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    GOP outside spenders' return on investment

    OUCH !





    Tuesday's elections produced some big winners -- and some really big losers -- whose names never appeared on any ballot.
    Spending by outside groups topped $1 billion by Election DayConservative super PACs, nonprofits dominated spending

    http://www.publicintegrity.org/2012/...n-election-dayhttp://reporting.sunlightfoundation....on_investment/

    http://www.publicintegrity.org/2012/...n-election-day


    After outside groups spent more than $1.3 billion in independent expenditures to influence the outcome of the election, we now get to see just what all that money bought them -- or didn't.


    Turns out some of the smart money wasn't so smart after all when it came to making political bets.

    This year, the pro-business GOP Crossroads fundraising combine and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce weren't as good at picking winners as the labor movement, which appears to be one of the surprise winners of Election Day.Using Follow the Unlimited Money, Sunlight calculated returns on investment for the outside groups that gave the most during this year's general election campaign.

    This includes super PACs, non-profit organizations and political party committees.

    We left out the big committees focused solely on helping presidential contenders -- Restore Our Future, which backed Mitt Romney, and Priorities USA, which supported President Barack Obama -- because their won/loss percentage will be obvious from the election results.

    The groups listed below all played in more than one contest.

    The percentage under each group's name represents their fall batting average: It reflects how much of their money went to support candidates who won and to oppose candidates who lost in the general election campaign.

    Our calculation does not include money spent on primary contests or special elections.
    And our data is only as good as the group's reporting to the Federal Election Commission.


    AMERICAN CROSSROADS ~ 1.29% ~ Total spent campaign 2012 ~ $104,710,472

    U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ~ 6.90% ~ Total spent campaign 2012 ~ $32,676,075

    NRA ~ 0.82% ~ Total spent campaign 2012 ~ $11,787,523



    (SEE MANY MORE INSIDE)


    Last edited by exotix; 11-14-2012 at 09:21 PM.

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    All these are legal contributions. How about obbama's website thatallowed illegal foreign contributions to be made? How about you address that, cheaters?
    Democrats believe that "politics is war by other means." And they are at war with America, with common sense and even common decency. Those who would mount an effective opposition had better have a high tolerance for slime, slander and abuse.

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    <You're right, exotix, that money would be much better spent on Big Bird or Solyndra or maybe your food stamps than trying to save America. Heaven forbid this economy turns around and people start finding work again. That would be an absolute crime of humanity and we cannot allow that to happen.>

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    Not to worry, it won't happen on Obama's watch. As if the global economic situation weren't bad enough (Europe is officially back in recession this morning), the new demographic fools re-elected a real job killer. I see this morning that Hispanic poverty levels in America are at a new high, food stamp usage at a new high, overall poverty levels at a new high. But hey, what's important? A fictional story about a "war on women." a meaningless to the deficit class warfare tax hike on a few taxpayers who already bear much of the burden, having a full time job with benefits versus being cut back to part time with none because of ObamaCare, or having any job at all?

    Clearly, to the new demographic it isn't a job. Which is good because you ain't gonna get one with Barry Soetoro running the country. So enjoy your pyrric victory and your unexpected extended "vacation" while trying to live on subsistence "unemployment" and food stamps. You voted for it and you earned it.

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    Exotix is simply saying that since Obama won his Chinese investors made a better deal. The geek who set up President Obama's website to accept anonymous donors and bogus zip codes is probably doing well, too. See, if you're a Democrat, crime pays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patrickt View Post
    Exotix is simply saying that since Obama won his Chinese investors made a better deal. The geek who set up President Obama's website to accept anonymous donors and bogus zip codes is probably doing well, too. See, if you're a Democrat, crime pays.
    There's no conspiracy theory out there other than Rove taking millionaires & billionaires and every conservative for every cent they had ... but keep 'em come'n ... LOL.

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    Will Rogers said, "An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, stays bought." By those standards, there are some honest politicians, I suppose.

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