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Google Employees - Including CEO - Gave Overwhelmingly to Democrats (98% to Dems)
Interest Alert ^

Posted on 02/14/2005 4:00:18 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest

Search engine is cash engine for Democrats

WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Employees of U.S.-based search engine Google gave $207,650 to federal candidates for the 2004 elections -- virtually all of it to Democrats.

A USA Today analysis published Monday indicated 98 percent of the money went to Democrats, the most-lopsided giving of any of the top tech company donors.

Microsoft was the biggest tech donor, with its political action committee contributing $3.1 million last year, 60 percent to Democrats.

Overall, 53 percent of high-tech industry contributions went to Democrats, said the liberal Center for Responsive Politics, a group that tracks campaign spending and contributions.

Republicans must work hard to win support from a company whose employees seem philosophically wed to Democrats, CRP's Larry Noble said.

Google declined to discuss employee campaign contributions but the among the company's top 2004 givers was Chief Executive Officer Eric Schmidt, whose biggest single donation was $25,000 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

Copyright 2005 by United Press International. All rights reserved.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: 2004; campaignfinance; election; leftistmillionaires; mediabias; pc; politicalcorrectness
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I like Google and use it all the time, yet when I read this I was tempted to think of seeking alternatives.
1 posted on 02/14/2005 4:00:18 PM PST by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
They'll learn the hard way.
2 posted on 02/14/2005 4:00:57 PM PST by b4its2late (If you look like your passport picture, you probably need the trip.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

These folk live in the Gay --- err! --- Bay Area.


3 posted on 02/14/2005 4:02:06 PM PST by Vision Thing
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Please provide a thread for alternatives


4 posted on 02/14/2005 4:02:52 PM PST by Walkingfeather (q)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

5 posted on 02/14/2005 4:03:06 PM PST by bahblahbah
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

To remove Google from Firefox go to Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\searchplugins and remove google.src and google.gif.

I now use Clusty.

Google is way over the top both in their donations and political search responses.


6 posted on 02/14/2005 4:04:19 PM PST by Allen In Texas Hill Country
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I haven't used Google for years. Now I know why.

Check out www.metacrawler.com. It's at least as good.


7 posted on 02/14/2005 4:04:25 PM PST by jackbill (``)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I like Google too, but will we be using it in 5 years?

I used to think Yahoo! was where it's at.

There are people out there who believe that the only way onto the www is via AOL.

8 posted on 02/14/2005 4:04:34 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: jackbill

How do we tell them we will no longer use their search engine?


9 posted on 02/14/2005 4:05:33 PM PST by ghannonf18 (Honorable service for 8 Years under a draft dodger,4 (and counting) under a great American)
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How do we tell them we will no longer use their search engine?

They'll know. They count hits.

10 posted on 02/14/2005 4:06:15 PM PST by jackbill (``)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I like Google and use it all the time, yet when I read this I was tempted to think of seeking alternatives.

DITTO THAT!

Damn liberal Aholes!

11 posted on 02/14/2005 4:06:37 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

You know, google has become almost a necessity, like a utility company or health care.

Maybe its time to nationalize it. As Democrats, the employees should approve.

;-)


12 posted on 02/14/2005 4:07:08 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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I'll use the best and most efficient search engine regardless of their donations unless it influences their web page which I've heard it may regarding news.......I won't boycott a company that is legally doing business and putting out a decent product.....


13 posted on 02/14/2005 4:08:15 PM PST by NorCalRepub
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"Check out www.metacrawler.com. It's at least as good."

And who do they donate to? Hummmmmm?

14 posted on 02/14/2005 4:08:30 PM PST by G.Mason (The replies by this poster are meant for self amusement only. Read at your own discretion.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Ha! 'Guess they wasted their bucks.


15 posted on 02/14/2005 4:09:10 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Microsoft put a lot of work into their new search engine. I use it along with google for searches, it's Microsoft but hey, it works.


16 posted on 02/14/2005 4:10:12 PM PST by Clypp
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To: Walkingfeather

Yahoo search


17 posted on 02/14/2005 4:10:55 PM PST by Frohickey
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

M$ gave 9 times as much than Google.


18 posted on 02/14/2005 4:11:18 PM PST by bahblahbah
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

M$ gave 9 times as much to the Democrats than Google.


19 posted on 02/14/2005 4:11:48 PM PST by bahblahbah
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Unfortunately, Google is the best search engine out there so I'm going ot keep on using it. Rememeber, they're the ones who wasted so much money.


20 posted on 02/14/2005 4:12:15 PM PST by Hildy ( To work is to dance, to live is to worship, to breathe is to love.)
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