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Sheldon Adelson Willing to Spend $100 Million to Beat Obama
U.S.News & World Report ^ | June 14, 2012 | SETH CLINE

Posted on 06/14/2012 10:41:58 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion

Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson just donated $10 million to Mitt Romney's Super PAC, and told Forbes he is willing to spend $100 million or more to ensure President Obama is not re-elected.

Adelson is by far the biggest political donor in American politics. Before this latest contribution, he had given more than $26 million to Super PACs in 2012, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. That includes the $21.5 million he gave to Newt Gingrich's Super PAC, which single-handedly kept the former House Speaker's presidential campaign alive.

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1 posted on 06/14/2012 10:42:11 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I think I like Sheldon.


2 posted on 06/14/2012 10:46:44 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: RexBeach

So, it’s Adelson vs. Soros ?


3 posted on 06/14/2012 10:52:19 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Why advertise these contributions? Seems counter-productive to me. You don’t see the big name big dollar liberal donors claiming to be willing to spend $xx million to defeat someone. They just do it and let the PAC do its job etc. I would advise him to not publicize the contributions. Don’t hide them and don’t deny...just do it quietly. Many are turned off by the large contributions and having unequal influence etc.


4 posted on 06/14/2012 10:54:55 AM PDT by An American! (Proud To Be An American!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Why advertise these contributions? Seems counter-productive to me. You don’t see the big name big dollar liberal donors claiming to be willing to spend $xx million to defeat someone. They just do it and let the PAC do its job etc. I would advise him to not publicize the contributions. Don’t hide them and don’t deny...just do it quietly. Many are turned off by the large contributions and having unequal influence etc.


5 posted on 06/14/2012 10:55:37 AM PDT by An American! (Proud To Be An American!)
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To: BarnacleCenturion
Reality versus Hope and Change....
6 posted on 06/14/2012 10:56:02 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Myth should choose Newt as VeeP... it would unify the republicans somewhat..
BUT many would be hoping for an accident to happen to Myth..

If Only Myth was not such a Union Goon.. but alas, he is..
Amazing how Myth goes way out of his way not to mention the Unions pro or con..
No mention at all none, zero, zip..

A Union Goon... you know... like Zero is..


7 posted on 06/14/2012 10:56:30 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Works for me! It’s good to have someone to rival George Soros in spending!


8 posted on 06/14/2012 10:59:49 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: BarnacleCenturion

I’m a disabled veteran who can barely walk, but I’m ready to raise $1 million dollars to defeat Mr. Obama.


9 posted on 06/14/2012 11:00:58 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: knarf

Yup.


10 posted on 06/14/2012 11:01:59 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: An American!
Don’t hide them and don’t deny...just do it quietly. Many are turned off by the large contributions and having unequal influence etc.

I think it's better for Adelson to have announced it than have to respond to the MSM shouting about it. Get it out there, and when the MSM snarks about such large contributions, just use Andrew Breitbart's typical response, "So?"

11 posted on 06/14/2012 11:03:41 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

LOL!! I wonder if the official AP photo of the event was taken in close quarters to give the impression of a large crowd....? I wonder if the photogs will entertain us with “halo” photos this time around??


12 posted on 06/14/2012 11:05:39 AM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: hosepipe

Then the Unions should be supporting Romney. But I haven’t heard of any Unions supporting Romney yet.

But a lot of Union members will be voting for Romney in the privacy of the voting booth.


13 posted on 06/14/2012 11:06:38 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Now, if Adelson gave everyone who wanted one a hundred dollar voucher at his casinos, I don’t think there’d be that much negative feedback about this story, or at least not as many
votes that would gravitate to Obama out of the “sheer horror” that here is a guy willing to put up big bucks to defeat Obama.


14 posted on 06/14/2012 11:10:20 AM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Now, if Adelson gave everyone who wanted one a hundred dollar voucher at his casinos, I don’t think there’d be that much negative feedback about this story, or at least not as many
votes that would gravitate to Obama out of the “sheer horror” that here is a guy willing to put up big bucks to defeat Obama.


15 posted on 06/14/2012 11:10:20 AM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Now, if Adelson gave everyone who wanted one a hundred dollar voucher at his casinos, I don’t think there’d be that much negative feedback about this story, or at least not as many
votes that would gravitate to Obama out of the “sheer horror” that here is a guy willing to put up big bucks to defeat Obama.


16 posted on 06/14/2012 11:10:51 AM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Now, if Adelson gave everyone who wanted one a hundred dollar voucher at his casinos, I don’t think there’d be that much negative feedback about this story, or at least not as many
votes that would gravitate to Obama out of the “sheer horror” that here is a guy willing to put up big bucks to defeat Obama.


17 posted on 06/14/2012 11:10:54 AM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: RexBeach
Sheldon Adelson is a latter day Hayim Salomon!
18 posted on 06/14/2012 11:12:03 AM PDT by Stepan12
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To: supremedoctrine

Four in a row, that has to be a new record.


19 posted on 06/14/2012 11:19:40 AM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: BarnacleCenturion

100 mill aint gonna be worth much after B~Wacky n Bernackie get done turning it into Monopoly money.


20 posted on 06/14/2012 11:25:08 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: unkus

[ But a lot of Union members will be voting for Romney in the privacy of the voting booth. ]

True, Unions are indeed parasitical real Vampires..
But some members hate it that they exist on the life blood of others..

I’m not really happy with Union members that hate sucking my blood..
Their minds may be gentle but their teeth are not...

OK, not Vampires.. let’s try Tapeworms, intestinal worms, ticks, or really nasty bats..
A good part of whats WRONG with America is Union based,..

Not all but a good part of it..
Theres a reason the Commies take over the Unions first before they invade..

Lets see.. WHAT are those reasons?... Would make a good conversation..
But about 30 years late... maybe 40...


21 posted on 06/14/2012 11:27:44 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Stepan12

Who the heck is that?


22 posted on 06/14/2012 11:32:45 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

In for a dime, in for a dollar....

This is an example of backing the not-Obama candidate, much more than any doctrinal purity. Whatever Obama seems to be supporting, put your money behind the guy who says he will repeal or nullify that agenda.

First Newt was saying all that, then when he was eclipsed by Planet Mitt, Mitt assumed the mantle, and won the continuing support of Sheldon Adelson.

Of course, Mr. Adelson now has a target painted on his back, and George Soros has his crossbow loaded and on the ready.

Rupert Murdoch can attest to the skills George Soros can bring to this fight.

It’s not pretty.


23 posted on 06/14/2012 11:33:39 AM PDT by alloysteel (Fear and intimidation work. At least on the short term.)
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To: An American!; SuziQ

I agree with both of you.

It would be better to keep this quiet — but, that’s not possible, so the second-best thing is to get it out there first.


24 posted on 06/14/2012 11:34:59 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Now, if Adelson gave everyone who wanted one a hundred dollar voucher at his casinos, I don’t think there’d be that much negative feedback about this story, or at least not as many
votes that would gravitate to Obama out of the “sheer horror” that here is a guy willing to put up big bucks to defeat Obama.


25 posted on 06/14/2012 11:35:30 AM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: hosepipe

Oh-kay.


26 posted on 06/14/2012 11:45:44 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: randog

They only had close in shots of him...Nothing to show reality. Obama is going to be buried in the election.


27 posted on 06/14/2012 11:47:48 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: hosepipe
Myth should choose Newt as VeeP... it would unify the republicans somewhat

I supported Newt because he was the best option at the time. Now that Mitt's the nominee, there are better options for a conservative VP than Newt.

I have a feeling that a Newt VP would be similar in subordination to our current Biden VP - Newt just can't help himself.

28 posted on 06/14/2012 12:29:50 PM PDT by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: unkus
Then the Unions should be supporting Romney.

After the tantrum Mitt St. Jesus threw over Santorum calling them and encouraging them to vote for them, I wouldn't count on it.

Not that Romney wasn't doing the same, he just didn't have the courage to admit it.
29 posted on 06/14/2012 12:29:58 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Spend it now, or have it confiscated later.


30 posted on 06/14/2012 12:59:39 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: cripplecreek

After the tantrum Mitt St. Jesus threw over Santorum calling them and encouraging them to vote for them, I wouldn’t count on it.

Not that Romney wasn’t doing the same, he just didn’t have the courage to admit it.


That’s true.


31 posted on 06/14/2012 1:28:52 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: Dan Nunn

[ Newt just can’t help himself. ]

Oh I see. so when Myth caves to the unions Newt(as VeeP) might say something exposing the duplicity of it?..

OR when Myth signs a democrat co-opted bill as opposed to vetoing it and sending it back.. Newt might call Myth a RINO on TV or something.. or imply it...

Myth is a RINO you know?...


32 posted on 06/14/2012 2:02:08 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: hosepipe
Oh I see. so when Myth caves to the unions Newt(as VeeP) might say something exposing the duplicity of it?..

OR when Myth signs a democrat co-opted bill as opposed to vetoing it and sending it back.. Newt might call Myth a RINO on TV or something.. or imply it...

Myth is a RINO you know?...

I could point to the odd things Newt has done in the past, like the global warming commercial, criticizing Ryan's 'right-wing' budget, but I like Newt.

What I meant, and what you missed, is that Newt brings the risk of doing what Biden does routinely: going out on the stump and getting off-message, creating news events that don't need to happen. Where Biden "outed" Obama's gay marriage support, could have had a similar event with Newt.

Like I said, I largely like Newt. But if you want a conservative VP, there are better choices, since the available pool is infinite.

33 posted on 06/14/2012 2:58:33 PM PDT by Dan Nunn (Support the NRA!)
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To: Dan Nunn

Newt is almost never “off message”.. In the primary’s he was the only one on message..

Santo, Cain and the others had “glimses” of “the message” but were off message most of the time..

Only Newt spat on their shoes.. the message is far bigger than the deficit..

Newt is indeed a whore.. but he a whore we can afford..


34 posted on 06/14/2012 3:15:06 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl

I had no idea what you were referring to so I scrolled down
and saw not FOUR but SEVEN or more repeats......I have no idea how that happened.

I had no idea what you were referring to so......
(just kidding, I wouldn’t do it again even for a joke)


36 posted on 06/14/2012 4:46:55 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: supremedoctrine

We heard you the first time.


37 posted on 06/15/2012 10:06:14 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (If Obama was any more thin skinned, he'd have a receptacle end: Dennis Miller)
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To: RexBeach

See my hyperlink.


38 posted on 06/15/2012 11:32:34 AM PDT by Stepan12
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To: RexBeach

I think I like him too, and his upcoming ambassadorship to Shangri La is secure.


39 posted on 06/15/2012 3:21:31 PM PDT by A'elian' nation (Political correctness does not legislate tolerance; it only organizes hatred. Jacques Barzun)
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