(TheFreedomFlag.com) – Michael Bloomberg, to his credit, has done a good job taking on socialist Bernie Sanders so far. Sure, he’s as anti-Trump as you can get, but isn’t it cool to see the Democrats fighting over their preferred economic systems?
Bloomberg is going hard against socialism, and while his fellow candidates attack him for buying his way into the debates (which he clearly did!), he’s owning it completely and reminding them he “bought” their House majority.
That’s gotta hurt!
During the CBS Democratic presidential debate in South Carolina on Tuesday, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg told the Democrats it was his money that secured their victory in the House in the last election. “Let’s just go on the record,” he said.
“They talk about 40 Democrats, 21 of those were people that I spent $100 million to help elect. All of the new Democrats that came in, put Nancy Pelosi in charge, and gave the Congress the ability to control this president, I bought – I got them.”
Maybe he slipped up when he said he bought them, maybe he didn’t. Either way, it’s true, and the Democrats didn’t like hearing that…especially Elizabeth Warren, who has done nothing but slam Bloomberg for being a bigoted, sexist billionaire.
Bloomberg: “Let’s just go on the record. They talk about 40 Democrats, 21 of those were people that I spent $100 million to help elect. All of the new Democrats that came in, put Pelosi in charge, and gave the Congress the ability to control this president, I bought – I got them” pic.twitter.com/KlC2lJIpRX
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 26, 2020
He isn’t lying, either. Bloomberg’s massive spend in 2018 was widely reported at the time and was considered by many a potential show of power from a man who was planning to run for president.
The New York Times reported at the time how influential Bloomberg’s spending could be.
“But in this year’s midterm elections, Mr. Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York, emerged as a powerful and effective force, as well as the biggest outside spender promoting Democratic House candidates, according to disclosures filed with the Federal Electoral Commission,” they reported at the time.
The Times also reported, “And while it’s impossible to conclude that any one factor tipped the balance in a race, Mr. Bloomberg appears to have reaped the benefits of his millions in giving. Democrats won 21 of the 24 races he sought to influence.”
Bloomberg isn’t lying, and the rest of the Democratic candidates know it.