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Exclusive: Mega-donors plan GOP war council
Politico ^ | February 18, 2014 | Alexander Burns and Kenneth P. Vogel

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 Singer’s 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 GOP’s most highly touted 2014 Senate hopefuls.

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Looks like the GOPe pay masters are getting ready to strike against the Tea Party. That is why I doubt the GOP will ever embrace any reform message to try to break the Northeast Corridor corporatism because the monied interests would be against that.
1 posted on 02/18/2014 9:56:03 AM PST by C19fan
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To: C19fan

They may buy a candidate, but they cannot buy my vote..................


2 posted on 02/18/2014 9:58:02 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: C19fan

Follow the money.
Or (GOPe) chase the money.


3 posted on 02/18/2014 9:58:32 AM PST by Zuse
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To: C19fan

You’re right.

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’!


4 posted on 02/18/2014 10:02:06 AM PST by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: Red Badger

Bump!

And if they continue, it will be a given that a 3rd party happens. Just what the ComDems want.


5 posted on 02/18/2014 10:02:44 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!)
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To: Texas Fossil

The GOP was once, at its founding, the ‘Third Party’............


6 posted on 02/18/2014 10:04:05 AM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: C19fan
Interesting bio on Paul Singer found here.

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.

7 posted on 02/18/2014 10:07:19 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: C19fan

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.


8 posted on 02/18/2014 10:08:33 AM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: C19fan

Sorry, guys. We’re not for sale.


9 posted on 02/18/2014 10:11:06 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: C19fan

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 . . . . .


10 posted on 02/18/2014 10:11:50 AM PST by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: Vigilanteman

Singer is an activist for gay marriage. His son is gay.


11 posted on 02/18/2014 10:12:14 AM PST by what's up
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To: C19fan

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.


12 posted on 02/18/2014 10:14:43 AM PST by Usagi_yo (Standardization is an Evolutionary dead end.)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

“Watch money. Money is the barometer of a society’s 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 don’t 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


13 posted on 02/18/2014 10:18:15 AM PST by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: C19fan

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.


14 posted on 02/18/2014 10:18:48 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor)
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To: C19fan
an increasingly assertive effort to shape the direction of the Republican Party

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.

15 posted on 02/18/2014 10:20:19 AM PST by Starboard
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To: what's up
My great-great granddaddy was a polygamist, but I'm not an activist for bringing back polygamy.

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.

16 posted on 02/18/2014 10:22:13 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: C19fan
Declaring war on your base seems like a bad idea.
17 posted on 02/18/2014 10:22:43 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: C19fan

Money used to triumph over truth until the internet happened.


18 posted on 02/18/2014 10:23:22 AM PST by Manic_Episode (GOP = The Whig Party)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Sorry, guys. We’re not for sale.

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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.


19 posted on 02/18/2014 10:25:12 AM PST by Starboard
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To: C19fan
“a reputation for strong-arming his way to profit.”

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.

20 posted on 02/18/2014 10:25:47 AM PST by Regulator
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To: Manic_Episode

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.


21 posted on 02/18/2014 10:26:05 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Declaring war on your base seems like a bad idea.

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Its a stupid idea and therefore appeals to the Stupid Party.


22 posted on 02/18/2014 10:26:31 AM PST by Starboard
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To: C19fan

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.


23 posted on 02/18/2014 10:32:52 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Vigilanteman

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.


24 posted on 02/18/2014 10:33:08 AM PST by noinfringers2 ( /*)
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To: C19fan

GOPe vs TEA.

coming in 2014. and 2016. and 2018, and 2020...


25 posted on 02/18/2014 10:37:48 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: bert

26 posted on 02/18/2014 10:40:03 AM PST by Manic_Episode (GOP = The Whig Party)
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To: what's up

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.


27 posted on 02/18/2014 10:41:15 AM PST by Obadiah (I Like Ted.)
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To: C19fan
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 Singer’s support for gay rights, immigration reform and the state of Israel.

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.

28 posted on 02/18/2014 10:44:53 AM PST by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: Usagi_yo
I don’t want a Rino GOP Senate Majority until McConnell is gone.

An excellent point, that needs to be repeated. A GOP majority, but one which is led by the likes of Cornyn and McConnell, is fool's gold. It accomplishes nothing, and makes it harder, not easier, to get where we need to be as a country. There is no path to victory that does not begin with the elimination of RINOs from leadership positions. Whether in the primary or the general, they must be removed from office. It is the only way.
29 posted on 02/18/2014 10:50:22 AM PST by jjsheridan5
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To: C19fan

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.


30 posted on 02/18/2014 10:51:34 AM PST by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing Corksucker.)
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To: C19fan

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.


31 posted on 02/18/2014 10:55:49 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: C19fan
Regarding Big Money donors, party does not matter as long as whom ever they put in office does what they are told and funnels government money (stolen from the people) back to them. "Wealth begets power, power begets more wealth". The power elite will not risk losing their control of the political system by letting the little people choose someone to go to DC who will actually serve the people before they serve their overlords. You want a lawful and fair political system? Don't count on that ever happening in DC, take out the power elite around the world and then cull the wealthy elite every ten years.

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.

32 posted on 02/18/2014 10:59:28 AM PST by drypowder
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To: C19fan

They never fight this hard against the democrats.


33 posted on 02/18/2014 10:59:42 AM PST by dragonblustar (Psalm 37:7)
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To: C19fan

Paul Singer, supporter of Giuliani back in 2008....

source: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/22/us/politics/22singer.html?pagewanted=all

34 posted on 02/18/2014 11:00:21 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Obadiah
"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."

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This may explain Karl Rove.

35 posted on 02/18/2014 11:03:00 AM PST by Manic_Episode (GOP = The Whig Party)
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To: C19fan; Reagan Republican; chicagolady; EternalVigilance; AuH2ORepublican; Texas Fossil; Liz; ...
...some of the richest pro-business GOP donors in the country, several of whom share Singer’s support for gay rights, immigration reform and the state of Israel.

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?

36 posted on 02/18/2014 11:10:39 AM PST by justiceseeker93
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To: Starboard; Buckeye McFrog
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.

Amen brothers.

37 posted on 02/18/2014 11:35:30 AM PST by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Red Badger

They would rather have Democrats than conservatives in office.


38 posted on 02/18/2014 11:42:20 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: C19fan

They are Democrats in sheep’s clothing.


39 posted on 02/18/2014 11:44:29 AM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Paine in the Neck

They donate to the GOP in order to ensure that the GOP remains a wholly owned division of the Democrat Party.


40 posted on 02/18/2014 11:45:33 AM PST by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINEhttp://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: C19fan

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.


41 posted on 02/18/2014 12:14:42 PM PST by DesScorp
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Just another big money player that wants the gravy train to continue uninterrupted.

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.

42 posted on 02/18/2014 12:17:00 PM PST by Pietro
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To: noinfringers2
Muslim Mohammed Subuh, eh? That's a new theory which I will have to check out. Frankly, nothing would surprise me. As you probably know, there is also evidence that Frank Marshall Davis, if not his real Daddy, was, at least, his bum chum.

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!

43 posted on 02/18/2014 12:17:53 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: arthurus

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..........................


44 posted on 02/18/2014 12:23:45 PM PST by Red Badger (Proud member of the Zeta Omicron Tau Fraternity since 2004...................)
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To: justiceseeker93; All

Thanks for the ping. I’ve never heard of him either. Good thread. Thanks to all posters/linkers/researchers.


45 posted on 02/18/2014 12:48:21 PM PST by PGalt
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To: C19fan

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.


46 posted on 02/18/2014 2:09:48 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: C19fan

This guy is more of a Democrat than Republican. He only support Democrat-lites.

[URL=http://www.opensecrets.org/usearch/index.php?q=Paul+Singer&sa=Search&cx=010677907462955562473%3Anlldkv0jvam&cof=FORID%3A11&siteurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.opensecrets.org%2F/]Paul Singer[/URL]


47 posted on 02/18/2014 2:16:52 PM PST by BloomNTn
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To: C19fan

Since Republicans embraced the social left long ago, both parties have worked for the same general constituency that pays them with dollars from debt.


48 posted on 02/18/2014 2:25:07 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: justiceseeker93; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ...

Thanks justiceseeker93.


49 posted on 02/18/2014 7:48:41 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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Rand Paul's immigration speech
...The Republican Party must embrace more legal immigration.

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.
[Posted on 03/19/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT by Perdogg]
Rand Paul calls on conservatives to embrace immigration reform
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]
[but he's not in favor of amnesty, snicker, definition of is is]
50 posted on 02/18/2014 7:49:00 PM PST by SunkenCiv (http://www.freerepublic.com/~mestamachine/)
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