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    Wealthy Cruz Donor Pours Millions Into Clinton Campaign

    http://observer.com/2016/05/wealthy-...nton-campaign/

    Just goes to show the kind of money behind Lying Ted! By the way article says 60% of bush donors now donate to Hillary.



    Wealthy Cruz Donor Pours Millions Into Clinton Campaign

    Such a swift transition illuminates what we knew all along: Hillary will do anything to get elected
    By Michael Sainato • 05/09/16 2:00pm
    Democratic presidential candidate former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during a campaign rally on May 6, 2016 in Oakland, California. Hillary Clinton is campaigning in California ahead of the State's presidential primary on June 7th.
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
    Renaissance Technologies, a hedge fund founded by billionaire James Simons, donated over $13 million to Sen. Ted Cruz’s failed presidential campaign. For a guy who’s supposed to be pretty smart with his money, the ROI on that one has got to sting. Nevertheless, now that Mr. Cruz is out of the race, Mr. Simons has begun pouring millions of dollars into Hillary Clinton‘s campaign, with Renaissance Technologies donating over $2 million to Ms. Clinton so far this election cycle. Euclidean Capital—also owned by Mr. Simons—has given the Clinton campaign over $7 million in contributions, and such figures are likely to increase as Ms. Clinton slowly transitions her attention from Democratic Primary opponent Bernie Sanders to the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump.

    Mr. Simons isn’t the only wealthy donor making the move. A number of deep-pocketed elite have given up trying to buy off Republican politicians in order to support Ms. Clinton—the only establishment-friendly candidate of either party remaining in the race. In response, the Clinton campaign has assembled a group dubbed “Republicans for Hillary” to reach wealthy GOP donors. Ms Clinton not only shares over 60 of the same donors with the former Republican candidate Jeb Bush but is also making new efforts to court additional Bush family donors, according to a recent Politico report.


    During the Democratic primary, Ms. Clinton branded herself as the pragmatic, realistic progressive choice for Democrats. Now with a comfortable lead in pledged delegates over Mr. Sanders, Ms. Clinton is moving back toward a moderate position in order to garner support from moderate Republicans and Independent voters.

    ‘If the process is set up to produce an unfair, one-sided result, we are prepared to mobilize.’

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    Hedge fund manager James Simons.
    Hedge fund manager James Simons. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images)
    Such a swift transition illuminates what Mr. Sanders’ supporters knew all along: Hillary Clinton is willing to do anything to get elected. This dark reality is a primary reason Mr. Sanders is so reluctant to concede his presidential campaign. If Mr. Sanders doesn’t take his campaign all the way to the Democratic National Convention in July, his entire platform and millions of loyal supporters will be completely abandoned by the Democratic Party and the DNC.

    Lead by Ms. Clinton’s 2008 campaign co-chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the Democratic National Committee has made it abundantly clear that the Democratic Establishment wants as little to do with Mr. Sanders’ brand of progressivism as possible. In a letter last week, the Sanders campaign warned the DNC of a contested convention after only three committee members of the 45 submitted from the Sanders campaign were selected by Debbie Wasserman Schultz to serve on any of the DNC’s standing committees. Ms. Wasserman Schultz ensured the majority of committee members were loyal and dedicated to Ms. Clinton.

    “If we are to have a unified party in the fall—no matter who wins the nomination—we cannot have a Democratic National Convention in which the views of millions of people who participated in the Democratic nominating process are unrepresented in the committee membership appointed by you, the Chair,” Mr. Sanders wrote to Ms. Wasserman Schultz. “It is my hope we can quickly resolve this in a fair way. If the process is set up to produce an unfair, one-sided result, we are prepared to mobilize our delegates to force as many votes as necessary to amend the platform and rules on the floor of the convention.”

    Given the history of Ms. Wasserman Schultz’s efforts to rig the Democratic primaries in favor of Ms. Clinton, the only way for Mr. Sanders’ supporters to have their voices heard at the Democratic National Convention will be to continue stepping up against the Democratic establishment. Ms. Wasserman Schultz and the majority of the Democratic Party have made it apparent that their support for Hillary Clinton and her vast array of corporate and wealthy donors takes precedence over the concerns of constituents and the thousands of disenfranchised voters Bernie Sanders has reincorporated into American democracy.
    Last edited by Dropkick; 05-10-2016, 07:29 AM.

    #2
    Clinton can be bought , it's a fact. Trump I think is less crooked. ALL POLITICIANS ARE CROOKED!!!!

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      #3
      America desperately needs campaign finance reform! As it is politicians can be bought for a relative pittance, but when there's huge amounts of corporate money involved it's a recipe for political disaster. If there is no reform then corporations will simply buy the government they want, like they do now.
      SHADAP VARMINT!

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        #4
        Originally posted by Karpteach View Post
        Clinton can be bought , it's a fact. Trump I think is less crooked. ALL POLITICIANS ARE CROOKED!!!!
        Yay for democracy. The level of crookedness is inversely proportional to the familiarity they have with the day to day issues of the voting population.
        NRA LIFE | SAF | GOA | UTAH / NH / FL / PA / NY CCW | APPLESEED RIFLEMAN | RSO | FREEPORT R&R | NSCA | NYSRPA

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          #5
          Originally posted by Mad Russian View Post
          America desperately needs campaign finance reform! As it is politicians can be bought for a relative pittance, but when there's huge amounts of corporate money involved it's a recipe for political disaster. If there is no reform then corporations will simply buy the government they want, like they do now.
          Couldn't agree more.
          NRA LIFE | SAF | GOA | UTAH / NH / FL / PA / NY CCW | APPLESEED RIFLEMAN | RSO | FREEPORT R&R | NSCA | NYSRPA

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            #6
            Originally posted by Mad Russian View Post
            America desperately needs campaign finance reform! As it is politicians can be bought for a relative pittance, but when there's huge amounts of corporate money involved it's a recipe for political disaster. If there is no reform then corporations will simply buy the government they want, like they do now.
            I totally agree. I think there should be no full time politicians. They should have a REAL jobs! There should be no business or even personal donations. The Gomment should give all who run a set amount of money and NO more!!!

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              #7
              I've never been influenced by a politicians advertisements. I blame the zombie-like apathetic voter more than the big money donors. People who are so weak minded that they need TV commercials to decide who to vote for are the real problem.

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                #8
                I guess this guy was backing Cruz in hopes of derailing Trump. A true conservative would never do this.
                Exercise the Bill of Rights. It's good for your Constitution.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Karpteach View Post

                  I totally agree. I think there should be no full time politicians. They should have a REAL jobs! There should be no business or even personal donations. The Gomment should give all who run a set amount of money and NO more!!!
                  If you read the Fedralist papers, government service as s politician was to be akin to a military service stint.. Do your thing, go back to civilian life. Politicians weren't supposed to be able to acquire wealth through thier positions, keeping them honest, and having a desire to get back to tending whatever personal business they had.. This gravy train system breeds the political elites, a royal class who dictates to the masses. We fought the revolution to escape the king's yoke, only to be saddled with this monstrosity.
                  Hunter, NRA Life Member, NYS Deplorable

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                    #10
                    The gravy train of the buyers and peddlers of influence are threatened by Trump. These self-serving swine would rather destroy the future of this country to keep the status quo than preserve what remains at their own loss. They need to be purged.

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