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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:48 PM

How much Money did They Waste? Here's a List!

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How much money did the Right Wing waste on this election?

According to the best estimates that are currently available:

Billionaire Casino Mogul spent roughly $53 million during the Republican primary season and the general election.

The Koch Brothers spent approximately $95 million, while Americans for Prosperity, which is largely funded by the Kochs, spent $75 million.

Karl Rove’s Crossroads spent at least $271 million and possibly as much as $300 million according to the latest FEC filings.

The pro-Romney Super PAC Restore our Future also raised $143 million.

The Romney campaign itself raised $835 million in tandem with the Republican National Committee.

Meanwhile, Linda McMahon spent $100 million of her own money in 2010 and 2012 and lost both times.

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Reply How much Money did They Waste? Here's a List! (Original post)
sheshe2 Nov 2012 OP
Squinch Nov 2012 #1
codjh9 Nov 2012 #2
Blue Owl Nov 2012 #3
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #10
SingleSeatBiggerMeat Nov 2012 #4
MotherPetrie Nov 2012 #5
Flatpicker Nov 2012 #6
Blue Idaho Nov 2012 #7
Jennicut Nov 2012 #8
Jamaal510 Nov 2012 #9
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #11

Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:50 PM

1. It would probably have been cheaper for them to just pay the damn taxes.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:50 PM

2. GOD that is great! I'm just lovin' thinkin' of all that money, up in smoke. Hey, I'm not bragging

whatsoever when I say this, but I contributed WAY more than I ever have to political stuff this election, maybe $250 in total, and once in a while thought 'this is crazy, hope we win', etc., but now I feel like it was SO WORTH IT!!!

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:52 PM

3. The sad part is...

For obscenely wealthy vultures like the Koch's, a few hundred million is mere pocket change.

But even sadder all those millions couldn't have gone to something useful like our schools, our infrastructure, the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, etc.

What a colossal waste.

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:12 PM

10. +1000 nt

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:52 PM

4. And The Very Best Part?

For all their money they lost two Senate Seats and gained a house seat?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:54 PM

5. Whereas my retiree income contributions to Obama, Warren, Grayson, Baldwin and

 

a few others were very well spent indeed.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:23 PM

6. Well

The money went into the economy and is now circulating to everyone.

If there had not been an election then these people would have kept it in their pockets.
It's not as if they would have given it to the public good any other way.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:25 PM

7. How do you like Citizens United now - Assholes?

What a waste. Think of all the needy folks that could have been helped with that money.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:27 PM

8. Linda McMahon was on tv way too much.

And it turned off lots of people.

WAY too many ads, fliers, etc. People get sick off it real fast. I could wall paper my kitchen with her ads that were sent in the mail. What a waste.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:02 PM

9. The ironic thing is that Democrats got a much better return on our investments,

despite paying less. All that money they spent, and they gained just ONE House seat and lost 2 Senate seats.

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Response to sheshe2 (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:16 PM

11. A stick in the eye for those billionaires....

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