Skip to comments.f Bain Capital Is So Evil Why Did Obama and All These Democrats Take Their Donations?
Posted on 07/18/2012 1:19:48 PM PDT by DannyTN
If you believe the Democratic Party, Bain Capital is nothing but a bunch of vampire capitalists. They outsource jobs to other countries, close steel mills and take lollypops from little babies.
According to Open Secrets, during the present election cycle these Democratic Party candidates took a total of $340,750 from Bain, its lobbyists and employees. Even the Obama re-election campaign took money from Bain Capital. So if the Democrats believe Bain is so evil, why are these candidates taking their money?
Note: The Barack Obama contributions are not from open secrets but directly from the FEC here and here.
Candidate Bain Capital Donation John Kerry $76,200 Michael F. Bennet $37,000 Mark Warner $32,700 Tim Kaine (Candidate For US Senate in Virginia) $30,000 Claire McCaskill $22,500 Jeanne Shaheen $17,100 Al Franken $15,000 Jack Reed $15,000 Jim Himes $15,000 Sheldon Whitehouse $11,800 Mark Udall $11,300 Nancy Pelosi $10,000 Joe Kennedy III (Candidate For Mass. District 4) $10,000 Richard Blumenthal $9,600 Christopher S. Murphy $7,500 Andrei Cherny (Candidate For Arizona District 9) $7,500 Barack Obama $5,050 David Cicilline $5,000 Niki Tsongas $2,500 Total $340,750
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“It’s different when we do it”.
I don’t know when these contributions were made...maybe after Romney left them. Whenever. However, what stupid Dems to be criticizing the hand that feeds them, calling Bain evil. Would serve them right if contributions from Bain were stopped for Dem politicians.
Pecunia non olet (”money does not stink”) is a Latin saying. It stems from the time of Vespasian, when his son protested a disgusting new tax on public latrines.
Roomey was already Gone.
A good question to ask hussein. Noww, who has the balls to do it?
To me, the issue is not your opinion, but the facts provided in the article of Bobo's rank hypocrisy. So thanks!
Wall Street Responsible For One-Third Of Obama’s Campaign Funds (from July 22, 2011)
One-third of the Obama re-election campaign’s record-breaking second-quarter fundraising came from sources associated with the financial sector, the Washington Post reports.
That percentage is up from the 20% of donations that came from Wall Street donors in 2008, and contradicts reports that a growing Wall Street animosity towards the Obama administration may jeopardize his re-election bid.
Obama’s $86 million haul set a record for incumbent fundraising at this point in an election campaign. While the campaign has downplayed the larger donations by emphasizing that the average donation was $69, it also released a list of contributions by “bundlers;” those who can “bundle” more than $50,000 in contributions from friends, relatives and business associates.
Big, evil industries funded which party?
lets go back over to OpenSecrets and look at which evil corporations stole our democracy and bought Congress for the Republicans the RepubliCorp!
First suspect: the military-industrial complex!
Defense Contractors: 55% Democrat, 44% Republican ($18 million) Oh, really? Well, then, it must have been Wall Street! Thats it: Wall Street bought Congress for the GOP!
Securities & Investment: 53% Democrat, 46% Republican ($8.2 million) Oh. Well, even if Wall Street as a whole preferred Democrats, it must have been the real bad guys, those risky Hedge funds and exotic investors
Hedge Funds: 53% Democrat, 46% Republican ($6.8 million total)
Venture Capital: 64% Democrat, 40% Republican ($6.4 million)
Private Equity: 56% Democrat, 43% Republican ($4.6 million)
Well, then, it must have been the big health insurers and for-profit hospital corporations! They didnt want reform! I know because I heard President Obama say so at least 64 times!
HMO/Health services: 58% Democrats, 40% Republicans ($9.4 million)
Pharmaceutical Manufacturing: 51% Democrats, 48% Republicans ($10.4 million)
Medical Supply: 57% Democrats, 42% Republicans ($4.4 million)
Hospitals/Nursing Homes: 63% Democrat, 36% Republican ($14.9 million)
Huh. Well then it must have been those evil lobbyists that President Obama has been fighting against ever since he got to Washington! Thats it!
Lobbyists: 65% Democrat, 34% Republican ($23.5 million)
What? You mean all that time Ive spent watching Keith Olbermann hasnt taught me any real facts???? You mean my head is now full of garbage and White House propaganda?
For good measure, here are a few industries that did, in fact, support Republicans (although most of them by narrow margins).
Tonsil Thieves (Dentists): 37% Democrat, 62% Republican ($5.3 million)
Health professionals: 48% Democrat, 50% Republican ($55 million)
Credit/Finance: 48% Democrat, 52% Republican ($5.8 million)
Commercial Banks: 41% Democrat, 59% Republican ($15.4 million)
Insurance (Health, life and property): 48% Democrat, 52% Republican ($31.2 million)
Agribusiness: 41% Democrat, 58% Republican ($40 million)
The challenges I see ahead for the new GOP House will be (1) reining in Agribusiness subsidies and (2) forcing banks to live without hope of future bailouts. The first is probably the bigger challenge, at least in the short run.