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NeverTrumper Bill Kristol’s Omidyar-Funded Group Is Top 2020 ‘Dark Money’ Spender
NewsBusters ^ | 10/7/2020 | Joseph Vazquez

Posted on 10/07/2020 1:47:19 PM PDT by JV3MRC

Defending Democracy Together, NeverTrumper and Bulwark Editor-at-Large Bill Kristol’s group, is pulling out all the stops in an attempt to destroy President Donald Trump’s reelection chances.

Defending Democracy Together (DDT), which has received $1.6 million from liberal billionaire Pierre Omidyar’s Democracy Fund Voice, “has spent $11.5 million on independent expenditures opposing Trump or backing Democratic nominee Joe Biden,” according to Open Secrets. Reportedly, DDT is the “the top spending ‘dark money’ group of the 2020 election cycle so far.”

Kristol is listed by Influence Watch as DDT’s “Board Chair.” Through its project Republican Voters Against Trump (RVAT), of which Kristol is “founding director,” DDT “runs an onslaught of unconventional ads featuring Republicans who plan to vote against Trump in November,” Open Secrets said.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: billkristol; darkmoney; ddt; defendingdemocracy; democracyfundvoice; election2020; nevertrumpers; omidyar; pierreomidyar; rvat

1 posted on 10/07/2020 1:47:19 PM PDT by JV3MRC
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To: JV3MRC

You would think that the bankruptcy of Kristol’s rag would have taught him a lesson, but he’s doubling down. What was the saying? - “Stuck on stupid”?


2 posted on 10/07/2020 1:50:20 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: JV3MRC

Guy is a creep. I’m hoping Trump wins and all these billionaires spending all that money end up with egg on their faces.


3 posted on 10/07/2020 1:50:44 PM PDT by McGavin999 (Kamala tosses out race cards as fast as a Las Vegas Blackjack dealer)
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To: JV3MRC

I’m seeing quite a few nasty anti-Trump Lincoln Project ads here in NC. Confederate soldiers and flags in these ads. Strong attack on Trump and the old South.


4 posted on 10/07/2020 1:51:04 PM PDT by Soul of the South (The past is gone and cannot be changed. Tomorrow can be a better day if we work on it.)
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To: JV3MRC
Bill Kristol is the next David Brock.

I'm glad I never bought the snake oil this guy was selling.

5 posted on 10/07/2020 1:52:57 PM PDT by JonPreston
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To: JV3MRC

Destroying Democracy Together (with the communists)


6 posted on 10/07/2020 2:00:38 PM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Natural Born Citizens Are Born Here of Citizen Parents|Know Islam, No Peace-No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: Steve_Seattle

The whole Deep State (of which Kristol is a member) is scared to death that Trump will be re-elected and hire General Flynn to turn the rocks over where the bodies are buried.


7 posted on 10/07/2020 2:01:27 PM PDT by silent majority rising
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To: JV3MRC

Bill Crystal must be a big Pizza fan is all I’m saying.


8 posted on 10/07/2020 2:05:25 PM PDT by Dogbert41
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To: JV3MRC

We used to read his father Irving’s essays and some of them were quite interesting. Didn’t always agree but Irv tended to be sane at least and very intelligent too. (There are some FR folks who might jump in now and complain now that Irv was a “neo-con” but that terminology is not very persuasive imho. Yes, I disagreed with some of Daddy’s essays. And probably they are same essays, positions that these FR commentators disagreed with. So be it, I am not gonna argue about Irving. He’s deceased.) Sonny boy William is a total leftie nut case, imho, who cannot properly be called ANY kind of conservative, old or new or full or partial. He’s pure leftist insofar as I can tell. Here is more info about William from the web, the more I read about William’s activities the less I like him...see what you think..

https://thefederalist.com/2020/02/19/based-on-tax-filings-bill-kristols-been-a-democrat-for-years/


9 posted on 10/07/2020 2:10:30 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (Politicians are not born, they are excreted. Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 to 43 BCE))
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His only claim that qualified him as a neocon that I can remember was that he was/is a hawk, and supported Bush’s Middle Eastern Wars (both 41 & 43), so people assumed his was conservative. However, many leftists were hawks...


10 posted on 10/07/2020 3:09:05 PM PDT by silent majority rising
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To: silent majority rising

They were the Scoop Jackson Democrats that got kicked out of the Democratic Party.


11 posted on 10/07/2020 3:10:26 PM PDT by dfwgator (Endut! Hoch Hech!)
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To: JV3MRC

Surely, Bill Kristol has broken a law somewhere along the line.

Time to jerk Billy’s chain.


12 posted on 10/07/2020 4:04:24 PM PDT by ptsal (Vote R.E.D. >>>Remove Every Democrat ***)
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To: silent majority rising

Yes that was the chief objection by some friends that Irv supported Iraq. I did too insofar as getting rid of sadism Hussein and his weapons ( many of which were removed to safety by that famous fleet of 500 Russian trucks). For whatever it’s worth, I envisioned a short action not a protracted war. Maybe I was right but it turned into the long affair that friends here objected to. So knowing how it turned out, it’s easy to criticize in retrospect. I understand that. It’s similar in some respects today to the probk m eith blood thirsty mudlim warlords in Iran. the Muslim world Has a serious sickness. Hopefully as time goes forward this danger can be cured


13 posted on 10/07/2020 4:11:20 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (Politicians are not born, they are excreted. Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 to 43 BCE))
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To: faithhopecharity

I served during the Vietnam war (Navy stateside, not in the weeds) and believe me, I understand how tragic it was. Towards the end of it, we all questioned the necessity of it, the justification of it, and the reporting of it. We lost many fine young men for reasons that were never fully understood or explained. Those same backbench warriors were the same ones that got so many killed. I knew a few of them personally. I have since learned to distrust most of what we were told, especially by the press.

I did not vote for Trump in 2016. The reason was that I believed the massive lies and BS that I has heard about in every election. But he surprised me. He actually meant what he said. And did it. I sure as he’ll will vote for him this time around. He is someone you never expect inside the beltway - an honest man.


14 posted on 10/07/2020 6:24:32 PM PDT by silent majority rising
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To: silent majority rising

PDJT does appear to be honest. And it is OBVIOUS just how damnned corrupted the DNC party machine has become!
As for SorozNazi’s control of the DNC party machine, along with his collaborating billionaire seditionist types and their corrupt hack politician-puppets,
please see my tagline.
Thanks!


15 posted on 10/07/2020 8:14:37 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (Politicians are not born, they are excreted. Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 to 43 BCE))
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To: JV3MRC

Does anyone have a picture of Bill K. getting hit in the face with a pie thrown by a democrat student? He was on the stage at a college making a speech.


16 posted on 10/08/2020 4:25:24 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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