Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King and truth don’t usually go together, in the same way that Hillary Clinton and truth rarely collide. But, as they say, even a broken clock is right twice a day. And here’s one case where Shaun King actually nails it, calling out Democrats — and, specifically, the Clintons — for peddling influence in exchange for cash and then having the audacity to pretend it’s all on the up and up.
It’s for this reason King is calling on followers to do the unthinkable — leave the Democrat party altogether.
Many of you aren’t religious, so please forgive me for recalling my roots as a preacher and starting us off with a simple verse of scripture.
“The love of money is the root of all kinds of evil.”
– 1 Timothy 6:10, The New Testament of the Bible
While my practice and devotion to religion has waxed and waned across the past few years, I still very much believe that verse is true. When you find evil in the world, when you find corruption, when you find starvation and exploitation, when you find poverty and despair, when you find drugs, guns, and substandard housing, when you find evil — if you dig far enough, you will often discover the love of money at the root. Underneath so much of what is wrong in this country is the deep love of money and all that it brings. Sometimes the connection is obvious and undeniable – other times not so much, but like the huge glacier underneath the still water, it is there.
Right now, the Democratic Party, which I have called home my entire life, is deeply in love with money. Consequently, its leaders have supported and advanced all kinds of evil, big and small, in devotion to this love affair.
In essence, Hillary Clinton and the DNC each wants us to believe that lobbyists and SuperPACs don’t expect anything from them in return for their money. This is the most basic, foolish, offensive lie they could ever tell. Of course they want something in return. That’s the business they’re in.
According to Politico, “The victory fund has transferred $3.8 million to the state parties, but almost all of that cash ($3.3 million, or 88%) was quickly transferred (back) to the DNC, usually within a day or two, by the Clinton staffer who controls the committee, POLITICO’s analysis of the FEC records found.”
Who really got the money? The Clinton campaign pocketed almost all of it and state parties were left with one penny on the dollar.
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King goes on to drop another major truth bomb:
The thing is, though, the Democratic Party isn’t really very democratic. It’s sincerely just a machine for Hillary Clinton.
He wraps by calling on progressives to leave the Democrat party after this election — suggesting he’s “moving on and hope you do, too.”
Personally, I (Michelle Jesse) look forward to digging deeper into Hillary Clinton — and the Clinton Foundation’s — influence-trading shenanigans as we move fully into the general election battle. Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, and there’s a whole lot of smoke swirling around the Clintons (and it’s not just the smoke and mirrors she and those propping her up are purveying).
The biggest challenge isn’t finding the fire that damns Hillary Clinton. It’s getting her followers to actually care. After all, these are the same people who blindly embraced scams like Barack Obama, Black Lives Matter and Shaun King himself.
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]