Shades of George Soros, or for that matter, James Bond. We have a well heeled mystery figure or group of figures and they are so intimidated by Kari Lake that they are offering her millions of dollars to leave politics.
But not Lake. No, she is going to stay in the fight for Arizona and America because she apparently breathes the same air as Mike Lindell and she cannot see that all she’s doing is making a spectacle out of herself.
For some reason, staying relevant and having the spotlight on her, even a negative spotlight, is compelling her to make up this hogwash. And that reason isn’t blue or red, it is green, as you will see below. But first, her latest set up to fleece the rubes.
When people start to tune you out, just create some fake drama. pic.twitter.com/inIAqYPf1w
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) March 4, 2023
What a rock her moral compass is. The following is from the Daily Caller piece. I won’t post a hotlink here because I decline to push traffic their way.
“Something happened to me this week before I left for CPAC and it shows how desperate these people are to stop me,” Lake said during the 2023 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).
“Somebody showed up at my door this week,” Lake continued. “They called me before and said: I gotta talk to you in person, this can’t be done over the phone … They came to my door and they tried to bribe me out of getting out of politics. This really happened. I’m telling you this because this is how disgusting politics is. A mom who runs for office and they’re afraid of me? They tried to bribe me with a job title, with a huge salary, a position on a board.”
Lake said she rejected the offer to sit out, and claimed she was asked to name her price “to get out of politics for two years.” She then said she told the person to “let your handlers back east know that I can’t name a price, because there is no price that I would sell out my country for.”
The sad part here is that millions of dollars are involved but not bribe money. Lake has raised $2.5 million since she lost the election. If you’re MAGA, politics is a win/win situation. If you win, you raid the public coffers. If you lose, you lie that you won and the election denial crazies send you beaucoup bucks. And you get to keep it. Less than 10% of Lake’s donations went to pay her lawyers.
The day that Katie Hobbs was declared the winner of the governor’s race, cash poured into Kari Lake’s campaign, as people from across the country heeded her call to fight back against an election system she said was “BS.”
More than 8,000 people contributed $338,388 to Lake’s failed campaign on Nov. 14. Less than a quarter of those contributions came from Arizona, though the Grand Canyon State led the way with about 1,700 donations. Money arrived from every state, plus Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia.
Lake took in more money that day — six days after the election — than she did on any other day of her campaign, which began in mid-2021. It was the first of five days after the Nov. 8 election that Lake’s campaign would tally more than $100,000 in contributions from across the country, according to the Arizona Mirror’s analysis of her campaign finance reports.
The failed gubernatorial candidate saw another surge in cash a week later, as she made the circuit on right-wing media in advance of her soon-to-be-filed lawsuit that sought to overturn the election results. On Nov. 22, Lake’s campaign collected just shy of $196,000. The next day — the day the election challenge was filed — she raked in another $157,000.
Between the day after the election and the end of the year, Lake received more than 57,000 contributions from 37,281 people. All told, the former television news anchor turned MAGA star raised $2,515,169 after the election.
And she’s eating, drinking and making merry, all with MAGA contributions.
And Lake spent nearly $14,700 over the course of a month at The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, the swanky AAA Four-Diamond hotel where the Arizona Republican Party held its election night bash. Lake appears to have booked at least 11 rooms at the resort the day before the election and at least seven for election night.
But even after the election activities were over, she continued to spend money at the pricey hotel. Campaign finance reports show 17 charges totalling more than $6,700 at The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch on Nov. 14. Three days later, it spent another almost $2,900. On Dec. 7, the campaign racked up another $2,059 bill at the resort.
Another $11,900 went to airline tickets on American and Delta in 17 separate transactions. The campaign spent more than $5,000 on Hotels.com during the same time, and Lake forked out more than $2,600 to stay at the Hilton West Palm Beach in late November when she went to spend time with Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago resort. She also spent more than $3,300 at Trump’s resort that month.
And Lake’s campaign incurred 27 charges to DoorDash for more than $1,300 in the nearly two months after the election.
Election denial pays. It’s become a cottage industry in Arizona. When all the 2020 post-election ballot recounts were taking place, the people involved were very handsomely paid. Being a “floor administrator” which consisted of rolling bins of ballots back and forth, paid $120 an hour. Nice work if you can get it. And you may recall that the Cyber Ninjas made over $5 million and then proceeded to get in debt.
Don’t look for Kari Lake to leave the picture anytime soon. She’s making too much money. I don’t know what Fox paid her to read the news but it wasn’t $2.5 million in five weeks.
She’s also making enemies. Here is Michael Reagan’s two cents.
Trump-Lake would be taking a high-speed rail to Crazytown. pic.twitter.com/QUxHjgc8f7
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) March 5, 2023
I don’t know if Trump is dumb enough to put Lake on the ticket, but that’s what she’s gunning for. This primary will be lit, as I’ve promised. I see no way it can’t be.