Kamala Harris

Democrat Sen. Kamala Harris Spends Big With Media Firm That Boosted Bernie Sanders’s National Profile

Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris (Calif.) has paid the online media firm that helped propel Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders during his dark horse run for the 2016 Democratic primary more than $400,000 this year, filings show. Revolution Messaging LLC, a Washington, D.C.-based progressive online media firm founded by Scott Goodstein, an online director for Obama for America in 2008, was instrumental in helping push Sanders’s message out and raise his profile during his race against Hillary Clinton by creating his digital and branding strategy. “In the spring of 2015, before the campaign launched, we knew Bernie Sanders was a leader who stood on the right side of history,” the group wrote in their case study. “But Bernie was polling around 3 percent, had no establishment support, little name recognition and was running against a popular and ‘inevitable’ Democratic primary opponent. We had our work cut out for us. With no offline fundraising team, no Super PAC, and no Wall Street money, we would have to raise almost all of the campaign’s money from small-dollar donations.” Revolution ultimately helped Sanders raise $218 million online and has won numerous awards for their work on behalf of his campaign. Harris, who is commonly floated as a potential candidate for president in 2020, paid the firm large sums of money for the likes of advertising despite not being up for reelection in her home state of California until 2022. Harris’s Senate campaign began paying Revolution Messaging in July 2016, Federal Election Commission records show. From July 7 to Election Day, the campaign paid the firm $381,632 for advertising and campaign consulting. From Election Day to the end of the year, an additional $122,000 in payments from Harris’s campaign were made to Revolution. “Kamala Harris’ U.S. Senate campaign knew it needed to use social media as a way to channel her authentic voice and connect with voters,” Revolution writes of their work on the campaign. “We were honored to partner with her campaign to turn around its anemic social media growth and transform its Facebook and Twitter accounts into a powerful bully pulpit.” “Inspired by effective methods from the Bernie Sanders campaign, our social media team knew that creativity, authenticity and timeliness were necessities,” they continue. “Halloween memes, story collections, petitions, and capitalizing on small, but timely moments helped distill Harris’ authentic voice and quickly double social media followers.” The large disbursements from Harris’ campaign to Revolution have continued this year. Kamala Harris reported spending nearly $300,000 on the firm’s services during the first quarter, which runs from Jan. 1 to March 31. A majority of this amount ($265,000) has gone towards web advertisements. Throughout the second quarter, which spans from April 1 to July 31, Harris’s campaign paid another $110,000 to Revolution with nearly $70,000 of this amount going to advertising. Harris’s campaign has spent a total of $407,530 with Revolution so far this year.

Clearly Sen. Harris (D-CA) is making a run for president…

‘I’m Asking the Questions’: Sparks Fly as Dem Sen. Scolds Gen. Kelly at Hearing

Freshman Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) engaged in a testy exchange with Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly over sanctuary cities. Kelly was testifying before the Senate Homeland Security Committee in defense of President Trump’s plans to curb sanctuary cities. Harris appeared increasingly frustrated with Kelly’s answers, and cut the retired general off a few times.. “We have a different view of the impact of some of the state rulings,” Kelly told Harris, before she cut in. Harris then said Kelly was giving sanctuary cities a “Hobbesian choice” between complying with federal law and risking civil liabilities in order to continue to receive federal funding. The normally unflappable Kelly grew irritated, and responded: “Had you not cut me off I would have said the same thing,” he said. After several exchanges and a few interruptions, Harris said “I’m asking the questions.” Harris again asked if Kelly was alright with “exposing” cities to liabilities when they entertain ICE detainer requests. “Before I start to answer, will you let me finish?” Kelly asked. “If it’s responsive to the question, of course,” Harris replied. Harris has been floated as a possible opponent to Trump in 2020.

..which is why she was acting this way.  It was purely showmanship in front of the cameras to play toward her Democrat base.  At the same time, however, she also stirred up the GOP base who are disgusted with her self-righteous, sanctimonious, arrogance and disrespect toward Sec. Kelly; a highly decorated, retired 4-star Marine Corps general.  Sec. Kelly is a man who has sacrificed for this great country in ways this obnoxious bitch couldn’t begin to fathom.  Heck, Sec. Kelly even lost his son in combat.  Someone oughtta just slap her.  Anyway, to see this exchange, click on the text above.  Unreal..