In the great minds think alike department, Tim Carney also writes about the fundraising benefits of Barack Obama’s marriage “evolution.” (Perhaps Tamron Hall will shut off my microphone too.) He quotes Rahm Emanuel as saying, “Gays are the next Jews of fundraising.” Last week, NBC’s Chuck Todd compared gay donors to Wall Street money.
My point isn’t that there is anything illegitimate about people spending money in pursuit of their political goals. Pace McCain-Feingold, political giving is free speech. But it is interesting that the ubiquitous liberal objections to money in politics go out the window when it comes to the super-rich promoting social liberalism or furthering progressive objectives.