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    Billionaires buying the White House
As long as billionaires are essentially funding Mitt Romney’s campaign with $10 million donations, Barack Obama can fundraise with as many fashion designers and movie stars as he pleases. Because being bought by billionaires is not the same as getting help from Anna Wintour and Sarah Jessica Parker. Sorry, but it’s not. – via: inothernews
Political Wire:A well-placed source in the Sheldon Adelson camp tells Forbes that further donations from the casino billionaire to Super PACs supporting Mitt Romney will be “limitless.” The source says Adelson will do “whatever it takes” to defeat President Obama and that “no price is too high” to protect the U.S. from what he sees as Obama’s “socialization” of America.
What’s $100 million to Sheldon Adelson? As NPR White House correspondent Ari Shapiro notes today, $100 million constitutes the same percentage of Adelson’s wealth that $300 to $400 does for normal Americans. As Shapiro tweets: “Sheldon Adelson says he may spend $100m on this presidential race. As a % of wealth, that would be like a typical US family giving $360.” — The Atlantic 
image: Mother Jones

    Billionaires buying the White House

    As long as billionaires are essentially funding Mitt Romney’s campaign with $10 million donations, Barack Obama can fundraise with as many fashion designers and movie stars as he pleases. Because being bought by billionaires is not the same as getting help from Anna Wintour and Sarah Jessica Parker. Sorry, but it’s not.via: inothernews

    Political Wire:A well-placed source in the Sheldon Adelson camp tells Forbes that further donations from the casino billionaire to Super PACs supporting Mitt Romney will be “limitless.” The source says Adelson will do “whatever it takes” to defeat President Obama and that “no price is too high” to protect the U.S. from what he sees as Obama’s “socialization” of America.

    What’s $100 million to Sheldon Adelson? As NPR White House correspondent Ari Shapiro notes today, $100 million constitutes the same percentage of Adelson’s wealth that $300 to $400 does for normal Americans. As Shapiro tweets: “Sheldon Adelson says he may spend $100m on this presidential race. As a % of wealth, that would be like a typical US family giving $360.” — The Atlantic 

    image: Mother Jones

    — 1 year ago with 4 notes
    #class war  #income redistribution  #news  #politics  #unemployment  #vote!  #war on the middle class  #$10 million donation  #billionaires  #buying a president  #buying the white house  #campaign donations  #Citizens United  #limitless  #Mitt Romney  #President Obama  #Sheldon Adelson  #super pacs 
    A heads-up for all the dumbasses who aren’t rich but continue to vote Republican anyway

Mitt Romney campaigned with both of these guys yesterday:
Donald Trump: “I mean, part of the beauty of me is that I’m very rich.” 3/17/11
Sheldon Adelson: “I don’t take comments from anybody unless they’re rich.  If you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich?  Now if they’re rich, then they must be smart.” 1/7/11

Unless you’re rich, you don’t count. That’s about the only thing you can take to the bank from these guys. Also, too:

Mitt Romney Wants the Biggest Military Ever, Regardless of Cost — Mitt Romney wants a bigger government, so long as its the kind with more guns and fewer social programs. “We have two courses we can follow: One is to follow in the pathway of Europe, to shrink our military smaller and smaller to pay for our social needs,” Romney told a San Diego crowd of some 5,000 on Monday outside the Veterans Memorial Center and Museum. “The other is to commit to preserve America as the strongest military in the world, second to none, with no comparable power anywhere in the world.” – Mother Jones

You can bet that Mitt does not plan to pay for his biggest, fastest, bestest, mostmanliest new military with more revenue, such as with higher taxes for himself and the rest of his wealthy friends. You and I and everyone else (who isn’t rich) will be paying for this awesome, Orwellian expansion of our great military (some wars end, some others need to begin!), and the continuation of tax cuts for the one percent,with austerity measures for the rest of us. But maybe it’ll be exciting, like living in a Mad Max movie.
And the dumb shites who have no more money than the rest of us will line up to vote for Romney in November because of mental disorders which they shout from the bumpers of their cars or on Facebook and Twitter or nightly on Fox “News” in a hypnotic, rapid-fire, Tourette-like manner: NOBAMA! BIRTH CONTROL! SHARIA LAW! ILLEGALS! SOCIALISM! ‘MURKIA! JESUS! GUNS! GAYS! COMMUNISM! BIRTH CERTIFICATE!
Which makes the wealthy laugh. All the way to the bank.

    A heads-up for all the dumbasses who aren’t rich but continue to vote Republican anyway

    Mitt Romney campaigned with both of these guys yesterday:

    • Donald Trump“I mean, part of the beauty of me is that I’m very rich.” 3/17/11
    • Sheldon Adelson“I don’t take comments from anybody unless they’re rich.  If you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich?  Now if they’re rich, then they must be smart.” 1/7/11

    Unless you’re rich, you don’t count. That’s about the only thing you can take to the bank from these guys. Also, too:

    Mitt Romney Wants the Biggest Military Ever, Regardless of Cost — Mitt Romney wants a bigger government, so long as its the kind with more guns and fewer social programs. “We have two courses we can follow: One is to follow in the pathway of Europe, to shrink our military smaller and smaller to pay for our social needs,” Romney told a San Diego crowd of some 5,000 on Monday outside the Veterans Memorial Center and Museum. “The other is to commit to preserve America as the strongest military in the world, second to none, with no comparable power anywhere in the world.” – Mother Jones

    You can bet that Mitt does not plan to pay for his biggest, fastest, bestest, mostmanliest new military with more revenue, such as with higher taxes for himself and the rest of his wealthy friends. You and I and everyone else (who isn’t rich) will be paying for this awesome, Orwellian expansion of our great military (some wars end, some others need to begin!), and the continuation of tax cuts for the one percent,with austerity measures for the rest of us. But maybe it’ll be exciting, like living in a Mad Max movie.

    And the dumb shites who have no more money than the rest of us will line up to vote for Romney in November because of mental disorders which they shout from the bumpers of their cars or on Facebook and Twitter or nightly on Fox “News” in a hypnotic, rapid-fire, Tourette-like manner: NOBAMA! BIRTH CONTROL! SHARIA LAW! ILLEGALS! SOCIALISM! ‘MURKIA! JESUS! GUNS! GAYS! COMMUNISM! BIRTH CERTIFICATE!

    Which makes the wealthy laugh. All the way to the bank.

    — 1 year ago with 8 notes
    #class war  #income redistribution  #news  #politics  #religion  #unemployment  #vote!  #war on the middle class  #base voters  #donald trump  #dumb shits  #GOP  #GOP base  #Mitt Romney  #Republicans  #Sheldon Adelson  #tea party 
    GOP Groups Plan $1 BILLION Push for Romney (that’s billion, with a B) — “Republican super PACs and other outside groups shaped by a loose network of prominent conservatives — including Karl Rove, the Koch brothers and Tom Donohue of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce — plan to spend roughly $1 billion on November’s elections for the White House and control of Congress,” Politico reports. “That total includes previously undisclosed plans for newly aggressive spending by the Koch brothers, who are steering funding to build sophisticated, county-by-county operations in key states… Koch-related organizations plan to spend about $400 million ahead of the 2012 elections — twice what they had been expected to commit.” – Political Wire
Right-Wing Billionaires Behind Mitt Romney (and the GOP’s capitulation to Big Money) – In the primary season alone, Romney’s rich friends invested $52 million in his Super PAC, Restore Our Future – a number that’s expected to more than double in the coming months. This unprecedented infusion of money from America’s monied elites underscores the radical transformation of the Republican Party, which has made defending the interests of 0.0001 percent the basis of its entire platform.“Money buys power,” the Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman observed recently, “and the increasing wealth of a tiny minority has effectively bought the allegiance of one of our two major political parties.” In short, the political polarization and gridlock in Washington are a direct result of the GOP’s capitulation to Big Money. – Tim Dickinson | Rolling Stone
Mitt Romney is meeting with Sheldon Adelson — the billionaire casino magnate and big Newt-Gingrich supporting super-PAC donor — in Las Vegas on Tuesday, according to CBS News and CNN. …Adelson and his wife, Miriam, gave $20 million to Winning Our Future, the pro-Gingrich super PAC. — HuffPo

    GOP Groups Plan $1 BILLION Push for Romney (that’s billion, with a B) — “Republican super PACs and other outside groups shaped by a loose network of prominent conservatives — including Karl Rove, the Koch brothers and Tom Donohue of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce — plan to spend roughly $1 billion on November’s elections for the White House and control of Congress,” Politico reports. “That total includes previously undisclosed plans for newly aggressive spending by the Koch brothers, who are steering funding to build sophisticated, county-by-county operations in key states… Koch-related organizations plan to spend about $400 million ahead of the 2012 elections — twice what they had been expected to commit.” – Political Wire

    • Right-Wing Billionaires Behind Mitt Romney (and the GOP’s capitulation to Big Money) – In the primary season alone, Romney’s rich friends invested $52 million in his Super PAC, Restore Our Future – a number that’s expected to more than double in the coming months. This unprecedented infusion of money from America’s monied elites underscores the radical transformation of the Republican Party, which has made defending the interests of 0.0001 percent the basis of its entire platform.“Money buys power,” the Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman observed recently, “and the increasing wealth of a tiny minority has effectively bought the allegiance of one of our two major political parties.” In short, the political polarization and gridlock in Washington are a direct result of the GOP’s capitulation to Big Money. – Tim Dickinson | Rolling Stone
    • Mitt Romney is meeting with Sheldon Adelson — the billionaire casino magnate and big Newt-Gingrich supporting super-PAC donor — in Las Vegas on Tuesday, according to CBS News and CNN. …Adelson and his wife, Miriam, gave $20 million to Winning Our Future, the pro-Gingrich super PAC. — HuffPo
    — 1 year ago with 1 note
    #news  #politics  #how to buy the white house  #citizens united  #mitt romney  #super pacs  #billionaires  #one percent  #plutocracy  #republicans  #gop  #sheldon adelson 
    "NEWT GINGRICH made sure to single out his chief benefactor during his concession speech Wednesday, Sheldon and Miriam Adelson: Yes, we’re through the looking glass here. The Adelsons spent $25 million on Gingrich’s campaign, and so I suppose a “thank you” is in order. But that’s the problem. Imagine the “thank you” if Gingrich had won the nomination and then was elected president."
    — 1 year ago with 2 notes
    #news  #politics  #newt gingrich  #sheldon adelson  #buying a president  #close call