George Clooney agrees Clinton’s $350,000+ fundraiser is an “obscene” amount of money
There’s not much I can add to this. In an interview with Chuck Todd, scheduled to air on Meet the Press on Sunday, George Clooney agreed that the amount of money involved in this fundraiser, and politics in general, is, as Bernie Sanders noted, “obscene”:
The Sanders campaign, when they talk about it, is absolutely right. It’s ridiculous that we should have this kind of money in politics. I agree completely . . . Yes. I think it’s an obscene amount of money . . . I think that, you know, we had some protesters last night when we pulled up in San Francisco and they’re right to protest. They’re absolutely right. It is an obscene amount of money.
While this statement put George Clooney squarely back in the “good guy” category in my mind, the question remains: Then why? If it’s obscene – and it truly is – then maybe the better bet is to join forces with the guy next door, Howard Gold, whose family founded the 99 Cents Only store chain, who’s hosting the “99% Party” for Bernie Sanders, with tickets going for, yes, $27 each. It would seem that, if you truly feel sad about the obscene amounts of money in politics, you might take a stand and try to push money out of politics, instead of inviting it in.
Here’s how democracy should work:
An email invite sent to Sanders supporters Saturday reads: ‘Swimming pools, Movie Stars, and merriment for all! This is happening right next door to Clooney’s party for Hillary!’
The invite also notes that ‘no-one (will be) turned away for a lack of funds.’
Once again, Bernie Sanders and those supporting him are on the right side of economic issues, while Hillary Clinton and her supporters are again on the side that says it’s perfectly okay for rich folks to buy elections.