The grassroots American populist movement that propelled President Donald J. Trump to victory in 2016 will need to be in full swing in November to repel big-money backed Democrats in several congressional races across the country, including the West Virginia 3rd District.
Democrat State Sen. Richard Ojeda won the district’s primary on Tuesday. He has been praised for his “populist” bend, and is popular among West Virginia’s coal mining community.
But Ojeda, like several other Democrat congressional candidates, is running a con job. He is bought-and-paid-for by People’s House Project, a leftist SuperPAC financed by corporate fascists in Silicon Valley. More on that in a second, but first, here’s the PAC’s the ruse:
“PHP is perfectly positioned to have a significant impact on Congressional races off the establishment’s radar,” according to the PAC’s website. “If there is going to be the hoped-for Democratic wave in 2018, it is going to have to build in areas open to Progressive policies but put-off by the party’s current emphasis on issues irrelevant to working- and middle-class lives.”
The PAC’s explicit goal is to brand progressive candidates with “working class” personas in order to make the Democrats more relatable. Of course, there is no such thing as the “progressive working class.” The working class, which makes up a majority of the American populace, is largely conservative, and consequently America is still a politically center-right nation.
Any hope that PHP might be genuinely working on behalf of the ordinary American is dashed upon taking a deeper look into the organization.
The PAC was founded by former MSNBC host Krystal Ball.
“[The Democrats] could use a little less New York and California and Massachusetts, and a little more heartland,” she said in a VICE interview. “The balance is a little off.”
“They have aligned this party with an elite donor class and lost the trust of most of the country,” she continued.
Ball is exactly right – most ordinary people loathe the political left. Only coastal elitists, limousine liberals, and brainwashed college students truly identify with the Democrats.
With that said, one might expect PHP to be running a grassroots campaign, reaching out and collecting donations from the people whom they claim to want to serve. They are not.
According to OpenSecrets, Reid Hoffman of Reylock Management is largest individual donor to PHP. Hoffman, worth a mere $3.3 billion, is a venture capitalist and the cofounder of LinkedIn. His venture capital portfolio includes LinkedIn, Facebook, Airbnb, Dropbox, Pandora, and Instagram. Hoffman has donated nearly $1 million to leftist PACs and candidates across the country since 2014. He is also an avowed globalist – a member of the Bilderberg Group and the Council on Foreign Relations. Nothing says “working on behalf of the everyman” like financing your PAC with Silicon Valley billionaires.
Christopher Hughes gave $50,000 to the PAC. Hughes is a co-founder of Facebook and worth half a billion dollars. He left Facebook in 2008 to volunteer on Barack Obama’s presidential campaign.
Sam Altman, president of Y-Combinator, a startup accelerator in Silicon Valley, also gave $50,000 to PHP.
The picture is clear. The PAC, whose founder claims that the Democrats could use “a little less California,” is in bed with the same old leftist donors, or in her words, “the elite donor class” that has “lost the trust of most of the country.”
PHP’s reach is not limited to West Virginia’s 3rd Congressional District. They are bankrolling 10 other congressional candidates in important swing districts like Wisconsin’s 1st District, Kentucky’s 1st District, and Virginia’s 2nd District.
The PAC has a smart strategy. They are putting lipstick on the progressive pig in an attempt to make it palatable to ordinary Americans. But behind the curtain are the same donors and the same anti-American policies that voters rejected in 2016.
If these districts turn blue in November, President Trump will undoubtably face impeachment in the House of Representatives.