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  •  not all of them do so (0+ / 0-)
    What they do is hedge their bets, play both sides to the middle, and make token donations to "liberal" politicians not because they love Progressive policy, but through a desire to purchase influence towards the aim of watering down whatever Progressive legislation does make it through the sausage grinder.

    On both parties, there are a tiny number of industries who give "their" party most of their money year after year after year, in power or out, consistently.  On the Repug side, it's the chemical, oil/gas, and timber industries. On the Dem side, it's the media companies.

    Oh, and BTW, the money the corporados give to Dems when they are in power is not a "token". It is every bit as much as the Repugs get when hey are in power.

    The corporados don't care about partisanship. They only care about their wallets.  And both parties are entirely willing to protect their wallets in exchange for the campaign dough.

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