Returning his cash doesn’t solve Democrats’ Harvey Weinstein problem
October 6, 2017
No one knew about Harvey Weinstein? Give me a break.
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Now we know what it takes for Gov. Cuomo to sacrifice from his campaign war chest: a parade of other top local pols letting go of gifts from a donor suddenly in the news for decades of alleged sexual harassment.
Tri-state Dems spent Friday running hard and fast from now-toxic Hollywood kingpin Harvey Weinstein in the wake of an avalanche of exposés.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who has branded herself a fighter on women’s issues, was the first to bolt, returning $11 grand in donations. Sens. Chuck Schumer, Cory Booker (NJ) and Richard Blumenthal (Conn.) rapidly followed in re-gifting their Weinstein largesse to women’s charities.
But it wasn’t ’til early Friday evening that Cuomo joined in, coughing up $50,000 the mogul had given in the current election cycle. (That leaves $100,000 in Weinstein giving to earlier Cuomo campaigns dating back to his run for state attorney general.)
Oh, and the Democratic National Committee is simply passing most of its nearly $300,000 in Weinstein cash on to other party organizations.
Still to speak up are Harvey’s two favorite candidates: Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, who got millions from him personally or via campaign bundling. (Weinstein even hired Malia Obama as an intern.)
Clinton, of course, is still on her book tour, reminding listeners that she wanted to tell Donald Trump what many women in Hollywood actually did tell Harvey Weinstein: “Back off, you creep!” (has since come out shocked by his activities)
Yet the entire Democratic Party still has a big Harvey Weinstein problem: By many accounts, his behavior was an open secret long before it was exposed by The New York Times. How did no one tell any of the pols who so eagerly grabbed for his cash?
Or did they know, but not care? There’s plenty of precedent for that, starting with Bill Clinton.
So it’s no coincidence that Weinstein prepared for the Times exposé with the help of Obama communications director Anita Dunn and Clinton ex-counsel Lanny Davis.
As for Cuomo: He still hasn’t returned a dime of the $1.2 million he raked in from Glenwood Management, the firm deeply involved in corrupt payoffs that resulted in the criminal convictions of ex-legislative bosses Sheldon Silver and Dean Skelos.
But He isn’t the only Democrat in the crosshairs over the past year and one wonders how come some of these aren’t already in court as well….
Podesta – for obvious reasons has been remarkable silent over the last few months. He didn’t disclose during the campaign that he had received 75,000 shares of stock from Joule Unlimited, which was financed by the Kremlin. Back in February Washington Post mentioned Podesta would be a contributing writer but nothing showed up that he wrote. In fact, a search on Google shows that nothing much since July has hit the media and one climate change article in August.
Chaka Fattah (D-PA) was convicted on 23 counts of racketeering, fraud, and other corruption charges. (2016)
Corrine Brown (D-FL) – found guilty of 18 felony counts of fraud and tax charges 2017.
Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ)- was indicted on federal corruption charges. (3 year indictment as yet not complete)
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) – allegations of IT members, treasonous actions, and wrongdoing currently in the news, not counting the many instances of DNC irregularities
Reps. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and André Carson (D-Ind.) – alleged ties to Muslim Brotherhood through Islamic Society of North America though both have attempted to distance themselves from these groups.
Anthony Weiner (D-NY) – convicted of sexting with minor 2017
Huma Abedin – besides failed marriage and Clinton problems, has managed so far to stay out of the limelight and to not be indicted or called to court for her past activities and connections.
Madeleine Z. Bordallo (D-Delegate from Guam) – under Ethics Committee investigation 2017
John Conyers (D-MI) – under Ethics Committee investigation 2017
Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) – under Ethics Committee investigation 2017
Distance all they want, the taint of the Democrat Party is so bad that (not far behind is the Republican Party so no I am not biased on this) that you have to wonder how they plan to move forward. Apparently unless the party just received a much-needed infusion, the main kitty is nearly empty. How can they possibly hope to continue to push their attempted coup of our country so long as they can’t afford to pay their bills as a national party. The only way that is possible is for their biggest donors to secretly funnel money their way…. Oops that has already been done. These people didn’t get wealthy by throwing money down a tar pit so how long will they continue? Oh and all that lovely pay-for-play money from the Clinton’s and Obama people, I doubt will find its way into the pockets.
Still this is a very dangerous time for both parties since both have fallen far short of their platforms and goals. Conservatives are pissed at both–one for its outright socialist/communist platform and the other for aiding and abetting those determined to destroy our country. Young so-called Democrats or should I say communists are determined to transform our country into a third world venue.
It isn’t going to end well for either party but particularly the Republicans who have fought against Trump for well over a year now.