Money can't buy happiness, or an election

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    Nov 08, 2012 10:23 AM GMT
    "The top donors to super PACs in 2012 did not fare well — casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, the No. 1 super PAC contributor with more than $53 million in giving, backed eight losers at this writing.

    Adelson was top backer of the pro-Mitt Romney Restore Our Future super PAC, with $20 million in donations. Romney lost to President Barack Obama. In addition, Adelson's contributions to super PACs backing U.S. Senate candidates in Florida, Virginia and New Jersey were also for naught..."


    http://openchannel.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/08/15001252-money-cant-buy-happiness-or-an-election?lite
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    Nov 08, 2012 10:29 AM GMT
    In the face of constant opposition with tons of black money
    Lies and dirty campaign tricks
    Obama still pulled it off and Then Some

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    Nov 08, 2012 10:36 AM GMT
    And don't forget the Republicans have an entire TV "news" network working for them, plus conservative radio commentators from coast to coast.
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    Nov 08, 2012 10:50 AM GMT
    Let's be "Fair" and "Balanced" and not judge icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Nov 08, 2012 3:53 PM GMT
    The one big winner?

    Chicago media mogul and 5th-ranked SuperDonor Fred Eychaner. The reclusive but openly gay CEO of Newsweb Corp. gave at least $3.5 million to the pro-Obama Priorities USA Action PAC. Worth every penny.

    http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2005-06-07/news/0506070274_1_gay-rights-activist-politics-fred-eychaner
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    Nov 08, 2012 3:58 PM GMT
    Money does help, but it's what you do with that money that counts. Strategy, common sense, instincts, knowing your audience, research--these are equally important.
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    Nov 08, 2012 5:14 PM GMT
    Meg Whitman spent $178.5 million and LOST ...in her fight for California governor ....against Jerry Brown who spent $36.5 million.

    Linda McMahon spent almost a $100 million(over her two bids in two years) for Senate run. Her opponent spent $20million....and WON EASILY.

    Most of us have witnessed election after election in which BIG MONEY WAS ALWAYS THE WINNER.

    NOT ANY MORE! That's the shock.......and worth celebrating!
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    Nov 08, 2012 5:26 PM GMT
    Word of the Day: Villainaires

    Examples: Sheldon Adelson
    David and Charles Koch
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    Nov 08, 2012 6:08 PM GMT
    Plus, now they've got a president gunning for them.
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    Nov 08, 2012 6:13 PM GMT
    Caslon21000 saidPlus, now they've got a president gunning for them.


    Oh, I hope not. Big companies and rich folk may act in their own interests, but it's not like they're some sort of dastardly evil villains, at least for the most part. I sincerely hope we move on, adopt balanced regulatory structures where necessary but otherwise let things get on with the business of recovery.

    The looney wing of the Republican party may act like math and science don't exist, but I am afraid my fellow Democrats often act like economics and business sense don't exist.