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The Elections of 2010 Brought To You By McDonald's.

Poll Results: Is more money being spent on elections good for America?

Poll expired: Jul 10, 2011  
  • 66% (2)
    Yes
  • 33% (1)
    No
3 Total Votes  
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"Over the past few weeks, top Democratic Party strategists have been passed a chart by a concerned, well-respected operative underscoring the daunting task they face in the 2010 elections.

On the left hand side of the chart is a list of ten Republican aligned institutions, ranging from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to the Family Research Council. Next to it is a column listing the amount of money each group has pledged to spend by Election Day. A third column on the right details what those groups actually spent in 2008 on federal elections.

The number at the bottom delivers the key message. If their pledges are fulfilled, these ten groups will unleash more than $200 million in election-focused spending -- roughly $37 million more than every single independent group spent on the 2008 presidential campaign combined. This time around, almost every single penny will be going to Republican candidates or causes.




-Update: A Democratic operative makes the case that the total could rise to roughly $300 million if it includes additional pledges for campaign spending from Americans for Prosperity, promising $45 million, the Club for Growth, $24 million, the National Rifle Association, $20 million, and the Susan B. Anthony List, $6 million)

Democrats who received the chart -- which include staff at both congressional committees, the major unions, and many of the most respected campaign hands in the party -- have admitted to greeting it with nervous expletives. It has been passed along to big fundraisers in hopes that they will be compelled to open up their checkbooks.

One top-ranking Democratic operative involved in crafting campaign strategy said he "wouldn't be surprised" if outside groups on the Republican side "outspend us four-to-one." Another top official at a campaign committee called it "one hell of a wake-up call to the left."
~ http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/0..._n_639202.html
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Summary: Obama and the Democrats fucked up (well, they showed their true colors). Now a bunch of people want them out and are willing to spend a ton of money to make that happen.

The state is nothing more than a criminal gang writ large.

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The state is nothing more than a criminal gang writ large.

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Summary: Obama and the Democrats fucked up (well, they showed their true colors). Now a bunch of people want them out and are willing to spend a ton of money to make that happen.

No, they're spending the money because Obama hasn't fucked up.
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No, they're spending the money because Obama hasn't fucked up.

Oh yes, I see your reasoning now.

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The number at the bottom delivers the key message. If their pledges are fulfilled, these ten groups will unleash more than $200 million in election-focused spending -- roughly $37 million more than every single independent group spent on the 2008 presidential campaign combined. This time around, almost every single penny will be going to Republican candidates or causes.

I am happy about this...

Normally each election year I contribute a nominal amount to candidates for their elections; this year 2010 and next presidential election - 2012 - I plan on mortgaging my home to be sure we get Republicans back in power! That is because Obama and the Democrats have so screwed up America it is patriotic to see Democrats lose in the next election cycle! And should corporations donate heavily to the GOP? You betcha... all they can...
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