The CEO of Shadow Inc., the startup based out of Denver, CO, employing the Democrat Iowa app that reportedly failed, is Gerard Niermira. Niermira worked on the Hillary campaign in 2016. He developed the app for the Iowa caucus. The app apparently failed to count – anyone. After the hubbaloo Buttigieg claimed he won. I wonder how he knew…
Niermira’s first interlude into the political arena was in 2005 when he interned for Congressman Eliot Engel. In 2015, Engel was part of a delegation that traveled to Saudi Arabia to pay their respects to King Salman. The delegation included: McCain, Mark Warner, Pelosi and Kerry.
His website lists specific people and organizations which have helped launch his business including Clinton, Obama, Apple, Afl-CIO, DNC, Google, and Kiva. Between 2008 and 2015, Niermira worked for Kiva. We are all well aware of all these affiliates with the exception of one – Kiva:
Kiva is a nonprofit created in 2005 that has a US subsidiary called Kiva City which was launched by Bill Clinton within the Clinton Global Initiative, to make micro-loans. The interest rates vary from 0% to over 60.5% in countries that don’t have usury laws. Funding for Kiva has come from Google, Omidyar, and the Skoll Foundation. In addition, The Economist (Rothschild rag) and Oprah both gave it high marks.
The Skoll Foundation is a private foundation with an endowment of over $1.1 billion. Jeffrey Skoll is a Canadian who was briefly President of Ebay and later founded a movei/media company Participant Media. Today Skoll is worth nearly $5 billion and operates numerous NGO’s. They do a significant amount of work in conjunction with Al Gore, Jimmy Carter, Kofi Annan, and Sir Richard Branson.
Prior to launching Shadow, Niermira worked at ACRONYM, a political nonprofit that claims to ‘build power and digital infrastructure for the progressive movement’. ACRONYM’s founder, Tara McGowen, was the digital producer for Obama’s re election campaign in 2012 which was primarily funded by Bill Maher, Ellen Malcolm (Emily’s List), Geoff Garin (political strategist for Obama and Hillary), Paul Begala (Bill Clinton policy advisor), Mary Beth Cahill ( Worked on Kerry’s campaign), and Irwin Jacobs (on the Board of Salk Institute). Founded in 2015, ACRONYM bought Shadow Inc. in 2019. According to their analytics, the biggest spenders on Facebook and Google are: Bloomberg, Steyer, and Bernie, with Schiff placing 5th on Facebook ads. They refer to Schiff as an “MVP”.
In 2016, McGowen ran the largest digital ad campaign for the Democrat Party, Priorities USA Action supporting Hillary’s failed 2016 election campaign.
Basically, Dark Money Propaganda machines, these various tech companies are funded with millions to prop up ad campaigns for Democrats – specifically Biden, Buttigieg, Warren and – Schiff, while creating massive negative campaigns regarding President Trump. However, their LinkedIn page lists an anonymous person as “Senior Organizing Director to Warren For President. No other candidates have a personal director at this organization. According to their website, they were instrumental in gaining seats for 60 different Progressive candidates in 2018.
ACRONYM’s Senior Director of Campaigns, Tatenda Musapatike, was previously Client Solutions Manager for Facebook, in addition she has worked for The New Media Group, NGP VAN, and the Beekeeper Group which all seem to have ties to Emily’s List.
In addition to the regulars; Hillary, McCaskill, Klobuchar, Feinstein, Kamala, Boxer, etc…, Emily’s List endorsed and funded Ilhan Omar.
The sheer vastness of organizations working behind the scenes in media propaganda, analytics, and tech development is obscene. Many also work to promote the Liberals in Canadian elections as well. The billions of dollars involved reflect a maze of Dark Money pay-for-play that we can not even begin to comprehend or conceive.
While Hillary owns to a particular animosity toward Bernie Sanders, her most recent public comment was that nobody likes him. He is therefore NOT the Democrat Party’s collective candidate. However, the fact that Sanders continues to climb in polls, has been alarming for a party that typically chooses the end candidate well before the nomination.
Iowa has just released its first blather of announcing the leading candidate: Buttiegieg.