Elizabeth Warren Is Only 1/1024th Wine Snob
Elizabeth Warren Is Only 1/1024th Wine Snob
Elizabeth Warren’s nose is growing once again. Two days after Warren calls out Pete Buttigieg for having a bougie fundraiser event at a wine cellar comes the news that she did the same thing in 2018. Shocker, we know.
Warren was referring to Buttigieg’s Napa Valley fundraiser. What she left out in this portion of the debate is that she held a similar fundraiser before announcing her candidacy for president in 2018. Singer Melissa Etheridge performed at the event, which offered VIP experiences to $2,700 donors and souvenir wine bottles for $1,000 dollars.
Nine hundred-dollar bottles of wine versus $1,000 bottles of wine. But still, she persisted:
Billionaires in wine caves should not pick the next president of the United States. I do not sell access to my time.
I’ve said to anyone who wants to donate to me, ‘If you want to donate to me, that’s fine, but don’t come around later expecting to be named ambassador,’ because that’s what goes on in these high-dollar fundraisers,”-Elizabeth Warren
Elizabeth Warren neglected to mention the star-studded campaign fundraiser for her Senate run hosted by Ben Affleck and Matt Damon in 2012. The Santa Monica event set a fundraising goal of $250,000. With the help of the star-studded attendees’ contributions, the event far exceeded that goal.
Back in February, Warren swore off wealthy fundraising events in favor of a “grassroots” campaign. This is easy to do after stockpiling funds from previous big-money fundraising events. Before the kickoff of her “grassroots” campaign, Warren held events at the homes of California and Florida mega donors. She traveled to Hollywood, Philadelphia, Martha’s Vineyard (where tons of poor, marginalized folk hang out on the regular) and Silicon Valley.
The open secret of Ms. Warren’s campaign is that her big-money fund-raising through 2018 helped lay the foundation for her anti-big-money run for the presidency. Last winter and spring, she transferred $10.4 million in leftover funds from her 2018 Senate campaign to underwrite her 2020 run, a portion of which was raised from the same donor class she is now running against.-The New York Times, October, 2019.
According to this, Warren’s joint fundraising committee, the Elizabeth Warren Action Fund, raised roughly $4.9 million during her 2018 Senate reelection bid, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission (FEC). Roughly $3.5 million of that haul was transferred to Warren’s official campaign committee.
The filing showed $12.5 million cash on hand at the finish of Warren’s campaign. Not chump change, that’s for sure.
But Elizabeth Warren wants to swear off the wine snobs. It’s easy to do for Warren, since she stockpiled the money she received from these high-profile events to suggest openly that she would never host any more of these type of fundraisers. These fundraisers are indeed how Liz is able to afford acting like a “commoner”, acting as if she is appealing to the “working class” and taking selfies with long lines of supporters. If it weren’t for wine caves and a stash of cash from billionaires from within, Warren would not have the “grassroots” campaign she is so proud of today.
Elizabeth Warren is right. Billionaires in board rooms drinking a perfect, vintage Cabernet should not dictate who is the next president of the United States. Back in 2016, billionaires in board rooms certainly did not pick Donald Trump-we know this. Tech wizards in Silicon Valley shouldn’t pick the president, either. Neither should academics at high-profile universities or Hollywood A-listers. Yet, they all seem to think that they have an authority to call upon the minions to pick the next President of The United States and are unashamed and unabashedly throwing money at their candidate of choice, claiming they are on the side of everyday working Americans. They do this while standing upon their laurels, enjoying their elite privileges and preaching to Americans on the mistakes they made (electing Donald Trump) and how they should be better citizens.
Elizabeth Warren could start this trend-this push to be better. But, it would require that she cease from lying and pandering to the American public. Today, Liz Warren is putting Boardrooms and Brunello behind her and swearing off wine cave events. She wants you to know that she’s only 1/1024th wine snob. Pass the Merlot.
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