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By Rube Render
Columnist 

Biggest Dem supporter is Hollywood

 

October 11, 2017 | View PDF



According to Wikipedia, “Harvey Weinstein is an American film producer and film studio executive. He is best known as co-founder of Miramax, which produced several popular independent films including ‘Pulp Fiction,’ ‘Clerks,’ ‘The Crying Game,’ and ‘Sex, Lies, and Videotape.’”

Weinstein is in the news lately, but not for any major new film releases. The New York Times broke the story that Weinstein is a serial abuser of women. In his defense, he appears to be a serial abuser of everybody, but women in particular.

Apparently, everyone in Hollywood was aware of this and it was considered something of an open secret. From my close perusal of the entertainment industry, I am aware that when The Times says “everyone in Hollywood” they also include everyone in the upper echelon of the Democrat Party.

For a number of years, Democrats have raised millions of dollars in Tinsel Town at events hosted by none other than the aforementioned Harvey Weinstein. Typical of these kinds of stories, an anonymous film executive remarked, “The only thing I’m surprised about is how long it took.” Also unsurprisingly, no one leaped to his defense.

Over the years, Weinstein has reportedly given $1.4 million in political contributions to mostly Democrats. A partial list includes Sens. Chuck Schumer, Kristen Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren, Patrick Leahy, Cory Booker, Al Franken, Bob Casey, Richard Blumenthal and our own Democrat Sen. Martin Heinrich.

All of these good people rushed to rid themselves of any donation that could be traced back to Weinstein by donating the funds to various sexual assault and domestic violence victims groups.

Additionally, Weinstein donated almost $250,000 to the Democratic National Committee. The DNC, feeling pressure to return Weinstein funds, graciously announced it would contribute $30,000 to promote women in politics. Presumably those women will be democrats. This will remove the tainted Weinstein money from the DNC and it will become valid political donations to struggling democratic women.

As noted above, Weinstein persuaded other Hollywood heavyweights to make political donations. Democratic operatives worked tirelessly to ensure that his name appeared on invitations to fundraisers. He contributed substantially to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton campaigns. The Obamas have referred to Weinstein as a good friend and in January of this year, both “Business Insider” and “Vanity Fair” reported that Malia Obama would intern in the New York office of the Weinstein Company.

If Democratic organizations returned all donations generated by the efforts of Harvey Weinstein, the party would be broke and in debt.

Rube Render is the Curry County Republican chairman. Contact him at:

rube.render@actsnm.com

 

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