A dishonest message from my opponent
Most politicians in Washington succeed because they can masterfully conceal their true intentions from their constituents. They say whatever they think they should in order to get reelected time and again, even when they do not believe what they are saying. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is a professional at this. She determines which way the wind is blowing and then tells her supporters in Florida whatever is popular at that time, while doing just the opposite in Washington.
This morning is the latest example. Despite being bankrolled by special, moneyed interests, she sent out another panicky fundraising email, decrying the influence of the billionaire class and Citizens United in our elections. Debbie wrote: “Democracy shouldn’t come with a price tag. But ever since Citizens United, if you want your voice heard in our democracy, it’s going to cost you.”
It’s easy to talk the talk, but it takes courage to walk the walk. Citizens United did not end President Obama’s ban on federal corporate lobbyist money to the Democratic National Committee — it was Debbie Wasserman Schultz who did that just a few days ago. Citizens United does not require candidates to take campaign contributions from Goldman Sachs, Comcast, Major League Baseball, Wall Street bankers, wealthy elites, and countless lobbyists — but Debbie Wasserman Schultz has openly invited and taken huge amounts of such corporate money.
With the success of Bernie Sanders and our political revolution, you would think the establishment would wake up to what is happening in this country. Maybe, just maybe they would clean up their act — but instead Debbie Wasserman Schultz is doing what she can to stop this growing movement, by making it even easier for big money to keep pouring into our political system and pervert our democracy.
We can fight back against the corruption in Congress, and reform our campaign finance laws, but only if we work together right here, right now.
The only way we can shock the political establishment is by building an unstoppable grassroots campaign in Florida. Can you join us today by donating $10, or whatever you can afford, to help us grow our insurgent campaign?
Thank you for your support,