This seems to be the moral of the story in 2016.
In their desperation to assume some sort of relevance, Democrats have pulled out their wallets in amazing degrees of idealogical obsequiousness and continue to find they have nothing to show for it.
Maybe this a clue…that their political model simply is not relevant. The truth sucks and it shall set you free if you confront it.
Jill Stein paid $56,000 per each vote she affected with her “grass-roots” recount effort in Wisconsin.
After promising to spend “every dollar” of the donations she raised from disaffected Hillary supporters on recount efforts, Jill Stein has just released the following budget which reveals that over $1mm (or nearly 15% of the total $7.3mm raised) was used to fund her “staff payroll,” “consultants,” “administrative expenses,” and “compliance costs.” This looks eerily similar to some Clinton Foundation budgets we recently reviewed which claimed to have spent “every dollar” of their donations on “charity work.”
Hillary Clinton’s donors are having major buyer’s remorse.
The call for a deep and detailed accounting of how Clinton lost a race that she andher donors were absolutely certain she’d win didn’t begin immediately after the election — there was too much shock over her defeat by Donald Trump, and overwhelming grief.
“A lot of the bundlers and donors still are in shock and disbelief by what happened. They’re looking for some introspection and analysis about what really happened, what worked and what didn’t,” said Ken Martin, chairman of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party and a top campaign bundler himself. “It may take some time to do that, but people are still just scratching their heads.”
Or, in the words of a Midwestern fundraiser who’s kept in touch with fellow donors, “A lot of people are saying, ‘I’m not putting another fucking dime in until someone tells me what just happened.’”
The Democrats are finally facing political mortality; and the dawning of a new political economy which Donald Trump already tapped into.