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Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Democratic Party Leaders Think They Have The Right To Tell Donors How To Spend Their Money

By Susan Duclos

A piece in the New York Times tells confirms everything we say about the Democratic Party and their air of entitlement.

A donation, according to the dictionary, is "an act or instance of presenting something as a gift, grant, or contribution."

A donor is the person who gives the gift, grant, or contribution.

In other words, in conservative speak, a campaign donor gives their money to a cause or person or group that they want to... key words, "their money."

Democratic party leaders with their air if entitlement and firm tradition of believing they have the right to other people's hard earned money and to tell them how and what they should spend said money on, are criticizing liberal donors like George Soros for a $100 million plan by liberal donors to increase voter turnout, rather than spending it the way the donors want to.

Senior leaders of the Democratic Party expressed alarm on Tuesday that a $100 million plan by liberal donors to increase voter turnout would duplicate a similar effort by President Obama’s campaign and squander a chance to fend off an advertising onslaught from Republican groups. 

Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the majority leader, and other officials conveyed concern that Democratic candidates could be at a disadvantage if the contributors, many of whom had stayed on the sidelines of the 2012 campaign until now, decide not to spend money on television ads that push back against a torrent of attacks from conservative “super PACS” in the presidential election and Congressional races. 

The views highlighted concerns about being outgunned by outside groups raising huge amounts of money to back Republicans, and suggested a rift between Democratic leaders and some liberal donors. 

“The idea that these progressive groups are essentially re-creating the wheel is perplexing and troubling,” said David Krone, the chief of staff to Mr. Reid. “Why go off and build a redundant grass-roots and get-out-the-vote organization that the Obama campaign is clearly invested in?”

Not being a fan of George Soros has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that conservatives will stand up for anyone's right to spend or donate their money on whatever the hell they want.


What part of that concept is so hard for Democratic leaders to understand?