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Liberty Juice: Most of Trump’s Donations went to leftists

Posted by iusbvision on February 16, 2011

Hmm,  flippity flopp? Election year appiffany? It could also be that as a business man Trump has never really explored some of these issues himself and now that he is he is naturally becoming more conservative. It could be that his donations were grease to keep government off his back, a lesson Microsoft learned the hard way. Of course it could also mean that he is full of it and this is an ego trip.  When it comes to Trump, I just don’t have the answers and I am not sure if anyone does.

If his daughter Ivanka’s example is any indication it would suggest that Trump is a natural conservative of the heart and an intellectual conservative on some economic issues. I admire Ivanka and in some ways her public positions are more well known than her fathers.   MY advice is that we just wait and see.

 

Liberty Juice:

Trump seems to be touting his “strong conservative” stance lately.  On his abortion opinion, Life News wrote this:

In an interview this past week with Laura Ingraham from Fox News, Trump characterized himself as “pro-life.” In his 2000 book The America We Deserve, Trump wrote,  “I support a woman’s right to choose but I am uncomfortable with the procedures.” But, in an apparant reversal, he told the audience at CPAC, “I am pro-life” and pledged to fight for the reversal of Obamacare, which contains abortion funding loopholes.

So…is he or isn’t he pro-life? I don’t mind flip-floppers as long as they are flopping to the right side because of true conviction but I don’t want a flip-flopper who flops over and stays long enough until the political winds blow another direction.

Questioned by Greta Van Susteran and pushed on the issues, including gay marriage, Donald Trump had this to say:

 

“I am probably as conservative as anybody on your show, and that’s going a pretty strong step. I’m a Republican, I’m a very conservative Republican. I believe strongly in just about all conservative principles.”

When pressed on social issues, Trump reiterated that he is pro-life. But when asked about gay marriageTrump hesitated.

“No, you know, I’m just not in favor of gay marriage,” he said. “I live in New York. New York is a place with lots of gays, and I think it’s great, but I’m not in favor of gay marriage.”

Solid-no.  Squishy?…Definitely.

Health care is the current debate right now and most of you who are a Conservative reading this will be crushed to hear his quote on health care:

I’m a conservative on most issues but a liberal on health. It is an unacceptable but accurate fact that the number of uninsured Americans has risen to 42 million. Working out detailed plans will take time. But the goal should be clear: Our people are our greatest asset. We must take care of our own. We must have universal healthcare.

To know a man’s true convictions, the best place to look is often at his checkbook- so that’s just what I did.  I found it incredibly disappointing to see exactly where he sent his political contributions. Here are just a few- but for a full list you can click here.
  • 11/8/2010- $2,700-Democratic Party of Delaware
  • 10/21/2010 -$2,400- Anthony Weiner (D)
  • 9/20/2010- $10,000 – Democratic Committee of New York City
  • 2/18/2010 – $2,000- Anthony Weiner (D)
  • 4/7/2010 -$1,000 Charles Schumer (D)
  • 3/26/2009- $2,400 – Harry Reid (D)
  • 8/11/2009 -$2,000 – Bill Nelson (D)
  • 5/20/2009 – $2,000 -Charles Schumer (D)

Out of his 31 donations 21 of them went to very liberal Democrats or Democratic Committees, 7 went to Republicans, 2 went to Independents (both of those to Charlie Crist).

 

One Response to “Liberty Juice: Most of Trump’s Donations went to leftists”

  1. Don Broome said

    Donald Trump came to the CPAC conference with one over-riding goal, or purpose, and that was to tell all those undecided, or fence-straddling, delegates that Ron Paul could not be elected President; that was also the purpose of Haley Barbour. The “establishment” Republicans, so called moderate, and any closet-type liberals attending, are all very disturbed by the Tea Party movement, independents, and conservatives in general. This is a jugernaut they feel must be stopped in its tracks. Why? The new guard, or new kids on the block, came to D.C. to change things, and I pray they succeed beyond our wildest imaginations, change is completely foreign to the “professional politicians”(both parties)and they will resist it with every fiber of their being; Their ‘power base” is about to be eroded; Can you only guess the level of their fear and concern? And it is not only the members of the congressional “old guard”, it is the lobbyists, authors of new books, former members of the Senate and Presidential Cabinets. They want to throw the new conservative members a bone, called moderation. Its taking place even now; They told us that $1Million would be cut from the budget; We are now talking optimistically about $61Million; It is not because our new members have lost heart, or dedication; It is because they are in a dog fight with those members who have a lot more at stake than trimming a few million dollars off an exorbitant budget.

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    IUSB Vision Editor Responds

    Don,

    I was at CPAC and most of the establishment is OK with the Tea Party movement. The problem is that Ron Paul is attracting Code Pink people, antisemites because they want Israel cut off, anti-capitalists because if the USA becomes more isolationist they can fill in the vacuum, etc.

    If you had seen the classless behavior, and the stupid arguments of the RP people there you would have been embarrassed. I used to wonder why they called them “Paultards”, now I don’t wonder one bit. Ron Paul is letting some very bad people in his organizations.

    If you have any questions about CPAC feel free to ask as most of the blogging/reporting about it has been pretty inaccurate.

    Chuck Norton,
    Editor

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