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Net worth of 2020 presidential candidates

Two days ago, before former New York mayor and rabid gun-controlist Michael Bloomberg tossed his hat in the Demonrat ring, Forbes published a list of the net worth of all the 2020 presidential candidates.

Below is the list. The commentary below each name is Forbes‘, as indicated by the quotation marks (“”). I added Bloomberg’s net worth, as well as the ages and current occupations of the members of the list. Needless to say, all except President Trump are Demonrats.

I was surprised by the net worths of some on this list, e.g., Bill de Blasio, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and Elizabeth Warren, which goes to show being a politician sure is a lucrative “profession”.

24. Pete Buttigieg

Age & occupation: 37, mayor of South Bend, Indiana (D)
Net worth: $100,000
Financial transparency score: 4/5
Money raised: $32 million

“Mayor Pete has enough money to live comfortably in the Midwest, but he’s still the poorest 2020 contender. Chalk that up to his age (at 37, he’s the youngest candidate), student loan debt and his decision to give up a lucrative McKinsey job to run for treasurer of his home state of Indiana in 2010. He lost but got a six-figure gig as mayor of South Bend two years later. Still, he and his husband, Chasten, a former teacher, disclosed between $100,000 and $230,000 in student loans.”

23. Tim Ryan

Age & occupation: 46, U.S. representative for Ohio’s 13th congressional district (D)
Net worth: $500,000
Financial transparency score: 3/5
Money raised: $900,000

“Elected to the House of Representatives at 29 years old, Ryan has been earning a congressional salary for years. After getting a law degree in 2000, he briefly served in the Ohio state senate, then won his House seat in 2002. In 2013, Ryan married a public school teacher, who is still paying off her student loans, according to his most recent financial disclosure report.”

22. Tulsi Gabbard

Age & occupation: 38, U.S. Representative for Hawaii’s 2nd congressional district (D)
Net worth: $500,000
Financial transparency score: 2/5
Money raised: $6 million

“Gabbard invested in the cryptocurrency craze in 2017, buying between $2,000 and $30,000 worth of Litecoin and Ethereum, according to documents she filed with the government. By the time she turned in her most recent financial disclosure report, in July 2019, she had gotten rid of those investments. It’s not clear if she made money on them. Most of her fortune is tied up in an $865,000 home in Washington, D.C., which has an estimated $560,000 in debt against it.”

21. Julian Castro

Age & occupation: 45, attorney. Former Obama administration Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (2014-2017); former mayor of San Antonio, Texas (2009-2014)
Net worth: $700,000
Financial transparency score: 2/5
Money raised: $4 million

“Barack Obama’s former secretary of housing and urban development has more than $100,000 in cash accounts, plus stock in a handful of mutual funds. After Obama left office, Castro joined the faculty of the University of Texas’ school of public affairs. His $40,000-per-year university pension is worth about $110,000. He also owns a modest, 2,000-square-foot home in San Antonio, where he served as mayor from 2009 to 2014.”

20. Andrew Yang

Age & occupation: 44, attorney & entrepreneur
Net worth: $1 million
Financial transparency score: 2/5
Money raised: $5 million

“The son of Taiwanese immigrants, Yang left a corporate law gig to go into the startup world. In 2000 he cofounded Stargiving.com, a website that gave charitable donors the chance to meet celebrities. After it folded he went to work for small mobile software and healthcare companies, then became CEO of test prep business Manhattan Prep in 2006. Yang helped grow the company to $11 million in revenues before industry giant Kaplan bought it in 2009 for tens of millions.”

19. Seth Moulton

Age & occupation: 41, U.S. Representative for Massachusetts’s 6th congressional district (D).
Net worth: $1 million
Financial transparency score: 2/5
Money raised: $2 million

“Moulton got a physics degree from Harvard, then joined the Marine Corps and served four tours in Iraq. Back Stateside, he used the G.I. Bill to get master’s degrees from Harvard’s public policy and business schools, before running for Congress. His $1 million fortune is largely spread among mutual funds, index funds and a 2,750-square-foot condo in Salem, Massachusetts.”

18. Kirsten Gillibrand

Age & occupation: 52, U.S. senator for New York (D).
Net worth: $1 million
Financial transparency score: 3/5
Money raised: $15 million

“Gillibrand owns a $350,000 home in Troy, New York, with her husband, Jonathan. She’s the breadwinner, earning $174,000 annually for serving in the senate. He made just $185,000 as a consultant and investor between 2007 and 2018, according to tax returns. Their most valuable asset appears to be Gillibrand’s federal pension, worth an estimated $450,000.”

17. Marianne Williamson

Age & occupation: 67, “spiritualist” and author.
Net worth: $1.5 million
Financial transparency score: 3/5
Money raised: $3 million

“Williamson made millions as a self-help guru and author (with books like the 1992 bestseller A Return To Love), but she hasn’t held onto most of the money. What she does have sits in mutual funds, money market accounts and cash accounts, along with a handful of publicly traded stocks like Apple, Home Depot and VF Corp. While Williamson is not likely to win the election, she’ll almost certainly make money off her campaign: In April, she released her latest book, A Politics of Love.”

16. Steve Bullock

Age & occupation: 53, Governor of Montana (D)
Net worth: $1.5 million
Financial transparency score: 3/5
Money raised: $2 million

“The governor of Montana is a small-time landlord. He owns 50% of a historic building in Helena, Montana, where he rents out two commercial spaces and one residential apartment. It’s in a convenient location for Bullock, just a mile down the road from his office at the state capitol. His stake is worth roughly $300,000 after debt. The rest of Bullock’s portfolio is mostly composed of retirement accounts.”

15. Cory Booker

Age & occupation: 50, U.S. senator for New Jersey (D)
Net worth: $1.5 million
Financial transparency score: 4/5
Money raised: $12 million

“When the New Jersey senator arrived in Washington in 2013, he owned stock in companies like Netflix, Facebook and Amazon. He sold all of that within a year of taking office, putting the proceeds into checking and savings accounts. Today Booker’s portfolio includes a 2,800-square-foot house in Newark, where he served as mayor from 2006 to 2013, and a New Jersey state pension. His federal tax returns show average annual giving of 11%, higher than any of the other 14 candidates who have released their filings.”

See also “Presidential candidate Cory Booker proposes national gun license for all gun owners

14. Amy Klobuchar

Age & occupation: 59, U.S. senator for Minnesota (D)
Net worth: $2 million
Financial transparency score: 4/5
Money raised: $13 million

“A prosecutor turned politician, Klobuchar holds a plain-vanilla portfolio. Her retirement holdings include a federal pension worth an estimated $560,000, the result of 12 years in the U.S. senate.”

13. Jay Inslee

Age & occupation: 68, governor of Washington (D)
Net worth: $2 million
Financial transparency score: 4/5
Money raised: $5 million

“Since 1988, Inslee has bounced back and forth between the Washington state government (serving as a legislator and now governor) and the federal government (representing Washington’s 4th district, then its 1st district). That’s made him eligible for an estimated $68,000 per year for life in state and federal pensions, an income stream worth around $750,000 in all. He owns a five-bedroom, $1 million home outside Seattle.”

See also “Washington Gov. Jay Inslee Signs Seven Anti Gun Bills in a Single Day,”

12. Bernie Sanders

Age & occupation: 78, U.S. senator for Vermont (Democratic Socialist)
Net worth: $2.5 million
Financial transparency score: 4/5
Money raised: $46 million

“Turns out, the socialist senator is a pretty successful capitalist. After running for president in 2016, Sanders inked three lucrative book deals that have brought him more than $2 million so far, catapulting him into the 1%. Since the 2016 election, he has shelled out $575,000 for a northern Vermont summer home and paid off a 30-year mortgage on his Burlington, Vermont, house—25 years early.”

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11. Bill De Blasio

Age & occupation: 58, mayor of New York City (D)
Net worth: $2.5 million
Financial transparency score: 3/5
Money raised: $1 million

“Mayor Bill de Blasio has spent most of his life in public service, but like the Oval Office occupant he hopes to replace, he owes his fortune to timely investments in New York City real estate. In 2000 de Blasio, who held a handful of city and federal jobs before being elected mayor, and his wife bought a 1,200-square-foot row house on a quiet Brooklyn block. Four years later, they picked up a 1,600-square-footer just down the road. Since then, real estate values have skyrocketed. Last year de Blasio collected $108,450 by renting out the two properties while he and his family live in Gracie Mansion, the mayor’s official residence.”

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10. Beto O’Rourke

Age & occupation: 47, U.S. representative for Texas’s 16th congressional district (D) from 2013 to Jan. 3, 2019.
Net worth: $4 million
Financial transparency score: 3/5
Money raised: $14 million

“The former Texas congressman married into a rich family—his wife, Amy, is the daughter of an El Paso real estate tycoon—but only a small chunk of that wealth has trickled down to the couple. Their largest asset is a note held by Amy, worth $2.5 million, according to a campaign spokesperson. O’Rourke holds a minority interest in a $2.5 million El Paso strip mall, which he got from his mother.” He suspended his presidential campaign on November 1, 2019.

9. Joe Sestak

Age & occupation: 67, president of FIRST Global non-profit.
Net worth: $6 million
Financial transparency score: 4/5
Money raised: $0

“Sestak graduated second in his class at the U.S. Naval Academy in 1974 and retired as a three-star admiral three decades later. For his service, he gets roughly $120,000 every year for the rest of his life. That pension is worth nearly $1.5 million. Sestak has funneled his salary into a diversified portfolio, which includes more than $15,000 of Apple stock and at least $100,000 in Amazon shares.”

8. Kamala Harris

Age & occupation: 55, U.S. senator for California (D)
Net worth: $6 million
Financial transparency score: 4/5
Money raised: $25 million

“Senator Harris married lawyer Douglas Emhoff in 2014, creating a California power couple. She brought the clout, and he brought the money. Since then, they have raked in $8.2 million—most of it from Emhoff’s work at law firms Venable and DLA Piper. The couple owns homes in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, worth a combined $5.8 million before debt.”

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7. Joe Biden

Age & occupation: 77, U. of Pennsylvania professor of “presidential politics”
Net worth: $9 million
Financial transparency score: 4/5
Money raised: $22 million

“‘Middle-class Joe’ is now solidly upper class. The former vice president and his wife, Jill, earned more than $15 million in the two years after they left the White House, cashing in on a multi-book deal with publisher Flatiron. In 2017, they dropped $2.7 million on a 4,800-square-foot pad in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. The next year, they paid off a mortgage on their other home, in Wilmington, Delaware.”

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6. Elizabeth Warren

Age & occupation: 70, U.S. senator for Massachusetts (D)
Net worth: $12 million
Financial transparency score: 4/5
Money raised: $36 million

“Teachers aren’t paid so poorly after all—at least not Harvard professors. Warren and her husband, Bruce Mann, both longtime instructors at the university, have built up a small fortune through years of teaching, writing and consulting. Their largest holdings include TIAA and CREF accounts—available to educators and nonprofit employees—worth more than $4 million. One of their best investments has been their home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, purchased in 1995 for $447,000. It’s now worth an estimated $3 million.”

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5. Michael Bennet

Age & occupation: 54, U.S. senator for Colorado (D)
Net worth: $15 million
Financial transparency score: 2/5
Money raised: $4 million

“The Democratic senator got millions working for Republican megadonor Philip Anschutz. After serving in the Justice Department during the Clinton administration, Bennet left Washington in 1997 to join the Anschutz Investment Company. There, he worked on a deal to merge three movie theater chains into Regal Entertainment Group and ultimately joined its board of directors. Today his assets include hedge fund holdings and Colorado real estate.”

4. John Delaney

Age & occupation: 56, attorney & businessman; former U.S. representative for Maryland’s 6th congressional district (D) from 2013 to 2019.
Net worth: $200 million
Financial transparency score: 2/5
Money raised: $26 million

“Delaney made a fortune in the business world before serving three terms in Congress. The son of a union electrician, he launched HealthCare Financial Partners, a lender to health care businesses, in 1993. One of his major backers: Tom Steyer, whose hedge fund invested $25 million. Delaney took HealthCare Financial Partners public in 1996 and pocketed $30 million when he sold it three years later to Heller Financial (later rolled into GE Capital). He quickly founded a second company, commercial lender CapitalSource, raising $542 million to launch it—$190 million of it from Steyer’s firm.”

3. Tom Steyer

Age & occupation: 62, hedge fund manager; partner and member of the executive committee at Hellman & Friedman, a San Francisco–based $8 billion private equity firm.
Net worth: $1.6 billion
Financial transparency score: 1/5
Money raised: $0

“After years of backing other Democrats, the hedge funder is trying his own luck as a candidate. Money won’t be an issue. Steyer founded Farallon Capital in 1986 and turned it into one of the largest hedge fund firms in the country. He stepped back in 2012 to focus on politics and philanthropy, concentrating his early efforts on protecting the environment. That struck some people as odd, given that he had previously invested in the fossil-fuel industry. Oil tycoon Harold Hamm, a prominent Trump supporter, once called Steyer “the world’s biggest hypocrite.” For his part, Steyer said he had a change of heart and divested his old fossil-fuel holdings.”

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2. Donald Trump

Age & occupation: 73, President of the U.S.A.
Net worth: $3.1 billion
Financial transparency score: 0/5
Money raised (as of June 2019): $124 million

“The billionaire-in-chief is rich enough to fund his entire presidential campaign by himself. Not that he will. While donors around the country have been pitching in to support his reelection effort, the richest president in American history has donated exactly $0 of his own, according to the latest filings.” Donald Trump funded his 2016 presidential campaign.

1. Michael Bloomberg

Age & occupation: 77, businessman
Net worth: $58 billion, making him the 9th richest person in the United States and the 14th richest person in the world.

“He is the co-founder, CEO, and owner of Bloomberg L.P., a global financial services, software and mass media company that bears his name. A lifelong Democrat, Bloomberg switched his party registration in 2001 to run for mayor of New York City as a Republican. He won a second term in 2005, and left the Republican Party two years later. He then campaigned to change the city’s term limits law, and was elected to his third term in 2009 as an independent on the Republican ballot line. In October 2018, Bloomberg changed his political party affiliation back to the Democrats. He announced on November 24, 2019, that he was seeking that party’s nomination in the 2020 presidential election.”

~Eowyn

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Californians react with derision to presidential aspirant Eric ‘we’ll nuke you’ Swalwell and impeach Trump plan

Rep. Eric Swalwell, 38, is a California Demonrat who represents the 15th congressional district in the San Francisco Bay Area.

On April 8, 2019, Swalwell joined the growing list of hate-America freaks and communists who’ve announced their candidacy for the 2020 Demonrat presidential nomination. Swalwell fittingly chose as the venue to make his announcement, the late-night talk-show of another Demonrat, Stephen Colbert.

Elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in November 2012, Swalwell is a strong supporter of abortion and LGBTs. He is also not just an advocate of gun control, he wants government to confiscate whatever guns we have and if we resist, the government would “nuke” us.

As I’d posted last November, Swalwell wrote in a USA Today op/ed, “Ban assault weapons, buy them back, go after resisters,” that he and other Democrats had been too deferential to Second Amendment activists, and urged that all “military-style semiautomatic assault weapons” be outlawed and confiscated.

Responding to Swalwell’s gun ban and confiscation proposal, former InfoWars reporter Joe Biggs @Rambobiggs tweeted:

So basically @RepSwalwell wants a war. Because that’s what you would get. You’re outta your fucking mind if you think I’ll give up my rights and give the gov all the power.

To which Swalwell tweeted this threat, which he later said was “sarcasm”:

And it would be a short war my friend. The government has nukes. Too many of them. But they’re legit. I’m sure if we talked we could find common ground to protect our families and communities.

On January 4, 2019, on syndicated radio’s “Hugh Hewitt Show,” Swalwell cautioned his fellow House Demonrats against voting to impeach President  Trump, saying he thinks it is “bad for democracy.” Instead of impeaching without an “airtight case,” Swalwell said his hope is that Trump is voted out at the ballot box. (Breitbart)

In response, Demonrat billionaire Tom Steyer (see “Tom Steyer: The man behind the $20M impeach Trump campaign and his strange ‘walnut sauce’ email“) announced he will be hosting a “Need to Impeach Town Hall” at the Casa Real at Ruby Hill Winery in Pleasanton, CA, on April 23. Steyer said the town hall is intended to urge Swalwell to push to start House impeachment proceedings against President Trump.

The news article of the town hall on Patch elicited an unprecedented (for Patch) number of comments, nearly all of which are from Swalwell’s 15th congressional district, which covers most of eastern Alameda County including Castro Valley, Dublin, the northern part of Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Pleasanton, Sunol, Union City, and parts of Contra Costa County, including San Ramon and a portion of Danville.

Here are the comments:

Bobbi Fleckman, Castro Valley: “MAGA! TRUMP 2020!! Swalwell, you are nothing but an embarrassment. You and your anti-American, progressive socialist cronies have ruined CA.”

Anneke, Castro Valley: “Why doesn’t Swalwell save his breath and time and do something that actually benefits the people in Alameda County? Why doesn’t he help solve our homelessness issues? Help with the high cost of housing? Help us get money to repair our roads and freeways? Why? Because it’s much easier to get in front of a microphone or on TV and bloviate against Trump than it is to actually solve some problems.”

Mark, Danville: “I read the headline and thought it was about impeaching Swalwell… was going to sign up.”

Rick, Danville: “Steyer and Swalwell – two guys who have never done anything that requires courage. Two lost, sorry souls craving attention.”

Bret, Dublin: “Was very happy to see the responses here. This is an absolute joke. Steyer must have money to burn, because this will amount to exactly zero. Swalwell continues to be an embarrassment to himself and D15. On a positive note, if he jumps on board with this whack job, it will destroy his chances of winning the Dem spot for 2020.”

Joanne Duncan, Livermore: “Would love to see Maga hats there! What a croc!”

Tina Brown, Livermore: “I will not be there! I love My President!”

Virginia Edwards, Livermore: “MAGA~Trump in 2020!!!”

J Cota, Livermore: “who is this Tom Steyer billionaire socialist who wants to keep minions under him and his SF cartel … We LOVE our President! I’ll be there PROTESTING your socialist indoctrination along with my Patriot friends!! #MAGA”

Karin Smith, Livermore: “This is the dumbest thing ever. Honestly, I think Swalwell should just resign for considering something so stupid. Get over it, people. You’re acting like children. Boo hoo. We had to deal with 8 years of obama. I’m not even a big fan of Trump, but I sure do like my pocket book right now–much better than how obama destroyed the economy. GROW UP!!”

Rolland, Pleasanton: “We need to Impeach Eric, He has done nothing but cause problems.very dumb.”

Bruce Brogden, Pleasanton: “Yes, I agree impeach Swalwell. I voted for Trump and will again. He is not impeachable. Beside impeaching a president does not remove him from office (i.e. Bill Clinton). It only limits their power. I also don’t think The Patch should be used to advertise tyranny.”

Bruce Brogden, Pleasanton: “Anther reason to not buy or patronize Ruby Hill Winery.”

Christopher F., Pleasanton: “Welcome to obscurity party for Eric Swalwell, sponsored by Ruby Hill ‘Whinery.'”

Trooper2, Pleasanton: “Outside Alameda County no one has even heard of him and he says the stupidest things just for the publicity. Hope you are reading these comments Mr Swalwell!”

Kelly Gamble, San Ramon: “More idiocy. Vote Conservative! Save our country!! ????????”

Kevin Christopher, San Ramon: “Nice to see our Representative using his time on important issues. Go back to work like the people that you serve”

Dave Fllcek, San Ramon: “Hey Swalwell, stop crying about Trump and move on. The person you should be trying to impeach is your own Governor Newsom! TRUMP 2020!!!!”

Carol Rossi, San Ramon: “Eric is Nancy’s poodle. She says sit and stay and he piddles on the floor. What are we impeaching Mr. Trump for? Saving us from Hillary and her socialist ambitions?”

And one comment from outside Swalwell’s 15th congressional district — in Berkeley!:

Richard Royal, Berkeley: “Is this guy *honestly* this stupid?”

Not a single comment favors Swalwell or the impeach Trump campaign, which leads me to wonder how Swalwell ever got elected in the first place.

~Eowyn

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Democrats Tom Steyer and Bill Maher wish for nuclear war and economic collapse to remove President Trump

Fri, 06 Jul 2018 13:12:12 +0000

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Patriotism — love of one’s country — is a natural sentiment.

Scottish anthropologist Sir Arthur Keith (1866-1955) called it “in-group amity” and provided a compelling account in A Theory of Human Evolution that love of country is instinctive because the sentiment fosters and is necessary for the survival of the individual and the group.

Liberals/Progressives/Democrats, however, are exceptions to that natural sentiment. Instead of love of country, they promote “identity politics” — that the individual’s main identity and loyalty is to a sub-group of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, or political party.

Even worse, instead of love of country, American liberals/progressives/democrats actually hate America and everything it stands for.

Two recent examples are stunning reminders of liberals’ visceral hatred of America and Americans: Bill Maher and Tom Steyer. Both are so consumed with hatred for President Trump that, in order to remove him from the White House, they actually welcome an economic crash and a nuclear war that would bring untold hardships, sufferings and deaths to countless Americans. That’s how much Maher and Steyer care about America and fellow Americans.

(1) Bill Maher

On the night of June 8, 2018, during a panel discussion on his HBO show, Bill Maher asked his guest Shermichael Singleton his opinion of how the U.S. economy is performing under Trump.

Singleton answered, “It’s going well. For now.”

Maher said:

“I feel like the bottom has to fall out at some point, and by the way, I’m hoping for it. I think one way you get rid of Trump is a crashing economy. So please, bring on the recession. Sorry if that hurts people, but it’s either root for a recession or you lose your democracy.”

(2) Tom Steyer

Tom Steyer is the billionaire Democrat who launched a $20 million national campaign to impeach President Trump. In a televised video that you may have seen, Steyer calls President Trump “a clear and present danger who is mentally unstable and armed with nuclear weapons,” who has taken the U.S. “to the brink of nuclear war” and obstructed justice by firing former FBI Director James Comey, among other charges. (See “Billionaire Democrat Tom Steyer launches multi-million$ media campaign to impeach President Trump“)

In a recent interview with Rolling Stones reporter Tim Dickinson, June 29, 2018, Steyer said it is imperative that Congress “immediately” impeach President Trump, but the “checks and balances system” set up in the Constitution isn’t working.

Steyer first considered conventional wars and an economic disaster like the Great Depression as means to remove President Trump. But then, wanting to “move quicker,” Steyer said he prefers “a nuclear war” to “get a real course correction.”

To top it off, Steyer actually justifies nuclear war to remove President Trump as Democrats “trying to do what’s right.”

Like other Democrats who are caught saying outrageous things, including death threats at President Trump, after saying he welcomes a nuclear war as a “quicker” way to remove a duly-elected sitting President, Steyer then had second thoughts, calling his remark intemperate.

Here’s the exchange between Steyer and Dickinson:

DICKINSON: The normal checks and balances are for the Senate Judiciary and the House Judiciary Committee to investigate the president’s behavior – that is not happening. So you can believe in checks and balances as much as you want, but that is not the real world. Maybe I wasn’t clear, the idea is that Democrats, returning to power in the House, would have subpoena power. She [Nancy Pelosi] pointed to how she dealt with George W. Bush – whom many wanted to impeach. She believes the decision to take impeachment off the table helped Democrats take the House in 2006, and paved a path to Obama and a deeper correction.

STEYER: I remember 2006. What happened is that George W. Bush, he put us in two disastrous wars and we were headed toward the biggest financial disaster since the Great Depression. So if the answer is that we need those three things to happen for a course correction, I’d prefer to move a little quicker. How about that? But I take your point. Maybe we can have, like, a nuclear war and then we get a real course correction.

DICKINSON: Wow – that’s…sobering.

STEYER: We’re trying to do what’s right. And 2006/2008 did not happen because George W. Bush didn’t get impeached, is what I’m saying. I should be a little bit more tempered: I take back that remark about nuclear war. The correction happened because the United States got screwed, and American citizens lost their houses and American citizens lost their lives – and, by the way, there was a terrible climate-related crisis, New Orleans, that the president fumbled. So that course correction was based on the suffering of American citizens. We’re trying to act expeditiously to avoid the suffering of American citizens.

In psychology, overreaction is defined as “a response, specifically an emotional reaction, which goes beyond a proper level.” Being exaggerated and off-the-scale, overreaction is an irrational response to a stimulus, which points to some underlying dynamics within the individual’s psychology. Simply put, overreaction is a psychological defense mechanism against a perceived threat.

The overreaction of so many rabidly unhinged anti-Trumpers indicates they feel very threatened by President Trump as he systematically fulfills his campaign promises to the Americans who’d voted for him — those whom Hillary Clinton contemptuously demonized as “deplorables”.

What personal stake does Tom “nuclear war” Steyer has in getting rid of President Trump?

His “walnut sauce” email comes to mind . . . .

See “The man behind the $20M impeach Trump campaign and his strange ‘walnut sauce’ email“.

~Eowyn

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Fusion GPS, hired by Hillary for dirt on Trump, also paid 3 journalists

Fusion GPS is a commercial DC-based intelligence firm that conducts opposition political research on political candidates, such as on Mitt Romney. The company was hired by Planned Parenthood (PP) to investigate pro-life activists who took a series of “sting” videos showing PP selling aborted baby parts to medical researchers.
In the 2016 presidential campaign during the GOP primary elections, Fusion GPS was first hired by Republicans, rumored to be RINO Sen. John McCain, to conduct “opposition research” on Donald Trump, which ended when Trump became the GOP’s presidential nominee.
The DNC (Democratic National Committee) and Hillary Clinton then hired Fusion GPS to continue digging up “dirt” on Trump. Fusion GPS, in turn, hired former British MI-6 agent Christopher Steele to compile a dossier on Trump, which became infamous for its entirely-fake allegation that Trump — a self-described “germophobe” — had engaged Russian prostitutes to urinate (“golden shower”) on a Russian hotel bed supposedly used by Obama.

But Fusion GPS didn’t employ just Chris Steele.
On November 21, 2017, Fusion GPS’s documents were unsealed as a result of a ruling by D.C. district court judge Richard Leon in a lawsuit over the firm’s bank records.
As reported by Luis Orozco for Conservative Daily Post, the unsealed documents reveal new details of payment transactions made to and by Fusion GPS, as well shed new light on requests made by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence concerning the firm.
Altogether, Fusion GPS’s bank documents list 112 payment transactions involving the firm, most of which are redacted, except for transactions between Fusion and two law firms on two Russia-related projects. The law firms are:
(1) Perkins Coie, which represented the DNC and Hillary Clinton campaign, paid Fusion GPS a total of more than $1.4 million in 2016 for “opposition research” on Donald Trump:

  • $1,024,408 between May 24, 2016 and Dec. 28, 2016.
  • $365,275 on the eve of the election on Oct. 28, 2016.
  • A payment after the election in late December 2016.

(2) BakerHostetler, which paid Fusion GPS $523,651 between March 7, 2016 and Oct. 31, 2016, to investigate a London-based banker, Bill Browder, who helped push through the Magnitsky Act — a sanctions law vehemently opposed by the Russian government. The $523,651 came from a Russian businessman convicted of tax fraud and money laundering.
Fusion GPS founding partner and former Wall Street Journal reporter Glenn Simpson compiled the research for Fusion’s anti-Browder project, working closely with a Russian lawyer named Natalia Veselnitskaya, who gave Simpson’s research to Russia’s prosecutor general Yuri Chaika. Veselnitskaya also shared Simpson’s research, in the form of a 4-page memo to Donald Trump Jr., with whom she met in the Trump Tower in June 2016 — a meeting that was arranged by Fusion GPS associate Rob Goldstone.
As Conservative Daily Post‘s Luis Orozco points out, opposition research firm Fusion GPS “is the common denominator linked to two different schemes used to damage the Trump campaign” — “one of the main weapons . . . to prevent the Republican victory.”
There are two more interesting things that are revealed in the un-redacted  Fusion GPS financial transactions:

  1. Strangely, the transaction list doesn’t show payments that Fusion made to Chris Steele, although it is known that he was paid a total of  $168,000 for his work, which lasted from June 2016 until the presidential election.
  2. Fusion GPS´s unsealed documents also reveal a request by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence for records of:
    • Five payments made by Fusion for “research” and to a mysterious “Russia expert.”
    • Nine payments made by Fusion to three journalists who had reported on Russia issues.

A memo filed by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence on November 21, 2017, shows that the committee’s lawyers are seeking the records of nine Fusion GPS payments to three journalists, all of whom have reported and been quoted in articles related to Russia. But the identities of the three journalists are redacted.
Please contact Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), the chair of House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and demand that the American people have the right to know the names of the three journalists who were paid by Fusion GPS — hired by the Democrats to dig up “dirt” on Trump — to do who knows what. Below is Nunes’ contact info.:

Address: Longworth House Office Building, Suite 1013, Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2523
Fax: (202) 225-3404
Email: https://nunes.house.gov/contactform/

By the way, a recent Daily Caller investigation found a hitherto unknown association between Fusion GPS and Tom Steyer, a billionaire financier and Democrat Party operative who is funding the $20 million campaign to impeach President Trump.

In 2012, Steyer hired Fusion GPS and its founding partner, Glenn Simpson, to conduct an investigation to help pass ballot initiative Proposition 39, aimed at closing a tax loophole for California businesses and funneling money to so-called clean energy projects.
Prop 39 was a success, which made Steyer a rising star in the world of Democratic politics. He was the party’s most generous donor in the 2016 election cycle — giving more than $90 million to various political action committees.
Steyer is said to be considering running for political office. In August 2015, he launched the Fair Shake Commission on Income Inequality and Middle Class Opportunity, purportedly an implicit announcement of candidacy for the 2018 California gubernatorial race. (Lots more on Steyer, the “green” or environmental hypocrite here.)

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Tom Steyer: The man behind the $20M impeach Trump campaign and his strange 'walnut sauce' email

Just days before the 2016 presidential election, WikiLeaks published a collection of emails sent by and to John Podesta, a longtime Democratic Party operative who was White House chief of staff in Bill Clinton’s administration, White House counselor in the Obama administration and, most recently, chairman of Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign.
Thanks to a tip on Voat, a hitherto obscure Podesta email takes on new significance because among its recipients is the man who is funding a $20 million national impeachment campaign against President Trump.
Below is a screenshot of the email, published by WikiLeaks (click to enlarge):

The “walnut sauce” email senders/recipients are:

(1) Tom Steyer, 60, the cc recipient of the above email, is the billionaire Democrat who has launched a $20 million national campaign to impeach President Trump. In a televised video that you may have seen, Steyer calls President Trump “a clear and present danger who is mentally unstable and armed with nuclear weapons,” who has taken the U.S. “to the brink of nuclear war” and obstructed justice by firing former FBI Director James Comey, among other charges. (See “Billionaire Democrat Tom Steyer launches multi-million$ media campaign to impeach President Trump“)
Steyer’s impeachment campaign is doomed to failure because:

  • The Republican Party has a majority in both houses of Congress.
  • Even Democratic congressional leaders have shown no interest in impeaching Trump.
  • President Trump has neither committed nor been convicted of “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors” — the grounds for impeachment as specified in Section 4 of Article Two of the United States Constitution.

Tom Steyer is also connected to Fusion GPS, the DC-based opposition research firm hired by Hillary Clinton and the DHS during the 2016 presidential campaign to find “dirt” on Donald Trump.
Steyer is said to be considering running for political office. In August 2015, he launched the Fair Shake Commission on Income Inequality and Middle Class Opportunity, purportedly an implicit announcement of candidacy for the 2018 California gubernatorial race. (Lots more on Steyer, the “green” or environmental hypocrite, here.)

(2) Jim Steyer, 61, the sender of the cryptic “walnut sauce” email, is the older brother of Tom Steyer. A child advocate, civil rights attorney, Stanford University professor and author, Jim Steyer is most known for founding Common Sense Media, an organization dedicated to improving media and entertainment lives for kids and families. (Wikipedia)
(3) John Podesta thought the cryptic “walnut sauce” email to be important enough as to forward it to his assistant, Eryn Sepp.
Seriously, why would very powerful and very busy men like Tom Steyer, Jim Steyer and John Podesta prattle on in email about “walnut sauce on pasta” and whether the “walnut sauce is very tasty”?
It is said that “walnut” is a pedophile code-word for a person of color, and “sauce” is a pedophile code-word for orgy. For more on these code-words, see “Pizzagate: The Podesta ‘pizza’ emails”.
In a comment, a reader suggests another meaning for “walnut sauce”:

As you can see below, the human adrenal gland does resemble a walnut.
adrenal gland and walnut
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Billionaire Democrat Tom Steyer launches multi-million$ media campaign to impeach President Trump

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 14:32:50 +0000

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As billionaire financier George Soros sinks $18 billion into his Open Society Foundation, thereby transforming it into one of the world’s largest charity political activist organizations, another billionaire Democrat, Tom Steyer, is launching a national campaign to impeach President Donald Trump, after only 9 months of presidency.

Thomas Fahr Steyer, 60, is the founder and former co-senior managing partner of Farallon Capital — a hedge-fund that manages $20 billion in capital for high-net-worth individuals and institutions that include college endowments and foundations. After retiring as manager of Farallon Capital in 2012, Steyer launched NextGen America, a political organization that supports leftist positions on climate change, immigration and health care, among other issues.

Born of a Jewish father and an Episcopalian mother, with a net worth estimated at $1.6 billion in 2016, Steyer has funneled millions of dollars into Democratic candidates and causes. He was environmental advisor to the Obama administration and is on the board of trustees of Stanford University, his MBA alma mater.

Jacob Pramuk reports for CNBC that Steyer began the “Need to Impeach” initiative on Friday with an ad calling on Americans to urge their members of Congress to vote President Trump out of office.

Need to Impeach said in a statement it would launch an “eight-figure” television ad purchase and a “seven-figure” digital buy.

In a video, Steyer called President Trump “a clear and present danger who is mentally unstable and armed with nuclear weapons.” He accuses the president of taking the U.S. “to the brink of nuclear war” and obstructing justice by firing former FBI Director James Comey, among other charges.

Trump’s impeachment currently appears highly unlikely, given the Republican Party’s control of both chambers of Congress. Even Democratic congressional leaders have shown no interest in impeaching Trump, yet, despite Rep. Al Green‘s (D-Texas) introduction of articles of impeachment against Trump and a Democrat bill, HR 1987, to remove President Trump for ‘mental incompetence’.

According to Section 4 of Article Two of the United States Constitution:

The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.

Nothing that Tom Steyer gives as his reasons to impeach President Trump even remotely constitutes “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors”. All of which points to Steyer’s irrationality. So if anyone should be accused of being “mentally unstable,” it is Thomas Fahr Steyer, not President Donald John Trump.

Steyer should look up the meaning of “sore loser” in the dictionary.

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Facebook billionaire gives another $20M to defeat Donald Trump one month after donating $15M to Hillary Clinton and other Democrats

I quit Facebook two years ago. Don’t. Miss. It. At. All.

Dustin Moskovitz

Dustin Moskovitz


From Daily Mail: A billionaire Facebook founder has agreed to donate $20 million to defeat Donald Trump just weeks before the election.
Dustin Moskovitz, 32, announced his latest donation in a post he wrote for Medium earlier this month, stating: ‘The events of the past few weeks have only deepened my conviction that Hillary is the best choice for America. I hope that these contributions will help make that outcome a reality.’
Just one month prior, Moskovitz revealed in another Medium post that he has donated $15 million to help elect Clinton and other Democrats. But despite these staggering donations, many in the Democratic party know very little about Moskovitz, who is worth $10.7billion according to Forbes.
Moskovitz explained his reasons for supporting Clinton and his disdain for Trump in his September Medium post. ‘We cannot ignore the remarkable alignment between these two visions for society and the choices in this year’s election. The Republican Party, and Donald Trump in particular, is running on a zero-sum vision, stressing a false contest between their constituency and the rest of the world,’ wrote Moskovitz.
‘We believe their positions, especially on immigration, which purport to improve the lives of Americans, would in practice hurt citizens and noncitizens alike. In contrast, the Democratic Party, and Hillary Clinton in particular, is running on a vision of optimism, pragmatism, inclusiveness and mutual benefit.’
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A vision of mutual benefit…


Moskovitz is not the only major Facebook employee to support Clinton during this election.  Chris Hughes and his husband Sean Eldridge held a fundraiser at their $5million Soho apartment for Clinton last year. Hughes is now worth an estimated $850 million and was the owner and publisher of The New Republic before selling the magazine this past February.
Half of the $20million Moskovitz and his wife, journalist Cari Tuna, are giving will go to the League of Conservation Voters and to a political action committee called For Our Future. The latter group is a get-out-the-vote effort in battleground states that is paid for primarily by labor unions and hedge fund billionaire Tom Steyer (who funds the Black Lives Matter groups).
Moskovitz and Tuna also are giving directly to Clinton’s campaign and to party committees helping Senate and congressional Democrats.
Moskovitz became the youngest self-made billionaire in history when Facebook went public. He and Tuna, a former Wall Street Journal reporter, also recently joined forces to create the philanthropic organization Good Ventures. The couple live together near Silicon Valley.
‘As a nation, we need to figure out how to bring everyone with us, and we believe the Democratic platform currently is more aligned with ensuring that happens,’ wrote Moskovitz on Medium.
Hillary trying

Hillary trying to bring everyone with her…


‘In comparison, Donald Trump’s promises to this group are quite possibly a deliberate con, an attempt to rally energy and support without the ability or intention to deliver. His proposals are so implausible that the nation is forced to worry that his interest in the presidency might not even extend beyond winning a contest and promoting his personal brand.’
Politico reports that before this cycle, Moskovitz’s only recorded political donations had been $5,200 to the failed 2014 House bid of Eldridge in New York, who lost his race by 30 points.
Only Steyer has given more this year to Democrats, campaign finance records show. The Californian has put up almost $40 million so far, to promote environmental issues and help elect Clinton and other Democrats.  Steyer is worth far less than Moskovitz however, with a net worth of just $1.61billion.
Facebook investor Peter Thiel, who is also the founder of Paypal, has donated $1.25million to the campaign of Donald Trump.
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