This article appears in the February 14, 2020 issue of Executive Intelligence Review.
Owes Her Job to Michael Bloomberg
Feb. 6—The House flipped to a Democratic Party majority in 2018 because Michael Bloomberg spent more than $112 million on a self-defined project to do exactly that, in preparation for his 2020 Presidential bid. As a result, Nancy Pelosi became Speaker of the House. LaRouche PAC is presently examining Bloomberg’s independent expenditures, which were otherwise covered right after the election, and then promptly buried. The narrative, which replaced the nasty reality of Bloomberg’s purchases, had the Democrats recruiting new “fresh, moderate faces” who had campaigned and won on issues such as healthcare, by going door to door. In reality, many of the “fresh, moderate faces” were also former CIA or other intelligence officers, or former military personnel from our nation’s forever wars, or in many cases, lawyers. Of course, Bloomberg prefers prosecutors.
The profile that emerges is one in which Bloomberg seemed to be singularly focused on reinventing the Democratic Leadership Council and Blue Dog Democrats, which had functioned as the central political institutions of British neo-liberalism prior to Donald Trump’s election. He also supported a smattering of candidates clearly running on identity issues, making this part of his mandatory “apology tour” to establish street cred in the identity politics-obsessed Democratic party.
According to the New York Times, Democrats won 21 of the 24 races that Bloomberg had targeted, including 12 that were considered toss-ups. He did so by setting up a political action committee (PAC), the Independence USA PAC, which then ran polling operations in targeted districts, produced a ton of digital advertising, and then massively bought television ad time. Late in the campaign, that PAC bought ads produced by production companies that he paid. This independent expenditure campaign made Bloomberg the largest Democratic donor in 2018, dwarfing both George Soros and Tom Steyer, both of whom had also spent heavily in the 2018 election. For each of the races Bloomberg targeted, he spent $1-$3 million in independent expenditure ad buys.
Typical of Bloomberg’s ads were those on behalf of Lizzie Fletcher in Texas’ 11th CD, which ridiculed her opponent John Culberson because of his devotion to space exploration. At the same time he supported Kendra Horn, who campaigned as an advocate for NASA and space exploration in her Oklahoma race. Horn is, right now, as the chair of House Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, responsible for the shredding the Artemis Moon mission.
Michael Bloomberg’s 2018 Winners
Here are the 21 beneficiaries of Mini-Mike Mussolini’s 2018 largesse (and their districts); he spent millions on each race:
Jason Crow (CO-06), former Army Ranger, lawyer.
Mikie Sherill (NJ-11), former Navy aviator, prosecutor, London School of Economics.
Chrissey Houlahan (PA-06), Air Force veteran, education entrepreneur.
Elaine Luria (VA-02), twenty-year Navy combat veteran and commander.
Jennifer Wexton (VA-10), former prosecutor.
Lucy McBath (GA-06), veteran of Bloomberg’s gun control efforts and mother of a shooting victim.
Donna Shalala (FL-27), Clinton Administration HHS Secretary and establishment hack.
Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07), lawyer.
Colin Allred (TX-32), lawyer, former pro football linebacker.
Kendra Horn (OK-05), lawyer, former congressional staffer, “space advocate” who is presently cutting Artemis.
Sharice Davids (KS-03), LGBT Native American, lawyer, mixed martial arts professional.
Elissa Slotkin (MI-08), CIA; Obama NSC, Iraq; State Department; Defense Department.
Haley Stevens (MI-11), Chief of Staff to Bloomberg crony Steven Rattner, who headed Barack Obama’s auto task force.
Katie Hill (CA-25), former homeless advocate and goat herder. She has since resigned for sexual indiscretions with both male and female staffers; connections to Fred Newman cult being explored.
Harley Rouda (CA-48), a “John Kasich Republican,” realtor. He changed his registration to Democrat to assist in defeating Dana Rohrbacher because of Rohrbacher’s rational views of Russia.
Mike Levin (CA-49), lawyer, green energy nut.
Kim Schrier (WA-08), pediatrician and gun control advocate.
Steven Horsford (NV-04), black; held former Senator Joe Neal’s seat in Nevada Senate until he ran for Congress.
Angie Craig (MN-02), touted as the first lesbian mother ever elected to Congress; previously a journalist and communications director.
Dean Phillips (MN-03), Goldstar son, liquor distiller, gelato entrepreneur.
Lauren Underwood (IL-14), senior advisor to Obama HHS, youngest black woman ever elected to Congress.