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Wal-Mart boss Sam Walton
funding Obama big time

Washington Examiner, by Timothy P. Carney

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 10/22/2012 11:30:39 AM

Can we stop pretending that Barack Obama’s candidacy is some grass-roots uprising? Obama’s campaign has outspent Romney’s campaign. The Democratic National Committee has outspent the Republican National Committee. While Romney’s SuperPAC (Restore our Future), has outspent Obama’s SuperPAC (Priorities USA), that $40 million Romney SuperPAC edge doesn’t come close to making up for the Obama campaign’s $180 million edge. There is legally undisclosed spending going on here, and there’s reason to believe Romney benefits from more of it than Obama, but that’s not conclusive, and we don’t know how big Romney’s edge is in that category.

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I will never understand this. The Democrats hate Wal-Mart do everything they can to stop them from opening stores all over this country. It's just unbelievable that you would contribute to those who hate you and American businesses.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: pomom, 10/22/2012 11:35:29 AM     (No. 8952438)

Disturbing to read that it's all about profit to Sam Walton. I will curtail my visits to his establishment and go to my local grocer.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: abuela10, 10/22/2012 11:35:51 AM     (No. 8952440)

maybe Walmart knows that Obama keeps everyone poor and they need to shop cheap

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Reply 3 - Posted by: thethirdruffian, 10/22/2012 11:36:04 AM     (No. 8952442)

I thought Sam Walton was dead.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: PChristopher, 10/22/2012 11:37:01 AM     (No. 8952447)

OP...scroll further down and it will clear things up. Walmart must think it's worth putting up with the hassles for the benefits.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Lucky4, 10/22/2012 11:37:52 AM     (No. 8952455)

Walmart? The left hates Walmart with every fiber of their being. Wow this crazy.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: WAN2, 10/22/2012 11:38:01 AM     (No. 8952456)

Whoops. There goes my Wal-Mart sojourns.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: snakeoil, 10/22/2012 11:39:30 AM     (No. 8952469)

Walmart will never see me again.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: TXknitter, 10/22/2012 11:41:14 AM     (No. 8952474)

All you need do is go to the store. Sam's heirs have turned the business into something he never built or intended. Why is anyone surprised at the Obama support.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: JHSMom02, 10/22/2012 11:43:27 AM     (No. 8952484)

Guess I'm going to H.E.B. this morning instead of Wal-Mart. Their meat and produce is better anyway...and it's a Texas company.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: hedduk, 10/22/2012 11:44:14 AM     (No. 8952487)

Sam Walton has been dead for years. Walmart wouldn't be the way it is if the original Sam Walton were still alive. This Sam Walton must be a grandson. Sam had three daughters, who apparently cannot ever have too much money since they threw Sam's principles out the door in favor of huge profits.

Unfortunately I live in a small town where Walmart is the only game. I hate that place and dread going shopping there. I miss the original Sam Walton.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: noddy, 10/22/2012 11:44:58 AM     (No. 8952490)

My thoughts exactly #2. He made his money and it isn't enough (please note that Zippy). He doesn't care what we say. Just one more little reason to hope Mitt wins.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: shamus, 10/22/2012 11:45:48 AM     (No. 8952496)

Wal-Mart sells lots of stuff to poor people, and there will be a lot more poor people if Obama is reelected.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: steveracer, 10/22/2012 11:49:17 AM     (No. 8952508)

How rich! Obama policies are equivalent to Walmart greeters. Small world, eh?

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Doc Obiwan, 10/22/2012 11:51:37 AM     (No. 8952519)

#8 has it.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: faldo, 10/22/2012 11:52:29 AM     (No. 8952523)

Walmart is "China Inc"

Need to keep their sourcing happy--easy as that...!

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Reply 16 - Posted by: TexaTucky, 10/22/2012 11:52:59 AM     (No. 8952524)

He's dead, Jim.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: StephM, 10/22/2012 12:03:59 PM     (No. 8952578)

Does this mean I can't shop at Sam's or Costco?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: pinger, 10/22/2012 12:04:43 PM     (No. 8952584)

Hey, if dead people can VOTE for Obama, they surely must be allowed to CONTRIBUTE money to him. No biggie. Much of Obama's campaign contributions must have the stench of rotting flesh. Like Wal-mart on not, it's what the free market is all about. Suggest you fact-check this faux-article before you head for your local mom and pop.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: MattO, 10/22/2012 12:09:38 PM     (No. 8952599)

Sam Walton died in 1992! This article is suspect at best!


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Reply 20 - Posted by: Polecat49, 10/22/2012 12:16:12 PM     (No. 8952613)

The original Sam Walton, who founded Wal-Mart, DIED April 5, 1992. Therefore, this must be just one more of the democRAT, obama, fund raising LIES. Reminds me of lyndon johnson reportedly driving by a cemetary and thanking those interred there for electing him to office.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: snowcloud, 10/22/2012 12:18:03 PM     (No. 8952621)

Me thinks the Left is trying creative manipulation to hurt WalMart. They KNOW conservatives have more economic power in the form of buycotts/boycotts than the Left. Remember Chick-Fil-A???

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Reply 22 - Posted by: JLoophole, 10/22/2012 12:22:27 PM     (No. 8952634)

Did they also donate to Republicans?

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Reply 23 - Posted by: ivehadit, 10/22/2012 12:26:08 PM     (No. 8952648)

If by Sam they mean Samuel Robson Walton then I will NEVER visit Walmart again. I wil go OUT OF MY WAY to go somewhere else.

Support Alice Walton. She supports Mitt.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 10/22/2012 12:27:14 PM     (No. 8952652)

Original Sam died in 1992. Per a quick look at a Wiki family tree he had 3 sons and a daughter. You have to presume one of the grandsons is named Sam. DO NOT assume that the article is made up of whole cloth - it's not a stretch to believe the third generation of Waltons comprises some liberal minds.

Don't know if they also contributed to Republicans, but it certainly makes ''corporate'' sense. Wal-Mart is one of - if not THE - biggest employers in the country and probably China's biggest retail customer...

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Reply 25 - Posted by: homerfats, 10/22/2012 12:28:20 PM     (No. 8952656)

Read the article folks. "Supposedly" according to the article, they have given a whopping $40K to an Obama SuperPAC. However, if you look around you will see that Walmart family and heirs have given $100K's to republican groups.

Most large businesses pay both parties to just leave them alone...

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Reply 26 - Posted by: roger h. cook,MD, 10/22/2012 12:34:37 PM     (No. 8952672)

I am not stupid ,there must be a quid pro quo for that kind of money. remember it's not what Obama says but what he and the democrats do to watch for.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: grampus, 10/22/2012 12:37:33 PM     (No. 8952685)

One of the original Sam Walton's sons was a Special Forces soldier who served in Vietnam. That son died a few years ago.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Jubilationtcornpone, 10/22/2012 12:41:59 PM     (No. 8952696)

Sam Walton, you didn't build that.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: youngtexan, 10/22/2012 12:42:22 PM     (No. 8952699)

Seriously, I've never cared for Wal Mart. I'm a HEB and Commissary shopper. However, I will shop at Wal Mart for somethings but not a whole lot.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: rael, 10/22/2012 1:31:28 PM     (No. 8952851)

Good thing there is a target superstore nearby, going there instead of Wally world from now on.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: MamaLo, 10/22/2012 1:37:27 PM     (No. 8952871)

Personally, I'd rather have a tooth pulled than walk into a Wal-Mart, but due to location & cost considerations, I find myself there more often than I'd wish.

If you check out the rest of Mr. Walton's political giving, the vast majority goes to Republican candidates. One anti-Walton site even "accuses" him of directing 73% of his total political spending towards Republicans or Republican causes. (What a pig! s\o)

The article is unclear at best; misleading at worst. Samuel Robson Walton, chairman of the board, (known as Rob, not Sam) leans way further R than D. Whatever his reason for contributing to Obama's PAC (after doing a little research on my own) this article doesn't convince me to give up my occasional forays into Wally World.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Sfacheem, 10/22/2012 1:47:49 PM     (No. 8952903)

I've tried to shop at Walmart but I'm not fat enough and a greeter threw me out.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: drkillj0y, 10/22/2012 1:49:59 PM     (No. 8952913)

Muddying the waters...

From Wiki:
Samuel Robson "Rob" Walton (October 28, 1944)[5][1][2] is the eldest son of Helen Walton and Sam Walton, founder of Wal-Mart. [snip]
He was named chairman of the board of directors of Wal-Mart on April 7, 1992, two days after his father's death, and still maintains that title.



From http://walmart1percent.org/family-tree/rob-walton/

Since the 2006 federal election cycle began, Rob Walton has given $135,500 in federal political contributions. Of that total, $12,600 went to Wal-Mart Stores or Arvest Bank Group; of the remaining $122,900, 73% went to Republicans. The only Democrat or Democrat-affiliated group he has given to other than former Arkansas Senator Blanche Lincoln is Barack Obama ($2,300 in October 2008) and the DNC ($28,500 in October 2008).

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Reply 34 - Posted by: Conservativegirl, 10/22/2012 2:15:13 PM     (No. 8952968)

This is easy enough to explain - - it's a business decision, plain and simple. I'm sure we've all seen the e-mail photos that go around periodically, and may even know from personal experience, the type of people who frequent these bigbox obscenities. Who do you think they vote for generally?


Girl's Hubby

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Japanorama, 10/22/2012 2:40:48 PM     (No. 8953039)

Wal-Mart just lost my business.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: bob913, 10/22/2012 2:51:10 PM     (No. 8953068)

The democrats started harassing Microsoft and in this case Wal-Mart.

The companies knuckled under to these extortion.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: marthaville, 10/22/2012 4:31:06 PM     (No. 8953293)

#38 it is silly for you to quit shopping at Walmart because its chairman has given a few thousand dollars to Obama's PAC. The man is worth over $20 billion and has consistently given to R candidates.

For those who don't think Walmart should purchase Chinese made goods, go shop somewhere that doesn't sell Chinese goods or those made in that part of the world. It's not going to be at Target or Costco.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: thatsomewhereplace, 10/22/2012 4:48:31 PM     (No. 8953330)

Sam Walton, an old dead geezer. Is this Sam Walton related?

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Reply 39 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 10/22/2012 9:01:56 PM     (No. 8953751)

Walmart employees are the most likely to vote for Zippy, so why not ?

Thanks to Zippycare, their hours are cut and what percent does anybody think qualify for food stamps and Medicaid ?

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