Chad Perrin: SOB

13 October 2008

Obama and McCain: in bed with Wall Street

Filed under: Liberty — Tags: , , , — apotheon @ 02:48

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:


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?


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.


  1. I’ve seen the same numbers and such on non-campaign websites. Notice how certain companies are supporting both candidates. Talk about whores.

    Comment by Joseph A Nagy Jr — 14 October 2008 @ 05:32

  2. oh yeah, I also don’t have links to give, as I didn’t think them worth saving. I hate politics.

    Comment by Joseph A Nagy Jr — 14 October 2008 @ 05:44

  3. two cheeks on the same ass – hahaha i like that!

    Comment by sosiouxme — 14 October 2008 @ 08:14

  4. Joseph:

    Thanks for the further confirmation of my suspicions.


    Yeah, I thought that was a most excellent metaphor.

    Comment by apotheon — 14 October 2008 @ 10:20

  5. My wife asked me what I was laughing about and it was hard to explain the two cheeks on the same ass metaphor without reading the whole article.

    Comment by CharlesP — 16 October 2008 @ 08:56

  6. Yeah — I can imagine that wouldn’t be such an easy explanation without all the context.

    I finally got around to fixing the formatting in this entry, by the way. It might be easier to read now.

    Comment by apotheon — 16 October 2008 @ 03:09

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