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April 30, 2009

Harry Reid Floats on River of Out-of-State Cash

Las Vegas provides its share of decadence, but Nevada is for the most part a down-to-earth place populated by the sort of decent people the liberal elite sneers at. How could it have inflicted on this country the corrupt and treasonous leftist weasel Harry Reid? Western Representation PAC crunched the numbers and came up with the answer: Dingy Harry has deep pockets, as a result of infusions of cash from outside Nevada.

This graph represents total contributions to Friends for Harry Reid in Q1 2009:


Incredibly, only 5% of the money used to buy his seat comes from the state he allegedly represents. But at least Reid's contributions come from within the USA, unlike some of Comrade Obama's.

Posted by Van Helsing at April 30, 2009 8:38 AM


.... Not to mention Clinton's contributions from China.

Posted by: LANMaster at April 30, 2009 9:34 AM

Even with this out-of-state cash influx, the voters still have the last word on their representatives.
There's never been a better time for a voter registration qualifying exam.

Posted by: Fiberal at April 30, 2009 9:39 AM

Restrict contributions to a candidate for office to those citizens who can vote for the candidate. Sure would remind the candidates who they are supposed to be represent.

Posted by: JB at April 30, 2009 11:13 AM

Restrict contributions to a candidate for office to those citizens who can vote for the candidate. Sure would remind the candidates who they are supposed to represent.

Posted by: JB at April 30, 2009 11:14 AM

Posted by: WRPAC at April 30, 2009 1:04 PM

Joe Biden, the Amtrak-ridin' Regular Guy from Greenville, (Del-A-Where?) was bought and paid for by lawyers who couldn't have cared less about The First State / Blue Hen State / Diamond State.

Here's one of the Wall Street Journal articles on the subject:

The short version:

"A remarkable political fact of Mr. Biden's career is that his top campaign contributor is SimmonsCooper, a law firm in Madison County, Illinois, of all places. Aficionados of tort law will understand. SimmonsCooper is a big asbestos player, and Madison County was until recently one of America's meccas for jackpot justice. But the story gets better: Mr. Biden has been helping the tort bar turn his home state of Delaware into a statewide Madison County.

SimmonsCooper made hundreds of millions of dollars on asbestos cases in Madison County, but that started to change in 2004. The business community helped to elect conservative Lloyd Karmeier to the Illinois Supreme Court. Madison County Circuit Judge Daniel Stack also took over the asbestos docket, was determined to clean house, and began dismissing suits filed by residents outside his jurisdiction.

SimmonsCooper and other firms started shopping for a new legal goldmine. And where better than Delaware? Many companies incorporate there, which means a list of defendants usually includes a Delaware target. Beginning in mid-2005, SimmonsCooper began transferring its suits to Bidenland.

The trial bar's strategy has been to overwhelm Delaware's once-sensible legal system, taking advantage of rules that pressure companies to settle. In the 22 months following SimmonsCooper's first asbestos filing in Delaware, the state was hit with 412 suits, primarily from SimmonsCooper and fellow asbestos giant Baron & Budd."

Biden is not always just a foot-in-mouth bufoon - he is an incredibly dangerous and vindictive man as well. Joe Biden cares about Joe Biden - period.

He did enough damage in "Small Wonder" Delaware, where he was relatively contained.

Now he gets to wreak havoc on the rest of our country.....possibly the world.

Don't say you weren't warned.

Posted by: TonyD95B at April 30, 2009 4:59 PM

The PUBLIC PIZZA we get the teenie weenie portion and OBAMA and ACORN gets the bigger portions

Posted by: SPURWING PLOVER at April 30, 2009 11:33 PM