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Trumpís Political Donations Are Left-Leaning
Forbes ^ | 4/7/2011 | Brendan Coffey

Posted on 04/07/2011 10:35:52 AM PDT by arista

Donald Trump may be talking a game the Tea Party activists embarce, such as consistently questioning President Obama’s American birth of late, but an analysis of his political donations since 1989 show a distinct support of the Deomcratic Party that may not go over well should Trump be serious about running for the Republican Party nomination for President.

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Before 2010, when we could infer he was less serious about running for the Republican nomination, 59% of his political donations were to Democrats.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.forbes.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: contributions; donaldtrump; fundingtheleft; rangel

1 posted on 04/07/2011 10:35:57 AM PDT by arista
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To: arista

The so-called polls that show him being a Tea Party favorite are more than suspect - they are complete BS. I wouldn’t buy that story for a quarter if I got 24 cents change!


2 posted on 04/07/2011 10:39:37 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: arista

“Don’t pay attention to Donald Trump and his birth certificate concerns! He’s crazy! He’s bad! He pals around with the Left and the Political Establishment! You know you can’t trust those people!” [/rant from the Left and the Political Establishment]


3 posted on 04/07/2011 10:39:37 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: arista

There seems to be a sudden flurry of articles today portraying Trump as a left-leaning liberal. They all seem designed to cause Tea Party members to have second thoughts about Trump.

IMHO, Trump’s birth certificate investigation is getting some people nervous (in both parties). They tried laughing at him and that didn’t work. It seems the next tactic is to paint him as a liberal.

I’m not a Trump supporter, but I give him credit for being willing to go where others fear to tread.


4 posted on 04/07/2011 10:41:54 AM PDT by Brookhaven (Moderates = non-thinkers)
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To: arista
I've been saying this all along.
He's a Democrat plant. He says everything the Tea Partiers want to hear and I think he's a fool.
Anyone that votes for a man who is as obnoxious as he is.....
5 posted on 04/07/2011 10:41:55 AM PDT by lucky american (If you think the Libs care about your health.....LOLOLOL)
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To: arista
How is Donald going to explain this picture of him if nominated???

6 posted on 04/07/2011 10:42:00 AM PDT by mewykwistmas (We can either have a free market economy or socialism, TARPers, GM and GE can't have it both ways.)
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To: JaguarXKE
I just wonder if Trump is getting set up to be the “Ross Perot” of the next election.
7 posted on 04/07/2011 10:42:20 AM PDT by Cowman (How can the IRS seize property without a warrant if the 4th amendment still stands?)
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To: arista

In New York, if you don’t give money to the democrats and the unions, you don’t do business.


8 posted on 04/07/2011 10:43:29 AM PDT by RC one ("merchants have no country")
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To: arista

Then he is probably the best candidate to beat Obama. He would garner all the independent voters and many democrats. However, if the republicans win the Senate in addition to keeping the House, the Tea Party agenda will probably be successful, because Trump will have to go along with it to stay in office. Go ahead—I’m wearing my flame-retardant suit.


9 posted on 04/07/2011 10:44:05 AM PDT by DallasDeb
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To: arista
He's not really running for President.

He's trying to expose Barry, and pretending to run for President gives him the platform he needs to give his opinions on Barry's eligibility a national forum.

An Orly Taitz can't do that.

A Donald Trump can.

10 posted on 04/07/2011 10:44:59 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("...crush the bourgeoisie... between the millstones of taxation and inflation." --Vladimir Lenin)
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To: DallasDeb

No flame from me...


11 posted on 04/07/2011 10:49:14 AM PDT by tatown (Obama is a turd)
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To: arista

For someone like Trump, my guess is political donations are more like a business expense rather than an expression of political ideology.


12 posted on 04/07/2011 10:49:22 AM PDT by GBA (Those who die with the most liberty...Win! Ever Vigilance: For the children.)
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To: Brookhaven

I could post a half dozen Trump quotes here as if they were my own opinion, and I’d get the zot within an hour. Trump is a conservative like I’m a ballerina.


13 posted on 04/07/2011 10:51:27 AM PDT by Notary Sojac
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To: RC one
In New York, if you don’t give money to the democrats and the unions, you don’t do business.

I think they call it protection money.

14 posted on 04/07/2011 10:51:39 AM PDT by Roninf5-1 (If ignorance is bliss why are so many Americans on anti-depressants?)
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To: tatown

He’s not my choice, but I’d vote for any republican who can beat Obama in 2012.


15 posted on 04/07/2011 10:52:15 AM PDT by DallasDeb
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To: arista

Trump is Manchurian Candidate #2. You know who #1 was.


16 posted on 04/07/2011 10:52:37 AM PDT by backwoods-engineer (Any politician who holds that the state accords rights is an oathbreaker and an "enemy... domestic.")
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To: lucky american

We need a “Trump Truth File” asap.


17 posted on 04/07/2011 10:53:07 AM PDT by Notary Sojac
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To: arista
Guess I would challenge Forbes, et al, to (1) show me a corporation or any "mover and shaker" that doesn't donate to both parties in an effort to cover their bases -- it's business. (2) Ronald Reagan used to be a big-time Democrat loyalist at one time, too.

I'll withhold my opinion on Trump until I see more. Just my opinion.

18 posted on 04/07/2011 10:55:09 AM PDT by TennesseeGirl
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To: arista
Of course, The Donald will claim he is merely greasing the palms of those in power and Democrats are mostly the ones in power in NY.

I see little reason to trust him, though.

19 posted on 04/07/2011 11:02:48 AM PDT by RINOs suck
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To: Roninf5-1

It’s called taking care of business. I won’t hold it against him; mind you, I do want him to come out and emphatically confirm his policy on the primary conservative issues. I have a pretty good idea of where he stands but I want I want him to look us in the eyes and make promises about the things that are important to us. His willingness to take on the birth certificate issue speaks volumes about who he is IMO. It’s early yet though. The debates are coming. Anything can happen.


20 posted on 04/07/2011 11:04:20 AM PDT by RC one ("merchants have no country")
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To: RC one

You are absolutely correct. He is a businessman, and his businesses are around the world, but mostly in NY, Chicago, etc. When he had the casinos, it was NJ.

You have no choice but to donate (business reasons) to democrats if you want to keep your business interests going. Not right, but that is the way it is.

Trump took out ads years ago in major newspapers warning America about the loss of jobs and economic activity due to NAFTA and other anti US policies. He does know what he is doing.

I say we give him the benefit of the doubt until we learn more about his ideas for this country. He might just surprise us....

Nobody will push the US around anymore if Trump is President I can guarantee that!


21 posted on 04/07/2011 11:06:48 AM PDT by neverbluffer
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To: Cowman
I just wonder if Trump is getting set up to be the “Ross Perot” of the next election.

You know I had that same nightmarish thought out of the blue this morning.

22 posted on 04/07/2011 11:12:23 AM PDT by McGruff (Get use to using the term "Proofers" not "Truthers")
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To: DallasDeb

Agreed...


23 posted on 04/07/2011 11:15:01 AM PDT by tatown (Obama is a turd)
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To: tatown

TRUMP can easily carry NY, NJ, and FL (due to all the retired N’yorkers there)

A Republican cannot esily win NY and NJ, two very rich electoral states. Just running under the Republican ticket would give you Texas automatically.

It would be extremely hard for Obama to win re-election without Texas, Fl, NY, and NJ.


24 posted on 04/07/2011 11:20:38 AM PDT by neverbluffer
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To: neverbluffer

I agree with you.

A lot of the conservatives here who believe in ideological purity from the minute you are born to the day you die must have never heard of Ronald Reagan, who was a Democrat until 1962. He went from a Kennedy Democrat to a Goldwater Republican in a few short years.

Or how about Frank Sinatra, who was a Democrat most of his early life, then became a hard core Republican in his later years.

The fact is Donald Trump is the only pro-American person running for president. Even the most conservative Republicans thinking of running are globalists, except maybe Herman Cain.


25 posted on 04/07/2011 11:21:28 AM PDT by radpolis (Liberals: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy)
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To: radpolis

Radpolis, you know, I even forgot about that... excellent point.

Many hard core Conservatives were once Democrats... myself included. I changed fast after I became a business owner....

Trump is the only TRUE PRO AMERICAN candidate if he runs...

The primary season will tell us more about him...


26 posted on 04/07/2011 11:25:26 AM PDT by neverbluffer
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To: neverbluffer

...and likely PA.


27 posted on 04/07/2011 11:29:27 AM PDT by tatown (Obama is a turd)
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To: arista

I have looked at his political contributions and he has given far too much to Rats to make me comfortable. He says it was all just business, but when you give to politicians, especially Rat politicians, you expect something in return, usually corporate welfare.


28 posted on 04/07/2011 11:35:56 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: Cowman

My thoughts also, I have been telling all those who are yelling Trump that he may another Ross Perot.


29 posted on 04/07/2011 11:38:20 AM PDT by Surfer Bert (Remember when seconds count police are only minutes away)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Of course you expect something in return..... that is what American Business and Politics has come to...it may not be right, but that is the way it is.

The question is, Is Trump right for the time? I think he just might be?


30 posted on 04/07/2011 11:39:01 AM PDT by neverbluffer
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To: Cowman
I just wonder if Trump is getting set up to be the “Ross Perot” of the next election.

Interesting!

Perot AND Trump are deal brokers.

31 posted on 04/07/2011 11:47:37 AM PDT by sonofagun (Some think my cynicism grows with age. I like to think of it as wisdom!)
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To: arista

Say what you want about Trump. He does seem to be one of very few pubbies who have the cajones to go face to face with the messiah. Romney, Gingrich, Pawlenty, Mitch don’t light too many fires. Maybe DeMint, Barbour, Palin or Bachmann. The country would be alot better off with a guy like Trump, than with the messiah and his band of thugs.


32 posted on 04/07/2011 11:50:10 AM PDT by kenmcg (pROBLEM)
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To: neverbluffer

At least he has guts. I am so tired of namby pamby politicians who are afraid to confront the issues that this country is facing. He is calling it as he sees it and will crack heads if elected.

I am sick of nothing getting done, government growing out of control, my tax dollars going to public sector unions who elect Dems. ARRGGGH! We are losing our country day by day to illegals, the Chinese, and islamists. I am tired of one issue voters who would give us a wuss like Huckabee while he plays pansy foot with illegal kids and cop killers. GWB was loved by the social conservatives but as far as anything else he sucked.


33 posted on 04/07/2011 11:54:21 AM PDT by lone star annie
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To: JaguarXKE

Enough Freepers have fallen for Trump to make me think the poll results may be credible—and that he may be a real threat to the GOP, however fun his birther talk may be.


34 posted on 04/07/2011 11:58:56 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: arista

bm


35 posted on 04/07/2011 12:04:56 PM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: neverbluffer
I think the underlying problem is clear, he isn't Sarah Palin. I think if he can prove his conservative credibility, he can somewhat overcome that. Until he has done that however, he's going to have to accept a certain amount of hesitation among conservatives. I think if it wasn't for her, he would be the clear front runner. One thing that I really like about him is that he draws support away from Romney who is, by far, the obvious RINO candidate IMO.
36 posted on 04/07/2011 12:17:48 PM PDT by RC one ("merchants have no country")
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To: lone star annie

Bill Oreily: Does America have a Muslim problem?
Donald Trump:“Absolutely, absolutely — I don’t notice Swedish people knocking down the World Trade Center,”

That took cojones. LOL


37 posted on 04/07/2011 12:21:24 PM PDT by RC one ("merchants have no country")
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