AOC’s Dream Campaign Cash

AOC’s Dream appears to have a few problems. Slushy season.

AOC’s chief of staff ran $1M slush fund by diverting campaign cash to his own companies

by Alana Goodman | March 04, 2019 | Washington Examiner

Two political action committees founded by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s top aide funneled over $1 million in political donations into two of his own private companies, according to a complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission on Monday.

The cash transfers from the PACs — overseen by Saikat Chakrabarti, the freshman socialist Democrat’s chief of staff — run counter to her pledges to increase transparency and reduce the influence of “dark money” in politics.

Chakrabarti’s companies appear to have been set up for the sole purpose of obscuring how the political donations were used.

The arrangement skirted reporting requirements and may have violated the $5,000 limit on contributions from federal PACs to candidates, according to the complaint filed by the National Legal and Policy Center, a government watchdog group.

Campaign finance attorneys described the arrangement as “really weird” and an indication “there’s something amiss.” They said there was no way of telling where the political donations went — meaning they could have been pocketed or used by the company to pay for off-the-books campaign operations. ,,,/

Bradley A Smith – former FEC Chairman: “You might say from a campaign finance angle that the LLC was essentially operating as an unregistered committee.”

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/ocasio-cortezs-chief-of-staff-ran-1m-slush-fund-by-diverting-campaign-cash-to-his-own-companies

Weird, uh? Let’s see if media can ignore the campaign cash dreams because they cannot ignore her Big Green Dream.

AOC The Snake Charmer

I have tried to probe the intellects of Aristotle and Solzhenitsyn over the years, but now I’d like to try something different and go where no man has gone before.(or lived through it) That is to attempt to probe the intellectual curiosity of Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez.

Even more to this challenge, I will do it without the aid of alcohol or hallucinogenic drugs.

First thing though is she reminds me a lot of Jim Carey. She is looking dumb and dumber all the time. Now you see what an enormous challenge this is.

Pink Floyd had a song with the lyrics

“Hello? (hello) (hello)
Is there anybody in there?
Just nod if you can hear me
Is there anyone at home?”

With AOC, who knows what answer would come forth. Maybe something like “Who dis?”

Sure, I mean she does have a stupid reputation. Is that really fair to her? Does she deserve all the attention she receives? Can she last in the annals of politics? Does she have a bright future ahead of her? Can anything good come from the AOC experiment? I’ll inquire.

But is there possibly more there within the canyon walls of her brain that she is hiding? More to its utility than we can see? Stay with me on this. So far in 2 weeks that she has actually been in office, she has called for a purge of Dems non-conforming to her ideology. (that word fails to describe her politics, but I’m working on a more suitable term for it)

At first look, she probably does not deserve the resources expended in an any article about her. We shall see. She has been sucking all the oxygen out of every room though, so what is her gimmick? Why does it seem to keep working in her favor? What lessons can we draw or learn from her case study? I know, so many questions…. so many roads.

To establish the prevailing point, whether the most important one about her or not, that she is a narcissist of an extreme level. Does that remind you of anyone else? She also seems obsessed with attention, not that it is the same as narcissism. No, she demands attention. She lept out into the public spotlight in her race but never crawled back into her hole. For most people, there is a shelf life on that national spotlight. Not with her. Whatever she is doing must be working to keep bestowing all that nationwide attention on her.

Is it her dumbness that everyone is fascinated by? Is it her naivete? Is it that she fits the stereotype of many young people today? What is this magnetism by which people seem drawn to her? Is it our fault? Did we create this Frankenstein and now we don’t know how to stop it? Can we reprogram that power, whatever it is?

She also does not seem to care what people think of her, or say about her for that matter. She is proud of herself. That is a trait of many snobby, spoiled children. Is she still a child, because in many ways she still acts like one? Finally, is she really as dumb as she seems?

She definitely appears to be just as oblivious to others as she seems to be. Two times when prominent Democrats, one a seasoned politician and one a comedian personality, have denounced her upitiness and behavior only for her to dismiss them and snark back at their advice. She is a know it all who seems to know little about anything.

From waitress to Diva, without a particular skill or talent to her name, in record time. Or is that a skill in itself, to be perpetually relevant? But that strategy has not always worked for Hillary and look at all she has done to get it. It seems to come easy for Miss Sleazy Ocasio. Is she the female version of a Che Guevera?

Of course we can sit around blaming her for a lot of what is wrong with politics today, post-Clintons and post-Obama. She fits the mold for criticism of it all quite well. But are we really almost as much to blame for what she is? That thought sickens me.

I would rather blame Hillary and Bill Clinton, Obama and Bernie Sanders. Indeed, she could be a byproduct of all three, made to order. Especially Bernie. Funny, the guy we laughed at and mocked as a socialist years ago turned political superstar in 2016. And AOC rode that subway in large part to power. If there was something to fear from it all that would be a good place to start.

Is she as complex a political creature as some think, or only as conniving as she appears?

The synopsis

The point I inevitably come to is that she is a mirror reflection of society today. Maybe not all of it but enough. She is what that comic strip Pogo was talking about in that line, “We have met the enemy and the enemy is us.” Sure we can blame and pick her apart but is she not a reflection of the modern politico and activist of the left? She is the consummate leftist, no wonder they all seem to gravitate to her. She is everything they are and want, but afraid to admit it about themselves.

So she continues on her way, championing one grand leftist idea after another, barely taking a breath between them. Exactly the way they talk. She must know the policies are pie in the sky, with no real definition. Who cares? But enough to have Democrats cheering for it and more. Fiction or reality makes no difference, it is only what they perceive.

And in the end, I come to the conclusion she is a talented snake charmer. She is able to communicate in telepathy with the hard left, which is all she cares about. She is everything they want and nothing they don’t. They are her targets. She plays the tunes and they dance. It all goes off as one big show.

It seems to be working because she has them believing that melody is all that matters. They are coaxed out of their baskets like trained serpents. Some Democrats may complain but her methods are working. The masses consistently respond to her seduction.

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