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Donald Trump's dished dollars to Clinton, Rangel, Kerry, Reid, Lautenberg, Schumer and more Dems
NY Daily News ^ | 4/17/11 | ALISON GENDAR

Posted on 04/17/2011 7:51:33 AM PDT by jimbo123

Tea Party darling and "birther" blowhard Donald Trump hasn't always put his money where his mouth is: The Donald has splashed campaign cash on a "Who's Who" who's who of liberal pols.

Trump shot to the top of GOP presidential polls by embracing debunked conspiracies about President Obama's birthplace — but he repeatedly has opened his fat checkbook for a slew of Democratic stars, a review by the Center for Responsive Politics found.

The all-time apple of Trump's eye is beleaguered Harlem Rep. Charlie Rangel, the once powerful once-powerful ex-head of the tax-writing Ways & Means Committee — and a GOP bogeyman.

The casino king has pumped $24,750 into Rangel's war chest.

New York's Democratic senators also have pocketed payouts from Trump.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: attackthemessenger; birthers; comboverboy; crybabies; naturalborncitizen; oneborneveryminute; perot2point0; trump; trump4trump
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To: jimbo123

He knows how to work the system...... he bribes Senators


101 posted on 04/17/2011 11:57:30 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: justiceseeker93; Liz; AT7Saluki; writer33
The presidential nomination should be bestowed upon a Republican and Trump is a Johnny-come-lately "Republican" of convenience.

Yep. I can sure do without that. Keepin' my powder dry with this guy.

102 posted on 04/17/2011 12:20:56 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Libloather; Condor51

Trump lavished money on every known liberal——Clinton, Rangel, Kerry, Reid, Lautenberg, Schumer......and other Dems,

And he gave $50,000 to Rahm Emanuel’s Chicago mayoral race.

So I guess these are the people who will be backing his presidential run.


103 posted on 04/17/2011 12:30:45 PM PDT by Liz (A taxpayer voting for Obama is like a chicken voting for Col Sanders.)
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To: bert

There is no reason to trust Trump, but there is no reason to stop him from giving Obama hell either.

If he wants to do it, he can go for it.


104 posted on 04/17/2011 12:41:10 PM PDT by dforest
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To: justiceseeker93

If Trump got on the ticket, any ticket, doesn’t matter, he’d have STANDING.


105 posted on 04/17/2011 1:53:12 PM PDT by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: jimbo123
We need to be very careful about this Trump deal because he’s not working for us. He’s working for Soros.

Trump isn't working for anyone much less that commie Soros. Trump won't make money following that freak and knows better than to get involved with someone who can bankrupt him on a whim. No, he's like money. He likes the camera. He's having too much fun on his own. He's about two things - money and publicity. Not necessarily in that order. Whatever he's up to, I'm along for the ride as along as it's going my direction. Anything to bring out that BC and NBC to get that empty suit outta my House.

106 posted on 04/17/2011 1:58:42 PM PDT by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: dirtboy

As The Donald has said, he is is a smart man. You atually think he is going to advocate choice, gun-control and
nationalized health care and have a serious chance of being nominated?


107 posted on 04/17/2011 3:00:39 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: indylindy
There is no reason to trust Trump, but there is no reason to stop him from giving Obama hell either.

So true.

108 posted on 04/17/2011 3:03:56 PM PDT by Lakeshark (Thank a member of the US armed forces for their sacrifice)
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To: justiceseeker93; All

Thanks for the ping/post. Good thread. Thanks to every poster. BTTT!


109 posted on 04/17/2011 6:40:27 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: justiceseeker93

Trump’s contribs may have been intended to drum up support for his future candidacy, but A) there’s no way in hell any of those names would support him and B) pulllease. :’)


110 posted on 04/17/2011 7:30:30 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: justiceseeker93
And it's no excuse for Trump defenders to justify this as "just doing business in New York" (or elsewhere).

It's SOP in DC to donate to people that you might need access to in order to protect your business interests. I am an admirer of Levin but he is wrong about this.

111 posted on 04/17/2011 8:34:34 PM PDT by freespirited (Truth is the new hate speech. -- Pamela Geller)
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To: LetsRok; jimbo123; SunkenCiv

That’s a load of horse sh**.

How about this businessman?

http://www.newsmeat.com/fec/bystate_detail.php?st=GA&last=cain&first=herman


112 posted on 04/18/2011 8:38:18 AM PDT by dervish (One person's Libyan al Qaeda terrorist is another person's Libyan freedom fighter)
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To: freespirited
It's SOP in DC to donate to people that you might need access to in order to protect your business interests.

Yes, I'm aware that it's a common practice, and in state capitals and city halls as well. The major reason why is because government is so darn huge that it can pick winners and losers in what was once called the private sector, and leftists especially delight in doing so.

Nonetheless, not everyone who has business interests is corruptible, and a guy who wants to be a President should be able to have solid principles and put them into practice. And when you reach the kind of wealth Trump has, it's easier to do the right thing.

Sorry, in my book, contributing to 'Rat politicians (other than in very extraordinary circumstances) is an absolute no-no for a Republican presidential wannabe.

113 posted on 04/18/2011 10:34:00 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: rintense

Anything to built in Las Vegas has to be “blessed” by Harry Reid. You “grease” the guy who is going to WIN the election, not the guy you want to win.


114 posted on 04/18/2011 12:39:53 PM PDT by LetsRok
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To: LetsRok
Anything to built in Las Vegas has to be “blessed” by Harry Reid. You “grease” the guy who is going to WIN the election, not the guy you want to win.

I would prefer if Trump took the Michael Corleone approach:

"Senator? You can have my answer now, if you like. My final offer is this: nothing. Not even the fee for the gaming license, which I would appreciate if you would put up personally. "

115 posted on 04/18/2011 12:42:42 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

I’m sure Donald has a little muscle, but not in the same class as Al and Rocco...lol


116 posted on 04/18/2011 12:46:48 PM PDT by Despot of the Delta
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