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Old August 21st, 2012, 05:53 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by OutofDate1980 View Post
One must question the integrity of Romney/Ryan by those they choose to associate with. Drawing attention to this issue is not whining, but a call to question why these individuals should be elected into public office.

Public disclosure: I have serious doubts the gambling & prostitution industry can be a model for sustainable economic growth.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/17/opinion/in-thrall-to-sheldon-adelson.html

The issues swirling about Mr. Adelson’s business practices are not new and can hardly come as a surprise to the Romney campaign. Last year, his company, the Las Vegas Sands Corporation, announced that it was under investigation by the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission for possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act — specifically, that it bribed Chinese officials for help in expanding its casino empire in Macau. Later, the F.B.I. became involved, and even Chinese regulators looked askance at the company’s conduct, fining it $1.6 million for violating foreign exchange rules, The Times reported on Monday.
First of all, it is whining when you're doing the exact same thing as the other guy, but he kicks your butt at it. Failing to keep up with him you stand up and complain at the top of your lungs about how unfair it is that he's doing it in the first place. You can bet if the situation was reversed and the Democratic super PACS were out fundraising the Republicans, the Democrats would not be saying a single word.

Second of all, yeah Adelson owns several casinos so I get the gambling inference, but have no clue where you get the prostitution thing from. I skimmed the article and saw no accusations of prostitution in it at all so I really have no clue where you got that. Adelson supporting the Republican party is nothing new. He has always supported right wing causes. Again, if he was tossing his money at the Democrats, they wouldn't say a word so to me it comes across as just more whining. The bribe stuff? So what. It's how business is done in China. The government there is corrupt. This is shocking?

Honestly, I think it's frustration on the Democrats part. You can disagree with Republicans and their agenda all day long and you may well be right. The fact is they are willing to put their money where their mouth is and they're willing to back the guy they want to win. The Democrats are willing to talk and yell and complain, but when it comes down to actually backing their candidate(s) financially, they refuse to open their wallets. I have to question their commitment to their candidate when they refuse to fund him.
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