Joseph Vazquez

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Staff Writer/ Research Analyst


Joseph graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Political Science from The George Washington University in 2018. In June, 2019, he completed an exclusive fellowship with the Hertog Foundation, where he participated in their "Nuclear Strategy and World Order" program. He now works as a research analyst covering dark money, campaign finance, economics and business news for MRC Business. His work has been featured on Drudge Report, Breitbart, Life News and The Mark Levin Show. Follow Joseph on Twitter: @JV3MRC

Email: jvazquez@mrc.org

Latest from Joseph Vazquez

How does the former Republican National Committee Chairman turned MSNBC political analyst handle his money? By giving to a top Democrat Senate candidate.



Ardent Never-Trumper Bill Kristol is hedging his bets by contributing cash to all three GOP primary challengers to President Donald Trump.



The latest voice warning about the cost should Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) win the White House in 2020 is billionaire investor Paul Tudor Jones. Jones predicted that if Warren were to clinch the 2020 election, “the S&P 500 would plunge 25%,” CNBC reported Nov. 5. He also predicted that if President Donald Trump were to win reelection, the S&P would see “another 15% upside for the market.” This prediction came one day after the stock market hit another record high, according to Forbes Nov. 4.



CNN commentator Ana Navarro who calls herself a "Republican strategist" personally contributed to 2020 Democratic Party primary presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA). It may be about time for the liberal media to quit referring to her as a “Republican strategist.”



Liberal media outlets predictably tried to put lipstick on a bloated pig in touting Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) estimated $52 trillion Medicare-for-All plan. Multiple left-wing outlets, including The Intercept, Time Magazine, and Salon, attempted to explain away the math in Warren’s monumentally expensive plan released Nov. 1, 2019.



Liberal economist Paul Krugman initially predicted a doomsday scenario for markets following President Donald Trump’s election on Nov. 8, 2016. Krugman initially stated in The New York Times live election blog that “[i]t really does now look like President Donald J. Trump, and markets are plunging. When might we expect them to recover?” Krugman further suggested that “If the question is when markets will recover, a first-pass answer is never."



The Washington Post celebrated Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s scheduled Halloween impeachment vote (ironic) as a fulfillment of an ongoing mission by liberal billionaire and 2020 Democratic Party primary candidate Tom Steyer since 2017. The Post’s adulatory Oct. 31 piece headlined “Power Up: A liberal fantasy no longer?



As liberal media outlets continue to harp on their climate destruction narrative, Green New Deal proselytizer and self-identified democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) continued to dish out doomsday defenses of her economically-catastrophic climate plan.



Liberal megadonor George Soros believes the arc of history doesn’t bend on its own, so he’s actively engaged in working to bend it. An Oct. 25, New York Times propaganda piece headlined “George Soros Has Enemies. He’s Fine With That,” drooled over “liberal champion” Soros’ current perspectives on our country’s state of affairs, his suggestions for policymaking, his 2020 election predictions and his hatred of President Donald Trump.



High-profile liberals whine about the threats of climate change and humanity’s alleged role in causing it. However, they never fail to turn a blind eye to their own hypocrisy when their actions spew more carbon emissions into the atmosphere than the average person.



If you ever wondered why The Walt Disney Company’s entertainment division and ABC News veer to the left, perhaps it’s because top executives at their parent companies have been bankrolling liberals.Chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Company Robert Iger, and Co-Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of The Walt Disney Studios Alan Horn, have contributed at least $432,500 collectively to Democratic Party presidential candidates



Liberal megadonors like Tom Steyer have spent millions to help Democrats retake control of the House of Representatives in 2018. Now major liberal megadonors appear to have set their eyes, and their resources, on helping Democrats retake control of the Senate.



Spending millions on his own campaign, is liberal billionaire Tom Steyer drawing into question his goal of getting money out of politics? Steyer spent a whopping $47 million “during the first three months of his presidential bid” (84 days), which “places him on track to join the biggest self-funding political candidates in American history,” The Los Angeles Times reported October 16.



It is interesting to see liberal outlets like CNN singing the praises of nonprofit news outlets like ProPublica and Texas Tribune, particularly because these entities happen to have been funded almost exclusively by some of the biggest liberal organizations, including organizations from George Soros’ Open Society Network.



Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has had a smorgasbord of problems to deal with in the last few months, including death threats. Now, big-name liberals from mega-donors to media elites and Hollywood circles are trying to oust him from office by packing his primary challenger with campaign cash.



When the media cites a research report, consumers expect them to at least have read it first. Multiple liberal outlets cited researchers from the European Society of Cardiology, who stated that their June study showed evidence that men drinking within six months before fertilization could lead to an increase in congenital heart defects in children (CHDs).



The Hill pulled its punches when it reported liberal mega-donor 2020 candidate Tom Steyer's recently released economic plan, which included “election reform measures, a wealth tax and a mandatory minimum wage hike.” The Hill reported Oct. 7 one of Steyer’s biggest ambitions in his economic plan: “Steyer, a billionaire philanthropist, calls to repeal Citizens United, the 2010 Supreme Court case that allowed for unlimited spending on campaigns.”



Another Supreme Court LGBTQ-agenda showdown is in the works. A crucial case dealing with whether the term “sex” in The Civil Rights Act of 1964 can be expanded to include “sexual orientation” is being spearheaded by the George Soros-funded American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).



Liberal media outlets have promoted liberal billionaire 2020 candidate Tom Steyer as a “patrician populist” who has decried “‘the corporate stranglehold on democracy.’” But Steyer is also currently the top federal spender to outside groups this cycle. According to data from Open Secrets, Steyer is the top federal contributor to outside groups. In total, he contributed $21,063,557 to liberal causes in the 2020 election cycle, outspending eight of the top conservative donors ($19,710,327).



Liberal media outlets have a bad habit of trying to find an excuse to tie the issue of race and gender into multiple issues. A new New York Times piece claimed in its headline that “The Fed, long dominated by white men, is trying to change.” The Times reported: “The Federal Reserve’s research staff is far less diverse than the American population it is meant to serve, a reality that the central bank is trying to change as a reckoning over inclusion sweeps through the economics profession.”