18 December 2008

Party of the Common Man

The Democrats are always touting themselves as the party of the common guy, the little man, the average person ... while Republicans are the party of the fat cats.

So consider this list:

4/24/08 $2,300 Merkley, Jeff (D)
3/25/03 $2,000 Wyden, Ron (D)
3/25/03 $2,000 Wyden, Ron (D)
12/20/99 $2,000 Securities Industry Assn
11/3/00 $2,000 Securities Industry Assn
12/20/99 $2,000 Securities Industry Assn
5/21/96 $1,000 Ackerman, Gary L (D)
11/28/95 $1,000 Wyden, Ron (D)
1/13/00 $1,000 Clinton, Hillary Rodham (D)
6/22/94 $1,000 Fields, Jack M Jr (R)
6/16/94 $1,000 Fields, Jack M Jr (R)
6/22/94 $1,000 Fields, Jack M Jr (R)
2/18/04 $1,000 Lautenberg, Frank R (D)
8/24/99 $1,000 Corzine, Jon S (D)
1/17/96 $500 Oxley, Michael G (R)
8/4/98 $500 Crowley, Joseph (D)
12/4/95 $500 Dodd, Christopher J (D)
3/31/98 $300 Schumer, Charles E (D)
10/15/04 $250 Hooley, Darlene (D)
10/18/04 $250 Matheson, Jim (D)
8/26/98 $-500 Crowley, Joseph (D)
6/20/94 $-1,000 Fields, Jack M Jr (R)
5/4/07 $25,000 Democratic Senatorial Campaign Cmte (D)
9/12/08 $25,000 Democratic Senatorial Campaign Cmte (D)
5/9/05 $25,000 Democratic Senatorial Campaign Cmte (D)
9/30/06 $25,000 Democratic Senatorial Campaign Cmte (D)
4/11/94 $5,000 Securities Industry Assn
7/10/07 $2,300 Saul, Andrew Marshall (R)
7/20/07 $2,300 Lautenberg, Frank R (D)
9/23/03 $2,000 Gephardt, Richard A (D)
6/17/04 $2,000 Markey, Edward J (D)
6/17/04 $2,000 Markey, Edward J (D)
6/16/94 $2,000 Fields, Jack M Jr (R)
5/5/98 $1,000 Tauzin, W J "Billy" (R)
10/30/98 $1,000 Victory in New York
5/22/98 $1,000 Schumer, Charles E (D)
10/23/98 $1,000 Rangel, Charles B (D)
3/10/00 $1,000 Obey, David R (D)
4/20/00 $1,000 Fossella, Vito (R)
5/15/98 $1,000 Markey, Edward J (D)
4/28/95 $1,000 Fields, Jack M Jr (R)
9/21/98 $1,000 D'Amato, Alfonse M (R)
8/18/04 $1,000 Schumer, Charles E (D)
8/18/04 $1,000 Schumer, Charles E (D)
9/17/96 $1,000 Frisa, Daniel (R)
11/8/93 $1,000 Dingell, John D (D)
6/29/94 $1,000 Markey, Edward J (D)
8/4/96 $1,000 Markey, Edward J (D)
4/8/02 $1,000 Schumer, Charles E (D)
4/8/02 $1,000 Schumer, Charles E (D)
8/30/01 $1,000 Rangel, Charles B (D)
5/22/98 $700 Schumer, Charles E (D)
5/18/93 $400 Gillmor, Paul E (R)
7/20/07 $300 Lautenberg, Frank R (D)
10/15/04 $250 Frost, Martin (D)
10/13/94 $200 Ackerman, Gary (D)
12/5/07 $-2,300 Saul, Andrew Marshall (R)
9/22/05 $5,000 Securities Industry Assn
10/17/06 $5,000 Securities Industry Assn
5/24/07 $5,000 Securities Industry & Financial Mkt Assn
8/20/08 $5,000 Securities Industry & Financial Mkt Assn
7/8/04 $5,000 Securities Industry Assn
4/26/99 $1,000 Bradley, Bill (D)


What is this list, you ask? The complete list of campaign contributions that opensecrets.org attributes to one Bernard Madoff.

That is an awful lot of "(D)"'s.

There is nothing wrong with this, of course, but it does put the lie to the party's claims.

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