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On Friday, George Clooney held a fund raiser for Hillary Clinton with "obscene amounts of money" such as $353,400 a couple to be a “co-chair” of the event. Of course, this event was blasted by Sanders and his supporters as another example of big money buying elections. On Meet the Press, Clooney agreed that the sums were indeed obscene, but here's the rest of the story that the media failed to mention.
Most all the money being raised for Clinton, according to Clooney, will "actually go to down-ticket Democrats running for Congress. If a Democratic president could get the right justice appointed to the supreme court, he argued, then the US could again begin to separate money from politics."
“We need to take the Senate back because we need to confirm a supreme court justice, because that fifth vote on the supreme court can overturn Citizens United and get this obscene, ridiculous amount of money out so I never have to do a fundraiser again.”
“I think Citizens United is one of the worst laws passed since I’ve been around.”
Clooney also pointed out in the interview, that the Koch brothers have committed to spending hundreds of millions of dollars on Congressional, state and local elections, and that without big fund raisers such as his with Hillary as the guest, then the Koch brothers will have their way largely unopposed.
This is another example of what Hillary is doing to help the Democratic Party win back the House and Senate. Bernie and the Bernie supporters call it obscene: "It is obscene that Secretary Clinton keeps going to big money people to fund her campaign," Sanders said to CNN.
Okay, Bernie, yes we all agree that the sums of money are obscene. But Hillary is stepping up to the plate to help raise this money for Democrats to retake back Congress. When you are up against the Koch money machine, it's not going to happen at $15 to $ 50 a head that Sanders charges. Sanders should thank Hillary if he wins the nomination and Democrats also retake the Senate because of the Clooney/Hillary fund raising.