Liberal actor George Clooney is denouncing the effect of money in politics despite his own fundraising for Hillary Clinton. It is vintage liberal hypocrisy of the highest order considering that Mr. Clooney just got done hosting a soiree where two tickets to schmooze with the Hollywood leading man cost a whopping $353,400. The money will go towards making the Clinton restoration a reality and don’t think that good old George and his Hollyweird buddies won’t want something in return.
NBC reports that “George Clooney Puts Supreme Court at Heart of Fundraising”:
George Clooney claimed massive political fundraising is a necessary evil in order to permanently eliminate the influence of money in politics during an exclusive interview on Meet the Press.
“The Supreme Court can overturn Citizens United and get this obscene, ridiculous amount of money out so I never have to do a fundraiser again,” he said. “And that’s why I’m doing it.”
The superhero-playing actor has his sights firmly set on electing Democratic candidates so that a liberal minded justice can be confirmed to the court in the last-best-hope of revising campaign finance laws for good.
“I think it’s the worst, one of the worst laws passed, since I’ve been around,” he said. Clooney admonished the amount of money in politics despite hosting high-dollar fundraisers in support of Hillary Clinton this weekend – attacking the top echelons of the one-percent – to events where premium tickets cost upwards of $350,000.
“I think it’s an obscene amount of money,” he told Chuck Todd. “It’s ridiculous that we should have this kind of money in politics.
The star of the latest Coen Brothers movie “Hail Caesar” made his remarks during an interview with Chuck Todd on
Press the Meat Meet the Press and tried to downplay his acting as a bagman for the Clintons by claiming that some of the money will be used in down ticket races. While the system is indeed seriously broken – just look at the millions that the establishment is shelling out to stop Trump – Clooney is hardly the one who should be complaining about it.