Showing posts from September 20, 2020

Wikileaks, Ro & Super PACs

 LIAR, LIAR, PANTS ON FIRE: Wikileaks, Ro & Super PACs Ro Khanna repeatedly stresses that he will not take PAC money, and will work to reverse Citizens United or reduce its impact. Very Progressive Right? But what exactly is Ro's history with PACs? Californians for Innovation: Ro's Personal PAC During his campaign to unseat Mike Honda from CA-17, Ro Khanna himself relied on a PAC called Californians for Innovation . This was an independent Super PAC formed in support of Ro Khanna which helped him with almost $1.3 Million dollars in his primary fight against Mike Honda from 2014 to 2016. The Super PAC raised $790,000 for the 2014 campaign, and $506,381 for the 2016 campaign. The treasure for the Super PAC is Ash Chopra, a Wealth Manager with more than $3 Billion in assets, whose minimum new client size is $10 Million. More than half of the Super PACs expenditure was against Mike Honda.  The contributors to the Super PAC included many Silicon Valley VCs  ( 2014 , 2016 ). T

Ro's Presidential Misrepresentation

 LIAR LIAR PANTS ON FIRE: Presidential Misrepresentation Many of us are finding it hard to reconcile with Ro Khanna violating the pledge he took to oppose race based discrimination (SCA5) and supporting ACA5, which is on the ballot as Prop16. Looking back at Ro's political career, we have observed a pattern of deception, and bold-faced misrepresentation. He was not afraid to fake endorsements by the President of the country; not once, but twice over a decade! President Clinton's Press Release: Ro Khanna vs Tom Lantos (2004) Ro Khanna ran against the Tom Lantos in the 2004 primaries for CA-12. In one of his mailer, he misrepresented comments President Clinton made to give an impression of an endorsement. In a strongly worded press release, President Clinton asserted that Ro Khanna had misled the voters and took the unusual step to endorse Congressperson Lantos. The following is an excerpt from a post titled " You Know What They Say About Old Dogs And New Tricks-- Meet Croo