Plutocrat solidarity strikes again? Bette Midler goes ‘all-in’ for Bloomberg on Super Tuesday, gets roasted
The stridently anti-Trump actress dropped the bombshell via Twitter on Tuesday, as Democrats in 14 states were at the polls choosing their preferred candidate.
TODAY IS SUPER TUESDAY, as if you didn't know. And I am all in for @MikeBloomberg. Rail at me all you want, but I saw New York City go from being down on its knees to standing upright and proud after 9-11. It was a long haul, tough; not without mistakes, but he got it done.— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) March 3, 2020
Bloomberg, who entered the 2020 race late, has devoted the lion’s share of his considerable resources to the Super Tuesday states, carpet-bombing the electorate with over half a billion dollars’ worth of ads - and courting prominent Democratic figures.
Defiantly inviting her followers to “rail at me all you want,” Midler insisted she “saw New York City go from being down on its knees to standing upright and proud after 9-11” and credited the former mayor - who took office several months after the largest terrorist attack ever to hit US soil - with that transformation.
Her followers weren’t buying the starry-eyed hero-worship, however, accusing Midler of valuing her Hollywood liberal bubble over the well-being of the masses.
🎶Privilege..... I got my 🎶privilege.... sing it w/ me..... PRIVILIGE!!!! 🎶 pic.twitter.com/bU8hkkfMsn— Bloomberg’s NDAs are Disqualifying AF/ dba Hellboi (@jmjlyons) March 3, 2020
There's almost nothing at stake for wealthy people, so they can strut to the polls completely uninformed with no consequences.Bloomberg is heinous.— Thought Criminal, Not Even A Democrat (@thunder0291) March 3, 2020
Several pointed out that there was almost no difference between Bloomberg and Trump aside from the letters next to their names - and even those have fluctuated over the years.
MAGA but make it blue, amirite?— ᴶ ᵘ ˡ ᵉ ˢ (@mrs_socialista) March 3, 2020
Others pointed out more specific ways in which she was ignoring Bloomberg’s foul legacy. Under his leadership, the New York Police Department’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy subjected upwards of half a million people at its peak - mostly black men - to humiliating streetside searches despite turning up a weapon just over one percent of the time. White people didn’t get off easy either, if they were poor - Bloomberg’s reign saw homelessness skyrocket 83 percent.
Bette, violating people's constitutional rights--their 4th Amendment protection against unreasonable search & seizure--IS NOT A MERE "MISTAKE".Bloomberg did this countless times to young POCs. When he decided to run for POTUS he apologized like a man: grudgingly, & once.— 🌹🚫✂️Deborah #PeopleForBernie Newell Tornello (@litbrit) March 3, 2020
Several wondered if Midler was getting paid to support Bloomberg, especially after the candidate himself retweeted her endorsement with a personal thanks.
He’s hangin’ on by one of his three hairs. https://t.co/9ldauZXhru— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) March 3, 2020
While some stepped in to plead the case for other candidates, they were ignored.
Hi @BetteMidler@MikeBloomberg may have been good for New York City. But he clearly doesn't care about democracy or saving the country from Donald Trump.That's why I'm voting for @JoeBiden in California today.#Biden#BidenForPresidenthttps://t.co/KCK4RzUzck— Nancy Levine 🌊Vote.org (@nancylevine) March 3, 2020
We don’t deserve Warren. I think we suffer from a variant of Stockholm syndrome where we keep looking favorably towards older white guys to fix things & save us.EW is the best qualified. Period. Smart, Full of vitality, Effective Workable Plans. 2¢ on every $1 over $50M. Come on!— jtweet🔥 (@jjtweeter) March 3, 2020
It's not clear what they expected from a wealthy Hollywood celebrity, however. Political convictions have become a trendy accessory, and while the #Resistance is in this year, what will be hot next year is anyone's guess. is in this year, what will be hot next year is anyone's guess.Also on rt.com With Buttigieg’s exit, the Democratic establishment rallies against Bernie Sanders like in 2016
Bloomberg has spent more on advertising than all the other Democrats put together, and both Trump and the former mayor’s Democratic opponents have accused him of trying to buy the presidential race. During his last race for mayor of New York, he outspent his opponent 19 to 1 - and while he won the office, he lost the vote in more than one borough.
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