Politico Campaign Contributions - Compare And Contrast

Tyler Durden's picture

The story of John Boehner's campaign contributions from Matt Taibbi earlier this year seems to have gotten a second wind with those who just now realize that politicians end up going to the highest bidder. Yes, it's funny because it's true. However, in order to bring some objectivity to the debate, below is a very quick comparison study in lifetime campaign fundraising between John Boehner and top democrat Harry Reid. The results speak for themselves.

John Boehner (link):

Harry Reid (link):

We can't wait for someone to write a retort on Mr. Reid's approach to pandering himself to corporate interests. And yes, the point is that all are for sale.

All of them.


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Richard Chesler's picture

Don't lookup the numbers for the WOTUS.


Sudden Debt's picture

I bet if you yell that at the office, everybody will start waiving 50$ bills in the air.


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Mercury's picture

Yikes, Fidelity doesn't fuck around when it comes to political contributions...

SheepDog-One's picture

Of course, theyre all just whores. Perfect example right here, famous pimp visits congress, very funny stuff.

I Am The Unknown Comic's picture

Homie gonna have to bust a cap in Blankfein's ass if he wanna be the new pimp of DC!

TruthInSunshine's picture

When is the U.S. Mint going to produce some gold rounds with Boehners likeness engraved on one side, and Reid's on the other?

They could inscribe the words 'In Graft We Trust' on the coin, and designate it as a limited edition 'Whores of Babylon Gold Vulture.'

Fazzie's picture

  Does WB7 take requests, because thats a funny idea. With that coin, heads they win,tails you lose for sure!

citta vritti's picture

+1, apart, of course from melt and lol value. Near total wipe out if made from the tungsten replacing long gone (sorry, deep storage) holdings at Ft. Knox, FRBNY, West Point, etc.

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Kali's picture

That's just the money they claim.  Think about how much dirty laundry there is at the bottom of the basket.  There should be no such thing as a "career politician".

Fazzie's picture

  I have more respect for the average crack whore on the street than these honorable congressmen.

DeadFred's picture

Yeah, I can choose not to deal with the street version but I'm stuck with Boehner and Reid.

Sudden Debt's picture

And you can fuck a crack whore for 5$!



Josh Randall's picture

Taibbi RULES, Politico DROOLS

SheepDog-One's picture

Boehner, I never trusted that man-tan asshole for 1 second.

firstdivision's picture

Trusting any politican is like entrusting your health care to Dr. Kavorkian(sic).

gall batter's picture

I'd trust Kevorkian (actually, his successor) before I'd entrust my health care to Big Insurance and Big Pharma which is what we're expected to do in the current system.  

RockyRacoon's picture

Chuckling here...

Did you read how the big hospitals have discovered that if docs wash up between visits to their patients the spread of the deadly biotic infections goes down?   Funny, I thought that was discovered quite a few years ago....   Reinventing the wheel?

MisterMousePotato's picture

Interesting story there, actually. Began with Dr. Emile (sp?) Semmelweis (sp?), famous physician in Vienna in charge of three hospitals, back in the 1840s. He postulated "invisible agents" that caused, for example, women giving birth in hospital to die three times more often than if they, for example, gave birth in the cab taking them there. He instituted a policy whereby doctors were required to wash their hands before assisting childbirth, and mortality rates dropped to zero.

Of course, he was discredited. Lost his positions, died heartbroken in an insane asylum. His policies were revoked, and women started dying again, as God intended.

In the U.S., the newly formed American Medical Association threatened to revoke the license of any doctor caught washing their hands before assisting women in labor. And, this policy continued for several decades EVEN AFTER Louis Pasteur and Joseph Lister came up with microphotographic proof supporting Dr. Semmelwies's theory, and won the Nobel Prize in medicine.

The AMA didn't change it's policy until ... 1910. I have yet to find where they have apologized for what had to have been the millions of women they killed. This was about the time that AMA was taken over by big pharma, and we see the results of that now.

Just remember this the next time the medical industry pooh poohs someone who says, "You can cure type 2 diabetes by changing your diet." And has the proof (30,000 cured patients) to back up his statement.  See, e.g., Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

Manzilla's picture

The Lawyers & Lobbyists is what struck me. I've heard that man rail against lobbyists so many times it was comical to see the facts.

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White.Star.Line's picture

If either run for president, they can get their campaign funds from the big boys.

With Obama and McCain both sharing the same top contributors, it was inevitable that we would get a banker's bitch in the White House.

firstdivision's picture

I am quite curious as to what the "other" row consists of

Yen Cross's picture

 harry reid is a Barnyard Idiot... he probably took payment in casino chips...

monopoly's picture

He has done a lot for our state of Nevada. We have been #1 or 2 in unemployment And foreclosures for almost a year now. Yup, he is great for us.


Yen Cross's picture

 i love your sarc.(:    I feel for you.   yen +10

overmedicatedundersexed's picture

public figures take donations is not news: the off blance sheet under the table is where the real money is used to keep them in line..

the bought ones Obuma, Bush, Clinton, Pelosi and mafia Reid as examples of bought and paid for off the public record.

drivenZ's picture

I dont understand how 2-300K over 20 years is large enough to influence anyone. I dont think the numbers tell the whole story. 

phaedrus42's picture

Can we discuss what this dude just said again?


the revolving door, but anything more? 

pops's picture

driven, the 2-3 hundred K is just the grease.  The push is a ticket to a showing of the Zapruder film.

DOT's picture

When does Harry Reid's debt ceiling kick in ?

He seems to have a problem with over spending.

MFL8240's picture

Great illustration of what has ruined America.  Time to flush the toilet again in 2012 and hope for the best.  Obama and wife are a must go, they are an embarrasment.

lizzy36's picture

Each congressional/senate seat is but an auction process. Each seat occupier is sponsored.

There is a quid pro quo for sponsorship.

Oh yes and the biggest auction of all is for President. Spending $1B on this auction process should make every American's stomach turn. Unfortunately, it doesn't.

We as a society have become so desensitized to what matters.

Greater Fool's picture

POLITICS, n. A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.

--Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary, 1911

Nothing new under the sun, people.

overmedicatedundersexed's picture

amazed at how literate the pols are: writting new best sellers while working for the people..

how many corp/hedgefund/bank/soros basements have boxes of books stored for the good of humanity.

AldoHux_IV's picture

They need to wear those Nascar badges so we can see who they really work for.

karzai_luver's picture

You need to check the patch on the drivers....these clowns are the pit crew.