Asked if he could outspend the National Rifle Association and other opponents of gun control measures, Bloomberg casually replied, “Oh sure.” But then added, “I’m not the only funder of this.”
While he has been critical of Congress for being unduly influenced by political contributions from the tobacco industry and other special interests, Bloomberg, whose net worth is an estimated $33 billion, according to Forbes magazine, dodged a question about whether he should be considered a “special interest group.” He says it’s his right under the Constitution to support the candidates and issues he chooses.
“We have the Second Amendment which gives you the right to bear arms. You also have the First Amendment which gives you the right to say what you wanna say,” Bloomberg said. “I think shame on me if I didn’t use the money I was lucky enough to make to make the world a better place.”
It is lovely to see them fighting the windmills they built themselves. Even though the Media will nod their heads and go along with the hypocrisy, I believe that most people won’t. It may not be a decisive factor as in “That’s it! I am not going to support what he is peddling” but it will register in their minds and it will be a factor in the future.
You close the casket one nail at the time.