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Trivia Tidbit Of The Day: Part 290 -- Top Political Cash Machines.

Cash Money Bling-

There is an odd idea floating around today in the media that Republicans, but not Democrats, are riding the political money train and becoming corrupt because of it. Or that a few conservative organizations and/or individuals are pumping so much money into the system that the entire left-wing political money apparatus can't possibly keep up.

What's so odd about this idea is that, as demonstrated time and time again, the big campaign money is actually on the Democratic side of the aisle. Republicans are more likely to get their political money from lots and lots of relatively smaller donations.

Another manifestation of this phenomenon is the zip code test. Those residing within a small number of top zip codes donate ridiculous amounts of money to both parties, but mostly to Democrats:

topzipcodemoneymachines.gif

Is it really any wonder, then, that the Democrats are so out of touch with the rest of the country? With so much concentrated left-wing cash just sitting there ready to be had, obtaining the pin code to the political ATM often requires saying and doing things that most of us find objectionable.

Source:
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Previous Trivia Tidbit: Awesome American Productivity Growth.

Posted by Will Franklin · 8 March 2006 02:29 PM

Comments

Did you see Tom Delay won the primary? Kond of off the subject but I just saw that. Yay!!

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at March 8, 2006 02:35 PM

where's Mississippi on that list? how's about the Dakotas, or Montana?

Posted by: MacStansbury at March 8, 2006 02:42 PM

First, if you look at the data for all years, you'll see 2004 was an anomaly. Second, note the data does not include PACs, which have become hte GOPs preferred method of laundering contributions because the donors are anonymous.

As with all data, it can be skewed to present any point one wants to make.

Posted by: vmi98mom at March 9, 2006 06:03 AM

Actually, vmi98mom, you are absolutely wrong. 2004 was not an anomaly. And PAC money and 527 money given by a few wealthy individuals far favors Democrats. Again, Republicans get their campaign dollars from a more grassroots donation network, with smaller individual donations.

Don't lie on my website again, or I will ban you. I am not benevolent or forgiving in that way.

Posted by: Will Franklin at March 9, 2006 07:27 AM

Nice reply,Will.
If this person is a frequent visitor to your site she would see you offer a lot of statistics on a variety of issues. Your facts are well documented and referenced to a reliable source, unlike the liberal sites I have visited. That's the reason most people come here to visit. You start throwing out your beliefs and feelings as facts, your site becomes nothing more than a liberal make-up-facts website.

Posted by: Eneils Bailey at March 9, 2006 11:38 AM

I also like this site b/c Will knows how to drop the hammer.

And I like Heidi.

Posted by: Hoodlumman at March 9, 2006 01:51 PM

I like this web site because WILLisms.com is so well designed! AND, Will keeps on top of the S.S. Reform Issue even though the Politicians still have not done a darn thing! Also I probably would never learned to use the computer if Will didn't give me his old laptop... Thanks Will, you are truly my favorite blog! (Just don't tell Hoodlumman or the Robs...) Plus, Ken and Heidi are on WILLisms.!!!

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at March 9, 2006 06:09 PM