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MICHAEL SILVERSTEIN, Wall Street Columnist
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IronMikeHouston
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4 years 8 months ago
That is an obvious answer but I would thought a contributing member of the site could give a better anaysis. In 2008 Barack raised $779M and McCain raised $384M according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fundraising_for_the_2008_United_States_presidential_election Barack raised $2 for every McCain $1. Neither candidate received a penny from me since I didn’t support either candidate. The interesting part is the big banks and corporations like Goldman Sachs and Bear Sterns gave money to both candidates. I believe the right, left and middle see a problem with big money given to candidates. I would like to see a law where corporations (including unions), lobbyists… Read more »
Allen
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Allen
4 years 8 months ago

Money is right because it is might.

Those without money are scum and rightly have no might and few rights.

Those with money need to give it to those that have more money because all the money in the world belongs rightly to the mighty and might is right.

This is the Republican credo and it is undisputed.

RP
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RP
4 years 8 months ago
Allen…Not everyone that considers themselves Republican believes those with money need to give it to those with more money. In 2008, 58.3 million americans considered themselve Republican and voted for McCain. In 2004, 62 million Americans voted for Bush. Do you believe all of these individuals are rich, or are they just brainwashed? I believe that those that vote Republican have strong moral and religious positions, they believe hard work brings the American dream, they believe in legal immigration, they believe in individual responsibility for the outcomes in their lives and they believe in a strong America where everyone pays… Read more »
adelinesdad
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adelinesdad
4 years 8 months ago

Money loses its usefulness if people don’t allow themselves to convinced by it. I’m not opposed to reasonable campaign finance laws, but they are no substitute for an electorate that takes its responsibility seriously.

StockBoyLA
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StockBoyLA
4 years 8 months ago

RP said: “I believe that those that vote Republican have strong moral and religious positions, they believe hard work brings the American dream, they believe in legal immigration, they believe in individual responsibility for the outcomes in their lives and they believe in a strong America where everyone pays something in support of this nation.”

So tell me what Republican policies and legislation support this? What legislation do the Republicans support that will directly affect the middle class?

StockBoyLA
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StockBoyLA
4 years 8 months ago
RP, As far as Republicans having strong moral and religious positions… so do Democrats. The difference is that Republicans want to force their views on everyone, whereas the Democratic Party believes that everyone should have the right to pursue life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. In the Democratic Party there is the same room for evangelical Christians (and there are many in the Democratic Party) as there is room for Muslims, atheists, etc. The Republican Party preaches hate or if you do not believe in the Christian God and if you are not heterosexual, then you’re damned to hell… Read more »
Allen
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Allen
4 years 8 months ago

adelinesdad-

Yeah, there you go, blame it on the people. The media and parties pick the candidates, but it’s the voters that are somehow, “irresponsible”, if the right person don‘t get elected.

Sounds like you’re a carbon copy of the Soviet Politburo….ie., pick between these we give you to pick from. OH that guys a dink, YOU screwed that up, you irresponsible voter you!

Allen
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Allen
4 years 8 months ago

Rp-

Rich or Brainwashed? No just stupid.

Social Capitalism works excellent in Germany, not to mention China, but Republicans bad mouth it and won’t allow it here. Why….greed.

So stick that in your pipe and smoke it.

StockBoyLA
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StockBoyLA
4 years 8 months ago
Adelinesdad- I agree with you, especially the part about the electorate taking its responsibility seriously. And our representatives have a higher standard since they make laws which affect us all. However when a political party’s sole purpose is to keep the other guy from winning then our whole democracy starts to go down the tubes. The strength of our nation, up to about when Bush took office, was compromise by the parties. It took compromise by both parties for us to have a booming economy under Clinton, tax rates that were reasonable and fair as well as reduce our national… Read more »
adelinesdad
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adelinesdad
4 years 8 months ago
Allen, Yes, the voters, as a group, are ultimately responsible for who gets in office. It’s pretty difficult to argue otherwise, since the voters are the only ones that have direct influence in that determination. No one is forcing anyone to pick between two bad choices. If there is no good choice the voters should abstain preferably visibly such as by writing in “None of the above”. This indicates their readiness to support a third option and inviting such an option to step forward. As long as we continue to choose the lesser or two bad choices, the media and… Read more »
The_Ohioan
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The_Ohioan
4 years 8 months ago

Here’s the current political partys’ congresspersons. Looks to me like money just might play a part.

http://thedailywh.at/2011/11/01/rich-get-richer-of-the-day/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+feedburner%2Foicv+%28The+Daily+What%29

zephyr
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zephyr
4 years 8 months ago

“I believe that those that vote Republican have strong moral and religious positions” – RP

Too bad so few of those positions are actually shared (lip service doesn’t count) by the politicians republicans elect. MS is right, it’s about the money.

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