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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-20-10 06:47 PM
Response to Reply #19
35. It began before 2006 -- here's the graph.
And although I don't represent John King ( :)) they're not his numbers, I got the graph from Open Secrets, and Goldman IS in the new these days.

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  -John King is showing a graph comparing what Goldman Sachs contributed to gateley  Apr-20-10 06:18 PM   #0 
  - To the victor go the spoils  Xipe Totec   Apr-20-10 06:21 PM   #1 
  - Right, but it's been going on longer than that:  gateley   Apr-20-10 06:36 PM   #24 
  - My guess: The fat cats knew that Dems were going to win this time  FiveGoodMen   Apr-20-10 06:21 PM   #2 
  - They've been doing it since 1990 -- and big time during the Bush admin - I added  gateley   Apr-20-10 06:30 PM   #13 
  - Hmmm. Okay, revised guess: They've been investing extra money to corrupt the only party that MIGHT  FiveGoodMen   Apr-20-10 06:41 PM   #28 
     - God, maybe. There's some heavy stuff coming down on them now, though --  gateley   Apr-20-10 06:56 PM   #43 
  - this time? can you even read a graph?  paulsby   Apr-20-10 07:23 PM   #54 
     - The graph wasn't there when FiveGoodMen posted the first response -- I added  gateley   Apr-20-10 07:45 PM   #57 
        - i apologize then  paulsby   Apr-20-10 08:26 PM   #64 
           - ...  gateley   Apr-20-10 08:32 PM   #65 
           - ...  gateley   Apr-20-10 08:33 PM   #66 
  - They knew b*sh had destroyed the R's chances.  alittlelark   Apr-20-10 06:23 PM   #3 
  - Good point. Why buy someone with no power?  Ian David   Apr-20-10 06:26 PM   #9 
  - ???  Skittles   Apr-20-10 06:23 PM   #4 
  - No -- I hadn't heard that. But they've been doing it for years, and it really  gateley   Apr-20-10 06:30 PM   #14 
  - Their ship was sinking so they bought off the party coming into power  Oregone   Apr-20-10 06:24 PM   #5 
  - Here's the graph -- they've historically favored Dems it seems. Look at the  gateley   Apr-20-10 06:32 PM   #17 
  - You have to pay at least three times as much to buy a Democrat.  Ian David   Apr-20-10 06:25 PM   #6 
  - You know, you probably have a point there -- interesting. nt  gateley   Apr-20-10 06:33 PM   #18 
  - We can have our cake and eat it too! No problem....nt  Change Happens   Apr-20-10 06:25 PM   #7 
  - I'd be real suspicious of puke suck ass john kings numbers  madokie   Apr-20-10 06:26 PM   #8 
  - It came from Open Secrets, they're not John King's numbers -- here it is:  gateley   Apr-20-10 06:34 PM   #20 
  - how about open secrets?  amborin   Apr-22-10 12:47 AM   #76 
  - ahem...  boston bean   Apr-20-10 06:26 PM   #10 
  - Sigh. I hate that. But it appears they've favored the Dems for years:  gateley   Apr-20-10 06:35 PM   #23 
  - So the Republicans get a free pass on a blanket "NO" filibuster...  high density   Apr-20-10 06:26 PM   #11 
  - No -- not at all. My only point is that I was really surprised at this -- as I said,  gateley   Apr-20-10 06:39 PM   #25 
  - Not surprising. Wall Street has over the last few years donated  madinmaryland   Apr-20-10 06:27 PM   #12 
  - Here -- check out the Bush years:  gateley   Apr-20-10 06:40 PM   #27 
  - No surprise. They hedged their bets on everything else.  Webster Green   Apr-20-10 06:31 PM   #15 
  - Yeah, but look at the difference in the past several years -- it's more than  gateley   Apr-20-10 06:42 PM   #30 
  - '04 is interesting. They knew Kerry was going to win, which he did, of course.  Webster Green   Apr-20-10 06:52 PM   #39 
  - Why post the same image over and over? It's in the OP, we saw it the first time. -nt  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Apr-21-10 02:37 AM   #69 
  - Point well taken!  alstephenson   Apr-20-10 06:43 PM   #31 
  - Let's Review The Two Major Parties In The US  MannyGoldstein   Apr-20-10 06:31 PM   #16 
  - Hi Manny --  gateley   Apr-20-10 06:43 PM   #33 
     - Yikes! How Did You Know It Was Me?  MannyGoldstein   Apr-20-10 10:39 PM   #67 
        - Exactly. All three. :-) nt  gateley   Apr-21-10 10:44 PM   #72 
  - Because it was OBVIOUS by October 2006 that ANY Dem nominee would win in 2008. Even FOX covered  blm   Apr-20-10 06:33 PM   #19 
  - Robert Rubin Was A Republican?  MannyGoldstein   Apr-20-10 06:35 PM   #22 
  - Listen...we KNOW what they do. And a Pres Clinton WOULDN'T have investigated Goldman-Sachs  blm   Apr-20-10 06:44 PM   #34 
     - I don't think you were addressing this to me, but I don't believe that the  gateley   Apr-20-10 07:04 PM   #47 
  - was it obvious in 1990 that the dem nominee would win in 2008?  frylock   Apr-20-10 06:40 PM   #26 
  - I get the whole money to NY Dems, Rubin, etc,but, GOPs service Wall St at the EXPENSE of the rest  blm   Apr-20-10 06:48 PM   #36 
     - i come here for LBN..  frylock   Apr-20-10 06:56 PM   #42 
        - It's not allegiance to acknowledge most Dems seek stricter guidelines for finance industry while  blm   Apr-21-10 10:21 AM   #71 
  - Pay attention  dems_rightnow   Apr-20-10 06:43 PM   #32 
  - I get that...and have always been uneasy about Rubin, though when Dems are able they impose SOME  blm   Apr-20-10 06:51 PM   #38 
  - Well I've certainly learned that today. And I gotta admit, it's a shocker (which  gateley   Apr-20-10 07:06 PM   #48 
  - It began before 2006 -- here's the graph.  gateley   Apr-20-10 06:47 PM   #35 
     - King is representing this story in a way that diverts attention away from the REALITY of Wall St's  blm   Apr-20-10 06:53 PM   #41 
        - Well conventional wisdom has always been 'follow the money' so that's a valid  gateley   Apr-20-10 07:11 PM   #50 
  - Why do you think Tim Geithner was the Treasury Sec, ?  branders seine   Apr-20-10 06:34 PM   #21 
  - Geithner has always bothered me (but Obama didn't heed my advice to appoint  gateley   Apr-20-10 06:50 PM   #37 
     - me too  branders seine   Apr-20-10 07:00 PM   #46 
  - i'd really like to say that i'm surprised..  frylock   Apr-20-10 06:41 PM   #29 
  - So you know how I feel. We're not naive, we know that it's always all about  gateley   Apr-20-10 06:52 PM   #40 
  - Jon Crozine and Robert Rubin were both Chairmen of Goldman Sachs. Corzine was CEO in 1994 as well.  Jennicut   Apr-20-10 06:58 PM   #44 
  - It's the DLC/CAP third way: Give the bankers what they want in return for money and power.  dorkulon   Apr-20-10 06:59 PM   #45 
  - PhRMA gives much more to Republicans because of the 'tort reform' support. Bill Bradley,  Captain Hilts   Apr-20-10 08:07 PM   #63 
     - look at health corporations' massive donations to Obama:  amborin   Apr-22-10 12:49 AM   #77 
  - Goldman doesnt need to donate much to influence GOPers, they already have them in their back pocket.  DCBob   Apr-20-10 07:09 PM   #49 
  - Yeah, somebody else made that point, and I think it may be a valid one. Although,  gateley   Apr-20-10 07:13 PM   #51 
  - This is not new information. n/t  EFerrari   Apr-20-10 07:19 PM   #52 
  - Boy, it sure is to me! That's why I was so surprised. I still am. nt  gateley   Apr-20-10 07:43 PM   #56 
     - has all kinds of good information on donations  EFerrari   Apr-20-10 07:48 PM   #58 
        - I used to refer to it during the primaries (so I could holler that others were  gateley   Apr-20-10 07:56 PM   #61 
  - There's a simple reason for this.  Xithras   Apr-20-10 07:20 PM   #53 
  - That makes a LOT of sense. I never think of the simple, logical reason, so thanks. nt  gateley   Apr-20-10 07:48 PM   #59 
  - It proves that Republicans can be bought more cheaply than Democrats.  chollybocker   Apr-20-10 07:32 PM   #55 
  - Wall Street loves their neoliberal salesmen, yes.  Marr   Apr-20-10 07:51 PM   #60 
  - This response makes a lot of sense -- wonder how it would track if we  gateley   Apr-20-10 08:03 PM   #62 
  - Wow, look at everyone scrambling to rationalize this.  dorkulon   Apr-21-10 01:08 AM   #68 
  - Looks like Obama got a $million from them  jeanpalmer   Apr-21-10 05:26 AM   #70 
  - LOL  PBS Poll-435   Apr-21-10 10:48 PM   #73 
  - Obama got more $$$ from Goldman Sachs than any other candidate:  amborin   Apr-22-10 12:44 AM   #74 
     - Obama got $$$19.4 million from health insurance corporations in campaign donations:  amborin   Apr-22-10 12:47 AM   #75 

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