Across the country, Democrats have expelled a lot of methane, carbon dioxide, and the like railing against so-called ‘dark money,’ and the supposedly evil influence it has on our elections. Well, lookee here at what turned up in the pages of Bloomberg just days after President Plagiarism gets inaugurated:
President Joe Biden benefited from a record-breaking amount of donations from anonymous donors to outside groups backing him, meaning the public will never have a full accounting of who helped him win the White House.[…]
Biden’s winning campaign was backed by $145 million in so-called dark money donations, a type of fundraising Democrats have decried for years. Those fundraising streams augmented Biden’s $1.5 billion haul, in itself a record for a challenger to an incumbent president.
That amount of dark money dwarfs the $28.4 million spent on behalf of his rival, former President Donald Trump. And it tops the previous record of $113 million in anonymous donations backing Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in 2012
Democrats have said they want to ban dark money as uniquely corrupting, since it allows supporters to quietly back a candidate without scrutiny. Yet in their effort to defeat Trump in 2020, they embraced it.[…]
Yep. Here’s a bill that a Democrat introduced just year which bans dark money. It is still rotting in committee somewhere. Here’s that witch Nancy Pelosi railing about how dark money needs to be banned.
And last, but certainly not least, is House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer on — of all places — Twitter:
For example, Priorities USA Action Fund, the super political action committee that Biden designated as his preferred vehicle for outside spending, used $26 million in funds originally donated to its nonprofit arm, called Priorities USA, to back Biden. The donors of that money do not have to be disclosed.[…]
Sure. They want to ban it when it’s going into someone else’s pocket. But when it’s sliding into Democrat pockets …
THIS ‘dark money’ concept is a grand method for ensuring that the guys and gals on Capitol Hill are controlled by powerful interests lurking in the shadows. They’re not beholden to — nor are they representing — US.