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Sun Jul 28, 2013, 10:24 PM Jul 2013

What were Glenn Greenwald and Jane Hamsher doing with their curious PAC? [View all]

Back in 2008, Greenwald and anti-union anti-healthcare activist Hamsher set up a little Federal PAC, for which Hamsher was the treasurer in 2008 and Greenwald was the treasurer in 2008

They seem to have mostly fund-raised in 2008, but in 2010 they spent over $285K. Nevertheless, the PAC reported no contributions to Federal candidates, a small donation to Ryan for Congress seems to have been refunded. Money did flow to Hamsher and to Firedoglake, as well as to Greenwald's DMDM Enterprises, and to groups such as BreakTheMatrix, which seems to maintain a Twitter account and links to a libertarian free marketeer site breakthematrix.com that currently features Ayn Rand on a revolving front-page marquee. We know that at the end of the 2010 election cycle, Greenwald was encouraging libertarians to try to strip progressives away from the Dems by pushing the idea that there was no difference between Ds and Rs and by pushing the idea of voting third party or not voting

... Greenwald fails to mention that he stands to financially gain from donations to FDL, as the treasurer of FDL's PAC, Accountability Now, and his company, DMDM Enterprises, is used to taking money for "administrative expenses" from Accountability Now. An examination of FEC reports shows that Greenwald's DMDM Enterprises received more than $40,000 from FDL's Accountability Now from 2008-2010, and of course, we have no idea how much more he has received as salary as Treasurer ...
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Monday, November 21, 2011 | Posted by Spandan C at 12:29 PM

The question is: what were they doing with this PAC?

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Promoting primary challenges to Dems
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Promoting free-market libertarianism
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Taking money from suckers to line their own pockets
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I don't give the teeniest tiniest shit. All I care about is that Greenwald is helping expose the MotherPetrie Jul 2013 #1
If you're interested in facts, then carefully double-check whatever GG claims: he has an agenda struggle4progress Jul 2013 #2
You mean a "sinister Libertarian" agenda, don't you? 99th_Monkey Jul 2013 #28
His agenda is to encourage progressives to vote third-party or just not vote struggle4progress Jul 2013 #30
That's not what I hear him talking about, or reporting on, or writing about these days. 99th_Monkey Jul 2013 #31
we get enough encouragement to do that from democrats frylock Jul 2013 #42
This message was self-deleted by its author whatchamacallit Jul 2013 #53
Dopey slogans like that helped hand my state to the Rs! Thanks! struggle4progress Jul 2013 #54
we've been waiting for weeks for y'all to expose the agenda.. frylock Jul 2013 #41
Shh. You're only supposed to double-check the claims of approved suspects. n/t winter is coming Jul 2013 #44
I've posted this link dozens of times. Surely you've seen it by now: struggle4progress Jul 2013 #47
and as i've stated, the progressives need no encouragement from any outsiders.. frylock Jul 2013 #56
Greenwald and the NC Republicans certainly agree too many progressives are voting Dem -- though struggle4progress Jul 2013 #68
well, you can continue to blame greenwald for the democrat's failings.. frylock Jul 2013 #69
+1000 truebluegreen Jul 2013 #3
Greenie is helping himself to some fast cash Whisp Jul 2013 #5
I am INFINITELY more concerned about what the NSA is doing! MotherPetrie Jul 2013 #7
you are being led by the nose. Whisp Jul 2013 #9
The frantically stepped up anti-GG posts today are just so very telling. MotherPetrie Jul 2013 #11
I find it so very pathetic that otherwise intelligent people Whisp Jul 2013 #14
and the ignore button should be used when posters insult others with opposing views and liberal_at_heart Jul 2013 #22
No, the only tizzy I see is by the Snowden supporters. nt SunSeeker Jul 2013 #16
Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure. MotherPetrie Jul 2013 #17
Exactly! nt SunSeeker Jul 2013 #12
I consider trans vaginal probes an egregious violation of our privacy. SunSeeker Jul 2013 #10
If it's all on the up-and-up, then why the absolute desperation to smear GG? MotherPetrie Jul 2013 #15
It's good for real progressives to know exactly who he is and what he's been up to: such facts struggle4progress Jul 2013 #19
I'm infinitely more concerned about what the NSA is doing on Obama's watch. MotherPetrie Jul 2013 #21
GG is blowing pretty smoke-rings from his butt when he says stuff like "The NSA has trillions struggle4progress Jul 2013 #26
Then GG did his job well with you Recursion Jul 2013 #29
There is no "absolute desperation to smear GG." SunSeeker Jul 2013 #20
Nothing supportive of liberal economic policies, that's for damn sure. nt AllINeedIsCoffee Jul 2013 #4
Another minute, another smear. last1standing Jul 2013 #6
Why a monetary transfer between a "progressive" PAC and Paul Ryan's election campaign? struggle4progress Jul 2013 #35
Whoever this PAC donated to doesn't change the facts about NSA spying. last1standing Jul 2013 #57
Anti-healthcare activist is a gross smear of Hamsher. TransitJohn Jul 2013 #8
The link I gave includes video of a tea-party anti-healthcare activist saying struggle4progress Jul 2013 #13
Why are you continuing to conflate the PPACA with healthcare? TransitJohn Jul 2013 #18
it is insurance that allows people to get healthcare. SunSeeker Jul 2013 #23
Sorry. TransitJohn Jul 2013 #24
Right. And a marriage certificate is just a piece of paper. SunSeeker Jul 2013 #25
Blue xylephone woodpecker TransitJohn Jul 2013 #27
Rand, is that you? nt SunSeeker Jul 2013 #34
The same reason we call SS a retirement program Recursion Jul 2013 #33
Good God. We're defending Hamsher now Recursion Jul 2013 #51
No, just lamenting the lack of accuracy around here. TransitJohn Jul 2013 #67
The usual...fleecing the gullible. n/t Scurrilous Jul 2013 #32
Hey! A guy's gotta earn a living somehow, you know. MineralMan Jul 2013 #36
here's 50$ olddots Jul 2013 #38
You bet! Allow 6 months for delivery.** MineralMan Jul 2013 #39
Just received an email response: OilemFirchen Jul 2013 #59
Kick! BumRushDaShow Jul 2013 #37
One other tidbit about Jane Hamsher . . . Major Hogwash Jul 2013 #40
I like how you started the OP out with a lie cthulu2016 Jul 2013 #43
This message was self-deleted by its author seaglass Jul 2013 #45
It was certainly clever of GG to turn around and attack SEIU after taking SEIU-COPE money. I notice struggle4progress Jul 2013 #49
This message was self-deleted by its author seaglass Jul 2013 #58
"... Having SEIU officials fresh off endorsing the Obama re-election campaign shape, fund, struggle4progress Jul 2013 #62
The Daily Kos post, that you lifted that from, indicates the PAC would mount primary challenges struggle4progress Jul 2013 #50
I didn't read your post or the one preceding it. OilemFirchen Jul 2013 #60
This message was self-deleted by its author seaglass Jul 2013 #61
Which "lie" was that? I provided links struggle4progress Jul 2013 #48
Thin ice. Major Hogwash Jul 2013 #64
DU rec...nt SidDithers Jul 2013 #46
The People's View is rancid garbage whatchamacallit Jul 2013 #52
The OP provides a link to OpenSecrets that also contains the info struggle4progress Jul 2013 #55
Boink. Scurrilous Jul 2013 #63
Yessirrree nt flamingdem Jul 2013 #65
! JNelson6563 Jul 2013 #66
K & R Scurrilous Jul 2013 #70
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