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Gates, Buffett back Obama ahead of elections ( Gates is a liberal )
MSN ^ | November 3rd

Posted on 11/04/2008 3:28:05 PM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing

Los Angeles: Barack Obama has promised to increase taxes if he becomes president of the United States. But the really rich want change and many of them have said they are voting for the senator from Illinois. Despite the tradition that says the country's wealthy tend to favour the Republican Party, there has been an unexpected swing ahead of Tuesday's election that favours the black Democratic candidate.

For starters, the country's two richest men, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, have already said they will vote for Obama. According to Forbes magazine, Gates - worth an estimated $55.5 billion - contributed $2,300 to the Democrat's campaign in the primaries.

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KEYWORDS: 2008; apple; barackobama; billgates; electionpresident; elections; gatesfoundation; liberalism; linux; microsoft; obama; socialism; voting; warrenbuffet; warrenbuffett; windows
I don't forget. I told you Gates was a big lib. I've been saying this for a long time.
1 posted on 11/04/2008 3:28:06 PM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

This isn’t a surprise. I’ve seen people around here lauding Buffett lately. No idea why. He’s a “capitalism for me, socialism for you” kind of guy, just like Gates, Soros, etc. Seems like most of the super rich are that way. Cuban is always producing anti-American films, for example.


2 posted on 11/04/2008 3:30:48 PM PST by Rastus (This fall, terror has a new name: Obama joe Biden!)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Gates is a liberal

You're about the last person in the country to realize that.

3 posted on 11/04/2008 3:31:16 PM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
All you had to do was ask me. I live in WA - he's from a long line of Dems.

Good to see he's endorsing the guys that will pass card check and unionize Microsoft. Wonder how he'll like that....

4 posted on 11/04/2008 3:31:23 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Isn’t Gates from Seattle? That explains a lot.

Gates, Buffet = limousinhe (latte) liberals.


5 posted on 11/04/2008 3:32:49 PM PST by Baladas ((ABBHO))
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Buffet has always been a big Dem. The Dems are the party of the rich.


6 posted on 11/04/2008 3:34:23 PM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.)
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To: Rastus

doesnt surprise me either. I always thought him as a liberal myself. Theres alot of superrich that are liberal. These taxes never effect them at all, but those who are trying to become rich


7 posted on 11/04/2008 3:34:45 PM PST by 4rcane
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

“I told you Gates was a big lib”

No more than socialist than Buffett.


8 posted on 11/04/2008 3:35:40 PM PST by dalereed
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To: Non-Sequitur

No no, I’ve known for a very long time.

I don’t forget past arguments I’ve made. And once upon a time someone here on FR tried arguing with me about Gates’ liberalism.

That’s the thing about time. Just wait, these liberals will do what they do.


9 posted on 11/04/2008 3:37:13 PM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing (There is no "rich". There is only "the hiring class".)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I don’t know how anyone could have ever missed the fact that Gates is a liberal.


10 posted on 11/04/2008 3:37:25 PM PST by cripplecreek (Paying taxes for bank bailouts is apparently the patriotic thing to do. [/sarc])
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Gates is actually a "big hippy" ~ by reputation he does not bathe.

Not surpised he tosses money to the Democrats.

11 posted on 11/04/2008 3:37:31 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

If you had that kind of vested interest, and government were the only ones powerful enough to exert any kind of competitive pressure on you, either as an erector of barriers, as a customer, or as a gatekeeper, then which guy would you elect?

I’d elect a guy I could buy and knew that once bought, would stay that way.

Gates earned his money through good contract law, not through software development. He’s, at heart, a lawyer, like his daddy.

Buffet? Terminal affluenza.


12 posted on 11/04/2008 3:37:32 PM PST by RinaseaofDs
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
The reason the super rich are for the merciful Obama is Obama is going to increase taxes on income, not wealth. The super rich will not have to pay more in taxes.
13 posted on 11/04/2008 3:38:09 PM PST by LauraJean (sometimes I win sometimes I donate to the equine benevolent society)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Of course Buffet and Gates are going to vote for Barack Hussein Obama. They can afford him.

Buffet is a little weird. I think the boy lacks common sense. Didn’t he tell the story that he thought the tax structure was BS because his secretary paid more in relation to her income than he did to his?

Of course, the easiest solution before you set yourself up for public ridicule like that is to raise your secretary’s pay. It’s not like he can’t afford it. But, no. This idiot just whined about it and the Liberal Democrats ate it up.


14 posted on 11/04/2008 3:39:55 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Barack Hussein Obama attended a muslim school, has a muslim name and attended a 'Hate Whitey' church)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Windows 7, meet BitTorrent.

Just spreading the OS wealth around, Mr. Gates.


15 posted on 11/04/2008 3:40:31 PM PST by VanDeKoik (I refuse to help put a date, after the hyphen, after July 4th 1776.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
How many billions have they given to charities for those without insurance? How many billions to Salvation Army?

I don't want to know what has been funneled through their “foundations”. Give it up like you would my tax dollars.

16 posted on 11/04/2008 3:44:17 PM PST by weegee (Fight Global Socialist CHANGE. vote NO on Obama-Biden. Say NO to Sen. Government)
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To: anniegetyourgun

I lived in Bothell from 97-2000. I remember that Bill, Hillary, and Algore would visit him about 3-4 a year. They alway made the trek across the 520 bridge right at 5:00 in the middle of rush hour...

I sold my Microsoft stock because he was partying with the folks that were trying to break up his “monoply”... plus Gates gave $200k to the anti gun movement...


17 posted on 11/04/2008 3:45:24 PM PST by shotgun
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Correction: Gates is a Pomegranate.
18 posted on 11/04/2008 3:46:37 PM PST by pabianice (Inexplicable and infuriating.)
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To: LauraJean

The reason the super rich are for the merciful Obama is Obama is going to increase taxes on income, not wealth. The super rich will not have to pay more in taxes.


Ding ding ding. We have a winner. No more calls please.


19 posted on 11/04/2008 3:48:20 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: VanDeKoik
Windows 7, meet BitTorrent. Just spreading the OS wealth around, Mr. Gates.

Excellent!

20 posted on 11/04/2008 3:48:45 PM PST by 6SJ7 (Welcome PUMAs!)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

HA!
Gates has been a liberal ever since Clinton screwed Microsoft for not donating to his ‘92 campaign!


21 posted on 11/04/2008 3:48:55 PM PST by G Larry (Barack’s character has been molded by extremists)
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To: Rastus

Buffett owns the nations largest Mobile Home Manufacturing Company. If Americans standard of living drops he still wins. What amazes me is the number of GOP ears he seems to have aside from the DEMs. It was in the media that the first thing Arnie did as governor of Cali was to have a meeting with him.


22 posted on 11/04/2008 3:52:06 PM PST by cva66snipe ($.01 The current difference between the DEM's and GOP as well as their combined worth to this nation)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

(Mimicking Mac haters indignation over prop 8) That’s it..I was considering buy a PC but now I will never by another product that uses Microsoft..never...


23 posted on 11/04/2008 3:54:16 PM PST by big'ol_freeper (Gen. George S. Patton to Michael Moore... American Carol: "I really like slapping you.")
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Gates is a Liberal. So is Buffet. . .


24 posted on 11/04/2008 3:55:14 PM PST by cricket (America's Freedom Rings! T hank You ~ U..S.A. Military~)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Of course Gates is a liberal. He thinks he is going to singlehandedly "save" Africa. Nobody but a rich liberal could possible believe such a thing.

But hey, he gets one vote like the rest of us.

25 posted on 11/04/2008 4:00:09 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Could you please post this in Hindi?

I wonder if Gates will bring all his call centers back to the USA from India?

As far as Buffet is concerned, IMHO, he and Soros have manipulated the Stock Market over the last 9 months to take Iraq off the table and put Economics as the major issue.

Geez, it's going to be a long night.

May God's will prevail.

It's times like this that I question how strong my Faith really is. It makes me feel so small and vain.

26 posted on 11/04/2008 4:00:29 PM PST by not2worry (WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND)
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To: Golden Eagle

Yo eagle

Don’t think I’ve forgotten. Gates is a liberal, as I’ve been saying for a long time.

Now he’s out there supporting Obama. Still wish to dispute this?


27 posted on 11/04/2008 4:04:45 PM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing (There is no "rich". There is only "the hiring class".)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
Obama is going to increase taxes on income, not wealth.

I dunno bout that. Read the spew of the drunken Jim Moran on a neighboring thread.

28 posted on 11/04/2008 4:04:59 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: VanDeKoik

No no, please don’t do that.

At the end of the day, you’ll still be doing what he wants.

Even if you bought an apple, you’d still be somewhat ok.

If you really want to piss him off, switch to linux.


29 posted on 11/04/2008 4:07:10 PM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing (There is no "rich". There is only "the hiring class".)
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To: pabianice

LOL


30 posted on 11/04/2008 4:08:34 PM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing (There is no "rich". There is only "the hiring class".)
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To: not2worry
"May God's will prevail."

God's will always prevails, but his word says that prayer can change his will.

31 posted on 11/04/2008 4:10:21 PM PST by editor-surveyor (Obama isn't just an empty suit, he's a Suit-Bomb trying to sneak into the White House.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Gates and Buffett are both idiot savants. Too bad people listen to them on anything but their specialties.


32 posted on 11/04/2008 4:10:30 PM PST by old-ager
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To: 6SJ7

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Windows 7, meet BitTorrent. Just spreading the OS wealth around, Mr. Gates.
Excellent!^^^^^^^^^^^

Not really.

Outside of paying for and using windows, there are three choices.

1. stealing it.
2. Buying a mac.
3. Using linux.

Out of these three options, Microsoft and of course Gates would want you going option three the least. And from a marketshare POV, they’d rather you steal windows than use apple software. Of course, they want you buying it.

But.............

If you want to piss off ol’ billy here, use linux.


33 posted on 11/04/2008 4:12:34 PM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing (There is no "rich". There is only "the hiring class".)
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To: big'ol_freeper

Alright then.

But think about it for a second.

Do you think BG and MS want you using linux or buying a mac?

Think about that for a second....... You know as well as I do that they’d rather you go apple than linux.


34 posted on 11/04/2008 4:14:49 PM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing (There is no "rich". There is only "the hiring class".)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Strange thing. Most of the filthy rich and powerful become libs once they have what they want. There is something innately wrong with some humans...it is called greed.


35 posted on 11/04/2008 4:17:03 PM PST by applpie
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

There’s rich, and there’s “far beyond rich.” They don’t think the same, because they don’t face the same threats. Bill and Warren have so much money they can’t spend it on themselves. Taxes don’t matter to them. Their charities matter, and if the government can make you add to them, so much the better.


36 posted on 11/04/2008 4:18:58 PM PST by Pearls Before Swine (Is /sarc really necessary?)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Well Lenin said that the capitalists would sell the rope that they are eventually hanged with. A better statement might be that the rich *think* that taxes will be raised on income, not wealth. Not that that’s necessarily the true outcome. What’s more if you’re Warren Buffet or Bill Gates, whatever rules get passed won’t apply to you - they’ll have a way around it.


37 posted on 11/04/2008 4:22:38 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Yep. Now liberals will be all for Windows Vista with all of its NSA backdoors and smear Linux advocates as “right-wing loons”. Just as I predicted late last year.


38 posted on 11/05/2008 10:12:21 PM PST by bigdcaldavis ("Screw Kahlifornia. Gimme Kolinahr." - Me)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
If you really want to piss him off, switch to linux.

Remember GoldenEagle who smeared Linux users as left-wing communists? I'm sure if he were to come back, he'd come here and smear Linux users as right-wing whackjobs.
39 posted on 11/05/2008 10:14:36 PM PST by bigdcaldavis ("Screw Kahlifornia. Gimme Kolinahr." - Me)
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To: bigdcaldavis

He’s still around FR. I saw him somewhere around here recently.

I called him to this thread, but he didn’t respond.


40 posted on 11/06/2008 2:20:36 AM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing (There is no "rich". There is only "the hiring class".)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

I bet Golden Eagle is all fine and dandy with that teacher discipling that student for demonstrating Linux and handing out free Linux CDs at his school.


41 posted on 12/13/2008 2:48:44 PM PST by bigdcaldavis ("Screw Kahlifornia. Gimme Kolinahr." - Me)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

There is a clearing house for software and hardware donations to non-profit groups that my church has signed up for.

MS regularly has titles listed. Unfortunately, if your organization, though 501(c)3 verified, is in any way related to a church, you are ineligible for Microsoft software or other products.

Run a thrift shop for the poor - but tied to a church - too bad.

Provide food for the needy, but run though a church... too bad.

Provide medical mission trips to 3rd world countries - caring for thousands of children and adults around the world that would otherwise have no medical care... but are part of a denomination’s mission work... then you are out.

This is the Microsoft of Bill Gates. What a legacy.

Non-profit that provides abortions - you are ok for MS donations.

Non-profit that advocates for homosexuals - you are ok.


42 posted on 03/08/2009 6:07:23 AM PDT by TheBattman (Pray for our country....)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Gates contributing to Obama is despicable indeed, but he gave to Bush the 2 elections before that. Maybe he’s just finally coming fully out of the closet, but he’s still nowhere near as far left as those green party anti-capitalists like Stallman (”father of free software”) you support.


43 posted on 03/08/2009 6:44:31 AM PDT by Golden Eagle (In God We Trust)
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