The Sheldon Adelson Primary

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by Silas.soule, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. I see four contenders for the Republican Party's 2016 Presidential nomination went to Las Vegas over the weekend.
    Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson was one person they wanted to impress. Adelson has 38 billion dollars, and some of it will go to the 2016 nominee.

    Don't you just love money politics? Mark Twain said we have the best government money can buy.

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  3. Paul7

    Paul7 New Guy

    Better him than George Soros.

  4. jakebrake

    jakebrake cracker

    how hard is it to get a permit to build your own suppressors?
  5. None of the Top 10 Biggest Political Donors are Republican
  6. jakebrake

    jakebrake cracker

  7. Republican money is bad. Democrat money is good. Those are the facts man..
  8. Jeepers, the Supreme Court just made it worse. Today, with its decision.

    Imagine you are a Republican wanting the party's nomination, and you are less than 100% behind Israel. Sheldon isn't going to give you any of his 38 billion dollars. In fact, he'll likely give it to someone opposing you.

    David Gelbaum, an LA billionaire, got the Sierra Club to ignore immigration as a facet of environmental protection. As a donor who has given them 100 million dollars in contributions, all he had to do was say address immigration and I'll quit giving. It worked.

    Soros. George Soros. Try to be a Democrat who supports the Second Amendment.

    Yup, this country has gone to pot. Imagine the cumulative effects of 20-30 years of money politics. Eat well and exercise, and you'll see it 2034, I suspect.

    Today's decision:
    #7 Silas.soule, Apr 2, 2014
    Last edited: Apr 2, 2014
  9. jakebrake

    jakebrake cracker

    my guess is he celebrated by getting out of bed at 2 instead of noon.
  10. If this were taking place in 1840, when we had a mere national economy, it'd be one thing. Today, we have a global economy. Corporations that once were American are now multinational. These billionaires are loyal to the almighty dollar. Er, Pound. I mean Euro. Ruble, too. Let's not forget China's "Yuan".

    We're sunk.
  11. They ruled that placing limits on how much an individual wants to contribute to a candidate or cause is unconstitutional. What do you find wrong with that?
  12. Or any of a couple dozen Hollywood big shots that exclusively support liberal causes.
  13. Sheldon has a campaign going on to ban off-track betting. Though Sheldon is a casino mogul, he thinks it will be bad for society to have the ability to gamble anytime, anywhere. On your iPod; tablet; phone, etc.

    Maybe he isn't concerned with limiting vice, but instead thinks available gambling would cut into his casinos' profits?

    But, if he advocates one kind of radical freedom, why not both? He wants the uber-rich to be able to essentially buy politicians and legislation, yet wants to limit our ability to gamble.

    I see a contradiction.
    #12 Silas.soule, Apr 4, 2014
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2014
  14. jakebrake

    jakebrake cracker

    I see a troll.

    your point?
  15. The rich will be voting twice. Once with their checkbooks, and again at the polls. Did not Mark Twain tell us we already have the best government money can buy?
  16. You see a troll! In high school, I heard a guy say he had dropped some LSD, and saw a little man dancing on his toilet bowl lid.
  17. eb07

    eb07 Sharkin'

    Which hand do you want to be slapped with?

    Right or left?

    Vote accordingly.
  18. Well said. Funny, too.
  19. Sheldon wants the freedom to give as much money as he wants to any politician, yet he does NOT want YOU to have the freedom to wager on your iPod, phone, or computer.

    That he owns casinos has NOTHING to do with this contradiction!!!!!:rofl:
  20. G19G20

    G19G20 Status Quo 2014

    What exactly is the difference?

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