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Anti-Keystone billionaire rattles Democrats
politico pro ^ | 4/3/13 11:27 AM EDT | By ANDREW RESTUCCIA and KENNETH P. VOGEL

Posted on 04/04/2013 2:20:17 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

BOSTON — San Francisco billionaire Tom Steyer is giving Democrats a taste of the divisive, big-spending primary battles that have caused Republicans so much heartburn over the past four years.

And he says it’s for their own good.

The former hedge fund trader-turned-philanthropist is bankrolling a far-flung political operation pushing environmental causes and candidates, including his pricey effort to torpedo the Keystone XL oil pipeline. He's increasingly drawing scrutiny for trying to take down the Senate candidacy of Massachusetts Rep. Stephen Lynch, a Democrat who has expressed support for Keystone.

Steyer is signaling that his efforts against Lynch are just the beginning of an aggressive political expansion that could target Democrats in other races who go against environmental causes.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: climatechange; energy; environmentalism; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax; greens; keystonexl; oil; pollution

1 posted on 04/04/2013 2:20:17 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: SunkenCiv; Marine_Uncle; Fred Nerks; Carry_Okie; blam; Lorianne; Twotone; bigbob; NormsRevenge; ...

fyi


2 posted on 04/04/2013 2:21:08 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Fred Nerks

Greenies from Europe and Australia coming to America.


3 posted on 04/04/2013 2:23:21 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The delineation of philanthropist is way overused in today’s society, especially describing Marxists.


4 posted on 04/04/2013 2:27:01 PM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I love it when Democrats fight with each other.

5 posted on 04/04/2013 2:28:10 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

I don’t see it as much of a plus for our side.

He’s just trying to help extreme liberals defeat slightly less extreme liberals.

And will likely bankroll the extreme liberal in the general election.


6 posted on 04/04/2013 2:28:11 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Another friggin soreass type?


7 posted on 04/04/2013 2:32:38 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: nascarnation

Yep


8 posted on 04/04/2013 2:38:38 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; All

Let’s face it George Soros can’t live forever.


9 posted on 04/04/2013 2:39:41 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

What I want to know is where is the right wing whale?

The guy who is funding conservative Tea Party types to oust RINOs.

I thought Republicans were the money party.


10 posted on 04/04/2013 2:42:49 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: gleeaikin

I agree on Soros.
Unfortunately there’s a sh!tload of limousine liberals in the pipeline to replace him.
It seems like every internet mogul is a “progressive” Brin, Page, Schmidt, Musk, Zucky, Bezos, etc.


11 posted on 04/04/2013 2:43:57 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: cicero2k

” What I want to know is where is the right wing whale?

The guy who is funding conservative Tea Party types to oust RINOs.”

Nowhere to be found.


12 posted on 04/04/2013 2:44:49 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

and the RATS, take another one in the.........HA ha!!!

13 posted on 04/04/2013 3:03:57 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: nascarnation
I don’t see it as much of a plus for our side. He’s just trying to help extreme liberals defeat slightly less extreme liberals. And will likely bankroll the extreme liberal in the general election.

I see it as a tremendous opportunity. This is not just an extreme Democrat. This is an extreme white liberal democrat, pushing things that only extreme white liberals care about. Outside Boulder, Berkely, and San Francisco, middle class people who are thinking of jobs want this pipeline. People who want energy security so they don't have to send their sons to the middle east to fight want this pipeline.

This is something that can be used as a wedge issue to drive stakes into the democrat coalition. What we need to get blue collar and racial minorities to understand is that rich white liberals still control the democrat party, and are using it to the detriment of the American people.

The democrat coalition has held together despite groups in the democrat party having exclusive or even competing interests. Time for us to fight on their turf.

14 posted on 04/04/2013 4:53:50 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Ernest.


15 posted on 04/04/2013 5:33:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Why can’t he just move to China?


16 posted on 04/04/2013 6:36:19 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drag Me From Hell!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

He’s like a green Michael Bloomturd.


17 posted on 04/04/2013 6:37:20 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Drag Me From Hell!)
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To: Vince Ferrer
This is an extreme white liberal democrat, pushing things that only extreme white liberals care about.

Can I offer some edits?

This is an extremely wealthy white liberal democrat, who feels guilty about his wealth pushing things that will punish average income taxpayers and permanently crush poor people with unaffordable energy costs. All over a non issue that only extremely wealthy white liberals pretend to care about just to get hugs from their fellow wealthy white leftists.

God save us from people with guilt complexes.

18 posted on 04/04/2013 6:59:48 PM PDT by Ditto
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Some Democratic operatives fret that Steyer and other mega-donors could set up their party for a repeat of what happened to the GOP in 2010 and 2012, when ideologically fueled Senate primary challengers backed by super PACs and other outside groups defeated more mainstream Republicans before losing in general elections.

True believers tend to overplay their hands, especially in midterm elections.

19 posted on 04/04/2013 7:56:52 PM PDT by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
San Francisco billionaire Tom Steyer...

The guy must be a faggot.

20 posted on 04/04/2013 8:00:25 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Lancey Howard; Ernest_at_the_Beach
The guy must be a faggot.

Not necessarily.

"Yet Steyer and his wife are hosting Obama at their San Francisco home Wednesday night for a $5,000-a-person cocktail reception that will benefit the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee."

21 posted on 04/04/2013 9:15:50 PM PDT by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: neverdem

I wonder if Jim McGreevey and his wife ever hosted a bigshot Democrat?


22 posted on 04/04/2013 11:41:09 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: cicero2k

Well we have the Koch Brothers....they together are up there with Bill Gates and Warren Buffet.


23 posted on 04/05/2013 1:16:52 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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