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  1. #1 Alan Grayson: It's Us Versus the Billionaire 
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    cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Thu Sep-02-10 04:47 PM
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    Alan Grayson: It's Us Versus the Billionaire Updated at 4:48 PM

    A couple of weeks ago, we suggested that Republican Dan Webster isn't the real opponent in this campaign. He hasn't been on the ballot in a quarter of a century. Dan Webster couldn't beat a pair of fives with a full house.

    I said that someone else would be the real opponent. Now we know who that is.

    His name is David Koch. He has $17 billion. And he is spending $250,000 of that in attack ads against me this week.

    David Koch is the owner of the second largest private company in America. He made his money the old-fashioned way: he inherited it. Incredibly, his father got rich helping to industrialize and arm the Soviet Union.

    Koch lives in New York. He often attends the theater. As far as we know, he has never been to Orlando. But he wants to choose who represents Orlando in Congress. And it isn't Alan Grayson.

    For many years, David Koch was a member of the Libertarian Party. He serves on the board of directors of the right-wing Cato Institute. He is a reclusive billionaire whose political dirty tricks are exposed in the current issue of the New Yorker Magazine. The title of that New Yorker article is "Covert Operations: The billionaire brothers who are waging war against Obama."

    Why does David Koch support Dan Webster? Because Koch wants to cut Social Security. And so does Dan Webster.

    David Koch is waging war on President Obama and on us.

    Will you help to launch our counterattack?

    What it comes down to is this: who is going to choose our leaders?

    Us, or a crackpot billionaire like David Koch?

    More on this tomorrow. In the meantime, if you can help, please do. Because if we don't, then David Koch will buy the House, the Senate and, in 2012, the White House.
    Better Today Donating Member (1000+ posts)
    Thu Sep-02-10 04:55 PM
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    2. I love Grayson, but isn't he a million/billionaire as well?
    That was my question as well.
    Rep. Alan Grayson, D-Orlando, comes in at No. 12, with a $31 million net worth. (more here)
    So, the millionaire, 31 times over, doesn't like it that someone richer than he is, is spending $250,000 on ads against him.

    I suppose he thinks that the DUmmies are supposed to feel sorry for him.
    sea four (69 posts)
    Thu Sep-02-10 05:11 PM
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    3. Millionaire...

    but don't look a gift horse in the mouth.

    Nader has a new book... Only The Rich Can Save Us. I agree with him at this point...
    As usual. A liberal millionaire or billionaire is welcome, just not a conservative one.
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    In a money fight, I usually bet on the billionaire.
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    Grayson is one of the wealthiest people in congress. He's got nerve bitching about rich people running for office. He's not "one of us."
    Stand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arroyo_Doble View Post
    In a money fight, I usually bet on the billionaire.
    Didn't work for Perot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJCardFan View Post
    Didn't work for Perot.
    This is true but Perot was a nut bar.....oh wait a minute........nevermind.
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