National Politics - 2016

Donald Trump Versus “Dark Money”

GOP FRONTRUNNER DISAVOWS POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEES … “Republican” presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has disavowed the work of nine super-PACs supporting his bid for the White House – and demanded they return all of the money they’ve raised on his behalf. He also challenged every other presidential candidate to do the same…


“Republican” presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has disavowed the work of nine super-PACs supporting his bid for the White House – and demanded they return all of the money they’ve raised on his behalf.

He also challenged every other presidential candidate to do the same … expressly rebuking “the dark money, donor class perpetuating a broken Washington, D.C.”

Who is he referring to? These people.

“I am self-funding my campaign and therefore I will not be controlled by the donors, special interests and lobbyists who have corrupted our politics and politicians for far too long,” Trump said.  “I have disavowed all Super PAC’s, requested the return of all donations made to said PAC’s, and I am calling on all Presidential candidates to do the same. The character of our country is only as strong as our leaders – the only special interest I am beholden to is the American people and together we will Make America Great Again!”

Trump sent a letter to the nine super-PACs this week issuing his ultimatum.

“We are providing this written notice that your organization is not authorized to use Mr. Trump’s name and likeness in connection with its fundraising activities, and we are formally disavowing such activities,” the letter stated.

The letter also asked the groups to “refund all funds” raised in connection with its pro-Trump activities.

Damn …

Obviously Trump is in a unique position among the 2016 hopefuls in that he doesn’t need special interest money.  And he’s not saying super-PACs (which allow unlimited funds to flow into elections) are illegal, he’s just saying they’re not for him – and he doesn’t think the other candidates should take money from them.

Shrewd move if you ask us …


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CorruptionInColumbia October 23, 2015 at 12:24 pm

Ya gotta love this guy! When is the last time you heard about ANY politician turning away money from questionable sources without being prodded with the spear of public embarrassment, first?

FennecFox Thomas October 23, 2015 at 3:36 pm

Intelligent and logical people love him. Emotional and illogical ones love the liar. Bet you know who I’m talking about without even naming them. Shows that she embodies the description. Defines it even.

Derp October 23, 2015 at 4:09 pm

Google “typical Trump supporter”, then click the ‘image’ tab.
They look really “intelligent and logical”.
You fuckers are hilarious.

FennecFox Thomas October 23, 2015 at 6:00 pm

Hmm. Upon looking at me in my avatar right there, I’m pretty happy with how I look.

Derp October 23, 2015 at 6:22 pm

Looks like a profile from ‘Rentboy’.

euwe max October 24, 2015 at 6:11 pm

Wake me up before you go go.

Sic Semper Tyrannis October 23, 2015 at 4:30 pm

So it’s a she ? Humm.

Donald Trump October 23, 2015 at 4:41 pm

I agree. Carly is pretty shady and disgusting.

Rocky Verdad October 23, 2015 at 12:31 pm

Polling update – Wisconcin – Hillary beats Trump by 18 points, Bush by 11 points. The GOP WI Senate seat – Dems leading +11.

NH – Hillary beats Trump by 6, Bush by 4, and GOP Senate seat – Ayotte is losing.

Hurray for the Chaos Party.

mamatiger92 October 23, 2015 at 12:51 pm

Love this from yesterday:
“Des Moines, Iowa (CNN)Donald Trump on Thursday retweeted an insult to Iowa voters, just hours after a poll showed him behind retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson in the state.

“@mygreenhippo #BenCarson is now leading in the #polls in #Iowa. Too much #Monsanto in the #corn creates issues in the brain? #Trump #GOP”— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 22, 2015”
He later deleted the tweet and blamed it on an intern.

The Buzzman October 23, 2015 at 3:01 pm

That was dumb. But I liked the dig at Monsanto.

flip October 23, 2015 at 1:50 pm

Damn! Now Hillary won’t lose so my main man Bernie can win! LMAO!!!

Everyone is socialist except for me!!! I want to raise your taxes! Oh my!

Rocky would lie to Jesus October 23, 2015 at 5:40 pm

Big NEWS.Hillary is winning 2 Democrat states.My goodness-if she loses Wisconsin and NH the Dems are finished TODAY!

Ayotte is ahead by 8-10 points according to RCP.PPP (a Democrat pollster has her down 1 point which means she is up 7.

erneba October 23, 2015 at 12:38 pm

It will put him in a interesting situation to go after people who have been “bought off’ with special interest money, without worry of retaliation about his funding. If he can abide by this commitment, and get elected, he will accomplish something unusual in the world of today’s politics.

CorruptionInColumbia October 23, 2015 at 12:46 pm

Perhaps he will be the reset button that gets US politics back on something even resembling, the right track.

CuntInColumbia October 23, 2015 at 5:19 pm

You think Sandy Hook is a hoax, but Trump’s candidacy is real?
You really should quit using the internet. You’re not smart enough.

Here's a hoax for you October 23, 2015 at 12:50 pm Reply
viva Trump October 24, 2015 at 9:07 am

The voters are ready for unusual and unpredictable focused on keeping America sovereign and great for ALL its’ citizens. We are tired of the same old lies that the Establishment Dems and Republicans proffer.

Money where your mouth is... October 25, 2015 at 9:26 am

Nice. Now send Trump a campaign donation. He needs it.

Jack self righteousness October 23, 2015 at 1:13 pm

This all happened after Trump was caught with a paid link between his campaign and a SuperPAC. Nothing illegal on it’s face, but still they lied when they said they did not know the person running it and changed their story after it was shown to them that the campaign paid the person for “printing”

Come on FITS, this is supposed to be your thing. In so much as you care about the truth beyond what benefits you.

The Apprentice October 23, 2015 at 1:50 pm

Time for a board room style firing.

Bible Thumper October 23, 2015 at 2:47 pm

1. Trump,”self-funding” my campaign? Most of Trump’s exspenses have been paid for by campaign contributors.

2. Opposes Super Pacs?

The announcement comes after a series of negative reports by The Washington Post pointing to connections between Mike Ciletti, who was running the Super PAC Make America Great Again, and Trump’s campaign. The paper reported that the PAC appeared to have used contact information provided by a Trump aide to contact potential donors.

Trump’s campaign has also been working with two companies associated with Ciletti, according to campaign finance and business records, the paper reported. And Trump appeared at several of the PACs events, including what the campaign described at the time as a meet-and-greet at Trump’s daughter’s in-laws home over the summer.

3. Trump’s tells Super Pacs to cease activity, stop using his name and return contributions.

Under campaign finance regulations, super PACs can raise unlimited contributions, but must disclose their donors and are specifically barred from coordinating with campaigns.

Paul Ryan, of the Campaign Legal Center, said that makes it difficult for Trump’s campaign to regulate the groups’ actions.

“Under the campaign finance laws, they have zero authority,” he said.

Dave Francis October 23, 2015 at 5:00 pm

I see
the mainstream media are gloating over Mr, Trump slipping a little in the
polls? The fools who are likely to vote for Madam Hillary, love spending other
people’s money. They are the ‘Freeloaders’ by definition. These are the people who have no integrity
and will ONLY vote for somebody who will give them free everything. These type of people other then the honest
unemployed, will lick the shoes of any politician that open the US treasury or
state offerings, to give them a monthly check, free education, free healthcare
or whatever they can glean from the taxpayers.

If you
want stereotypes as Jeb Bush, Republican establishment, then go ahead, as you
will be sitting dormant, as the Elites don’t want any change, they are part of
institutionalized banking community,
Silicon Valley, pharmaceutical, mega corporations and all the Special
interests who have a great stake in keeping things as they are? Then Hillary
Clinton, Bernie Sanders just wants to keep pilfering your taxes and go on giant
spending sprees. Whatever Political party you vote for, any alteration in any
steadfast agenda; the power–influence and its just recycling of what issues
are killing our great nation.
media try to intimidate free thinking Americans that Trump discriminates against
women, but that is untrue. His human services departments are the maybe the cause
of any biased, as the businessman is essentially leaves the hiring to the his
company manager. In any case he has huge numbers of women working throughout
his empire. Same with any people as he inspires individuals to any job they can
do. Check out his building sites and widespread offices as they are a well fed
spring of ethnic, gender and capable people no matter their birthplace or race.

Trump their will be free trade, not unfair trade as we have with trade treaties
with have now. Foreign countries that have played America for lucrative
fools, will be dealing with Trump. China, Mexico, Japan will pay their
fair share and take all the profits. This real estate mogul knows his way
around contracts and his Presidency will bring massive profits back to America. IRAN and the Tehran will know the
power of a new administration, run by powerful businessman who Trump will use
as handlers and experts. The 2 trillion dollars overseas will return and so
will the big companies overseas and thousands of jobs for citizens and green
card holders. Everybody will get a piece of the gigantic pie and we will begin
restructuring better living standards, better wages and salaries; working business
benefits will rise and in Trumps government poverty will start to recede under
any individual wants to work. As for our military it will become a major world
deterrent to even Russia, China and even North Korea.

As I see
it only Donald Trump will stop the illegal alien invaders who come here and
steal American jobs, healthcare; our children’s education and indirectly
Veterans desperate needs and even retirees extra money (Cola & Social
Security) that the government uses to cater, to the 12 to 30 million illegal
immigrants and migrants who keep on arriving here through our lax borders. US
citizens and permanent residents that count in the millions have lost their
jobs through incursion by illegal cheap labor compliments of the Left and Right
elected officials.

business owners and the chaos that has effected every American–man, women and
child, but would learn under a true American President they will no longer be
hiring foreigners, as MANDATORY E-VERIFY will be the law of the land. All those
politicians who accepted favors to stop the implementation of MANDATED E-VERIFY
in the past will announced to the public. Trumps wall that he makes no apology
for, once built would hold back families who alas, live in third world
countries. But its not our problem to keep allowing more families into the United States as it leads to
further CHAIN MIGRATION. The pyramid
scheme is a way to bring in more and more family members with the
inception of the first (Anchor Baby) born here. Automatic citizenship that was
originally inserted as part of the Emancipation document so the descendants of
slaves that African Americans were free man or women, after the Civil War.

Obama has more or less streamlined entry into the United States, by tying the hands
of the US Border Patrol and agents of (ICE) Immigration and Customs
enforcement. Not only has the Obama administration allowed millions of illegal
aliens across our borders, but signaling to foreign countries that illegal
aliens will not be turned away. Obama has violated the Constitution and the
Bill of Rights and I would think
National Security. Its beyond me why the Republican establishment hasn’t began
impeachment for the inept leader of our nation? His weaknesses has effected
both domestic and foreign policies.

If you
really have an interest in the future in America, your jobs and economy the
lingering corruption that seeps through the chambers of Congress must end, You
should read the ‘Corruption Files’ of Judicial Watch, a non profit legal organization
that is the eyes and ears for the American people. It will shock you to find
out where your tax money goes.

Schools Ordered to Help Illegal Aliens, Hold
“Undocumented Immigrant Awareness Day”
Obama administration is ordering the nation’s public schools to support illegal
immigrant students, promote the president’s amnesty and “embrace and value” the
diversity and cultural backgrounds of the foreigners receiving a free, American
taxpayer-funded education. In a 63-page “Guide for Success” issued this month,
the U.S. Department of Education…
Migrants from Terrorist Nations in Texas ICE Center
Seeking Asylum
Obama administration insists the southern border is secure, yet dozens of
illegal aliens from terrorist nations entered the United States through Mexico and are being
held in a Texas Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) processing center.
The detainees are nationals of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh and they are
Sanctuary Cities Ignore ICE Orders to Free 9,295
Criminal Aliens
As the
U.S. Senate considers a bill to slash funding for local governments that
protect violent illegal immigrants, a new study reveals that hundreds of
sanctuary cities nationwide released thousands of criminal aliens from jail
rather than turn them over to federal authorities for deportation. This proves
that legislation to…
Another DHS Official Confirms: No Way to Vet Syrian
As the
Obama administration prepares to take in 10,000 Syrian refugees, a second
high-ranking Homeland Security official admits there’s no way to screen the new
arrivals from the war-torn Muslim nation that’s a hotbed of terrorism. During a
recent congressional hearing a director with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration
Services (USCIS),..
Top Law Enforcement Official: Terrorists Have
Infiltrated U.S. Through Mexico
A few
days ago a top law enforcement official finally confirmed that Islamic
terrorists have infiltrated the United States through Mexico, a story that
Judicial Watch broke last year as part of an ongoing series involving the
dangerously porous southern border. Last October JW reported that four members
of the…

Far more
to catch up on at Judicial Watch.

nitrat October 24, 2015 at 9:43 am

Crazy much?

They're confused October 24, 2015 at 11:51 am

Free stuff? The ONLY people talking about free stuff are Republicans. Amd they usually spnd crazy while talking about Trump. Like, really crazy.

Benji October 23, 2015 at 7:12 pm

I know all about the darkie money.

nitrat October 24, 2015 at 9:43 am

So, which is it: was Trump lying all along about his connection to Super PACs or has the GOP/con-servative money making/fund raising scams for ‘consultants’ gone wild?
Could be the latter since at least two MSM sources this week have had stories about how groups like Tea Party Patriots constantly raise money and never use any of it to work for candidates, the people running it just pay themselves big salaries; jobs programs for political hacks, funded by suckers…and the tax payer via tax breaks that should not exist.
This is why Lois Lerner and that IRS office that was really looking hard at these groups were actually doing their jobs and trying to save the taxpayers from funding scams via tax breaks.

euwe max October 24, 2015 at 6:09 pm

Let’s all talk about Trump like he’s not a clown from hell. It’ll be funny.

Soft October 24, 2015 at 6:57 pm

He is smart not to take dark money because donations from negros can be problematic.

Soft, weak, sad cracker? October 25, 2015 at 9:28 am

Not a fan of Ben Carson, I see.


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