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Billionaire kleptocrats crap out

Posted by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 8:22 PM
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They came, they spent... then they limped home, tails between their legs. Okay, they didn't limp – they were flown home on their private Gulfstream jets, but still their tails were tucked down in the defeat mode.

"They" are the billionaire, far-right, corporate extremists who tried to be presidential kingmakers. Unleashed by the Supreme Court's Citizens United edict to spend unlimited sums of cash in this year's elections, they spewed money into efforts to enthrone Mitt Romney in the White House and turn the Senate into a GOP rubber stamp for totally corporatizing government.

As they gathered at exclusive Romney victory parties on election night, however, the mood quickly soured, for key states were choosing Democrats. The people (damn them) seemed to be deliberately voting against the barons.

Casino baron Sheldon Adelson, for example, put down an obscene $60 million on eight candidates – and crapped out on all of them. Also, the über-billionaire Koch boys reportedly amassed an arsenal of $400 million from their corporate vault and from other billionaires to knock-off Obama. But, at evening's end, there the president stood, re-elected with more than 56 percent of the electoral votes.

And Bob Perry, another self-serving, ultra-rightist billionaire dumped $21 million into GOP SuperPACs trying to win senate races in Florida and Virginia, as well as the presidency. All for naught. Democrats not only gained two seats in the Senate, but such new senators as Elizabeth Warren, Tammy Baldwin, Heidi Heitkamp, Mazie Hirono, Joe Donnelly, Chris Murphy, and Martin Heinrich are expected to stand against the corporate kletrocracy that the barons were trying to buy.

Of course, the billionaires reckon that they just didn't spend enough this year, so look for even more obscenity in 2014 and 2016.

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by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 8:22 PM
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imamomzilla
by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 8:27 PM
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 Such contempt for successful people. tsk tsk

"Kleptos" steal....I'd say that slur is more apropos for the Democrap party. They steal from the working class and give to those too lazy to work.

gsprofval
by Gold Member on Nov. 19, 2012 at 8:36 PM
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And Romney's website for contributions was set up the way it's supposed to be unlike obama's which took contributions from outside the U.S.

Quoting imamomzilla:

 Such contempt for successful people. tsk tsk

"Kleptos" steal....I'd say that slur is more apropos for the Democrap party. They steal from the working class and give to those too lazy to work.


Friday
by Platinum Member on Nov. 19, 2012 at 8:41 PM
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Quoting imamomzilla:

 Such contempt for successful people. tsk tsk

"Kleptos" steal....I'd say that slur is more apropos for the Democrap party. They steal from the working class and give to those too lazy to work.

Since my selection of Peanut confused you before, I'll explain. This means it went over your head.

You're welcome.


Church of The Invisible Pink Unicorn (blessed be her holy hooves)

Friday
by Platinum Member on Nov. 19, 2012 at 8:42 PM


Quoting gsprofval:

And Romney's website for contributions was set up the way it's supposed to be unlike obama's which took contributions from outside the U.S.

Quoting imamomzilla:

 Such contempt for successful people. tsk tsk

"Kleptos" steal....I'd say that slur is more apropos for the Democrap party. They steal from the working class and give to those too lazy to work.


It makes y'all look silly to comment w/o reading the article posted. This is about SuperPacs trying and failing, miserably, to steal the election.

Thanks for playing.


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Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Nov. 19, 2012 at 8:45 PM
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The amount of money wasted on this last presidential election was crass and foolish- one side was going to lose, big time. Seems rather fiscally irresponsible.

imamomzilla
by on Nov. 19, 2012 at 8:53 PM

 You sure are fond of that talking dummy. LOL

What part went over my head? Your piece implies that billionaires took a gamble and lost. They didn't STEAL anything.

You do know what kleptomania is, don't you?

D'oh!

Quoting Friday:


Quoting imamomzilla:

 Such contempt for successful people. tsk tsk

"Kleptos" steal....I'd say that slur is more apropos for the Democrap party. They steal from the working class and give to those too lazy to work.

Since my selection of Peanut confused you before, I'll explain. This means it went over your head.

You're welcome.

 

Friday
by Platinum Member on Nov. 19, 2012 at 9:18 PM


Quoting imamomzilla:

 You sure are fond of that talking dummy. LOL

What part went over my head? Your piece implies that billionaires took a gamble and lost. They didn't STEAL anything.

You do know what kleptomania is, don't you?

D'oh!

Quoting Friday:


Quoting imamomzilla:

 Such contempt for successful people. tsk tsk

"Kleptos" steal....I'd say that slur is more apropos for the Democrap party. They steal from the working class and give to those too lazy to work.

Since my selection of Peanut confused you before, I'll explain. This means it went over your head.

You're welcome.

 

Obviously all of it went over your head. I'm sorry that you think anyone trying to buy our elections or elected reps is in any way ok.


Church of The Invisible Pink Unicorn (blessed be her holy hooves)

LucyMom08
by Silver Member on Nov. 19, 2012 at 9:25 PM
I was talking about this with SO the day after the election...we were both pleasantly surprised the monopolies didn't win with Pennsylvania avenue, haha...
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MomTiara19
by Silver Member on Nov. 20, 2012 at 7:30 AM

Money cant buy a champion.....integrity and the people do.

emeraldangel2.0
by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 7:52 AM

Amen

Quoting MomTiara19:

Money cant buy a champion.....integrity and the people do.



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