The War For The White House: The Definitive Explanation Of How Money Buys Politics

Tyler Durden's picture


In America, winning the Presidency has proven to be a question of how much money you're willing to spend. The trend constantly shows that, he who spends the most money on elections, usually wins.

Or in pieces: part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5, part 6


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ACP's picture

Shouldn't it be "How Monopoly money affects politics?"

Edit: Just a thought...if you add up all the Rep & Dem money, it's still less than the amount of money that mysteriously disappeared in Baghdad.

old naughty's picture

Looking at Total Cash Raised, I can see MS, GOOG, UofC, Piper in trouble betting on the "wrong" horse...

But Harvard? What's the message there?

francis_sawyer's picture

Are those 'Ben's Helicopters' hauling that loot away on pallettes?

AU5K's picture

Its pretty clear the liberal socialist agenda of this administration is to simply overburden the system, place everyone in the protectorship of the government, and rule through executive edict, until the system collapses and they can take even more power.  Imagine a boot stomping on a face.  Forever. (1984)

FMR Bankster's picture

The amount of money you raise reflects your political strength. It doesn't bring it about. Obama outspent McCain 2 1/2 to 1 because people were sick of Bush and the Republicans. This time people have had more than they can take of Obama, Reid, Pelosi and that crew. Even as a sitting president he likely won't raise what Romney/Ryan raise. And let's face facts, Romney's a real tool so what does that say about Obama?

AldousHuxley's picture

ever seen Mr. Smith Goes To Washington?


money has been buying politics since democracy was discovered.


politicians are there to keep the order of society by the true owners who fund them.

If you understand this, then everything will make sense.

Skateboarder's picture

In Mexico Peña Nieto bought millions of votes by having his party distribute 500 peso (around $32)  gift cards for a big grocery chain. When went to redeem, the cards turned out to be around a 100 pesos, if at all anything.

And so the poor and weary are bought, by the promise of a few dollars more...

How do we teach the misled that wealth lies not in pieces of paper and imaginary numbers held in crooked accounts but rather in themselves, their surroundings, and in the consequences of their thoughts and actions?

EDIT: Oh shit, you posted the Mexican happening a few posts down as well. I guess that's what happens when I take a linear-scan approach... Nonetheless, *high five*

GetZeeGold's picture



Have we made it back to the USSR yet?


Nyet......the shovel ready transformation.......was not so.....shovel ready.


Pegasus Muse's picture

... so what does that say about Obama?

That people have finally figured him out.



While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75 year old rancher, whose hand was caught in the squeeze gate while working cattle, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man.

Eventually the topic got around to Obama and his role as our president. The old rancher said, "Well, ya know, Obama is a 'post turtle'.

Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him, what a 'post turtle' was.

The old rancher said, 'When you're driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that's a 'post turtle'.

The old rancher saw the puzzled look on the doctor's face so he continued to explain. "You know he didn't get up there by himself, he doesn't belong up there, he doesn't know what to do while he's up there, he's elevated beyond his ability to function, and you just wonder what kind of dummy put him up there to begin with."


Teacher1's picture

I know right!  This administration, who drastically transformed the tax structure from the last administration, is just jamming this liberal, socialist agenda down our throats. We need to get back to the Bush tax rates and agenda as soon as possible or else we are doomed and the boot stomping will commence unabated.

Come on man! Stop being a rube. Put your dung down and stop the political tribal B.S. It does not make a damn bit of difference who gets elected this fall. The corporate and financial elites will get their man (and Congress) and the extraction of wealth from the lower and middle classes will continue.



Walter E Kurtz's picture

Those POS's are Bell 412s.  I work on them from time to time.   I think heli Ben would use a Skycrane for it's increased payload capacity.

francis_sawyer's picture

Maybe Ben needs a blimp instead...


Can't wait to see those behemoths floating [accidentally ~ cough cough] over Iranian airspace at top speed of 30 mph begging to be shot down...

AldousHuxley's picture

Cycle Total Cost of Election To Dems To Repubs Dem % Repub %

2010 $3,648,232,683 $1,816,201,141 $1,772,688,000 50% 49%

2008* $5,285,680,883 $3,006,088,428 $2,239,412,570 57% 42%



yes....that's BILLIONS. make sure poor people stay out of powerful positions.

4horse's picture

Rothschildt Launches Z Zeppelin BERNANKE Over US 


US Over The B-Benjamins
                                              bbaruch  bberenson bbernanke brandeis bbefore bamabush
2brain DRONES



on and on and on . . . BaBoom!

Silver Bug's picture

The political system has become horribly corrupt.

AldousHuxley's picture

ever seen Mr. Smith Goes To Washington?


black and white from 1939.....


corruption hasn't changed nor is it solely American problem.


Carmagnole's picture

Didn't you know that a dude from Harvard gets invited to the Bilderberg little soiree and orgy every year?

He's from one of the obscure tenures dealing with the special scholarships you're not rich enough to know the price of.

You didn't think the Elite would let their kids be indoctrinated in their roles by plebeians of unknown wealth and morality, now, did you?

vast-dom's picture

just pay voters off -- all that money is good for like 10k a pop.

AldousHuxley's picture

in mexico they give out grocery visa cash cards for about $5.

Michael's picture

The Presidency is a wholly owned subsidiary of the international banking cartel, multi national corporations, and Goldman Sachs/JP Morgan Chase.

Ima anal sphincter's picture

Nice..........both of you, +1000

4horse's picture

The terms which, in his inmost heart, each man knows. As I know mine. As we all know. For that is the truth of it—that we all know, God, that we know, that we know, we know, we know.

                    bellow. mr.sammler's planet


.    .    .




                                          makes perfect

     knowledge is incommensurate with pain


Everyman's picture

Yes, Michael, I guess Mittens wins.   It seems as if the banking cartel is putting their money behind the "mitten puppet".

BlackholeDivestment's picture

...and the President is the host for their ''god(s) work'' ...their (g)od, eh hum, Lucifer. 

So, this coming President masonic invocation of Lucifer, at the Masonic World Headquarters, is different. Now why is that the case, hmmm? Lol. Oh yeah, it's 2012. I get it now. That's why they layed the cournerstone(s) for that (and the others) evil place(s), mapped out with the cournerstones they laid in their masonic rituals, of the Capitol, 666 Washington Monument and of course the White House, all timed with Sirius. Now what in the wild world of sport Slim Pickens makes this ''time'' ''different''? Oh yeah, their prophecy of their god Lucifer indwelling in the human host (The President of the United States) for this year is special this time. It's that 13 thing. Let's see, oh yeah. That Masonic Temple, where they do the invocation of Lucifer (different than the public inauguration that binds the Suicide Vampire Squid's/Usual Suspects new world order host/man to the people) is 13 blocks up from the White House. How does that make a difference tied with their prophecy? Hmmm. Oh yeah, the Federal Reserve Debt Note, with the words ''In (g)od We Trust, has a their pyramid (funny how the pyramids in Egypt are built to look like Orion, where Stephen Hawkin declared the Red Shift of the stars points to the center as the Orion Nebula etc..) on it with 13 rows. Ah haa haa haaa. Those tricky bastards. Back to their painting inside the Capitol Dome. Let's see, they have the Aztec 2012 calender painted on the Great American Frieze and the last stage (the 13th) of that calender began in 1776 and ends in 2012, the ''special time when their (Aztec Mayan Greek Jewish etc...) host presides as the new world order man for the new age (Aquaruis and new calender beginning). Imagine that, and there is an an imminent attack by Israel on Iran about to take place during a global market meltdown the usual suspects have established, acting as a prison mark (debt note) upon the entire body of labor with the Citizens United NDAA peta flop voice and soul-less image that demands everyone must buy sell and trade by the power of it's U.N.Transuman will upon all. Oops, did I just step on Trapwire? Lol. How charming. LMAO. I mean come on. What the hell is this stupid bullshit? Seriously! Lol, make peace and seal it by that! Yeah riiight. That's gonna work out like a paper map in burning hell on Earth.

...nothing to see here, move along. 

P.S. Don't think that Mr Magic Underwear fits the bill, lol, though their original aprons, with their masonic square and compass on them surely does. He's just too white bread cracker for the morons that voted for Rosemary's Skull and Bones backed Baby, socialist, muslims etc... and everyone who agrees with ''the Bride of Christ is a Drag Queen. LMAO, DEMON OCRACY.

magpie's picture

Well, we all knew the antichrist had an appointment in Damascus...

francis_sawyer's picture

The only "time" I'm aware of in this thesis is to know that those are 5 minutes of my life I'll never get back...

BlackholeDivestment's picture

...that's good Francis, can you imagine all the time I saved you? Lol. That was the goal, aaah, victory. All the hours of discovery and then some, so you could feel like you wasted only five minutes. When you see the bullshit go down or not, you will have at least some background in the case of fulfillment. All this evil crap is of ''their'' doing. If you are here on ZH you certainly have the brains to at least spend ''time'' gaining some knowledge on what the morons are up to and about. Based on your comment though, it's clear that is not why you are here. Pyramids in your pocket don't concern you it seems. I know some people that will work on your Fiat for Fiat if that makes you feel better, just let me know man. Lol.

...''time'' is based on their bullshit 2012 call for their (g)od/messiah to arrive for the start of their new age. Late 2012 is their claim. Hope that clears it up for you. Lol. 

It's not as if these freaks have a global market and a Middle East ready for their Lucifer. LMAO. Oh, wait, looks like they do. How ironic. Lol.

CrimsonAvenger's picture

re: the Baghdad money: that's called Return on Investment.

Yen Cross's picture

 Are those SuperPac trucks Dodges?

Rusticus's picture

Yup, the drivers were hired under a "green jobs" program ... leaving the tailgates open improves fuel efficiency by 3%.

A Lunatic's picture

And here I though it was the one who promised the most outrageous bullshit............

nmewn's picture

...he gonna pay my mortgage!!!

economics9698's picture

I want a free wheelchair.

John_Coltrane's picture

I wants axcess to the $.

Everyman's picture

I think that there was an ancient saying or proverb that "Money was excrement of the Gods".  If true, that is a large stack of shit in politics, and most humans don't have than much shit.

I am on to you's picture

Then its gona take,one shitrole ,of dungpaper to wipe that arse clean,and a hell of a big hand to do the job!

Apostate2's picture

'Pecunia non olet' 

Vespasian (69-79 CE).

A response to his son who thought the urine tax was a tad distasteful.

francis_sawyer's picture

Can we see that illustrated now in all those $5 donations Obama claims to get?


old naughty's picture

Wait, $5?

Romney is asking $15 each...

one-third, or 3x ?

francis_sawyer's picture

Obama might actually get more donations if he asked for them in the form of $3 bills...

Atomizer's picture

If I wanted America to fail


Watching someone selling another electric car while leveling the coal industry


scythian empire's picture

There are options other than coal.  some make sense for several reasons.  some people stop seeing once they start fearing.  you a pro?  

lakecity55's picture

That's not even counting the cash Barry and Eric make off of their Mexican Cartel partners.

krispkritter's picture

'You didn't buy that election! WE bought that election!' 

Please stand by while we increase your EBT allowance by $100...Thank You. Obama 2012, Campaign to Fuck the Country.

(and in case you think O'Romney will be an improvement, nah, just '50 Shades Whiter')

divide_by_zero's picture

Wouldn't be surprised if Obama used Exec Order to allow use of SNAP cards for campaign donations.