It hasn’t even been a week and already the dark money is flowing in attacks on conservative Christine Jones. Career politicians and political insiders must be very nervous about Jones’ entry into the GOP primary in Arizona’s 5th congressional district.
Evidence, a mysterious dark money operation sprung up on Twitter and YouTube on Thursday. The group using the name “Real Christine Jones,” put up a video taking aim at the conservative business leader, spinning, speculating and spewing lyrics in a sing along video. (Anytime you see a group spring up on social media using the word “Real” in its title, you can bet it’s anything but real or truthful.)
Aside from the lies and nonsense of the video, this is another example of political insiders funneling money to paid political hacks to quickly attack anyone who threatens their political power.
The most important question is who paid for the production of the video and why did they not disclose that information to the public?
Hiding behind a sneaky moniker is nothing but petty and pernicious and results in a reinforcement of why the public does not trust career politicians.
We deserve better than these personal attacks. It’s time to replace career politicians with honorable citizen representatives who will actually serve instead of subterfuge.