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WASH POST graphic on Bush funding patterns and crony patterns

One nation under TX and FL and the Bush family.

incredible family-only concentration
full graphic (large)
full graphic (large)
104 of Bush's big spenders he pulled into his Bushite administration
104 of Bush's big spenders he pulled into his Bushite administration
Both 2000 and 2004 are TX and FL dominant funding patterns
Both 2000 and 2004 are TX and FL dominant funding patterns
quote from graph: "George W. Bush reached into each of the spheres surrounding his life to find fundraisers for his first presidential bid. These Pioneeers, who raised a minimum of $100,000 each in individual contributions of $1,000 or less in 2000, have changed the face of national campaign finance. They helped him raise a record $96.3 million and allows him to turn down federal matching funds that would have limited his spending during the primary elections."


This appeared as a PDF in the Washington Post.


POINTS I TAKE FROM THIS

1. Notice all the little red men. These are people that funded Bush and he put them into his government.

2. Notice the green circles. These are the key nodes. Notice that

3. Notice that we are being framed as a federation of 50 states which somehow TX and FL are almost entirely determining the Republican Party alone. These of course are Bush family states.

4. Notice that these are family networks instead of per se 'public' alliances. This is how the Bush minions are entirely taking over the Republican Party and turning it into a Bush Family party.

5. Notice the gray houses. These are the Bushite organizations to watch out for and keep tabs upon
because they are seemingly all interconnected in this network.

6. This makes me want more than ever entirely publicly funded elections to cut out the aristocratic gatekeeping on what people and ideas get into the public.

7. The point seemed to "allow him to turn down federal matching funds that would have eliminated his spending."

8. Following from #7, Bush and his father are playing by the CIA's "build a coup" book instead of a democratic book of elections. They are turning this country into a Third World dictatorship under their family.
on second thought 22.May.2004 04:24

orig. poster

I suppose I could have called this graphic the Bush Terror Network of funding.

Printable version? 22.May.2004 08:34

Tom

where is the original pdf file for the big poster?

let's not beat around the bush. 22.May.2004 10:34

this thing here

there really isn't any other way to describe this than to say that if you want to look corporatism, crony capitalism, and the symbiotic relationship between business and government in the face, then look at these graphics.

again, i am reminded of what makes the bush family so powerful. it is their involvment in five key arenas:

- executive branch government positions at state or national level
- positions and connections within the intelligence and CIA apparatus
- ownership and stakes in international big money finance, such as the carlyle group
- ownership and stakes in the defense industry, such as the carlyle group
- ownership and stakes in the energy industry, namely petroleum

here is why this is the epitomy of power: the manipulation of one arena leads to potential benefits in all the others.

if a bush, in an executive branch government position, wants a war in the middle east, there will be payoffs in the ownership of defense and energy companies. if a bush, in a leadership position within the CIA, wants either inside info or a heads up about a future event (a war, a coup), there will be payoffs in their business and executive branch government positions.

each position, when manipulated, then reinforces and interacts with the other. this is the epitomy of power. when you are wealthy psychopaths, as i believe many in the bush family are, this is cause for alarm, because they cannot help but exercise this power, and will feel absolutely no guilt for lying, hurting or killing people when they do so. watch out when a bush is in power. is it any wonder that 9-11 and multiple wars in the middle east happened when a bush was in the whitehouse? no, it isn't.

here's the link 22.May.2004 13:27

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The PDF version of the full image is in the little blue box in the upper right of this Macromedia Flash presentation:

 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/pioneers/pioneers_spheres.html