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Brian4Liberty
02-19-2014, 04:54 PM
The agenda: gay marriage and amnesty. If Lindsey Graham needs money, he knows where to go.


A group of major GOP donors, led by New York billionaire Paul Singer, is quietly expanding its political footprint ahead of the midterm elections in an increasingly assertive effort to shape the direction of the Republican Party.

The operation was launched discreetly last year, with the previously unreported formation of a club called the American Opportunity Alliance to bring together some of the richest pro-business GOP donors in the country, several of whom share Singer’s support for gay rights, immigration reform and the state of Israel. Around the same time, Singer and his allies also formed a federal fundraising committee called Friends for an American Majority that raised big checks for a select list of the GOP’s most highly touted 2014 Senate hopefuls.

Those candidates are among the big names expected at a two-day retreat organized by the American Opportunity Alliance set for the last week of February at a swanky Colorado resort. The closed-door event — which is also expected to draw House Speaker John Boehner and New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte, according to Republicans familiar with the plans — is seen in GOP finance circles as a grand debut of sorts for Singer’s still-amorphous club.
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Its beneficiaries were three highly competitive Republican Senate candidates: Reps. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Steve Daines of Montana, as well as Alaska’s Dan Sullivan, the former head of the state’s Department of Natural Resources.

The joint committee routed nearly $530,000 to those three candidates combined last year, according to recently filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission. The contributions came from many of the top names in the Republican donor community. In addition to Ricketts, Asness, Schwab and Crow, donors included Craft, hedge fund managers John Paulson and Ken Griffin, and TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts.
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Also listed as contributors on Friends for an American Majority’s FEC report are Dan Senor, the former adviser to Mitt Romney who is now a counselor to Singer, and two-time Connecticut Senate candidate Linda McMahon and her husband, Vince McMahon, the co-founders of pro wrestling behemoth WWE.

The three Senate candidates who have already benefited from their largesse are expected to join the gathering in Colorado, along with a fourth Senate contender set to receive the group’s seal of approval: North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis, the establishment-favored challenger to first-term Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan.
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Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2014/02/paul-singer-republican-gop-fundraising-campaigns-donors-103600.html


Why do the neo-conservative groups always have such similar names? Probably the best way to fool the average American is to use the word "America" or "American". Kind of ironic since they don't care about America, they are globalists.

Brian4Liberty
02-19-2014, 05:05 PM
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compromise
02-19-2014, 05:42 PM
Wait, is this the same Peter Singer who said "killing a newborn baby is never equivalent to killing a person, that is, a being who wants to go on living"?

devil21
02-19-2014, 05:49 PM
I hope Brannon latches on to this for some attack material against Tillis. THIS is why Brannon should not trust Glenn Beck, even after yesterday's good interview.

compromise
02-19-2014, 05:49 PM
I hope Brannon latches on to this for some attack material against Tillis. THIS is why Brannon should not trust Glen Beck, even after yesterday's good interview.

Where is Glenn Beck on this list?

devil21
02-19-2014, 05:51 PM
Where is Glenn Beck on this list?

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=glenn+beck+israel

Occam's Banana
02-19-2014, 06:13 PM
Wait, is this the same Peter Singer who said "killing a newborn baby is never equivalent to killing a person, that is, a being who wants to go on living"?

The Singer in the OP is a "Paul" not a "Peter."

I think the Peter Singer you are talking about is a professor of "bioethics" at Princeton.

ctiger2
02-19-2014, 10:28 PM
http://firstlightforum.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/maxresdefault.jpg?w=590Paul Singer
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Singer_%28businessman%29)

Born Paul Elliott Singer
August 22, 1944
New York
Residence New York City
Nationality United States
Ethnicity Jewish
Alma mater

University of Rochester (B.S.)
Harvard Law School (J.D.)
Occupation Businessman
Known for Elliott Management
Net worth Decrease US$ 1.25 billion (Sept 2013)[1]

Elliot Managment (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elliott_Management)


Elliott Management Corporation is the management affiliate of US hedge funds Elliott Associates L.P. and Elliott International Limited. Elliott was founded by Paul Singer, who also serves as CEO of the management company, which is based in New York City. From inception Elliott has generated for its investors a 14.6% net compound annual return, compared to 10.9% for the S&P 500 stock index, and now has more than US$23 billion in assets under management.[1][2] Elliott's portfolio, led by Delphi Automotive and BMC Software, was worth $3,271,965,000 in the third quarter of 2012.[3]


Paul Singer created Elliott Associates in January 1977,[4] starting with $1.3 million from friends and family. In its earliest years, the firm focused on convertible arbitrage. However, since the 1987 stock market crash and early 1990s recession, the firm has focused primarily on distressed debt investing,[5] and is therefore commonly referred to[6] as a vulture fund (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vulture_fund).


Vulture fund is a term commonly used to refer to a private equity or hedge fund that invests in debt considered to be very weak or in imminent default. Investors in the fund profit by buying this debt at a discounted price on a secondary market and then suing the debtor for a larger amount than the purchasing price. Debtors can include companies, countries or individuals. The term is used to criticize the fund for strategically profiting off of debtors that are in financial distress.

The term is a metaphor used to compare the fund to the behavior of vulture birds “preying” on debtors in financial distress by purchasing the now-cheap credit on a secondary market to make a large monetary gain; in many cases, leaving the debtor in a worse state.

Vulture funds have sometimes had success in bringing attachment and recovery actions against sovereign debtor governments, usually settling with them before actually realizing the attachments in forced sales. In one instance involving Peru, such a seizure threatened payments to other creditors of the sovereign obliger.[1] Settlements typically are made at a discount in hard or local currency or in the form of new debt issuance. A related term is "vulture investing", where certain stocks in near bankrupt companies are purchased upon anticipation of asset divestiture or successful reorganization.

compromise
02-20-2014, 04:25 AM
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=glenn+beck+israel

So? What does Beck have to do with NYC's billionaire elite? They appear to be backing Tillis, while Beck is supporting Brannon.


The Singer in the OP is a "Paul" not a "Peter."

I think the Peter Singer you are talking about is a professor of "bioethics" at Princeton.

Thanks for clearing that up.

devil21
02-20-2014, 03:52 PM
So? What does Beck have to do with NYC's billionaire elite? They appear to be backing Tillis, while Beck is supporting Brannon.


I must have missed where Beck endorsed Brannon. Can you direct us to that endorsement?

Of course my argument is quite simple. Beck is an avowed Israel bootlicker. Tillis is being backed by Israel bootlickers, aka billionaire NY neo-cons. Brannon is running against Tillis. Beck is setting Brannon up for the "Medina" treatment later in the campaign to try to help his fellow Israel bootlicker, Tillis, win the primary. Not rocket science to see where this is going. I'm surprised I'd have to explain it to someone that appears to be as politically astute as you....