Billionaire Adelson: ‘Limitless’ $$$ for Romney

From Forbes:

“Forbes has confirmed that billionaire Sheldon Adelson, along with his wife Miriam, has donated $10 million to the leading Super PAC supporting presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney -– and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. A well-placed source in the Adelson camp with direct knowledge of the casino billionaire’s thinking says that further donations will be “limitless.”

Adelson, who has built Las Vegas Sands into an global casino empire, will do “whatever it takes” to defeat Obama, this source says. And given that Adelson is worth $24.9 billion –- and told Forbes in a recent rare interview about his political giving that he had been willing to donate as much as $100 million to his initial presidential preference, Newt Gingrich –- that “limitless” description telegraphs potential nine-digit support of Romney.”

This is the world wrought by the naivete and partisanship of the Roberts court.

– Jay Bookman

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Recon 0311 2533

June 14th, 2012
5:17 pm

I think Governor Rick Scott made a good point that given the close 2000 election where the margin was so close that when you find fraudulent ballots in the several thousands from deceased people and illegals the potential for fraud which could turn an election has a high potential. Regardless, one fraudulent vote negates one vote cast by a legal voter and that can’t be tolerated.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

June 14th, 2012
5:17 pm

“BERKELEY (CBS SF) – After a lengthy debate, the Berkeley City Council voted 6-3 early Wednesday morning in favor of putting a measure on the November ballot that would prohibit sitting on sidewalks near businesses during daytime hours.”

Berkeley? BERKELEY? B E R K E L E Y ?

Oh the horror !! Is Berkeley going conservative ???

They BOTH suck

June 14th, 2012
5:17 pm

Scout

And if you google it, you will see that Ds and Rs have both been investigated, indicted and convicted for such matters when it was deemed that a law was broke.

Many on the right love to portray it has a left wing consipriacty, yet can’t seem to explain the convictions of Rs for conspiring to do the same.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

June 14th, 2012
5:18 pm

P.S. Where’s the ACLU ? That cannot be allowed to stand !!!

Pat

June 14th, 2012
5:18 pm

It is interesting that most of Obama’s money comes from small donors while hardly any of Romney’s does. What does that say about his real “support”.

Paul

June 14th, 2012
5:18 pm

Thulsa 4:31

Still haven’t seen Romney specifically address what he’ll do to eliminate the deficit. So far it’s all been ‘blame Obama.”

And I really don’t see it when he’ll tack on another half a trillion for defense in his first term.

BTW – pulled up to the store, two cop cars, guy on the ground in cuffs, sitting under a crepe myrtle. Seems Wonder Boy went walking into the store with a handgun sticking out of his back pocket. Some people missed the ‘brains” part when they were headed down the assembly line -

getalife

June 14th, 2012
5:18 pm

josef,

No, like greenspan thought the banks could police themselves, congress thinks that too.

You would get crushed by the billionaires and the chamber of commerce.

They can’t police themselves so that stupid idea needs to die.

They BOTH suck

June 14th, 2012
5:18 pm

“conspiracy……….”

And can you produce an election being turned due to voter fraud?

TaxPayer

June 14th, 2012
5:18 pm

I was kinda hoping that Adelson would go ahead and finance Newt’s moonbase and head on up there with him to lay claim to some really cheap acreage. They could be co-supreme rulers over their own little world.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

June 14th, 2012
5:19 pm

By the way saw a great bumper sticker which said “Obama, Jimmy Carter’s second term!” “Vote Republican: It’s Easier Than Thinking!

Joe Hussein Mama

June 14th, 2012
5:19 pm

Doom — “Rejected.”

Denied.

“I’ll repeat it again so that even you can understand. As long as its legal and the appropriate 501c”

No, I’ll repeat it again so that even YOU can understand. I’m expressing my opinion on how I think it *should* work. If you don’t like my opinion, too bad. You’re entitled to your own opinion, and so am I. Regrettably, you sometimes seem to forget that everyone doesn’t agree with you.

Jm-pass TSPLOST silly people

June 14th, 2012
5:19 pm

Doomy 5:16

Hammer drop

saywhat?

June 14th, 2012
5:19 pm

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

June 14th, 2012
4:57 pm
saywhat?

“The White House hasn’t had this much leakin’ since Billy Carter watered the Rose Garden !”

Rush Limbaugh
__________________________________________________
Is that as much leaking as came from the pilonidal cyst on his fat keyster that kept him out of the draft?

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

June 14th, 2012
5:20 pm

They BOTH suck :

1) First, you intimate there is no problem.

2) Then just above you intimate both sides do it.

3) I don’t care who does or doesn’t do it the most. I just want them honest.

Thulsa Doom

June 14th, 2012
5:20 pm

saywhat,

Dealing with libs every day I now have expertise in the identification of LBS whining. Lotta lib whining going on today about Adelson. There will be much wailing and gnashing of teeth in lib fantasyland.

Matti

June 14th, 2012
5:20 pm

The government of the billionaires, by the billionaires, and for the billionaires. If you can’t pay, you won’t play, and this flag don’t fly for you.

It is what it is.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

June 14th, 2012
5:21 pm

saywhat?

You mean Clinton or Rush ?

Jay

June 14th, 2012
5:21 pm

So Veteran, I see that you feel free to make up absolute utter nonsense and post it in a public forum as fact. Are you familiar with the concepts of truth or shame?

Erwin's cat

June 14th, 2012
5:21 pm

Paul,
Mitt wont talk specifics until after he officially gets the nod at the convention…to do so before that is strategically stupid

Jm-pass TSPLOST silly people

June 14th, 2012
5:22 pm

Adelson is a good American

Patriot

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

June 14th, 2012
5:23 pm

Hummmm ……………………….

“June 14 is Flag Day, a national holiday celebrating the Stars and Stripes since 1949. But don’t ask Google about it.

The search giant is known for its colorful, interactive logos for everything from the 78th birthday of the inventor of the Moog synthesizer to Earth Day to the anniversary of Pac-Man. But for Flag Day, the company was presenting visitors with nothing but its usual site, declining to play up the red and blue in its logo.”

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/06/14/google-ignores-flag-day-while-rival-microsoft-celebrates/#ixzz1xnyg4GtO

Thulsa Doom

June 14th, 2012
5:24 pm

Jm-pass TSPLOST silly people
June 14th, 2012
5:19 pm

Doomy 5:16

Hammer drop

Jm,

He is the nail for my Thor hammer he is.

Matti

June 14th, 2012
5:24 pm

Scout,

Use bing instead. They’re flying a lovely flag graphic today.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

June 14th, 2012
5:25 pm

Matti:

Thank you !

Paul

June 14th, 2012
5:25 pm

BOTH suck

“We can argue all day about Obama, and you would have some goods points, but Republican leaders are not offering exactly what many right leaning bloggers on this blog seem to think that are offering.”

Well, golly gee, maybe they’ll get another Reagan!

Get ready for tax increases and a tripling of the debt!

Martin Williams

Jesse Ventura?

The guy who told the military’s highest-scoring sniper that he thinks they (the military) are murderers, killing innocent people… men, women and children and he thinks they probably deserve to lose a few of their own.

That Jesse Ventura?

The guy who had the honor of a one-punch knockdown from the sniper?

That Jesse Ventura?

Not interested.

Matti

June 14th, 2012
5:25 pm

Ooooo! Mouse over the squares for a fun quiz!

They BOTH suck

June 14th, 2012
5:26 pm

Scout

I didn’t say there wasn’t a problem, but most of the problems and CONVICTIONS are not due to illegals and dead people. I know it makes for great headlines and talking points, but the Parties themselves seem to be more into the deception than actual voters

Look it up………

saywhat?

June 14th, 2012
5:26 pm

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

June 14th, 2012
5:23 pm
Hummmm ……………………….

“June 14 is Flag Day, a national holiday celebrating the Stars and Stripes since 1949. But don’t ask Google about it.

___________________________________________________________
I heard its because Obama told them not to.

Lord Help Us

June 14th, 2012
5:27 pm

‘it’s all over the map’

Not according to your article.

The issue is puny and politically calculated by the GOP.

IMO, it is much more likely to disenfranchise legitimate votes than prevent fraud.

I would be interested in knowing why the GOP does not aggressively seek to prevent fraud with absentee ballots. That is the basis of one of only two references in your article. But the GOP ignores the more likely voter fraud source…wonder why…

They BOTH suck

June 14th, 2012
5:28 pm

Paul @ 5:25

Exactly

Jm-pass TSPLOST silly people

June 14th, 2012
5:28 pm

Fact: you can’t buy influence with a guy who already has a few hundred million

Go Romney!

Bud Wiser

June 14th, 2012
5:29 pm


Pat
June 14th, 2012
5:18 pm

It is interesting that most of Obama’s money comes from small donors while hardly any of Romney’s does. What does that say about his real “support”.

Simply put, it means that his support is from life’s losers and takers, and they will do anything to make sure the gravy train of entitlement will still stop at their mailbox.

Thulsa Doom

June 14th, 2012
5:29 pm

Paul,

Romneys got some questions to answer. Especially about how he is going to reduce the debt while adding to defense. In the meantime I think he will just keep hamming Obama on the economy. Rightly or wrongly its much easier to be on the offensive and tear at the incumbent’s record then to promote your own.

In reference to your story that was dumb dumb dumb. Reminds me of when Barry Switzer went to the airport with a loaded gun in his luggage. That dumbsheet seems to happen every day somewhere in America.

Recon 0311 2533

June 14th, 2012
5:29 pm

“Mitt wont talk specifics until after he officially gets the nod at the convention…to do so before that is strategically stupid”

Erwin’s cat, you’re absolutely correct. At this point it’s strategically smart to force Obama to languish, avoiding discussing his own record, blaming the previous administration and not proposing anything new to address our economic issues. He make himself appear incompetent to the voters and that probably explains why he’s been losing ground with voters.

Paul

June 14th, 2012
5:30 pm

“To the American electorate: “If I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition.””

And there goes Scout, holding a politician to a standard to which he ignores applying to his beloved Christian apostles.

Jm-pass TSPLOST silly people

June 14th, 2012
5:30 pm

Fact: adelson isn’t trying to buy influence

He just really really doesn’t like Obama

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

June 14th, 2012
5:31 pm

They BOTH suck

June 14th, 2012
5:31 pm

Jm

You many not be able to buy it, but you sure can persuade through votes………..

See Romney’s numerous changes on issues within the last 12 months

You might think he is better for the country, but whether you admit it or not, he is a run of the mill politician…….. Like the one in the WH and those that dominate both the Ds and Rs in Congress

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

June 14th, 2012
5:32 pm

Paul:

2) Please pass to Vladimir: “After the election I’ll have more flexibility.”

3) To the American people: “The private sector is doing just fine.”

They BOTH suck

June 14th, 2012
5:33 pm

TD
“Rightly or wrongly its much easier to be on the offensive and tear at the incumbent’s record then to promote your own. ”

I must admit that is true as the day is long, So get ready for a bigger pissing contest than Bush and Kerry and we all know that was pretty bad

Thulsa Doom

June 14th, 2012
5:33 pm

Jm-pass TSPLOST silly people
June 14th, 2012
5:28 pm

Fact: you can’t buy influence with a guy who already has a few hundred million

Jm,

That’s logical and I already posited that in response to Adelson being already worth 24 billion. That simple logic seems to elude them. They keep suggesting what is Adelson getting for his money as if the guy is trying to buy millions of dollars worth of favorable legislation or something when he’s already got mega billions.

Jm-pass TSPLOST silly people

June 14th, 2012
5:33 pm

Doom

Speaking of hammers

Greece is about to drop one

Paul

June 14th, 2012
5:34 pm

[[Heard this recently regarding voter fraud:

“If elections cannot be honest there is ‘no consent of the governed’ “.

And that my friends is fraught with peril."]]

http://tinyurl.com/6w39wfd

Go to the video, click to John Fund of the American Spectator at 2:14 and let it run to 3:00.

Lord Help Us

June 14th, 2012
5:34 pm

‘when you find fraudulent ballots in the several thousands from deceased people and illegals the potential for fraud which could turn an election has a high potential. ‘

proof?

saywhat?

June 14th, 2012
5:34 pm

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

June 14th, 2012
5:31 pm
HAPPY BIRTHDAY U.S. ARMY !!
___________________________________
Obama forbade Google from mentioning that as well, beacuse he hates America, especially the military.

They BOTH suck

June 14th, 2012
5:35 pm

“Simply put, it means that his support is from life’s losers and takers, and they will do anything to make sure the gravy train of entitlement will still stop at their mailbox.”

And when I think of this post and the one who posted it

I can only dedicate the classic Doobie Bros hit to you and your mind set: “What a fool believes”

carry on

getalife

June 14th, 2012
5:35 pm

citizen united was the nuclear bomb.

They won the class war.

Move on.

Jm-pass TSPLOST silly people

June 14th, 2012
5:35 pm

Doom

I was talking about Romney

But adelson too

The guy is too old to be buying influence

It’s about values for him

Thulsa Doom

June 14th, 2012
5:36 pm

They both suck,

I have some serious questions of Romney. Last thing we need is another rino. They all lie in order to get into office. Romney is saying he is going to build up defense some according to Paul. I hope that’s bs from Romney and that if Romney does indeed get in that he would forget half the promises he made and just concentrate on attacking the deficit monster first and foremost. And that means defense would have to take some smart, targeted cuts in spite of the tough talk about defense that we hear right now from Romney.

They BOTH suck

June 14th, 2012
5:37 pm

“They keep suggesting what is Adelson getting for his money as if the guy is trying to buy millions of dollars worth of favorable legislation or something when he’s already got mega billions.”

Then you can explain why the top corporations in the world donate money to all sides and lobby to the tunes of millions and millions yearly……… So they can be nice to their fellow man?

Really?

Paul

June 14th, 2012
5:38 pm

Recon

“I think Governor Rick Scott made a good point that given the close 2000 election where the margin was so close ”

So any ideas why President Bush’s brother Jeb, who was governor of Florida at that time, didn’t jump all over it to prevent a repeat in 2004?

They BOTH suck

June 14th, 2012
5:38 pm

“The guy is too old to be buying influence

It’s about values for him”

While I love gambling and have probably put money in Adelson’s pocket via trips to Vegas, Atlantic City, Biloxi, etc, I’m not sure if gambling is a “value”

:-)

getalife

June 14th, 2012
5:39 pm

Bow down like doomy and take it.

You ain’t seen nothing yet.

saywhat?

June 14th, 2012
5:39 pm

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

June 14th, 2012
5:31 pm
HAPPY BIRTHDAY U.S. ARMY !!
___________________________________
And ignore picture #14, it was obviously photoshopped.

Jm-pass TSPLOST silly people

June 14th, 2012
5:40 pm

We have a democracy

People vote their minds

Adelson gets one vote

Deal with it liberals

Thulsa Doom

June 14th, 2012
5:40 pm

Jm,

I knew you were talking about Romney. The principle applies to both. Its ridiculous to assume you can buy influence with someone who is already worth either 250 million like Romney or 24 billion like Adelson. But yet some of them are so simplistic in their thinking that they think it just has to be about them somehow benefitting financially.

They used to say the same ridiculous crap about Cheney and Haliburton and how we invaded Iraq for oil for Haliburton even though Cheney was mostly if not completely divested of Haliburton. It made no sense. And if Cheney was so damn greedy why was the guy giving away millions upon millions to charity? The absurdity of their Republican greed arguments is dizzying.

Doggone/GA - 999.999.999.999 (preserving my anonymity)

June 14th, 2012
5:41 pm

“Fact: you can’t buy influence with a guy who already has a few hundred million”

But you sure can rent it.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

June 14th, 2012
5:41 pm

saywhat?

You had best be careful …………… Jay’s parents were both in the Army.

Just sayin’

SPC

June 14th, 2012
5:41 pm

As if the unions weren’t doing the same thing. I agree the money has gotten out of hand.

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

June 14th, 2012
5:41 pm

Is it right for Rhode Island to have two senators and California only two ?

They BOTH suck

June 14th, 2012
5:42 pm

Jm

Smart man like yourself fully understands that one can “lobby” not only for themselves but for their offspring, business, industry, etc. yes their “values” as well, but you are too smart to be posting something that naive.

No I do not know Adelson’s motives and have said if it is legal, he can donate as he pleases, but let’s be a little more honest with the issue.

Jm-pass TSPLOST silly people

June 14th, 2012
5:42 pm

Tbs haha :)

My core point is true though, as you know

josef

June 14th, 2012
5:42 pm

The point is not how much money A, B or C has, nor even what s/he chooses to spend it on. However, when it comes to the public’s interest, it does become a public matter. And nobody goes spending their shekels without expecting something back in return. When it comes to use of private coins in the public political process, yes, I think we ought to know exactly what it is A. B, or C wants in return.

Thomas

June 14th, 2012
5:43 pm

Priorities USA Action

MoveOn.org

etc etc yawn yawn

for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction

For those who don’t understand this simply, like Bookie, have their head up their arse

Great column Jay- really learned a lot.

Thulsa Doom

June 14th, 2012
5:43 pm

Jm,

I’m dying to see what happens with Greece. The death knell of the welfare state is at hand.

Mark in mid-town

June 14th, 2012
5:44 pm

Citizens United was a wonderful affirmation of the right to engage in free speech. The more political speech, the better. The only thing wrong with it is that the money ought to be donated to the candidate directly, rather than 3rd party groups. That would make the candidates more accountable for the advertisements run. The reason Jay and other Democratic Party hacks in the msm hate it so much is that the more conservatives can get their message out, the less power the msm has to control political messaging. For those who think there is too much money in politics, keep in mind that even with Citizens United, more money will most probably have still been spent on Valentines Day gifts than will be spent on the presidential race.

josef

June 14th, 2012
5:44 pm

How is Romeny a RINO? What makes him that?

getalife

June 14th, 2012
5:45 pm

I don’t think willard can keep track of his lies.

“WASHINGTON — In a development bound to please business trade groups, senators from both sides of the aisle have voted to block new federal rules that would require employers to look harder for American workers before turning to low-wage foreign guest workers who come to the U.S. on visas.”

Here we go……….

Thulsa Doom

June 14th, 2012
5:46 pm

” I’m not sure if gambling is a “value””

they both suck,

Blasphemy you infidel! What in the hell is wrong with the values of getting liquored up, throwing around some coin, and chasing hot and fast women? Seems to me you need some re-prioritization in your life.

Paul

June 14th, 2012
5:47 pm

Erwin’s cat

“Mitt wont talk specifics until after he officially gets the nod at the convention…to do so before that is strategically stupid”

Oh sure it is. But it does illustrate the point, doesn’t it? People will vote for Mitt based on faith (I like that line) that he will in fact do what they want him to do.

Or, as has been said, they Hope he doesn’t Change from what they want!

Thulsa Doom

June 14th, 2012
5:47 pm

josef,

Romney care makes Mitt a rino.

Aquagirl

June 14th, 2012
5:48 pm

Smart man like yourself fully understands that one can “lobby” not only for themselves but for their offspring, business, industry, etc.

Or their country of choice….which in Adelson’s case is Israel.

I suppose he could buy his own private army and black market nuclear weapons but it’s less hassle to rent ours. No worries about nuclear whoopsies in your own backyard. All legal, too, thanks to the Supremes.

mdouglasman

June 14th, 2012
5:50 pm

What? Roberts’ court partisan, naive….yeah, look at Kagan, Ginsberg, Breyer, Sotomayor..none of which has ever had a ‘Constitution’ thought….and who knows about Kennedy. At least we have some adults in the room in Roberts, Thomas, Scalia, and Alito. BTW, the only entity that can spend ‘limitless’ money is the government…what they can’t confiscate from its citizens, they can print. Jay, you and your lemmings will wake up when you fall over the cliff. Please don’t reproduce.

Paul

June 14th, 2012
5:50 pm

Thulsa

Don’t ever talk to my wife about Barry Switzer. She was on a plane and heard something going on, looked up, there was Barry standing in the aisle at the front, grandly demonstrating for a guy how he does a great golf swing.

“Look at me” knows no boundaries -

Paul

June 14th, 2012
5:54 pm

Scout

“2) Please pass to Vladimir: “After the election I’ll have more flexibility.”

As others have recently noted in a similar vein, well duh. No kidding. That’s politics.

“3) To the American people: “The private sector is doing just fine.””

Same answer as ‘there goes Scout again with his double standards.”

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

June 14th, 2012
5:54 pm

Thulsa Doom

June 14th, 2012
5:54 pm

“Or their country of choice….which in Adelson’s case is Israel.”

Nothing like the usual whiff of possible anti- Semitism in the air from the hard left.

“I suppose he could buy his own private army and black market nuclear weapons but it’s less hassle to rent ours. No worries about nuclear whoopsies in your own backyard. All legal, too, thanks to the Supremes.”

Well of course the supremes legalized the rental of nukes. Bill Gates for example regularly rents ICBMs and nuclear fast attack submarines so that he can pretend war against Apple’s operations over in China. As for any suggestions about Adelson and Israel and nukes most people know already that Israel already has nukes.

josef

June 14th, 2012
5:54 pm

THULSA

The people of Massachusetts wanted it. The people of Massachusetts voted Romney into office. Romney served the people of Massachusetts. So, a Republican who represents the people who voted for him is “in name only” when that representation conflicts with the strictures of an ideological stance of the party purists?

0311/8541/5811/1811/1801

June 14th, 2012
5:55 pm

Paul:

Thanks for your input.

josef

June 14th, 2012
5:56 pm

AQUAGIRL

“Or their country of choice….which in Adelson’s case is Israel.”

Elaborate on that, please.

Michael

June 14th, 2012
5:57 pm

We have to admit that Adelson is a successful and rich businessman, and he knows how to run casinos. Then again, the mafia is also successful and rich, and they also know how to run casinos. I’d feel better, if his skill set weren’t so similar to the Mafia.
Romney won’t give specifics before the convention, because he is concerned about the independents. The nomination process included some outrageous cheering, like when they mentioned the number of prisoners executed in Texas and the response of “let em die”. Romney knows that if he sounds moderate, he will have a revolt at the convention and lose the teas.

Liberal Pariah

June 14th, 2012
5:57 pm

Big Deal…Soros has given more than that through all kinds of channels. Last I looked, the SCOTUS rulings apply to Conservatives and LIBERALS…maybe the Liberal donors realize giving to Liberal politicians and causes is ruining our country :-) One could hope anyway.

Paul

June 14th, 2012
5:59 pm

Anytime, Scout.

BTW, Gen Odierno was on Morning Joe this morning when Arianna Huffington asked him about all the backroom pressure military leaders put on the administration to expand the war in Afghanistan. 4-stars are quite the diplomats. His smirk as he said something like “I think that’s a bit strongly stated” was priceless.

That Black Guy

June 14th, 2012
5:59 pm

They BOTH suck

June 14th, 2012
4:46 pm
TBG @ 4:41

That was funny. What’s up man? Hope the week is going well for you. – All is good, TBS, all is good.

I do have to agree with Bro, this people are not donating this kind of money just because they love “America”…. – That is so true, IMO.

That goes for all sides. Ds, Rs and whomevers – but if they donate 5.248577562184% MORE to repubs, then the repubs are the only ones trying to “buy” the election.

Oh, and they are the only ones that peoduce negative ads.

At least, that’s what I heard.

ragnar danneskjold

June 14th, 2012
6:00 pm

Leftists cannot stand it when conservatives use freedom of speech to dispute the leftist vision. Of course, leftists cannot be elected unless they can keep the truth from being spoken.

But sometimes leftists do talk intelligently:
USA Today notes that in 2010 Clinton gave a speech at Cleveland’s Cuyahoga Community College–the same place where Obama spoke this afternoon–in which he said: “The Democrats are saying something like this: ‘We found a big hole that we did not dig. We didn’t get it filled in 21 months, but at least we quit digging. Give us two more years. If it doesn’t work, vote us out.’ ”

Time’s up.

Thulsa Doom

June 14th, 2012
6:01 pm

Paul,

I would cut Switzer a little bit of slack. Like a lot of pampered coaches or athletes his ego probably got out of check a long time ago. But he did have a really hard, rough life. His dad was murdered and his mom blew her head off in the backyard when he came home from college during his freshman year. And Switzer had a special affinity for black athletes that helped integrate them that much more quickly at OU and then also at other programs. He grew up dirt poor and related to them very well and I would say he as much as anyone was instrumental in integrating blacks into our major colleges. Does kinda suck though that he would later become somewhat of a jackass. But I guess we all have our flaws.

kayaker 71

June 14th, 2012
6:01 pm

Liked Rush’s new name for Bozo….. Barak Hussain Kardashian. He pointed out that Bozo has had 170 fund raisers since he has been president…… more than any other president in history in just 3 and 1/2 years and most on the taxpayer dime. Except for the Hollywood crowd which is not that significant, and the unions, he seems to be struggling a bit. No one likes to back a loser. Liberals don’t complain when Bozo gets a big hit form some limousine liberal but when Adleson kicks in some significant scratch, it is an evil act. More selective indignation from the Bookman fountain of knowledge.

Paul

June 14th, 2012
6:02 pm

Thulsa

Never knew that about him. Thanks.

‘Course, my wife’s not an OU fan, so I’m sure that contributes -

WilliamM

June 14th, 2012
6:05 pm

No problem with Obama claiming he would raise $1,000,000,000; no problem with billionaire Soros funding countless left-wing organizations whose sole purpose is to defeat Republican candidates; no problem with Unions extracting contributions from their members, whether or not they want to contribute; but if a conservative donates $10,000,000 to a Republican candidate for President, the liberals are up in arms!

Obama is over

June 14th, 2012
6:05 pm

Well I guess your comments about partisanship in the Supreme Court are laying the foundation for your blog after Obamacare is shot down. The next step in Obama’s downward spiral. Obama blew all. of his political capital on this “signiture’ legislation. Like it or not, it will be his legacy. We are starting to see members of the Democratic party start to distance themselves from Obama because they realize he has no new ideas and his platform has been a disaster. Next stop- Dodd-Frank.

Thulsa Doom

June 14th, 2012
6:05 pm

josef,

Well you stated something that must of us know about Romney- Mass citizens wanted it and he was after all a R in a dominant D state and so he pretty much gave them what they wanted. But in the back minds of many cons regardless of the accuracy of your statement it still makes him a rino for acquiescing.

Aquagirl

June 14th, 2012
6:05 pm

Elaborate on that, please

He’s got quite an interest in the Israeli state and has traveled there for some fairly high profile stuff. And it was apparently a major reason why he supported Newt Gingrich.

http://www.npr.org/2012/03/20/148939665/for-a-personal-cause-casino-owner-bets-on-gingrich

Lord Help Us

June 14th, 2012
6:06 pm

‘Liked Rush’s new name for Bozo…’

How ’bout this new name for Rush:

Drug addicted-limp dlck-serial marrying-foul mouthed-draft dodging-unemployment collecting-fat-ahole.

Kamchak ~ Thug from the Steppes

June 14th, 2012
6:06 pm

Liked Rush’s new name for Bozo….. Barak Hussain Kardashian.

Too funny!

Liberals have been referring to Bristol Palin as Wal-mart Kardashian for some weeks now.

Didn’t know that El Rushbo was recycling other people’s material.

How “green” of him.

Thulsa Doom

June 14th, 2012
6:09 pm

Paul,

Oh lordy. She a husker or Tejas fan? That right there would have been enough to put Switzer on a hit list.

Paul

June 14th, 2012
6:09 pm

Thulsa 6:05

“In a 2001 interview he said, “I think it is much easier to be a good member of the (LDS) Church and a Democrat than a good member of the Church and a Republican.” He went on to say that the Democrats’ emphasis on helping others, as opposed to what he considers Republican dogma to the contrary, is the reason he’s a Democrat.[60] He delivered a speech at Brigham Young University to about 20,000 students on October 9, 2007, in which he expressed his opinion that Democratic values mirror Mormon values.”

No wonder so many on the Right have doubts about Romney!

:-)

Paul

June 14th, 2012
6:10 pm

Thulsa

Sorry, that was a quote regarding Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev)

GT

June 14th, 2012
6:10 pm

Does any of this money go to pay off the rest of Newt’s campaign debt? I think Romney was at one time willing to talk about that with Newt. The far right is owned by gambling concerns, life get more interesting by the minute.

josef

June 14th, 2012
6:10 pm

AQUAGIRL

You said…

“Or their country of choice….which in Adelson’s case is Israel

and now you say

“He’s got quite an interest in the Israeli state and has traveled there for some fairly high profile stuff. And it was apparently a major reason why he supported Newt Gingrich.”

How does the latter make the former true?

kayaker 71

June 14th, 2012
6:11 pm

Lord help Us, 6:06,

Wow, your creativity is showing. It would appear that you don’t care much for him. However, I think that BH Kardashian is much more descriptive.