Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Scoop on Democrats' Tame But Secretive Funding Group: Democracy Alliance is the Inner Circle.

Lawyer Hinderaker of Powerline has a political scoop that approaches Climategate in scale.  Democracy Alliance convention memos (that were supposed to be kept secret) reveal a hundred moneybags are being shepherded by Democrats to fund the funders of progressive causes. You can do some original research by scrolling down through the documents.  Their strategy is shifting from funding organizations to funding movements and parking money appropriately within movements.  At a meet-up in Chicago, Valerie Jarrett, Debbie Wasserman Schultz  and others took time to address this select little bunch.  Each name has been personally recruited and is being assessed as a fund-raising target which no doubt flatters the targets. Members have duties that go beyond paying the stiff membership and attending a convention. They are expected to do their own "private" funding of progressive groups using the Democracy Alliance template.
" It is striking how seamlessly the Democracy Alliance, with its far-left tint,
meshes with the Obama administration. Thus, the DA partners were treated to
appearances by David Axelrod and Debbie Wasserman Schultz".

I am struck by two points in the documents:
-There's a patter about fairness and inclusiveness that sounds noble and remains unexamined. It's actually about being unfair and exclusive.
-These big shots who are flattered to join DA are being shamelessly micromanaged. The organizers are focused on lining the people up and getting tailored commitments and money from each one, like cows getting the best dairy mash and then milked by machine to the last drop.  Policy decisions are made elsewhere.

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