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  •  I have another idea ... (3.00)
    Let's do a side by side comparison of all the big corporations who give to both Bush and Kerry ... yeah, yeah! Hey, I have another good idea, let's do the same thing for Bush and Gore from the 2000 election cycle .. yeah, yeah! I bet we will see that the same big businesses are supporting each of the same candidates ... yeah, yeah! And who could forget that some of the same "Benedict Arnold companies" Kerry complains about also fund his campaign coffers!
    •  gotcha! (none)
        You act like all of this giving to two candidates, two parties, stuff is some sort of secret, and you act like politics is supposed to be some sort of pure thing.  

      The best fighters have always known when to pick their battles, this is not the year to have the battle about the two parties being one in the same, not when one party controls the presidency, the congress and the courts, this is the year to put some balance back into the system, then you can have your battle for the hearts and minds of the Democratic party, but I guess you might be of the school of thought that thinks that it needs to destroy the system in order to fix it, of course, while all sorts of kaos is going on that's when the evil folks take over, but that should be of no concern to an idealist such as yourself.

      Whatever exists will, sooner or later, be turned inside out.

      by jbou on Sat Mar 27, 2004 at 09:46:18 PM PST

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    •  Corporations (none)
      I never did understand this argument, when media make it or blog commentators.

      Corporations cannot donate money to federal campaigns.  Period.

      If you contribute more than $250, however, the campaign must (to the best of its ability) collect certain information from you, including your occupation and your employer.

      When you hear media say that "Citibank contributed more than X dollars to Y candidate," what they really mean is that employees of that entity gave that money.  So what?  For all we know, 50 different employees contributed to Bush and 50 different ones contributed to Kerry.  Doesn't mean they have the same contributors.

      To be honest, I don't know why there's all this heated rhetoric going on.  Are we really surprised that Republicans are contributing to Nader?  Would we contribute to a third party challenger from the right (you betcha)?  Doesn't make Nader into a Republican Manchurian candidate, does it?  This is politics, folks.  We all try to win the battles any way we can.

      Wisecracks and witticisms served fresh daily.

      by PeteyP on Sat Mar 27, 2004 at 10:57:44 PM PST

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