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.
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 marriage, Trump 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.”
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.
- 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).