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Ocasio-Cortez’s Known Donors From Her Own District Are Nearly Non-Existent, FEC Records Show


Reported by Andrew Kerr Investigative Reporter |

URL of the original posting site: https://dailycaller.com/2019/08/13/ocasio-cortez-district-fec/

  • Only 10 people who live within Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s congressional district have been recorded making donations to her reelection campaign in 2019, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation analysis of available Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings.
  • Ocasio-Cortez outraised all other 87 freshmen representatives in the first half of 2019 in individual contributions, but the New York Democrat came in second-to-last place in terms of reported itemized contributions from the people she represents.
  • Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan also rank among the lowest-performing freshman representatives in terms of reported financial support from people who live within their districts.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has outraised all other freshmen representatives so far in 2019, but nearly all of her reported contributors to her reelection campaign live outside her congressional district, a Daily Caller News Foundation analysis of Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings found.

Ocasio-Cortez’s reelection campaign has reported receiving contributions from just 10 individuals living within her district in the first half of 2019, according to its Federal Election Commission (FEC) filings. The FEC only requires that political campaigns disclose the names and addresses of individuals who contribute over $200 to their campaigns during an election. Campaigns report their big-dollar donors to the FEC in what’s called itemized contributions.

The $1,525.50 Ocasio-Cortez received from her New York constituents represents less than 1% of her campaign’s itemized contributions reported to the FEC in the first half of 2019. The known monetary support Ocasio-Cortez’s reelection campaign has received from the people she represents is minuscule compared to the 88-member freshman class of the House of Representatives.

The average freshman representative’s reelection campaign received $107,141.29 in itemized contributions from their constituents in the first half of 2019, FEC filings the DCNF analyzed show. Ocasio-Cortez’s reported in-district fundraising haul of $1,525.50 was just 1.4% of that average.

The Ocasio-Cortez campaign didn’t respond to multiple requests for comment seeking additional information regarding how many of her un-itemized contributions came from her constituents.

However, Ocasio-Cortez holds a significant lead over the freshman class in the amount of small-dollar contributions she’s received. Just 17% of Ocasio-Cortez’s individual contributions were from big-dollar donors who gave over $200 to her campaign in the first half of 2019. The median freshman representative received nearly 89% of their individual contributions from big-dollar donors.

Each representative is answerable to a congressional district comprised of between 530,000 to 995,000 people, according to the U.S. Census. The DCNF determined which of Ocasio-Cortez’s donors came from her congressional district by comparing the nine-digit zip codes her contributors reported to the FEC to the House of Representatives ZipLook tool, which links nine-digit zip codes to congressional districts.

Only one freshman representative reported receiving less from their constituents than Ocasio-Cortez: Democratic Rep. Sylvia Garcia of Texas. Garcia’s reelection campaign reported itemized contributions of $14,400, all of which came from individuals with addresses outside her district.

Ocasio-Cortez’s apparent lackluster fundraising performance from her constituents lends credibility to a poll conducted by a conservative PAC in May. It found that only 20% of households in the representative’s district held a favorable opinion of her. (RELATED: Ocasio-Cortez Could Have An Amazon-Sized Problem In Her Home District)

The data also reveal that two of Ocasio-Cortez’s colleagues in the so-called “Squad” of freshman Democratic congresswomen — Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan — also rank among the lowest-performing freshman representatives in terms of reported financial support from people who live within their districts.

And while Omar reported $717,831.22 in itemized contributions to her reelection campaign so far in 2019, just over 4% came from her constituents.

A fourth squad member, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, far outperformed the others. The Massachusetts Democrat received more than 30% of her $248,280.78 itemized contributions from her constituents.

Freshman Republicans dominated freshman Democrats in receiving a greater share of their reported contributions from the people they represent.

Of the 10 freshman representatives who received the lowest percent of their itemized contributions from their constituents, eight are Democrats. On the other end, seven of the 10 top-performing freshman representatives in this category are Republicans.

Leading the freshman class in receiving the greatest share of itemized contributions from their constituents was Republican Rep. Dusty Johnson. Over 94% of Johnson’s itemized contributions of $129,250 came from people living within his district.

An Economist and YouGov survey in July found that Americans have a very unfavorable view of the “Squad.” Just 33% of Americans have a favorable view of Ocasio-Cortez, followed by Omar with a 25% combined favorability rating, Tlaib with 24%, and Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts with 22%.

Name Total Individual Contributions Total Big-Dollar Itemized Contributions (Donors over $200) Percent of Individual Contributions Itemized Itemized Contributions From Representative’s District
Percent of Itemized Contributions From Representative’s District
Sylvia Garcia (D) $19,254.66 $14,400.00 74.79% $0.00 0.00%
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D) $1,942,358.67 $334,401.45 17.22% $1,525.50 0.46%
TJ Cox (D) $395,373.37 $334,075.74 84.50% $1,555.00 0.47%
Rashida Tlaib (D) $604,399.35 $470,430.11 77.83% $7,865.00 1.67%
Ilhan Omar (D) $1,429,170.08 $717,831.22 50.23% $30,361.50 4.23%
Katie Hill (D) $994,620.99 $792,096.73 79.64% $36,899.00 4.66%
Gil Cisneros (D) $293,657.74 $251,363.29 85.60% $11,737.00 4.67%
Josh Harder (D) $1,331,788.20 $1,190,090.89 89.36% $61,050.54 5.13%
Lance Gooden (R) $229,275.00 $228,350.00 99.60% $16,400.00 7.18%
Michael Waltz (R) $235,841.00 $226,950.00 96.23% $17,000.00 7.49%
Ben McAdams (D) $562,753.74 $523,677.14 93.06% $39,735.00 7.59%
Max Rose (D) $1,083,342.95 $1,027,208.78 94.82% $79,737.50 7.76%
Abby Finkenauer(D) $510,433.79 $429,354.16 84.12% $35,307.00 8.22%
Elissa Slotkin (D) $1,008,296.17 $880,282.11 87.30% $76,009.78 8.63%
Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D) $803,875.30 $720,117.00 89.58% $77,048.00 10.70%
Lauren Underwood (D) $785,054.66 $606,567.28 77.26% $67,802.64 11.18%
Lucy McBath (D) $852,067.87 $595,127.82 69.85% $67,246.96 11.30%
Xochitl Torres Small (D) $740,294.03 $600,433.03 81.11% $69,325.00 11.55%
Katie Porter (D) $1,106,710.25 $773,992.24 69.94% $105,165.00 13.59%
Steven Horsford(D) $321,106.58 $299,119.14 93.15% $41,111.75 13.74%
Kelly Armstrong(R) $31,808.75 $29,043.75 91.31% $4,000.00 13.77%
Chuy García (D) $116,911.09 $102,467.00 87.65% $14,300.00 13.96%
Elaine Luria (D) $626,140.75 $549,765.38 87.80% $77,838.70 14.16%
Greg Steube (R) $67,179.00 $66,750.00 99.36% $9,600.00 14.38%
Dan Crenshaw(R) $934,942.34 $722,237.73 77.25% $104,285.00 14.44%
Angie Craig (D) $489,326.93 $397,086.45 81.15% $57,945.66 14.59%
Jared Golden (D) $373,097.56 $272,273.05 72.98% $39,822.48 14.63%
Greg Pence (R) $372,024.92 $130,370.50 35.04% $19,185.00 14.72%
David Trone (D) $118,713.50 $116,920.00 98.49% $17,500.00 14.97%
Andy Kim (D) $894,830.09 $757,055.24 84.60% $116,658.03 15.41%
Kim Schrier (D) $874,771.19 $759,192.50 86.79% $123,315.00 16.24%
Jason Crow (D) $726,335.19 $684,702.59 94.27% $121,412.50 17.73%
Antonio Delgado(D) $1,246,283.06 $1,113,731.28 89.36% $211,584.90 19.00%
Ann Kirkpatrick(D) $287,640.53 $211,797.48 73.63% $40,512.70 19.13%
Abigail Spanberger (D) $825,522.76 $672,998.41 81.52% $136,372.19 20.26%
Chip Roy (R) $502,204.08 $400,561.68 79.76% $86,014.00 21.47%
Van Taylor (R) $460,101.18 $451,135.18 98.05% $98,403.00 21.81%
Deb Haaland (D) $291,785.00 $259,050.14 88.78% $56,844.15 21.94%
Jim Hagedorn (R) $251,080.85 $232,460.85 92.58% $56,205.85 24.18%
Haley Stevens (D) $920,865.63 $807,461.19 87.69% $202,638.20 25.10%
Jim Baird (R) $14,125.00 $12,850.00 90.97% $3,500.00 27.24%
Anthony Gonzalez(R) $202,867.65 $195,425.64 96.33% $56,150.00 28.73%
Russ Fulcher (R) $23,412.00 $21,700.00 92.69% $6,450.00 29.72%
Anthony Brindisi(D) $591,627.59 $495,777.36 83.80% $149,782.36 30.21%
Ayanna Pressley(D) $312,985.29 $248,280.78 79.33% $75,482.00 30.40%
Sharice Davids(D) $643,902.57 $510,287.26 79.25% $160,247.59 31.40%
Jahana Hayes (D) $321,566.17 $240,832.36 74.89% $77,497.00 32.18%
Chrissy Houlahan(D) $501,713.67 $451,162.18 89.92% $146,122.84 32.39%
Cindy Axne (D) $641,431.92 $541,935.18 84.49% $175,809.96 32.44%
Denver Riggleman (R) $115,289.80 $88,935.00 77.14% $29,000.00 32.61%
Bryan Steil (R) $413,826.96 $371,915.78 89.87% $123,502.38 33.21%
Jennifer Wexton(D) $738,706.93 $652,496.66 88.33% $222,848.66 34.15%
Susie Lee (D) $594,593.86 $559,914.45 94.17% $194,685.20 34.77%
Mikie Sherrill (D) $735,156.28 $630,634.87 85.78% $222,515.32 35.28%
Ron Wright (R) $25,744.00 $25,450.00 98.86% $9,100.00 35.76%
Dan Meuser (R) $58,945.00 $57,500.00 97.55% $20,850.00 36.26%
Dean Phillips (D) $368,971.21 $322,445.50 87.39% $117,687.50 36.50%
Pete Stauber (R) $248,390.57 $204,844.87 82.47% $77,539.87 37.85%
Andy Levin (D) $72,648.11 $62,939.51 86.64% $24,314.51 38.63%
Chris Pappas (D) $397,280.19 $346,052.65 87.11% $134,811.00 38.96%
Guy Reschenthaler (R) $159,915.37 $92,962.00 58.13% $36,325.00 39.08%
Sean Casten (D) $711,623.71 $557,797.91 78.38% $218,961.20 39.25%
Greg Stanton (D) $244,635.67 $220,262.07 90.04% $87,482.85 39.72%
Mike Levin (D) $687,264.84 $575,308.89 83.71% $234,085.14 40.69%
Tom Malinowski(D) $930,251.46 $837,319.51 90.01% $342,988.50 40.96%
Lori Trahan (D) $512,259.11 $512,259.11 100.00% $216,498.92 42.26%
Donna Shalala (D) $553,638.60 $543,580.36 98.18% $232,725.36 42.81%
Madeleine Dean(D) $85,719.93 $70,318.00 82.03% $30,568.00 43.47%
Harley Rouda (D) $752,720.59 $665,979.51 88.48% $290,811.38 43.67%
Kendra Horn (D) $709,274.10 $587,073.61 82.77% $259,028.14 44.12%
Ross Spano (R) $153,105.00 $152,578.00 99.66% $70,178.00 45.99%
Steve Watkins (R) $129,128.67 $125,299.67 97.03% $59,899.67 47.81%
Joe Neguse (D) $303,243.93 $282,601.00 93.19% $135,826.00 48.06%
Colin Allred (D) $885,191.08 $835,283.96 94.36% $402,298.62 48.16%
William Timmons(R) $72,600.00 $72,300.00 99.59% $39,450.00 54.56%
Ben Cline (R) $131,142.00 $116,700.00 88.99% $66,200.00 56.73%
Joe Cunningham(D) $1,167,957.55 $1,044,744.28 89.45% $605,589.50 57.97%
Jeff Van Drew (D) $431,116.33 $413,768.76 95.98% $241,158.76 58.28%
Mark Green (R) $170,967.70 $170,967.70 100.00% $102,338.70 59.86%
Lizzie Pannill Fletcher (D) $828,585.72 $776,808.00 93.75% $466,978.08 60.11%
Carol Miller (R) $63,469.78 $62,100.00 97.84% $41,130.50 66.23%
John Rose (R) $222,280.00 $219,800.00 98.88% $160,200.00 72.88%
John Joyce (R) $111,178.62 $108,150.00 97.28% $85,750.00 79.29%
Ed Case (D) $26,383.00 $20,150.00 76.37% $16,150.00 80.15%
Michael Guest (R) $100,768.32 $97,682.52 96.94% $81,450.00 83.38%
Veronica Escobar(D) $139,776.83 $132,345.20 94.68% $113,645.20 85.87%
Tim Burchett (R) $236,254.00 $216,585.00 91.67% $196,250.00 90.61%
Dusty Johnson(R) $152,541.00 $137,050.00 89.84% $129,250.00 94.31%

Source: Federal Election Commission and https://ziplook.house.gov/zip/ziplook.html 

Top DCCC Staffers Quit Amid Growing Concerns over ‘Diversity’


Written by Hannah Bleau | 

URL of the original posting site: https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/07/30/top-dccc-staffers-quit-amid-growing-concerns-over-diversity/

U.S. Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., speaks during the Polk County Democrats Steak Fry, Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has been under intense pressure amid growing concerns over diversity that saw top staffers resign Monday after those conflicts boiled over into the public arena.

DCCC Chairwoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) has been facing complaints from Congressional Black Caucus and Congressional Hispanic Caucus members who have been unhappy with the lack of minority representation within the DCCC.

“There is not one person of color — black or brown, that I’m aware of — at any position of authority or decision making in the DCCC,” Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH) said. “It is shocking, it is shocking, and something needs to be done about it.”

Bustos flew back to Washington D.C.  to hold an emergency meeting to address the internal strife within the organization. Tensions boiled over, and DCCC executive director Allison Jaslow quit during the meeting.

Politico reported:

At the beginning of the meeting, Jaslow resigned and left the session immediately. The meeting — which was described by several sources as spirited and pointed — lasted more than an hour and a half.

“When I was in eighth grade, I decided that my life would be dedicated to serving my country. I did that first in uniform but since have tried to be a force of good in our politics,” Jaslow, an Iraq War veteran, said in a statement later. “And sometimes selfless service means having the courage to take a bow for the sake of the mission — especially when the stakes are so high.”

Tensions continued to boil over, and the domino effect continued:

And in the next 10 hours, much of the senior staff was out: Jared Smith, the communications director and another Bustos ally; Melissa Miller, a top DCCC communications aide; Molly Ritner, political director; Nick Pancrazio, deputy executive director; and Van Ornelas, the DCCC’s director of diversity.

Jacqui Newman, the chief operating officer for the campaign arm, will serve as interim executive director and facilitate the search for a permanent replacement, Bustos said in a statement late Monday.

According to the Hill, one lawmaker called Monday evening’s mass shakeup a “Monday Night Massacre.”

Cheri campaigned as all things to all people, telling blue dogs one thing, telling progressives another. So inevitably once in office she would disappoint them,” the lawmaker added.

Bustos said that it was a “sobering day filled with tough conversations” and promised to put the DCCC “back on path to protect and expand our majority, with a staff that truly reflects the diversity of our Democratic caucus and our party.”

The high tensions within the DCCC mirror the bigger power struggle between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and the far-left members of the “Squad” – Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) – who aim to move the Democrat Party farther left in terms of ideology and self-imposed racial-based quotas. However, moderate Democrats worry that the extreme left-wing flank will alienate moderate voters and cost them crucial elections.

This was not the first time Bustos has faced criticism for being too “moderate.”

As Breitbart News reported:

In January, Bustos received push back from groups such as the Justice Democrats who said she needs to support more progressive policies.

“We do not support Cheri Bustos as leader of the DCCC,” said spokesman Waleed Shahid. “Bustos has not supported progressive policies like Medicare for All, free college, a Green New Deal, or ending private prisons and immigration detention facilities.”

Justice Democrats also criticized her for receiving campaign funds mostly from corporate political action committees and not small donors, according to USA Today.

Bustos did not respond to Politico‘s request for comment.

‘The Squad’ revives feud with Pelosi: Be aware when you ‘single us out’ that we’re ‘women of color’


Written By Joseph A. Wulfsohn | Fox News

Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich, Ilhan Omar, D-Minn, and Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass, often referred to as “The Squad,” sat down with “CBS This Morning” host Gayle King on Tuesday as the House voted to formally condemn Trump over tweets that Democrats labeled as racist.

King asked the congresswomen if they’ve been in contact with Pelosi.

“Our teams are in communication,” Ocasio-Cortez responded.

“But shouldn’t you be meeting face-to-face?” King asked.

“She’s the new member, not the speaker,” Tlaib interjected. “She has every right to sit down with her at any moment, any time with any of us. She is Speaker of the House. She can ask for a meeting to sit down with us for clarification.”

Tlaib continued, “Acknowledge the fact that we are women of color, so when you do single us out, be aware of that and what you’re doing, especially because some of us are getting death threats, because some of us are being singled out because of our backgrounds, because of our experiences and so forth.”

King followed up with Ocasio-Cortez, asking if she was “interested in having a conversation with Pelosi, which Ocasio-Cortez responded, “Absolutely.”

Last week, the four congresswomen had an ongoing public spat with Pelosi, which got very heated after Ocasio-Cortez suggested that the speaker was “singling out” them because they were “women of color.” Pelosi previously dismissed their vocal opposition to the House’s approval for border funding.

Their feud, however, seemed to have evaporated on Sunday after Trump targeted them on Twitter, suggesting they should “go back” to the countries they came from despite how three of the four congresswomen were born in the U.S. and all four of them are U.S. citizens.

Trump’s tweets were formally condemned by the House, resulting in a 240-187 vote. Four Republican lawmakers joined the Democrats, including Reps Will Hurd, R-Texas, Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Penn., Fred Upton, R-Mich., and Susan Brooks, R-Ind., as well as Rep. Justin Amash, I-Mich.

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Reporter Catches Extremely Disturbing Behavior from Linda Sarsour’s Apparent Bodyguard


Reported By Malachi Bailey | Published March 7, 2019 at 1:02pm

Linda Sarsour, a far-left activist and known anti-Semite, turned her bodyguard on a reporter who asked about Israel’s right to exist at Sarsour’s rally for Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar. Sarsour’s rally for Omar, who is known for her anti-Semitic tweets about “hook-nosed Jews,” was held in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. Like the freshman congresswoman, Sarsour is notoriously anti-Semitic and known to have ties to radical Islamic groups.

And of course, Sarsour is a supporter of the “one-state solution” in the Middle East, which means the far-left activist wants to get rid of the Jewish state.

Considering Sarsour’s notoriety as founder of the Women’s March movement, known anti-Semitism and outspoken support for Omar, it makes sense why a reporter would confront her about her radical stance on Israel.

“Linda, do you believe the state of Israel has a right to exist?” a reporter asked Sarsour on Wednesday.

“We’ll answer questions later after the press conference,” Sarsour said. “I’ll be happy to answer them.”

The reporter patiently waited until after the press conference, but Sarsour’s apparent bodyguards blocked him from asking questions. As the bodyguards stopped the reporter from confronting Sarsour, he asked, “Why are you guys pushing me here?” The bodyguard repeatedly asked the reporter, “Why are you here?” and brought up anti-Semitic stereotypes about Jewish money. “Do you work for Israel? How much do you get paid? Do they pay you enough?” the bodyguard angrily asked.

The bodyguard’s comments were eerily similar to the comments made about Jewish “lobbyists” from Omar last month.

This is what the face of the new Democratic Party looks like; a growing portion of Democrats now support radical Islam and have a disdain for Jewish people. And don’t be tricked into thinking it’s only a few radicals on the left. Omar isn’t only supported by Sarsour — the representative also has the backing of her freshman colleague, Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Ocasio-Cortez, who is immensely popular in far-left circles, made it clear that she isn’t bothered by Omar’s anti-Semitism. Omar and Ocasio-Cortez might not publicly support radicals like Sarsour, but they definitely have the support of radicals, and that’s evidence enough of the representatives’ extremist dog whistling.

Democrats should be concerned because their party is being taken over by a coalition of extreme socialists and radical Islam sympathizers.

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‘Superman’ Does Simple Math, Rips Apart Congresswoman’s Minimum-Wage Example


Reported By C. Douglas Golden | Published February 9, 2019 at 8:50am

Whenever one sees that Rep. Ilhan Omar has gone viral these days, the odds are better than not that it involves some sort of gaffe. And while a clip of the Minnesota Democrat decrying the wages that McDonald’s workers receive initially went viral because it made her liberal fans happy, it quickly became apparent she had no idea what she was talking about. In fact, her economics were so off that actor Dean Cain — who may have played Superman but certainly isn’t Milton Friedman when it comes to the dismal science — was able to rip it to shreds.

The clip in question came Thursday when Terrence Wise — a Missouri McDonald’s shift manager who has been active in the “Fight for $15” movement — was being questioned by Omar during congressional testimony.

“So the median pay for a McDonald’s worker was $7,000 in 2017,” she said. “And that is the pay gap between the CEO that’s making $21.8 (million) to the $7,000 that a worker who has put in 40 hours a (week) gets paid.

“To me, that just morally does not sit well.”

Omar posted the clip on Twitter along with a stronger statement: “This is a moral outrage. We need a $15 minimum wage so that no one is paid a poverty wage.”

Cain, an outspoken conservative, noticed a few problems with this proposition.

“At $11/hr. your math ain’t making any sense,” he tweeted. “Unless that dude works only 15 weeks of a year. And flipping burgers not quite the same as being CEO.”

First, a good reason those numbers don’t sound right: The median pay for a McDonald’s worker isn’t determined by the pay for a worker in the United States.

Omar likely got the statistic from a May 7, 2018, Associated Press story on the pay gap between CEOs and employees: “McDonald’s Corp. CEO Steve Easterbrook was paid almost $22 million last year, while the company’s median employee received around $7,000 annually. The fast-food company has the largest ratio in Illinois at 3,101 to 1.”

Denuded from the context was just what a “median employee” was.

“McDonald’s defines a median employee as a part-time hourly restaurant crew member in Poland, where wages are lower than in the U.S. and it didn’t use any of the exclusions allowed,” the AP story continued.

“Companies, like McDonald’s, with global workforces and that rely on part-time or temporary employees tend to have higher pay gaps. Easterbrook’s pay is also based on company performance, and the company’s value grew $36 billion last year.”

Even the AP’s wording was somewhat misleading, but Omar’s remarks went well beyond that — saying that someone working 40 hours a week at $11 an hour would end up with that $7,000. It didn’t take long for Twitter to pile on.

For the record, $11 an hour times 40 hours per week times 52 weeks in a year equals $22,880, not $7,000.

While this probably isn’t Omar’s worst gaffe thus far (I think her tweet about the poor Black Hebrew Israelites — members of a racist organization — getting harassed by Covington Catholic High School has to take the cake), this is certainly up there. Surely someone on her staff could have run the numbers?

But that’s the thing about the new Democrats. They operate by a motto that’s an inverse of conservative commentator Ben Shapiro’s trademark phrase: Feelings don’t care about your facts. Liberals feel for low-wage workers and don’t like CEOs, no matter how much low-wage workers are worth to a company or how much value CEOs may add.

Therefore, these numbers might be wrong, but they don’t feel wrong.

It’s the same way they know that $15 is the perfect minimum wage. This isn’t from studies, mind you (which show a $15 minimum wage kills jobs, especially given automation), but seemingly from the fact that it’s a nice, round number and the “Fight for $15” is alliterative.

With logic like that, we should get ready to see a lot of this from Omar in the coming years. More’s the pity.

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Minnesota Muslim Congressional Candidate Fundraises With Hamas-linked CAIR In California


Reported by Robert Spencer

URL of the original posting site: https://freedomoutpost.com/minnesota-muslim-congressional-candidate-fundraises-with-hamas-linked-cair-in-california/

CAIR is an unindicted co-conspirator in a Hamas terror funding case — so named by the Justice Department. CAIR officials have repeatedly refused to denounce Hamas and Hezbollah as terrorist groups. Several former CAIR officials have been convicted of various crimes related to jihad terror. CAIR’s cofounder and longtime Board chairman (Omar Ahmad), as well as its chief spokesman (Ibrahim Hooper), have made Islamic supremacist statements about how Islamic law should be imposed in the U.S. (Ahmad denies this, but the original reporter stands by her story.) CAIR chapters frequently distribute pamphlets telling Muslims not to cooperate with law enforcement. CAIR has opposed virtually every anti-terror measure that has been proposed or implemented and has been declared a terror organization by the United Arab Emirates. Ayloush himself, in 2017called for the overthrow of the U.S. government.

But fundraising with Hamas-linked CAIR is not career suicide for Ilhan Omar, although if a conservative candidate appeared with an analogous group as unsavory as CAIR, it would be. Omar is vying to succeed Keith Ellison, who has never shied away from CAIR, and never suffered any political fallout for his connections to the organization. CAIR raised large amounts of for Ellison’s first campaign, and he has spoken at numerous CAIR events. This is an indication of how topsy-turvy our political discourse is today.

“Ilhan Omar Fundraises With CAIR In Southern California,” by John Gilmore, Alpha News, August 6, 2018:

House ethics violator and Islamofascist Rep. Ilhan Omar apparently spent the penultimate weekend before the DFL primary for CD 5 not in the district of the Minnesotans she claims to want to represent in Congress, but with her co-religionists and terrorist affiliated CAIR in a three city fundraising tour of Southern California.

A Facebook posting by Hussam Ayloush, Executive Director of CAIR, greater Los Angeles chapter dated August 5, show three photos of Omar in what looks like a nicely furnished private residence. He wrote:

“In Anheim (sic), with future Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. CAIR-CA PAC is hosting three events for the MN candidate in SoCal. Ilhan is a genuine advocate for justice and equality. Help elect a principled and intelligent candidate, and the first Muslim Somali American Hijabi woman! (Breaking a lot of barriers)” This is followed by a link, sponsored by Act Blue, to Omar’s Congressional online fundraising site.

In another Facebook post, dated the previous day, Ayloush wrote:

“Dozens of Muslims are running for office and many have a good chance to be elected. They are good candidates with a good record on rights and liberty. If you want to challenge Islamophobia, bigotry, and injustice in out country, then help support those candidates. Your contribution can make a big difference.

One such candidate is Ilhan Omar who is running for Congress in Minnesota for the seat vacated by Rep. Keith Ellison.

Ilhan is a solid rights activist and has a great chance to win. She is visiting Socal this week seeking our community’s support.

We will not let her down. Insha Allah.

Let me know if you are interested in attending any of the three events that the CAIR-CA PAC is hosting for her in Anaheim, Corona, and Covina.

Let’s send Trump and his Islamophobic friends a few nice gifts this election season. Imagine, a Muslim Governor, a few Muslim members of Congress, …This might cure his Islamophobia for good. :)”…

Omar presents herself as just another liberal in a hijab. In fact, she’s in service to CAIR and it’s objectives. Minnesotans should be fully informed about her true nature before making the mistake of sending her to the United States Congress.

Article posted with permission from Robert Spencer

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