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Nader financed by Bush's oil buddies

"Among the new crop of Nader donors: actor and former Nixon speechwriter Ben Stein, Florida frozen-food magnate Jeno Paulucci and Pennsylvania oil company executive Terrence Jacobs. All have strong ties to the GOP."
Why vote for Kerry, a guy we disagree with on 1% of the issues, when we can support Bush, who we dissagree with on 100% of the issues!

"GOP donors double dipping with Nader

Contributors deny that financial support is designed to hurt Kerry

AUSTIN - Independent presidential candidate Ralph Nader is getting a little help from his friends - and from George W. Bush's friends.

Nearly 10 percent of the Nader contributors who have given him at least $250 each have a history of supporting the Republican president, national GOP candidates or the party, according to computer-assisted review of financial records by The Dallas Morning News.

Among the new crop of Nader donors: actor and former Nixon speechwriter Ben Stein, Florida frozen-food magnate Jeno Paulucci and Pennsylvania oil company executive Terrence Jacobs. All have strong ties to the GOP.

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Republicans who have given to Mr. Nader offered a variety of explanations, including a desire to provide voters a choice in November and to highlight the consumer advocate's issues. "

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 http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/032704dnpolnader.11e3e.html

From FDR to 1968, the left voted democratic, and unbelievable progress was made. In 1968 the left disagreed on one issue, and decided to quit. For 35% year the left has focused on third parties and non-voting their way to utopita - and what a coincidence, since 1968 the world has moved further and further to the right. Hey, if it's failed for 35 years solid, let's keep doing it over and over and over and we'll create a utopia! Yay!

Or maybe not.

Let's try joining the party that Bush's oil buddies DON'T finance:

 http://www.johnkerry.com
 http://www.actblue.com
rich leading the blind 27.Mar.2004 13:22

sheep dog

They finance Kerry too. What do you think his statement on Venezuela was all about?

Republicans often vote Nader when fed up with Fascists 27.Mar.2004 13:32

That's Why Nader Is MORE OF A THREAT to GOP

Selection 2000:

13% of Florida's Democrats voted for Bush.
8% of Florida's Republicans voted for Gore.
Of those who voted for Clinton in 1996, 16% voted for Bush in 2000.
Of those who voted for Clinton in 1996, only 1% voted for Nader in 2000.
Of those who voted for Dole in 1996, only 4% voted for Gore in 2000.
Of those who voted for Dole in 1996, only 1% voted for Nader in 2000.
Of those who voted for Perot in 1996, 10% voted for Nader in 2000.

 http://www.msnbc.com/m/d2k/g/polls.asp?office=P&state=FL

1) 310,082 Democrats who voted for Bush in Florida (13% of the democrats in the state, up 5% or 120,000 votes from 1996)? It seems that Gore's loss of Democrat votes hurt him much more than Nader's votes.

2) Polls in Florida that asked "If these were the only two presidential candidates, who would you vote for?" Bush still came about ahead by 2% (49 to 47). That seems to negate any argument that if Nader hadn't been running Gore would have picked up votes.

 http://www.msnbc.com/m/d2k/g/polls.asp?office=P&state=FL
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2004/02/281121.shtml


"Let's try joining the party that Bush's oil buddies DON'T finance:"

GOOD LUCK. They're all in the pocket of one lobby or another.

THE BIG PICTURE
2002 CYCLE
Totals by Sector
 http://www.opensecrets.org/bigpicture/sectors.asp?Cycle=2002&Bkdn=DemRep&Sortby=Sector

Election cycle: All Cycles 2002 2000 1998 1996 1994 1992 1990

Breakdown to display: Dem vs. Repub Source of Funds Sort by: Sector Rank

The Center classifies business contributions into one of 10 sectors, from agribusiness to transportation. Labor and ideological groups form sectors of their own, as does "Other," a diverse group that includes retirees and government employees, among others.

Rank
Sector
Amount
Dems
Repubs

10
Agribusiness
$54,381,311
27%
72%

4
Communic/Electronics
$114,869,659
61%
39%

12
Construction
$45,526,054
31%
69%

13
Defense
$15,862,661
35%
65%

9
Energy/Nat Resource
$57,793,688
27%
73%

1
Finance/Insur/RealEst
$230,723,758
42%
58%

8
Health
$95,076,357
35%
65%

5
Lawyers & Lobbyists
$112,162,120
71%
29%

11
Transportation
$46,332,315
29%
71%

2
Misc Business
$139,721,663
35%
65%

7
Labor
$96,585,427
93%
7%

3
Ideology/Single-Issue
$135,798,737
53%
47%

6
Other
$107,984,354
45%
55%

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THE BIG PICTURE
2002 CYCLE
Top Industries
Election cycle: All Cycles 2002 2000 1998 1996 1994 1992 1990
 http://www.opensecrets.org/bigpicture/industries.asp?cycle=2002

The Center classifies contributions into one of 100 industries, from agricultural services to waste management. Also classified as industries are various types of labor unions and groups that do not neatly fall into a business, labor or ideological classification of their own, including retired individuals and government employees.

Rank
Industry
Amount
Dems
Repubs
Contribution Tilt

1
Lawyers/Law Firms

$95,358,971
74%
26%
Strongly Democratic

2
Retired

$75,285,895
36%
63%
Leans Republican

3
Real Estate

$65,970,202
48%
52%
On the Fence

4
Securities/Invest

$59,866,568
48%
52%
On the Fence

5
Candidate Cmtes

$45,442,579
50%
50%
On the Fence

6
Health Professionals

$42,283,054
38%
62%
Leans Republican

7
TV/Movies/Music

$39,902,175
78%
22%
Strongly Democratic

8
Insurance

$37,564,920
31%
69%
Strongly Republican

9
Leadership PACs

$34,029,792
42%
58%
Leans Republican

10
Pharm/Health Prod

$29,366,851
26%
74%
Strongly Republican

11
Public Sector Unions

$27,260,284
93%
7%
Solidly Democratic

12
Computers/Internet

$26,702,017
48%
51%
On the Fence

13
Oil & Gas

$24,934,708
20%
80%
Strongly Republican

14
Business Services

$22,044,254
44%
55%
On the Fence

15
Electric Utilities

$21,476,780
34%
66%
Leans Republican

16
Bldg Trade Unions

$21,377,224
93%
7%
Solidly Democratic

17
Commercial Banks

$20,750,731
36%
63%
Leans Republican

18
Industrial Unions

$19,326,756
99%
1%
Solidly Democratic

19
Misc Mfg/Distrib

$19,241,050
24%
76%
Strongly Republican

20
General Contractors

$17,775,441
30%
70%
Strongly Republican

METHODOLOGY: The numbers on this page are based on contributions from PACs, soft money donors, and individuals giving $200 or more. All donations took place during the election cycle and released by the Federal Election Commission on Monday, June 09, 2003. Feel free to distribute or cite this material, but please credit the Center for Responsive Politics.

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THE BIG PICTURE
2002 CYCLE
Most Heavily Partisan Industries
 http://www.opensecrets.org/bigpicture/partisans.asp?cycle=2002

The list below shows the industries and interest groups that gave the highest proportion of their dollars to one party or the other.

Election cycle: 2002 2000 1998 1996 1994 1992 1990

Party: Republicans Democrats
Industry/Interest Group Repubs Pct to Repubs
1 Repub/Conservative $13,392,562 99.7%
2 Gun Rights $2,613,497 93.7%
3 Business Assns $2,468,224 84.4%
4 Poultry & Eggs $1,578,106 82.7%
5 Mining $4,652,168 82.3%
6 Trucking $3,708,932 80.5%
7 Building Materials $5,629,707 80.0%
8 Oil & Gas $19,901,981 79.8%
9 Chemicals $5,704,797 78.7%
10 Tobacco $7,191,015 78.7%
11 Railroads $5,246,963 76.8%
12 Forest Products $3,616,921 76.3%
13 Automotive $11,451,129 76.1%
14 Misc Mfg/Distrib $14,576,203 75.8%
15 Livestock $2,702,773 75.5%
16 Food & Beverage $7,727,280 75.1%
17 Food Process/Sales $8,924,899 74.5%
18 Subcontractors $4,108,369 74.1%
19 Pharm/Health Prod $21,713,472 73.9%
20 Home Builders $4,164,324 71.2%


Kerry's Venezuela Oil Statement 27.Mar.2004 13:34

Kerry = Multimillionaire Skull & Bones Bu$h Blood Brother

So what are Chavez's real crimes? He's undertaken a land reform in Venezuela, giving idle lands to poor peasants; many of these lands were previously under the jurisdiction of large plantation owners. Also, he's taken on big oil interests by passing laws that doubled the royalty taxes paid by oil operators and he's asserted control over the state owned state oil company, which was previously controlled by foreign oil interests.

It's telling that one of the few places you can find the full text of Kerry's speech is on Petroleum World website (  http://www.petroleumworld.com/Edit4Mar24.htm).


Ignore the bullshit 27.Mar.2004 13:40

George Bender

The next task is to get Nader on the Oregon ballot. To do that we need to get 1,000 registered voters together in one place at the same time. Join us on April 5, 6 p.m., Roseland Theater, 8 NW 6th Ave. It's free. If you're not already registered to vote you can register there.

 http://naderoregon.org/

gimme a break 27.Mar.2004 14:22

oh, my bleading heart.

Why don't you try to do somthing a little more realistic like run nader for MAYOR of portland? He's never held a political office. Getting some expierence might help him move onto bigger things. I don't usually vote but I might if he ran for mayor.

Ignore the bullshit 27.Mar.2004 21:27

Bizarro George Bender

The next task is to get Nader a sparkly tiara and a gigantic bowl of his favorite pudding!

He's the Most Important American Ever!

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