Hillary’s Mega-Donors Are Also Funding Jeb

by Jackie Kucinich & Matan Gilat | The Daily Beast  |  published on August 6, 2015

For some wealthy donors, it doesn’t matter who takes the White House in 2016—as long as the president’s name is Clinton or Bush.

More than 60 ultra-rich Americans have contributed to both Jeb Bush’s and Hillary Clinton’s federal campaigns, according to an analysis of Federal Election Commission data by Vocativ and The Daily Beast. Seventeen of those contributors have gone one step further and opened their wallets to fund both Bush’s and Clinton’s 2016 ambitions.

After all, why support just Hillary Clinton or just Jeb Bush when you can hedge your bets and donate to both? This seems to be the thinking of a group of powerful men and women—racetrack owners, bankers, media barons, chicken magnates, hedge funders (and their spouses). Some of them have net worths that can eclipse the GDPs of small countries.

  • reagangs

    There’s not a lot of political ideology distance between Clinton and Bush. Hillary has described herself as a progressive and John Ellis Bush (aka JEB) is a well known RINO, just like the other two Bushes. No more Bushes, no more RINOs, no more Clintons (and that goes for Chelsea Clinton also), no more radical liberals, progressives, socialist or communist (Obummer and his minions are commies), no more Mister Nice Guy/Gal conservatives, the Silent Majority will not be silent any more. Hey!!! America!!! It’s time to take out the radical liberal, progressive, commie trash and their bureaucratic minions. Also, a “government shutdown” only applies to non essential functions. Besides, when the non essential politicians and bureaucrats are not in action, the US of A is 1) safer, 2) not adding massive amounts of debt to our already failed economy, 3) less likely to screw up anything else. As old Groucho Marx once said: “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it every where, misdiagnosing the problem, and applying the wrong remedies”. I would like to add to that:” and when the $hit hits the fan, claim they had nothing to do with it and after ‘cashing in’ on the deals, either retire, resign or fade away into the wind to a nice comfortable lobbying job to the DC insiders”.

  • I Seigel

    When the 1% have a few million to spend EACH WEEK on political donations, they are doing what all smart investors do – they diversify. I wonder if Romney put a few million on Obama in the Vegas casinos before his 2012 loss.

  • They must want to make sure they cover all their bases to get another Liberal Loon into office, which would be Hillary or Jeb the RINO!

  • rayhause

    Bush is as Liberal as it gets and referring to him as a RINO is not fitting. Just an outright whore, a prostitute does not fit.

    • reagangs

      Old JEB supported the CommonCore in Florida. He was a part of the group of governors that helped bring CommonCore to life. After all, he and his family went to the elite Ivy League primary, secondary and college schools. The only Bush that actually served in the active military was George HW Bush (41st president). His single engine fighter/bomber was shot down in the Pacific ocean and a US submarine rescued him.

      • rayhause

        Since he has realized that Common Core were two losing words, he has changed all of his answers to a more receptive way, but it still doesn’t change his preference.

  • Seedman

    The above article exposes how the rich are buying political influence and why Donald Trump poses a danger to their strategy. The other way to negate this influence is to elect men and women of integrity; meaning this people type need to become candidates and enough of the voting citizens have discernment and desire to vote for them.

  • RockyMtn1776

    Big money always covers it’s a$$. No matter who wins, they win. BOTH political parties sold their soul and their country long ago, Obama was the finishing touch. Both have the same agenda, just different ways of getting there. Trump MAY be able to slow down or even stop his process IF we can get him elected. My guess is the GOP would rather lose than nominate Trump, somehow they must be forced to. If not and he goes third party, so be it. We either get him elected or it’s all over, America is hanging by a thread now, we can’t last much longer.

  • whoisshe?

    This is good that someone had the guts to put this out there, as long as they share, done with Bush, he was an excellent Gov of Florida. I am tired of Bush being so philosophical and Hillary does nothing ,says nothing, we don’t need her remember people they all need votes to win, they are supposed to work for the people like Holder did, actually I really don’t see any difference between Holder and Hillary.
    Every woman who works in the WH should physically donate time to Planned Parenthood, calling Lerner and Sebellious, come out and take care of these abortions, Pelosi you cannot use plan B , if they are a minor.
    She also needs to take care of Satanists covered on Obama Care.
    Pelosi what an example you are to the National Italian Woman’s Organization of America, yet you traveled to Palestine to sell ObamaCare.
    To many women getting paid to do nothing, Pelosi Feinstein Boxer Warren Clinton Sebelious Lerner, Debbie Wasserman Shultz. What kind of women are you, have you helped any little boys who may have been raped, you all exist from us tax payers, if we don’t pay then what ?

  • game50

    This is why we should vote for Donald Trump…he can’t be bought.. He has his own money.

  • Catherine McCoy

    This might be the first time that millions will NOT win

    • freedomoutpost ken

      This might be the first time since Reagan that the people really get to choose their candidate.

  • empty pockets

    No real surprise. It’s just more evidence of the influence peddling/crony-ist corruption that’s been going on for a long time. And really, Jeb and Hillary really aren’t that different. Rush even said it early on–the perfect ticket is Bush/Clinton or Clinton/Bush—either way since both are same on issues and both put their pants on one leg at a time.

    • freedomoutpost ken

      But finally the public is fed up and may make a difference in who is chosen.

      • empty pockets

        Are ENOUGH of the public fed up ENOUGH to bother? Guess we’ll see.
        I frankly still put more faith in state centered opposition. Even IF we get a really different and constitutional loving candidate, AND we keep majorities in BOTH Houses and elect him/her, we still cannot count on progressive Republicans not subverting the restoration of America. The progs outnumber us…for now. And IF we do manage to restore the USofA to something within sight of the vision of our founders, DC and especially the pres determine foreign policy but (if sticking to constitutional values) have only marginal input for domestic policy…except for reversing Every Single Executive Order and Executive Memo issued by this lawless and unconstitutional regime.
        We need to remember not to lose sight or control at the local level and as far out–layer by layer–as we can,

        • freedomoutpost ken

          We are making progress, the question is, how much.

  • jdbixii

    Viewing such giving as “charity” makes more sense than trying to find the logic in giving to two people whose beliefs and stands on issues are as paradoxical and incongruous as the elitism which characterizes them, on the one hand, and the condescension to pandering to minorities, on the other. The words of St. Paul fit the principles of most candidates….”I am become all things to all people that by all means I might gain some.” The analogy of the “broad and crooked” used to direct people to the “straight and narrow” is what makes one question the benefit of the “straight and narrow.” In an age when political hypocrisy is annoyingly rampant, looking to the successful for some clue to
    the principles of success, in order to apply them to the political governance of the nation which is so desperately in need of it, is thwarted by the knowledge that the rich have money to throw away on people who know how to throw away money, while staring a national debt in the face, the size of which, can only make one laugh and react with “you can’t be serious!”

    • freedomoutpost ken

      It is high time that political donations over $100 are taxed at 400% to stop the wealthy from controlling our election process. That also means any money going to Political PACs. Give the election process back to the people where it belongs. The Excess Tax could be used to build border security.

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