The PointBy Daniel Greenfield

Bloomberg Spending $150K to Defeat Pro-Gun Black Democrat

"You have a duty to protect yourself and your family."

Of course it’s not just any Black Democrat.

Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. stands in the way of Bloomberg’s obsession with destroying the 2nd Amendment. Clarke made headlines by endorsing self-defense.

In the ad, a baritone-voiced Clarke sets an ominous tone: “I’m Sheriff David Clarke, and I want to talk to you about something personal: your safety.”

With officers laid off and furloughed, Clarke says, calling 911 and waiting for police is no longer your best bet. “You could beg for mercy from a violent criminal, hide under the bed, or you could fight back. But are you prepared?” he asks. “Consider taking a certified safety course in handling a firearm so you can defend yourself until we get there. You have a duty to protect yourself and your family.”

You can see why this sort of thing made Bloomberg lose his mind and throw in $150K in ads against Clarke.

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s political action committee, Independence USA, has purchased $150,833 in television ads in an effort to defeat Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. and support his opponent, Milwaukee police Lt. Chris Moews.

In response to the news of Bloomberg’s ads, Clarke said in a statement: “I trust the voters. The voters can’t be bought.”

The ad buys by Bloomberg’s PAC come on top of $400,000 in media ads purchased by the Greater Wisconsin Committee to try to beat Clarke, who is seeking his fourth term in Tuesday’s Democratic primary election.

Clarke has drawn strong support from the National Rifle Association, which has sent out a fundraising appeal asking for members to contribute.

“Make no mistake: Sheriff Clarke is fighting the re-election battle of his life right now because he dared to stand on principle by standing up for you, me and the NRA,” wrote Chris Cox, executive director of the NRA’s Institute for Legislative Action.

So the race has been nationalized. Sometimes it seems like there isn’t any race that can’t be nationalized.

Independence USA, a strange name for a billionaire’s private attempt at making politicians do what he says. And since there are no Republicans running, Republicans are being urged to cross over and vote.