When it comes to class warfare, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (MA) has taken the game to a whole new absurd level. She’s promised a slew of new big spending bills if elected president, and has told voters that evil billionaires will be on the hook for all of it because they can afford to spare a few billion dollars or something.
While it would be more than just billionaires who would ultimately pay for her bloated Medicare for All plan, we’ll roll with her lies about who will foot the bill for it for purposes of discussion, because on her campaign website she’s started selling “Billionaire Tears” mugs, which had Twitter users doing a little digging to discover quite a bit of irony.
First, here’s what the mug looks like:
By popular demand:
— Team Warren (@TeamWarren) November 14, 2019
It didn’t take long for people to figure out that in selling the mugs, Warren – a millionaire herself – was actually helping a billionaire get richer:
“Powered by Shopify.” Shopify’s CEO? Tobias Lütke. His net worth? $2.7 billion. You’re literally giving money to a multimillionaire who is generating money for a multibillionaire, all so you can have a mug showing that you’re super duper serious about “rich people bad.”
— CatoTheBarner (@CatoTheBarner) November 14, 2019
This is perfect.
Every mug you buy goes to helping *at least* one billionaire continue to be a billionaire.
Perhaps they’re tears of joy? pic.twitter.com/Vn2BZlSZQs
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) November 14, 2019
Others, like Matt Walsh, noted how capitalistic it was for an anti-capitalist like Warren to be selling a coffee mug for so much money:
Seriously, Elizabeth Warren charging 25 dollars for a coffee mug that makes fun of capitalists is just perfect pic.twitter.com/kA7LWl90qI
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) November 14, 2019
The Trump campaign posted a “SMH” reaction to the news:
— Matt Wolking (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@MattWolking) November 14, 2019
Shopify is not just being used to help sell the “Billionaire Tears” mug. Records show that the Warren campaign has been using the e-commerce company for her presidential campaign since at least February, according to the Daily Caller:
Warren’s presidential campaign began utilizing Shopify’s services shortly after the Massachusetts senator declared her candidacy in February. Her campaign has disbursed nearly $105,000 to Shopify for credit card processing fees so far in 2019, according to Federal Election Commission (FEC) records.
Warren’s senatorial campaign also utilized Shopify’s services, disbursing $16,500 to the company between 2017 and 2019, FEC records show.
You really cannot make this stuff up.
— Based in North Carolina, Sister Toldjah is a former liberal and a 16+ year veteran of blogging with an emphasis on media bias, social issues, and the culture wars. Read her Red State archives here. Connect with her on Twitter. –