It's beginning to look like a redux of 2016 where the establish Democrats are going to have to cheat the aging Commie Bernie Sanders out of the party's nomination... and who should emerge victorious from the Iowa caucus? Pete Buttigieg, a small town mayor whose claim to fame is that he's gay- what a qualification for the highest office in the land! Of course anyone who's been paying attention and has half a brain knows that Hillary will come out of a brokered convention as the candidate, "for the good of the party." After all, in her own words (not really):
(meme by me @richq11)
Seriously, what happened in Iowa was no mistake. There was no glitch in the software. Bernie won fair and square (as fair and square as Democrat politics can be) and something- anything- had to be done to negate his victory. Even the Democrats know that America isn't ready for Bernie's style of politics. So what really happened? The app developed by Shadow Inc and its parent company ACRONYM all have ties to the Clinton 2016 campaign.
Shadow, a tech firm that describes itself as a group that creates “a permanent advantage for progressive campaigns and causes through technology,” is the company that created the Iowa Democratic Party’s app, according to <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/03/us/politics/iowa-caucus-app.html"The New York Times. At least the COO, <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/gerard-niemira-aaa9b73/"CEO, <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/krista-davis-aa2016b6/"CTO and a senior <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/ahnarao/"product manager at Shadow all worked for the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, according to LinkedIn profiles.
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”Groundbase co-founders Krista Davis, who is the current Shadow CTO, and Gerard Niemira, who is the current Shadow CEO, both held senior positions with the Clinton campaign.
The contributors behind Shadow also raise a few eyebrows:
(Many thanks to Ian Miles Cheong on Twitter)
George Soros of course needs no introduction, however, some others warrant investigation. For example, why are AFSCME and SEIU, both unions representing government workers contributing to an organization that only supports Democrats? Or the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, one of the most corrupt unions in existence (and one that I have some personal history with)? What is their stake in all of this? Wasn't there just a SCOTUS ruling saying that union members have a say where their money goes?
S. Donald Sussman, CIO of Paloma Funds and founder of New China Capital Management gave $21 million to a super PAC supporting Hillary Clinton in 2016... Hmmm, New China Capital Management and Hillary Clinton. The company NCCM has four employees and only three clients, managing a $552 million venture capital fund specializing in Chinese biotech and investment firms. However if you Google the company, Sussman isn't mentioned, only Paul Wolansky and Ling M Liu. Sussman is also touted as the top liberal donor who uses his billions to manipulate races in favor of Democrats.
Washington D.C. – A liberal billionaire who bankrolls Democrat campaigns across the nation and was served a subpoena in a federal grand jury investigation related to a political campaign in Florida just months ago is now attacking Senator Susan Collins and steering donors to Sara Gideon.
The website of the PAC, called Main Voters, claims it is “independent” and focuses on “public service ahead of pandering.” The PAC recently leapt into action trying to drive donors to Gideon’s U.S. Senate campaign.
Sussman is currently under investigation in connection with the failed Andrew Gillum gubernatorial race in Florida. His ties to the Democrat Party include:
But of the $110,000 the PAC has reportedly raised so far in contributions [in Maine] according to the FEC, $100,000 of that funding came from S. Donald Sussman, with the remaining $10k coming from a PAC with ties to the cruise ship industry.
Sussman is the former husband of Rep. Chellie Pingree and a well-documented donor to hundreds of liberal candidates and causes, plowing tens of millions of dollars each election cycle from his corporate investment empire into the political world.
In 2019 alone, the FEC reports Sussman has made large contributions to Rep. Debbie Wasserman Shultz [sic]; Sen. Dick Durbin; Sen. Chris Coons; Rep. Zoe Lofgren and numerous others.
In regards to his ties to the Gillum campaign:
In late May, the Tampa Bay Times and other news media reported that Sussman had been issued a subpoena in a federal investigation surrounding the failed gubernatorial campaign of Andrew Gillum of Florida.Sussman reportedly donated $1.5 million to Gillum. A long-time aide to Sussman was also one of a small number of individuals to be issued a subpoena.
Sussman has also sent millions to Democrat Super PAC efforts associated with Nancy Pelosi and other Democrat leaders.
One take away from this is that Sussman is an establishment Democrat with a vested interest in seeing that Bernie not get the nomination. Another Hillary supporter on the Shadow contributor list is Fred Eychaner, founder on Newsweb and member of the LGBT Hall of Fame (I didn't even know they had one). Described as the Dems' "mystery man" Eychaner is another establishment Dem with a vested interest in keeping Bernie out of the White House. One of the mavens of Chicago politics Eychaner is...
A secretive money man who gave and bundled, Eychaner received a presidential appointment from President Obama and not surprisingly is part of the Chicago political machine. He is closely aligned with former Obama advisers David Axelrod and Rahm Emanuel (the latter now mayor of Chicago), as well as the dynasty of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and his daughter, state Attorney General Lisa Madigan.
...he was the biggest Democratic super PAC donor of the 2012 election cycle, and fourth overall among political donors that year from either party. Moreover, he is the secretive figure who donated all that money to the party that professes to hate “dark money.” Eychaner even ranks fifth nationally among lifetime donors to the Democratic National Committee.
The DNC as everyone knows controls the Democratic Party along with the Super-delegates at the convention... and of course holds the party purse strings. Another establishment Dem is Martha Samuelson (nee Scarf). What is interesting here is that her husband Paul is the portfolio director for the liberal Ford Foundation. And then there's the "man who screwed America," Donald Mullen Jr., the Goldman Sach exec behind the Big Short- another Clinton apparatchik.
And one of the leading figures in Wall Street’s scavenging of the wreckage created by Wall Street is also a big-time backer of <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/topics/hillary-clinton.html"Hillary Clinton. His name is Donald Mullen, and he was once the global head of credit at Goldman Sachs. He was credited with devising the infamous “<a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/01/30/oscar-nominee-adam-mckay-on-why-fox-news-loves-the-big-short.html"big short,” by which the firm bet bigger than big that the housing market would collapse even as it was urging customers to invest in it.
Mullen now makes his money buying up the homes that were foreclosed on... a real nice guy. All of these people have a vested interest in keeping Bernie out of the race for president, along with ties to Hillary Clinton. So what happened? According to an article in Business Insider:
The Iowa caucuses were thrown into chaos Monday night and into Tuesday when results were delayed over "inconsistencies" in voter data reported through a new mobile app. Democratic Party activists downloaded the new app to their personal phones and were planning to use the mobile app to transmit voter data from the approximately 1,700 caucus sites to the state party. Shadow, a tech company owned by the Democratic digital nonprofit group Acronym, is behind the app, HuffPost reported. In a statement, the Iowa Democratic Party said it found "inconsistencies in the reporting of three sets of results" and would take more time to verify the results and conduct "quality checks." Precinct chairs are calling the party hotline to report their results.
It doesn't take a genius to figure out that the "glitch" occurred because they DNC didn't get the results they wanted. There are enough establishment Democrat operatives funding and running Shadow Inc and their parent company ACRONYM with enough to lose from a Bernie win that the problems inherent in the app (that's run perfectly every other time it was used) had to be the result of an unwanted outcome. Equally suspicious is that offers by Homeland Security- that now oversees election integrity- to inspect the all for malfunctions were rebuffed by the DNC.
"This is simply a reporting issue, the app did not go down and this is not a hack or an intrusion," the statement said. "The underlying data and paper trail is sound and will simply take time to further report the results." In other words, the fix is in. " This isn't the first time the parties have used an app in Iowa. In 2016, both Republicans and Democrats used an app designed by Microsoft. And the Nevada Democratic Party also plans to use an app to report its primary election results later this month." This particular app just happens to be used by establishment Democrats that are all not only Hillary supporters, but some of her biggest contributors.
The Iowa Democratic Party Chairman, Troy Price, told reporters that the apps security protocols were in place and that the only problem was in counting the votes. In Democrat parlance this means "we didn't get the results we wanted." There's no way in hell that the Democrat machine is going to allow Bernie to become the candidate. For one thing they understand that he has no chance of beating Trump- after the SOTU and Nasty Nan's temper tantrum it's unlikely that any of the current slate can. This is all political theater designed to "force" Hillary out of retirement "for the good of the party, she'll reluctantly accept the nomination (read: coronation) in a brokered convention.