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DNC Chair Tom Perez: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez ‘the Future of Our Party’


Reported by Joshua Caplan | 3 Jul 2018

URL of the original posting site: https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/07/03/dnc-chair-tom-perez-alexandria-ocasio-cortez-the-future-of-our-party/

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the winner of the Democratic primary victory in New York's 14th Congressional District, speaks during press interviews, Wednesday, June 27, 2018, in New York. Ocasio-Cortez, 28, upset U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley in Tuesday's election. , Wednesday June 27, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

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Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez told progressive radio host Bill Press Tuesday that Democratic-socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is “the future of our party.”

Transcript as follows:

PRESS: “There was a primary in several states — your state, home state of Maryland — and also up in New York, where the fourth most powerful Democrat in the United States Congress — Congressman Joe Crowley — was knocked out by a young woman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Twenty-eight years old, never ran for office before. Big progressive — calls herself a Democratic Socialist, actually. Sort of like Bernie Sanders did. She was a Bernie Sanders supporter. And in Maryland, Ben Jealous — another strong progressive wins the nomination of governor. What’s this tell you about where the Democratic Party is going today?”

PEREZ: “Well, my daughters —I have three kids — two of whom — one just graduated college, one is in college and they were both texting me about their excitement over Alexandria. She represents the future of our party. She ran a spirited campaign. I have great respect for Joe Crowley. Joe Crowley is a good Democrat — one of the sponsors of the Medicare for all bill.”

Ocasio-Cortez is a dues-paying member of Democratic Socialists of America’s New York City chapter, which recently called to “abolish prisons” and “abolish profit.”

The candidate has not endorsed or disavowed on those far-left goals, but her campaign platform does call for abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), establishing universal guaranteed employment, and single-payer healthcare — i.e., “Medicare for all.”

New DNC Chair Tom Perez Booed At Reboot Tour


waving flagdisclaimerReported by Photo of Peter Hasson Peter Hasson | Associate Editor | 9:16 PM 04/17/2017

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New Democratic National Committee chair Tom Perez received a rude welcome at the DNC’s “Come Together Fight Back” tour stop in Portland, Maine.

“Regardless of why you showed up today, you showed up for a reason. Something compelled you to find the space and time to be here, and I want you to ask yourself what that reason is,” Claire Cummings, a leader of the Maine Young Democrats, told the crowd.

“Maybe it’s because you love a certain senator from Vermont,” Cummings said, referring to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. The crowd roared with approval at the mention of Sanders’ name and started chanting his name.

“Maybe you came though because you’re curious about the new DNC chairman and the future of the Democratic party,” Cummings said, referring to Perez.

This, time, however, the crowd reacted with boos and a few scattered cheers, prompting Cummings to react with surprise before continuing.

Perez, the former Obama labor secretary who is regarded as belonging to the Democratic establishment, defeated Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison — a left-wing Bernie Sanders supporter — in February for the DNC chair. The DNC chair race was largely emblematic of the party divide between moderate, pro-Hillary Clinton Democrats and left-wing, pro-Sanders progressives.

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Struggling DNC craves tax dollars for convention


The Washington Times – Sunday, December 13, 2015

URL of the original posting site: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/dec/13/dnc-craves-tax-dollars-for-convention

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who is also a congresswoman from Florida, has drafted a bill to restore money that both parties used to receive from the federal government to help defray the costs of running their quadrennial conventions. (Associated Press)Already struggling with finances, the Democratic Party has drafted a plan to have taxpayers help pay about $20 million for next summer’s nominating convention, reversing a change Congress approved just a year ago.

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who is also a congresswoman from Florida, has drafted a bill to restore money that both parties used to receive from the federal government to help defray the costs of running their quadrennial conventions.

The Congressional Budget Office revealed the move in a letter released Friday, which said Ms. Wasserman Schultz’s proposal to tap a presidential campaign fund would likely mean each party could get about $20 million in taxpayer money to help with costs.

The DNC is facing tough financial circumstances. The latest report shows it had just $4.7 million in cash on hand as of Oct. 31, less than the $6.9 million in debts the committee reported. By contrast, the Republican National Committee reported $20.4 million in cash, offset by $1.9 million in debts.

Neither the DNC nor Ms. Wasserman Schultz’s congressional office returned messages seeking comment on her plans.

Republican National Committee spokeswoman Allison Moore said the party doesn’t need the help.

“We support no taxpayer funding as long as there’s an alternate way for us to raise the funds to mount a successful convention,” she said in an email.

It was only last year when lawmakers nixed money for the conventions, deciding the political parties and their presidential nominees — who each raised $1 billion in 2012 — didn’t need help from taxpayers anymore. Congress instead called for the money to be used to finance research on children’s diseases at the National Institutes of Health.

Months after the change, however, the two parties began to worry that they wouldn’t be able to pay for their conventions. Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress struck a deal to raise the contribution limits so donors could give nearly $100,000 to convention funds, in addition to other contributions, whose limits were also raised.

Republicans appear to have done better under the new rules than the DNC, which has a troubled financial picture. It has raised $51.2 million this year through Oct. 31 but spent $53.4 million — a bad balance in the year before major elections.

The RNC has raised $89.3 million and spent $74 million. It has stockpiled $20.4 million in cash.

The CBO said Ms. Wasserman Schultz’s legislation would tap into the Presidential Election Campaign Fund — the money taxpayers can earmark on their annual filing forms to help defray the costs of presidential campaigns — and make it available to political conventions.

President Obama and his Republican challenger, Mitt Romney, rejected public financing in 2012. Both candidates decided that they didn’t want to comply with the strict spending limits, which they feared would crimp their ability to flood the airwaves with ads.

That has left the presidential fund with about $290 million. The CBO said that, based on spending in the 2012 conventions, each party likely would get about $20 million under the congresswoman’s proposal.

Based on previous conventions, that would amount to about a quarter of the total cost.

The ban on funding for conventions doesn’t apply to security money. Congress has earmarked about $50 million to help defray costs to state and local law enforcement for securing each convention site since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Democrats will gather next year in Philadelphia, and Republicans will hold their convention in Cleveland.

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BREAKING: Obama Issues Chilling Threat to Christians Across America… Spread This Everywhere


URL of the original posting site: http://conservativetribune.com/obama-issues-chilling-threat/?utm_source=Email&utm_medium=TeaPartyNewsletter&utm_campaign=AM1&utm_content=2015-09-29

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Once Pope Francis boarded a plane back to the Vatican, President cp 11Barack Obama wasted not time getting back to business as usual — attacking religious freedom. On Sunday night, at a Democratic National Committee-sponsored event in New York City billed as an “LGBT gala,” Obama took to the podium and warned Christians across the country that their religious freedom means nothing in the face of gay rights.

“We affirm that we cherish our religious freedom and are profoundly respectful of religious traditions,” the POTUS said. “But we also have to say clearly that our religious freedom doesn’t grant us the freedom to deny our fellow Americans their constitutional rights.”

Obama patronized Christians and Christian groups about their “genuine concerns,” but ultimately suggested that the issue was being pushed by Republicans who were simply using the concerns to acquire more votes.tyrants

“America has left the leaders of the Republican Party behind,” Obama said during his anti-Christianity speech. He’s made quite a few of those now.Obama Muslim collection

Obama then launched a series of verbal assaults on several GOP presidential candidates, including Dr. Ben Carson, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. “I’m sure he loves the Constitution — except for Article III,” Obama said in a sarcastic tone, referring to Huckabee. “And maybe the Equal Protection Amendment. And 14th Amendment, generally.”

After thoroughly trashing Christians everywhere and essentially promising that their religious liberty would not be recognized under his rule, he called for the LGBT community to remain vigilant and assured them he would continue to fight for “progress.” If this isn’t a clear warning sign for American Christians, we don’t know what is.Big Gay Hate Machine

H/T Breitbart

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President Obama Asks Liberals to Watch the GOP Debate so They See Them Ruin his Hard Work


waving flagPosted by    August 4, 2015

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If you thought only Republicans would be watching the GOP debate this Thursday, let me be the first to tell you: Masses of Obamabots will be tuning in from their very own debate watch parties!

Earlier today President Obama ensured that Fox News would receive the entire nation’s attention during the Cleveland debate after he sent an email to the Democratic National Committee requesting that fellow liberals watch the televised event.

From Cleveland.com:

Democrats need to “listen carefully to what the Republican candidates for president say, and then hold them accountable for trying to undo all of the hard work we’ve done to move this country forward,” Obama said in an email message sent today by the Democratic National Committee. 

“I can’t overstate what an important difference you can make by doing this.”

All the hard work? The Golfer-in-Chief actually says stuff like that with a straight face. To be quite frank, Mr. President seems a little bitter…

“I’m gonna bet that they’ll all promise to repeal the Affordable Care Act,” he writes. “They’ll all tell us that even though they aren’t scientists, we shouldn’t believe in the science behind climate change. They’ll all want to reverse course on immigration reform and marriage equality.

“They’re going to deny all of the progress we’ve made together over these past six years,” he adds.

“But here’s the thing: While these Republicans may have bad ideas, they’re still smart politicians. They know how to make policies that will take us in the wrong direction sound like they might actually be pretty good ideas.”

Regardless of the motive behind Obama’s email, I think the Democratic viewers may be enlightened by the debate. Perhaps they’ll finally understand the logic behind some of our policies. Wouldn’t THAT be a miracle?

Thank you for the publicity, Mr. President. I know Fox appreciates you driving more viewers their way.Indenification of Obama

H/T WZ

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