Surprise: Democrats Getting Lots Of “Dark Money” To Push Their Climate Authoritarism

I’m utterly shocked at this revelation, considering how much and often Democrats rail against dark money. Whitehouse whines about it almost every day

Unsurprisingly, Sheldon, like so many, reaps the benefits from this dark money. You can see it at

Dark Money Link to Democrats’ Climate Probes

It was Democrats who nearly a decade ago first labeled the opaque funneling of millions of dollars into various political influence operations “dark money” and railed against the then-GOP-dominated practice.

Over the past two election cycles, however, Democrats have not only caught up but surpassed Republicans in channeling unlimited sums of special interest and billionaire spending through nonprofits that do not disclose their donors’ identities.

Liberal groups and political operatives allied with the Democratic Party have also grown more creative in the types of political influence operations the funds support. A little-noticed dark-money entity created at least three years ago to help Democrats in Congress work more effectively is now drawing scrutiny.

The piece then spends a lot of time on quite a few of these big dark money groups, leading to

Schiliro previously told the New York Times that the group has trained lawmakers and staff on how best to extract meaningful information from well-coached witnesses called to testify before Congress.

Schiliro and Barnett’s recent work with Democrats on Capitol Hill stirred Republican scrutiny in recent months after the House Committee on Oversight and Reform held an October hearing titled, “Fueling the Climate Crisis: Exposing Big Oil’s Disinformation Campaign to Prevent Climate Action.” After the hearing, the panel issued subpoenas to oil companies whose executives were called to testify. (snip)

After the October hearing, Rep. Ro Khanna, who chairs the environment subcommittee of the oversight panel, told reporters that he was working with former Waxman staffers with the goal of modeling the “Big Oil” hearings after those held into the tobacco companies in the 1990s on whether nicotine is addictive. Khanna told The Hill newspaper that he expected the investigation to continue for months, and boasted that the committee has enlisted the help of “a lot of people” involved in planning the Waxman hearings for advice.

Khanna’s comments and the dark-money role in funding Co-Equal formed the basis of a formal complaint to the House of Representatives’ Office of Congressional Ethics. Government Accountability and Oversight, a conservative government watchdog organization, in mid-January filed a complaint arguing that Co-Equal was providing privately financed or in-kind support for the House oversight panel in violation of House ethics rules.

“This development, which on its face is in violation of House rules (XXIV) and ethics requirements, represents the extension of a new but rapidly expanding practice of privately underwriting governmental staff, for ‘climate’ policy and even investigating private parties viewed as impeding advancement of the climate policy agenda,” the watchdog argued.

Surprise? Democrats have taken the whole dark money thing and kicked it up a few notches while attempting to shake down companies and push climate authoritarianism.

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5 Responses to “Surprise: Democrats Getting Lots Of “Dark Money” To Push Their Climate Authoritarism”

  1. Matthew says:

    And so how many times have you been bought off Sheldon? Do they pay your dues at the yacht club??

    This turd has been an unhinged leftist from day one.

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    GOPhers such as Teach would love for the Dems to disarm in the dark money wars.

    Dark money is speech, my friends!

    • Bill589 says:

      Troll Elwood – Tell your Masters:
      Eventually Everything comes to Light. Their deeds done in the dark Will be exposed. Patriots, armed with Light loving truth are coming.
      Be afraid. Be very afraid.

    • Better Call Saul says:

      Democrats deride ‘dark’ money, but a new analysis shows it helped boost Joe Biden
      Fredreka Schouten byline
      By Fredreka Schouten, CNN

      Updated 10:44 AM ET, Fri November 27, 2020

      The Democrats’ Use of Dark Money: Is It Hypocritical?
      Jan. 31, 2022 The New York Times.

      Democrats Decried Dark Money. Then They Won With It in 2020.
      A New York Times analysis reveals how the left outdid the right at raising and spending millions from undisclosed donors to defeat Donald Trump and win power in Washington. The New York Times.

      Democrats Now Dominate Dark Money Spending. They Still Want To End It.
      The For The People Act contains the DISCLOSE Act, a long-sought-after Democratic Party policy item that would end dark money spending.
      Paul Blumenthal
      Paul Blumenthal
      03/22/2021 05:45am EDT | Updated March 22, 2021 HUFFPO.

      Democrats used to rail against ‘dark money.’ Now they’re better at it than the GOP.
      Reformers wonder whether anyone can be trusted to dismantle a system that allows secret funding of campaigns. CBS NEWS.

      I could go on for days.

      The Fourth turning is amazingly accurate in predicting the progression of our societies.

      Right now we are in the middle of the fourth turning.

      Fourth Turning
      The Fourth Turning is a Crisis. Old Artists die, Prophets enter elderhood, Nomads enter midlife, Heroes enter young adulthood—and a new generation of child Artists is born. This is an era in which America’s institutional life is torn down and rebuilt from the ground up—always in response to a perceived threat to the nation’s very survival. Civic authority revives, cultural expression finds a community purpose, and people begin to locate themselves as members of a larger group. In every instance,

      The problem is as another said here a couple times. The heat index is a 15 out of 10. Hatred and animosity runs fever pitch. Democrats have resorted to going to bed with dark money and corporations and the MIC.

  3. Conservative Beaner says:

    Politicians getting paid. Shocked, shocked I tell you.

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