Cease and desist. Those are the golden, melodic, magical words being directed toward the congressional campaign of Indian casino lobbyist Scott Dacey by the reelection campaign of congressman Walter Jones.
What’s this all about, you ask?
On Sunday, Scott Dacey (who I hear lobbies on behalf of Native American-owned gambling interests) issued a press release smearing Rep. Jones with the foul-smelling bodily fluids of one George Soros.
Specifically, Dacey — who I’m told shills for casinos — says Walter Jones has been bankrolled to the tune of $80,000 by Soros himself. (I wonder why he settled on Soros? I guess Satan’s attorneys had already hit Dacey with a cease-and-desist order.)
There’s also a YouTube ad.
Earlier today, Craven County Commissioner Scott Dacey released a scathing television ad calling out opponent Walter Jones for his substantial ties to liberal super-donor George Soros.
The ad calls out Walter Jones for accepting over $80,000 in George Soros-backed campaign contributions – and identifies this $80,000 as a reason Jones fails to support President Trump. […]
Okay. Timeout. In utter disbelief, I reached out to the Jones campaign on this. Doug Raymond, a senior strategist for Jones, said describing this missive from the Dacey campaign as “misleading” would be an understatement.
According to Raymond, the Jones team went to a website production firm called Nationbuilder when the campaign website was initially launched.
“Nationbuilder asked the campaign who they wanted to process donations made by credit card on the website,” said Raymond. “The campaign responded ‘Whoever gives the best rate.’ ‘Whoever takes the smallest percentage.’ Nationbuilder then proceeded to link congressman Jones’s website to Democracy Engine, which does process credit card payments cheaper than PayPal or other similar firms.
There was no clear link apparent between Democracy Engine and George Soros. No one on the Jones campaign team had any idea of a connection with George Soros. The $80,000 is from donations made solely by visitors to the Walter Jones campaign website. And those guys on the other side know it.”
Friends of Democracy funnels contributions from Soros-tied donors to their supporting candidates. Walter Jones is listed as a Friends of Democracy “House Champion,” as the Soros family has chosen to recognize Jones for his contribution to their causes.
The contributions are then processed by liberal Clinton-Obama campaign insiders who now run the group Democracy Engine. Jones consistently makes payments to Democracy Engine for their processing of donations given through Friends of Democracy.
I asked Raymond about this part, as well.
“Again, we are dealing with a lack of any factual basis,” said Raymond.”Friends of Democracy and Democracy Engine are two different things. Friends of Democracy is George Soros’s PAC. Democracy Engine is no different than PayPal, but charges much better rates.
All of the money from Democracy Engine came from supporters who went to the Jones campaign website, pulled out their credit cards, and showed their support for the reelection of congressman Walter Jones. The only money Friends of Democracy sent to Walter Jones was the one dollar Dacey’s campaign spokesman sent to them right before issuing this press release.”
Here is Dacey’s spokesman:
And here is the record of his payment to Soros’s Friends of Democracy on Sunday afternoon.
Jones’s picture does show up on the Friends of Democracy website along with a donation blank. I asked Raymond about this:
“You can only do so much to keep someone’s photo off of a website you don’t control,” he said.”We don’t know why his picture is there. The campaign has communicated with those people to take his picture off of the site.”
“This is about throwing as much slime up against the wall to see what will stick,” said Raymond. “This attack insults the intelligence of Third District voters, defames a great leader like Walter Jones, and also impugns the integrity of scores and scores of good conservatives and Republicans throughout the district who went to the Jones campaign website and donated their hard-earned money. We are calling on Indian casino lobbyist Scott Dacey to take down his misleading ad, retract his press release, and apologize to the people of the Third Congressional District.”