Democrats’ best keep secret from their own base and media lackeys is that their party is funded by rich people.
They can’t talk about it and try to hide it, because their own wealth completely contradicts talking points that Republicans are the party of the rich.
So how to deal with Jared Polis and all those bags of money he has stowed away somewhere?
On Colorado Public Radio, vague headlines help:
Colorado’s Governor’s Primary Was The Campaign Where Rich People Dug Into Their Pockets
Don’t presume they are talking about all of the candidates. By “rich people,” they mean Polis, the gazzilionaire who funded his own campaign with $11 million out of his pocket, plus another $1 million from special interest groups.
Polis and the PACs supporting him spent almost as much as all of his Democratic challengers and their PACs combined. Next closest to Polis was Democrat Mike Johnston, who spent $2.3 million, but also got a huge assist of $5.23 million from Frontier Fairness, his Super PAC. Johnston finished third in the Democratic primary voting.
The list goes on to detail other Democrats who were the biggest spenders. Much further down in the story we see Republican Walker Stapleton, whose total campaign was funded with about $4 million, compared to Polis’s total $12.3 million.
Interestingly, the article acknowledges Polis spent $44 per vote to win the Democratic primary, while Stapleton spent $16 to win the Republican primary.
But rather than point out the obvious — the only way Polis could win was to pull an obscene amount of money from his own pockets to set spending records, the liberals make the bizarre assumption that Stapleton just didn’t have as tough a race.
They conveniently neglected to mention that Stapleton’s opponent, Victor Mitchell, spent twice that much and lost.
No matter how liberals try to spin it, $44 a vote is not normal, it’s absurd. By coming in at $16 a vote, it shows that Stapleton was in fact extremely efficient, as well as strategic in his campaign.
The fact of the matter is, Democrats have chosen a candidate who is not only rich, but frivolous in his spending.
Stapleton won because he was able to coalesce factions from across the GOP spectrum to rally behind him. On the other side of the aisle, the teachers union was a driving force in the Democratic primary, and they were pitted against the school reform people, while the environmentalists were pitted against the party realists who prefer not living in caves.
The Republican race only seemed easier, because that party has its act together.