Jane Lynch, a millionaire, tweeted in defense of billionairesand its not working out so great for her.
During the Democratic debate on Thursday night, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) took aim at South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigiegs recent closed-door fundraiser for wealthy donors.
The mayor just recently had a fundraiser that was held in a wine cave full of crystals and served $900-a-bottle wine, Warren said at the debate. Think about who comes to that.
Buttigiegs event was held at the Hall Rutherford wine caves in Napa Valley and hosted by billionaires Craig and Kathryn Hall.
He had promised that every fundraiser he would do would be open-door, but this one was closed-door. We made the decision years ago that rich people in smoke-filled rooms would not pick the next president of the United States, Warren said.
Its the norm that candidates vying for political office often pander to wealthy potential donors to help finance their campaign. Warrens campaign has resisted in doing so. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) also took aim at Buttigieg and former Vice President Joe Biden for receiving contributions from billionaires at the debate.
While many voters expressed discomfort with Buttigiegs strategy, the Glee actress was not among them.
Billionaires in wine caves have as much right to say who gets to be president as waitresses in diners and plumbers in my bathroom, she tweeted on Friday. Class warfare is ugly, @ewarren.
Hello everyone. Billionaires in wine caves have as much right to say who gets to be president as waitresses in diners and plumbers in my bathroom. Class warfare is ugly, @ewarren Thanks for listening everyone.
— Jane Lynch (@janemarielynch) December 20, 2019
In theory, yes, billionaires in wine caves and waitresses and plumbers would all have equal weight in choosing the next president. However, as many online pointed out, that is simply not the case.
The problem iswhich is clear when Warren talked about itthat billionaires in wine caves have *substantially* more say in the process than waitresses and plumbers, one user responded.
Another wrote that it is ignorant to believe the top 1% getting on-demand access to politicians is a real democracy.
Waitress: 1 vote, $3 monthly donation, 130 FB friends. Billionaire: 1 vote, max personal donation, millions to super PACs, bundles from friends, millions paid to lobbyists, buys media to influence coverage, hosts fundraisers, millions of followers, Twitter user @pstokesbooks wrote. Jane: These are the same.
Yes, "class warfare" is quite ugly.
And the ultra-rich should stop fighting the war.
— P Resists (@4everNeverTrump) December 20, 2019
Imagine believing it's normal and good for people who make up .001% of the population to have personal, on-demand access to politicians that average people aren't given. Imagine believing that's democracy.
smh embarrassed for you.
— Joe Biden is a Racist (@BethLynch2020) December 20, 2019
Furthermore, billionaires often don't pay taxes.
Does their voice matter then?
— 𝐝𝐨𝐤𝐢 𝐝𝐨𝐤𝐢 𝐩𝐢𝐜𝐧𝐢𝐜 🏳️🌈 (@disco_socialist) December 20, 2019
Waitress: 1 vote, $3 monthly donation, 130 FB friends
Billionaire: 1 vote, max personal donation, millions to super PACs, bundles from friends, millions paid to lobbyists, buys media to influence coverage, hosts fundraisers, millions of followers etc.
Jane: These are the same.
— Paula Stokes (@pstokesbooks) December 21, 2019
Really wishing you had chosen not to comment.
Love your acting but this is a garbage take that completely misses the point and minimizes the corrupting influence of money in politics.
Class warfare is a constant. And 99% of us are its casualties. THATS whats ugly.
— Leah McElrath