Faced with President Trump’s booming economy and the lowest unemployment rate in history for African-Americans and Hispanics, Democrats are struggling to find a rallying cry ahead of the November midterms. Armed with little more than #HateTrump rhetoric, they’ve fallen back on an age-old hobbyhorse: “Campaign finance reform.”
In House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s words, “Republicans have turned the already swampy GOP Congress into a cesspool of self-enrichment, secret money and special interests.” Of course, she makes no mention of the millions of dollars in corporate money she’s collected herself over the years.
Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., repeated Pelosi’s talking points, claiming American voters are “tired of Washington Republicans like President Trump … turning America into a nation that appears to be of the rich, by the powerful, and for the lobbyists.” Rep. David Cicilline, D-R.I., meanwhile, urged Democrats to “make a difference” by restricting political spending and, by extension, free speech and free association.
The hypocrisy is beyond belief, even by the Left’s standards. This is the same Democratic Party that refused to return the disgraced Kevin Spacey’s campaign donations, which amounts to tens of thousands of dollars. And don’t forget the equally disgraced Harvey Weinstein, many of whose donations to Democrats remain unreturned, even in the face of media pressure.
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