The oligarchs are making their voices heard this election. A new analysis of SuperPAC donations by the Center for Public Integrity finds that just ten donors are responsible for one-third of the $202 million of SuperPAC money so far this election. Of those ten donors – seven are individuals and four are billionaires. Leading the way is casino mogul Sheldon Adelson who’s dished out $26.5 million so far – mostly on Newt Gingrich’s failed campaign. Others on the list include billionaire Texas home-builder Bob Perry who’s spread his 6.7 million around between Mitt Romney and Karl Rove’s SuperPACs, Libertarian PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel who bankrolled Ron Paul’s campaign with $2.7 million, and bankster Foster Friess who propped up Rick Santorum with a couple million dollars. And then there are the anonymous donors out there who the American people will likely never know about – spending tens of millions of dollars on right-wing SuperPACs. I’m guessing Mahmoud Amadenijad is one of them, considering how good the Republican Party has been to the Iranians – selling them weapons in the 1980’s – material to build nuclear bombs in the 1990’s – and taking out their top enemy, Iraq, in the 2000s. Ahmadenijad is just making an investment for another decade of good relations with the Republican Party.
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Apr. 27, 2012 3:11 pm