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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:16 AM

Adelson's $53 million 'investment' (in GOP) wasn't a total bust...

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Source: msn

Las Vegas Sands CEO Sheldon Adelson spent at least $53 million on presidential challenger Mitt Romney and others in the 2012 election, and all his candidates lost with the exception of one: incumbent Republican Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada. Though some of Adelson's many detractors may label him as a "one-hit wonder," they are missing a bigger point.

Having even a single elected official on your side isn't just a good thing. It has the potential to be stupendously awesome. Heller can now go to bat for Adelson in battles large and small with the federal bureaucracy. Adelson, who in addition to being a political donor is a major Nevada employer, needs all the "friends" he can get in Washington as his company faces a criminal investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice for its business practices in Macao.

Since nothing gets done in the Senate without a filibuster-proof majority of 60 votes, individual members have a tremendous amount of power. Senators can put anonymous holds on bills, effectively killing them, and ensure that the public never learns who is responsible for the action. Heller can also filibuster Presidential appointments and fight for policies, such as those toward Israel, that Adelson supports...


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Indi Guy Nov 2012 OP
The Wizard Nov 2012 #1
Voice for Peace Nov 2012 #2
freshwest Nov 2012 #3
tblue Nov 2012 #4
BlueCaliDem Nov 2012 #5
Rhiannon12866 Nov 2012 #6

Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:01 AM

1. Anyone willing

to spend millions to save thousands is a lousy businessman. The only way he got rich was through exploitation and extortion. No one this dumb could get that rich legally.

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:08 AM

2. so there needs to be lots of publicity about how the senator is Adelson's boy.. have at it Wonkette

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:03 AM

4. Fix the fillibuster rule on Day One!!!

Dammit, Harry Reid. Just do it!

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Response to tblue (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:40 AM

5. Reid vows to reform the filibuster rule

to avoid things that Adelson's guy is paid to do once he's in the Senate.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021754168

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Response to Indi Guy (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 02:57 AM

6. Locking, sorry, this is election analysis, not breaking news.

Please consider reposting in Politics 2012 ot GD. Thanks!

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