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 | 2484658 Manthong
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How come the US Government isn't contributing to Romney?

Is it racism?

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 12:55 | 2484667 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 | 2484681 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 | 2484693 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 | 2484714 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 | 2484742 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 | 2484813 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 | 2485153 Pladizow
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Funny, the MFGlobal funds are missing from both lists?

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 17:22 | 2486045 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 | 2486071 fourchan
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i always wondered who owns america, its nice to have a list.



Sat, 06/02/2012 - 08:25 | 2487025 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 | 2485155 Colonial Intent
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Revolutions have been started by people with that kind of support...........

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:43 | 2484983 Widowmaker
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Fuck that was funny!

Sat, 06/02/2012 - 00:07 | 2486761 batterycharged
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Say ya to duh UP eh?

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:07 | 2484744 bdc63
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no QE my ass ...

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:18 | 2484817 eatthebanksters
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For once I think Tyler has made a mistake:

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:44 | 2484982 BLOTTO
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Committee of 300 list.


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 | 2485487 Grinder74
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Fri, 06/01/2012 - 16:55 | 2485945 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 | 2486136 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 | 2485436 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 | 2485506 Grinder74
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Not anymore.  Didn't you see Obama received a holy aura while speaking at the Vietnam memorial?



Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:01 | 2484708 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 | 2484732 SoCalBusted
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That is the purpose of public unions and other suckers of the teat.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:14 | 2484758 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

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:20 | 2484835 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 | 2486417 UP Forester
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FedPen money went to the contender in West Virginia....

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 14:45 | 2485316 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 | 2484676 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 | 2484704 Ahmeexnal
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So why is FOODSTAMP INC. not on the list of Ogolfer patrons?

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:00 | 2484705 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 | 2484725 Paladin en passant
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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 | 2484822 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 | 2484791 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

Obama At Large

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 16:37 | 2485850 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 | 2487190 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 | 2484701 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 fucking shit motherfuckers huh?


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


Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:07 | 2484735 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 | 2485012 disabledvet
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As with all Canidates "they are pro Canidate first."

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:58 | 2485043 Kurtieboy
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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 | 2484660 Bastiat
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I got your Change right here, buddy.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 12:54 | 2484661 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 | 2484683 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 | 2484717 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 | 2484756 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 | 2484851 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 | 2484899 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 | 2487045 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 | 2484824 Inthemix96
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That's why you are a fucking idiot.

Cheers big ears.

Fri, 06/01/2012 - 13:37 | 2484955 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.

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