Common Dems


Why do people donate to political websites, or do they?

Flor Naranja y Amarilla

Flor Naranja y Amarilla

El 20 de octubre de 2013. Hola. One website I visit on occasion I’ll call Common Dems.  That’s not the name of the site.  I call the site Common Dems because it is run by a partisan Democrat under the guise of being “independent and progressive.”  True/real progressives don’t support the corporatist parasitic misnamed “Democratic” Party. People who are really D-partisans/faux progressives still do that sort of thing. Slow learners.

Common Dems is frequently begging for dinero/money.  I think they beg for dinero more than any site I can think of. They have the seasonal fund drives (Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter) in addition to other excuses to have a fund drive.  The tag line is always along this same theme: We’re here 365 days a year for you.  We can’t do it without you.  I’d like to ask them: What exactly are you doing, or do you think you’re doing? You’re certainly not saving the US or the world because based on your own articles (not that you wrote them) things are getting worse with every passing day.  So I don’t know what they think they’re doing.  Also, most sites are there 365 days a year unless their site has been shut down.  The “can’t do it without you” part is intended to instill guilt into the visitor/reader.  But that tactic doesn’t work with me.  I wouldn’t give them a penny because I know a bit about them.

La Dalia Púrpura

La Dalia Púrpura

Common Dems is really a front, so to speak, for the misnamed “Democratic Party.”  As I said earlier, the site calls itself “independent and progressive.”  It’s not independent at all.  Many, if not most, of their articles they steal from other sources under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License. Most of their articles are “progressive.”  They have a small staff of about seven people (with anything partisan about them omitted in their bios), and the staff write articles but a lot of what the site does comes from D-Establishment sites/writers. I won’t name any so as to not give them publicity.  The casual visitor to the site would probably think that Common Dems is “independent” because of the facade articles critical of their messiah and the Big Business “Democratic.”

Common Dems bans large groups of people (people who really are independent and progressive and who comment on their articles) before elections who are not in lockstep with the “Democratic” Party.  They banned a large group of independent and progressive people days before messiah was elected for his first term because the site only wanted messiahbots commenting on their site and shilling and cheerleading for the “Democratic” Party.  Then after they banned people they had the nerve to send the banned people e-mails asking for donations.  That’s true.  I’m not making that up.

Even though Common Dems claims each fund drive to reach their $50,000 goal, (that’s a lot of dinero) no where on their website do they ever account for any of the dinero they supposedly receive and yet people supposedly continue to donate to them (suckas!) while not knowing anything about where their dinero/money is going.  What stupid-assed people!  Who would do that? Well, partisan Democrats would do that. I find the site’s lack of transparency sleazy and shady.  Any credible site would specifically show how they spend the dinero they supposedly take in, but not Common Dems. And what suckers would donate to a site anyway?  Mi amiga/My friend says she suspects it’s bull shit that people are donating. She questions whether the site is taking in what they claim to receive.  I don’t know.  I suspect the Dembots would be that gullible to support the site.  They will fall for anything if it’s shilling for a Big Business political career parasite with a D next to its name. Although the site through its articles is often critical of their messiah, that too is just for looks and window-dressing because when it comes time to vote: It’s time for everyone to get in lockstep because “Democratic” Party lockstep is required despite all previous criticism of our messiah, with the Dembots using the usual and standard status-quo, “lesser of two evils” thinking that they’ve been brainwashed and indoctrinated to believe in.

Girasol Amarillo

Girasol Amarillo

Common Dems is the one site I know of where most of the people who write comments on the site write as though they are politically independents and can’t stand the corporatist one-party system with two names.  But according to a poll that the site did—even though I never saw the poll being conducted—they claim that most of their readers voted for and supported messiah.

I wonder: Who would contribute to such a nontransparent site, or is it all bull shit like mi amiga said and in reality no one or very few are contributing at all?  Interesting that every fund drive they claim to reach their $50,000 goal. That’s a lot of $$, and again, with no public accountability of the dinero/money.  If they are really taking in that money each time, there are clearly a lot of suckers out there or some wealthy D-partisan donors.

I could use $50,000 every 6 weeks or so, couldn’t you? And that’s about as often as these fund drives show up on Common Dems. Chau.—rosa barrio