Anti-Semitism pays. Literally.
When Rep. Omar said that it was all about the Benjamins, she may have been speaking from experience.
As Charles Fain Lehman and Joe Schoffstall at Free Beacon note, a whole lot of money began coming her way after her anti-Semitic remarks.
Throughout the first quarter of the year, which spans from Jan. 1 to March 31, Omar’s campaign pulled $822,024.29 in contributions from individuals, $414,000 of which came from small donors, or individuals providing less than $200 in total contributions to the campaign.
Most of the money was raised by the campaign following the Feb. 27 event that led to a stream of public headaches for Democrats. Omar’s campaign hauled in just $24,331 in contributions in January while taking in $115,007 in donations in February—$23,360 of which came the day after the D.C. townhall event with Tlaib.
However, throughout March the congresswoman hauled in $265,429 in donations, according to an analysis of her campaign records.
Three of Omar’s biggest days this year all came in March. On March 29, the campaign was given $49,400; on March 5 the campaign reported $45,397; and on March 27, the committee saw $29,360 in donations.
A closer look at the data reveals a notable jump in contributions to Omar in the period specifically following her and Tlaib’s Busboys and Poets appearance. In the pre-appearance period, she raised an average of $6,443 per day; after her appearance, that figure jumps to $11,552 per day on average.
Controversy is the path to cash.
The more ugly things Rep. Omar says, the more she becomes a standard bearer for the Left, and wins their support.
Courtesy of Freedom Outpost
Article posted with permission from Daniel Greenfield
My name is Daniel Greenfield. I am a blogger and columnist born in Israel and living in New York City. I am a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and a contributing editor at Family Security Matters.
My original biweekly column appears at Front Page Magazine and my blog articles regularly appear at Family Security Matters, the Jewish Press, Times of Israel, Act for America and Right Side News, as well as daily at the Canada Free Press and a number of other outlets. I have a column titled Western Front at Israel National News and my op eds have also appeared in the New York Sun, the Jewish Press and at FOX Nation.
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