The morals of the left have been shoddy at best over the course of the last year or so, as the democrats desperately attempts to cling to whatever semblance of relevancy they have left.
The ousting of the democratic party from the White House, with the end of Barack Obama’s second term and the embarrassing defeat of Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, have left the American democrats in a huge deficit of power in Washington D.C. and the nation at large. Not only was Hillary’s defeat damaging to the democrats as her massive corruptions were exposed during the election, but the United States has been on the precipice of a conservative revolution for some time.
Now, in their haste to maintain power in whatever way they can, democrats around the country are turning to hasty fundraising practices and shady politics. Nowhere has that been proven more true this week than in Arizona.
“David Garcia, a Democratic candidate for governor in Arizona, accepted campaign contributions from the owner of a website that is tied to underage trafficking and prostitution.
“Michael G. Lacey, who in 2012 sold his newspaper holdings and spun off the classified ad website Backpage.com into its own entity, has given $162,000 in contributions to a number of Democratic politicians at the state and federal levels since legal problems against the site began to mount, the Arizona Republic reported.
“The publication missed one Democratic politician in the state who received funds from Lacey as he began to ramp up his political contributions: David Garcia, who is currently challenging Republican Gov. Doug Ducey.
“When Garcia ran for state superintendent of public instruction in 2014, Lacey gave his campaign $2,000 in donations. Lacey did not contribute to any other state-level candidate that year other than Garcia. Rather, he donated to a Democratic group in Sedona, Arizona and Democratic Rep. Ruben Gallego.
“The controversy surrounding Backpage.com boiled over after Arizona State University partnered with the Phoenix Police Department and found that nearly 80 percent of the advertisements posted on the adult services section of the site involved prostitution. The study discovered more than 900 ads for prostitution in Phoenix alone that included ads for girls who were underage.”
Garcia’s willingness to accept donations from Lacey without any true vetting of the wealthy donor is cause for alarm, not only for Garcia, but for democratic politics as a whole.
It is not without precedent however, and we needn’t look much further than the Wikileaks revelations regarding Hillary Clinton to find a pattern of willful ignorance when it comes to taking money from unscrupulous sources. The former Secretary of State, it has been revealed, was accepting massive donation to the con-job Clinton Foundation from foreign leaders in exchange for an audience with the State Department. While this is certainly one of the most heinous abuses of power in recent memory, Clinton is, for the time being, still a free woman.