Top All-Time Donors, 1989-2012 | OpenSecrets

June 7, 2012
LEGEND:   Republican    Democrat    On the fence

= Between 40% and 59% to both parties
= Leans Dem/Repub (60%-69%)
= Strongly Dem/Repub (70%-89%)
= Solidly Dem/Repub (over 90%)
Rank Organization Total ’89-’12 Dem % Repub % Tilt
1 ActBlue $62,816,969 99% 0%    
2 AT&T Inc $48,860,161 43% 55%
3 American Fedn of State, County & Municipal Employees $47,977,038 92% 1%    
4 National Assn of Realtors $41,882,616 47% 49%
5 National Education Assn $41,412,233 74% 5%  
6 Goldman Sachs $38,332,420 58% 39%
7 Service Employees International Union $38,237,146 75% 2%  
8 American Assn for Justice $35,844,429 88% 8%  
9 Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers $35,233,775 96% 2%    
10 American Federation of Teachers $33,615,766 87% 0%  
11 Laborers Union $32,890,940 87% 7%  
12 Teamsters Union $32,547,028 87% 5%  
13 Carpenters & Joiners Union $31,603,758 86% 10%  
14 Communications Workers of America $31,415,947 92% 0%    
15 Citigroup Inc $29,470,275 49% 49%
16 American Medical Assn $28,017,311 40% 59%
17 United Food & Commercial Workers Union $27,986,755 92% 0%    
18 United Auto Workers $27,928,282 98% 0%    
19 National Auto Dealers Assn $27,680,508 32% 67%
20 Machinists & Aerospace Workers Union $27,579,727 98% 1%    
21 United Parcel Service $26,539,008 36% 63%
22 Altria Group $25,871,832 27% 72%  
23 American Bankers Assn $25,597,590 38% 60%
24 EMILY’s List $25,253,931 98% 0%    
25 National Beer Wholesalers Assn $24,890,795 34% 65%
26 JPMorgan Chase & Co $24,469,931 50% 49%
27 National Assn of Home Builders $24,000,105 35% 64%
28 Microsoft Corp $23,944,597 54% 44%
29 National Assn of Letter Carriers $23,702,584 82% 9%  
30 AFL-CIO $22,274,050 82% 4%  
31 Morgan Stanley $22,259,476 44% 54%
32 Lockheed Martin $22,003,634 42% 56%
33 Blue Cross/Blue Shield $21,945,254 37% 62%
34 Time Warner $21,856,943 72% 26%  
35 General Electric $21,309,873 50% 49%
36 Verizon Communications $21,156,386 41% 58%
37 Bank of America $20,959,723 44% 55%
38 Credit Union National Assn $20,504,056 48% 51%
39 FedEx Corp $19,915,059 40% 59%
40 Sheet Metal Workers Union $19,677,520 95% 2%    
41 Ernst & Young $19,429,335 44% 55%
42 Deloitte LLP $19,308,403 35% 64%
43 International Assn of Fire Fighters $19,164,293 78% 16%  
44 Plumbers & Pipefitters Union $19,050,106 94% 5%    
45 National Rifle Assn $18,838,064 17% 82%  
46 American Hospital Assn $18,554,684 53% 46%
47 American Dental Assn $18,418,536 45% 53%
48 PricewaterhouseCoopers $18,311,909 36% 63%
49 Operating Engineers Union $18,133,174 84% 14%  
50 UBS AG $18,008,348 40% 58%
51 Boeing Co $17,427,765 46% 52%
52 Air Line Pilots Assn $17,276,347 83% 15%  
53 AFLAC Inc $16,853,134 44% 55%
54 Natl Assn/Insurance & Financial Advisors $16,721,024 42% 57%
55 Pfizer Inc $16,136,118 32% 66%
56 Union Pacific Corp $15,709,915 25% 74%  
57 United Transportation Union $15,266,460 88% 11%  
58 Ironworkers Union $15,217,474 92% 6%    
59 United Steelworkers $15,128,396 99% 0%    
60 Northrop Grumman $15,058,277 43% 56%
61 Comcast Corp $14,529,430 57% 42%
62 Credit Suisse Group $14,500,455 43% 55%
63 Merrill Lynch $14,496,422 37% 61%
64 National Rural Electric Cooperative Assn $14,195,321 50% 49%
65 American Postal Workers Union $14,137,823 95% 3%    
66 Club for Growth $13,945,389 0% 90%    
67 Reynolds American $13,916,753 24% 75%  
68 American Institute of CPAs $13,912,544 42% 57%
69 Anheuser-Busch $13,656,661 48% 51%
70 General Dynamics $13,655,151 47% 52%
71 BellSouth Corp $13,015,350 45% 54%
72 Honeywell International $12,957,488 45% 54%
73 Exxon Mobil $12,912,309 13% 86%  
74 American Financial Group $12,845,192 17% 79%  
75 National Air Traffic Controllers Assn $12,793,108 78% 20%  
76 DLA Piper $12,742,738 68% 30%
77 Koch Industries $12,733,249 9% 90%    
78 Raytheon Co $12,477,116 46% 53%
79 Walt Disney Co $12,387,688 68% 30%
80 KPMG LLP $12,272,645 34% 65%
81 News Corp $12,126,304 58% 41%
82 Chevron $12,094,048 23% 75%  
83 GlaxoSmithKline $11,949,051 30% 69%
84 New York Life Insurance $11,928,495 51% 48%
85 Natl Active & Retired Fed Employees Assn $11,421,000 77% 22%  
86 Newsweb Corp $11,265,071 88% 0%  
87 American Crystal Sugar $11,162,739 61% 38%
88 Wal-Mart Stores $11,035,658 29% 70%  
89 Prudential Financial $11,013,872 50% 49%
90 American Health Care Assn $11,001,024 51% 47%
91 Associated Builders & Contractors $10,942,457 1% 98%    
92 Human Rights Campaign $10,923,766 90% 8%    
93 National Restaurant Assn $10,916,545 16% 82%  
94 CSX Corp $10,753,392 34% 65%
95 American Society of Anesthesiologists $10,730,437 42% 57%
96 Southern Co $10,729,229 31% 68%
97 Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance $10,622,358 39% 60%
98 American Academy of Ophthalmology $10,509,158 51% 47%
99 MetLife Inc $10,494,150 54% 45%
100 Indep Insurance Agents & Brokers/America $10,485,525 39% 60%
101 Saban Capital Group $10,329,849 99% 0%    
102 Associated General Contractors $10,246,039 14% 84%  
103 Eli Lilly & Co $10,102,026 31% 68%
104 General Motors $10,084,846 39% 60%
105 MBNA Corp $10,074,056 17% 82%  
106 American Optometric Assn $10,048,934 58% 40%
107 AIG $10,028,686 49% 49%
108 National Cmte to Preserve Social Security & Medicare $9,978,858 81% 18%  
109 UST Inc $9,966,011 21% 78%  
110 Securities Industry & Financial Mkt Assn $9,943,712 44% 55%
111 Freddie Mac $9,852,850 43% 56%
112 Lehman Brothers $9,764,341 52% 46%
113 American Maritime Officers $9,704,231 46% 52%
114 Skadden, Arps et al $9,433,800 77% 21%  
115 Amway/Alticor Inc $9,246,800 0% 99%    
116 Painters & Allied Trades Union $9,232,945 87% 11%  
117 Transport Workers Union $9,142,649 95% 4%    
118 National Assn of Broadcasters $9,130,796 45% 54%
119 Seafarers International Union $9,098,465 84% 15%  
120 American Airlines $9,044,045 46% 53%
121 Ford Motor Co $9,031,268 38% 61%
122 Archer Daniels Midland $8,946,349 42% 57%
123 National Fedn of Independent Business $8,838,182 6% 92%    
124 National Cmte for an Effective Congress $8,707,940 99% 0%    
125 Fannie Mae $8,445,831 54% 45%
126 Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp $8,384,035 31% 68%
127 American Council of Life Insurers $8,227,335 38% 61%
128 Amalgamated Transit Union $8,176,618 93% 6%    
129 Wachovia Corp $8,174,130 31% 68%
130 American Trucking Assns $8,140,790 28% 71%  
131 MCI Inc $8,120,072 46% 53%
132 Aircraft Owners & Pilots Assn $7,945,766 45% 54%
133 Marine Engineers Beneficial Assn $7,759,778 74% 25%  
134 Bristol-Myers Squibb $7,504,149 22% 76%  
135 Bear Stearns $7,337,732 54% 43%
136 MGM Resorts International $6,807,912 46% 49%
137 Enron Corp $6,577,935 28% 71%  
138 BP $6,362,811 29% 70%  
139 Andersen $6,349,052 37% 62%
140 Vivendi $5,203,118 68% 31%
Based on data released by the FEC on April 25, 2011.

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Besieged by angry midgets who have rewritten all the definitions and are out to ban the dictionary.

March 26, 2012
The Crisis of Jewish Leftist Islamism (by Sultan Knish)(h/t Israel Jews and Judaism) There is a civil war among liberals, particularly Jewish liberals who are being edged out by the radical Anti-Jewish left… Beinart exonerates leftist Zionists and Anti-Zionists, telling the former that they were abandoned by the awful Jewish state and telling the latter that hating Israel is the truest expression of their liberal and Jewish values… Now the left is conducting its long march through Jewish institutions to make supporting Israel seem un-Jewish and transform bashing Israel into a Jewish value (MORE)

(Tablet)(Israel Jews and Judaism) Beinart quotes former Israeli foreign minister Shlomo Ben-Ami telling Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman that “If I were a Palestinian, I would have rejected Camp David as well.” Yet Ben-Ami said in the same interview that Yasser Arafat “was morally, psychologically, physically incapable of accepting the moral legitimacy of a Jewish state, regardless of its borders or whatever.” This goes unquoted. I suspect that’s because Beinart found it in The Israel Lobby by political scientists John Mearsheimer and Stephen Walt, which also quotes the first part of Ben-Ami’s statement but not the second.(MORE)

(Tablet)(h/t Israel Jews and Judaism) Beinart writes that the Strip “remains a place of brutal suffering.”, but New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof says, in a July 2010 column: “Visiting Gaza persuaded me, to my surprise, that Israel is correct when it denies that there is any full-fledged humanitarian crisis in Gaza. The tunnels have so undermined the Israeli blockade that shops are filled and daily life is considerably easier than when I last visited here two years.”(MORE)

(One State, Two States by Steven Bayme)(h/t Israel Jews Judaism) Beinart complains that AJC and other leading Jewish organizations invest far greater efforts attacking Palestinian one-statism than Christian or Jewish one-statism…. we disagree profoundly with the one-state solution of the Christian Right, we find Palestinian one-statism a greater danger precisely because it is articulated by people with whom Israel is expected to make peace(MORE)

Stupid Liberal problem… they think they need a state for Jew killers. There already are plenty. Hey… these are excerpts… I don’t agree with them. These are liberal ideologies that I am exploring here. I didn’t say they were sustainable. – Noah

Cultural Leftism

November 18, 2011
Theoretical leftism and class warfare was a lot less destructive then cultural leftism and class warfare. The Jews predominantly created Christianity and it was Christian culture that committed genocide on the Jews, likewise the Jews predominantly created leftism and class warfare and the end result is cultural leftism is trying to kill us now. Who were the National Socialists? Why are we not allowed to call them Socialists? …why, because it would offend Stalin. But even though we own the logic, the cultural horde marches on.

How Four Influential Socialist Anti-Semites Shaped the Left

July 16, 2011

“How Four Influential Socialist Anti-Semites Shaped the Left” looks at the impact that the bigotry of Karl Marx, H.G. Wells and the man who coined the word “Socialism” had on the modern left today.  Here are some excerpts from Sultan Knish

Even as the Nazi Holocaust had begun, H.G. Wells wrote in The New World Order (1940);
“The hostile reaction to the cult of the Chosen People is spreading about the entire world to-day… there has never been such a world-wide—I will not use the word anti-Semitism because of the Arab—I will say anti-Judaism… it is becoming world-wide and simultaneous… Until they are prepared to assimilate and abandon the Chosen People idea altogether, their troubles are bound to intensify.”

Hyndman founded England’s first Socialist political party, the Social Democratic Federation. He also went on to found the National Socialist Party, which eventually became part of the Labor Party.
Hyndman and the SDF’s newspaper “Justice” carried on a relentless campaign of attacks against Jews. What is unique about Hyndman is that he employed those attacks only as a cover for a larger anti-war movement.

Leroux is credited with coining the term, ‘Socialism’. He also expressed the idea of commerce as an original Jewish sin in the clearest of terms. To Leroux, banking was the original sin of the Jews. And therefore commerce was the Jewish spirit.

Fourier, the co-creator of French Socialism, would take this premise to its more explicit conclusion, writing; “Every government having regard to good morals ought to repress the Jews”.
Unlike Wells or Marx, Fourier and Leroux were not so much aspiring to a new order, as they were to a scientific application of an old order (this was more like Hitler’s view of a return to a classical ideal past). A return to a pre-commercial civilization based on cooperation, rather than competition. This would be impossible if commerce were a natural human form of resource organization and distribution. So it was necessary to theorize that commerce was something alien. A creation of the Jews.

Marx depicted Jews as the anti-thesis of Socialism, a theme that he was to repeatedly revisit, and more poisonously in such essays as “The Russian Loan”, where he implicitly suggested that war would continue for as long as the Jews existed.

The Guardian’s “Respected American Academic”: Noam Chomsky

July 6, 2011

“The respected (?????) American academic Noam Chomsky has written to the Guardian to condemn government plans to deport the Palestinian activist Sheikh Raed Salah.”

Chomsky’s record is famously rich, but one of his more egregious actions was his decision to spend a week visiting Hizbollah in Lebanon in 2006, which included a meeting with Hassan Nasrallah who, weeks later, rained over 4,000 rockets down on northern Israel, killing dozens of civilians. During the visit, Hizbullah’s ‘Al Manar’ TV station quoted Chomsky as saying:

“Hizbullah’s insistence on keeping its arms is justified… I think Nasrallah has a reasoned argument and [a] persuasive argument that they [the arms] should be in the hands of Hizbullah as a deterrent to potential aggression, and there is plenty of background reasons for that. So until, I think his position [is] reporting it correctly and it seems to me [a] reasonable position, is that until there is a general political settlement in the region, [and] the threat of aggression and violence is reduced or eliminated, there has to be a deterrent, and the Lebanese army can’t be a deterrent.” h/t

…and the Leftists I meet keep telling me that Chomsky is too old to take seriously and irrelevant.
image via Noam Chomsky on Venezuela

“When human rights came, they saw our jails, they left, and they
said: Jails are good. Civilized, in accordance with democratic, because
the logic is Islamic logic.” –Ayatollah Khomeini (Qom, August 19, 1979) note this was found in a place that has quotes that contradict in many issues. 

“Can an interrogator rape the prisoner in order to obtain a confession?” was the follow-up question posed to the Islamic cleric. Mesbah-Yazdi answered: “The necessary precaution is for the interrogator to perform a ritual washing first and say prayers while raping the prisoner. If the prisoner is female, it is permissible to rape through the vagina or anus. It is better not to have a witness present. If it is a male prisoner, then it’s acceptable for someone else to watch while the rape is committed.” This reply, and reports of the rape of teen male prisoners in Iranian jails, may have prompted the following question: “Is the rape of men and young boys considered sodomy?” Ayatollah Mesbah-Yazdi: “No, because it is not consensual. Of course, if the prisoner is aroused and enjoys the rape, then caution must be taken not to repeat the rape.””  Islam really is the Religion of Piece (of Ass)! One aspect of these permitted rapes troubled certain questioners: “What if the female prisoner gets pregnant? Is the child considered illegitimate?” Mesbah-Yazdi answered: “The child borne to any weakling [a denigrating term for women – ed.] who is against the Supreme Leader is considered illegitimate, be it a result of rape by her interrogator or through intercourse with her husband, according to the written word in the Koran. However, if the child is raised by the jailer, then the child is considered a legitimate Shi’a Muslim.”” 

“Asked if a confession obtained “by applying psychological, emotional and physical pressure” was “valid and considered credible according to Islam,” Mesbah-Yazdi replied: “Getting a confession from any person who is against the Velayat-e Faqih (“Guardianship of the Islamic Jurists”, or the regime of Iran’s mullahs) is permissible under any condition.” The ayatollah gave the identical answer when asked about confessions obtained through drugging the prisoner with opiates or addictive substances. “Can an interrogator rape the prisoner in order to obtain a confession?” was the follow-up question posed to the Islamic cleric. Mesbah-Yazdi answered: “The necessary precaution is for the interrogator to perform a ritual washing first and say prayers while raping the prisoner. If the prisoner is female, it is permissible to rape through the vagina or anus. It is better not to have a witness present. If it is a male prisoner, then it’s acceptable for someone else to watch while the rape is committed.” This reply, and reports of the rape of teen male prisoners in Iranian jails, may have prompted the following question: “Is the rape of men and young boys considered sodomy?” Ayatollah Mesbah-Yazdi: “No, because it is not consensual. Of course, if the prisoner is aroused and enjoys the rape, then caution must be taken not to repeat the rape.””

…it is almost like the Iranians were Liberals. it’s only marriage after all.

“In the Islamic Republic it is illegal to execute a young woman, regardless of her crime, if she is a virgin, he explained. Therefore a “wedding” ceremony is conducted the night before the execution: The young girl is forced to have sexual intercourse with a prison guard – essentially raped by her “husband.” “I regret that, even though the marriages were legal,” he said. Why the regret, if the marriages were “legal?” “Because,” he went on, “I could tell that the girls were more afraid of their ‘wedding’ night than of the execution that awaited them in the morning. And they would always fight back, so we would have to put sleeping pills in their food. By morning the girls would have an empty expression; it seemed like they were ready or wanted to die. “I remember hearing them cry and scream after [the rape] was over,” he said. “I will never forget how this one girl clawed at her own face and neck with her finger nails afterwards. She had deep scratches all over her.” “

…Ahmadinejad’s Spiritual Advisor says, “Raping Prisoners Is OK But Wash Your Hands First“.

A President of the United States who volunteered on a Kibbutz in Israel?

July 5, 2011

When Americans go to the polls in November 2012, they may have the opportunity to elect a President who volunteered on a Kibbutz in the summer of 1974. No, not Barack Hussein Obama. Michele Bachmann.

Her faith led her to some interesting places. The summer after she finished high school, Michele went to Israel and worked on a kibbutz. The trip was sponsored by Young Life, a Christian ministry. “I always had this love and appreciation for Israel because I was a Christian,” she said. “It’s the foundation of our faith. All of the Bible is about Israel.” She wanted to see the land for herself. What she found wasn’t a high-end vacation destination. She remembers the hurly burly of Ben Gurion airport, 1974: heat, soldiers with guns, customs officers at card tables on the tarmac. Chickens were everywhere. “It was pretty grubby,” she said.
The youth housing on the kibbutz was called the ghetto. Lizards climbed the walls. She would wake up at 4 a.m. and get on a flatbed truck that was pulled by an old diesel tractor. They would drive out to cotton fields to pull weeds. Armed soldiers escorted them wherever they went.
The experience has never left her mind. “If you consider what it was like in 1948,” she said, “and literally watch flowers bloom in a desert over time—I don’t know if any nation has paralleled the rise of Israel since 1948.” A member of Christians United for Israel, she’s one of Israel’s strongest supporters in Congress. One Jewish Minnesota Republican has told me of speeches at local Republican Jewish Coalition events where Bachmann has brought cheering audiences to their feet.

Read the whole thing. But don’t worry. The Leftist Jews will still vote against her because she’s a Christian. via

…more likely they won’t vote for her because she is Pro Life. Women would be her main draw because she is one and this seems to be the only issue that matters to them. The irony is an ethical female leader is dependent on a woman not ruling out of her gender… and it is the left that makes it all about purely identity politics. Women benefit by safety. This is not something the left has worked hard on… or what they have done has always been concluded as intending well. As a result women it the last fifty years have always come from a Conservative base, but their other base is hostile to a platform that wishes to Conserve life by not allowing citizens to assume when consciousness begins or ends. The Margaret Sangers were merely interested in curtailing the population of minorities. Best way to do that is to create legal loopholes concerning murder.

Garofalo, clinging to hope that Anthony Weiner will still be mayor someday

June 11, 2011
why would anyone believe that giving people like Weiner more power is a good idea? because they believe in a huge nanny state. Don’t let the Cigie full you. Garafalo’s tush is owned by the powers that be. The big money is the state, not the rich. Billionaires like Bloomberg know this. That is why moving up is out of the free market and into government. Bloomberg would never have the power he has if he were just using his own money.
…meanwhile… never mind the Weiner….

in Spain the ruling Socialist party faces prospect of “humiliating”, “crushing” defeat… because taking money from individuals for a government that is in debt about twenty times all the rich people in the U.S. combined is not a good idea.  You take away from the few to kill the engine of development.  It’s proven.

General view of the Puerta del Sol square in Madrid on May 21, 2011 during a protest against Spain’s economic crisis and its sky-high jobless rate. Spanish youths furious over soaring unemployment kept up their week-long protest movement on the eve of local elections expected to deal the ruling Socialists a crushing defeat. (Getty Images)

Real Time, June 10, 2011
( Janeane Garofalo, Joshua Green, Sharon Waxman )

Nazi Porn! and ‘Foreskin Man’