[Marxism] Nader, McKinney, etc.

Ruthless Critic of All that Exists ok.president+marxml at gmail.com
Fri Jun 6 17:28:52 MDT 2008


On Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 12:10 AM, Linda Jansen <jansen.l12 at gmail.com> wrote:


>> He preaches change but supports the status quo. He's beholden to power as a
>> stealth DLC member that's essential for any Democrat aspirant. It makes him
>> gallingly disingenuous, deceitful to voters, and "safe" for corporate
>> supporters who back him. He says individual donors supply most of his
>> funding, that he gets none of it from lobbyists, and that they won't crowd
>> out working Americans if he's elected.
>>
>> In fact, big money owns him. He raises over $1 million a day. Wall Street
>> lords love him. So do corporate law firms; other finance, insurance and real
>> estate interests; the health industry; communications and electronics firms;
>> various other businesses; and the Center for Responsive Politics reports
>> that his top five donors are corporate lobbyists - the same ones he claims
>> to take no money from.

Odd...Univ of California is a "corporate lobbyist"?

Can universities even give money to candidates like this?  Something
seems strange here....

This table lists the top donors to this candidate (Obama) in the 2008
election cycle.
<http://www.opensecrets.org/pres08/contrib.php?id=N00009638&cycle2=2008&goButt2.x=9&goButt2.y=4&goButt2=Submit>

Goldman Sachs 	$571,330
University of California 	$437,236
UBS AG 	$364,806
JPMorgan Chase & Co 	$362,207
Citigroup Inc 	$358,054
National Amusements Inc 	$320,750
Lehman Brothers 	$318,647
Google Inc 	$309,514
Harvard University 	$309,025
Sidley Austin LLP 	$294,245
Skadden, Arps et al 	$270,013
Time Warner 	$262,677
Morgan Stanley 	$259,876
Jones Day 	$250,725
Exelon Corp 	$236,211
University of Chicago 	$218,857
Wilmerhale LLP 	$218,680
Latham & Watkins 	$218,615
Microsoft Corp 	$209,242
Stanford University 	$195,262




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