Scrappy Republicans Face Deluge of Left-Wing Money

AP

The Associated Press reports that the Democratic Party’s Big Money juggernaut grows stronger by the day. According to early filings, Democrats “seem to have a roughly 3-to-1 advantage over Republicans in cash raised and banked through independent groups.”

Senate Majority PAC, a Democratic group run by former aides to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) has been particularly adept at convincing The One Percent to buy our democracy with large sums of sweet cash:

Divorce Beltway Style

Column: The Democratic breakup that exposes Washington’s rotten core
Tony and Heather Podesta

“I see lobbying,” Tony Podesta has said, “as getting information in the hands of people who are making decisions so they can make more informed decisions.” Last week the information Tony Podesta was giving was the divorce complaint he had filed in D.C. Court against his wife Heather. The hands receiving the information were those of a gossip columnist for the Washington Post, who made the “informed decision” to report on it. Later in the day Heather, who is also a lobbyist, passed the text of her counter-suit to the Post. It published a follow-up.

Ready to Smirk

How Comcast bought the Democratic Party
Barack Obama, David Cohen

The communications giant Comcast announced in February that it would buy Time Warner Cable for $45 billion, creating the largest cable provider in America, with more than 33 million customers. That is about one third of the U.S. cable and satellite television market. FCC approval is required for the merger to go into effect. Critics of the deal say it would lessen competition and lead to even shoddier customer service. They are probably right, as all of us will soon find out, because there is little chance the merger will be stopped. Comcast, Time Warner, and their political fixers have spent years preparing for this moment—by buying off the Democratic Party.

Judges: Soros’ Broken Promise Didn’t Cause Ex Emotional Pain

Soros open to assault and battery for slapping, choking ex-girlfriend during post-break up bed session
George Soros and Adriana Ferreyr / Splash News

Billionaire Democratic donor George Soros got a favorable ruling in court today, with a five-judge panel ruling that his refusal to follow through on a promised $2 million New York City apartment did not cause his half-century younger ex-girlfriend any emotional pain.

Gas Attack

Column: How Democratic donors benefit financially from climate policy
Tom Steyer, George Soros, John Podesta / AP

Some lies just won’t go away. In February the Washington Post published an article with the following headline: “Why There’s No Democratic Version of the Koch Brothers’ Organization.” It was the umpteenth attempt to explain, in a particularly simplistic manner, how the millionaires and billionaires who donate money to the Democratic Party are nothing, absolutely nothing, like those meanie cancer research philanthropists Charles and David Koch.

Democratic Donor Pleads Guilty to Illegal Campaign Donations

Jeffrey Thompson financed multi-million dollar ‘shadow campaigns’
Democratic donor Jeffrey Thompson / AP

A major Democratic donor pleaded guilty on Monday to funneling millions of dollars in illegal campaign donations to federal and local politicians, including an unnamed 2008 presidential candidate believed to be Hillary Clinton.