Sure, that money could help actual affected people, but during an economic crisis and a pandemic, the Democrats will use big donor money to smear President Trump and undermine the administration. How patriotic of them.
A Democratic super PAC said Tuesday it would spend $5 million on digital advertising flaying President Trump for his response to the novel coronavirus, one of several groups that planned to devote resources to this type of messaging.
The campaign from Pacronym — a political action committee affiliated with the nonprofit group Acronym — represents the first major pivot to coronavirus-related advertising fewer than 250 days from the election.
“This is a public health issue and a national security issue, but it’s also a public policy issue and thus a political one,” said Tara McGowan, the founder and chief executive of Acronym, whose board includes veteran Democratic operatives like David Plouffe, who managed Barack Obama’s 2008 bid.
And mostly it’s an opportunity.
Already the group has run a handful of ads about the lack of tests for the novel virus.
Sure that money could be used to help fund tests, but isn’t this much better?
McGowan said her organization was weighing ethical considerations in deciding on the substance of the advertising and would heed whatever recommendations the technology companies issued about coronavirus-related content
Ask the foxes about a henhouse pass.
Who’s funding this unpatrotic slime campaign?
On December 27, 2019, PACRONYM received a $1.5 million donation from billionaire investor Seth Klarman.
On November 21, 2019, Donald Sussman donated $1 million to PACRONYM.
Film director Steven Spielberg donated $500,000 on December 6, 2019.
Hollywood producer Jeffrey Katzenberg donated $100,000 on December 26, 2019.
Software executive Kenneth Duda donated $1 million on December 4, 2019.
British-American venture capitalist Michael Mortiz donated $1 million on November 15, 2019.
Financier George Soros donated $2,600,000 to PACRONYM between 2017 and 2019.
Media figure Fred Eychaner donated $1,500,000 to PACRONYM between 2017 and 2019.
ACRONYM board member and Dollar Shave Club founder Michael Dubin donated $50,000
Of course. Good old George.
Funny how we can shut down all public life, but no one can do anything about this campaign to undermine our coronavirus response.
DNC Threatens States Postponing Dem Primaries
When it comes to public life, Democrats are aggressively calling for a shutdown of everything. Except their own primaries.
A new memo from the Democratic National Committee panel that handles delegate selection for the presidential nomination warns that states that hastily change the “first determining step” of their own process could be subject to penalties – including a 50% reduction in delegates – if they hold primaries after a June cut-off date.
The memo also says the panel is looking at ways to adjust how delegates are selected in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Three states will hold primaries on Tuesday. A fourth, Ohio, postponed its vote on Monday, due to Covid-19 and its drastic effect on public life. Louisiana, Kentucky, Georgia and Maryland have also postponed their votes.
While Sanders supporters will view this as a way of rigging the process, a bunch of these are southern states that would be cakewalks for Biden.
Why is the DNC going this route? Obviously politics. Not so much the Biden vs. Bernie thing, which is all but settled, but the eagerness to get the whole thing over with, have a designated candidate and prepare for the election. And the coronavirus is not going to stop that.
When the Democrats attack President Trump, they should have to answer why they’re pushing for something as unsafe as continuing the primary season for purely political reasons, while threatening state parties that don’t go along with their schedule?