Action Fund Alert: Below is a copy of my Breitbart piece which was shared more than 37,000 times on Facebook, and ran next to an ad for Clinton Cash, the movie that debuted last night and was based on the book by Peter Schweizer, a member of the Advisory Board for Take Back Our Republic. If you simply signed up or expressed an interest in the non-profit activities of Take Back Our Republic then we are sending this email in error - and please alert us by emailing back Take Back Our Republic updates only or simply sign up at www.takeback.org. This email will be posted on the website of the separate Take Back Action Fund, which was established for select people with a perceived interest in advancing our goal of conservative solutions for campaign finance reform that went beyond the educational scope of Take Back Our Republic. See notes on campaign finance-related quotes by both Donald Trump and Tim Kaine.
As noted in my Breitbart piece, viewers liked Donald Trump's speech by a 3-1 margin. He continued to hit money in politics. As quoted by Politico:
"Big business, elite media and major donors are lining up behind the campaign of my opponent because they know she will keep our rigged system in place. They are throwing money at her because they have total control over everything she does. She is their puppet, and they pull the strings."
This continued a theme Trump used to shoot into the lead in the first debate and continued in the days leading up to the convention when Politico quoted him as saying, "The other candidate in this race has spent her entire life making money for special interests and taking money from special interests. The insiders wrote the rules of the game to keep themselves in power and in the money." Tim Kaine will give his acceptance speech this week as Hillary Clinton's Vice Presidential election. The Washington Post noted in 2014 that Kaine was not as concerned about large corporate contributions, but he did focus on dark money."Kaine was less alarmed than some in his party by the provision in the omnibus spending bill that increases the size of donations political parties can accept. Slipping the provision into a must-pass bill was outrageous, Kaine said, but reformers focus should be on fighting dark money, the increasing influence of secret donations to independent groups.As shown in the graphic on our webpage, we do believe contributions to parties and ideological groups are preferable to huge special interest, corporate and big labor donations going through third parties - but we would like to see state and local parties and not just the national party be able to receive contributions. - John Pudner, President of Take Back Action Fund
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No group writes more hysterical comments than supporters of abolishing the electoral college (see our piece in the Hill with 6,225 shares from April and the piece that brought more than 1000 comments in the first couple of hours.) I know critics often post stream of conscience comments without researching, but many could have saved themselves from their embarrassing argument which I paraphrase as: Those who support the electoral college are siding with the 18th century small slave holding states that forced the Electoral College on the large non-slave states. Correcting their mistake before posting would have only required two quick google searches: First, click on 270 to Win and go to the first election where each state's electors were counted ( right image ), then click on the image on Wiki's history of slavery ( left image ). 1. If those who side with 18th century small states AGAINST large states are racists, then ... Alice in Wonderland. Comm
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