Democrats Attack Private Citizen For Hosting Fundraiser For A Republican

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Earlier today it was announced that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg would be holding a fundraiser for Republican Governor Chris Christie. I haven’t really been paying attention, but apparently Zuckerberg has always been rather private about his politics. This is the first public indication on which way he may lean.

But more interesting than the fundraiser itself was the way Democrats reacted to it. The Democrat Governors Association is now calling on Zuckerberg to cancel the fundraiser. Because a private citizen can’t just support someone they don’t like (via Twitchy):


Here’s more from the DGA:

Stop Zuck’s Christie Fundraiser!

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is hosting a fundraiser for right-wing Republican darling Chris Christie.

Sign the form at the right to tell Zuckerberg to cancel his fundraiser and stop funding Gov. Christie’s re-election campaign.

What’s fascinating to me about this is that the Democrats thought this was a good idea. Especially given the political context this is happening in. Ever since the Citizens United Supreme Court ruling gutted federal campaign finance laws that restricted spending in private groups and citizens on supporting or opposing candidates Democrats have been on a push to assault said groups with new legislation requiring disclosure of who is funding them.

It’s called the DISCLOSE Act, and though it’s stalled in Congress, President Obama has been trying to effectively accomplish the same goal through the SEC by requiring that private companies disclose which political groups they give money too.

The point of all of this is that Democrats don’t seem to have a lot of respect for the freedom of private citizens, and private companies, to engage in political activities freely.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • stan25

    They do when the private citizens and private companies donate to them. Then everything is hunky dory. Just watch, the DemocRaTs will start a campaign to shut down Facebbook.

    • $8194357

      Sick bunch the left.

      • Snarkie

        Y’all do the same s***.

        • $8194357

          No one has ever gave me a dime for re-election vodka breath.

  • WOOF

    Christie is dancing to Democratic music,
    but D’s don’t want Faceberg financing
    the round mans roll for Governor.

    Zuckerberger understands ya gotta have friends.
    all kinds of friends. Money is honey.

  • $8194357

    And a RINO at that…
    Greedy liberals want all the campaign cash..

  • http://realitybasedbob.sayanythingblog.com/ realitybasedbob

    Well just thank the baby Jesus no gops ever criticized a Hollywood type for holding fund raisers, cause that would just be so wrong.

    This free speech thing is tough for you nutters, huh?

    • Thresherman

      I don’t think that you would see any of us calling on any Hollywood type to cancel their fundraiser. You will, however, see us pointing out the fact that only Democrats benefit from them. But such nuances are usually lost on lefty types.

  • Matthew Hawkins

    Ideologically I don’t see your problem with this.

    These “attacks” aren’t against his family, his sexuality, or any other thing that is out of bounds.

    Mark Zuckerberg is a public figure. Why should he be exempt from criticism.

    Unless you want bought politicians we should be wary of large corporate contributions to politicians.

    • $8194357

      Equal protection not marxist PC protected class stupid..
      You leftists have shreaded the Constitution and now your “leadership”
      wants to dis-arm and kill American citizens by executive order…
      What liberal Hitler/Castro wanna bees..

  • sbark

    Demonizing the non-compliant and opposition……….study Leftist history, its nothing new.
    Notice the Left has no new ideas…….at this time they are just in the Statist mode of destroying any dissent or political opposition……….just add Phil Mickleson and Zuckerberg to the list. Phils problem he caved way too easy, we’ll wait and see on Zuckerberg
    ………..but really its all they’ve ever had, its not like they are the party of ideas or anything, unless one condones 100% failure

    • $8194357

      Way 2 tru 4 government skool..

  • Snarkie

    Republicans never diss on private citizens for stuff like that. Pfffft.

    Hypocrite dbags.

    • $16179444

      example?

  • VocalYokel

    Chris Christie ?

    I thought you said he was hosting a fundraiser for a Republican…

  • $8194357

    Speaking of “attacking” private citizens, look what Barrys
    ‘bunch’ (banana republic)
    is up to now..

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaWyPsD5eEA&feature=player_embedded#!

    They believe they don’t even need to wait for the Blue Beannies and US military
    to do it for them…The feds can just kill you…

    And Di-Fi says she was just re-elected and will not quit until she gets our guns..

  • Clairvoyant

    The leftys are up in arms on this one because Christie’s one who can appease the moderates and win an election. He’s not afraid to get in the grill of either leftys or Teabaggers. But, I can just see the special interest groups (Republican in the primaries, Democratic in the general campaign) run ads with Christie enjoying a cheeseburger or doughnut to put him in the light of a “slob” while spouting typical special interest group lies

  • headward

    Never mind the unions taking from their members and giving to the candidates.

  • sbark

    Bill Maher finally says something I can agree with……….. the Founding Fathers said you could have the gun, dumbass. And now, the only right we have left is the guns and nothing left to use the guns to protect. We’re like a strip club with a million bouncers and no strippers. (HBO’s Real Time, January 18, 2013)

  • Lynn Bergman

    Christie helped re-elect Obama and favored the biggest disaster relief boondoggle in recent memory… he’s a RINO extraordinaire.

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