Wealthy Democratic donor Stephen Cloobeck is threatening the party as it appears to be moving more towards representing the working class.
“When Democrats continue to say, ‘Down with the billionaires. We can’t stand the rich,’ A lot of people want to be rich. So is it the right message that Democrats are going with?”
“It’s so effing wrong,” said Stephen Cloobeck. “I’ve talked to Schumer. I’ve talked to Wyden. I’ve talked to Pelosi. And I said if you use the term billionaires again, I’m done. Because it’s aspirational. I didn’t start with anything. Just penalize everyone that’s done well? We all want to do well. And we should be the party of doing well. We should be a party, of business and leadership. And it is very very disturbing when I hear the millionaire or billionaire word. And I told them to stop it. Knock it off.”
“Then are you worried that the Democratic Party is going too far to the left?” the reporter asked.
“So much so it drives me nuts, Cloobeck responded. “So much so it would make me quit the party. And I’ve made it very clear I’ll cut your money off. And others will do the same.”
I wonder who the others are?