A couple more arrogant rich guys who don’t understand gun politics:
“… at least two top Democratic donors are stepping forward and vowing to withhold any and all future financial contributions from any Democrats who don’t support the centerpiece of Obama’s plan: Expanded background checks. Kenneth Lerer, a New York businessman who is chairman of Buzzfeed.com, and David Bohnett, a technology entrepreneur and philanthopist based in Los Angeles, are both major financial supporters of Democratic candidates, having each given scores of large contributions over the years. They are both key players in the political fundraising world and wield influence among other donors and fundraisers …”
Politicians love money. I know because I occasionally get hit up for campaign contributions. This is understandable as running for high office is expensive and someone has to pay for it all. Thus Ken and Dave have some degree of political clout.
What neither seems to understand is that all the money in the world cannot get your people re-elected if they have so pissed of the general public that you could not buy them votes if you were standing outside the booth handing out $100 bills. Thus it boils down to this for Harry Reid:
- Don’t bring up gun control and risk losing some big time Democrat donors, or
- Bring up gun control and risk a Cuomo-esque plunge in the polls.
Make the call Harry.