Your Favorite Politicians As Nascar Drivers: Presenting The Sponsors

Tyler Durden's picture

When watching politicians on TV, consistently peddling the agenda of their biggest bidder and never, unfortunately, that of the electorate, one often wonders: why do these people not wear the logos and decals indicating who their sponsor is, and how much money changes hands. After all it works for sports personalities of all shapes and sizes: why should politicians be exempt. Granted, the quid pro quo is to influence behind the scenes, and as such an overt act of advertising would be largely counterproductive, but campaign financing is without doubt one of the greatest weaknesses of modern society, and among (or at least should be) the main grievances of the Occupy Something crowd. And while a radical proposal like that would certainly never catch on due to concerns of constant exposure of the sell out nature of America's public representatives (who really merely represent corporations), here is an informative clip from Reuters, with observations on "if presidential hopefuls wore their sponsors on their sleeves, what logos would your contender wear?" The result is quite entertaining.

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oogs66's picture

what a great idea

anynonmous's picture

what a great idea ... for all who receive money for nothing and their...

flacon's picture

...PERDUE® chickens for free?

wombats's picture

I love this idea.  It adds a little honesty and openness to the process.

Careless Whisper's picture

army. navy. air force. 

they know the true patriot in the race.



Montgomery Burns's picture

Small donations from individuals. None of whom are even close to the top 1%.

optimator's picture

Love Dr. Pauls flight suit. Fits him perfectly. Our very last chance.

Yamaha's picture

I was thinking of this today...a bunch of millionaires turn the same direction. Correct! I know these guys!

hungrydweller's picture

And yet ES is ++++++++++++

myne's picture

While watching this, I figured out a workaround that's probably already in existence.

Know those "work from home" schemes where you just have to have money go in and out of your bank account and you take a cut?

Sounds like the perfect way to launder contributions. Company "pays" you for a service, and you donate most of it to a political organisation.

Notice how the amounts were so low? Wonder how? Probable answer.

zorba THE GREEK's picture

Obama would need a 40 foot long cape to hold the logos of all his sponsors. 

He spends all his time servicing them which leaves him no time to service

the American people.

Shvanztanz's picture

it would be identical to the list of companies that received waivers to get out of Obama Care

KickIce's picture

Oh believe you me, we're getting serviced. Right up the ol' tail pipe on a daily basis

Uncle Sam's picture

Just to set the record straight, here's Obama's donors from the last election, per

University of California $1,648,685 Goldman Sachs $1,013,091 Harvard University $878,164 Microsoft Corp $852,167 Google Inc $814,540 JPMorgan Chase & Co $808,799 Citigroup Inc $736,771 Time Warner $624,618 Sidley Austin LLP $600,298 Stanford University $595,716 National Amusements Inc $563,798 WilmerHale LLP $550,668 Columbia University $547,852 Skadden, Arps et al $543,539 UBS AG $532,674 IBM Corp $532,372 General Electric $529,855 US Government $513,308 Morgan Stanley $512,232 Latham & Watkins $503,295
optimator's picture

Dr. Paul would need a cape much longer than that for all his sponsors, myself and many on ZH for example!

tamboo's picture

if the sports figures were honest they'd be wearing big fucking stars of david too.

the beast owns all!

Sports - Jew Watch

cdude's picture

STFU and save the Jew nonesense for  sites where readers grok with this kind of bullshit. 

Jew Watch?..GMAFB

anynonmous's picture

how long have you been lurking Zero Hedge - anti semites not only welcome here but often rewarded - it's a dilemma - best eco/biz info if you can tolerate the skin head schtick, but don't be too vocal about it, there's still lots of room in the stadium

saiybat's picture

Blaming the Jews is the oldest trick in the book. They've been blamed for killing Jesus, causing the bubonic plague, drinking the blood of children, and of course controlling money and governments. While everybody is chasing Emmanuel Goldstein and killing their fellow man the power clamps down on the people misled by demagoguery and loots them dry then blamed on the jews too.

"Men are so simple, and governed so absolutely by their present needs, that he who wishes to deceive will never fail in finding willing dupes." Niccolo Machiavelli

trav7777's picture

problem is, it's matter how much you try to deny it and act like it's crazy, the shit is really true

Hephasteus's picture

If you had told me 3 years ago that I would be tolarant of someone linking that shit named tamboo I would have called you many forms of crazy. But the shit that's happening in the courtroom isn't looking so good for them.

Robot Traders Mom's picture

In my old way of thinking I would have thought you were nuts. Now? Not sure.

Darth Sidious's picture

you better watch it. the international zionist cabal has you on our watch list. one day you will likely have an accident.

Shvanztanz's picture

I'll take my chances with the cabal, it's those goose stepping Nazis that concern me.  


Debtless's picture

Well, we can count on Mitt Zombie to clean up the banks then. 

jcaz's picture

Good thing all the uniforms are fire-proof....

Or too bad- I always get those two confused....

Mr. Mandelbrot's picture

$10 thousand here.  $20 thousand, there.  Seems like chump change.  Reuters was involved in this video, which tells me the message is "officially" approved . . .

anynonmous's picture

Reuters is Thomson

sorry supremacists he was baptized in a  church similar to the one  your mother/sister/aunt (feel free to mix and match) went to

wretch's picture

... and that should instruct you to check behind the curtain.  Why do these "large contributors" line up to give token amounts to specific candidates?  Who does it serve to deliver this message through a leaky channel?

Read Bernays.  The propagandist, not the sauce.

bigmikeO's picture

More lefty bullshit. How about Obama's car?

The Muslim Brotherhood (aka as the "Peace and Justice Party")

jcaz's picture

Pftttt- you couldn't fit his crap onto THREE cars-

That dude is OWNED.

Jim in MN's picture

Um, it's Reuters, and Obama is the first one they show. Maybe you mixed him up with Ron Paul...they all look alike, those humans.

Wannabee's picture

Can't wait to see Rothschilds logo on Ben's lapel

pods's picture

It's already tattoed on his ass, right after "Property of."


wisefool's picture

I am way too old but if I added up every single endorsement itemized in that music video it would not add up to how much Mitt saved in 1 year by being part of the .01% (or Kerry for the non partisan balance)

midgetrannyporn's picture

Mary Schapiro GS-SEC 666 bitchez!

ifishivote's picture

Obama needs to race 2 cars. One for his Corporate dough and one for his Union dough. SHAKE AND BAKE!!!

peekcrackers's picture

his red mouth gag ball has that logo too!

dick cheneys ghost's picture

Corporations should just run their own candidates.....................not

Jumbotron's picture

Corporations should just run their own candidates.....................not



slewie the pi-rat's picture

spaghettios for nader!

Melin's picture

"campaign financing is without doubt one of the greatest weaknesses of modern society..."

You're reversing cause and effect. We have a government-controlled economy where politicians dole out contracts and fiat. Against that backdrop, you'd rather that free individuals not be allowed to freely associate and pool their resources to elect a favorable candidate. Let's kick the statists out of the economy instead.

Pizza man's picture

While the article did say they were listing corporate sponsors, to omit the hundreds of millions our Dear Leader receives from unions is disingenuous and makes the article misleadiing if not useless.

stirners_ghost's picture

Congressmen and Senators should be required to wear these.

dark pools of soros's picture

Robin Williams last show had a bit on this.. I think it caught fire since then

dark pools of soros's picture

what?? Ron Paul got equal time??  I didn't see a Reuters patch

Problem Is's picture

That Video is a Bullshit White Wash

Denying Bullshit Barry is the biggest money whore of Wall Street??? This video is propaganda.

Obama Bin Lyin' took more money from Wall Street than all other candidates combined: $15.6 million, $12 million of which was laundered through the DNC.

Goldmanite Sacks laid $994,795 from Goldmanite employees on to Bullshit Barry...

"Unlike the Republican candidates, Obama can raise money for both his own campaign account, which can take donations up to $5,000 for the 2012 cycle, and for his party’s national committee, which can accept $30,800 per individual each calendar year. The same donors will be able to give another $30,800 to the DNC next year."

Hopium 2008:
Goldman Sachs $1,013,091
JPMorgan Chase & Co $808,799
Citigroup Inc $736,771
UBS AG $532,674
General Electric $529,855
Morgan Stanley $512,232

Bullshit Barry Soetoro is the KING Puppet of Wall Street... Bought and paid for...