I am not a conspiratorial theory-type.  But if I was, I might suspect that former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is Republican secret agent – a sort of Manchurian candidate – programmed to wreck the Democratic Party and get President Trump re-elected.

Of course, he is not.  But he could not do more to ensure the defeat of the eventual Democrat candidate for President. – no matter who it is.

For generations,  Democrats have promoted the belief that all those corporate fat cats were Republicans.  That is why they complained about political donations from evil Wall Street.  If there ever was the personification of what Democrats claimed to hate, it is Michael Bloomberg – a mega-billionaire willing to spend a fortune to buy his way into the White House.

While billionaire businessman Tom Steyer exposed a bit of Democrat hypocrisy as the Party leaders embraced both Steyer’s politics and money, Daddy Warbucks Bloomberg eliminates any pretense that Democrats are concerned about corporate money and those Wall Street one-percenters who control it.

They may be critical of him as a competitor, but not his money in principle.  Senator Elizabeth Warren said Bloomberg should withdraw from the race but encouraged him to then use his billions to help Democrats get elected.

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On the issue of money-in-politics, Bloomberg takes the onus off Republicans and makes the Democrats look bad.

However, that is small potatoes, as they say, compared to the damage Bloomberg is doing by running for President.  While he claims to be most concerned that socialist Bernie Sanders might actually get the Democrat nomination for President, Bloomberg’s campaign is making that prospect more and more likely every day.

Bloomberg clearly further splinters the anti-Sanders vote.  Entering the race was bad enough.  But Bloomberg brought to the campaign more than enough money to guarantee a bloc of delegates – despite skipping the first four primaries.

Bloomberg’s initial strategy was based on arrogance and hubris.  It was to put so much money in the race that folks like Biden, Buttigieg and Klobuchar would immediately suspend their campaigns and yield the road to Milwaukee to Bloomberg.

That is a simplistic theory, and there is no assurance that all the Biden, Buttigieg and Klobuchar voters would go for Bloomberg.  It is arguable that a large percentage – even a majority of black and Hispanic voters in the so-called moderate camp — could switch to Sanders.

Since the moderates have not dropped out, Bloomberg has initiated Plan Two – to force a brokered convention in which he could more secretively buy the nomination.  That, of course, would make the Democrat presidential nomination a jump ball between him and Sanders.

That is how Bloomberg will destroy any chance Democrats have of beating Trump.  Imagine a nation facing the prospect of four more years of President Trump – by all measure a fairly successful President despite his abrasive and pugnacious personality – and either the radical socialist or the American oligarch as the other option.

If Sanders was the nominee, he has already said that Bloomberg’s money would be unwelcomed – and even Bloomberg seems to believe that no amount of money would overcome Sanders’ political vulnerabilities.  He is probably correct.

If Sanders is kicked to the side at the convention and Bloomberg emerges as the Democrat standard bearer, no amount of money would get all those angry and bitter Sanders’ supporters to the polling places.  They would more likely be in the streets protesting.  It could be 1968 all over again.

One young Sanders supporters told me that if the Democrat establishment rigs the race against Sanders again, she and her friends will vote FOR Trump to punish the Democrat establishment.  That may be just be anecdotal – just talk — but it does sound credible.  And if she and her friends did that, there definitely would be others.

Bloomberg has the reputation as an intelligent man – but you have to wonder.  Is he clueless of the damage he is doing to the Democrats – maybe even irreparable at this point – and the benefit his candidacy is providing to Trump?  The only explanation that makes sense is the blindness of arrogance.

So, there ‘tis.

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By Larry Horist

So, there ‘tis… The opinions, perspectives and analyses of Larry Horist Larry Horist is a businessman, conservative writer and political strategist with an extensive background in economics and public policy. Clients of his consulting firm have included such conservative icons as Steve Forbes and Milton Friedman. He has served as a consultant to the Nixon White House and travelled the country as a spokesman for President Reagan’s economic reforms. He has testified as an expert witness before numerous legislative bodies, including the U. S. Congress. Horist has lectured and taught courses at numerous colleges and universities, including Harvard, Northwestern, DePaul universities, Hope College and his alma mater, Knox College. He has been a guest on hundreds of public affairs talk shows, and hosted his own program, “Chicago In Sight,” on WIND radio. Horist was a one-time candidate for mayor of Chicago and served as Executive Director of the City Club of Chicago, where he led a successful two-year campaign to save the historic Chicago Theatre from the wrecking ball. An award-winning debater, his insightful and sometimes controversial commentaries appear frequently on the editorial pages of newspapers across the nation. He is praised by readers for his style, substance and sense of humor. According to one reader, Horist is the “new Charles Krauthammer.” He is actively semi-retired in Boca Raton, Florida where he devotes his time to writing. So, there ‘tis is Horist’s signature sign off.

13 thoughts on “Bloomberg  and his money are wrecking the Democratic Party”
  1. People who don’t think President Donald J. Trump won’t be elected to a second term as US President haven’t seen or been to one of his rallies . In all of President Donald J. Trump’s rallies people in the thousands are standing outside who can’t get in because there is no more room .

  2. The issue with Mini Mike is to many are falling for his lies. He is the United States distributed of bullshit. To many lazy thinking Americans are falling for it. I know a few that like him, and when I ask them why I hear. “I can’t quit put my finger on it”. What the he’ll does that mean? I’m the last forty hears, Americans became extremely stupid. Look they elected Obama didn’t they?n

  3. COLONEL BLUE MAX

    WE LIVE IN ARIZONA AND DO NOT WANT BLOOMBERG AS PRESIDENT BRINGING THE NEW YORK CITY DEPRAVED CULTURE OR FOR THAT MATTER DO WE WANT THE DEPRAVED CALIFORNIA CULTURE HERE IN ARIZONA. WE DO NOT SUPPORT ANY CANDIDATE BUYING OR TRYING TO BUY THE PRESIDENCY OF THE UNITED STATES.

  4. Why is it that a person with money cannot care for this country. The debate was like a TV roast on comic central.

    Bloomberg could be setting in an island somewhere enjoying the money he made the American way. Why is he been envied because of hard work the American way. I believe he is the only Democrat who can defeat Trump and Trump’s fake news outlets.

  5. Stupid Steyer and Dumberg have proven it’s the rich dummycrat aristocrats that don’t given a darn about the working man. It used to be the working man that the dummycrat party always catered to. But Trump comes along finally removes the fake mask from the dummycrat party exposing ALL of them as total stuck up snooty fakes that couldn’t do an honest days work even if their lives depended on it.

  6. Bloomberg can’t stand Trump. Bloomberg has an enormous ego. He can buy the election up to a point. He is destroying, at this point, the entire democratic process, which is not good for all of us.

  7. I can see that and more happening in the watershed 2020 elections……..Bloomberg may just be the man to finally break the Demoncrats and their lying Commie goals to tear apart America.

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