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Offline delta5

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio - Cortez (D)
« on: December 17, 2018, 07:30:14 PM »
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Re: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio - Cortez (D)
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2018, 08:06:35 PM »
she looks like the psycho, crazy ex-girlfriend
 
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Re: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio - Cortez (D)
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Re: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio - Cortez (D)
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2018, 08:53:46 PM »
 
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Conservative Men "Fear" Ocasio-Cortez
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2019, 06:36:59 PM »
Quote from:
“She doesn’t just challenge the patriarchy, she’s challenging the race, class, and gender hierarchies all at once, as well as the capitalist system that requires member of Congress be wealthy before they get there,” said Caroline Heldman, a gender and politics professor at Occidental College. “That’s remarkably threatening.”

If the proper hierarchy were still in place Ocasio-Cortez wouldn't be anywhere near congress. Neither would Heldman be allowed to open her mouth.

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/conservatives-afraid-alexandria-ocasio-cortez_us_5c38cb74e4b05cb31c421cc3
 
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Re: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio - Cortez (D)
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2019, 04:46:58 PM »
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/ocasio-cortezs-chief-of-staff-ran-1m-slush-fund-by-diverting-campaign-cash-to-his-own-companies

AOC's peckerhead indian campaign manager is going to get her thrown in jail LOL

AOC’s chief of staff ran $1M slush fund by
diverting campaign cash to his own companies
by Alana Goodman | March 04, 2019 03:34 PM

Two political action committees founded by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s top aide funneled
over $1 million in political donations into two of his own private companies, according to a
complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission on Monday.
The cash transfers from the PACs — overseen by Saikat Chakrabarti, the freshman socialist
Democrat's chief of staff — run counter to her pledges to increase transparency and reduce
the influence of "dark money" in politics.
Chakrabarti's companies appear to have been set up for the sole purpose of obscuring how
the political donations were used.
The arrangement skirted reporting requirements and may have violated the $5,000 limit on
contributions from federal PACs to candidates, according to the complaint filed by the
National Legal and Policy Center, a government watchdog group.
Campaign finance attorneys described the arrangement as “really weird” and an indication
"there’s something amiss." They said there was no way of telling where the political donations
went — meaning they could have been pocketed or used by the company to pay for off-thebooks campaign operations.
PACs are required to disclose how and when funds are spent, including for expenditures such
as advertisements, fundraising emails, donations to candidates, and payments for events and
to vendors.
The private companies to which Chakrabarti transferred the money from the PACs are not
subject to these requirements.
[Also read: Poor people not allowed in AOC's luxury apartment complex]
The complaint names Ocasio-Cortez and Chakrabarti as respondents. It asks the FEC to
investigate and audit the two PACs, saying they were engaged in an "an elaborate scheme to
avoid proper disclosure of campaign expenditures.

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Tom Anderson, director of the National Legal and Policy Center's Government Integrity
Project, said: "It appears Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her associates ran an off-the-books
operation to the tune of hundreds of thousands of dollars, thus violating the foundation of all
campaign finance laws: transparency."
Chakrabarti, 33, is a Harvard graduate and technology entrepreneur who became an organizer
for Bernie Sanders during the socialist's 2016 presidential campaign.
He founded a PAC called Brand New Congress in 2016 and another called Justice Democrats
in 2017, with the stated goal of helping elect progressive candidates to Congress. One of those
candidates was Ocasio-Cortez, who, last November, age 29, became the youngest woman ever
elected to Congress.
According to the Brand New Congress website, the PAC would build a "unified campaign"
infrastructure including fundraising, organizing, rallies, and advertising progressive
congressional candidates across the country could "plug into," saving the individual
campaigns time and money.
"Our idea is really to run a single unified presidential-style campaign that is going to look a lot
like the Bernie Sanders campaign,” said Chakrabarti in an interview with MSNBC's Rachel
Maddow in May 2016. "The campaign infrastructure and fundraising is set aside from the
campaigning."
In 2016 and 2017, Chakrabarti’s PACs raised about $3.3 million for the project, primarily from
small donors. During this time, the committees transferred over $1 million to two shell
companies controlled by Chakrabarti with names similar to one of the PACs, Brand New
Campaign LLC and Brand New Congress LLC, according to federal election filings.
[Related: AOC 'living wage' rules allow her staff to dodge financial disclosure laws]
A few weeks after starting the Brand New Congress PAC, Chakrabarti formed one of the
companies, Brand New Campaign LLC, in Delaware, using a registered agent service and
mailbox-only address.
Over the next seven months, as small-dollar political donations poured into the PAC from
progressives across the country, the committee transferred over $200,000, 82 percent of the
contributions, to the company Brand New Campaign LLC. The payments were for "strategic
consulting," according to federal election filings. They were sent to an apartment address
listed for Chakrabarti in the Greenwich Village area of Manhattan.
In 2017, Brand New Congress PAC transferred another $240,000 to Brand New Congress LLC,
also for "strategic consulting." Another PAC co-founded by Chakrabarti that year, Justice
Democrats, transferred an additional $605,000 to Brand New Congress LLC in 2017.

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Brand New Congress LLC does not appear to be registered in any state, according to state
government records available online. It is unclear where or when it was incorporated.
Adav Noti, the senior director of the Campaign Legal Center and a former FEC lawyer, said the
arrangement was highly unusual and seemed intended to obscure the destination of the
funds.
"None of that makes any sense," said Noti. "I can't even begin to disentangle that. They're
either confused or they're trying to conceal something."
Noti said it would be simpler to set up a consulting company and work directly with
campaigns to provide services for a fee rather than creating a federal PAC and sending the
money to a company controlled by the same person.
"It does seem like there's something amiss. I can only think of really two likely possibilities for
this sort of pattern of disbursements," said Noti. "One is the scam PAC possibility — they're
really just paying themselves and they’re concealing it by using the LLC. The other is that
there’s actually another recipient, that the money is going to the LLC and then being
disbursed in some other way that they want to conceal."
[Also read: Ocasio-Cortez refuses to denounce Maduro, criticizes US interventionism instead]
Bradley A. Smith, a former chairman of the FEC, said he has never seen such an arrangement.
"It's a really weird situation," he said. "I see almost no way that you can do that without it being
at least a reporting violation, quite likely a violation of the contribution limits. You might say
from a campaign finance angle that the LLC was essentially operating as an unregistered
committee."
Chakrabarti declined to comment on the FEC complaint or provide details about his
companies’ financial activities. Corbin Trent, a spokesman for Ocasio-Cortez, declined to
comment.
Zeynab Day, communications director for the Brand New Congress PAC, said Chakrabarti was
not currently affiliated with the group and that it recently went through a "transition period."
She referred questions about the LLC to Chakrabarti. “I’m unable to answer any questions
about the LLC … I am not informed about them. We are not an affiliated group,” she said.
A spokesperson for Justice Democrats said he did not
know why the PAC paid so much money to
Chakrabarti’s LLCs. When asked what the Justice
Democrats PAC does on a daily basis, he said, “It’s very
clear what we do,” but declined to elaborate.
Chakrabarti founded Brand New Congress PAC, in

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April 2016. According to a statement released by
Justice Democrats PAC last May, Chakrabarti "was the
only controlling member" of the company Brand New
Congress LLC and "took no salary." The statement
added: "Saikat is lucky to have a small side business that generates him enough income that
he is able to do all of this work as a volunteer."
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Re: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio - Cortez (D)
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2019, 12:06:41 PM »
Fuck her and her “green new deal”.  >:(