There comes a time in every political campaign where Democrats have to explain why they don’t give money to charity. They want you to vote for them so they can spend your money on their whims, but they don’t like parting with their own cash.
Their excuses for this hypocrisy are never good, but sometimes they can be revealing. Joseph A. Wulfsohn, Fox News:
2020 presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke was confronted by a voter at a town hall on Tuesday about his charitable giving, after recently released tax returns showed he and his wife gave away a tiny fraction of their income.
The filings show the couple had given $1,166 to charity in 2017 despite having a combined income of $370,412…
“I do my best to contribute to the success of my community, of my state, and now, of my country. There are ways that I do this that are measurable and there are ways that I do this that are immeasurable… I’m doing everything that I can right now, spending this time with you — not with our kiddos, not back home in El Paso — because I want to sacrifice everything to make sure that we meet this moment of truth with everything that we’ve got.”
In other words, Beto’s charitable contribution to the world is… Beto! His sacrifice is immeasurable. He’s standing there talking to you, isn’t he? He could be at home with his kids, watching TV while his wife does all the work, instead of jumping up on a restaurant counter and waving his arms like a lunatic while he filibusters about the greatness of America’s greatness. You lucky people.
He also saves money by wearing the exact same outfit every single day, like Superman or Homer Simpson.
Beto’s just a weird dude, even for a Democrat. He really needs to step up his game, now that he has Pete Buttigieg coming up from the… er… now that Pete is right… um… never mind.