Wednesday, February 22, 2012
The Republican George Soros
Sheldon Adelson is a name with which most Americans are not familiar. However, I can guarantee you Newt Gingrich is very familiar with him. Mr. Adelson, a multi-billionaire casino owner in Las Vegas, has already donated approximately $11 million to Newt Gingrich's campaign. He is about to donate more. A lot more. Mr. Adelson was recently quoted as saying, "They like to trash other people. It’s unfair that I’ve been treated unfair—but it doesn’t stop me. I might give $10 million or $100 million to Gingrich.” Basically, men such as Mr. Adelson and George Soros are capable of buying a presidential election. But, who can win this high stakes, winner-take-all? If I were a betting man, I'd put my money on Sheldon Adelson. He appears even more ruthless than George Soros (if that is even remotely possible). Strangely, Mr. Adelson is against wealthy people trying to affect elections with their wealth. “I’m against very wealthy people attempting to or influencing elections,” he shrugs. “But as long as it’s doable I’m going to do it. Because I know that guys like Soros have been doing it for years, if not decades," Mr. Adelson states. Mr. Adelson states he won't pay for a candidate to mudsling. That would literally knock out all the Republican candidates right now if he follows through with that.
It appears Shedlon Adelson is going to financially support whoever the Republican candidate will be. I do believe he is throwing money into a giant sinkhole called the Newt Gingrich campaign. People have seen Gingrich for what he is; style, but no substance. He is a panderer, playing up to whatever crowd he is speaking to at the moment. The bigger question here, is this what the Founding Fathers intended when our constitution was written? Is our system of electing a president determined now by a few wealthy men or women with their own political agenda? I'm not saying billionaires like Sheldon Adelson and George Soros don't have the right to contribute. But, when you are contributing $10 million a pop to a candidate, how independent will that Presidential Candidate be if he is elected? How independent has Barack Obama been with the big unions, the same unions that got him elected? He has given them waivers on Obamacare and having the NLRB file a complaint against Boeing, in South Carolina, due to a "...nonunion production line." This complaint was later dropped. It is evident, at least to me, wealthy people have far too much influence in our national elections. The sad thing about it, our politicians show no inclination to stop or, at least, limit this monetary influence any time soon.