Now suppose, just for the sake of argument, that you are the head of an organization whose sole source of revenue, or so we are constantly being told, comes from ‘donations’ from individuals as well as from certain groups and corporations. And it’s a well-known fact that the organization which you head up is broke. Would you then, as the responsible head of your organization, refuse to take any amount of money from anyone who is both legally able, and quite willing, to donate to you? Of course you wouldn’t! Because such a thing makes no sense.
And yet it has recently come to light in what is, I guess, an effort to highlight its environmental platform, that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) is now no longer accepting campaign contributions from those companies involved in the production, and/or sale, of ‘fossil fuels.’ Executive members of the DNC have now voted to ban all contributions from corporate political action committees related to the oil, gas and coal industries. The resolution was originally proposed by Christine Pelosi, a member of the DNC and daughter of Nancy Pelosi.
It was this past Sunday that Christine Pelosi said, “Today we can act — in harmony with the millions of Americans demanding that we clean up our planet and our politics and join the hundreds of individual Democratic political candidates for office across the country who have pledged not to take money from the fossil fuel industry.” By golly, the left wing nut certainly doesn’t fall far from the tree. And apparently the DNC is also said to be considering a second resolution to ban all contributions over $200 from any individual who works in the fossil fuel sector.
It was not immediately clear how this new rule will come to affect the Democrat Party. Fossil fuel companies have long favored Republican candidates and already do not donate all that much to Democrat candidates, comparatively speaking. According to the Center for Responsive Politics, the DNC received $2.6 million from mining firms and fossil fuel producers during the 2016 election. This figure pales in comparison to the $56.1 million in contributions that the real estate and finance industries gave to Democrats during the same election cycle.
Now I suppose it could be argued why is it that any company involved in the ‘fossil fuel’ industry would choose to donate to a political party whose only interest seems to be in driving them out of business? But, I must say, stranger things have happened. Granted, in the big scheme of things it really isn’t all that much money that’s collected in the first place from those companies in the oil and gas business. Which makes this recent declaration from the Democrats, about refusing their money, nothing more than the BS we typically get from Democrats.
In 2016 1.1 million employees worked in traditional coal, oil, and gas. The DNC is broke yet the plan is to give up ALL contributions from those folks in a show of virtue? I love how the Democrats remain adrift in an ocean of hypocrisy. They keep throwing all manner of crap against the wall. What are they expecting to have happen, that people will suddenly flock to them? And given the amount regulations the Democrats seek to pile on energy producers why would they expect donations in the first place. That’s akin to Muslims refusing donations from pork producers.
Perhaps those companies involved in producing America’s gas, oil and coal, along with their retail outlets, should decide that it has become in their best interest to not sell ANY of their products to those who are in any way affiliated with the Democrat Party for use in their vehicles or homes. We know Democrats will immediately seek to outlaw use of fossil fuels if they ever again regain the power to do so. These Democrats are so courageous. Might we expect to see the Republican Party counter by announcing a ban on donations from MS-13? (sarcasm added)