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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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I wish I understood Trump's game. Is he a stalking horse for the Kenyan and the Rats? Another Perot? Are the liberals trashing him in the press just a tactic to help build his credibility in order to split the GOP and Independents?
1 posted on 04/17/2011 7:51:36 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

He is trying to split the Republican vote so as to re-elect The Won.


2 posted on 04/17/2011 7:53:09 AM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: jimbo123

Upset about losing revenue, too bad he hadn’t figured that out sooner...


3 posted on 04/17/2011 7:53:36 AM PDT by Son House (Finally, People Lie, Because They Feel If They Tell The Truth, They Won't Get What They Want.)
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To: jimbo123

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.


4 posted on 04/17/2011 7:54:00 AM PDT by LetsRok
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To: jimbo123

Mrs. Submareener and I have been reading some of Donald Trumps books. “Think BIG and Kick Ass in Business and Life” is a good one to start with. It is on Kindle. I think everyone who had “no intention of voting for Trump”, should read this book. He wrote it with Bill Zanker, who started and runs “The Learning Annex”. Note: when Trump writes a book with someone, he actually gives them credit. 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.


5 posted on 04/17/2011 7:54:43 AM PDT by SubMareener (Become a monthly donor! Free FreeRepublic.com from Quarterly FReepathons!)
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To: LetsRok

Agree. If you are doing business in NYC or Chicago, there aren’t any Republicans to donate to.


6 posted on 04/17/2011 7:55:46 AM PDT by tips up
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To: jimbo123

Even if he donated to adolf hitler, look what he is doing now. None of our GOP altar boys ever dared to mention the problems with our president’s past. He’s not running for pres yet, but he’s trying to get rid of usurper obama; let’s not stop him, please.


7 posted on 04/17/2011 7:57:07 AM PDT by Yaelle
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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.

Are you seriously claiming that the Donald had to donate to Kerry to get local permits?

How about his $50,000 donation to Rahm for Chicago mayor?

That spin don't hunt. Trump is a NE liberal at heart. Not a conservative.

8 posted on 04/17/2011 7:57:42 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: SubMareener

I agree, Trump knows how to work with his enemies to get what he wants, it’s that whole “Keep your friends close, but your enemies even closer” thing. Being an ideological purist is all well and good, but you need somebody who knows how to play the game.


9 posted on 04/17/2011 7:57:45 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: LetsRok

So, Harry Reid getting re-elected another non-issue too?


10 posted on 04/17/2011 7:58:05 AM PDT by Son House (Finally, People Lie, Because They Feel If They Tell The Truth, They Won't Get What They Want.)
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To: jimbo123

He is the darling of the Tea Party? Huh?


11 posted on 04/17/2011 7:58:05 AM PDT by svcw (Non forgiveness is like holding a hot coal thinking the other person will be blistered)
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To: LetsRok; tips up

It’s call the “schmeer.”

Part of the cost of doing business.


12 posted on 04/17/2011 7:58:57 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: jimbo123
I believe Mr. Trump is playing rope a dope.
I enjoy listening to him because he says what I want to hear.
But I don't trust him, and won't support his run for the presidency.
13 posted on 04/17/2011 7:59:13 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: SubMareener
He wrote it with Bill Zanker, who started and runs “The Learning Annex”.

Well, I'm sold.

14 posted on 04/17/2011 7:59:54 AM PDT by OddLane
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To: LetsRok

Then why has he made NO contributions to conservatives? McCain is about as far right as anyone Trump has contributed to and McCain is no conservative.


15 posted on 04/17/2011 8:00:15 AM PDT by bwc2221
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To: gorush

I agree. The one thing this buffoon has done well is put obama on the hot seat over his “BC”. Has McCain apologized for this yet?


16 posted on 04/17/2011 8:00:27 AM PDT by italianquaker (Maobama)
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To: jimbo123

OK, maybe he’s not really a good guy. But right now, he’s showing the good guys (actually good girl: Palin), how they (she) should be relentlessly attacking the Marxists.


17 posted on 04/17/2011 8:00:27 AM PDT by Jim 0216
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To: novemberslady
I believe Mr. Trump is playing rope a dope.

I think he is, too. But what's his objective?
18 posted on 04/17/2011 8:00:38 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: dfwgator
Being an ideological purist is all well and good

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

Whenever I see someone raise the label of ideological purity to slam critics, it is usually in defense of a candidate who is nowhere near being conservative. We saw it with Rudy and we saw it with Mitt. And now we are seeing it with Trump - and for the exact same reason.

19 posted on 04/17/2011 8:00:41 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: gorush
He is trying to split the Republican vote so as to re-elect The Won.

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Could be. Give that man a cigar!

Every person named there makes me sick.

Top of the list is either Clinton or Schumer.

I'll have to go with 'Mr. Treason', BJ Clinton.

Countdown until Obama leaves Office: 643 days as of April 17, 2011.

I think what happened in 2008 was a coup. He and his Marxists and Maoists and all the other scum he has collected around him are foreign to everything this country stands for. Are we're headed for another sickening 4 years under this narcissistic fraud?

Zer0 knows what he is doing, and he is having a great time doing it. The game played by the Marxists is war where the end justifies the means. No matter how it's dressed up, his budget is an assault on America's freedom. We know that's his intent.

Winning rule in 2012: Direct political attack on Obama!

EXCELLENT2sm

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.


20 posted on 04/17/2011 8:02:55 AM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: novemberslady
I believe Mr. Trump is playing rope a dope.

The only question is, "who's the dope?"

In this case, I think it's the people buying the idea that Donald Trump is presidential material.

21 posted on 04/17/2011 8:03:32 AM PDT by OddLane
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To: Yaelle

Having a big mouth and telling obvious things even if others are gutless to tell it is not enough to me. I think there is a room for suspicion towards him.
The mighty has fallen too low if acting like Trump does is enough to dominate a political landscape in America.


22 posted on 04/17/2011 8:04:43 AM PDT by cunning_fish
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To: jimbo123
It's hard to say right now.
He's a republican made from the same cloth as Bloomberg of New York.
A democrat putting on the rino suit for elections.
23 posted on 04/17/2011 8:06:20 AM PDT by novemberslady
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To: jimbo123


24 posted on 04/17/2011 8:07:32 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: bwc2221

Trump’s donations are a mixed bag...he gave money to Reagan in 1984 primary, for example, but gave money to Carter in 1979.He gave money to Strom Thurmond, but also gave money to Major Owens. A role as kingmaker, or influence peddler? ... magritte


25 posted on 04/17/2011 8:08:41 AM PDT by magritte ("There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself "Do trousers matter?")
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To: jimbo123
If it takes a history of donating to Dems to have the courage to take the fight to Obama, then maybe that's what the other candidates should have done.

Why is the Obama-loving NYDN running this hit piece on Trump? Because Trump is scoring body blows to Zero and they want it to stop.

26 posted on 04/17/2011 8:08:51 AM PDT by Plutarch
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To: Jim 0216

OK, maybe he’s not really a good guy. But right now, he’s showing the good guys (actually good girl: Palin), how they (she) should be relentlessly attacking the Marxists.

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Palin doesn’t need him to show her how to attack. In case you’ve been asleep since August 29, 2008, Palin has been attacking Obama non-stop since then.

If anything, Trump is following in Palin’s footsteps.


27 posted on 04/17/2011 8:09:23 AM PDT by nomoremods
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To: jimbo123

I wish I understood Trump’s game. Is he a stalking horse for the Kenyan and the Rats? Another Perot? Are the liberals trashing him in the press just a tactic to help build his credibility in order to split the GOP and Independents?”

Nor really hard to understand. Trump has business with Soros. He has even duped many freepers. We are screwed.


28 posted on 04/17/2011 8:09:28 AM PDT by lookout88 (.combat officer's dad)
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To: gorush

Hmmmmm... A billionaire businessman from New York surrounded by Dems. What’s he to do to ensure they keep out of his business? Well, throw them chump change to keep Charlie happy because old Charlie thinks he’s getting some big bucks out of the capitalist.


29 posted on 04/17/2011 8:09:51 AM PDT by Red Steel
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To: LetsRok

You hit the nail on the head. Trump is a business man, and....a good one at that!!! As for him fronting Obama, forget it. Trump is like the “Pearl Harbor” attack. He has awoken the sleeping giant within America. Rather than fronting for Obama, he has awoken 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 to throw Obama and his cronies out of office. Governor Walker of Wisconsin, has the backbone and...he has won. His actions and strength have set the public service unions back on their heels and exposed the low life power brokers they are, just like Obama is. if the rank and file union members had any brains at all, they would send their leadership down the flushing toilet and replace them with leaders that care about the rank and file, job security, continuing success working with management for growth, success and individual recognition of excellence. that is what a good labor union is, period (win/win for both management & labor). Onward, Donald!!!! Game on, Palin!!! Hats off to you, Mr. Cain & Bachmann, go et ‘em, girl!!!!


30 posted on 04/17/2011 8:10:11 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: LetsRok

Oh? So it’s ok to sacrifice integrity for political and business expediency? That’s an admirable character trait for a President. How do you explain his donation to Harry Reid?


31 posted on 04/17/2011 8:10:38 AM PDT by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: dfwgator

I challenge you to find another conservative who has consistently contributed to liberals as much as Donald has.


33 posted on 04/17/2011 8:12:09 AM PDT by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: bwc2221

100% spot on. And no contribution to Tea Party candidates either.


34 posted on 04/17/2011 8:12:50 AM PDT by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: jimbo123
The casino king too bad the Jon Stewart media already used the 'title' Maverick on an undeserving politician. BUT that aside, in the 'donald's' mind the 'house' always wins. This BamBamKennedy economy is hurting his bottom line, big time. AND he can obviously see the GOP is afraid of their own shadow. Now the question I have is in the 'donald' presenting himself as 'running the table' did he get a stacked deck. OR is this the biggest gamble of his life and he is waiting to see if the big time player will fold.
35 posted on 04/17/2011 8:13:48 AM PDT by Just mythoughts
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To: LetsRok

I don’t trust “greasers”.


36 posted on 04/17/2011 8:14:18 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (They don't need to do another 911. They have BHO and the Fleebaggers.)
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To: jimbo123

Trump needs to run as a ‘rat candidate.


37 posted on 04/17/2011 8:14:26 AM PDT by Paladin2
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Especially since he's for Obama/Universal health care. The Tea Party fought for two years against it, and now Trump is co-opting the Tea Party?

Come ON people, wake up!

38 posted on 04/17/2011 8:16:47 AM PDT by rintense (The GOP elite & friends can pound sand.)
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To: jimbo123

All of the above. Kick him to the curb and fast!

He is doing some things a true Republican should be doing but he’s
not doing it for a good reason.


39 posted on 04/17/2011 8:16:51 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (They don't need to do another 911. They have BHO and the Fleebaggers.)
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To: jimbo123

Shill or stooge, who cares as long as he flushes out the Kenyan? Sarah´s gonna be the candidate anyway.


40 posted on 04/17/2011 8:17:09 AM PDT by onedoug (If)
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To: magritte
Reagan, Carter, Thurmond - isn't donations made in the 1970s and early 1980s stretching it a bit? I am interested in what candidates, causes he donated to in the last 15 years.
41 posted on 04/17/2011 8:18:45 AM PDT by bwc2221
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To: lookout88

Right now, Obama’s poll numbers are abysmal against:

1. Republicans
2. Independents
3. Whites
4. Men
5. Seniors
6. Married Women with children

For all intents and purposes, Obama is not re-electable and he knows it and the Democrat party overlords know it too.

Hitlery isn’t going run, either. She’s wants to get the hell out and settle down with Huma.

This Trump thing appears to be a Soros deal to me, with Trump as as Trojan Horse to infiltrate the GOP and Tea Party.


42 posted on 04/17/2011 8:19:19 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks jimbo123.


43 posted on 04/17/2011 8:19:26 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: nomoremods
If anything, Trump is following in Palin’s footsteps.

You are correct. He's trying to draw the TP attention to himself.

44 posted on 04/17/2011 8:20:13 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (They don't need to do another 911. They have BHO and the Fleebaggers.)
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To: bwc2221
Sorry about the non-html...here's a link...

http://www.newsmeat.com/billionaire_political_donations/Donald_Trump.php
45 posted on 04/17/2011 8:21:28 AM PDT by magritte ("There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself "Do trousers matter?")
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To: TribalPrincess2U
He is doing some things a true Republican should be doing but he’s not doing it for a good reason.

Bingo.
46 posted on 04/17/2011 8:21:28 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: JoeProBono

Donald Trump’s major field of endeavor as a businessman was real estate. The politicians in his almost totally Dem city of New York City, and any other NY pol, can be either major impediments to his real estate empire or at least neutral if not positive. Trump is a smart man. He contributed to grease the skids or at least not have his business empire attacked and/or ruined. Bank financiers and other CEO’s of large businesses do the same thing because and they are constantly giving to both sides because they never know when the worm will turn and a different political Party is suddenly in control. You would be an idiot, if you want to survive in big business to do otherwise. Especially if you have a high profile business. For example, look what trouble Walmart has had constantly by pols and interest groups trying to do them harm. Considering that, I find it quite brave of Trump to come out now with what I believe he truly in his gut feels are in his nation’s interests. He knows that he will be attacked from all sides, including by many Freepers, and yet he has come out publicly with stated conservative positions on the future of capitalism, trade issues, border issues, abortion, gay marriage (dosn’t want it), etc. Trump is getting flak from everywhere, yet he is persisting. I admire the man. He’s going where few are willing to go, in spite of the slings and arrows thrown his way.

And for those of you who want to make some kind of Trojan Horse out of Trump, just start watching some of the Dem propaganda stations on TV and the MSM in the print. They are in the process of trying to ruin this man big time. I’m watching while typing this, Reliable Sources on CNN as they are trying their best to destroy Trump’s reputation. I’d take Trump over most lily livered limp wristed candidates out there, many in the Pub Party. Let Trump do what Trump is doing best right now, being vocal and speaking to issues where few others are willing to go.


47 posted on 04/17/2011 8:21:37 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: jimbo123

Don’t understand Trump?

He’s a philosophical conservative but also a tremedously successful businessman that must negotiate the liberal waters to succeed.
It’s called BUSINESS.
He is savvy...he knows where the powerbrokers are.
He plays the game...he has never been a politico, now he might be. But that’s why he is fresh.

What you should be acutely aware of is the counter offensive going on with the liberal establishment in touting these dem contributions over and over—they want more than anything for conservatives to become aghast in moral outrage and turn a deaf ear to Trump.

They know that conservatives, with their purist litmus tests are very easily played.

They have used our pollyanna sensibilities, ie, WE CONSERVATIVES (puffed up chests) can NEVER stoop so low as to manipulate, we must ALWAYS show our cards and be forthright yada, yada—and they’ve nailed us over and over.

It’s like expecting the Taliban to engage in some kind of code of honor.

Like it or not, it is a vicious dog eat dog world out there.

How about we play savvy for once?


48 posted on 04/17/2011 8:22:26 AM PDT by cycle of discernment
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To: jimbo123

He is a successful businessman, wheeler-dealer, and promoter. He is also a loyal American and a generous philanthropist. His current situation will end up serving one or more of those aspects. Other than that it is anybody’s guess.


49 posted on 04/17/2011 8:23:48 AM PDT by Marylander
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To: jimbo123

Who cares what his angle is? He’s a lying liberal scammer. That’s all anyone needs to know. He’ s entertaining. He’s also a joke. And anyone who falls for it should be ashamed.


50 posted on 04/17/2011 8:23:53 AM PDT by Huck (“We must have universal healthcare,” Donald Trump.)
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