From its inception, the Mayday PAC run by Americans Elect alumni Lawrence Lessig, Kahlil Byrd and Mark McKinnon has run on a tank of political fuel emblazoned with the words JUST TRUST US.
So the Mayday PAC was led by a group of people who deceived followers in a previous political effort. So what? [...]
Why not just trust Lawrence Lessig’s Mayday Super PAC? Blogger DocDawg has a few reasons. You can read his full essay here, but here are a few excerpts:
“Lessig’s flirtation with the concept of Using Big Money in Politics to Get Big Money Out of Politics isn’t new. In his previous effort he served as [...]
Time was, I paid a lot of attention to what Barack Obama said. I waited in line to attend his speeches and transcribed them so everyone could share in the knowledge of his plans. I showed up for meetings his staffers held on environmental issues, eager to disseminate his ideas on water policy for debate [...]
At this point, I can’t think of a single political organization that has my trust. I look at the field of potential presidential candidates in 2016, for all the political parties, big and small, and shudder. [...]
Last week, we learned that after failing to attract enough actual voters to carry off the first-ever privatized presidential election, the 501c4 corporation called Americans Elect abandoned democracy and without a vote or democratic process of any kind started pouring money into the campaign to elect Angus King to a U.S. Senate seat in Maine. [...]
Let’s get right to the point: Three weeks ago, circumstantial evidence suggested that Americans Elect had violated its neutrality policy regarding presidential candidates. Today, Americans Elect has inadvertently confirmed it.
Americans Elect, the 501c4 corporation that wants to run its very own candidate for President of the United States, refuses to identify the people who [...]
The label of “skeptic” should not be sullied by connection with people who simply don’t have the strength of character to admit that they’re wrong. [...]
Americans Elect is the first-ever 501c4 corporation to want to run its very own privatized online election to nominate a presidential candidate. It’s only 100 days until the first ballot. But it has run a preliminary vote already. Did Americans Elect abide by the results? [...]
This afternoon’s essay by Wendy Kaminer is valuable on two counts. First, it identifies some decidedly unAmerican language coming from the Obama administration:
The White House used up 50 words to say little in response: “Sen. [Lindsey] Graham has expressed interest in habeas reform and other policy ideas. We will review constructive proposals from Sen. [...]