While Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are bringing in a sizeable number of donations of under $100, Republicans have been going for the big money, like the huge score Ted Cruz just made from a pair of Texas frackers.
Even so, on July 16, Newsmax made a big deal of Hillary receiving donations from wealthy individuals, with the headline, “Hillary Clinton’s Donations From Hedge Fund Titans Exceed Republicans.”
Those Democrats are such elitists! You don’t want to be drinking milk when you read these things, at least not without a bib.
And here the Texas Messiah, Ted Cruz, just hauled in $15 million in a single donation from a pair of – yes – Texas brothers. CNN reports that it “amounts to the largest known donation so far in the 2016 presidential campaign.”
Well. Bernie gets the people. Cruz gets the dollars.
Contrast that with Sanders. As of the beginning of July, Sanders had 400,000 donations from about 250,000 donors, with an average donation of $33.51. Only 1 percent of those donations – an almost exact reversal of the elite group the GOP supports – were of more than $250.
The donation to Cruz’s Keep the Promise super PAC comes from a pair of fracking profiteers, Farris and Dan Wilks, so it’s not money any Democrat would want in any case. After all, you can’t drink $15 billion. You need clean water for that, and you won’t get that anywhere near a fracking site.
The Wilks brothers have, like Ted Cruz, failed to read the United States Constitution. According to CNN, Farris Wilks revealed that,
Our country was founded on the idea that our rights come from the Creator, not the government. I’m afraid we’re losing that. Unless we elect a principled conservative leader ready to stand up for our values, we’ll look back on what once was the land of opportunity and pass on a less prosperous nation to our children and grandchildren. That’s why we need Ted Cruz.
Actually, the country was founded on the principle that political power derives not from God, or God’s anointed (like Old World kings) but from the people. The Creator many of the Founding Fathers spoke of was not the Christian God of the Bible.
It goes without saying that Farris Wilks is a pastor. If you could find a Republican pastor who has read the Constitution, it would be a genuine biblical miracle.
On the other hand, that’s just the kind of support you would expect to see a would-be messiah like Ted Cruz receiving. They stack it high in Texas.