Black People Politics : Is 'dark money' boosting Bernie Sanders?

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  1. Liberty

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    Nonprofit that takes anonymous donations behind ads touting Democratic candidate

    Bernie Sanders may decry how big money influences political elections, but that isn’t stopping groups independent of the Democratic presidential candidate from spending significant cash in his name.

    The latest organization to do so: Friends of the Earth Action.


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    i am supporting sanders........
     
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    Good stuff, thanks for posting and sharing, Liberty.

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    But Friends of the Earth Action rejects the “dark money” label.

    “We’ve got a long history of engaging in the political process that predates super PACs and Citizens United,” said Erich Pica, president of the environmentally-minded nonprofit. “So they can call us a dark money group, but we are mainly small-donor driven.”


    But nevertheless, Sanders is cleared-eyed on the need to change the rigged system of political campaign contributions, to his credit.

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    Doesn't matter...LOL

    As much as Sanders says he doesn’t have, want or need a super PAC, he has little control over the matter.

    Beside Friends of the Earth Action, a super PAC funded by a national nurses union is spending significant sums of money to promote Sanders's candidacy.

    National Nurses United for Patient Protection has unleashed about $969,000 on behalf of Sanders since the start of the election, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. The group has mostly paid for mailers, and has yet to make its debut on the airwaves.

    Then there’s Americans Socially United, a pro-Sanders super PAC run by a man with a long history of legal problems. This particular super PAC even duped Daniel Craig of James Bond fame into making a contribution.

    Although the Sanders campaign sent a cease-and-desist order to Cary Lee Peterson, the man behind Americans Socially United — the letter had minimal effect — the campaign has done comparatively little to reign in the nurses’ union super PAC or environmental nonprofit.


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    Exactly ...


     
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    So, for all intents and purposes, I think Bernie might be "working the system" and playing innocent at the same time, I don't know... He is, at the very least, having his cake and eating it, too.
     
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    Hard to say, based on what you just posted though.

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    People put a lot of stock in what Bernie did over 50 years ago, I get it... but doesn't it bother you that he has been in politics and hasn't got anything more recent to brag about?
     
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    Not really, Bernie has been a radical all his life, and them White folk do not want to see him as president ... Sanders will give millionaires and billionaires a fit :rofl:

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