DNC Budget Corruption

The DNC Unity Commission has proposed major reforms in the Democratic Primaries. This is only a proposal.

Now the commission’s recommendations will move to the DNC’s rules and bylaws committee where they will debate adoption.
Some members cautioned that this phase will be the true test of whether the proposals are adopted.

While I'm sceptical, the NY Times is alarmed that the Democrats are becoming "too Democratic". So that's a good sign.

Nevertheless, while everyone is focused on superdelegates and caucuses, Nomiki Konst is saying "follow the money".

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Pricknick's picture

Only the gullible haven't realized that this is what rats do.

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Regardless of the path in life I chose, I realize it's always forward, never straight.

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The Democratic Party is being torn apart by the Billary Loser Fund, Bain Crapital style. But then again, Billary and the DLC/3rd Way Corporate Democrats have been bankrupting and shitting on the party for decades.

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"I'd love to change the world
But I don't know what to do
So I'll leave it up to you"

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@EdMass
money for all she’s done”...?

Like they say she deserves to be in the White House because she won the ‘popular’ vote.

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Politics is the entertainment branch of industry. - Frank Zappa

@EdMass

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dfarrah

I completely unsubscribed to TYT about 6 months ago, and just kept watching the Jimmy Dore Show instead. I forgot they actually did hire a couple of good investigative reporters, they just got buried behind all the other bullshit there.

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Holy shit. And asshole George Coloney defended his big fund raiser for Clinton in part because the money was going to down ballot candidates which was an utter lie. The Clintons were like locust devouring the DNC and state parties. Well, appears the same with Obama.

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@MrWebster

Was watching the Nomiki Konst/DNC stunner on a couple of different video commentaries just earlier and wondering how much of this might have been the corporate/Clinton Dem wing simply using the Dem Party/elections as a laundering op for dirty uses - whether out of direct personal kleptomanic acquisitiveness or not - of money donated for candidates...

Hillary Clinton did have that private purchased agreement to run the DNC; did have control over the funds; will do literally anything to make or take a buck and certainly wasn't campaigning, just money-raising, both from the 1%ers and, at least at one point, from supporters among the relative Poors making one-time donations but from whose bank accounts they drew multiple times.

Device used permitting, gotta read the following in full at source to get the full listing of petty - and not so petty - thieving committed by the Clintons that's been reported here. They never miss a chance to rob even the poorest in as many ways as possible and some that shouldn't be.

http://observer.com/2016/09/exclusive-hillary-clinton-campaign-systemati...

Exclusive: Hillary Clinton Campaign Systematically Overcharging Poorest Donors
Wells Fargo fraud department inundated with calls from low-income Clinton supporters reporting repeated unauthorized charges
Liz Crokin09/15/16

Hillary Clinton’s campaign is stealing from her poorest supporters by purposefully and repeatedly overcharging them after they make what’s supposed to be a one-time small donation through her official campaign website, multiple sources tell the Observer.

The overcharges are occurring so often that the fraud department at one of the nation’s biggest banks receives up to 100 phone calls a day from Clinton’s small donors asking for refunds for unauthorized charges to their bankcards made by Clinton’s campaign. One elderly Clinton donor, who has been a victim of this fraud scheme, has filed a complaint with her state’s attorney general and a representative from the office told her that they had forwarded her case to the Federal Election Commission.

“We get up to a hundred calls a day from Hillary’s low-income supporters complaining about multiple unauthorized charges,” a source, who asked to remain anonymous for fear of job security, from the Wells Fargo fraud department told the Observer. The source claims that the Clinton campaign has been pulling this stunt since Spring of this year. The Hillary for America campaign will overcharge small donors by repeatedly charging small amounts such as $20 to the bankcards of donors who made a one-time donation. However, the Clinton campaign strategically doesn’t overcharge these donors $100 or more because the bank would then be obligated to investigate the fraud.

“We don’t investigate fraudulent charges unless they are over $100,” the fraud specialist explained. “The Clinton campaign knows this, that’s why we don’t see any charges over the $100 amount, they’ll stop the charges just below $100. We’ll see her campaign overcharge donors by $20, $40 or $60 but never more than $100.” The source, who has worked for Wells Fargo for over 10 years, said that the total amount they refund customers on a daily basis who have been overcharged by Clinton’s campaign “varies” but the bank usually issues refunds that total between $700 and $1,200 per day. ...

... Wells Fargo recently came under fire after news broke that various regulators fined the big bank $185 million for opening 2 million phony customer accounts without their customers’ permission. This massive scandal resulted in the firing of 5,300 Wells Fargo employees. ...

... The New York Times reported in 2007 that Clinton’s first presidential campaign had to refund and subtract hundreds of thousands of dollars from its first-quarter total often because donors’ credit cards were charged twice. Additionally, it was reported that Clinton had to refund a stunning $2.8 million in donations, three times more than the $900K President Barack Obama’s campaign refunded.

Another bank source told the Observer that Clinton’s motivation in purposefully overcharging donors is not only to rake in more money for her campaign but also to inflate her small donor numbers reported to the FEC. “This gives a false impression about how much money Clinton has raised,” the source said. “The money that the bank has refunded would not be reflected in the FEC filings till after the election. This gives off the illusion to the public that her support and the amount she’s raised is much greater than what it is in reality.”

A Clinton campaign worker named Kathy Callahan, who worked on Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2008, claimed in a blog post that Clinton fraudulently overcharged her by several thousand dollars. She wrote that she voluntarily left the campaign’s finance committee after she discovered $3,000 in unauthorized charges made by Clinton’s campaign to her Visa card. Callahan said the unauthorized charges caused $400 in overdraft and bank charges and put Callahan over the legal donor limit. Callahan said that after a month of “begging and pleading,” she wasn’t able to get her money back until she threatened to go to authorities. However, when she was finally refunded her money the Clinton campaign refused to compensate her for the $400 in overdraft and bank charges.

Callahan also wrote that Matt McQueeney, who worked in the compliance and accounting department at Clinton’s campaign headquarters at the time, told her, “What happened to you with credit card errors is happening to others.” ...

And that ain't it, by a long shot, as you can read at source.

Never vote for evil again; only a Prog will try to help others out of the boiling pot that the Psychopaths That Be trickle-down their piss into.

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Psychopathy is not a political position, whether labeled 'conservatism', 'centrism' or 'left'.

A tin labeled 'coffee' may be a can of worms or pathology identified by a lack of empathy/willingness to harm others to achieve personal desires.

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@Ellen North

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A truth of the nuclear age/climate change: we can no longer have endless war and survive on this planet. Oh sh*t.

@Ellen North I used ACT BLUE to give Sanders a donation. I did not have a lot of money to give so imagine my shock when a multi donation to the DCCC appeared on my bank account. This and another donation was not
approved or asked for. I will not use ACTBLUE again for anything and that might be a problem since many causes and candidates use ACTBLUE.
No I did not get my money back and I imagine it went right into Clinton's pocketbbok.

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@sandiapeach

Sorry to hear that and hope that this theft didn't leave you short on bills or groceries - although glad to hear you're one of seemingly many preferring to avoid what seems the aptly named Act Blue, at least in relation to various people feeling, as well as acting, blue about their money going places they didn't intend it to go, whether as a cut of a Bernie donation going to the DKos site owner or perhaps even extra to vampiric CorpaDems.

Bet you're right - but you really have to feel sorry for the poor Clintons, who've never felt secure since leaving the White House too broke to pay multiple mortgages and will evidently never be happy even if they actually succeed in begging, extorting or stealing all of the money in the world, this apparently being their goal... seems that as far as Hillary's concerned, the bucks stop With Her at everyone else's cost, inevitably, by hook or by crook.

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Psychopathy is not a political position, whether labeled 'conservatism', 'centrism' or 'left'.

A tin labeled 'coffee' may be a can of worms or pathology identified by a lack of empathy/willingness to harm others to achieve personal desires.

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A truth of the nuclear age/climate change: we can no longer have endless war and survive on this planet. Oh sh*t.

ovals49's picture

Many of the picklepusses with microphones and their names in front of them, however, look like they would rather not have the light shining on the big stinking turd sitting in the middle of the floor in front of them.

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@ovals49

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All the captains sending il capo the weekly returns.

Vote Dem.... or else.

(Edited)

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Gëzuar!!
from a reasonably stable genius.

how much are they giving HER in 2018? and how many others are doing the same?

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Wink's picture

post that here yesterday, but site wouldn't take the FB link.
I LOVE the expressions on some of those mugs as Nomiki is giving them hell. "whatever... "
They'll find out whatever soon enough.

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@Wink
spending $400 million or more on "consultants" only to come in second.
That's gotta hurt.
The commission's reaction? whatever...

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@Wink

I suspect that the corporate media has to be kept sweet with those huge advertising drawn-out-election years bonuses so that they keep pumping out the approved propaganda - but would you be surprised if a big chunk of that somehow wound up in the Clinton's clean laundry basket washing up on in some offshore bank, or bought them some personal advance or agenda?

Me, cynical? Just going by their MO.

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Psychopathy is not a political position, whether labeled 'conservatism', 'centrism' or 'left'.

A tin labeled 'coffee' may be a can of worms or pathology identified by a lack of empathy/willingness to harm others to achieve personal desires.

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@Ellen North
think such a thing of our Hillary!! Wink
And, yeah, prolly closer to $700 million. Ya gotta love "consultants" raking in the big bucks while the states don't get so much as a nickel.

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@Wink
Ya gotta love "consultants" politicians raking in the big bucks while the states people don't get so much as a nickel.
No harm done or implied.

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Regardless of the path in life I chose, I realize it's always forward, never straight.

And what a righteous speaker! Only three hops to Neera Tanden.
https://runningstartonline.org/about-us/los-angeles-advisory-council/los-angeles-advisory-council-nomiki-konst

Konst was one of eight at-large members of the Democratic National Committee Council from 2011 to 2013 and served as a National Co-Chair for Generation Forty Four from 2011 to 2012, the young professional arm of President Obama’s Re-Election Campaign. She was also the West Coast Managing Director of Partnerships for the Truman National Security Project and she currently sits on the New Leaders Council and the Just Media Group. Konst was named a Change.org Changemaker of the Year in 2010.

Meet the new boss: New Leaders Council

History

The New Leaders Council was founded in 2005 and runs on a budget of $900,000.

NLC Institute Program

At once-monthly NLC Institute seminars, experts provide advanced training in entrepreneurship, communications and marketing, fundraising and campaign management, public speaking and speech writing, and political technology and public relations, to selected fellows, a program of leadership development training with mentoring, networking, and job placement opportunities.

The goal of NLC is to produce a growing corps of diverse and highly skilled new progressive leaders who rise to the top of their fields, working together across sectors and in their local cities to build, expand, and improve the progressive infrastructure necessary for strong democracy, social justice, and equal opportunity.

Affiliated Organizations

New Leaders Council is affiliated with the Center for American Progress, The New Deal, Truman National Security Project, Roosevelt Institute, Mobilize.org, Netroots Nation, Teach for America, Our Time, Louisiana Progress, Young People For, Public Allies Chicago, She Should Run

Same as the old boss. growing corps(e)

Nobody 2018
dismantle

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@eyo
There's not another Dem, elected or otherwise, that would give that rant to that committee.
For that she gets major props! Nomiki for prez!

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@Wink

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

Steven D's picture

will be adopted when I see it happen.

No trust in Democrats to actually follow through, even on these minor "reforms."

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"You can't just leave those who created the problem in charge of the solution."---Tyree Scott

@Steven D @Steven D

Hey, the Dems are transparently corrupt. Isn't that close enough for them to mock'n roll everybody lacking the power to control them?

Edit to add:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vgnj2NcMMDY

Godsmack - Greed

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@Steven D
subvert and overturn them with other changes that negate their impact.

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That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --