or even imply that Republicans like the Bush family, McConnells, etc.. are dirty.

We need to get around the “conservative vs liberal” and Dem vs Rep vocabulary. We are dealing with THE SWAMP. The only ones on our side are those fighting against it openly. And that eliminates almost everyone i both parties, the media and Hollywood. Let’s give it a try.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to Pasadena Phil. | September 25, 2020 at 10:39 am

    We need independents to displace both parties. Trump is really an independent who hijacked the Republican party. That was good for him and the party, in that he has breathed new life into them.

    And, it has been fun watching RINOs fume, just as much as watching Dems being led around one tweet at a time.

      Trump realized that the unaffiliated independents were the fastest growing party and the largest party. The problem was that it was made up of disgruntled Democrats and disgruntled Republicans who abandoned their parties but didn’t switch to the “other” party.

      The problem was that although we were disgruntled for the same reasons and shared many of the same values, we were saying it in different languages, stuck inf Dem and Rep vocabularies. Who could unite us? Trump figured out how to talk to us. We ARE the majority even though we may not realize it.

    CapeBuffalo in reply to Pasadena Phil. | September 26, 2020 at 12:20 am

    Absolutely Phil, it is the “ruling class” who are the enemies of the people,

The Nation is reporting that because the FBI Director Wray inhibited the investigation into Antifa, the DHS is using internal resources backed up by Federal Marshals to track Antifa. They, are cloning the phones of the rioters and tracking who they call to find who is controlling the riots AND which Politicians are providing direct support to the rioters.

    CapeBuffalo in reply to MattMusson. | September 25, 2020 at 11:31 pm

    It is hard to understand why the FBI would not want to take down a group as obviously anti-American as Antifa UNTIL one looks at their activities in recent years. I am waiting for a rank and file revolt and exposure of the who, how, what and when of the corruption of very necessary institution.

“Kavanaugh’s dubious accuser Christine Blasey-Ford …”

There’s nothing dubious about her. She is a liar (not a very good one), a perjurer, and a subversive against the United States. In any sane society, she would be in prison. Instead, she is celebrated and rewarded. She, her sponsors, and her co-conspirators need to be punished appropriately. At this point, separation of powers be damned. That ship sailed long ago.

JusticeDelivered | September 25, 2020 at 10:29 am

Readers might find OpenSecrets.org of interest, they detail spending of organizations contributing.

Consider that maybe we need to go through this civil war, and fight it right, to once and for all purge Marxism from our institutions.

    I don’t think so. Marxism is the age-old lie which always seduces the foolish, and there will never be a shortage of fools as long as people keep having children.

    The marxists are the ones who thought they could succeed by eliminating people who opposed them. That strategy always comes back to eliminate the eliminators.

    The way to win is to make better people. This is done through the Gospel of Jesus of Nazareth. The hard way – one person at a time.

Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.

Connivin Caniff | September 25, 2020 at 11:16 am

Use fire hoses.

OT but relevant to how the Far Left is trying to manipulate the political system: Feinstein’s husband is embroiled in a scandal.

https://apnews.com/article/dianne-feinstein-california-archive-b15af83719be0468f336b170e03a52c6

In an ordinary “news” cycle this story never would have seen the light of day. Communists protect Communists no matter what they have done.

But I think this story – coupled with the hit job on Feinstein’s supposed mental deterioration – is another clear warning shot across her bow. “Keep Barrett (or whomever Trump nominates) off the Supreme Court – or else!” is the unmistakable message.

    This story has perfect timing. How feisty will DiFi now be as ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee? Or, will Dems use it to move her aside and put in someone else?

      I am thinking the long knives have been out for Feinstein ever since she failed to derail Kavanaugh. Feinstein is a devout Communist, but she is part of the Party’s geriatric Soviet Central Committee, a faction that is seen by others in the Party as weak and accommodating. The Khmer Rouge wing of the Party (AOC, Omar, Presley, Tlaib, etc) already dictates the Party platform, but now they covet the leadership positions as well.

If the DoJ, FBI, CIA, IRS and Congress can’t figure out how Trump got spied on I don’t see them figuring this out if you had written it on a board and hit them on the head with it.

The dead souls club; as in Socialism is the opiate of a guilty conscience

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