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GOP megadonor Adelson
Publicly breaks with Bannon

Politico, by Alex Isenstadt and Josh Dawsey

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 11/14/2017 4:40:59 AM

Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, the GOP’s most prominent megadonor, is publicly breaking with former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon over his efforts to oust Republican incumbents in 2018. “The Adelsons will not be supporting Steve Bannon’s efforts,” said Andy Abboud, an Adelson spokesman. “They are supporting Mitch McConnell 100 percent. For anyone to infer anything otherwise is wrong.” The public pronouncement comes about a month after Adelson met with Bannon in Washington. Bannon has been huddling with major Republican contributors across the country in hopes of building a war chest to take on party lawmakers. Bannon aides said they were


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Tishimself, 11/14/2017 6:15:50 AM     (No. 11451401)

Again clearly Bannon is the problem and he must be Palinized.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: hpmatt, 11/14/2017 6:48:41 AM     (No. 11451428)

News source is suspect. I will wait for evidence from credible sources of Adelson non-participation, not Swamp reporting.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 11/14/2017 7:03:07 AM     (No. 11451437)

For #2:





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Reply 4 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/14/2017 7:04:20 AM     (No. 11451439)

He probably found out that he couldn’t buy him. McConnell - for as long as he lasts - is a better bet for old Shel.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Jebediah, 11/14/2017 7:36:59 AM     (No. 11451466)

There was a day I thought there was something good about Bannon, but that day is long gone. He is a hurricane out to destruct, and he is also the reason we have that disaster down south right now.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: dman, 11/14/2017 7:57:53 AM     (No. 11451493)

Again the futility of trying to work within the GOP structure. Bannon should be leading an effort for a new party financed by millions of small donations. Leave the billionaire donors to the UniParty.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: BarryNo, 11/14/2017 8:25:16 AM     (No. 11451524)

People with a lot of money, Whether they earned it, won it, or inherited it, tend to be, "My way or the highway." Money is power, and if you want some of theirs, you better give them something, usually everything THEY want.

In this day and age, none of them are willing to do business without hanging on to government influence, and we need government out of our lives, because the only people who can make it, these days are the ones who brutally encourage that interference.

I´m sure everyone sees the problem.

It´s why the Red Chinese annihilated their upper class in their Mao-led Revolution. It´s why this is getting so dangerous in America.

We´ve become a nation led by influence-peddlers mouthing sound-bites, trying to influence a population that is getting angrier and angrier, all the while not wasting the effort in discovering or correcting the source of irritation.

This is not going to end well.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Hotrod, 11/14/2017 9:33:51 AM     (No. 11451586)

Bannon is one of the swamp draining team. Of course the GOP will not like him. Too many prominent GOP members are part of the swamp. You go Bannon!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: MDConservative, 11/14/2017 9:54:12 AM     (No. 11451599)

People forget that Adelson is a (actually THE) major reason why DJT is President today. He could have snuffed Trump early and instead gave him the nod of approval.

This is nothing personal - it´s business. Lots of business on the Hill and elsewhere.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Yorkiemom, 11/14/2017 11:30:31 AM     (No. 11451691)

Adelson is no dummy. Bannon is not as powerful as he thinks he is. He almost acts like he wants Trump to have the Dems control the House and Senate.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: frenesi1, 11/14/2017 11:53:18 AM     (No. 11451716)

Instead of attacking Bannon, why doesn´t Adelson use his money the way Soros does? Maybe we would gain some traction in changing things. I am not impressed with these republican mega donors. They strike me as people who are trying to buy politicians.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: dvc, 11/14/2017 12:14:43 PM     (No. 11451735)

Politico is not a reliable source, regularly publishing carefully crafted Fake News to push the leftist agenda.

I will assume this is a lie until a reliable source reports it.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Butch59, 11/14/2017 12:28:41 PM     (No. 11451743)

Over time now we have seen these mega donors using their money to control the government that they want it to go. And the average citizen that works every day to earn a living for their family get less and less effect on the government and what it does. And at some time in the future, those blue collar types will rise up and put a stop to what is going on in these days and times. And when they do, it will be something akin to the past Civil War. Only they won´t attempt to leave the country. They will try to repair it.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/14/2017 11:15:57 PM     (No. 11452152)

I don’t see that Adelson was the sole reason Donald Trump won the presidency. He made a big splash with a mega commitment in the 9 figures, then backed it off to $5 million. Rabidly anti-Trump Ricketts ended up putting in $1 million for Trump. Then there were Robert and Rebekah Mercer. And others.

Politico and those who disseminate their rubbish intend this piece to deal Bannon a blow and, indirectly, Trump. Transparent.

Adelson will stay with the ones he can control. I strongly doubt that anyone got a controlling interest in President Trump, money or no money...

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Reply 15 - Posted by: earlybird, 11/14/2017 11:20:47 PM     (No. 11452154)

Bannon aides told Politico that they were not surprised by Adelson´s decision, because of Adelson’s history of supporting mainstream Republicans rather than outsiders.

Bannon praised Adelson on Sunday night at the Adelson-funded Zionist Organization of America´s annual dinner.

But Adelson and his wife Miriam did not attend the event.


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