Sheldon Adelson Donates $5 Million To Newt Gingrich Campaign

  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jan 08, 2012 4:42 PM GMT

    http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/07/adelson-gives-5-million-to-super-pac-supporting-gingrich/
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jan 08, 2012 5:02 PM GMT
    Wow, what a sad waste of money. Perhaps just a needed tax write off.
    So many more prudent places for him to make a donation than the grinch.

    But here's a thought... maybe the donation was made as a way to slow down Romney.... he may not be a grinch supporter or a Repub in the least, but a strategic investment to help slow the frontrunner........ maybe a reasonable idea after all....

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    Jan 08, 2012 5:38 PM GMT
    You might want to click on the link and read for yourself

    "A longtime supporter of Newt Gingrich has donated $5 million to a super PAC backing his presidential bid, providing a major boost to Mr. Gingrich’s ailing campaign in the critical lead-up to Tuesday’s presidential primary in New Hampshire.

    The donation, reported on Saturday night by The Washington Post, came from Sheldon Adelson, a Las Vegas casino mogul who has long been a generous patron of Mr. GIngrich’s political career."


    Sounds like he just might be a long term supporter of Gingrich. Sheldon Adelson has some company … me, although without the $5 million.
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    Jan 08, 2012 6:57 PM GMT
    Who says Adelson's gay?
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    Jan 08, 2012 8:54 PM GMT
    I don't know a thing about him one way or the other.
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    Jan 08, 2012 9:04 PM GMT
    Its got nothing to do with anything but a wealthy man investing in one of his properties. One percenters like Adelson get special loopholes written for them all the time. And his boy Gingrich has the access to get it done.

    $5 million for Adelson is like you and me pulling a $20 bill out of out pockets.
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    Jan 08, 2012 9:06 PM GMT
    Oh yeah, and here is Adelson with his second wife.

    Not exactly gay...or maybe just another closeted, gay Republican with a beard.

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    Jan 08, 2012 9:17 PM GMT
    I've heard the name, but that's about it. If he's supposed to be our balance for George Soros, he needs to get out there a bit more.
  • KissTheSky

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    Jan 09, 2012 12:00 AM GMT
    Too bad for Mitt Romney.... now Gingrich can buy millions of dollars worth of attack ads and return the favor Romney dealt him in Iowa.
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    Jan 09, 2012 6:51 AM GMT
    KissTheSky saidToo bad for Mitt Romney.... now Gingrich can buy millions of dollars worth of attack ads and return the favor Romney dealt him in Iowa.


    Yep.

    Gingrich has every right to throw a few arrows back at Mitt for that.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jan 09, 2012 6:39 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said

    Gingrich has every right to throw a few arrows back at Mitt for that.



    I hope he does. Let's get those out of the way so Obama has no more arrows he can throw
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    Jan 09, 2012 7:14 PM GMT
    Wasted money. I want Gingrich to go down in flames.
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    Jan 10, 2012 12:48 AM GMT
    freedomisntfree saidI don't know a thing about him one way or the other.



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    NO YOU DON"T KNOW MUCH ABOUT ADELSON,


    So let me fill you in on some important facts.


    ADELSON, Is a huge supporter of US far right Militaristic Groups, the Israeli FAR RIGHT LIKUD party its leader NETANYAHU of Israel, you know, the ones who are doing everything in their power to support and push for war with IRAN. This should ring a bell as to why Gingrich is such a strong supporter of war with IRAN, and why he's made such statements as "Palestinians are an invented people" Gingrich is in the pocket of the Israeli Lobby and its paid off well with Adelsons Support.

    ADELSON is so much pro LIKUD/Netanyahu/ that he financed an Israeli Free Paper to support them called the ISRAELI DAILY


    We do not want Gingrich who is bought and paid for by agents whose interests are not represented by what is best for the US, War with Iran is not in our interest no more than war with Iraq was, did we not learn a thing from that tragic mistake ?

    Again, do a Google search on the connection between Adelson, Netanyahu, Israel's far right Likud Party and Newt Gingrich. and please do get back to me if I'm in any way misleading you by my statements above. CHECK THIS OUT !!!
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    Jan 10, 2012 6:46 AM GMT
    Look up the story about the FUNDING relationship between Adelson - Netanyahu - Gingrich and Adelsons activities in Israel in THE JEWISH DAILY FORWARD. There you will see that in many ways our Repub politicians are to the right of even the Israeli's who DO NOT WANT WAR WITH IRAN.


    Search out the truth of who these war chanting Republican candidates and who the Militaristic backers are. Read Repubs Read !!!! Find out what you are backing instead of just voting your party line politics.
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    Jan 10, 2012 6:15 PM GMT
    I note a sudden silence once the suspicious nature/motives of Gingrich major backer.

    Republicans, are facts about who backs these war promoting candidates of your party to inconvenient to discuss ?


    Why do you keep supporting candidates whose financial supporters are behind goals that are not in the best interests of the US? Did we not learn a damn thing from this same group leading us to the unecessary war with Iraq ? These facts about who these backers to your candidates are, cannot nor should not be ignored, they have brought about the deaths of tens of thousands and for what ?


    SoCal and Freedom(Geezer) Why the silence when the facts are brought out about your Neo Con war backing candidates ?