Skip to comments.Exclusive: Mega-donors plan GOP war council
Posted on 02/18/2014 9:56:03 AM PST by C19fan
A group of major GOP donors, led by New York billionaire Paul Singer, is quietly expanding its political footprint ahead of the midterm elections in an increasingly assertive effort to shape the direction of the Republican Party. The operation was launched discreetly last year, with the previously unreported formation of a club called the American Opportunity Alliance to bring together some of the richest pro-business GOP donors in the country, several of whom share Singers support for gay rights, immigration reform and the state of Israel. Around the same time, Singer and his allies also formed a federal fundraising committee called Friends for an American Majority that raised big checks for a select list of the GOPs most highly touted 2014 Senate hopefuls.
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They may buy a candidate, but they cannot buy my vote..................
Follow the money.
Or (GOPe) chase the money.
But I wonder how much longer the mega’s will want to BE ‘mega’ all on their own ... and when they will run out of the ‘MEGA’!
And if they continue, it will be a given that a 3rd party happens. Just what the ComDems want.
The GOP was once, at its founding, the ‘Third Party’............
Yeah, it is Wikipedia, so it is suspect. But since I always hear the Overt Marxist party denouncing the Koch Brothers (who actually produce valuable goods and services which help make America move toward energy independence), and I've never heard an unfavorable word uttered about Paul Singer, I consider himself nothing more than a bag man for the GOPe.
Yeah, he donated $100,000 to the Club for Growth once. Good for him.
It hurt me more both financially and emotionally to donate $15 to the Sierra Club once upon a time when the local chapter (temporarily) blocked development of a wetland I then felt we needed more than another strip mall.
So McCain/ Feingold didn’t “take the big money out of politics” as it was reported? It was really in incumbent protection act all along.
Sorry, guys. We’re not for sale.
Hopefully this will be as successful as the $100 million these same mega-donors gave to Karl Rove to blow on the last election with such great results . . . . .
Singer is an activist for gay marriage. His son is gay.
Except that’s not the game. The game is Tea Party plays spoiler. We don’t have to win every election, we don’t even have to win 75%. All we have to do is keep spoiling the Rino GOP party. Even 1 win can be a spoiler.
I don’t want a Rino GOP Senate Majority until McConnell is gone.
“Watch money. Money is the barometer of a societys virtue. When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws dont protect you against them, but protect them against you when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice you may know that your society is doomed. Money is so noble a medium that it does not compete with guns and it does not make terms with brutality. It will not permit a country to survive as half-property, half-loot.” A. Rand
They appear to be in lockstep with the ‘Rats so one wonders why they donate to the GOP. I have to think it is a burrow-from-within project of the type the left is so good at. They seek to completely coopt the GOP and deliver the corpse to the bolsheviks.
The direction of the Republican Party is already cast in stone. Its stuck on stupid and dedicated to appeasing, compromising and losing.
The big money and embedded culture of never playing to win or stand for conservative principles make any attempts to reform the party a futile exercise.
Although I will say that it is far less deviant than gay marriage. It even had some advantages, though not enough to defray the costs.
Money used to triumph over truth until the internet happened.
Sorry, guys. Were not for sale.
And therein lies the difference between the Tea Party and the GOP. We can’t be bought, we refuse to sell out our convictions, and we won’t compromise our principles.
The original vulture fund guy.
Charming. The financial equivalent of a loan shark's leg breaker.
Wonderful to be associated with this venal piece of work.
Truth is not at issue. Truths are at issue. There are several.
The base is not homogeneous. With money as a tool, the several truths can be separated and thus the voice of the base is fragmented.
Declaring war on your base seems like a bad idea.
Its a stupid idea and therefore appeals to the Stupid Party.
You think the eGop wants the public feeding troughs tipped over?
They’d screw the nation to retain power,, what little they have left.
Primary the p*ss out of ‘em.
I noticed that in a tag line of yours was a notation that Obama was a fake black man. This strikes so close to my present thinking that based on known facts he is not a ‘black man’ i.e. African. Instead he is an Indonesian child by a Indonesian cult man who was associated with Obama’s mother and surprise, surprise Loretta Fudy who was involved in an unfortunate airplane crash in Hawaii. The man was Muslim Mohammed Subuh. Search him out for som interesting history. People can be fooled by skin color as I know by personal experience.
GOPe vs TEA.
coming in 2014. and 2016. and 2018, and 2020...
And there it is, the real reason for his action.
It has been my experience that those most bitterly and viciously opposed to the idea that is the Tea Party are usually those associated in some manner with the homosexual movement.
I notice there is no support for regular Christian Americans. In fact these "pro-business" donors hold regular Christian Americans in contempt and are trying to prevent them from taking over the Republican Party.
It seems as though the country clubbers are only conservative when it helps their bottom line. Why else would they support “immigration reform” it is nothing but path to suicide. I regret that we lowered thier taxes like we did. If they are going to stab us in the back we should raise them until we have a straight media and the borders are secure.
Singer is the guy heading up the pro-sodomite wing of the GOP right?
Good luck gettin’ my vote, Singer.
Someone tell WHO he is supporting, and I’ll be sure not to send any contributions to them.
For folks to get all tied up with federal elections of who is running, who is going to be elected makes for the perfect distraction from who is really in control.
They never fight this hard against the democrats.
Paul Singer, supporter of Giuliani back in 2008....
It has been my experience that those most bitterly and viciously opposed to the idea that is the Tea Party are usually those associated in some manner with the homosexual movement."
This may explain Karl Rove.
Singer is good on one of those three: support for Israel.
But "gay rights"? "Immigration reform" (in the sense that the writer of this article probably meant)? These are "me too" positions in comparison to the 'Rats.
Never heard of this Singer, anyway. Come to think of it, my guess would be that Singer was a 'Rat himself and is now trying to destroy the GOP as we know it from within with his megabucks. Can someone please find his past political contributions to check this out?
They would rather have Democrats than conservatives in office.
They are Democrats in sheep’s clothing.
They donate to the GOP in order to ensure that the GOP remains a wholly owned division of the Democrat Party.
Eh, I’ve already decided that unless it’s a conseravtive... and people pushing sodomy marriage aren’t... I’m staying home. If the Democrats are going to win anyway, let people like this “war council” bear the brunt of the new taxes and regulation. I’m tired of being told by the likes of them that conservatives have to surrender. Enjoy the decline, folks. Enjoy the decline.
I think we need to reach out to dems and former dems that are getting disgusted supporting the dead beats and watching the society sink into hell.
I have far more in common w/ truck drivers and masons than I do w/ corp execs. We're all working hard to keep our families together in the face of the Culture of Death dhimmicratic party.
To expect the power elite of the GOPe to walk away from the trough is a pipedream.
Plus there is genealogical evidence that his claimed Kenyan Daddy was, in fact, a Muslim who, if not a direct descendant of slave traders himself was, at least, closely tied to their blood lines. The evidence on this is the matrarchial lineages on his purported Kenyan father's side: dead ends, almost every one.
Lineage keeping is quite important among devout Muslims. Gaps are permissible only when a Muslim convert is taken to wife. The most common cause of Muslim conversion among female captives are (a)the desire to remain alive and (b)the desire to remain closer to home by marrying a local captor rather than being sold into slavery in some unknown land.
This is the supreme irony: most of whatever African lineage BO can claim is almost entirely due to slaves captured and impressed into the harem by his mostly Arab fathers.
His Kenyan Lao tribe is high up on the totem pole only because of close blood and commercial ties with Arab slave traders!
I don’t think they really care which party label their chosen candidate carries, as long as they get to make money from the taxpayers via government largesse..........................
Thanks for the ping. I’ve never heard of him either. Good thread. Thanks to all posters/linkers/researchers.
Greg Brannon should run this in his ads against Tillis.
Joe Miller should run this issue against Dan Sulivan in Alaska.
LOL at Ayotte moderating the debate. Will she have an earpiece direct to Lindsey Graham.
I wonder why they didn’t bring in Lindsey Graham to the meeting. It is a neocon discussion and he is a candidate that Singer supports.
This guy is more of a Democrat than Republican. He only support Democrat-lites.
Since Republicans embraced the social left long ago, both parties have worked for the same general constituency that pays them with dollars from debt.
...The Republican Party must embrace more legal immigration.[Posted on 03/19/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT by Perdogg]
Unfortunately, like many of the major debates in Washington, immigration has become a stalemate-where both sides are imprisoned by their own rhetoric or attachment to sacred cows that prevent the possibility of a balanced solution.
Immigration Reform will not occur until Conservative Republicans, like myself, become part of the solution. I am here today to begin that conversation.
Let's start that conversation by acknowledging we aren't going to deport 12 million illegal immigrants.
If you wish to work, if you wish to live and work in America, then we will find a place for you...
This is where prudence, compassion and thrift all point us toward the same goal: bringing these workers out of the shadows and into being taxpaying members of society.
Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers.12 million more people assimilating into society. 12 million more people being productive contributors.
Latinos, should be a natural constituency for the party, Paul argued, but "Republicans have pushed them away with harsh rhetoric over immigration." ...he would create a bipartisan panel to determine how many visas should be granted for workers already in the United States and those who might follow... [and the buried lead] "Imagine 12 million people who are already here coming out of the shadows to become new taxpayers...[Posted on 04/21/2013 1:52:42 PM PDT by SoConPubbie]