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Thursday, October 31, 2019

A MAJORITY OF WHITE DEMOCRATS HAVE BECOME NON-CHRISTIAN

A MAJORITY OF WHITE DEMOCRATS HAVE BECOME NON-CHRISTIAN 
And what that means for America
BY DANIEL GREENFIELD
republished below in full unedited for informational, educational and research purposes:
Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.
In Obama's first year in office, 68% of white Democrats described themselves as Christians, 7% claimed to be members of other faiths, and 24% said that they had no religious affiliation.
A decade later, only 47% of white Democrats call themselves Christians. 10% are members of other faiths, and 42% have no religion.
A majority of white Democrats have ceased to be Christian.
The Obama era transformed the country and the party. It’s often observed that the Democrats of the JFK era are not the Democrats of today. But forget 1961, an era that is receding into the shadows of history. The Democrats of 2019 are not the Democrats of 2009. We are a different nation because of it.
The results of the Pew survey are startling and yet unsurprising. They explain why the Democrat debate stage included a cult leader and a call to go after churches and synagogues that don’t back gay marriage.  
Not even Obama would have proposed such a thing in 2009. But much has changed since then.
Obama was born in 1961. 67% of Generation X was Christian. Millennials are now a quarter of the electorate and they are evenly divided between Christians and non-Christians. Generation Z represents another 9% of the electorate and it’s been described as the least religious generation ever. 
Beto O’Rourke’s proposals to confiscate guns or go after the tax-exempt status of traditional religious organizations only seem radical to older voters. They’re not radical to the younger voters he’s courting.
O’Rourke, Sanders, and Buttigieg all endorsed abortion until the moment of birth. As has been noted, this position is far more radical than the one Obama ran on. But so is the 2019 Democrat electorate.
While Buttigieg and Booker try to tap into lefty pseudo-religious politics, O’Rourke dispenses with the phony religion by appealing to the new rising demographics of the Democrats. And, despite the headline, those demographics are not only white. The decline among minority Democrats has not been as dramatic as among white Democrats, but the number of black Democrats who describe themselves as Christian still fell from 84% to 74% from 2009 to 2018-2019. Hispanic Christian identification among Democrats declined from 82% to 71%. Among Democrats as a whole, only 55% identify as Christian.
That’s down from 72% in 2009.
Generational shifts will see older, more religious Democrats making way for a new generation. Before long a majority of all Democrats will no longer identify as Christians or as religious believers.
The Democrats have not only adopted values that are fundamentally hostile to traditional religious believers, but the demographics show that they are living out those values. And, as Beto O’Rourke demonstrated, see less reason to hide them or to pay lip service to religiosity in an irreligious party.
At current rates, Catholics will form a larger share of the GOP than of the Democrats. Protestants, who made up 46% of the Democrats in 2009, have declined to 35%, falling from nearly half to a little over a third. 1 in 5 Democrats have never attended religious services.
Republicans and Democrats are no longer divided by their approach to religion, but by religion itself.
And this loss of any common set of values has tremendous implications for the conflicts tearing the country apart. Democrats and Republicans have less in common than they ever did before, including during the conflict that tore apart the country and left 620,000 men lying on the nation’s battlefields.
What were once debates over issues increasingly became cultural divides, generation gaps, racial conflicts, and now, religious divides, that are becoming impossible to bridge. Americans find it harder than ever to compromise on the issues or to even care about the issues, because their differences and divisions have become the real issue. Everything else is becoming a mere marker of the divisions.
The changing Democrats demographics did not come out of nowhere, but the swiftness of the sea change within a decade is also a forerunner of the changes that will transform politics as we know it.
Republicans will increasingly face a Democrat opposition that does not have a different vision of religion, but that treats it at best as an odd superstition, and, at worst, a destructive and evil set of beliefs.
The First Amendment, already under assault, will face the same attacks that were visited on the Second.
The Second Amendment is under siege because a sizable percentage of the country, primarily living in urban and suburban areas, sees no legitimate reason why anyone would want to own a gun. That is the essence of the gun control argument. Everything else is propaganda, narrative, and meaningless noise.
The Democrats are on track to becoming a political party whose base sees freedom of religion as an equally outmoded historical relic envisioned by old, dead white slave owners who had strange beliefs. They don’t and won’t see why anyone should have the right to have hateful beliefs or read hateful texts.
What will religious freedom look like when the average Democrat views religion the way that he does firearms?
We are about to find out.
America is not entering uncharted territory. It’s following in the footsteps of Europe. In the UK, only 3% of 18-24 year olds identify as Anglicans, and only 5% as Catholics, among 25-34 year olds, 5% identify as Anglicans and 9% as Catholics. 64% of 18-24 year olds say that they have no religion, as do 57% of 25-34 year olds, and 60% of 35-44 year olds.
Freedom of religion cannot survive under these conditions. And indeed, that is the case in the UK.
People have to believe in something and being convinced that their children will die because people won’t stop using plastic bags and straws is a belief. It’s the sort of belief that leads to genocide. As is the conviction that religion, nationality, and every non-approved identity must be stamped out for equality.
The decline of religion is not leading us to a more tolerant world. Instead, it’s intolerance that’s rising.
And that’s inevitable.
Tolerance for differing beliefs originated from religious differences. America has freedom of conscience because it was founded by settlers and colonists fleeing religious persecution who then had to determine how to deal with religious dissent in their own ranks. The ideological fanatics driving the Democrats come from a leftist radicalism that has never learned to cope with political differences.
It lacks the toolset of tolerance. And does not even recognize that it applies to political enemies.
The Democrats have embraced a new idea of diversity that applies to every possible variety of skin color and sexual combination, as long as its members unwaveringly share their beliefs on every single issue. Their politics embraces everything, and as everything is politicized, the only remaining dissents allowed are on matters so trivial, or obscure, that they cannot be politicized. This is the new tolerance.
In a decade, the Democrats were almost incomprehensibly transformed. And the country with them.
To understand why America is being torn apart, why its political norms are shattering, and talk of civil war is in the air, we must begin with the fundamental transformation, not of the government, but of us.

ISLAMIC STATE'S CALIPH AL-BAGHDADI GIVEN ISLAMIC BURIAL RITES~BUT DIDN'T EVERYONE AGREE THAT ISIS IS UNRELATED TO ISLAM?

ISLAMIC STATE'S CALIPH AL-BAGHDADI 
GIVEN ISLAMIC BURIAL RITES
Wait a minute. Didn’t everyone agree he was not Muslim?
BY ROBERT SPENCER
SEE:https://cms.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2019/10/islamic-states-caliph-al-baghdadi-given-islamic-robert-spencerrepublished below in full unedited for informational, educational and research purposes:
According to Reuters, “the United States has given the remains of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi a burial at sea and afforded him religious rites according to Islamic custom after he was killed in a U.S. commando raid in Syria on Saturday.” This information came from “three officials,” all of whom “spoke on condition of anonymity,” but there is no reason to doubt it. There is ample reason, however, to wonder why it was done, since virtually everyone of influence in both parties have agreed that the Islamic State has nothing whatsoever to do with Islam.
Establishment Republican strategist Karl Rove said it on Fox News Monday: the Islamic State (ISIS) has “hijacked a great religion” and “stand in opposition to the vast majority of Muslims around the world.” Rove added that “they want to pervert a great religion.”
Rove was simply parroting the conventional wisdom. All through the Obama administration, the main concern of the President and his underlings was not to counter the Islamic State’s advance, but to deny that it had anything to do with Islam. On August 20, 2014, speaking a day after the Islamic State beheaded American journalist James Foley, Obama declared that “ISIL [his preferred acronym for the Islamic State] speaks for no religion. Their victims are overwhelmingly Muslim, and no faith teaches people to massacre innocents. No just god would stand for what they did yesterday and what they do every single day. ISIL has no ideology of any value to human beings. Their ideology is bankrupt. They may claim out of expediency that they are at war with the United States or the West, but the fact is they terrorize their neighbors and offer them nothing but an endless slavery to their empty vision and the collapse of any definition of civilized behavior.”
This became administration policy: “ISIL does not operate in the name of any religion,” said Obama State Department spokesperson Marie Harf not long after that. “The president has been very clear about that, and the more we can underscore that, the better.”
Hillary Clinton summed up the guiding philosophy here when she tweeted during her 2016 presidential campaign: “Let’s be clear: Islam is not our adversary. Muslims are peaceful and tolerant people and have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism.” Not just ISIS, but all Muslims. And current Democrat front-runner has insisted that “ISIS has nothing to do with Islam.”
These confident assertions are bipartisan, and that isn’t just restricted to Rove. On September 17, 2001, President George W. Bush appeared at the Islamic Center of Washington, D.C., in the company of several prominent Muslim leaders, and said: “These acts of violence against innocents violate the fundamental tenets of the Islamic faith. And it’s important for my fellow Americans to understand that….The face of terror is not the true faith of Islam. That’s not what Islam is all about. Islam is peace. These terrorists don’t represent peace. They represent evil and war.”
The idea that the Islamic State is not Islamic and that Islamic jihadists are twisting and hijacking Islam is the standard and dominant perspective in the State Department, which was probably responsible for the decision to give al-Baghdadi Islamic burial rites. So why was this decision made? If the Islamic State has nothing whatsoever to do with Islam, then al-Baghdadi was not a Muslim at all.
But if the State Department realizes that al-Baghdadi was indeed a Muslim, as this decision to bury him with Islamic rites indicates, then everything Bush, Obama, and a host of others have told us all these years is false. And indeed it is. The UK’s Daily Mail reported Monday that Mohammed Ali Sajet, “one of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi’s closest confidants” who “is related to Baghdadi via marriage and has been an ISIS member since 2015, described al-Baghdadi’s hideout this way: “He was in an 8-meter-long underground tunnel with a width of 5 to 6 meters. It had a library, religious books and the Quran and things of sort.”
What? The man had a library full of the Qur’an and other Islamic books in his hideout? Didn’t he know that ISIS had nothing whatsoever to do with Islam?
The State Department needs to get its story straight. Either al-Baghdadi was not a Muslim, but a “hijacker” of Islam, in which case he should not have been buried with Islamic rites, or he was indeed a Muslim, in which case the counterintelligence analysts who have been dismissed, marginalized, and reviled as “bigots” for noting Islam’s connection to terrorism should be brought in from the cold. But the latter possibility is only likely to happen if there is a sea change in the Department, and realism introduced where today fantasy holds sway. That change is not on the horizon.

JEW HATRED EXPOSED AT UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA DURING NATIONAL STUDENTS FOR JUSTICE IN PALESTINE CONFERENCE

JEW HATRED EXPOSED AT UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA DURING NATIONAL STUDENTS FOR JUSTICE IN PALESTINE CONFERENCE 
 U. Minnesota named one of the “Top Ten Colleges that Promote Jew Hatred and Incite Terrorism.”
SEE: https://cms.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2019/10/press-release-jew-hatred-exposed-umn-during-natl-david-horowitz-freedom-centerrepublished below in full unedited for informational, educational and research purposes:
In a stealth campaign to reach students directly, the David Horowitz Freedom Center today distributed 2000 newspapers containing its new report on the “Top Ten Colleges that Promote Jew Hatred and Incite Terrorism” as well as posters condemning the Hamas-funded BDS movement against Israel on the University of Minnesota campus. The University of Minnesota is one of the schools named in the report.

The newspaper distribution coincides with the National Students for Justice in Palestine Conference, a highly controversial event known for promoting Jew hatred and anti-Israel terrorism, which will take place this weekend at the University of Minnesota.

Titled “From Campus to Congress: Allied with Terror,” the report documents the malignant spread of Jew hatred in our nation’s academic institutions. “Jew hatred is no longer solely the purview of academic outliers, those institutions known for radical activism and absurdist teachings,” the report explains. “The Jew hatred promoted by Hamas through its front group Students for Justice in Palestine has now trickled down to infect less typically activist campuses in the heartland—including the University of Minnesota which will host this year’s National Students for Justice in Palestine conference.”

A poster included in the pages of each newspaper highlights the role that Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, whose district includes the University of Minnesota, has played in promoting the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. The poster features images of Rep. Omar and Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, accompanied by a notorious tweet from Omar stating “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.” The caption above this image states “BDS: Finishing the Work that Hitler Started.” These same posters were also hung in public locations on the Minnesota campus.

“For nearly two decades, SJP has promoted Hamas lies and propaganda in order to establish a beachhead of support for anti-Israel terrorists on American campuses, resulting in a dramatic rise in anti-Semitic incidents and the harassment of Jewish students,” said David Horowitz, founder of the Freedom Center. “
“American universities like the University of Minnesota allow these terrorist allies to use their authority and prestige to lend this genocidal offensive an aura of respectability,” Horowitz continued. “Our campaign intends to expose SJP and other supporters of BDS as fronts for Hamas and to press universities to cease their funding and support of these organizations.”
Visit https://stopuniversitysupportforterrorists.org/ for more information on SJP’s links to Hamas and to read our new report on the Top Ten Colleges that Promote Jew Hatred and Incite Terrorism.
The David Horowitz Freedom Center, founded in 1988, is a not-for-profit organization located in Sherman Oaks, California. The Center’s mission is to defend free societies like America and Israel, which are under attack by totalitarians both religious and secular, domestic and foreign.
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Rep. Ilhan Omar's Armenian Genocide Vote Proves She's an Islamist, Not a Democrat

IDOLATROUS CATHOLICS OUTRAGED AS POPE FRANCIS PLACES AMAZONIAN INCAN IDOL, PACHAMAMA, IN VATICAN~IDOLS THROWN INTO THE TIBER RIVER; THEN POPE APOLOGIZES TO THOSE OFFENDED, BUT NOT TO CATHOLICS


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IDOLATROUS CATHOLICS OUTRAGED AS POPE FRANCIS PLACES AMAZONIAN INCAN IDOL 
IN VATICAN 

From where and whom did the Amazonian statues hurled in the Tiber actually originate?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76Ckqi12mPA
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Bishop Athanasius Schneider has issued an open letter forcefully condemning the use of the Pachamama statue at the Amazon Synod in the Vatican. Read more here: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/bis...

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BABIES BORN ALIVE, LEFT TO DIE FOR ORGAN HARVESTING: THE SHOCKING TRUTH

BABIES BORN ALIVE, LEFT TO DIE FOR ORGAN HARVESTING: THE SHOCKING TRUTH 
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TEL AVIV, ISRAEL: A NAVY SEAL, AN ARMY RANGER & AN APOLOGIST DISCUSS THE DEATH OF AL-BAGHDADI FROM A CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL: A NAVY SEAL, AN ARMY RANGER & AN APOLOGIST DISCUSS THE DEATH OF AL-BAGHDADI FROM A CHRISTIAN PERSPECTIVE
 By Chad Williams, John Lovell, David Wood 
Dog That Cornered al-Baghdadi:
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The White House declassifies a photo of the military dog that was wounded in the raid that led to the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. One America's Bobby Dupree has more on the K9 that played one of the most crucial roles in that top secret mission.

ANGELA MERKEL GIVES $500 MILLION TO PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY AS IT PAYS MUSLIMS TO MURDER ISRAELIS

ANGELA MERKEL GIVES $500 MILLION 
TO PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY AS IT PAYS MUSLIMS 
TO MURDER ISRAELIS 
BY ROBERT SPENCER
republished below in full unedited for informational, educational and research purposes:
Find out why this “aid” really just enables jihad terror attacks in The Palestinian Delusion: The Catastrophic History of the Middle East Peace Process, which you can preorder here.
“Shock as Merkel donates half a billion dollars in aid to Palestinian president, paying terrorists to kill Jews,” The Politics Online via Searchlight Germany, October 27, 2019:
At the joint press conference…Chancellor Angela Merkel said: “We are now the largest bilateral donors in the Palestinian territories.” According to Germany’s Bild news, the federal government announced that in 2018 about 166.2 million euros flowed to the Palestinians. In addition, Germany transferred about 173.2 million euros to UNRWA, a UN agency for Palestinian Muslims.
Throughout her years as Chancellor, Angela Merkel gave the Palestinian Authority more than half a billion dollars, not including foreign aid to UNRWA.
The Palestinian Authority openly pays salaries to every terrorist who murdered Jews as an act of jihad.
In newly released documents, the Palestinian Authority confesses that in the first 5 months of 2019, it paid 234,000,000 shekels (over $65 million/€58 million) in salaries to terrorists. This is a rise of over 11% compared to 2018.
In calendar year 2018, the Trump Administration has significantly cut funding for the Palestinians including $231.532 million economic assistance and $424.3 million to UNRWA (UN agency in Gaza and Ramallah)….

SYRIA: ISLAMIC STATE BRIDES "UNLEASH REIGN OF TERROR", SLAUGHTERING BABIES, DOUSING PEOPLE WITH PETROL (GASOLINE)

SYRIA: ISLAMIC STATE BRIDES "UNLEASH REIGN OF TERROR", SLAUGHTERING BABIES, DOUSING PEOPLE WITH PETROL (GASOLINE)
BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS
republished below in full unedited for informational, educational and research purposes:
Note that this story was reported before the death of Islamic State caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The al-Hawl camp is home to 68,000 Islamic State families. It is same camp in which infamous Islamic State bride Shamima Begum was discovered. She was part of the rifle toting morality police, but was made out by her defenders to be a victim. Most important to note in this story is just how dangerous and as sinister as their male counterparts, Islamic State brides are, while social justice warriors fight for their return, painting them to be victims of their jihadist husbands. The Sun reported:
Female members of ISIS’ morality police al-Hisbah have unleashed a reign of terror within the Syrian camp by enforcing the terrorist group’s radical laws upon the population.
Their actions include “ slaughtering babies and dousing guards in petrol,” and not only guards, but women, too:
Aylul Rizgar, 30, is the camp’s senior administrator and has been repeatedly threatened with decapitation.
She told The Times: “I have lost count of the number of times the women here have told me that when Islamic State returns they’ll cut my head off and put it on a pole.”
She has also been attacked by a mum and her two daughters who bit her and doused her in petrol.
In another testimony that further demonstrates the level of danger that Islamic State brides pose to the West, a teen sex slave, Muna, described the cruelty and viciousness of Islamic States brides as she spoke of the capture of American aid worker Kayla Mueller.
Yazidi schoolgirl Muna revealed al-Baghdadi was so terrified his other wives would discover he had taken the American aid worker as his bride he banished her to prison.
The 26-year-old was held captive at the home of his deputy Abu Sayaff …..
When they first captured Kayla, ISIS fighters pulled her nails out…..She was forced to convert to Islam.
She [Muna] said al-Baghdadi had feared his wives reaction to Kayla as they were “worse than” him.
“The wives were always worse than al-Baghdadi…They were always telling the children that they were lazy and beating them…”
Pari Ibrahim, executive director of the Free Yezidi Foundation, warns that Islamic State brides are “not innocent bystanders.” She states:
“There has been no effort to understand why these ISIS brides are guilty…In some cases, [the wives] would lock our Yazidi women in the houses so they could not escape. They would force them to do manual labor, humiliate them in captivity; they were beaten and tortured by the ISIS wives.”
The dilemma of what to do with Islamic State brides and their caliphate cubs remains. Islamic State jihadists are enemy combatants, brutes and abusers of the worst kind, and their brides are no better; caution should be employed in considerations of whether they should be repatriated back to the West, which they view as enemy territory, not as their “home.”
“ISIS takes ‘full control’ of al-Hawl camp slaughtering babies and dousing guards in petrol as they vow to restart jihad,” by Alahna Kindred, The Sun, October 24, 2019:
ISIS has taken control of the Al-Hawl camp and has wasted no time slaughtering babies and dousing guards in petrol, it has been reported.
Female members of ISIS’ morality police al-Hisbah have unleashed a reign of terror within the Syrian camp by enforcing the terrorist group’s radical laws upon the population.
Al-Hisbah have ordered attacks against guards, burnt down tents, dismembered bodies, doused women in petrol and have smuggled guns into the camp as ISIS vowed to restart their jihad.
The number of jihadists escaping the camp has skyrocketed and those who are recaptured have admitted to wanting to join the Turkish-backed Islamic militants.
Aylul Rizgar, 30, is the camp’s senior administrator and has been repeatedly threatened with decapitation.
She told The Times: “I have lost count of the number of times the women here have told me that when Islamic State returns they’ll cut my head off and put it on a pole.”
She has also been attacked by a mum and her two daughters who bit her and doused her in petrol.
Al-Hawl is home to 68,000 ISIS family members after they fled the jihadists’ last stand in Baghouz earlier this year.
Among its residents include 10,100 foreign citizens, including 18 British women and children – and was where ISIS bride Shamima Begum was found in February…..

DRAG QUEEN FLASHES CHILDREN DURING STORY HOUR

DRAG QUEEN FLASHES CHILDREN 
DURING STORY HOUR 
Child protection group accuses library of failing to carry out background check.
BY PAUL JOSEPH WATSON
SEE:https://summit.news/2019/10/30/drag-queen-flashes-children-during-story-hour/republished below in full unedited for informational, educational and research purposes:
A drag queen accidentally flashed children a glimpse of his crotch during a ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’ event in Hennepin County, Minnesota.
The performer, known as Sasha Sosa, was reading to children at Hennepin County Library when the incident was caught on camera.
Child Protection League Action posted a series of images from the event asserting that they represented taxpayer funded “debauchery and sexual grooming.”
According to the group, Sosa is aged 18 or 19 and regularly performs at strip clubs alongside ‘Gemini Valentine’, who was also present at the library wearing a revealing leotard.
The Hennepin County Library also reportedly failed to carry out a background check on the pair before the event.
The exposure of children to sexual themes at such events has caused fury amongst many conservatives.
Earlier this year we reported on photos showing young children lying on top of a drag queen during a ‘Drag Queen Story Time’ event in Portland.
One of the participants at a Drag Queen Story Time event in Houston, 32-year-old Albert Garza, later turned out to be a registered sex offender who was convicted of assaulting an 8-year-old boy in 2008.
However, according to neo-con columnist David French, Drag Queen Story Time is “one of the blessings of liberty.”


BIDEN'S NEW SUPER PAC IS FRONTED BY A REGISTERED FOREIGN AGENT LOBBYING FOR AZERBAIJAN~BIDEN FLIP-FLOPS ON "BIG MONEY INFLUENCE" HE PREVIOUSLY REPUDIATED

"BIG MONEY INFLUENCE" 
NOW ACCEPTABLE FOR BIDEN

POLITICO: BIDEN, DOWNTOWNERS CELEBRATE RASKY-PRISM MERGER รข€“ Rasky Partners, Inc.
BIDEN'S NEW SUPER PAC IS FRONTED BY A REGISTERED FOREIGN AGENT LOBBYING FOR AZERBAIJAN
BY JAMES MURPHY
republished below in full unedited for informational, educational and research purposes:
A registered foreign agent for the government of Azerbaijan is in charge of the money for a new Super PAC which looks to assist Democrat candidate Joe Biden in his bid for the presidency in 2020. In its Statement of Organization, the new committee, called Unite the Country, lists Larry Rasky as the treasurer.
The Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) of 1938 requires that any agent representing the interests of a foreign government disclose that relationship, along with pertinent information about their activities and finances. Records on file at the Department of Justice show that Rasky, along with his company Rasky Partners, is a foreign agent lobbying on behalf of Azerbaijan.
According to the employment agreement, which is included in the Justice Department documents, Rasky was employed by the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan. Services provided by Rasky to Azerbaijan included, “strategic communication counsel and services.” Also included in the scope of Rasky’s duties were “public relations services and support.” The initial contract was set to run from April 29 of this year until October 28, with both parties having the option to extend it by mutual agreement.
In his contract with Azerbaijan, Rasky and his company received $94,500 per month for his work for the country.
Rasky has worked on Biden’s two previous presidential runs as an aide. Unite the Country will purportedly infuse Biden’s 2020 campaign with millions of dollars in spending.
Politico reports that Rasky has previously assisted the current Biden campaign by asking donors to send checks made out to “Biden for President” to the offices of Rasky Partners located in Boston.
The new Super PAC represents a reversal for Biden, who has previously stated that he opposed accepting that type of support, a fact that Rasky himself pointed out in a fundraising e-mail sent to donors.
“Because Joe will not work with a Super PAC or take PAC money for his campaign, everyone is limited to $2,800 as a maximum gift,” Rasky wrote in April. “That will require a lot of work and a lot of checks to finance a presidential campaign effort.”
Back in August, Politico also reported that Rasky may have been involved in the nebulous purchase of hedge fund Paradigm Global Advisors by Biden’s son Hunter and his younger brother James in 2006.
According to Politico: “James and Hunter brought in Larry Rasky, a lobbyist and longtime Biden adviser, who at one point, according to court records, was going to provide $1 million in financing.” Rasky has neither confirmed nor denied his involvement with that purchase.
Azerbaijan is not the only country that Rasky has lobbied on behalf of. His firm has previously worked for a political party in Bangladesh until January of this year. A previous company fronted by Rasky, Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications, represented foreign interests in  JapanHungaryCongo, and Serbia.
It’s important to note that Rasky’s involvement with those foreign entities is not illegal. It is, however, very interesting when you consider the accusations that Joe Biden used his influence as vice president in the Obama administration to interfere with the internal politics of foreign nations — a fact that Biden himself admitted at a Council on Foreign Relations event in 2018. Biden threatened Ukrainian officials with withholding a billion dollars in aid if a prosecutor, who was reportedly investigating his son Hunter’s involvement with a Ukrainian energy company, wasn't fired.
“I looked at them and said, “I’m leaving in six hours,” the former vice-president remembered. “If the prosecutor is not fired, you’re not getting the money. Well, son-of-a- b**ch. He got fired.”
While Democrats in the House of Representatives look to impeach President Donald Trump based on a phone call with the president of Ukraine — in which they imagine Trump was threatening to withhold aid from the country unless an investigation was opened into Hunter Biden’s dealings with a Ukrainian energy company — Joe Biden is on record actually admitting to such activity.
Joe Biden portrays himself as a “man of the people.” But his associations and actions show him to be something else entirely. Biden has shown his proclivity to use his position of influence to enrich his family, if not himself. He is the embodiment of the corruption that the Democrats are accusing Trump of.
As for Rasky, with his history of working for foreign governments, the question must be asked, Considering that his super PAC is called Unite the Country, which country is he looking to unite?"
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Super PAC to Fund Biden’s Campaign Following Another Biden Flip-flop

BY BOB ADELMANN
republished below in full unedited for informational, educational and research purposes:
Just when big Democrat donors were about to write off the 2020 presidential campaign, along comes Biden’s pal, Larry Rasky, to pull Joe Biden’s languishing campaign from the brink. On Tuesday Rasky filed the paperwork creating a new Super PAC called “Unite the Country” and brought in some heavy hitters to join him in the rescue effort.
Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden (shown) had denounced (along with Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, and others) “big money influence” in politics but, no doubt out of desperation, changed his mind last week. In explaining the flip-flop, Biden’s campaign spokeswoman Kate Bedingfield put on the best spin she could:
Donald Trump has decided that the general election has already begun. In this time of political crisis, it is not surprising that those who are dedicated to defeating Donald Trump are organizing in every way permitted by current law to bring an end to his disastrous presidency.
Biden himself tried to put some distance between Rasky’s filing and his previous campaign promises to eliminate “big money” influence in politics if he were elected president. In an interview with MSNBC, Biden called Rasky’s move a “grassroots response” to his campaign’s financial difficulties, as though he knew nothing about the move until Rasky’s filing. Said Biden, “This is an understandable response from Democrats who desperately do not want to see [Trump] re-elected president. My guess is they [those guys over there with whom I have nothing to do and who are doing this entirely on their own without any support from me] would have done the same thing for anybody who was attacked in the Democratic primary if they were leading.”
This is a canard of the first order. Rasky, currently the CEO of lobbying firm Rasky Partners, served in Biden’s two previous presidential quests in 1997 and in 2008. In 1988, he served as Biden’s press secretary while in 2007 in joined Biden’s campaign as its communications director.
Joining Rasky are other Democrat operatives with links to previous Biden efforts to gain the White House. Steve Schale, a political strategist in Florida, was hired by the “Obama for America” campaign in 2008. In 2015, Schale helped Draft Biden, a Super PAC supporting a potential presidential bid by Biden.
Julianna Smoot has also joined Rasky’s rescue team. She served as deputy manager of Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign, raising more money for that campaign than any other such campaign in U.S. history. In the past she held similar positions for Democrat Senator Richard Durbin of Illinois, Jay Rockefeller of West Virginia, Chris Dodd of Connecticut, and Harry Reid of Nevada.
To imply that Biden knew nothing about the movement to save his foundering presidential campaign from a third ignominious disaster is typical Biden strategy, using “plausible deniability” to explain his flip-flop.
That reversal has outraged Biden’s rivals. Bernie Sanders’ campaign manager, Faiz Shakir, declared that since “the former vice president has been unable to generate grassroots support … his campaign is endorsing an effort to buy the primary through a super PAC that can rake in unlimited cash from billionaires and corporations.”
Those billionaires and corporations are going to have to get busy writing big checks to catch up to the Trump campaign. Biden’s campaign cupboard is bare while the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee are sitting on $156 million in the bank and that’s after already paying for several million dollars’ worth of ads criticizing Biden in the early voting states.
Elizabeth Warren’s brief lead at the head of the pack in recent polling was short-lived. In the last 10 days, she has bested Biden in just one of the six polls taken, leaving her an average, according to Real Clear Politics, of nearly six percentage points behind Biden, with Sanders a distant third at 10 points behind Biden.
With the likely insertion of millions of dollars of desperately needed funds into the nearly moribund Biden campaign, it is likely that his lead will at least be maintained if not widened going into the first of the Democrat primaries early next year.
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