• Divisive Provocateurs
• GOP & RU Weaponizes JDs
• Alt-Right Meets Alt-Left
• Voted With Republicans
• Unseat Dems, Not GOP
• Suspect Financial Dealings
• Unhappy Constituents
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"Justice Dems is an American progressive political action cmte founded in '17 by Kyle Kulinski of Secular Talk, Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks & former leadership from '16 Bernie Sanders presidential campaign. The two are no longer affiliated with group." Wiki /3
"In the 2018 elections, 26 of 79 candidates endorsed by JDs won their primary elections. Seven of these candidates won in the general election: Raúl Grijalva, Ro Khanna, Ayanna Pressley, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez & Pramila Jayapal." Wiki 4/
JD’s agenda is primarying establishment Dems & centrists to push the party far left. They're legislating but moreover they're loudly agitating. And it's during a time when HouseDems are confronting unprecedented GOP corruption when unity & cooperation is required. 5/
"Pressley, who unseated a 20yr incumbent on a message of 'change can’t wait' is part of a women-led 'squad' taking aim at power structures on Capitol Hill."
Squad: Ayanna Pressley—Rashida Tlaib—Ilhan Omar—Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) 6/
"If that requires knocking out well-known elected officials & replacing them with more radical newcomers, so be it. And if it ends up ripping apart the Dem Party in the process—that might be the idea. There is going to be a war..." 7/
"AOC & Rashida Tlaib Blame Speaker Pelosi for Attacks & Death Threats."
Isn't it suspect that these JDs don't focus on, and blame the racist in chief, Trump? 8/
"[Dem] Leadership is driven by fear. They seem to be unable to lead ... The greatest threat to mankind is the cowardice of the Dem Party." Corbin Trent, AOC’s spokesperson.
Why do JDs revise history and demonize fellow Dems? 9/
"AOC's rise has stirred a backlash among some Dems who're seeking to constrain her anti-establishment streak & fear her radical ideas could tar party as socialist."
Why're JDs wanting to exclude majority of voters w radical ideas.10/
"African-American Dems in the House are taking freshman AOC to task over how she’s come for Pelosi & comments AOC’s COS made comparing moderate Dem caucuses to Southern pro-segregationist Dems of old."
Why alienate Dem POC? 11/
“We gotta primary folks. When you shoot for big stuff you stay true to the movement you fight unapologetically on the inside, that's a very powerful way to pass radical solutions-
How’ll approaching unapologetically get anywhere? 12/
"Ocasio-Cortez says O'Rourke's new climate plan not aggressive enough."
Why is freshman Rep, AOC undermining, competing & interfering with a fellow Democrat, who is running for president? 13/
"That means targeting longtime incumbents in safe blue seats who're 'demographically & ideologically out-of-touch with their districts'..."
How out-of-touch are Dem Reps when their constituents keep voting for them? 14/
"...dustup btwn Squad & leadership won’t be healed by DT’s racism...this chapter epitomizes challenge Pelosi faces in Trump era: reconciling progressive & moderate wings of her party w/out losing majority."
Do JDs consider this? 15/
"200 youth activists flanked by Rep-elect AOC flooded Minority Leader Pelosi’s office urging Dems to act decisively on Climate Change."
Since CC is impt to AOC, why didn't she wait to join CC cmte for a more productive approach? 16/
AOC launches her first day of freshman orientation w protest at Pelosi’s office. Do JDs realize that Congress has had a GOP majority & that they've stonewalled a plan for Climate Change & still do? Why did they protest at P's door? Yet, NP was gracious. 17/
House Dems publicly confronted AOC's chief of staff for his attack on a congressional Rep.
Why are JDs wasting congressional leaders' precious time, to the level of them having to address their behavior? 18/
Thread | "Who are the founders of the 'Justice Democrats?' These are not uniters. They are dividers. Their aim is division. Their goal is to cleave the leftists from the centrists, to push the moderates out of the party." 19/
AOC exalts herself above other established, senior Dems, by falsely claiming that no other congressional Dem has outlined a plan for climate change before the "Green New Deal." It was Jill Stein of the Green Party, circa 2008. 20/
"AOC railed against Biden’s ‘middle of the road’ climate plan."
Besides criticizing presid'l candidate Beto about his climate plan, AOC goes after presidential candidate Biden too.
Why isn't AOC confronting the GOP for NO plan? 21/
"Progressive socialist, Bernie Sanders, says that Pelosi is a 'little bit' too tough on AOC & the squad."
Why is a congressional Dem & presidential candidate, undermining the party's leader & her judgment? Who's this helping? 22/
The Brains Behind AOC Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez by Mr Reagan
[23 min video].
"Hostile candidates & shady PACs are posing as progressives in 2018 election exploiting DNC voter data & driving party division—it’s a burn-it-to-the-ground strategy that foreign cyber attackers are all too eager to assist with." 28/
Sanders&AOC campaigned for 2 white males against female Native American, law-degreed progressive Davids.
"If BS really wants to help Dems in KS, why doesn't he trust us & support whoever wins after we've decided for ourselves?" 29/
“AOCs chief of staff attacks the first lesbian Native American woman in congressional history and we are all just supposed to say it is in the name of progressive politics? I think not.” 30/
Controlled Opposition: 'The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves.' —Vladimir Lenin
To weaken the Dem party, GOP/RU+ & alt-right MSM manipulates, uses & pits socialist progressives against established & centrist Dems, who threaten GOP's power. 31/
Provokatsiya or Provocation: "Political event staged by an intel service on behalf of its gov in order to accomplish some political goal"(Wiki) Eg: Publication of outrageous docs, authentic or fake; staged divisive & distracting events. 32/
"Sanders was central to RU's efforts to interfere in the '16 election...study suggests RUs looked at him as a tool to drive wedge in Dem party...Of RU tweets researchers analyzed roughly 9K used word ‘Bernie’ which were ‘liked’ 59K times..." 33/
"[Russian] Specialists were instructed to post content that focused on ‘politics in the USA’ & to ‘use any opportunity to criticise Hillary & the rest (except Sanders and Trump—we support them).’" OSC Indictment: US v. Internet Research Agency 2018.
h/t @pocantico98 34/
What makes us believe it'd be any different now? Not only can Sanders be used to drive a wedge, the new progressives can be too. Dems have observed legions of trolls undermining Dem leaders while propping AOC - although it hasn't been formally investigated yet. 35/
"Putin has cultivated dupes, fellow travelers & purblind fools among plenty of American PROGRESSIVES who, whether by accident or design, have facilitated the rise of the most extremist & reactionary president this country has ever elected." 36/
JDs = Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) + Justice Dems + Occupy Dems =
Influence opinions & actions towards Kremlin objectives.
h/t @karolcummins 39/
"AOC feeds & fuels GOP's false narratives: They hope to paint all Dems with her ‘radical commie socialist’ ideas & thus weaponize her extremism against all Dems. This is how fake opposition works."
“By forging ties to radical groups on the far right & on the far left, the Kremlin has developed convenient local surrogates that can amplify its talking points, even as RU trolls reinforce the divisive narratives such groups spread online.” 41/
"This is a technique called #FakeOpposition. It was deliberate manipulation to ‘trust wash’ AOC. They love her as she validates [GOP's] false narratives about ‘radical libs’, then they move on to paint all DEMs with the same paint brush." 42/
"GOP is not ‘scared’ of AOC, they love her! She feeds and fuels all their false narratives about ‘commie socialist libtards!' She is the answer to their prayers as they want to convince their base that all DEMs embrace her ‘radicalism.’" 43/
Thread | "How excited Putin must be that a Dem wants to primary Dems. And he sends in his online trolls to split the party that just got in."
h/t @JenKirkman 44/
Next time we will definitely intervene & choose this charming president of the USA!—The Communist AOC always remains an excellent reserve plan—By the way we always have a spare option—By the way we always have a fallback
h/t @raventerp100 45/
Fox News host Hannity invites AOC to join prime time show.
@911corlebra777: "This tells me everything I need to know about AOC. Hannity was a huge part of '16 [election interference], he pushed Wikileaks/Ru info warfare talking points..."
Controlled opposition? 47/
Thread | Because it never stopped being 2016, the media has still not vetted AOC to figure out (easily): 1. Her bio is fraudulent; 2. She is amplified by fake socialist bots/trolls; 3. Her #1 goal for 2018 is to divide DNC.
h/t @PortlusGlam 50/
"AOC wants to abolish ICE & DHS.
Who benefits if border control agencies are abolished? GOP/RU - Transnational Organized Criminals because these agencies hinder their smuggling operations."
h/t @karolcummins 51/
"Kremlin Troll Wrote for Far-Left U.S. Sites: Writing under the pseudonym 'Alice Donovan' managed to convince a number of American editors to publish work for the past two years, a new WaPo report detailed on Mon." 52/
"Horseshoe theory [or effect] in political science claims far-left & far-right are similar to each other in essentials than either is to political center. It was formulated by Faye in '96 but similar ideas existed previously." 54/
"[Former Chief Strategist, DT admin], Bannon says that unusual coalition-of-extremes gov in Italy shows that populists & nationalists on left & right can govern together..."
Is it bc the extremes mirror each other? 55/
Article about political alt-right & alt-left in AU but applies to the US considering this is a worldwide phenomena. There's a spectrum between rt & lt; most extreme is Antifa & ~MAGA. The lesser extreme is JDs & The Tea Party. 56/
"Omar embraces comparisons between the Squad & Tea Party. Despite obvious philosophical differences, the models are strikingly similar..."
How well did it turn out for the alt-right Tea Party? 57/
"AOC said she's extraordinarily excited to work w/an ideological opposite, Sen Cruz confirming that friendly Twitter talk btwn the 2 was more than just for show."
AOC excited abt working w/extreme antagonistic alt-rt opponent? 58/
Bannon, T’s frmr strategist
"AOC has what I call gameness or competitive heart—combo of grit, determination, fighting spirit that you can't coach. You either have it or you don't & she has it big league"
Gushing alt-left prop? 59/
"...the political activist of Indian descent, Saikat Chakrabarti...helped elect AOC & is now her COS, is a fan of a totalitarian Indian activist—Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose."
Why's he a fan of a fascist, who allied with Hitler? 61/
"AOC is actually using strategies that some of the most wealthy & corrupt conservative strategists have been using for decades. And she has the privilege of an endless supply of good old-fashioned white man political capital..."62/
"For some on the populist right the answer to handling the media-savvy congresswoman lies in old adage, 'If you can’t beat them join them.' For them, the congresswoman’s ability to rally left to populist causes could be an opp."64/
"In 2011 Stripe [alt-left Justice Dem Chakrabarti / AOC's Chief of Staff] took $2M in venture round from PayPal founders Peter Thiel & Elon Musk [Republicans], as well as Sequoia Capital, Andreesen Horowitz & SV Angell." 65/
"Tucker Carlson earned some unlikely support this week from the Young Turks whose founder & longtime chief Uygur said he disagreed w/the advertiser boycott against Fox News..."
Why would a JD side w right-wing propagandist? 66/
"A group largely funded by a major conservative donor is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars in a swing seat Dem congressional primary in KS hoping to persuade voters to nom a progressive candidate supported by Sanders." 67/
"Cassandra Fairbanks Loved Bernie Sanders. Now She's a Donald Trump Superfan: How a left-leaning anarchist and anti-rape activist became a leader of the far-right 'Deplorable' movement."
From one extreme to another.
"Devine also worked in Ukraine with Manafort on Yanukovych’s behalf, a detail of his career that has been public for years."
Manafort was Trump's campaign chairman; Devine was Bernie Sanders campaign strategist. RU in common. 69/
JDs co opted Jill Stein of the Green Party's 2008 Green New Deal & presents it as their own. But moreover, is that Stein is friends with Putin. Alt-left's two degrees of separation to Putin, is troubling. What side are they on? 70/
AOC's chief of staff, Chakrabarti, wore a t-shirt, imprinted w image of Nazi supporter & totalitarian Indian activist, Chandra Bose.
Considering Hitler's regime was one of the lowest points in world history, isn't this concerning? 72/
"Progressive Socialists promise a workers paradise but the reality is the reverse. Think VZ—Soviet RU—Cuba style socialism & we witnessed abuse of human rights. Bern touts Norway but they're taxed 50% which he fails to acknowledge."
h/t @karolcummins 73/
Omar Rivero of Occupy Dems sat on the board of former Acting AG/DT Admin, Mathew Whitaker's co, World Patent Marketing — which was "shutdown by FTC as fraudulent scheme in which the business used consumer funds to enrich themselves." @lawcrimenetwork 76/
Horseshoe Effect Applied:
World Patent Marketing/Desa Industries (alt-right) + OccupyDems (alt-left) >
Bernie Sanders (alt-left) + Manafort/Devine (alt-right) >
Dem Socialists of America/YoungTurks / JusticeDems (alt-left)
FOX News props Bernie Sanders and AOC, to the point where you think they are in full support of socialism. Watch...
"[FOX] ad comes three days after nearly 2.6 million viewers tuned into Fox News's town hall with Sanders on Monday night, making it the most-watched town hall of this campaign cycle so far, according to Nielsen Media Research." 79/
"A firm led by former Repub gov & congressman Roemer is investing millions into The Young Turks Network to significantly increase its content, sales & platform presence"
Alt-left gladly takes [corporate] money from alt-right? 80/
"Bernie Sanders in 1985 praising the Communist Castro regime in Cuba. He also is admitting on camera that he traveled to Nicaragua to advise the Ortega regime on how to successfully fight the US." 81/
"Uygur's TYT Network has raised $20m in a new funding round that was led by 3L Capital. Greycroft, eventures, WndrCo, Katzenberg’s venture firm also participated in co's 1st institutional invest't round.”
All republican money. 82/
Ann Coulter quoted in right wing media:
"Wow. 140 Repubs voted to sell out the American worker with H.R. 1044 (removing country caps for cheap foreign labor), while Ilhan and Rashida voted FOR the American worker..." 83/
Counterterrorism Advisory Board Act of 2019 Nay votes: Justice Dems (Ilan Omar, AOC, Rashida Tlaib), voted with GOP. The Tea Party of the left. 85/
"House Dems passed two more bills Wed to reopen the gov that most Repubs continued to oppose, but there was one surprise in the otherwise predictable floor proceedings — freshman AOC voted 'NO'.” 86/
"Tracking Congress In The Age Of Trump: An updating tally of how often every member of the House and the Senate votes with or against the president."
AOC's expected score is 0.0%
but it's not. 87/
"AOCs 2nd vote as Congresswoman was NO on the Rules Package. This is what she voted against. Tulsi Gabbard also voted NO."
h/t @_WeStandUnited 88/
"Congressional Black Caucus members are furious at Justice Dems, accusing the outside progressive group aligned with firebrand Rep AOC of trying to oust lawmakers of color, specifically African American lawmakers." July 2019. 89/
"Members are looking over their shoulders: Democrats spooked by new primary threats: Liberals angry over the party’s response to the border crisis are making renewed threats to primary longtime incumbents." July 2019. 90/
A Justice Dem decides to go after Democrat, Swalwell's seat, instead of an uncontested Republican seat in a red district. April 2019. 91/
"Group aligned w/AOC prepares to take out Dems: JDs is forging ahead w/plans to mount primaries against incumbent Dems it deems too moderate." Jan 2019
GOP is corrupt. Why aren't they flipping those seats? 92/
"Ocasio-Cortez backs campaign to primary fellow Democrats: The incoming congresswoman endorses an effort by the group JDs to make the House Dem Caucus more liberal & diverse by taking on incumbents." Nov 2018. 93/
"...Democratic congressional candidate AOC told Twitter users on Sen. Bernie Sanders’ account they were going to 'flip this seat red in November' in a video before a Kansas rally."
Was this on accident? 96/
"Good thing I recorded it ... Nothing like being able to show the facts that Bernie and Ocasio-Cortez want to turn this Kansas district Red."
h/t @mgranville1 97/
Thread | "But AOC, Omar, Tlaib, and Pressley all won their seats by winning the primary. They held onto already BLUE seats. They did not add a single seat to the Democratic caucus."
h/t @Cajsa 98/
AOC rails against corporate donations, but gladly accepts them.
Are corp donations only bad when JDs don’t receive them?
h/t @ericgarland 100/
AOC claims that progressive Justice Dem Rep Ro Khanna “rejects corporate money.”
His top 3 campaign contributions are Alphabet Inc ($47,218),Wilson, Sonsini et al ($30,350) and Blackstone Group ($22,000).
h/t @ericgarland 101/
"AOC’s chief of staff helped establish two political action committees that paid a company he ran more than $1 million in 2016 and 2017, federal campaign finance records show.” March 2019. 102/
Federal Election Committee Complaint vs Saikat Chakrabarti, AOC, Justice Dems. March 2019. 103/
"Complaint alleges AOC funneled thousands of dollars of campaign funds through LLC & affiliated PAC to her bf. Reason to believe exists both transaction as well as involved entities reporting of it may've violated fed law." 104/
“Are the Justice Democrats a money scam to defraud progressives? A question that becomes even more intriguing when you consider that JD doesn’t donate money to candidates but demands that candidates pay money to them." 105/
“Payments totaling $6,000 were made by Brand New Congress PAC, one of the political upstart organizations co-founded by Silicon Valley tech millionaire Saikat Chakrabarti, who is now chief of staff for Ms. Ocasio-Cortez.” 106/
60% of [AOC's] funding came from outside of New York State.
80-90% percent of her funding came from outside of the district she represents.
h/t @ericgarland 107/
"Constituents in AOC's district having hard time getting her to focus attention on local issues, nobody answers phone & voicemail is full, took months to open Bronx office."
Aren't her constituents priority? 108/
“...AOC is in my district, I will say it again. She's an activist & not a leader. A leader will make sure her district is provided over not touring the country advocating for other people issues over her own constituents who voted for her.”
Thread | It can’t be called infighting when they ain’t ever been 'in'.
h/t @docrocktex26 111/
“The entire philosophical and political thrust of the Justice Dems is that the Dem establishment is as much their enemy as the Republicans are …. You can’t ask others to ignore that.”
Exactly. Thank you.
h/t @dfsparks 112/
New article that covers many concerning topics abt JDs. Here's excerpt: "moving a million dollars out of a PAC w transparency rules & into LLC where no transparency is required, definitely raises eyebrows.
Reminder: Justice Dems perceive centrists as the 'enemy'. @RepRichardNeal's challenger wants to join AOC’s 'Squad'. Incumbent Dems are being targeted by both GOP & alt-left JDs.
Patriots, let's support him
Cenk Uygur was a Repub. Repub presidential candidate Roemer gave him $4m. Cenk founded The Young Jerks & JusticeDem PAC. Propagandists want to portray Dems as 'socialist' boogeymen. TYT airs BS & AOC talking 'socialism.' h/t @dillman_diana
"AOC is a disgruntled Berner who did phonebank for Bernie when the Turk Cenk Uygur+SecularTalk found her. She's a dangling charm but a snake in the grass." @ShirlsAdams
JDs want a 3rd Party. Screenshot from JD website:
"...many Dems have been sounding alarm on the insurgent Left PAC Justice Dem Socialists who receive dark money from Bernie's PAC #OurRevolution. AOC & Tlaib are registered DSA. Note: Pressley is moderate." h/t @ShirlsAdams
Thread | "WSJ gave [Uygur] print space to stoke divisions among dems & to help republicans promote her as the face of the dem party. The chaos agents are working overtime to ensure trump’s second term"
Transnational Org Crime Emphasis
Thread | "Emergence of phony opposition is now becoming obvious to everyone. But if your assumption is that the enemy is right-wingers or Left-wingers, you are not seeing the battlefield clearly yet."
Class act. 🙄
"If you're in DC & don't question freshman rep[AOC] getting more media coverage than average & automated bot/troll support, stop acting like you understand politics in '19. You don't & you're dangerous." h/t @Planet_Phoebe
Court filings logging communications btwn Bernie's campaign strategist Devine & DT's frmr campaign mgr Manafort & RU political consultant Kilimnik. Bern endorses alt-left JusticeDems. Operatives.
Alarm bells yet?
h/t SpicyFiles @Planet_Phoebe