The left is taking Stacey Abrams’s Georgia gubernatorial bid extremely seriously. They are treating her race as a national race. So must we.
Stacey Abrams’s 75%/23% landslide victory in the May 22 Georgia Democratic Gubernatorial primary should be a massive wake-up call to Peach State Republicans and conservatives, and more importantly to the national GOP.
Stacey Abrams will be a formidable opponent in the November election.
“We are writing the next chapter of Georgia history, where no one is unseen, no one is unheard and no one is uninspired,” Abrams told supporters in Atlanta Tuesday night at her victory party. “Now let’s go get it done.”
Stacey Abrams is not just a threat because of her own considerable talents. The Georgia State Senator is the protege of San Francisco Democratic power broker Steve Phillips and his wife Susan Sandler, daughter of multi-billionaire bankers Herb and the late Marion Sandler. Sandler money is a foundation of PowerPAC+ and Steve Phillips’ vehicle for electing as many far left “candidates of color” across the country as possible.
Stacey Abrams, Steve Phillips
Susan Sandler put $1 million of her own money behind Abrams’ campaign and personally recruited other big donors who committed to another another $1 million.
Phillips and Sandler want to flip red state Georgia blue and see Abrams’s campaign as a doorway to that goal.
“The upset election of Doug Jones in the Alabama Senate race in December gave a glimpse of a new electoral equation,” Sandler wrote in a memo to potential Abrams supporters. “If we elect Stacey, we will show that we know how to win in the South without compromising our principles and beliefs.”
Steve Phillips has been honored by the Democratic Socialists of America-controlled Midwest Academy as “one of the architects of the victory in Alabama.”
Sandler and Phillips helped fuel the large voter turnout in the Alabama Senate race. They plan to use the same strategies: a mix of door-to-door outreach, phone calls and advertising to turn the tide on the Georgia governor race.
African Americans make up about 30% of the electorate in Georgia. Sandler and Phillips want some 80,000 black voters to back Abrams in the primary. They plan to hire 250 to help them push the campaign.
Phillips and many of his PowerPAC+ comrades were active in the Rainbow Coalition that coalesced behind Jesse Jackson in his 1984 and 1988 bids for the Democratic Presidential nomination.
Phillips has updated Jackson’s strategy for the new millenia. Cultivating and harvesting the progressive/minority vote, ignoring white “swing” voters, is the emerging Democratic party strategy. Steve Phillips and PowerPAC+ have used the Rainbow Coalition approach to elect Cory Booker as Senator of New Jersey and Kamala Harris to the US Senate from California.
Cory Booker, PowerPAC+, 2014
Kamala Harris PowerPAC+, 2012
Cory Booker campaigned for Doug jones in Alabama. Both Kamala Harris and Booker campaigned for Stacy Abrams in Georgia.
Another PowerPAC+ beneficiary, former Ohio state Senator, now president of the nationwide Bernie Sanders support organization Our Revolution, also traveled to Georgia to support Stacey Abrams.
Nina Turner PowePAC+
Our Revolution is completely infiltrated, all over the country, by Democratic Socialists of America. Metro Atlanta DSA is about 400 strong. There are also DSA chapters in the Athens and Augusta areas. Neighboring Tennessee, Alabama and Northern Florida DSA chapters can also contribute several hundred doorknockers, phone bankers and donors to the Abrams campaign.
DSA recently helped elect Randall Woodfin as Mayor of Birmingham, Alabama and ultra-radical Chokwe Lumumba to the Mayoralty of Jackson, Mississippi. The left is gearing up to make the South “blue” again.
Stacey Abrams is an old friend of Metro Atlanta DSA. They may not publicly endorse her, but you can guarantee they will support her campaign.
PowerPAC+ allies and DSA played played a large role in turning once red Virginia to almost blue. Both organizations can take huge credit for Democrat Doug Jones’ Senate victory in Alabama.
Both organizations are throwing huge resurces into the Republican’s soft underbelly in the South and the Southwest. They are particularly targeting North Carolina, Florida, Arizona, Texas and Georgia – all Red States with large Black and Latino populations, who tend towards low voter turnout. PowerPAC+ and DSA are going after the minority vote in a huge way. If they can flip vulnerable North Carolina and Florida in 2018, and then Arizona and Georgia in 2020, that is the end of the Trump presidency. That is also the end of the GOP as a national force.
The Republicans must treat the Georgia gubernatorial race as a national battle with huge longterm ramifications. They must pour significant money into the race and thousands of on the ground workers into this battle.
The left is taking Stacey Abrams’ Georgia gubernatorial bid extremely seriously. They are treating her race as a national race. So must we.
Now, we can’t know if this is a ‘to-do’ list for himself or those of his staff, but an Associated Press photographer captured an interesting photo.
So, let’s go down the list shall we?
#7 Meet IG: There are several that have been published recently with regard to the State Department. They include: Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Pacific Eagle, a Fraud Alert and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. (The Freedom’s Sentinel is a quarterly report) Click here to see those IG reports.
#8 Jim Donovan: Last year, Donovan was on the short list to be Deputy Treasury Secretary and withdrew his name. He is a managing director and partner at Goldman Sachs and has close ties to Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney.
#9 Call Lavrov: Well, we should all know him, he is the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia. Now this is an interesting call because Lavrov is on his way to visit the DPRK, you know lil Kim Jung-Un and Lavrov have been nurturing a relationship with Zohrab Mnatsakanyan, the Foreign Minister of Armenia. Or how about telling Lavrov, “Hey dude, this meddling thing and propaganda gig against the U.S. comes with consequences.”
#10 Mexico Ambassador: This could have a couple of options. a) Our National Guard on the border, b) The U.S ambassador to Mexico resigned in March and we presently don’t have one. Under consideration is Edward Whitacre Jr., a former CEO at General Motors and AT&T. Whitacre has also worked previously with Carlos Slim, Mexico’s richest man.
#12 Robert Reilly: Reilly has a long history at the State Department and in global media. He is a conservative and a senior policy fellow at the America Foreign Policy Council, The Claremont Institute. He was part of the Information Strategy Office at the Pentagon as well as a senior advisor on Operation Iraqi Freedom.
#13 Need help…no idea.
#14 Diversity Data….hummm.
Could bad math have us skipping to #20? Sam Feist: Well, perhaps Pompeo has a whole truck load of stuff to discuss with Sam. He is the Senior Vice President, Washington Bureau Chief for CNN.
Meanwhile: Pompeo says Singapore is “still” a go, cites “the preparations for our historic meeting with North Korea, still scheduled for June 12. We have a generational opportunity to solve a major national security challenge.” “We are clear-eyed about the regime’s history. It’s time to solve this once and for all. A bad deal is not an option. The American people are counting on us to get this right. If the right deal is not on the table, we will respectfully walk away.”
Pompeo assumed a similarly hard line on resuming talks with Iran, promising to “apply unprecedented financial pressure” and suggesting that economic sanctions are just one of several measures the United States will use against the regime in Tehran. To achieve a new nuclear deal, he added, Iran “simply needs to change its behavior.”
He did not back off the Trump administration’s threat to apply sanctions to European companies that do business with Iran, saying companies must wind down operations in Iran or else face penalties and promised lawmakers that: “We will come back to you seeking further authority” for additional measures to squeeze Tehran.
But the hearing turned combative as Democrats challenged Pompeo for presenting Congress with a State Department budget that maintains deep cuts to diplomatic and developmental activities — a budget that Rep. Eliot L. Engel (NY), the ranking Democrat on the foreign affairs panel, called “insulting” and predicted that Congress would reject. More here.
It’s happened again… this time in China. An American government employee who is stationed in southern China is now showing signs of possible brain injury after reporting disturbing sounds and sensations, the State Department said on Wednesday. This is eerily similar to incidents out of Cuba. When they first started happening in Cuba, I said that it was some type of weapon, probably from the Russians or the Chinese and here we are. This employee is suffering now from the same ailments as the individuals in Cuba experienced. The question is… we removed most of our diplomats from Cuba over this, will we do so in China?
The State Department warning was issued through the United States Consulate in Guangzhou, a city in southern China. Americans were advised to seek medical attention if they felt similar symptoms. No other cases have been reported… yet. Someone is obviously targeting American diplomats and it is happening in countries that are unfriendly to us. They are using our people as guinea pigs. “A U.S. government employee in China recently reported subtle and vague, but abnormal, sensations of sound and pressure,” the health alert said. “We do not currently know what caused the reported symptoms and we are not aware of any similar situations in China, either inside or outside of the diplomatic community.” You can bet they know exactly what is going on here and aren’t saying.
The employee, who was working in Guangzhou, “reported experiencing a variety of physical symptoms” from late 2017 until April, Jinnie Lee, a spokeswoman for the United States Embassy in Beijing, said in an emailed response to questions. So, this has been going on for awhile in tandem with Cuba. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday that medical teams were heading to Guangzhou to address the issue. “The medical indications are very similar and entirely consistent with the medical indications that have taken place to Americans working in Cuba,” he said.
This does not bode well for our relations with China. Yesterday, North Korea wobbled on the summit meeting with President Trump. It’s rumored that China and Iran are behind the change of heart there. And now the Pentagon has disinvited China from an international military exercise over its militarization of islands in the South China Sea.
The American embassy in China was told today “that the clinical findings of this evaluation matched mild traumatic brain injury,” according to Ms. Lee, who said she could not reveal any more details to protect the employee’s privacy. Mild traumatic brain injury can show up as headache, dizziness, nausea, poor memory and a general foggy sensation. The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs did not immediately answer faxed questions about the ill American, but Pompeo said the Trump administration had asked the Chinese government for assistance in an investigation, “and they have committed to honoring their commitments under the Vienna convention.” Sure they have, just like the Cubans did.
The Vienna convention requires that countries protect diplomats stationed in their nations. Of course, everything is ruled by plausible deniability, isn’t it? So far, our government is not accusing the Chinese of foul play here. But I think it is pretty clear they are suspected of it. Americans already bristle at dealing with communists… this isn’t going to assuage anyone’s trepidation over trade, military dealings or sovereignty. Both countries where the attacks have taken place are communist.
In late 2016, diplomats posted to the United States Embassy in Havana began complaining of hearing strange, wrenching noises and suffering symptoms like headaches, dizziness and loss of hearing. A total of 24 Americans were confirmed as suffering from the attacks, most of them diplomats and some diplomats’ spouses. We still don’t know the cause, but I contend it is sonic weaponry of some sort. The United States has expelled at least 17 Cuban diplomats to underscore its view that Cuba bears some responsibility. Will we follow suit with the Chinese? Unlikely as they hold a ton of our debt. Cuba and China of course are denying any involvement… it’s the Schultz defense… “I know nothing!”
Senator Marco Rubio frequently dismissed the notion that Cuba could have been unaware of what American diplomats termed an “attack.” “The idea that someone could put together some sort of action against them, 24 of them, and the Cuban government not know who did it, it’s just impossible,” Rubio said in a Senate hearing in January. I could not agree more. Rubio also joins in my belief that Russia or China are behind these attacks.
Approximately 2,000 US employees are stationed in China. Diplomats based in the country are probably among the most closely watched by Chinese security services. The Chinese fear spies because that is what they do. The State Department is not taking chances. “While in China, if you experience any unusual acute auditory or sensory phenomena accompanied by unusual sounds or piercing noises, do not attempt to locate their source,” the notice from the consulate said. “Instead, move to a location where the sounds are not present.” Yeah, that’s not exactly helpful or proactive. I suggest they find the source and fast before it’s used on our military or an American population center.
The United States Consulate in Guangzhou, China. The State Department said a government employee posted in the city had reported “subtle and vague, but abnormal, sensations of sound and pressure.”CreditU.S. Department of State
Minutes after awakening this morning, my wife Mary read me this disturbing headline from her phone, “Condoms Required at Scouts’ 24th World Jamboree”. https://bit.ly/2kiCZcp My mind immediately went back years ago to when LGBTQ activists demanded that the Boy Scouts of America accept openly homosexual leaders. LGBTQ activists claimed homosexuals did not intend to change the scouts. They simply wanted to be included. I remember a deceived parent on Facebook saying if the Boy Scouts did not surrender to permitting openly gay scout masters she would remove her son from the intolerant, bigoted hate group.
Mary read out loud from the article that outrageously, the rules demand that condoms be distributed to the under-age kids during the 12 day camping event. My thoughts went to the movie “Planet of the Apes” at the end when Charleston Heston’s character said, “You maniacs! You blew it up! Damn you…damn you all to hell!” https://bit.ly/2IFDK9Q
In 1910, Lord Robert Baden-Powell founded the Boys Scouts Association. In his book, “Scouting for Boys”, Baden-Powell stated his purpose for the organization. https://bit.ly/1L2n6AA
“We aim for the practice of Christianity in their everyday life and dealings, and not merely the profession of theology on Sundays…”
All these years later, wimpy spineless officials and administrators have allowed political correctness and LGBTQ activists to blow up Baden-Powell’s vision; corrupting yet another once great Christian organization. Yes, I am extremely angry.
All who sounded the alarm that allowing promoters of homosexuality into the Christian based organization would change the Boy Scouts were branded paranoid haters. Meanwhile, LGBTQ activists have forced the Boy Scouts to change the original Scout Oath.
“On my honor, I will do my best. To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight.”
What awesome and upright principles. Imagine how wonderful our country would be if more men lived by this creed. LGBTQ activists have intimidated the Scouts into removing “morally straight” from the Scout Oath. https://bit.ly/2s0xZNI
LGBTQ activists have forced Baden-Powell’s organization to drop “boy” from its name and admit girls in 2019. https://fxn.ws/2FErSTm
Will someone please tell me what was hateful or mean about boy scouts and girl scouts having separate organizations? Do y’all know LGBTQ activists seek to erase the gender line between male and female? Public school teachers are forced to address elementary students as “eagles” rather than boys and girls. https://bit.ly/2J3iBdi
Folks, I am so sick of mainstream people in power cowering to LGBTQ activists. When will someone have the courage to tell these people no? I vow to slap the next Christian who tells me we need to be more passive and loving. I’m kidding. But look where passivity has gotten us.
SOGI laws (Sexual Orientation Gender Identity) https://herit.ag/2rZvBqj mandate that LGBTQ lessons be implemented in every grade (pre-K thru 12) and every subject. Math questions begin with two guys enter a gay bar. In public schools, LGBTQ lessons include BDSM, anal sex, asphyxiation, gender-bending and rimming. https://bit.ly/2rZtPFF Does this sound as insane to you as it does to me? And yet, this vile brainwashing and robbery of our kids’ innocence continues unabated beneath the national radar.
Whitney Houston was correct when she sang, “I believe the children are our future.” https://bit.ly/1pVwo1V If we keep allowing leftists to confiscate our children, game over. Our future as a great nation is lost.
Years ago, LGBTQ activists beat the crap out of me in the media for asking this question. Rather than forcing the Boys Scouts to abandon its Christian roots, why wouldn’t homosexuals start their own youth organization? What is stopping pedophiles who run NAMBLA (North American Man/Boy Love Association) https://bit.ly/1JjwgnY from starting a scouting program? LGBTQ activists branded me a hater for asking this logical question.
The truth is LGBTQ activists are on a mission to destroy Christian institutions; to force Christians to “approve” their lifestyle. LGBTQ activists seek to force Christians to betray Jesus by kneeling in worship to their false god of depravity. Leftists are working to create a godless America in which anything goes sexually. Everywhere you turn you can see evidence of leftists’ removing traditional Godly principles and values which have made America great. It sickens me whenever I see politicians and people in power caving to LGBTQ activists’ demands.
In 1962, we caved to leftists’ demand to remove prayer from public schools. Schools have progressively transformed from institutions of discipline and learning to hellholes of violence, daycare for parents in middle school, drug abuse, disrespect for authority and students graduating unable to read their dilemmas. https://bit.ly/2J31Cb2 Meanwhile, we keep allowing leftists to have their way.
What great Christian institution, traditional value or principle will LGBTQ/leftists target next for destruction?
The good news is I am seeing signs of more Americans pushing back against LGBTQ/leftists bullying. https://bit.ly/2wZ9OUG
Oh how I long to see the spirit of John Wayne reborn in an American leader with true grit. Oh wait, we have that in Donald Trump. Still, America needs more leaders with backbone to tell LGBTQ/leftists no.
The majority of my fellow black friends, family and associates are low-info voters. They look at me in stunned disbelief when I tell them that every negative thing they believe about conservatives/Republicans is true of leftists/Democrats.
For example: Leftists say conservatives are intolerant. In reality, leftists are the ones totally intolerant of opposing views. Fake news media is not reporting that leftist operatives are physically beating up people and pushing legislation to jail people who will not submit to leftists’ anti-God and anti-America agendas. In essence, leftists are repealing our constitutional right to free speech.
Recently, a dozen Cheesecake Factory employees approached the table of a young black customer. Incredibly, the employees harassed and threaten to punch the restaurant’s patron in his face for wearing a MAGA hat. https://bit.ly/2Ip1Tl3
Can you believe that folks? Had the employees attacked a customer wearing a Black Lives Matter or homosexual rainbow logo hat, outraged leftists would demand that the Cheesecake Factory fire the employees immediately. By the way, the courageous young black customer has a good reason to support Trump. Black unemployment is at an all-time low. https://washex.am/2rkgpDW
With leftist college professors condoning violence to silence politically incorrect speech https://cbsloc.al/2rK5weY , a disturbing 19% of college students believe they have the moral high ground to physically assault people who express opinions they don’t like. https://bit.ly/2xdVIxM So it is not surprising that seniors and veterans https://bit.ly/2GnqwMS have been brutalized for wearing “Make America Great Again” attire. A 9 year old was harassed and banned from wearing his MAGA hat to school. https://abc30.tv/1VCfnMZ
Leftists put out narratives on various issues and then socially and physically beat the crap out of anyone who dares to challenge what leftists deem true.
Enraged leftists descended upon my wife with furious anger on Facebook for daring to say stats prove cops do not routinely murder blacks. Data confirms that blacks are the ones murdering blacks in record numbers in urban democrat strongholds. https://bit.ly/2ogopV9 Leftists quickly attacked my wife to defend their evil lie which has led to Black Lives Matter ambushing and assassinating police across America.
Another leftists lie that you had better not get caught challenging, especially if you are black, is America is an eternally racist hell-hole for blacks. Leftists are trying to economically and socially beat the crap out of black millennials Kanye West https://fxn.ws/2KxR0i2 and Candace Owens for suggesting that blacks should stop clinging to victim status and pursue their dreams.
I roll my eyes when black walking dead leftist zombies lecture me about how white America hated Obama being in the White House.
Blacks are only 12% of the population. Therefore, white America elected a black president two times. Black media queen, Oprah is worth 2 billion dollars. Obama’s “PROMISE program” forbids schools from reporting or punishing bad behavior by minority students. https://bit.ly/2tVfNbL Beginning in kindergarten through college, white students are taught to hate themselves for being white. https://nyp.st/2DBV1l8 It is counterproductive for blacks to continue viewing themselves as victims, still singing, “We Shall Overcome.”
Folks, did you ever think a day would come when leftists would demand that we do not state the truth that there are only two genders?
College student Lake Ingle was kicked out of class for saying biologists officially say there are only two genders. https://fxn.ws/2HwkISh
Leftists have decreed that there are 71 different genders https://bit.ly/2pkc95t including no-gender and gender-fluid. Anyone caught publicly stating otherwise will suffer public humiliation and dire social, economic and even physical consequences. And yet, leftists are praised as paragons of tolerance.
Obama’s DOJ wanted to throw scientists in jail who disagreed with man-made climate change. https://bit.ly/2rM6Eif A California bill seeks to criminalize speaking biblical views on sexuality. https://bit.ly/2KrPwFq Remember the mentally disabled white man 4 leftists kidnapped and tortured for saying he likes Trump? https://bit.ly/2wRPNPM Intolerant of allowing parents to teach their child their values and principles, leftists seek to make homeschooling illegal. https://washex.am/2rTZOWZ
Leftists have brainwashed our kids into believing not hurting feelings should trump freedom. In less than an hour, 50 people on the campus of Yale signed a bogus petition to end our 1st Amendment. The 1st Amendment protects our free speech, religion, assembly, the press and petition. https://bit.ly/2KFZzXB This sounds pretty intolerant to me.
Intolerant Missouri student VP, Brenda Smith-Lezama, wants our 1st Amendment right to free speech repealed because it causes an “unsafe” learning environment. https://bit.ly/2IuDbnb Can you imagine a young person spouting this crap? When I attended the Maryland Institute College of Art in the 70s, we were encouraged to extend our thinking as far as our imaginations would allow. Today colleges demand that everyone think the same.
In a nutshell, intolerant leftists are hyper-aggressively stealthily silencing free speech via bullying or criminalizing. Meanwhile, leftists deceptively portray themselves as victims of hate from intolerant mainstream Americans.
Like the title of the old Marvin Gaye song, it is time for the American people to realize, “What’s Going On.” Now that you know, it is time for Americans to stand.
While reading the scriptures this afternoon, in the Old Testament from the Book of Joshua that were part of this past Sunday’s lesson, I wanted to highlight Joshua 4:6, regarding the priests who carried the Ark of the Covenant across the River Jordan on dry land while the Lord held back the waters. Each of the tribes of Israel were instructed to place a rock stacked in the middle of the river as a monument, a reminder of how the Lord protected Israel
“That this may be a sign among you, that when your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean ye by these stones?”
It struck me as important to acknowledge the Lord’s hand in all our doings; but mostly I considered how this might apply in our day, a sad reminder that so many of our fellow citizens fail to recognize the Lord’s hand in establishing and maintaining this land of liberty. It has gotten to the point where some not only don’t show gratitude for the miracle that is America; but are in outright defiance of God’s eternal laws.
Then a bit further, in Joshua 24:13 the Lord pointed out how the people of Israel were handed the promised land, not by their own efforts; but as a gift from the Lord.
“And I have given you a land for which ye did not labour, and cities which ye built not, and ye dwell in them; of the vineyards and oliveyards which ye planted not do ye eat.”
How sad; a significant percentage of Americans don’t appreciate all that has been done by those who went on before. Those who fought and died in various wars to protect individual liberty; even back to our founders. All our victories, our abundance, and yes, our exceptionalism has been done with the help of the Lord.
This current generation’s ingratitude and sense of self-importance, relying on the arm of flesh, leaves me wondering what kind of citizens are left to work with as real challenges are always just beyond the horizon. Without the help of the Lord this nation couldn’t exist.
Some fully understand the relationship of our Creator and the nation He prepared for a moral and obedient people…; which is why they want America destroyed from within, remove constraints placed on government by the constitution and transform this nation into a totalitarian socialist state, one that replaces inalienable God given rights with entitlements handed out by whomever is in power.
This past April during the General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, our newly sustained Prophet and President of the Church, Russel M. Nelson, made the following statement :
“In coming days, it will not be possible to survive spiritually without the guiding, directing, comforting, and constant influence of the Holy Ghost.”
We as individuals need to turn to the Lord for strength and guidance; the same is true for our nation. How is this to be accomplished when so many folks have lost their way, have forgotten or ignored the rich history of our country?
Our founders made it a point to establish days of Thanksgiving, fasting and prayer days and to remind everyone of Providence and Divine Intervention playing an important role in our independence and other blessings. I find it unfortunate that we as a people don’t have a monument in our River Jordan, a means of reminding our children of the Lord’s hand in our lives.
At one time our National Flag was sufficient to act as that monument, a means of reminding us of the price of liberty while at the same time acknowledging Divine Providence; but apparently our Flag is offensive; to whom is it offensive… and should it matter to those of us who understand what that Flag stands for?
America needs a monument for future generations to gaze upon and ask, just as in Joshua’s time, “What mean ye by these stones?” Perhaps we can once again use the American Flag as that reminder; she is, after all, a grand old flag.
With access to huge wealth through his marriage to Susan Sandler (daughter of billionaire leftist donors Herb and Marion Sandler), Steve Phillips has been able to elect stealth socialist “candidates of color” all over the country.
Steve Phillips, National Press Club, June 2014
San Francisco lawyer Steve Phillips is one the most influential, and from a Constitutional point of view, one of the most dangerous political operatives in the country today.
A “former” Marxist-Leninist, once close to the pro-China League of Revolutionary Struggle, and a leader of its successor organization Unity Organizing Committee, Phillips is using Maoist-style racial politics to take over the Democratic Party. With access to huge wealth through his marriage to Susan Sandler (daughter of billionaire leftist donors Herb and Marion Sandler), Steve Phillips has been able to elect stealth socialist “candidates of color” all over the country. He and his team have already chosen their favored Presidential candidates for 2020. In the meantime, they are focused on taking back the House for the Democrats in 2018, to completely neutralize the Trump Presidency.
Phillips also used his considerable influence to “salt” the Obama White House with several dozen operatives of his choosing.
Steve Phillips’ main vehicle for funding and electing his stable of candidates until recent times was PowerPAC+.
Originally called PAC+, PowerPAC+ is a political action committee formed in 2012 to build the political power of America’s multiracial majority. It emerged from the groundbreaking work of Vote Hope in 2007-08. At that time, then-Senator Barack Obama was assembling his Presidential campaign and California’s primary moved from June to a more influential month, February. “We created Vote Hope, the first super-PAC aimed at supporting Barack Obama’s bid for president. Vote Hope was the largest independent effort in the nation to increase voter turnout in communities of color. It drew in $10 million, and expanded to 18 states during the primary season”.
After President Obama’s election, “we set up a DC office and worked closely with the administration’s personnel staff” to build a Diversity Talent Bank that the White House used to identify and hire more than 60 people including Associate Attorney General Tony West. During that same period, many in our network became leaders in non-profits, philanthropy, and government such as Vote Hope fundraiser and former board member Benjamin Jealous who became NAACP president”.
In 2009, “we convened” the leadership of the largest civil rights groups in the country and helped execute a media campaign targeting senators who were wavering on the health care reform bill. That effort led to the creation of a coalition of labor, civil rights, and progressive groups who conducted the One Nation Working Together 10/2/10 March on Washington.
Since then, PowerPAC+ has consulted with the leadership of the Democratic Party, organizations and campaigns about how to best build support in the communities of color.
Thanks to our many donors, we have been able to support some of the most exciting leaders to emerge in modern politics. From Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard – a two-time veteran and first Samoan in Congress, to Congressman Mark Takano – the first non-white openly gay member of Congress, to Ohio Minority Whip Nina Turner – who is standing up for voting rights in this important swing state – our group of social justice champions represent an exciting future for American politics.
Senator Mazie Hirono (Hawaii), Senator Kamala Harris (California), Senator Cory Booker (New Jersey), Texas Congressman Mark Veasy and California Congressman Pete Aguilar are among the many new American leaders PowerPAC+ has elected on your “behalf.”
Watch this 2012 PowerPAC+ promotional video if you still have doubts about Steve Phillips’s influence.
While open and public in many ways, PowerPAC+ is still a stealth operation. Most PowerPAC+ people are covert Marxists. As are most of the candidates they support. Steve Phillips made sure that only trusted friends would serve in the PowerPAC+ leadership. Most of his inner circle were old Stanford University comrades, or fellow California student radicals. The “Stanford Mafia” as they sometimes jokingly call themselves.
PowerPAC+’s key leaders include:
Aimee Allison, Senior Vice President PowerPAC+. A Stanford graduate, Amy Allison and Steve Phillips knew each other well, even traveling to Alabama together in 1988. In 1989, Aimee Allison, served on the Stanford Council of Presidents (Stanford’s student government leadership body), with Chin-Chin Chen, David Brown and Ingrid Nava (a current PowerPAC+ board member). All were elected on the “Slate of the Times” ticket, which was supported by the League of Revolutionary Struggle-aligned “Peoples Platform.” Allison, then an Army Reserve combat medic, and active in Stanford University’s Ujamoa, African-American center, was also interviewed in the Unity Organizing Committee’s Unity of February 18, 1991, regarding conscientious objection to the Gulf War. Allison was later a director at the San Francisco Department on the Status of Women and led several sessions at the United Nations Commission on the status of women NGO conference.
Chin-Chin Chen, David Brown, Aimee Allison, Ingrid Nava, Stanford Daily, April 13, 1989
Julie Martinez Ortega, Senior Advisor to and former President of PowerPAC+. She is also a Stanford University graduate and an old Steve Phillips comrade. Martinez was active in the Stanford Latino Students Alliance and the radical “let’s return the Southwest to Mexico” group MEChA, which at Stanford was heavily infiltrated by the League of Revolutionary Struggle. Like Aimee Allison, she was also active in student politics, supported by the radical Peoples Platform. Julie Martinez went on to work on Capitol Hill as a Special Assistant to far left California Senator Alan Cranston. Dr. Martinez Ortega was voted one of Top 50 Influencers in US Politics by Campaigns and Elections Magazine for her work on the 2014 first ever outside audit of Democratic Party spending. She has undertaken “landmark research for numerous leading national foundations, major donors, the federal government and labor unions on a variety of issues, including mapping the new electorate, targeting and modeling progressive voters, protection and enhancement of workers’ rights, healthcare access, quality and equity, and economic policies that mitigate income inequality.” She served as Senior Adviser to the mega-influential, ultra-left Democracy Alliance on “research and data about voter behavior and has advised its Latino Engagement Fund as it developed a research agenda and quantitative metrics for the program work conducted by its grantees.”
POWERPAC+’s sister organization, PowerPac.org, is also run by Phillips’ old student radical comrades.
Andy Wong is President of PowerPAC.org, POWERPAC+’s sister organization. He also serves on the PowerPAC+ board. Wong wasn’t educated at Stanford (he studied electrical engineering in Civil Engineering at UC Berkeley and Applied Math at San Francisco State University), but he worked very closely with Steve Phillips on radical student politics. Andy Wong was an active member of Unity Organizing Committee’s Student Unity Network. He worked on the Unity newspaper and in May 1992, guest-edited the paper with two current PowerPAC+ board members: Stacey Leyton and Ingrid Nava. Wong began his political career by winning a series of student government elections at San Francisco State University, UC Berkeley, UCLA and Stanford. He went on to run city and county campaigns in the San Francisco Bay Area, electing “people of color and gay community activists to Community College Board, BART Board, School Board and the Board of Supervisors.” Since then, he has “helped flip the most red to blue Congressional races for one state (California) and continues to run PowerPAC+’s support of candidates of color around the country.”
Lisa Le, PowerPac.org Controller, was active in the Asia Pacific Students Union and was interviewed in that capacity in the League of Revolutionary Struggle’s Unity of April 30, 1989 issue.
Steve Phillips, Julie Marinez Ortega, Andy Wong and Lisa Le were all key organizers of the 1987 student March on Sacramento that drew 8,000 people to the state capitol to “support expanded educational opportunities for students of color.”
PowerPAC+’s board of directors is also clearly descended from the League of Revolutionary Struggle, its successor Unity Organizing Committee, Stanford University and radical student politics. The board is a who’s who of prominent non-profit execs, legal professionals, well-connected Democratic Party activists and media strategists, and particularly minority voter registration and “Get Out The Vote” experts. Almost all are from far left backgrounds.
Notable board members have included:
Stacey Abrams, State Representative from Georgia, House Minority Leader for the Georgia General Assembly. Democratic candidate for Governor of Georgia.
Aimee Allison, Stacey Abrams, Steve Phillips, July 2014
Greg Akili, a Senior Adviser to the Black Workers Center, Project Coordinator at Corporate Accountability International. Previously SEIU Local 1000, Obama for America, California State Assembly. Early member of Democratic Socialists of America.
Iris Archuleta, CEO of Emerald Consulting, Antioch California. Formerly active at Stanford University.
Keith Archuleta, Chair Antioch Economic Development Commission. Currently serves on Antioch Redevelopment Oversight Board, East County Business-Education Alliance Board and CSU Gateways East Bay STEM Network Steering Committee. Formerly active in the Stanford University Black Students Union. Contributor to the League of Revolutionary Struggle’s Unity newspaper and a member of the Unity Organizing Committee.
Patricia Barrera, Director of Legislative Affairs & Community Advocacy at Alameda County Medical Center. Formerly a Stanford University MEChA leader with fellow PowerPAC+ board member Gina Hernandez.
Ludovic Blain, former Special Projects Director of the Center for Social Inclusion, where he started StopDogWhistleRacism.com, tracking racism in the 2008 election cycle. Blain has run the Marguerite Casey Foundation’s Equal Voice for America’s Families campaign and directed national felon voting rights and election day registration campaigns at far left non-profit Demos. Blain has written for the Democratic Socialists of America magazine, Democratic Left.
Sherry Broder, founder and Executive Director of the Jon Van Dyke Institute of International Law and Justice which has sponsored symposiums, workshops and publications on International Ocean Law, International Environmental Law, Human Rights and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. She is an Adjunct Research Fellow at the East-West Center, in Hawaii.
Hawaiian PowerPAC+ board members Sherry Broder and Dina Shek present PAC+ check to future US Senator Mazie Hirono, August 8, 2012
Gregory Cendana, Executive Director of Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance at the AFL-CIO. Former President of the United States Students Association.
Subodh Chandra, founding and managing partner of The Chandra Law Firm, LLC, Cleveland, Ohio. Chandra served as Director of Law of the City of Cleveland, a billion-dollar corporation. He also sometimes served as the city’s acting mayor. In 1988, Chandra was co-chair of the Stanford Democrats. He graduated with honors and distinction from Stanford University, which awarded him the John Gardner Fellowship to work with Ohio Governor Dick Celeste,
Anathea Chino, served as an Investment Adviser at the Democracy Alliance and prior to that, she was the Development Director at NARAL New Mexico and a Regional Field Director for the Democratic National Committee and Democratic Party of New Mexico. She is also a co-founder of Indigenous Women Rise and a senior adviser to a Women Donors Network-funded reflective democracy project called Advance Native Political Leaders.
Maria Echaveste, currently a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and a co-founder of the Nueva Vista Group, a consulting firm based in Washington, D.C., that works with nonprofit organizations, associations and corporations on such issues as immigration, healthcare, telecommunications, labor and finances. Her clients include AOL, Time Warner and the Rockefeller Foundation. From 1998 to 2001, Echaveste served as Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief of Staff to President Bill Clinton. Echaveste managed President Clinton’s domestic policy initiatives on education, civil rights and immigration. At Stanford University in the mid-1970s, Echaveste was a leader of MECHhA and in a small group called “Students for Equity,” an “umbrella organization for all minorities.” This group was led by Cuba-visiting Black Student Union leader Charles Ogletree. In 1991, Harvard Law Professor Ogletree would find fame as Anita Hill’s lawyer, leading the charge against Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas. Ogletree also claims to have mentored both Michelle Obama and Barack Obama during their respective periods at Harvard. Barack Obama participated in Ogletree’s Saturday School Program, which were designed to “expose minority students, in particular, to critical issues in the study of law.” According to Ogletree, the Obama’s have called on him for advice since that time. In September 2014, President Barack Obama nominated Maria Echaveste to become the US Ambassador to Mexico, but she withdrew her name from consideration.
President Bill Clinton, Maria Echaveste, circa 1998
Marcelo Gaete, president of the board of Mi Familia Vota. He serves as Vice President of Public and Government Affairs with Entravision Communications Corporation, manages the company’s community and government relations, works with national organizations and serves as a spokesperson for the organization. Entravision Communications Corporation is the second largest Spanish-language media company in the U.S.
Kim Geron, writes about “public policy issues including labor and immigration, and racial politics.” His latest book is entitled, The Snake Dance of Asian American Activism: Community, Vision, and Power. Former member of the Unity Organizing Committee.
Andrew Gillum, Mayor of Tallahasse Florida. Currently running to secure the Democratic Party nomination in the Florida gubernatorial race.
Hans Goff, Director of Member Engagement and Political Strategy at the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Former CEO of Voting Works, LLC.
Maria Gomez, serves on the National Council of La Raza, General Board of Directors.
Miguel Gonzalez, Spokesperson, National Education Association.
Gina Hernandez, is Director of Arts, Stanford University. Hernandez is a former Stanford MEChA leader and was active in the League of Revolutionary Struggle’s Peoples Platform. She also served on the student desk of the Unity newspaper. In 1991, Gina Hernandez and fellow PowerPAC+ board member Stacey Leyton, were editors of Unity’s Spring student supplement.
N’Tanya Lee, Coleman Advocates for Children and Youth. Closely linked to to another League of Revolutionary Struggle successor group Freedom Road Socialists Organization. She was commissioned by Steve Phillips to do a year-long study which resulted in the formation of a nationwide activist network, LeftRoots
Stacey Leyton – San Francisco, CA Partner at Altshuler Berzon LLP. Leyton served as a law clerk to Clinton-appointed Associate Justice Stephen Breyer (another Stanford alumnus) of the United States Supreme Court, Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and Judge Susan Illston of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. In 2011, Leyton was named a “California Lawyer of the Year” by California Lawyer Magazine for her work in a case challenging cutbacks to the California program providing in-home care to Medicaid recipients. She has been selected by the Northern California Super Lawyers 2013-2015 as a Benchmark Plaintiff California Local Litigation Star 2012-2015 and Benchmark Plaintiff Top 150 Women in Litigation in 2013. Stacey Leyton was extremely close to the League of Revolutionary Struggle at Stanford University. She was chairperson of the LRS’ student electoral front, the Peoples Platform. She was also active in Maoist-aligned Stanford Out of South Africa, the Rainbow Agenda and was a co-founder of the California Alliance of Progressive Student Activists. In December 1990, Leyton made a trip to Cuba for a meeting of the Soviet-controlled International Union of Students and the Federation of University Students in Cuba. She was also treated to a three-hour speech by Fidel Castro. In 1992, Stacey Leyton was vice president of the United States Students Association.
Stacey Leyton with Justice Stephen Breyer, circa 1998
Ingrid Nava, Associate General Counsel at SEIU Local 32BJ, New York. She previously worked at Northeastern University, SEIU Local 615, Greater Boston. Nava was active in MEChA and the Peoples Platform at Stanford University. Nava was also active in the Unity Organizing Committee.
Sergio Lopez, Director of Latino Programming, Familia es Familia | Freedom to Marry.
Jennifer Pae, Director of FairVote California. Pae “continues to travel around the country with Camp Wellstone, New American Leaders Project, and APIA Vote, training hundreds of activists to run effective and strategic campaigns.” Pae was Project Director for PowerPAC+, a founding staff member of 18MillionRising.org and Project Manager for Voter Service at the League of Women Voters of California, where she worked to “engage young people, women, and people of color in the political process.”
Solomon Rivera, Deputy Chief of Staff to Los Angeles Democratic Congresswoman Karen Bass. For many years Bass was an active supporter of another 1980s Maoist group Line of March. She has visited Cuba several times.
Catalina Ruiz-Healy, Vice President, Rappaport Family Foundation.
Renee Saucedo, Organizer & Attorney at La Raza Centro Legal, San Francisco. Saucedo has worked as a staff attorney at La Raza Centro Legal, the SF Day Labor Program and as the Executive Director of the Northern California Coalition for Immigrant Rights. She helped create the San Francisco Immigrant Rights Commission and served as its first Chair for four years. Saucedo helped “spearhead almost every immigrant-related legislation or policy in the city, from housing subsidies to non-citizens in Public Housing to having San Francisco be declared an ‘INS Raid-free Zone.'” Saucedo was a panelist at the 2002 Committees of Correspondence National Conference and Convention at San Francisco State University. This organization was formed mainly by former Communist Party USA activists, former Trotsyists and ex-League of Revolutionary Struggle and Line of March Maoists.
Gloria Totten, President of Progressive Majority, a “national multi-issue organization dedicated to electing progressive champions at the state and local levels.” She also developed what is now the “most comprehensive national progressive candidate recruitment program in the country. Under Gloria’s leadership, Progressive Majority has established permanent state offices in Arizona, California, Colorado, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington and Wisconsin. She has also worked to establish the Racial Justice Campaign, a Progressive Majority program to prioritize the election of candidates of color.”
Lauren Veasey, Program Director of the Rockwood Leadership Institute, an activist traing school, closely linked to the Freedom Road Socialist Organization. Former Stanford University student activist.
Rebecca Wasserman, Deputy Director of Government Relations at SEIU. Former Deputy Director of Government Affairs with the anti-Israel organization, J Street.
Norman Yee, San Francisco Board of Education President.
Crystal Zermeno, a former Stanford University MEChA leader. Zermeno has served in various capacities with the “let’s turn Texas blue” Texas Organizing Project, developing “campaign strategy, fundraising and, as Director of Electoral Strategy, developing and implementing TOP’s local and statewide electoral program.” Zermeno has also worked as staff on a number of different political campaigns including a successful State Assembly race in Alameda County, California and the SEIU New Mexico effort in Albuquerque and Las Cruces to elect President Obama. Zermeno worked with PowerPAC.org as their Director of Operations, conducting a statewide mapping of California to assess priority geographies for investment in electoral work with the expressed goal of “improving participation of communities of color in the electoral process.”
Steve Phillips’ goal is to use America’s minorities to create a “permanent progressive majority,” in other words, a “one-party state.” Given his own Marxist-Leninist history and the similar backgrounds of most of his team, we can guess what kind of state that might be.
Would a socialist America resemble Norway or Sweden, as some naive conservatives still seem to think? Or will it more closely imitate Venezuela or Cuba?
Steve Phillips didn’t originate his ideas. He modified and updated them to suit the technology and the times. In the next installment, I’ll expose the origins of Steve Phillips’ movement for a “New American Majority.”
Look for Part 5 coming soon: “Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow Coalition – Marxist/Maoist Model for Modern Democrats.”
A book entitled “The Rainbow Conspiracy” will be released in October 2018.
On March 21, 2018, the Senate Intelligence Committee held a hearing after much whining from Democrats on the topic of election security. It was quite the hearing where aggressive and snotty questions were put to current DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and former DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson.
Since that hearing, the Department of Homeland Security has reached out to almost every state and collaborated on issues of security of voter databases, ensuring security of voting machine software and holding sessions to advise on what transpired during the election year of 2016. Many states have taken substantial steps to ensure integrity of all systems.
The Senate Intelligence Committee members met in closed session to discuss their findings with former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former CIA director John Brennan, and former National Security Agency director Adm. Mike Rogers. None has wavered from the conclusions about Russian interference in the election, according to senators who were in the room.
Former FBI director James Comey had also been invited to testify about the findings to the panel, but did not attend.
So, in a classified setting, both the House Committee on Homeland Security and the Department of Homeland Security hosted a briefing on the facts of Russian intrusion into the U.S. election infrastructure where all 435 members of Congress were invited. Those that were whining back in March were on the invitation list. How many finally showed up to assuage their concerns? Less than 50 and by most estimates, it was 30.
The Department of Homeland Security — which found evidence of Russian hackers targeting systems in 21 states ahead of the 2016 vote — is taking the lead on helping states secure their digital election assets. Meanwhile, the FBI is working to counter foreign influence operations. Coats was present to provide lawmakers with an overall threat picture.
“Americans’ votes must count, and they must be counted correctly,” Nielsen said.
Officials provided lawmakers with an unclassified resource guide of the services Homeland Security is offering to state and local officials who request aid, which range from simple cyber “hygiene” scans that can be done remotely to more rigorous risk and vulnerability assessments that require federal officials to be on the ground in states to test their systems.
Lawmakers from both parties have expressed concerns that Russia or other foreign adversaries would look to sow discord in future elections — fears that were echoed on Tuesday.
DHS is offering states voluntary cyber services, including remote checks of their election systems and on-site vulnerability assessments. It’s also granting security clearances to election officials, though they haven’t all been finalized.
States are now deciding how to use their share of $380 million in federal election security grants that came with the omnibus spending package earlier this year. But it’s hardly enough to update aging voting equipment in most states ahead of the November polls, and many state officials are hoping Congress will approve more dollars. More here.
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