“The DNC spent at least $2,204,000 for luxury hotels and caterers,” Heye writes at the top of the e-mail.
While the data the RNC presents is accurate — including $423,000 spent since Tim Kaine assumed the DNC chairmanship at the Mandarin Oriental Hotels and $530,000 at Hilton hotels — it does not include expenses for private planes, or for that matter strip clubs, for which the RNC has come under scrutiny.
The expenses do, however, include limousines — over which Steele, but not Kaine, has been criticized.
During the past year and half, the DNC has paid $4,464 to the limousine service Carey International, $2,861 to Arrow Limousine, $12,000 to Singh Car Service, $33,000 to Premiere Transportation, $1,998 to RMA Chauffeured Transportation and $5,481 to R&R Limousine.
The e-mail also highlights the $262,000 the DNC has spent on fundraising events under Kaine’s chairmanship.
Republicans wondering if Steele is the right man for the job should now have their answer. The fact that he would try and defend the sex club scandal rocking the RNC by saying “well Democrats spend money too” exemplifies the fact that Steele doesn’t even recognize the problem plaguing the RNC right now.
Just the fact that he is trying to compare normal party style expenses with money spent at a sex club should be enough. But it doesn’t stop there. This issue goes beyond the money and into the realm of hypocrisy. It’s not that the RNC spent $2,000 at a sex club – it’s that the RNC spent $2,000 AT A SEX CLUB. The party of family values and against anything gay spent $2,000 at a sex club that features lesbian sex imitation.