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Tue Jan 19, 2021, 06:44 AM

AMERICAN OLIGARCHS The three ultra-rich families battling for control of the Republican party

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Reply AMERICAN OLIGARCHS The three ultra-rich families battling for control of the Republican party (Original post)
CentralMass Jan 2021 OP
Mopar151 Jan 2021 #1
Bluethroughu Jan 2021 #2
Turin_C3PO Jan 2021 #4
Bluethroughu Jan 2021 #6
Turin_C3PO Jan 2021 #5
no_hypocrisy Jan 2021 #3
msfiddlestix Jan 2021 #8
no_hypocrisy Jan 2021 #9
OnDoutside Jan 2021 #13
Hugin Jan 2021 #7
CentralMass Jan 2021 #10
Azathoth Jan 2021 #11
CentralMass Jan 2021 #12

Response to CentralMass (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2021, 07:06 AM

1. 2017 byline.

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Response to CentralMass (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2021, 07:12 AM

2. What do they all have in common, besides miserable lives

Of excess, they are unpatriotic and don't want to pay their fair share, so they'd rather tear apart this country. They are ugly people inside and out. If Citizens United was overturned, they could drag their knuckles back to the cave where they belong, or move to Gult's island.

Politics create the governing policies, and these miserable weirdos should not have anymore influence than a checker at a grocery store.

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Response to Bluethroughu (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 19, 2021, 08:28 AM

4. I'd trust the checker at a grocery store

much more than these parasites.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 19, 2021, 10:47 AM

6. 100%

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Response to CentralMass (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2021, 08:26 AM

3. Maybe Miriam Adelson will want to keep her inheritance and not want to spend

as much as her late husband on Republicans and against American democracy.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 19, 2021, 10:54 AM

8. I'm gonna check in with my friend who is her niece..

I've been meaning to have a chat with her when Adleson died who my friend dispised all of her life.

She said Miriam was a Democrat though, and always supported Dems, was a Hillary supporter. etc which after being fact checked by someone here said Nope, she's just as much as a extreme right winger as Adelson. Which I haven't mentioned to my friend.

Now I'm really curious. Maybe I'll see her today.

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Response to msfiddlestix (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 19, 2021, 11:44 AM

9. Miriam could have been a Republican While Convenient.

If she hadn't, maybe Sheldon would have divorced her. I'm serious. She knew she could return to being a Democrat after he passed.

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Response to msfiddlestix (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 19, 2021, 02:35 PM

13. That'd be really interesting to know !

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Response to CentralMass (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2021, 10:49 AM

7. It's telling that the Trumps aren't included in that list.

Admission they are a fraud?

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Response to Hugin (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 19, 2021, 01:03 PM

10. trump is no oligarch. He did nicely as their tool for 4 years.

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Response to CentralMass (Original post)

Tue Jan 19, 2021, 01:19 PM

11. The Adelsons and Kochs have understandable greedy motives, but the Mercers are more dangerous

They appear to be genuinely radical ethnonationalists. They are also markedly more intelligent and educated than the others.

It always seems to be a downward spiral on the right. Every election cycle, a new, more evil, sludge monster crawls out of their billionaire pit and eclipses the last. We've gone through so many iterations of this, from the Coors and Scaife money all the way down to the Mercer money.

I'm genuinely afraid to see what emerges in 2024.

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Response to Azathoth (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 19, 2021, 01:26 PM

12. +1

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