Tim Cook to host fundraiser for House Speaker Paul Ryan, other Republicans

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in General Discussion edited June 2016
After Apple refused to back this election cycle's Republican national convention, a report on Monday claims CEO Tim Cook next week will host a fundraiser for sitting U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and other House Republicans.




As Apple does not field an in-house political action committee, Cook is hosting the fundraiser on his own accord, reports Politico. Money raised at the Menlo Park, Calif., event on June 28 will go to Ryan (R-WI) and a joint fundraising committee assisting with general House Republican election efforts.

With the fundraiser, Cook continues to court politicians on both sides of the aisle. In the past, Apple's CEO has donated to the campaigns of Barack Obama, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) and Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio).

Apple this past weekend told Republican party leaders it would not support the upcoming GOP convention in Ohio due to inflammatory remarks made by presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump. Ryan, too, has voiced concern over Trump's nomination, but is backing the flamboyant businessman in keeping with party lines.

Distasteful comments aside, Trump has taken aim at Apple's outsourcing strategy and unwillingness to cooperate with authorities in the aftermath of the San Bernardino terror attacks. For the latter, Trump called for a boycott on Apple products until the company agreed to cooperate with law enforcement agencies seeking access to an iPhone used by terrorist Syed Rizwan Farook.



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  • Reply 1 of 73
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 33,408member
    That's a smart business move.
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  • Reply 2 of 73
    decondosdecondos Posts: 10member
    Bribery will get you access. Access will get you anything. Wish I could buy congress people.
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  • Reply 3 of 73
    Might be a smart move, but seriously what is an adult gay man doing fundraising for a major Republican?
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  • Reply 4 of 73
    rogifan_newrogifan_new Posts: 4,297member
    Might be a smart move, but seriously what is an adult gay man doing fundraising for a major Republican?
    Perhaps not all gay people are single issue voters?
    baconstangpatchythepiratediplicationlatifbp
  • Reply 5 of 73
    moreckmoreck Posts: 187member
    Paul Ryan's horrible and gross, but I suppose you have to grease certain palms to get what you want in this corrupt system.
    jackansibaconstanglordjohnwhorfinstevenozrcfaanton zuykovnolamacguyfrankie
  • Reply 6 of 73
    jungmarkjungmark Posts: 6,866member
    Interesting. Maybe Cook can talk some sense into the Speaker to dump Trump. 
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  • Reply 7 of 73
    Might be a smart move, but seriously what is an adult gay man doing fundraising for a major Republican?
    Last week, 100+ gay peole were systematically shot by an ISIS Jihadist at a nightclub in Orlando. Our Democrat President failed to to prevent this terrorist attack. There were plenty of advanced warnings, but his FBI declared these warnings to be Islamaphobia. They determined this ISIS Jihadist was a victim, free to purchase any guns he wanted. And now, instead of blaming ISIS, the Demorat party is only blaming the RNC and the NRA. Now they're even redacting/editing the 911 transcripts to not implicate ISIS and Islam:

    http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2016/06/20/public-outcry-forces-obamas-hand-uncensored-orlando-transcripts-released/

    Pretty much guarantees that something similar will happen again. The DNC is good at protecting gay people from Christian pastry chefs who won't bake for them, but the DNC is very very bad at protecting gay people from slaughter by Islamic jihadists.
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  • Reply 8 of 73

    but [Obama's] FBI declared these warnings to be Islamaphobia. 
    What's your source or evidence that the FBI declared these warnings to be Islamaphobia?  I haven't heard that and I've been paying attention.
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  • Reply 9 of 73
    Lol
    too late to kiss up now
  • Reply 10 of 73
    rogifan_newrogifan_new Posts: 4,297member
    moreck said:
    Paul Ryan's horrible and gross, but I suppose you have to grease certain palms to get what you want in this corrupt system.
    Not anymore horrible or gross than Barack Obama.
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  • Reply 11 of 73
    Might be a smart move, but seriously what is an adult gay man doing fundraising for a major Republican?
    The question is why is the CEO of the largest cap company in the US hosting a fundraiser for one of the 2 major political parties? 
    The answer should be obvious.
    entropysfrankie
  • Reply 12 of 73
    SpamSandwichSpamSandwich Posts: 33,408member
    moreck said:
    Paul Ryan's horrible and gross, but I suppose you have to grease certain palms to get what you want in this corrupt system.
    Not anymore horrible or gross than Barack Obama.
    Let's just agree that they're both horrible.
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  • Reply 13 of 73
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 9,456member
    Not anymore horrible or gross than Barack Obama.
    Let's just agree that they're both horrible.
    Unfortunately that’s our two choices this year. Hillary (gross) or Trump (horrible). Apple may not be doomed but the United States most certainly is.


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  • Reply 14 of 73
    Might be a smart move, but seriously what is an adult gay man doing fundraising for a major Republican?
    Announcing that A) his company is not him, B) Apple is happy to support both parties but C) they are not willing to support the foul and toxic orange vomit that is Trump
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  • Reply 15 of 73
    Might be a smart move, but seriously what is an adult gay man doing fundraising for a major Republican?
    Last week, 100+ gay peole were systematically shot by an ISIS Jihadist at a nightclub in Orlando. Our Democrat President failed to to prevent this terrorist attack. There were plenty of advanced warnings, but his FBI declared these warnings to be Islamaphobia. They determined this ISIS Jihadist was a victim, free to purchase any guns he wanted. And now, instead of blaming ISIS, the Demorat party is only blaming the RNC and the NRA. Now they're even redacting/editing the 911 transcripts to not implicate ISIS and Islam:

    http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2016/06/20/public-outcry-forces-obamas-hand-uncensored-orlando-transcripts-released/

    Pretty much guarantees that something similar will happen again. The DNC is good at protecting gay people from Christian pastry chefs who won't bake for them, but the DNC is very very bad at protecting gay people from slaughter by Islamic jihadists.
    Nothing "ISIS" about him. The president couldn't do anything to prevent it. Congress could have, but they bend over and take it when the NRA says to, so they didn't. 

    If if you get "news" from Breitbart you will remain ignorant. 
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  • Reply 16 of 73
    Read Scott Adams' blog on Trump, which I find insightful as to his use of persuasion. It is something I think people of all political leanings would appreciate.
    edited June 2016 lordjohnwhorfinentropys
  • Reply 17 of 73
    netroxnetrox Posts: 1,050member
    No one seems to get it - Trump publicly bashed Apple and told us to boycott Apple. As a result, Apple had every right to refuse to back Trump. It doesn't mean Apple won't back Republican agendas. It's Trump himself that Apple won't back. 

    Most people aren't "one issue" voter. They think of all the possible issues that affect their lives. That's why many states swing. 




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  • Reply 18 of 73
    lkrupp said:
    Let's just agree that they're both horrible.
    Unfortunately that’s our two choices this year. Hillary (gross) or Trump (horrible). 


    More enlightened commentary from know-nothing techie crowd. But let me guess, you didn't need to vet any of her proposals or pay attention to what she's been saying during the primaries because you just **know** so much. 
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  • Reply 19 of 73

    Not anymore horrible or gross than Barack Obama.
    Let's just agree that they're both horrible.
    Let's just say that you two are horrible. But anyway, how you are writing from the FEMA camp since Obama's taken all your freedoms away? 
    netroxlordjohnwhorfinbaconstangroundaboutnow
  • Reply 20 of 73
    razormaidrazormaid Posts: 299member
    So I guess the last 24 hour backlash of apples decision of "choosing sides" didn't sit good with someone near the top - probably the board of directors. The internet was flooded with both parties lambasting this move of "not supporting the republicsn convention" Supporting one party over the other In the corporate world when you chop off the hand that feeds you (1/2 of your potential sales: in the case aka republicans) you're going to loose money.
    Just if they choose to do the reverse and not support the democrstes.

    It's not his company to decide these things. He can give money personally but there are share holders involved when you start down the "pick who you want to win" road and hopefully he realized it's not republicans getting the free government handouts - after all you can't buy an iPhone with good stamps (well maybe you can now in California. <Lol> )
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