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Recipients of Taxpayer Bailout Are Elite Obama Donors Who Donated Millions to Obama
ABC News Video; Washington Post; BizJournal; WSJ; SF Chronicle... | January 20, 2009

Posted on 01/20/2009 3:10:56 PM PST by bd476



Elite Obama Donors Receive Early Gifts and Privileges from Obama
While Under Senate Investigation and
After Accepting Millions in Taxpayer Paid Bailout




So many of the Elite Obama Donors arrived at Dulles International Airport in their personal private jets that an active runway at Dulles International Airport had to be shut down and then converted into a make-do parking lot.

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Surprisingly no PETA, Global Warming, nor Code Pink protesters are seen as the Elite Obama Donors arrive in chauffeur driven stretch limousines dressed in their finest furs.

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Their gilded Obama Invitations apparently lost in the mail result in PETA, Global Warming and Code Pink Protesters being no-shows as the fur-laden Elite Obama Donors arrive in their chauffeur driven stretch limousines.



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Elite Obama Donor Louis Susman, Vice President of Citibank who received $45 million bailout money paid by taxpayers is shown arriving at the Private Obama Dinner for Elite Obama Donors Only.



Wall Street Journal

* JANUARY 9, 2009

Wall Street Is Big Donor to Inauguration
Obama Bans Funding From Corporations and Big Donors, but Financial Employees Put Up $5.7 Million


Other bundlers from the financial sector include executives from Citigroup Inc. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc., two New York-based institutions that have accepted billions of dollars each in rescue money from the federal government.

...The analysis shows that Lou Susman , a Chicago-based managing director for Citigroup, bundled $265,000 in inaugural donations for Mr. Obama, including $50,000 donated personally and $50,000 more from the firm's employees.

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Financial-executive donors to the Obama inauguration include an executive from Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., which declared bankruptcy last fall. The executive has bundled at least $115,000 in donations so far for the inaugural, according to records made public by the Obama organization.

Excerpt. Wall Street Is Big Donor to Inauguration


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Elite Obama Donor Robert Wolf, CEO of the US branch of Swiss Bank UBS, seen exiting his limousine upon his arrival at Private Obama Dinner for Elite Obama Donors Only. Elite Obama Donor Robert Wolf is currently under Senate investigation.

Excerpt from
Washington Post

Senate Probe's Targets Give to Campaigns
Report Accuses Bank Officials of Helping Clients Hide Money From the IRS


By Matthew Mosk
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, August 1, 2008; Page A05

"...UBS always has been a major donor in Washington, in addition to spending close to $1 million a year on lobbying. The bank has spent more on the 2008 elections, which are still more than three months away, than during the entire 2006 cycle. The UBS political committee distributed $2.21 million to politicians and political groups over the past 18 months.

The chairman of UBS Americas, Robert Wolf, helped raise more than $250,000 for Sen. Barack Obama's Democratic presidential bid.

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Pragasam noted that Wolf's role in the Obama campaign predates the Senate investigation by more than a year, and that Wolf oversees the bank's American operations, while the Senate probe is focused on the activities of UBS offices in Switzerland.

"He was a very early supporter of Senator Obama, and began that support long before the Senate investigation into tax havens," she said...

Excerpt. Senate Probe's Targets Give to Campaigns

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 8:47am MST

Colorado business leaders among largest inaugural donors

Denver Business Journal

Six Colorado business leaders are among the top donors to Tuesday's inauguration ceremony for President Barack Obama, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

Individual donors were limited to a maximum gift of $50,000 to support inaugural festivities.

Colorado donors listed by the CRP, which studies and reports on political contributions, as having donated $50,000 are:

* Merle Chambers of Denver, president of Leith Ventures LLC, a privately held investment company.
* Holly Lev of Boulder, co-founder of health-supplements company Organic India.
* Pat McConathy of Vail, an energy investor.
* Bruce Oreck of Boulder, an attorney with Oreck Bradley Crighton Adams & Chase and son of vacuum-cleaner magnate David Oreck.
* Thomas Strickland of Denver, chief legal officer for UnitedHealth Group Inc. and former U.S. Senate candidate.
* Pat Stryker of Fort Collins, an heiress and longtime progressive activist.


Colorado business leaders among largest inaugural donors

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Politico

Big donors foot inaugural bill

By KENNETH P. VOGEL | 1/14/09 7:00 PM EST Updated: 1/15/09 10:19 AM EST

Wall Street


Barack Obama has boasted that his inauguration will be funded by the same small donors who propelled his presidential campaign to victory, but a new analysis shows the inaugural bill is being footed primarily by big-dollar contributors, including many from Wall Street.

Barack Obama has boasted that his Inauguration will be funded by the same small donors who propelled his presidential campaign to victory, but a new analysis shows the inaugural bill is being footed primarily by big-dollar contributors, including many from Wall Street.

In fact, nearly 80 percent of the $35.3 million raised by Obama’s inaugural committee can be traced to just 211 individual bundlers, according to an analysis by the nonpartisan watchdog group Public Citizen.

One Wall Street bundler, Louis Susman, a top Citigroup executive, steered the $300,000 maximum to the committee, the report found.

“No doubt many donors give simply because they want to be part of history,” said Craig Holman, a campaign finance lobbyist for Public Citizen. “But donors and bundlers who represent special interests with business pending before the government and who dole out five-figure checks to the inaugural committee usually want a seat at the table with the new administration.”

Though the federal government is pitching in $10 million toward the cost of Obama’s Inauguration, his team is planning festivities that could cost as much as $50 million.

The privately raised funds will go toward opening up the Inauguration so more can participate in it, said Inauguration spokeswoman Linda Douglass.

The cash will pay for Jumbotrons and audio systems on the mall that will allow the expected massive crowds to watch the proceedings, as well as low-cost or free inaugural balls or concerts.

There are almost no limits on inaugural fundraising and Douglass pointed out that Obama is voluntarily disclosing contributions in almost real time, barring contributions from corporations, lobbyists, political action committees and unions and capping individual contributions at $50,000 a person, and bundled contributions at $300,000 per bundler.

Other Wall Street bundlers who contributed include:

* Mark Gilbert, a senior executive at Lehman Brothers: $185,000
* Robert Wolf, CEO of UBS Americas: $100,000
* Jennifer Scully, a vice president at Goldman Sachs: $100,000
* Bruce Heyman, a manager at Goldman Sachs: $50,000




Bundlers are major fundraisers who corral checks from friends and associates and deliver them to a campaign or committee en masse.

Though Obama’s presidential campaign also had its share of bundlers -- many of whom are also bundling for the Inauguration -- the campaign boasted that more than half of the record-shattering $662 million it raised came from small donors.

Those donors don’t appear to have had as large an impact on inaugural fundraising, which is typically harder to do than campaign fundraising. It’s difficult to gauge their impact precisely, since Obama’s inauguration web site is not listing donors who gave less than $200, but of the 5,632 reported contributions to the inaugural committee, only 113 came in at $200.

Douglass said internal figures show that nearly 200,000 people have contributed to the inaugural committee and that the average donation is $34.

Big donors foot inaugural bill

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Excerpt from:

San Francisco Chronicle

Google execs among big donors to inauguration

Verne Kopytoff, Chronicle Staff Writer
Saturday, January 3, 2009

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Some big donors

Bay Area business leaders are among the major donors to President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration. A sampling of the contributions:

Derek Dukes, founder of Dipity: $25,000
Robert Haas, former CEO of Levi Strauss: $50,000
Carole Hays, president of SHN Theaters: $100,000*
Chad Hurley, YouTube co-founder: $25,000
Mitchell Kapor, founder of Lotus Development: $50,000
Michael Kieschnick, president of Working Assets: $50,000
Bara Oscodar, CEO of Expert Communications: $50,000
Larry Page, co-founder of Google: $25,000
James Pooley, attorney with Morrison & Foerster: $25,000
Chris Sacca, a former Google manager, now angel investor: $50,000
Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google: $25,000
Daniel Skaff, Sienna Ventures: $25,000
John Thompson, CEO of Symantec: $50,000
J. Minott Wessinger, president of McKenzie River Corp.: $100,000*

*Amount includes $50,000 donation from spouse.
Excerpt.

Google execs among big donors to inauguration


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Brian Ross and ABC News Video: Who Gets the Bill



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1 posted on 01/20/2009 3:10:57 PM PST by bd476
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To: bd476

I truly shocked. About ABC news covering this, that is.


2 posted on 01/20/2009 3:13:45 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: gorush

Let’s see...Freepers knew this BEFORE THE ELECTION!! Why are the ABC Obama groupies only NOW REPORTING THIS ‘NEWS’


3 posted on 01/20/2009 3:18:25 PM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: bd476

As I have said early and often, this will be the most corrupt, investigated administration since, well Bill Clinton.


4 posted on 01/20/2009 3:18:51 PM PST by big'ol_freeper (He will never be my president)
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To: gorush

I think ABC news treated this as important industry figures who will assist Obama in fixing the economy.

/hahahahaha Thud


5 posted on 01/20/2009 3:19:15 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz ("Control the information, you control the people.")
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To: bd476

Big donors foot inaugural bill?

BS..THEY FOOTED THE BILL WITH OUR MONEY!!


6 posted on 01/20/2009 3:20:02 PM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: bd476

The BETTER be their to kiss the royal ass.


7 posted on 01/20/2009 3:21:26 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money. Margret Thatcher)
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To: bd476

But GASP! Bush made tax cuts for the RICH FAT CATS!!! Palin is an insider, shopaholic, greedy elitist!!! /liberal


8 posted on 01/20/2009 3:23:35 PM PST by SolidWood (Sarah Palin - America the Beautiful)
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To: gorush
gorush wrote: "I truly shocked. About ABC news covering this, that is."

It's possible that some of the anchors who are broadcasting live right now and re-writing history as they speak, are frightened by the incredible amount of power and money Obama handlers have accrued.

Also the announcers who are currently broadcasting are undoubtedly aware of the consequences any negative comments would have upon their future in broadcasting.

Meanwhile have you seen any written text of the comment Donna Brasile made on the Sunday morning George Stephanopoulous show where she interrupted angrily to say:

"The most important thing to know about Obama is that he is an African!"


The response was silence and then a quick change of subject.

9 posted on 01/20/2009 3:26:55 PM PST by bd476
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To: penelopesire

Big donors foot inaugural bill?

BS..THEY FOOTED THE BILL WITH OUR MONEY!!


Now you’re getting it.


10 posted on 01/20/2009 3:27:15 PM PST by UCANSEE2 (The Last Boy Scout)
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To: gorush
Elite Obama Donor Robert Wolf is currently under Senate investigation.

My prediction: He won't be for long.

11 posted on 01/20/2009 3:28:58 PM PST by xroadie
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To: bd476
Surely the Chicago political machine gets a cut too.

Doesn't it?

12 posted on 01/20/2009 3:29:09 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, Question everyone else)
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To: UCANSEE2

I’ve been getting it! Our country will be in absolute tatters in 6 months!


13 posted on 01/20/2009 3:31:49 PM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: big'ol_freeper
big'ol_freeper wrote: "As I have said early and often, this will be the most corrupt, investigated administration since, well Bill Clinton."

I agree with you about it becoming the most corrupt administration and pray that you are right about it being investigated.

14 posted on 01/20/2009 3:33:25 PM PST by bd476
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To: bd476

Post 9-—what in the world did he mean by that?


15 posted on 01/20/2009 3:35:24 PM PST by Mamzelle (Boycott Peggy Swoonin')
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To: bd476

Government of the people, by the people, for the people.


16 posted on 01/20/2009 3:37:33 PM PST by popdonnelly (Don't lose sight of your conservative principles.)
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To: bd476

The planes are reminiscent of the buses in New Orleans. Sickening that we are paying for this. The teabag idea on February 1st sounds like a good idea more and more.


17 posted on 01/20/2009 3:40:13 PM PST by SueRae
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To: bd476

Excellent post.


18 posted on 01/20/2009 3:41:05 PM PST by B Knotts (Worst economy since the Third Punic War)
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To: EGPWS
EGPWS wrote: "Surely the Chicago political machine gets a cut too. Doesn't it?"

Hopefully that's a statement, not a question, otherwise - one can easily assume that the answer is in the affirmative. ;)

19 posted on 01/20/2009 3:41:22 PM PST by bd476
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To: Mamzelle
Mamzelle wrote: "Post 9--what in the world did he mean by that? "
I'm not sure who you are referring to by "he."

20 posted on 01/20/2009 3:45:34 PM PST by bd476
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To: bd476
You get the idea.....


21 posted on 01/20/2009 3:45:42 PM PST by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself)
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To: bd476
Heh!

I'm way ahead of you on that one friend. ; )

22 posted on 01/20/2009 3:46:18 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, Question everyone else)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
Good point.

23 posted on 01/20/2009 3:46:39 PM PST by bd476
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To: popdonnelly
popdonnelly wrote: "Government of the people, by the people, for the people."

Amen.

24 posted on 01/20/2009 3:50:49 PM PST by bd476
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To: popdonnelly
Government of the people, by the people, for the people.

We lose one at a time slowly but surely...

25 posted on 01/20/2009 3:51:46 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, Question everyone else)
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To: bd476

Steffie


26 posted on 01/20/2009 4:04:39 PM PST by Mamzelle (Boycott Peggy Swoonin')
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To: bd476

Surprisingly no PETA, Global Warming, nor Code Pink protesters are seen as the Elite Obama Donors arrive in chauffeur driven stretch limousines dressed in their finest furs.

All fellow travelers on the Socialist path.


27 posted on 01/20/2009 4:05:13 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Coming to You From the Front Lines of Occupied America)
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To: bd476

BOOM


28 posted on 01/20/2009 4:06:13 PM PST by Deetes (God Bless the Troops)
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To: big'ol_freeper

I... Call... For... An... Independent... Investigator... to... investigate... Obama... Fundraising... Irregularities...


29 posted on 01/20/2009 4:07:09 PM PST by ichabod1 (Change is not a destination, Hope is not a strategy)
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To: gorush

So maybe someone could explain to me why Bush and Paulson gave away our money to these guys.


30 posted on 01/20/2009 4:07:20 PM PST by bronxboy
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To: bd476

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31 posted on 01/20/2009 4:12:55 PM PST by SweetCaroline (Dear GOD help us save your babies from the Abortionist.)
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To: bd476

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEnaAZrYqQI


32 posted on 01/20/2009 4:16:47 PM PST by danamco
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To: bd476

.....so.... what ever happened to that Hope and Change message????...


33 posted on 01/20/2009 4:16:55 PM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: B Knotts
Thank you, B Knotts! :)

34 posted on 01/20/2009 4:19:44 PM PST by bd476
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To: bd476

Nice of the MSM to cover the paper trail AFTER the crime has been committed, instead of preventing it. How bloody stand up of them.

/wrist


35 posted on 01/20/2009 4:23:44 PM PST by Danae (Amerikan Unity My Ass)
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To: bd476

Stop griping!

Didn’t glorious leader (his glory, YOUR tax money) tell us we ALL had to get back to work healing the planet, searching for ‘new’ energy, seeing ourselves in other people(whatever?)stopping the oceans from rising, getting affordable health-care, and solving America’s economic problems?

There’s no time to lose!

Now stop complaining, comrade, and step to it!

STE=Q


36 posted on 01/20/2009 4:27:06 PM PST by STE=Q ("These are the times that try men's souls." -- Thomas Paine)
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To: musicman

bookmark


37 posted on 01/20/2009 4:32:30 PM PST by musicman (Until I see a REAL BC, it's just "PRES__ENT" Obama" = Without "ID")
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To: bd476
"The most important thing to know about Obama is that he is an African!"

I heard Donna Brazille say that.

In their eyes anyone who is black is not American, they are African. Oh, they might say African/American, but first they are African.

38 posted on 01/20/2009 4:38:08 PM PST by Spunky ((You are free to make choices, but not free from the consequences))
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To: Mamzelle
"Post 9-—what in the world did he mean by that?

He is a she. Donna Brazille. Most blacks believe all blacks are African.

39 posted on 01/20/2009 4:40:47 PM PST by Spunky ((You are free to make choices, but not free from the consequences))
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To: bd476
The most important thing to know about Obama is that he is an HALF African!

There, fixed that!

It is o.k. to criticize the American half?
40 posted on 01/20/2009 4:44:12 PM PST by Brizick (Repeal the 17th Amendment)
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To: ichabod1

“.. Call... For... An... Independent... Investigator... to... investigate... Obama... Fundraising... Irregularities...”

YEP!!!


41 posted on 01/20/2009 4:44:38 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified DeCartes))
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To: SueRae
The Elite Obama Donors have now been officially reassured that taxpayers will continue to pay for the Elite's private jets, their limos and their dinners for the next eight years.

The Elite Obama Donors will have a hearty laugh about it too as they file their expense receipts under administrative costs, conferences, and research about global warming, socialized health care and the Global Education Initiative.

42 posted on 01/20/2009 4:49:23 PM PST by bd476
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To: bd476

Thank God the Democrat party is for the “little guy”.

Today’s Democrat Party, Rich liberal elites setting policy combined with ignorant, useful idiots doing the legwork and paid off with other people’s money.


43 posted on 01/20/2009 4:54:12 PM PST by headstamp 2 (Been here before)
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To: penelopesire

BS..THEY FOOTED THE BILL WITH OUR MONEY!!

YEp but did any of us not already know this? bo is as crooked as they come and that’s why I think his days are numbered. He will be outed and ousted.


44 posted on 01/20/2009 4:54:53 PM PST by mojitojoe ( A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves)
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To: gorush

I’m shocked too.

Will the media actually tell a bit more to the public of which we have known for months now


45 posted on 01/20/2009 5:01:09 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick MA,CT sham marriage end racism end affirmative action)
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To: bd476

These institutions were getting money before Barry was elected and in any position to help them.

Sorry but I am not seeing the connection. The last several months’ stink is Bush’s legacy.


46 posted on 01/20/2009 5:04:04 PM PST by misterrob (Smooth talkers win at singles bars and in politics .. often with similar outcomes for the listener)
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To: Spunky

blacks and liberals also forget that whites can be African too


47 posted on 01/20/2009 5:04:59 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick MA,CT sham marriage end racism end affirmative action)
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To: headstamp 2

The working class and lower class need to get it into their heads that the Dem party is now the elitist party.
They are not the party of JFK but more for Hollywood and the rich types.

Most of the richest counties and states are for the Dems and yet they preach their diversity while sitting in their ivory tower in their rich all white neighborhoods.


48 posted on 01/20/2009 5:08:08 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick MA,CT sham marriage end racism end affirmative action)
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To: bd476

Damn. Nice post bd476.


49 posted on 01/20/2009 5:08:38 PM PST by glock rocks (Well, it sounded like a good idea at the time...)
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To: bd476

This is the change for which the poor ignorant masses voted. Let ‘em suck it...


50 posted on 01/20/2009 5:12:56 PM PST by BlackjackPershing ("An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last." Winston Churchill)
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