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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 06:03 PM

Liberal Support For Chris Christie Frustrates Democrats


Fundraisers in Beverly Hills and Silicon Valley, and a fan-base that includes Mark Zuckerberg. A “huge gulf” between Christie's popularity and record, says Henne.

posted on February 15, 2013 at 4:06pm EST


Chris Christie well-publicized three-day campaign swing this week through the liberal heartland of California left Democrats back east exasperated, and even confused, by the Republican governor's popularity with the Hollywood and Silicon Valley crowds.

Christie's trip took him from Beverly Hills to La Jolla and Santa Barbara, and ended with a private event at the home of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

"When we he heard that Mark Zuckerberg would be holding his first-ever political fundraiser for Chris Christie, we were just shocked," said Beck Bond, political director for progressive group CREDO, who helped stage a 50-person protest outside the social media giant's Palo Alto home.

"He was making a very public statement by raising money for the guy who's well known for his conservative record," said Bond. "These are people who you'd think would not want to be associated with the war on women, and supporting Chris Christie is supporting that war on women."

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 06:12 PM

1. It's the Ralph Kramden Effect.





--imm

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 06:18 PM

2. Zuckerberg paid no taxes last year. He earned billions. I don't have a link, sorry..n/t

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Response to monmouth3 (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 06:33 PM

3. Zuckerberg has worked closely with Christie on Education

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Response to DrToast (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 08:50 PM

8. And Christi? He goes after teacher unions and loves the idea of turning Public ed into private ed...

Just freaking great!!

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Response to DonViejo (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 07:36 PM

5. Many thanks for posting that, should have known I saw it here...Haha...n/t

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Response to monmouth3 (Reply #2)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 08:34 AM

9. Zuckerburg sold $1.6B in FB stock in the IPO

...specifically to pay taxes. Also, he has not realized his billions for the most part because it is all FB stock. I think the part he had to pay taxes on was from stock options converting to actual stock - which is a taxable event.

The company itself may have done a good job of dodging taxes though on their roughly $1.1B in profits.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 07:45 PM

6. he is outspoken which shocks democrats used to democratic politicians who play it safe nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 07:52 PM

7. I don't trust him at all

 

He'll turn hard right in a heartbeat, they always do.

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