FROM: RNC Communications Director Sean Spicer @SeanSpicer
TO: Interested Parties
RE: Do Dems Know Where Steyer Got His Money?
It’s shameful that Democrats continue to block the Keystone XL pipeline, an infrastructure project that would create thousands of good jobs and provide a safe supply of energy.
But it’s not surprising. Liberal billionaire Tom Steyer has pledged to spend $100 million supporting candidates who back his left-wing environmental causes, including opposing the Keystone pipeline. With that kind of money at stake, Democrats—especially those on the ballot in 2014—are falling in line and opposing the job-creating project.
Those who support Steyer’s extremist views say they’re doing so for environmental reasons. But do they know where Steyer earned his money? For over 20 years, Steyer managed Farallon Capital Management, which invested heavily in oil and gas companies, including a competitor with the Keystone XL pipeline. They invested in a major player in Canada’s oil sands. They also invested in a coal plant in Indonesia.
So while he opposes coal plants and the good-paying jobs they support in the United States, Steyer profited from coal plants overseas. Steyer works to block the Keystone XL, but he profited from a competitor.
Either Steyer is hypocritically serving his own financial interests—or he’s serving some radical special interests. But either way, by dragging the Democrat Party to the far left and opposing job creation, he and his party are certainly not serving Americans’ interests.
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