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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 ...


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KEYWORDS: attackthemessenger; birthers; comboverboy; crybabies; naturalborncitizen; oneborneveryminute; perot2point0; trump; trump4trump
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To: novemberslady

I think DT does what is best for DT.
I don’t trust him either.


51 posted on 04/17/2011 8:24:22 AM PDT by super7man
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To: BobP

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Ladies and gentlemen, Obama is America’s first communist president.

We The People are awake. We will no longer be misled by office-holding criminals. We will not elect a one-trick circus-clown president or RINOs again to office in 2012.>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Obummer is not so much a communist but a clueless
incompetent populist who got power on an expectation of ‘change’ within a society.

You can bite me guys but I see no difference between Trump and Obama.

In 2008, Obummer took advantage in lack of public confidence with Bush.
Trump is doing same right now on Obama’s faults.

It is very likely if he is a part of leftist conspiracy to split conservative votes.

Seems like it is a South America or Eastern Europe right now.


52 posted on 04/17/2011 8:24:45 AM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: jimbo123

Should Tea Partiers just go ahead and get under the bus or wait for Trump to throw them under it?


53 posted on 04/17/2011 8:25:46 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: jimbo123

Trump knows there is a sucker born every minute. His brand of hucksterism seems to appeal to the weak minded.

Since we have an assortment of hucksters on our side, he’s the perfect venue for their brand of so called ‘conservatism’.

Count me out.


54 posted on 04/17/2011 8:26:16 AM PDT by Carley ( TYPICAL STREET THUG, NASTY BULLY, THAT'S OUR PRESIDENT.)
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To: flaglady47

Soros has thrown Obama under the bus and Trump is his new operative.

We need to be very careful.

Soros and Trump know that The Kenyan will not be relected because of Hussein’s standing with Independents, Whites and Seniors.

We need to be very careful about this Trump deal because he’s not working for us. He’s working for Soros.


55 posted on 04/17/2011 8:26:38 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: SubMareener
After you read this book, you will better understand what his “game” is. Donald Trump may just be the exact person that America needs at this time in history.

So true. Ten yrs ago I would not have been in his corner but today we need the strongest candidate to rid us of the worst prez ever. Give him 4 yrs to fix whatever he can & then Palin can come in.

56 posted on 04/17/2011 8:27:48 AM PDT by Digger ((If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election))
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To: nomoremods

She hasn’t been grandstanding for quite awhile until yesterday when she blasted the bad guys including the GOP bad guys. Haven’t heard that level of volume from her for awhile. I think she’s had some bad advice, similar to what Reagan had to deal with, and I hope she stops listening to it and takes it to them loud and clear the way she’s done in the past and the way Trump has recently.


57 posted on 04/17/2011 8:28:20 AM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: JLAGRAYFOX

If you think borrowing so much money from banks that you are too big to fail, therefore, you get undeserved bailouts, then Trump is your guy.

His business dealings in NY are notorious. He borrows huge sums of money from banks. When he can’t pay them back he forces them to renegotiate his deals. The bank loses, Trump wins.

Just what we need, NY mobster style dealings to take on Chicago thug style dealings.


58 posted on 04/17/2011 8:30:22 AM PDT by Carley ( TYPICAL STREET THUG, NASTY BULLY, THAT'S OUR PRESIDENT.)
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To: flaglady47

If there’s one executive who knows how to manage and thrive in nearly-overwhelming debt, it’s Donald Trump.


59 posted on 04/17/2011 8:30:42 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi (All you have to remember is: US Tax Receipts 2.2 trillion, Expenses 3.7 Trilllion)
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To: cycle of discernment
How about we play savvy for once?

You and I don't really know Trump's game and we don't really know the depth his Soros connections. Being savvy is not being so fast to jump on the Trump bandwagon.
60 posted on 04/17/2011 8:30:44 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: flaglady47
Let's cover all the bases;-{)


61 posted on 04/17/2011 8:31:58 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: jimbo123

I posted the site off Trump’s donations weeks ago. The media took long enough.

Bottom line he loves him the Clinton’s big time.


62 posted on 04/17/2011 8:33:16 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: jimbo123

If Trump wins the Republican nomination, given the message he has been broadcasting, I’ll be happy to vote for him. If he runs as a non-Republican I won’t give him the time of day.


63 posted on 04/17/2011 8:34:43 AM PDT by The Duke
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To: flaglady47

Agree with your analysis of donations.

Only the unions are foolish enough to put all their eggs in one basket. And only the unions are stupid enough to do that and aggressively antagonize the other party.

Most business people (and many smart politicians) are generally apolitical. Only a few extreme outliers can get away with being strong ideologues and survive. It’s just common sense - create enemies and life is harder on you.


64 posted on 04/17/2011 8:35:54 AM PDT by sbMKE
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To: jimbo123

Many Tea Party members are “older” (pre-retirement, retired) who are very concerned about the life their children and grandchildren will live in America. They were driven to act because America is in deep financial trouble right now. Could it be that Trump, given his large family and the importance he gives to being a good parent, is being driven by the same concerns this time? [In effect - Trump’s link to the Tea Party]


65 posted on 04/17/2011 8:36:25 AM PDT by LZ_Bayonet ( I AM THE TEA PARTY LEADER !)
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To: JLAGRAYFOX
theAmerican public and voters to the immense, dark dangers facing America. Only Palin, Bachman & Cain have done like actions. the rest of the Republican POTUS wannabees are frightened RINOs or political deadbeats with no spine or determination

I only see Trump as the one that can win a national election at this time. I like all of these others mentioned but it is not their time. We can't afford 4 more yrs - possibly it is too late now of an anti-American Moooslum destroying us daily.

66 posted on 04/17/2011 8:37:07 AM PDT by Digger ((If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election))
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To: LZ_Bayonet; All

When did Trump first join the Tea Party? Does anyone know?


67 posted on 04/17/2011 8:39:33 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Marylander

Exactly, right now a loyal American is good enough, even if he’s not the perfect conservative. The rest of the world is eating our lunch, and we need somebody who can stem the tide.


68 posted on 04/17/2011 8:40:16 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dirtboy

“Ideological purist? Cut me a break. Trump is pro-choice, pro-gun control and has come out in favor of nationalized health care.”

Wrong. He is adamantly pro-life, and anti-gay marriage. He is not for gun control, he is for longer waiting periods for background checks. And he is for a national health care system that is market based, not government controlled.


69 posted on 04/17/2011 8:40:43 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: Rennes Templar
Wrong. He is adamantly pro-life,

He is personally pro-life but in favor of a woman's right to choose. Which makes him ... drum roll ... pro choic (the same weaselly approach of Rudy and Romney, BTW).

and anti-gay marriage.

I never said he wasn't.

He is not for gun control, he is for longer waiting periods for background checks.

And he's in favor of an assault weapons ban. Which makes him pro-gun-control.

And he is for a national health care system that is market based, not government controlled.

He has made statements in favor of a Canadian-style healthcare system.

Arrparently you are willing to be hoodwinked by Trump. I am not.

70 posted on 04/17/2011 8:45:58 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: dfwgator
Exactly, right now a loyal American is good enough, even if he’s not the perfect conservative

And that is the other side of the RINO shuffle. First side - those opposed to Trump are ideological and single-issue. Second side - Trump is not a perfect conservative.

Both claims are wrongheaded. Trump is not a perfect conservative, he is NO conservative. And folks pointing that out aren't single issue, given how much Trump deviates from conservatism.

I don't think I have ever seen so many Freepers take leave of their senses about a potential candidate in the entire time I have been here.

71 posted on 04/17/2011 8:49:03 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: rintense

Nope, he is not co-opting the Tea Party. As far as he is concerned, the Tea Party knows that when their enemies are beating each other up, just get out of the way so none of the crap is splattered on them.


72 posted on 04/17/2011 8:53:45 AM PDT by mazda77 (Mike Hogan - JAX Mayor)
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To: jimbo123
by embracing debunked conspiracies about President Obama's birthplace

Whenever someone says this, they should be forced to give the evidence.

73 posted on 04/17/2011 8:59:33 AM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: LetsRok
Donald Trump is a businessman. You have to “grease” the local polititicans to get your permits passed to build. Nothing out of the ordinary here. This is a non-issue.

thank you. It's the cost of doing business, and certainly proves his free-enterprise cred; he sets a useful example for succeeding in a socialist order.

as for that attempted smear by the daily news, they were surely praising him when he did it.

and as for all the conspiracy theories, which had gotten looney by the second post, some people have waaaaaay too much time on their hands. google "occams sword."

74 posted on 04/17/2011 9:03:24 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (You is what you am.)
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To: jimbo123
It's just business, right?
75 posted on 04/17/2011 9:09:43 AM PDT by ejdrapes ("I don’t think he’s on our side anymore. I really don’t think he’s on our side." - Michele Bachm)
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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.”

Oh for heaven’s sake. Another conspiracy theorist heard from. Geez, where do you get this crap from. What inside track or tin foil hat are you channeling from?


76 posted on 04/17/2011 9:11:37 AM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: nomoremods
If anything, Trump is following in Palin’s footsteps.

And Bachmann's, Limbaugh's, Levins, etc. footsteps. Trump cares about one thing only - Trump.

77 posted on 04/17/2011 9:12:40 AM PDT by ejdrapes ("I don’t think he’s on our side anymore. I really don’t think he’s on our side." - Michele Bachm)
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To: jimbo123

Hmmm...The Daily News (and the Post) dishing The Donald after years of sucking up to him. They’ll live to regret that.


78 posted on 04/17/2011 9:14:36 AM PDT by miss marmelstein (.)
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To: rintense
I'm amazed at how many freepers are willing to excuse away Trumps donations to Dems. If Trump gave donations to the devil some here would have an excuse for it. Very sad and pathetic.
79 posted on 04/17/2011 9:14:57 AM PDT by ejdrapes ("I don’t think he’s on our side anymore. I really don’t think he’s on our side." - Michele Bachm)
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To: LetsRok
This is a non-issue. <<<

lol....Nope!...not at all.....Lets keep graft and corruption as part of the system...wouldn't want crooked “businessmen” to lose an advantage over honest ones......Geeeez!

80 posted on 04/17/2011 9:15:34 AM PDT by M-cubed
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To: ejdrapes

They string up Romney but push Trump. Amazing. And Trump is an Obamacare supporter just like Romney.


81 posted on 04/17/2011 9:16:33 AM PDT by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: rintense
Mark Levin said the same thing. Where were Trump's donations to tea party candidates? What tea party rallies did he attend last year? What tea party organizations did he support? The republicans he gave donations to were mostly RINOs. Heck he supported Charlie Crist over Marco Rubio.
82 posted on 04/17/2011 9:17:31 AM PDT by ejdrapes ("I don’t think he’s on our side anymore. I really don’t think he’s on our side." - Michele Bachm)
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To: flaglady47

83 posted on 04/17/2011 9:20:55 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: rintense
All because he's a birther. Throw all morals out the window when it comes to the birth certificate. Geez if someone saw Trump perform an abortion would they say 'yes I hate it, but at least he fights Obama like a girl'? I know this is extreme to the point of being absurd, but there's a lot of absurdity around here these days.
84 posted on 04/17/2011 9:22:35 AM PDT by ejdrapes ("I don’t think he’s on our side anymore. I really don’t think he’s on our side." - Michele Bachm)
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To: cunning_fish

Wrong. We just separate trump’s actions now from anything that will happen in 2012. Hopefully trump will deliver a coup de grace to knock Obama from running again. We didn’t say we would vote for trump,and I doubt he wants the job.


85 posted on 04/17/2011 9:23:46 AM PDT by Yaelle
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To: jimbo123

People have to understand with Trump tho, he’s a freakin developer. If he wants to build somewhere and liberals try to stop him, which they do all the time saying it wrecks their housing projects and meth clinic down the street, where does he go to make deals? These same libs he donated money to. It has absolutely nothing to do with Trump supporting their politics.


86 posted on 04/17/2011 9:25:42 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Do or do not... there is no try)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

When did Trump first join the Tea Party?


87 posted on 04/17/2011 9:28:57 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: dfwgator
"Exactly, right now a loyal American is good enough, even if he’s not the perfect conservative."

He's not a perfect conservative - he's not a conservative at all. Anyone who uses the word "I" as much as he does in 30 seconds should never be trusted.

88 posted on 04/17/2011 9:33:05 AM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: dirtboy

89 posted on 04/17/2011 9:36:16 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
If he wants to build somewhere and liberals try to stop him, which they do all the time saying it wrecks their housing projects and meth clinic down the street, where does he go to make deals?

So tell me which of Trump's projects were helped by donating to Kerry?

That argument has already lost a tire.

90 posted on 04/17/2011 9:39:40 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: jimbo123; Yaelle; anyone; everyone
I can't imagine Donald Trump giving handing the reins of his business empire to anyone else or to a consortium for 4 long years, can you?

He's doing his patriotic duty right now. He's ripping the Marxist to shreds.

I ask you, who else does that? Who else routinely blasts obama and has the lamestream ripping and shredding her and her family?

*GAME ON*

The Place for Conservatives The Place for Conservatives The Place for Conservatives The Place for Conservatives


91 posted on 04/17/2011 9:43:17 AM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: jimbo123

LOL! Love the pic!


92 posted on 04/17/2011 9:49:59 AM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: jimbo123

Reagan was a Democrat and a Union Boss before becoming a Republican.


93 posted on 04/17/2011 9:51:17 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Shut up and eat your Beans!)
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To: screaminsunshine

Did you vote for Perot?


94 posted on 04/17/2011 10:00:41 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

I agree Trump is a whacko, and not presidential material... but that “debunked” birther stuff is a LIE.

Nothing has been debunked except for journalists who don’t want their darling to expose how their political ideologues over rode their duty as “media.”


95 posted on 04/17/2011 10:41:20 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the chariot wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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96 posted on 04/17/2011 11:07:48 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: jimbo123; freespirited; freekitty; Impy; InterceptPoint; SunkenCiv; Brown Deer; LucyT; ...
Old news! Knew about Trump's contributions to the 'Rats a few weeks ago. Mark Levin has rightfully hammered Trump on this.

And it's no excuse for Trump defenders to justify this as "just doing business in New York" (or elsewhere).

The fact is that a 64 year old man shouldn't be asking for his party's nomination for POTUS without, at a minimum, demonstrating some kind of identification with the party for some period of time.

Although he should be credited with his courage to elevate the profile of the Obama constitutional eligibility issue, it nevertheless is preposterous for Trump to be a serious contender for the GOP presidential nomination. The presidential nomination should be bestowed upon a Republican and Trump is a Johnny-come-lately "Republican" of convenience.

97 posted on 04/17/2011 11:41:17 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: jimbo123

No iI did not vote in that one. My Mom voted for him though. He sure was right about NAFTA just look at this mess.


98 posted on 04/17/2011 11:46:34 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Shut up and eat your Beans!)
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To: justiceseeker93

George Soros bailed out Donald Trump in 2008.

The Donald would have gone bankrupt without Soros’ millions...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2706255/posts


99 posted on 04/17/2011 11:49:50 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

He buys the politicians that are for sale.

This is how Crony Capitalism works.


100 posted on 04/17/2011 11:55:47 AM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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