It bothers me probably more than it should that some Sanders supporters were tossing $1 bills at Hillary Clinton's motorcade. The dollar bill is commonly the currency tucked into the G-string of a stripper. "Making it rain" in the parlance is making stacks of bills come down like rain--it's a signifier for both the ability of the giver to shower it down, and the giftee for getting the money brought. The insinuation is that a certain competitor against simon-pure Bernie Sanders has been getting pennies from heaven and wearing her umbrella upside-down just for the occasion.
Huh. I didn't know elections stopped being expensive when these folks started paying attention. Maybe, as even the host of the fundraiser in question agrees, the amount of money in politics is ridiculous, but frankly--there are a lot more races at stake than just the race for the White House. And all of them will cost money, because in the real world, things do. You aren't changing the makeup of Congress for free, getting college for free, or getting a single-payer system that pays no money. Shit costs. Always has. Always will.
I'm sympathetic to the idea that there's too much money and influence in politics. Look at how much money gets spent on think tank garbage and bundled contributions to climate change denialists in Congress (note that Clinton is not one of these deniers even if much is being made of her marginally more significant cash raised from individuals in the fossil fuel industries). Really. And I think Citizens United was a badly-decided case--and yet, I want everyone to turn back to the libretto to see who that money in that case was being spent against. Go ahead. Against Hillary Clinton. Bank was going to go down on her character being trashed because--some people with major dollars hated her because she's always been a progressive?
(And don't get me started on the other thing that starts with "Citizens United..." precipitated by Trump's very good and we are supposed to believe "not part of the campaign" buddy Roger Stone.)
Note to angry people in the drum circle--Bernie Sanders needs money to do his thing, whatever it is, too. His campaign can make an issue out of it if he wants them to, but it just happens that lots of the money that Hillary Clinton is raising is going to go to down-ticket candidates, with the aim of changing Congress--which needs to be done to get any kind of progressive agenda anywhere near possible. Even Sanders himself has at one time or another benefitted from this kind of "rain". Until there's a law against it, and knowing what kind of money the opposition is going to rake in in the general? This argument just seems self-defeating.