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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
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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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