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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:50 AM

5.8%


Karl Rove's SuperPACs (Crossroads GPS and American Crossroads) raised over $300 million during the 2012 election cycle.

5.8% of that money... less than $20 million... was spent on behalf of candidates that ended up winning their elections.


Maybe we don't need the Supreme Court to overturn Citizens United. Maybe the thing that conservatives worship the most is going to take care of Citizens United for us... the "free market".


Hard to imagine billionaires turning over that kind of money in the future.

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scheming daemons Nov 2012 OP
Coyotl Nov 2012 #1
northoftheborder Nov 2012 #3
MannyGoldstein Nov 2012 #2
Myrina Nov 2012 #4
Avalux Nov 2012 #5

Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:54 AM

1. That may be less than what is in Karl's personal bank account

How much can he legally skim to pay himself?

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:23 AM

3. Yeah, I'd bet he has plenty stashed away offshore.

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 08:54 AM

2. Giving cash to Republicans is like giving crack to addicts

It amplifies the bad craziness.

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 09:58 AM

4. ... and this begs the question:

Why would anyone let a Republican have a job that requires investments or money management?
They obviously aren't good at it.

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Response to scheming daemons (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 10:08 AM

5. I had the same thought. A terrible return on their investments -

it was a gamble and it didn't pay off. They will probably be less forthcoming with the cash next go around, or they'll devise a better scheme.

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