Bowl Me Over With a Feather

March for Our Lives is funded by a small number of rich assholes:

The group’s 990 tax form shows another 38 donations totaling between $5,000 and $100,000, which together accounted for an additional $876,114 of revenue. The remainder, just 0.5 percent of total receipts, came from those giving less than $5,000.

It’s organized as a 501(c)(4), which aren’t required to disclose public support percentage, which I’m sure would be abysmal.

4 thoughts on “Bowl Me Over With a Feather”

  1. Bloomberg bought a 60 minute ad during the Superbowl, which will be seen by 100 million+ people. He is about to remind everyone in the country watching the Superbowl he is coming for your guns.

    After this election, I doubt the dark money will be so dark.

    More importantly, if he loses, will his agenda have as much credibility?

    The other question is whether the NRA is prepared for such a full on assault from Bloomberg.

  2. “More importantly, if he loses, will his agenda have as much credibility?”

    I maintain that we should fear the day when Democrats finally figure out that gun control isn’t a big vote getter in proportion to all the time and money that is spent on it.

    I guess I should write this real quiet, but, if they would just back away from harping on gun control for awhile, until they won and packed all branches of government, then they could write their own ticket on guns. The Trump Era has practically handed them a gift, and they seem hell-bent on throwing the gift away. Sad to say, but time in on their side, speaking of gifts. Guys like me who can remember what real gun freedom (pre-’68) looked like, will all be leaving the scene shortly.

    As always, I want to emphasize I’m not expressing what I want to see happen, but how I would play the game as a far-seeing (if self-styled) student of tactics. Kind of like an anthropologist is not supposed to be judgmental about the cultures he studies.

    In that spirit: I would not be too self-righteous about the relatively small number of rich assholes funding left wing issues. The same has been true “on the right” for decades. The trick is to realize the rich assholes are all looking to their own self-interests, and their “ideologies” are unadulterated bullshit.

  3. I think that strategy works best when you believe that a policy needs to be implemented, but you also believe that the voters don’t really want those policies. I think the Left is convinced that their policies are popular, or at least, they are better than whatever President Trump has to offer, so they are more willing to push these things.

    Of course, I recall someone on a different blog observing that when a side is convinced they won’t win the next election, they promise everything they actually want…so perhaps this is why we’re seeing so much weird stuff from the Democrats right now….

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