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Tue Feb 23, 2016, 02:55 AM

 

Hillary Clinton Is Backed by Major Republican Donors

((Hence all of the "free stuff" derision from Hillary lately? Trying to squeeze some more money out of those Romney donors? ~ JP))


Hillary Clinton Is Backed by Major Republican Donors

An analysis of Federal Election Commission records, by TIME, which was published on 23 October 2015, showed that the 2012 donors to Romney’s campaign were already donating more to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign than they had been donating to any one of the 2016 campaigns of — listed here in declining order below Clinton — Lindsey Graham, Rand Paul, Carly Fiorina, Chris Christie, Rick Perry, Mike Huckabee, Donald Trump, Bobby Jindal, Rick Santorum, George Pataki, or Jim Gilmore. Those major Romney donors also gave a little to two Democrats (other than to Hillary — who, as mentioned, received a lot of donations from these Republican donors): Martin O’Malley, Jim Web, and Lawrence Lessig. (Romney’s donors gave nothing to Bernie Sanders, and nothing to Elizabeth Warren. They don’t want either of those people to become President.)

Clinton is the only Democratic candidate who is even moderately attractive to big Republican donors.

In ascending order above Clinton, Romney’s donors were donating to: John Kasich, Scott Walker, Ben Carson, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Jeb Bush. The top trio — of Bush, Cruz, and Rubio — together, received around 60% of all the money donated for the 2016 race by the people who had funded Mitt Romney’s 2012 drive for the White House.

So: the Democrat Hillary Clinton scored above 14 candidates, and below 6 candidates. She was below 6 Republican candidates, and she was above 11 Republican candidates (Lindsey Graham, Rand Paul, Carly Fiorina, Chris Christie, Rick Perry, Mike Huckabee, Donald Trump, Bobby Jindal, Rick Santorum, George Pataki, and Jim Gilmore). The 6 candidates she scored below were: Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Ben Carson, Scott Walker, and John Kasich.

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http://www.greanvillepost.com/2016/02/22/hillary-clinton-is-backed-by-major-republican-donors/

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Reply Hillary Clinton Is Backed by Major Republican Donors (Original post)
John Poet Feb 2016 OP
HooptieWagon Feb 2016 #1
area51 Feb 2016 #3
FreakinDJ Feb 2016 #12
BreakfastClub Feb 2016 #9
HooptieWagon Feb 2016 #10
TheLogicalSong Feb 2016 #2
cali Feb 2016 #4
Live and Learn Feb 2016 #6
tecelote Feb 2016 #5
DUbeornot2be Feb 2016 #8
erlewyne Feb 2016 #11
Betty Karlson Feb 2016 #7
Vote2016 Feb 2016 #13
bigwillq Feb 2016 #15
dsc Feb 2016 #14
kgnu_fan Feb 2016 #16
RiverLover Feb 2016 #17

Response to John Poet (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 03:11 AM

1. Naturally. She's a Republican for all practical purposes.

 

Neo-liberal on the economy, neo-conservative on foreign policy...she's a republican. She just puts a smiley face sticker on a couple social issues to appear warm and fuzzy to single issue voters.

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Response to HooptieWagon (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 03:30 AM

3. +1

And if she wins the Democratic nom, we'll have two republican candidates to pick from: republican light and republican psycho.

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Response to area51 (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 06:49 AM

12. DING DING DING: We have a WINNER Folks

 

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Response to HooptieWagon (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 04:33 AM

9. Yes, she's not "pure." SMH nt

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Response to BreakfastClub (Reply #9)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 04:47 AM

10. Yep. Toxic.

 

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Response to John Poet (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 03:16 AM

2. Whatever it takes for Blue Team to win.

GO TEAM!

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Response to TheLogicalSong (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 03:34 AM

4. Ugh. Rah rah. It's just a game

 

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Response to cali (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 04:11 AM

6. Apparently it is to some. And they don't care if we all lose in the end. Sad. nt

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Response to John Poet (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 04:09 AM

5. It's in her logo.

Two blue pillars. One for the liberal left, one for the blue dogs on the right. Hillary is the red arrow taking us even further right.

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Response to tecelote (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 04:33 AM

8. I...

...like your take on that. And others...

Gracias!

Also in the land of tomorrow... Bernie-lillo county...!





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Response to DUbeornot2be (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 05:16 AM

11. Hillary is a blue dog

Reminds me of Gore and Lieberman.

The GOP always seems to be able to pick their opponent.

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Response to John Poet (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 04:30 AM

7. Birds of a feather stick to Goldwater girls. eom

 

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Response to John Poet (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 06:56 AM

13. it disheartens me that so many Clinton supporters fail to see that Hillary and Jeb are two

 

sides of the same coin.

How bad have things become when the Republicans have seen through the "let's double down on the status quo dynasty" by rejecting Jeb while so many Democrats are saying "status quo dynasty, count me in!"?

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Response to Vote2016 (Reply #13)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 09:00 AM

15. No more Bush. No more Clinton.

 

That's my motto. Lol

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Response to John Poet (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 08:39 AM

14. an interesting thing is missing, at least for your exerpt

and that is the percent given to each candidate. Here is what we do know, 60% of the money went to 3 of the 6 above her. Meaning they averaged 20% each. That leaves 40% for the rest. Let's assume for the sake of argument that the 14 beneath her combined for a total of 1%. That leaves 39% split among 4, with her getting less than the other 3. That means she got less than 10% vs 20% for the ones above her. Now this is making all assumptions that favor the writer of this piece and not Hillary. In short, the writer of this piece played fast and lose with the facts.

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Response to John Poet (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 09:01 AM

16. she is a republican in disguise....

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Response to John Poet (Original post)

Tue Feb 23, 2016, 09:07 AM

17. Because she is RW. And she's influenced by money. A perfect fit.

Its the corruption. The purchase of our govt by those working for profit only, not people.

America is waking up to it. Finally! And that is why Trump is winning on the right with tons of media and Bernie is doing so well on the left with only negative media.

http://www.salon.com/2016/02/23/its_the_corruption_stupid_hillarys_too_compromised_to_see_what_donald_trump_understands/

Hillary embodies all that is corrupt within the system, the rigged game. There's no way she will win in the GE.

And she is RW anyways, so oh well. Let them keep throwing their money away on her, just like so many did on Jeb.

America is waking up.

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