mad anthony

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Monday, September 06, 2004

Republicans, party of the little guy

OpinionJournal has an interesting article about how Republicans have become the party of little guys. He points out the number of pro-Bush counties with lower incomes than pro-Gore counties, plus the fact that much of the support, especially financially, for the dems comes from groups like Hollywood, investment bankers, and trial lawyers - not exactly the poor - and that many of the people who run for the Dems - like Kerry or NJ senator Corzine - are way richer than the average republican.

One of the most interesting points of the article was how much trial lawyers have given = July, law partners had donated $112 million to 2004 political candidates; by comparison, the entire oil and gas industry donated only $15 million - and 70% of that trial lawyer money has gone to Dems. Something to think about the next time you hear Kerry and crew complain about Enron and it's ties to Bush.

And you might want to remember that amount of money trial lawyers have given the dems next time you hear them talk about health care reforms - especially when tort reform never seems to be on the adgenda.


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