The Democrats’ Love-Hate Relationship With Wealth
If it weren’t for double standards, liberals wouldn’t have any.
The Democratic Party has made it clear that income inequality will be one of their main issues for 2016.
The fact that the Clintons are multi-millionaires is conveniently overlooked, as are the party’s ties to incredibly rich donors. Dave Boyer of the Washington Times provides this interesting new report:
Obama, Pelosi mend fences at fundraiser hosted by billionaire activist
There’s nothing like a big-money fundraiser for House Democrats to bring President Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi closer together.
Mr. Obama and Mrs. Pelosi, California Democrat, made a show of mending fences Friday night at a fundraiser at the home of billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer overlooking the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco. Friday was their first meeting since Mrs. Pelosi turned against the president last week by leading the opposition that temporarily derailed crucial trade legislation Mr. Obama is seeking.
Despite those tensions, Mr. Obama told more than 50 wealthy Democratic donors, who paid up to $33,400 each to help Democrats win in 2016, that Mrs. Pelosi has been instrumental to his achievements in office.
“None of those things would have been accomplished had it not been for an extraordinary partner in Congress, and Nancy Pelosi has been that partner, and I could not be prouder to work with her,” Mr. Obama said.
One day earlier, Hillary Clinton challenger Bernie Sanders was singing a different tune.
Brian Lilley of Truth Revolt:
Sanders: Rich Destroying America’s Foundations
Democratic long shot Bernie Sanders stood on the Vegas Strip and called out one of the architects of Sin City’s lavishness as he campaigned to become president. The Washington Post reports that Sanders gathered 700 people to a rally where he decried the billionaire class in America.
“Today we live in the wealthiest nation in the history of the world, but the vast majority of the American people do not know that, do not feel that, because almost all of that wealth today rests in the hands of a tiny few,” Sanders said. “What we are saying to the billionaire class is, ‘Your greed, which is destroying this country, has got to end.'”
Not content to take on generic billionaires, Sanders mentioned the Koch brothers and Vegas impresario Sheldon Adelson by name:
“People like Sheldon Adelson — you know who he is! — and the Koch brothers are now spending unbelievable sums of money,” Sanders said. When he argued that such political spending had created an “oligarchy” and wrecked “the foundations of American democracy,” the crowd stood on its feet and chanted, “Bernie! Bernie! Bernie!”
Remember back in 2008, when some people claimed Obama’s ability to raise massive amounts of money was proof of his ability to be president?
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Strange how that works. They complain about the huge money in politics and then they go out and do massive beg-a-thons. Notice that most of the big donors are all ultra-liberal billionaires. Pity any donor that dares give to a Republican cause. They are the next evil incarnate. i.e. the Koch Brothers. Or they have the Injustice Department file federal money laundering charges and fraud against them. I’ll even bet that the DemocRAT U S Attorney even tries to make a deal with them to make the charges disappear. i.e. give the Dems money too.
DOUBLE standards…??? Naw, naw, naw (in best Rev. Wright hum)!
“Mr. Obama and Mrs. Pelosi, California Democrat, made a show of mending fences Friday night at a fundraiser at the home of billionaire environmental activist Tom Steyer overlooking the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco.”
DOUBLE standards would be WAY too limiting. Steyr…before wrapping himself in “environmental” sheep skins…made MUCH of his money in international coal ventures.
Look it up.
And Hellary today made it clear she’s a race-baiter and gun-grabber.
Dems and their rich allies complain about wealthy Americans and demand taxes be raised to make it fair for everybody.
When legislation is passed to raise taxes the rich leftist scum run to their US Rep/Senator to get a exemption for themselves resulting in less taxes raised.
Rinse and repeat.
With Democrats, we’ve already established what they are….really, all we are doing now is negotiating price.
George Soros! Hillary and Bill Clinton! Bill and Melinda Gates! Most of Hollywood. Maatha’s Vineyard soiree plaintiffs.
Citizens United for Illegal immigration/drug cartel money à la Luis Gutierrez.
I rest my case.
Can we get a complete list of the rich Democrats? Let’s see, Elizabeth Warren, Obama, Hillary, Pelosi, Reid….
Isn’t that why those Democrats become politicians – to get rich quick???
“some people claimed Obama’s ability to raise massive amounts of money was proof of his ability to be president”
Massive amounts of likely (and illegal) foreign money to boot.
In 2008 several online sources highlighted there were millions of “European” and other overseas contributions in small amounts – amounting to millions of dollars.
Don’t know if anyone investigated deeper. But that’s what sources said…..