I received the following in an email a little while back:
Here is a list of top corporate PAC contributors to OBAMA... is it any wonder Obama was for the bailout!? *Goldman Sachs* $739,521 UBS AG $419,550 *Lehman Brothers * $391,774 Citigroup Inc $492,548 Morgan Stanley $341,380 Latham & Watkins $328,879 Google Inc $487,355 JPMorgan Chase & Co $475,112 Sidley Austin LLP $370,916 Skadden, Arps et al $360,409 Wilmerhale Llp $383,024 National Amusements Inc $432,169 Microsoft Corp $429,656 University of California $697,506 Stanford University $341,399 Harvard University $501,489 Time Warner $375,063 Jones Day $309,960 University of Chicago $294,237 General Electric (NBC) $290,584 Bought and paid for. Obama really representing the best interests of his donors isn't he? I really love this website: http://www.opensecrets.org/pres08/contrib.php?cycle=2008&cid=N00009638 BUT WAIT! To be completely fair and biased let's look at who were the top contributors to McCAIN. *Merrill Lynch *$349,170 Citigroup Inc $287,801 Morgan Stanley $249,377 *Wachovia Corp* $147,456 *Goldman Sachs * $220,045 *Lehman Brothers* $115,707 *Bear Stearns* $108,000 JPMorgan Chase & Co $206,392 Bank of America $133,975 Credit Suisse Group $175,503 UBS AG $141,365 Blank Rome LLP $153,426 PricewaterhouseCoopers $163,670 AT&T Inc $183,663 US Government $152,118 Greenberg Traurig LLP $145,737 Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher $120,246 Any wonder he voted for the bailout too? Source: http://www.opensecrets.org/pres08/contrib.php?cycle=2008&cid=N00006424 Does this make you mad? It makes me FURIOUS! We have two whores who are running for the presidency. If you vote for either Obama or McCain you will be perpetuating this special interest nonsense. If you vote for Obama or McCain you are part of the problem because you will be approving of these unconstitutional actions by giving them your vote. If you are liberal consider voting for Nader instead. If you are conservative consider voting for Chuck Baldwin of the Constitution Party or Bob Barr of the Libertarian Party. Regardless, please send this e-mail around to everyone you know who plans to vote so that they will know there really is no difference between McCain and Obama. They are two cheeks on the same ass. A vote for them is a vote for more of the same. If you want real change vote for someone who isn't going to whore themselves out and rape the American taxpayer.
Note that I haven’t verified this information myself. I do not attest to its accuracy. I’d be surprised if it wasn’t accurate, though.
I thought about pointing out that the Libertarian Party isn’t a conservative party, so saying you should consider voting for its candidate just because you’re on the conservative side of the fence is kind of inappropriate. Normally, one should suggest that liberals may vote for either the Green Party candidate or the Libertarian Party candidate, and conservatives should vote for either the Constitution Party candidate or the Libertarian Party candidate.
This year, however, the LP nominee is Bob Barr. In the ’90s, he was one of the core neocons in the Republican Party, and it looks to me like he still has some strong leanings in that direction even though he presents himself as a Born Again Libertarian now. Hopefully, in four years, we’ll get a real libertarian candidate again (like Badnarik in 2004).
Thanks to Joseph for sending the email along.