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Top Mitt Romney Donors: Update

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As Mitt Romney speaks on TV, we thought it may be prudent to present an update of the key donors to the Romney presidential campaign.

Then again, here is Obama:

So on one hand Wall Street, and on the other Law Firms, the Government, and Academia - the four sides of the Status Quo square.

America: the best place to legally purchase a president.

 


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Fri, 06/01/2012 - 12:54 | Link to Comment Manthong
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How come the US Government isn't contributing to Romney?

Is it racism?

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 12:55 | Link to Comment besodemuerte
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First thing that caught my eye as well.  I wasn't aware the Department of State and US Government in general could contribute to a campaign.  Not that rules or laws matter anymore, I just wasn't aware of this.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 12:57 | Link to Comment lemonobrien
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when you contribute, you have to tell them where you work; so they can come and get you if your guy looses.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 12:58 | Link to Comment besodemuerte
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Ah that's right, which is why Paul's top three contributers were Army, Air Force, and Marines or something like that.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:02 | Link to Comment Ahmeexnal
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Looks like a DOG EATS DOG set of lists to me.
"let the sheeple meet allah"

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:07 | Link to Comment UP Forester
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How come National Amusements Inc. didn't donate more to this clown show?

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:18 | Link to Comment Nothing To See Here
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Sssshhhhh don't go tell anyone that Ron Paul's got more donations from the army personal than all the other candidates combined. People could start thinking that his foreign policy makes sense. There are some things that are better left unsaid don't you know?

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 14:18 | Link to Comment Pladizow
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Funny, the MFGlobal funds are missing from both lists?

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 17:22 | Link to Comment rocker
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That's the only financial that is toast.  Are the others buying protection?

I wonder which candidate favours the banksters.   Hmmmmm.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 17:28 | Link to Comment fourchan
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i always wondered who owns america, its nice to have a list.

 

the lists name is FUCK YOU WE THE PEOPLE, LOVE THE SUPREME COURT.

Sat, 06/02/2012 - 08:25 | Link to Comment blindfaith
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Yes...well, is anyone curious why Wells Fargo is on Romneys list and not Obama's. 

Has Buffett double crossed the preacher?

Romneys list are contributors who can not stand the light of day or the truth it might reveal.  Obama's contributors think the lights can actually be turn on.

"We have nothing to fear but fear itself"  time will tell.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 14:19 | Link to Comment Colonial Intent
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Revolutions have been started by people with that kind of support...........

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:43 | Link to Comment Widowmaker
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Fuck that was funny!

Sat, 06/02/2012 - 00:07 | Link to Comment batterycharged
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Say ya to duh UP eh?

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:07 | Link to Comment bdc63
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no QE my ass ...

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:18 | Link to Comment eatthebanksters
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For once I think Tyler has made a mistake:   http://azizonomics.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/campaigncontributors.png

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:44 | Link to Comment BLOTTO
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Committee of 300 list.

http://www.illuminatimembers.com/illuminati%20members%20list.html

 

Fictions are necessary to the people, and the Truth becomes deadly to those who are not strong enough to contemplate it in all its brilliance.

In fact, what can there be in common between the vile multitude and sublime wisdom?

The truth must be kept secret, and the masses need a teaching proportioned to their imperfect reason.

by Author(from the link)

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 15:23 | Link to Comment Grinder74
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+100

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 16:55 | Link to Comment W10321303
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I think you are correct. The parasites OWN the whole deranged circus. What is interesting is the lack of info. on the more super-psycho factions from Texas and Colorado, the AR devotees.

Also, there is little information here from the faction who has (makes) all the GUNS (MIC)...When push comes to shove, which faction has the greatest "fire power"?

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 17:57 | Link to Comment deepthoughtless
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Is that total contributions across all presidential campaigns? That would explain Obama's extraordinarily high numbers (one successful run, one as the only choice for Democrat). Notice University of California donations? $1.6 million in azeconomics chart, $264,000 in ZH. Seems a large California institution may have had a lot more money in 2007/8 than in 2011/12. Go figure.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 15:09 | Link to Comment Amish Hacker
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I've said this before, but with Romney it will be dog eat dog. With Obama it will be the other way around.

Choose wisely.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 15:28 | Link to Comment Grinder74
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Not anymore.  Didn't you see Obama received a holy aura while speaking at the Vietnam memorial?

o-vietnammemorial-silhouette-lg.jpg

 

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:01 | Link to Comment pkea
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did obama donate to himself those funds on the government money line. smart move:)

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:06 | Link to Comment SoCalBusted
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That is the purpose of public unions and other suckers of the teat.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:14 | Link to Comment BlueCollaredOne
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Individual campaign contributions don't matter anymore.  You wanna see whos pulling the strings?  Look at the super PAC's

 

http://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/superpacs.php

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:20 | Link to Comment Dan Conway
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Where is Owe-bummer's money from the Federal Penitentiary which is housing Owe-bummer's budding Blago and Rezko?

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 19:55 | Link to Comment UP Forester
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FedPen money went to the contender in West Virginia....

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 14:45 | Link to Comment caconhma
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<First thing that caught my eye as well. I wasn't aware the Department of State and US Government in general could contribute to a campaign. Not that rules or laws matter anymore, I just wasn't aware of this.>

As a matter of fact, the High Court doesn't give a shit either about The Constitution or the Law of the Land.

It appears to me that soon, very soon, America will be much the same as USSR I've left 30 yeras ago. There is no more USSR. Then, what is the America future? The same as the USSR?

Looks like, after all, we will not have the NWO after all.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 12:56 | Link to Comment CaptFufflePants
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I guess you have never donated to any political campaign.

 

When you donate you are by law required to provide your employer, if any.

 

That info is used to create the list you see here.

 

So US Govt are government employees donating their personal money to Obama.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:00 | Link to Comment Ahmeexnal
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So why is FOODSTAMP INC. not on the list of Ogolfer patrons?

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:00 | Link to Comment besodemuerte
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I guess you have never donated to any political campaign.

 

Fuck no I haven't, and why would any of us?  It's not like we individually get the right to steal, rape, and pillage the world.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:04 | Link to Comment Paladin en passant
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CaptFullePants,

You surmised correctly, sir.  The level of poliical expertise and insight for ZeroHedge's commentors, and a few of the Tyler's, is unfortunately equal to your average "politically active" fourteen-year-old who's feigning profound sophistication by espousing the deepest cynicism.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:20 | Link to Comment slewie the pi-rat
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and you're a college professor like jimQuinn?

go fuk yerself

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:14 | Link to Comment slewie the pi-rat
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have you ever worked for or administered a PAC? 

that is a pretty interesting school to attend;  if businessEthics is the world's shortest book [nothing between the covers]  then political ethics is just a blackHole with money-printing economic repression for the taxpayers, crony fascism, and droney militarism as the rewards for sucking the most people in with ya

RALPH NADER
Obama At Large

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 16:37 | Link to Comment ZackAttack
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I donated. Worst mistake of my life. Never, ever again.

The thing that strikes you is what *cheap* whores they are. In a moment of weakness during the 2008 presidential race, I gave a little $50 donation. The next day, I got a call from the state's organizer, asking if I would be a state delegate to the Repub convention. I briefly relished the HST-like scene I would create before turning him down.  

Then he offered me a local organizer job, managing 8 - 10 volunteers.

Apparently, they whore your email to everyone's lists. Fortunately, I gave them a throwaway mail that I use only for online stuff. Still to this day, it get emails from various nutbag groups.

Sat, 06/02/2012 - 11:28 | Link to Comment DosZap
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So US Govt are government employees donating their personal money to Obama.

Yep, want to keep those cushy we do nothiing for our pay jobs.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:02 | Link to Comment vast-dom
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  1. Fed's stimuluative efforts have run course: Romney

     

    By looking at those contributors we may infer that Romney is pro Fed pro QE....no fucking shit motherfuckers huh?

     

    i guess Romney will just mainline wall street personally with infinite $$$......

 

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:07 | Link to Comment Captain Kink
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All the banks supporting Romney were the top donors, along with hedgefund managers, to Obama in the last campaign.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:49 | Link to Comment disabledvet
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As with all Canidates "they are pro Canidate first."

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:58 | Link to Comment Kurtieboy
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Idiots!

The organizations themselves did not donate , rather the money came from the organizations' PACs, their individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals' immediate families. Organization totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 12:53 | Link to Comment Bastiat
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I got your Change right here, buddy.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 12:54 | Link to Comment LawsofPhysics
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Wow, the same folks that got Obama elected in 2008, and the sheeple continue to eat it up.  LMFAO! 

one party, for the banks and financial houses, by the banks and financial houses.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 12:57 | Link to Comment besodemuerte
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I'm actually surprised by how little banks contribute.  You'd think to own a puppet string that controls the US President that it would cost more than a few hundred thousand.  Hell banks get fined for tens of millions all the time, you'd think POTUS power would be at least as expensive as that.  

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:03 | Link to Comment smb12321
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ZH posters see deep conspiracies in bank contributions.  I see institutions hedging their bets and  going with someone who seems business friendly (as opposed to the current war on business).  The fact that these firms gave to Obama did not result in theit becoming BFFs.  I agree, the low amounts are surprising.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:10 | Link to Comment LawsofPhysics
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Yeah, must be all the real value in the collateral behind that 700+ trillion dollar  balance sheet.  How stupid are you?  LMFAO!

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:22 | Link to Comment 12ToothAssassin
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cant banks just donate to a super PAC to mask their PR exposure to insanely huge monetary gifts?

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:30 | Link to Comment BlueCollaredOne
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As long as the super PAC is listed as a non profit, they can remain anonymous

Sat, 06/02/2012 - 08:36 | Link to Comment blindfaith
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YOU bet, the tax code IS the problem, always has been. 

The tax code is where church and state first mixed interests with the marriage deduction.  The tax code has married big business interests with elections under the guise of "non profit".  The tax code is the source of much trouble in the USA.

GET RID OF THE TAX CODE.  Flat tax, no deductions, no exemptions (including churches) and the light will begin to fill the room.

In your heart, you know what is true.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:20 | Link to Comment Inthemix96
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Smb,

That's why you are a fucking idiot.

Cheers big ears.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:37 | Link to Comment CommunityStandard
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If you want to be a MDB, you really need a catchier name, a propaganda-like pic, and less typos.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 15:34 | Link to Comment Grinder74
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Fewer typos.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:50 | Link to Comment lineskis
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@smb: no conspiracy, but as a matter of fact, where Goldman gave the most for the last 3 US presidential elections, it's where the winner was. Now go make some money on intrade.com...

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:52 | Link to Comment disabledvet
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I do agree "the fact that they contribute at all" does send a message.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 14:02 | Link to Comment Stackers
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ZH posters see deep conspiracies because we read artcls on ZH about the RateOfReturn that political donations return in profits.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 14:14 | Link to Comment prodigious_idea
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I think this is a very good place for you to spend your days.  Enlightenment comes at different times for different people.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 12:53 | Link to Comment Abitdodgie
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Obamer Romney, Romney Obamer , same thing.

 
Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:12 | Link to Comment nonclaim
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And the top donors in one list are the middle ones in the other... they play with both hands and in the end *all of them* pop corks and celebrate another win. The tab is passed on to the plebs.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 12:54 | Link to Comment Clint Liquor
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Truly a man of the people.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 12:55 | Link to Comment dwdollar
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If you're a banker...

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 12:57 | Link to Comment Clint Liquor
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Or a Crony-Capitalist. Or a University. A University? WTF?

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:22 | Link to Comment Cadavre
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... and in need of of low iodine beady-eyed corporate breakup specialist to sell off assets belonging to the commons to continue the illusion of the crony-2-step, or enjoy  grants to research high tech extermination droid weapon systems to attempt homeland genocide and reap the moola-moola pealed from unjustifiable noncompetitive tuitions fees ...

... the number to call is 1-666-TWITS4MITT ... operators are standing by ...

The problem is for the Mitt and other politicos feeding from our trough as if their being fed a free lunch is some kind of well deserved matter-o-fact divine destiny is:  Americans have become bored with the theater of effigy burnings and the catharsis of the rant and now desire the satisfaction that only the bouquet of charred flesh wafting off a rack of real  man meat on the spit can deliver.

And to think they could have gotten off with a simple slap on the wrist and simply, in relative painlessness, rotted in fusion center dungeons with the knowledge that their headstones would become pilgrimage urinals ... another bad decision by does dumb founded head on by the headlight beam when the "Night Rider" cames to town.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 12:54 | Link to Comment 55 men
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SAME.....bitchez

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 12:54 | Link to Comment Bastiat
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Message is simple -- Romney still has to be bought - Obama they already own.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 12:55 | Link to Comment pkea
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what happened with jpm and gs's donation to obama? doesn't look right.

 

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 12:57 | Link to Comment Tyler Durden
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rehypothecated?

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 12:58 | Link to Comment AccreditedEYE
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He told them to get off his direct list so he can appeal to the peeps... don't worry, they still own him just as much as they own Romney. Both parties are the right and left hands of the big finance brain.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:10 | Link to Comment xtop23
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That is exactly it.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 12:54 | Link to Comment williambanzai7
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WE'RE WITH MITT!

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:01 | Link to Comment Hugh G Rection
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Don't think the Reich would look favorably on a Rothschild central bank, or it's puppet POTUS system.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 19:58 | Link to Comment UP Forester
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Why not?  The Reich took Rothschild money in the '30s, along with Italy, Spain, France, USSR, UK, US, et al....

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:02 | Link to Comment Liposuction
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Hahahaha! OMG.  Comparing one side of the political spectrum with Nazis.  That's amazing and so fresh.  Genius that you're calling one a National Socialist over the other.

 

Man you are so amazing!

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:06 | Link to Comment Spastica Rex
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Wild guess: you're with Mitt? Hoping for some change?

You're clever, too!

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:11 | Link to Comment Liposuction
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I'm not with either of those fools.

 

I'm just glad we've finally got the Nazis thing out there.  Where the hell would we be without some party or another being labeld as Nazis?  Now we just need a photoshop of Obama or Mitt as hitler and this thread will be complete.

 

Wait wait wait.  Use this:  Mittler!  Get it?!?!  HAHAHAHAHA Use that!  Mittler!

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:31 | Link to Comment CommunityStandard
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You're right - Banzai forgot the appropriate disclosures stating his lack of affiliation with either party.  Good thing we reminded him - wouldn't want people to just post anything willy nilly on the Internet.

While we're at it, we should also ban the use of Nazi imagery.  It's unfair to anyone being associated with such a heinous part of human history (modern society having completely purged immorality and totalitarianism).  Better to regulate and restrict the Internet than to allow such an attack on our sensibilities with these images.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:46 | Link to Comment Liposuction
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Yes, because clearly I was advocating bans and rules.  Why use your dome-piece to circumvent Goodwin when you can just ban everything?  BAN IT.  ILLEGAL!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=lwXJWXgdb4I

 

Vote for Mittler!

 

 

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 14:11 | Link to Comment Colonial Intent
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You need more irony in your diet, goodwins law or not it was still funny.

 

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 14:24 | Link to Comment Liposuction
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Probably true.  I stare at these two morons running for POTUS and get saddened.

 

 

 

Vote for Mittler!

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:09 | Link to Comment TWSceptic
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I don't think he likes Obama either, so what's your point again?

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:22 | Link to Comment Liposuction
Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:20 | Link to Comment williambanzai7
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They behave like Nazi's. Might as well call them Nazi 's.

They are the hypocrites.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 12:56 | Link to Comment lemonobrien
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i like how the US Government is a major contributor to the U.S. President; and from the list above, I can deduce, that if Obama is re-elected, the banks are fucked.

 

payback is a bitch.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:05 | Link to Comment BlueCollaredOne
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"and from the list above, I can deduce, that if Obama is re-elected, the banks are fucked."

sarc?

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 12:55 | Link to Comment Liposuction
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Weird.  Where's the Hollywood dudes?

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:00 | Link to Comment Stimulati
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So companies are bigger power players than Hollywood dudes?  Strange, that's not what I've been hearing from Fox News.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:05 | Link to Comment Liposuction
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Yeah who knows.  I thought Clooney held a 12m fundraiser for Brock.  *shrug*  (R) and (D) is just a scam these days anyway.  I just wish we'd get the full list of money and where it came from.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 20:10 | Link to Comment UP Forester
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Wouldn't it be funny if all of Hollyweird was just a place the big banks dump a bunch of money to create propaganda for the government and paid actors a lot of money to create an industry of idol worship to keep people distracted from real issues?

That would be funny....

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 12:56 | Link to Comment AccreditedEYE
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They're both globalists... and the globalization trade is getting mauled today.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 12:57 | Link to Comment scatterbrains
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You would think Obama would be getting twice as much Wall st. banker money given that he can sic his A.G. on them at any time.  If he doesn't put the heat on them to cough up more money, Mittens is going to win.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 12:57 | Link to Comment drink or die
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I love the Repub arguement that "well he's not perfect, but at least he's not a socialist like Obama".  Some people really need to get slapped upside the head.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:11 | Link to Comment ThisIsBob
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They are both Manchurian Canidates far as I can tell.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 12:57 | Link to Comment Jason T
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meanwhile, dailypaul.com has some malware or something on its site.  Man, they really want to keep lid on RP

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:05 | Link to Comment The Gooch
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O sicked the stux on RP.

 

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:20 | Link to Comment Miss Expectations
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Walk softly and carry a big stux.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 12:57 | Link to Comment bskiles
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Keep in mind the companies and organizations didn't give the money to the candidates. This just shows where the employees and associates of these companies and organizations gave their money.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 12:58 | Link to Comment dudebum
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Those folks know where they can get the best ROI.

In these times, that's worth alot.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 12:58 | Link to Comment Conman
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Romney says he's against QE. Any algos going to pick up on that?

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 12:58 | Link to Comment Evil Bugeyes
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Buffet''s Wells Fargo bank donated to Romney? I thought that Buffet was a dyed-in-the-wool Obamaniac.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:02 | Link to Comment Let The Wurlitz...
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Thats what you call a synthetic hedge.

 

Sat, 06/02/2012 - 11:54 | Link to Comment DosZap
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Buffet''s Wells Fargo bank donated to Romney? I thought that Buffet was a dyed-in-the-wool Obamaniac

You usually see this stuff easily, this list is VERY short, and the same folks contribute to BOTH sides,they have to to cover their bases,in case their first choice doesn't get through on top.

 

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 12:59 | Link to Comment timbo_em
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Banks are people!!!

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 12:59 | Link to Comment H. Perowne
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I know the dead can vote in Chicago and tend to lean Dem, so I was kinda surprised seeing so many zombie banks going for Romney. 

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 12:59 | Link to Comment Shizzmoney
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Disgusting.

I just wish they could wear the logos on their suits like NASCAR drivers.  How great would that be; you wouldn't even be able to see these guys' faces it would be covered in so much corporate signage!

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:21 | Link to Comment toady
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Inglorious Bastards?

Gonna start carving R's & D's on foreheads?

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 16:03 | Link to Comment Ckierst1
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Banzai7
Time to go to work!

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:01 | Link to Comment ziggy59
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I want a refund...for the past 35 years.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:02 | Link to Comment CommunityStandard
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UGH.  I hate how much campaign money matters.  As in, I'm not swayed by TV advertising or a candidate visiting my state - nor should anyone else be.  But I suppose political ads must work, otherwise people wouldn't use them.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:02 | Link to Comment williambanzai7
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AMERICAN CRONY

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:22 | Link to Comment Miss Expectations
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Preachers or wheeler dealers?

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:36 | Link to Comment Liposuction
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See now that's fucking funny and doesn't succumb to the Goodwin trap.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:56 | Link to Comment SILVERGEDDON
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Oh, look ! It's the twins separated at birth !

Interchangeable motherfuckers.


Bankrupcy boy, and the Capitalist company crusher.

The worst of Amerika, poured into people suits.

" It's ALIVE ! "

We need a fucking Paul Revere moment.

Oh. Wait. The fucking sheeple are immersed in lamestream media, Facefuck, Iphone navel gazing, and processed sewage laughably called food.

Never mind, it is too late to save the nation. Or the world.

Flush, rinse, and try again.  Just make sure it is " NEW AND IMPROVED " - corporate speak for dead and deceased.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 14:13 | Link to Comment SILVERGEDDON
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Go ahead, junk me again, motherfuckers. See you on the other side of this Jim Morrison moment in time, brought to you by Trumpie's Towers Wealth Redistribution, and Bainful Existence Funeral Homes, where enbalming is an art - just look at our poster bot, Mittens Rommelly !

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:56 | Link to Comment Ahmeexnal
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Al Sore is missing in that pic.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:03 | Link to Comment xtop23
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Educational contributors ..... keep inflating the student loan bubble much?

 

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:16 | Link to Comment Bastiat
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Good catch.  I couldn't understnd last year why on earth Obama would go after medical marijuana in CA--then someone straightened me out:  big pharma campaign money.  And CA is a lock for Obama so no political risk.  I'm just not cynical enough.

 

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:22 | Link to Comment williambanzai7
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They are both fucked up...Follow the money as they say.

ROMNEYNOMICS

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 18:28 | Link to Comment John Wilmot
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Long cynicism, there's an ETF for that: OSHIT

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:04 | Link to Comment john_connor
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Banks now want a "war" president since the "welfare state" president isn't working, or at least won't work in the next phase of robbery.  Rinse.  Repeat.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:08 | Link to Comment TWSceptic
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What a joke, what good are elections if they're completely dependant on who has got the most money? It should not depend on money but on educated people making an informed choice. This country is doomed.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:10 | Link to Comment devo
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Romney is a bobble head.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 14:10 | Link to Comment Uncle Remus
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That would be an upgrade.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:14 | Link to Comment pragmatic hobo
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wasn't GS the biggest donor for obama during last election?

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:16 | Link to Comment eatthebanksters
Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:18 | Link to Comment grapeape
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he looks even slicker with the donalds hair.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:22 | Link to Comment Belarusian Bull
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Government as a donor to a presidential candidate?!?!? Really???

Let me see if i get this right : citizens pay taxes and some bureaucrats  officialy get to decide they want to use those money to support a candidate?

Excuse me, but even in authoritarian Belarus this is pure nonsense.

 

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:20 | Link to Comment Cash Is King
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Where's Faceplant?

 

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:21 | Link to Comment No One
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Woo Hoo!! Obamney 2012!!  I can't lose what I have already lost.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:31 | Link to Comment blueskies123
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notice how the US markets start tanking further to help Romney make his point that the economy is in terrible shape.  Markets were stuck below -2.2 before he spoke and were recovering a bit.

Obviously Wallstreet wants Romney in bad so they've told the PPT to go take a long lunch, all of them, and let the markets fall finally.

this is going to be fun: Wall Street vs. Bernanke's PPT Team 

and the winner is: Wall Street!  Watch the markets will crash is my guess.

I think Donald looks much better as a brunette and Romney looks great with his blonde combover!

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:21 | Link to Comment eclectic syncretist
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I know I've been harping on it, but the politics here are quite easy.  Given Romney's past, present demeanor, and numbers like these it's easy to equate him with the 1%, and on the side of big banks and Wall Street, which are extremely unpopular to the general public due to their perceived favored irreversibly corrupt in bed with Washington status. 

All Obama has to do is wait for the financial crash, blame it on the greedy banks, which he then equates with Romney, and he gets elected in a landslide on an OWS type populist movement.  Don't get me wrong, I don't give a pinch of owl dung for either one, but the path to the presidency is much clearer to Obama, and it means castigating the bankers, and investment plans should be prepared.

All he has to do is repeat FDRs re-election speeches against the greed of the 1%, changing the terms here and there to update for the digital generation.  Why do you think so many republican strategists did not want Romney?  It's because it's too easy to equate him with the very unpopular idea of the 1%, while it's pretty much impossible to pigeonhole Obama with that type of background.

It's happened before:  http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/index.asp?documentprint=2563

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:31 | Link to Comment Bartanist
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So you are saying that Obama should push forward the financial armageddon and then blame Romney for it?

I don't know. Obama now has the reputation as a liar and a fraud. Almost no one believes him or trusts him. The only people voting for him are the ones who benefit from programs that are attached to him. This should be government workers and those on welfare.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:35 | Link to Comment Clint Liquor
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This should be government workers and those on welfare.

Which has become 50% of the electorate.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 18:39 | Link to Comment LooseLee
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and what % of corporate America, please?

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:26 | Link to Comment Bartanist
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O'blah-blah has media on his side as well.

Dang, what a tough choice between two crooked and useless losers.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:29 | Link to Comment therearetoomany...
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WHo gives a shit.  They all give, we all know this.  

Regardless of who is giving money to Romney, you had better vote for Romney because Tyranny and Facism Obama-style is not something we here in the 'land of the free' want.  

Why bother with what everyone knows.   Unless of course you support Obama...

 

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:30 | Link to Comment Manny
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Wall Street wants Romney to win. So that's what will happen!

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:30 | Link to Comment bugs_
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the lesser of two fakes

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:33 | Link to Comment Alex Kintner
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Of course, the official donor list is chicken feed compared to the money poured into the SuperPacs. And that's where all the damaging advertisments will come from.

But one is a Neo-Corpro-Fascist. The other is a Neo-Corpro-Fascist with a corporate raider background. Pick you fascist. Good luck to all.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:46 | Link to Comment ebworthen
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BOUGHT AND PAID FOR

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:56 | Link to Comment loveyajimbo
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Just great... Obama is a 'roid, but Romney has the list of the top shitbirds in the US contributing... does not give much hope for cleaning up the scum-crooks in the financials... ah well, probably good for gold and the defense companies...

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:59 | Link to Comment walküre
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Hypothetically speaking. If I were a mere mortal who believed that there's a system in place that truly delivers equal opportunities, equal benefits and equal quality of life to all Americans .. just hypothetically speaking, if I were such a guy that the media portrays as "ordinary" American citizens who believe in this whole notion of freedom bullshit...

Then I would have to vote for Obama just based on his list of donors.

I hate the banks with a passion and I think Bill Gates has done allot more for America than any pigshit banker ever will.

If it's Geeks vs. Pigmen, I vote Geeks.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 14:05 | Link to Comment pissing_excellence
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Ive chuckling for an hour straight, thanks zh

jokes aside.

http://youtu.be/iyHoBl6wsjE

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 14:07 | Link to Comment Johnk
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#plutocracy

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 14:09 | Link to Comment SILVERGEDDON
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The big surprise is when the Communion Ticket is announced. OBAMA AND MITTENS TO THE RESCUE !!!!!! THE PRESIDENTIAL COMMUNION DOUBLE TAG TEAM TICKET !!!!!!

They are gonna eliminate the political party system, WHICH IS MESSY, TIME CONSUMING, AND JUST TOO FUCKING DEMOCRATIC. So, they will autocratically become Presidents For Life.

Like the old Porsche Boxster commercial, Obama gets to be the Prez on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Mittens gets to be the Prez on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Sunday will be a day of rest, public executions on Fox TV for all of the militants rounded up in the USA during the preceding week, and the distribution of the green communion wafers they are turned into after the TV executions.

Served up in the United States Church Of What's Best For The American People. Mandatory attendence required of each citizen, under pain of torture and death. "It's the right thing to do "

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 14:10 | Link to Comment Bunga Bunga
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Did somebody donor a brain yet?

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 14:11 | Link to Comment Sandmann
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Now show us comparable data for 2008 and how much Goldman put behind Obama

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 14:23 | Link to Comment WatchnSee
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Lets see Obummers list. Probably looks identical except for perhaps all the phantom Soro's front groups.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 14:28 | Link to Comment Henry Chinaski
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Those banksters might not want to misunderestimate Obama.  He probably still has time to reach out and touch them, bring them to Justice, and come out looking like a hero by October.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 15:01 | Link to Comment El_Puerco
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C/P:..{ During a heated conversation in the lobby of the Westfields Marriott hotel yesterday, Bilderberg members expressed their desire to see Ron Paul die in a plane crash, according to veteran journalist Jim Tucker’s inside source.}…Wow…Mr. Romney must be happy with this decition!, No?...

More Alex Jones...Site

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 15:25 | Link to Comment Bubba Schwartz
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Well, it's early....a lot of the big boys cover both sides....last time around, Barry was getting most of the Wall Street dough...

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 16:49 | Link to Comment takinthehighway
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Here are Obama's top campaign contributors from 2008...

http://www.opensecrets.org/pres08/contrib.php?cid=N00009638

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