That Promise to Spend $60 Million to Support Gun Control Candidates Was Just Another Bloomberg Lie

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(AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

Back in late November of 2019, gun control impresario Michael Bloomberg decided to get into the Democrat race for the presidential nomination. That was awfully late in the process, less than three months before the first primary, and months after the other candidates had jumped in and gotten their campaigns rolling.

But Mayor Mike had devised a super galaxy brain election strategy for winning the nomination and had billions of dollars to spend. Anything seemed possible.

Toward that end, he went out and hired staff nationwide. In order to entice them to jump from other campaigns and work for him, he paid top dollar and offered unusual perks, feeding them well and buying them iPhones and MacBooks. He also committed to paying them — no matter how long his candidacy lasted — until the November, 2020 election.

But Bloomberg’s presidential aspirations came to a crashing halt in March after a disastrous Super Tuesday showing. He’d spent $620 million on his quixotic campaign — a pittance for him, really — and only managed to win a handful of delegates in American Samoa. Five of them. You don’t amass $55 billion in net worth if you can’t recognize a losing proposition when it’s staring you in the face.

As for those extravagant promises to continue paying all of the campaign staffers he’d hired for the duration…he broke them. It was all a lie to get them to sign on.

He fired each and every one of them a few days after announcing he was out. On the plus side, they got to keep those iPhones and MacBooks (less taxes).

So given that track record, maybe today’s news shouldn’t really surprise anyone. Back in January, Everytown for Gun Safety, Bloomberg’s wholly owned and operated gun control advocacy operation, made a big announcement, promising to spend $60 million during the election cycle backing “gunsense” candidates.

As Bloomberg’s handsomely-paid sock puppet, Shannon Watts, crowed at the time . . .

Shannon Watts

But as the Washington Free Beacon’s Stephen Gutowski reports this afternoon, that $60 million commitment was just another splashy, buffoonish Bloombergian lie.

Despite promising to spend $60 million in 2020, Everytown for Gun Safety—founded by billionaire Michael Bloomberg and backed primarily by wealthy donors—has spent less than $26 million, according to Federal Election Commission records. Even with the cash on hand reported by the group in its latest filing, it will only be able to spend less than half of its goal without a massive cash injection before the election.

The latest filing for Everytown’s super PAC, which has done nearly all of the group’s political spending in 2020, shows the group had just over $4.6 million remaining in the bank on Oct. 15. It brought in just over $1 million—with over 85 percent coming from large donors—in September. However, even if the group repeated its best 2020 performance when it brought in a $7 million donation from former Microsoft CEO and Clippers owner Steve Ballmer in April, it would still be tens of millions of dollars short of its pledge.

Oops. As Gutowski notes, even the financially hobbled National Rifle Association has brought in more cash than Everytown lately.

…Everytown is being outspent by the NRA. The NRA’s PAC—which raised two-thirds of its haul from small donors—brought in more cash than Everytown in September. When combined with the NRA’s super PAC, the gun-rights group had a roughly $3 million cash-on-hand advantage over Everytown as of October.

That’s a shame.

Who knows…maybe spending less than half of what he’d promised will still be enough to elect a lot of the anti-gun candidates Everytown has been backing this election cycle. That tale is still to be told.

But this is just another example of why it’s a really bad idea to rely on any promises made by Michael Bloomberg.

comments

  1. avatar enuf says:

    If he would run for president again, I would vote for him.

    But I’m actually a Marxist Moron who is voting Harris/biden so what do I know?

    1. avatar Craig in IA says:

      …”But I’m actually a Marxist Moron who is voting Harris/biden so what do I know?”

      I think it’s always a good thing when, to paraphrase Harry Callahan, a man truly “knows his limitations”. Good for you, enuf. Not many people can aspire to that!

      And a bit Freudian to not capitalize “Biden” I presume… You did catch it on “Marxist”. Might disappear in the middle of the night for that kind of mistake.

  2. avatar HEGEMON says:

    Bloomberg has ALWAYS been a fraud.

    1. avatar Ranger Rick says:

      ☝Minnie Mike is unreliable.

      1. avatar jakee308 says:

        Bloomberg is a fake phony and a fraud. A pusillanimous pipsqueak.

        He’s always had to disguise his real aims and politics or he’d never get elected. His mayoral win was a fluke because NY’ers felt good cause of Rudy’s clean up of the city. They figured Mike could do as well or at least maintain.

        They were wrong. Why is it always the little guys who become tyrants and bullies?

        1. avatar LARP as David Koresh says:

          Bcuz they got that small dick energy

    2. avatar Southern Cross says:

      Bloomberg, being an elite of inner most inner circles, does not keep promises to “little people”. Going back on your word to Bloomberg is a demonstration of power.

  3. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

    Eff little Mikey Bloomturd,his money and organization ,may they all rot in hades.

  4. avatar Geoff "I'm getting too old for this shit" PR says:

    Ahhhh, Dirk Diggler’s *favorite* picture of Shannon… 😉

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      Man, do I miss Dirk.

    2. avatar James Campbell says:

      So, if lil’ mikey bloomturd brings you to orgasm while wearing his “favorite sock puppet” Shannon WATTSherface, is that a blowjob or a handjob?
      Asking for my friend LOLLOLLOLLOL (like a ball gargling sound).
      I guess he’s keeping track of his moms activities.
      Dance little leashed monkey, I command you!
      Your mom is watching……🦍….and your dad…..🤡.
      Trump/Pence 2020

    3. avatar Southern Cross says:

      Is that her “officer, not another breathalyzer” face?

      1. avatar eagle10 says:

        She would rather it be the officers ‘nightstick’ that she got to blow. 🤣

  5. avatar enuf says:

    It is an odd thing really. Bloomberg has spent billions on his causes both philanthropic and political. For him not to spend his nearly unlimited income on his hated gun obsession is unexpected.

    Bloomberg stiffing his workers is no surprise at all. He did not build a multi-billion dollar business by honoring his promises to the little people.

    1. avatar Thixotropic says:

      “little people” with little minds.

      Like you, moron?

      1. avatar Ranger Rick says:

        “Check out the big brain” on Thixotropic!

        1. avatar FedUp says:

          It would appear we have two of these commenters, which I believe is more than enuf. Is the name blue, or is it a paid Marxist shill for Bloomberg or Soros?

        2. avatar FedUp says:

          Oops, looks like I got that backwards. Blue = shill, notblue=parody.

    2. avatar UpInArms says:

      ” spent billions on his causes both philanthropic and political ”

      Philanthropic??? Like hell. Bloomer is not a philanthropist. He has never put a dime down on anything that doesn’t serve his political ambitions and agenda. Every penny he’s thrown out there has a string attached to it. That is not philanthropy.

      1. avatar Southern Cross says:

        You have to wonder what strings were attached to Shannon Watts and David Hogg.

  6. avatar GS650G says:

    Shannon needs to work on her technique if she wants that kind of money. Kamala can give her pointers.

    1. avatar Green Mtn. Boy says:

      On that Kami the Commie is a expert.

    2. avatar Ed Schrade says:

      She needs eye drops too, did you look close at them ? Looks like maybe she’s been smokin’ dope with kamel hairy ass.

  7. avatar bob says:

    A lie from a Billionaire/politician? nah can’t be.

    1. avatar Gordon in MO says:

      (bob says: October 23, 2020 at 17:02 A lie from a Billionaire/politician? nah can’t be.”

      A lie from a billionaire, demoncrap politician? Can’t be anything else.

      Fixed it for you. 🙂

  8. avatar Craig in IA says:

    Oh, let’s not be so hard on Mini Mike: I’m sure he’d have easily spent the $60 million if he’d have gotten the nomination from the dems. Keep shovelling it on, MB- you’re getting old and even YOU can’t take it with you.

  9. avatar LifeSavor says:

    Tomorrow, at the intersection of Cedar Crest Blvd. & College Heights. 11 AM to 2 PM. Another flag waving event for Trump/Pence and the USA. See you all there. This is how we show Bloomberg and his fellow New World Order oligarchs why they will lose.

    Sunday, another car/truck/biker parade. Momentum here in PA is all for Trump.

    1. avatar Ranger Rick says:

      ☝👍Especially after the the Delaware Coward wants to kill the Keystone State’s petroleum industry.

  10. avatar Debbie W. says:

    mini mike and his Jim Crow Gun Control ilk are all hat and no cattle.

  11. avatar SKP5885 says:

    DIRK! Where are you brother? Your lady friend got her picture posted again….the good picture too. LOL.

    I miss the days of Dirk, Robert and Leghorn.

  12. avatar Andrew Lias says:

    I am okay with Bloomie stiffing the Democrats. It makes me chuckle a bit. Shame money can’t but not being an asshole.

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