Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Obama's Big Corporate Donors
Includes Lehman Brothers
Big Money is backing Obama. Big, Big, BIG MONEY, the kind of BIG MONEY that Republicans could only hope to receive.
The Prolific has done its homework in reporting the following institutions and the amount of money that they've donated to Obama:
Donor: Goldman Sachs & Co.
How Much: $627,730
Donor: JP Morgan
How Much: $398,021
How Much: $393,899
Donor: UBS AG
How Much: $378,400
How Much: $373,212
Donor: Lehman Brothers
How Much: $353,922
Donor: National Amusements
How Much: $352,603
Not only does Obama have Big Corporate Interests backing him, he also has an organization of money "bundlers" that out rivals his competition, both Democrat and Republican.
Volkskrant, quoting from an August 21, 2008 New York Times story, notes the following information:
But records show that one-third of [Obama's] record-breaking haul has come from donations of $1,000 or more – a total of $112 million, more than Sen. John McCain, Obama’s Republican rival, or Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, his opponent in the Democratic primaries, raised in contributions of that size.
Behind those larger donations is a phalanx of more than 500 Obama “bundlers,” fundraisers who have each collected contributions totaling $50,000 or more. Many of the bundlers come from industries with critical interests in Washington. Nearly three dozen of the bundlers have raised more than $500,000 each, including more than a half-dozen who have passed the $1 million mark and one or two who have exceeded $2 million, according to interviews with fundraisers.
Finally, the now-defunct Lehman Brothers donated far more generously to Obama than they did to John McCain. al-Reuters:
Both presidential candidates have gotten a lot of money from Lehman employees -- Democratic candidate Barack Obama to the tune of at least $370,000, and Republican John McCain, $117,000 -- according to the nonpartisan, nonprofit Center for Responsive Politics.
Obama is just another typical Liberal Politician, corrupt and corrupted by big corporate donors. Obama is the same old Liberal Pig with new lipstick. There's nothing new about his campaign, his ideas or his campaign financing.
Remember, Obama promised to accept public financing and then changed his mind. Why did he change his mind? Because he abandoned his principles, campaign promises and his election rhetoric for money.
Barry is so indicted.
I DID read your post on Barry and Freddie/Fannie. This fiasco goes back to the Clinton Admin and Andrew Cuomo. (heh, cuomo rhymes with homo).
Dodd, Barry, Kerry and Biden - and Barney Frank - are all culpable here with the F&F crisis. All of them are now in hiding.
So what would Big Money want from Barry Owhatafraudbama, Peloshit, and Reidtard? I believe that would be a pardon. Fortunately for the DemocRATS, the Clintlers are experts here.
Good. Let them keep it up. Maybe both houses will be returned to a Republican majority and the White House will go to McCain.
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