With the pretense of cleaning up our elections from “dirty” money, the Democrats in Washington want to pass a strident regulation called the DISCLOSE Act that would force organizations to mention large donors in their public ads (even if said ad isn’t paid for by the donor.)
That vote was scheduled for today. But they are postponing it until tomorrow. How come? Because Democrats, well, are busy today. Ben Smith from Politico.com reports:
[B]ecause there’s something else going on [Wednesday]: A big New York fundraiser for the Senate Democrats….
The event has prices raising up to $15,200, but a mere $2,500 contributed or raised buys you access to a “VIP reception with members of Congress.” The money goes to the House Senate Victory Fund, which splits its recepts between the DSCC and the DCCC.
“An individual can contribute as much as $60,800 per calendar year to the House Senate Victory Fund,” the invitation helpfully notes. (These donations will, it’s worth noting, be disclosed.)
And then, it’s back to D.C. to get all that big money out of politics.
The source who sent this one over puts it in the “you can’t make this up category.”
It would be funny, if it weren’t shameful. Democrats apparently believe that super huge fundraising events are only unseemly or dirty if conducted by the other party.