With Mike Bloomberg officially entering the 2020 race, he just did us 2A supporters a MASSIVE favor believe it or not. You see, Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action are “non-partisan”, right? Well......
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg officially entered the 2020 Democratic race Sunday with a potent asset: The vast trove of email addresses amassed by Moms Demand Action, the nonpartisan gun control advocacy organization hosted under the umbrella of Everytown for Gun Safety, which Bloomberg co-founded and largely finances.
So he’s using their resources, a 501(c)4 not for profit, as a platform for his personal run for office. Not good:
That opens the door for a question: could Everytown/MDA possibly lose their tax exempt status due to the founder/main financial backer using the organization for his personal run, as he’s running as a declared political party candidate, yet using a “social welfare” not-for-profit as a major outreach resource? That’s not the favor he did for us though. This is:
https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_5ddc548be4b0913e6f71f17f Two years later, gun control activists in the Philadelphia suburb of Bucks County lobbied Everytown for Gun Safety not to endorse Fitzpatrick over Democrat Scott Wallace. They sent letters signed by more than 50 members of Moms Demand Action, a branch of the gun control group, noting Fitzpatrick didn’t support many of the group’s policy priorities and questioning his opposition to concealed carry reciprocity ― the stated reason for a potential Everytown endorsement. Everytown endorsed him anyway, leading Moms Demand Action volunteers to quit the group en masse, form their own organization ― Orange Wave ― and back Wallace instead.
“The group disbanded because we were left in the dark and expected to fall in line,” said Allison Glickman, one of the co-founders of Orange Wave. “It was upsetting, because Scott Wallace was clearly stronger on this issue.”
Glickman said Moms Demand Action volunteers felt “betrayed” by Bloomberg, and added she was peeved the billionaire was using the group’s email list for his presidential campaign.
“It’s frustrating that I recruited all these moms to fight gun violence, and now he’s using it to help his presidential campaign,” she said. “And he’s using it to help candidates who are horrible on this issue.”
Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, who competed against McGinty unsuccessfully in the Democratic Senate primary in 2016, was more subtle.
“As a Democratic candidate for president, Mr. Bloomberg makes an excellent Republican donor,” he said.
Bloomberg bought out Moms Demand Action in 2013 and used it to merge them with Mayors Against Illegal Guns in 2013 to form Everytown.
MDA’s only stand alone 990
Mayor’s Against Illegal Guns for the same year:
That jump in profit is something else, isn’t it? Bloomberg started rolling in the $$ for his org after merging.
Mike just proved what we’ve been saying all along: that Everytown/MDA is his own little agenda pusher. He’s using millions of people for himself. Not only that, but we can also now say when these people show up to lobby that they’re a partisan group. Thanks, Mike.
On top of it, since Watts is his sidekick in all of this, people can now see who she really is: a partisan hack who is a copycat of a previous gun control professional:
https://www.mom-at-arms.com/post/copy-cats Watts would be Mike’s PERFECT press secretary with her extensive background in PR for major companies (as well as the former Democratic Governor of Missour). Stay-at-home mom and “accidental activist” my ass....
To the members of the “grassroots” organization Moms Demand Action: How does it feel being used by a ego Driven billionaire and his attention seeking sidekick? Seems that people in the major swing state of Pennsylvania don’t like it.....
To top it off, you know someone is trying to hide stuff when their own media organization openly acknowledges that they refuse to put out any negative press about their founder and commit to solely attack the opposing party.
Bloomberg News will report on Michael Bloomberg’s 2020 presidential campaign, though will not investigate the candidate or his Democratic rivals, the company’s top editor told staff on Sunday.
“We will write about virtually all aspects of this presidential contest in much the same way as we have done so far,” Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait told staff in a Sunday memo. “We will describe who is winning and who is losing. We will look at policies and their consequences. We will carry polls, we will interview candidates and we will track their campaigns, including Mike’s.”
Bloomberg also has his very own PAC:
Interestingly enough, and goes without saying, he’s one of the major donors to it:
What’s interesting though is that he seems to be using it to pay himself!
Nothing shady at all here I bet..........
This also helps paints his character pretty well. He hates people that try to earn an honest living through offering transportation Services:
New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg told the head of a taxicab fleet that he plans to “fucking destroy” the city’s taxi industry when he leaves office on January 1. Bloomberg’s frustration with New York’s yellow cabs and their drivers stems from their unwillingness to adopt new technology such as accepting electronic passenger hails from smartphones, and their resistance to one of the mayor’s pet projects, a redesigned Taxi of Tomorrow.
There aren’t a lot of people who can credibly threaten to upend an entire microeconomy. The mayor is a billionaire, though, and he might just have the wherewithal to make it happen. So how might he go about it?
Well, first, when Bloomberg says “destroy,” we’re going to presume creative destruction, not physical annihilation. (It’s not that he couldn’t literally wipe out the taxi industry—with his $27 billion in personal wealth, he could undoubtedly afford the requisite military hardware—but even the famously direct Bloomberg might consider such a method unsubtle.) But isn’t car-service app Uber, which lets users order a cab, see on a map how far away it is, and pay for it, all through their phones, already going to disrupt the hidebound taxi industry?
Do as nanny Bloomberg says, or he will ”fucking destroy“ you. The words of a tyrant. Imagine what he would do if he wins in 2020 but fails to win in 2024 and can’t continue his “pet projects” he started as president. Would he have that attitude towards the American people? There’s a link for that as well (from 2011):
“I have my own army in the NYPD, which is the seventh biggest army in the world. I have my own State Department, much to Foggy Bottom’s annoyance. We have the United Nations in New York, and so we have an entree into the diplomatic world that Washington does not have,” Mayor Bloomberg said.
When you have a guy that brags about public services as being his “own army” you then realize that he only wants one thing: control.
Suddenly, the “orange man” doesn’t seem so bad.......
As for his Moms Demand Action supporters, he does have his own personal political storm troopers.
Those who don‘t learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Learn.