Sunday, April 17, 2016

Sanders Continues To Lie About Clinton's Fundraising

Hillary Clinton was in California this last weekend to do some fundraising. George Clooney and his wife hosted two fundraisers -- one in San Francisco and the other in Los Angeles. Both events had a high-dollar ticket price -- about $33,400 each.

Bernie Sanders has jumped on that, and is trying to use it to further his own campaign. He told CNN:

“It is obscene that [Clinton] keeps going to big-money people to fund her campaign.”

That is more than a bit disingenuous. The inference, of course, is that the several million dollars raised at these events will go into Clinton's campaign fund. That is simply not true. Most, if not all, of the money raised will go to the DNC and to state party organizations -- and will be spent to help fund down-ballot Democrats. How much money has Sanders raised for down-ballot Democrats? That would be ZERO.

Clinton knows that a Democratic president cannot make the changes necessary to help this country without support from a lot of Democrats in the House and Senate -- and she is doing what she can to make sure as many down-ballot Democrats as possible are elected.Clinton's fundraising for her party is far from "obscene". It is both pragmatic and necessary.

Meanwhile, Sanders still thinks only of himself. Evidently he doesn't believe he will need a Democratic Congress to accomplish his goals if elected. He is a fool.

(NOTE -- The picture of George Clooney at the White House is from Wikipedia.)

1 comment:

  1. I hope this money reaches down ballot races that include state legislatures as well. They are the important areas for so many of the social questions as well as some of the economic battles we face. We screwed up so badly in 2010 that we have uphill climbs almost everywhere. I don't expect us to flip a lot of the leges that have Republican super-majorities -- yet. But we should have a positive goal of winning at least a few seats in every state -- believe me, we can use improvements even in the bluest states.


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