The democratic party is eating itself alive in 2019 as they prepare to take on Donald Trump in next year’s presidential election.
With two dozen democrats now officially in the race for the Oval Office, this cannibalism has been exacerbated. The constant cacophony of mudslinging and muckraking has taken an ugly turn early in the race as well, with candidates attacking each other in ever-more vicious ways.
The latest democratic dig comes to us from Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden, and has been noted for its ripe hypocrisy.
In a fundraising email to supporters titled “We risk falling behind,” Sanders campaign manager Faiz Shakir wrote Friday that Biden’s “raising huge sums of money at large fundraising events all across the country. And these are not grassroots fundraising events.”
He said “these are high-dollar functions hosted and attended by corporate lobbyists, health care executives, a Republican casino-CEO, and a union-busting lawyer among others.”
Faiz stressed the independent senator from Vermont’s small-dollar and grassroots approach to fundraising, highlighting that “the truth of the matter is that the American people are pretty sick and tired of the billionaire class of this country buying up our candidates and our elections. We can win elections without begging those people for money.”
Biden sprung to the top of the fundraising leaderboard nearly immediately after joining the race, and after months of speculation regarding his potential run.
The hypocrisy comes on the part of Sanders here, however, who was forced to admit that he is indeed a millionaire after heartily staking his political reputation on his want to be a warrior against the “millionaires and billionaires”.
Sanders currently trails Biden by double digits in 2020 polling.
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