Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

Why do you think AIG would have donated 4 times as much to the Democrats as the Republicans in 2008?

Both are guilty of taking donations...but it seems to be some of AIG's biggest donations went to people who are now "Shocked and Outraged" BECAUSE IT IS ALL A RED HERRING TO HIDE THE TWENTY BILLION OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS SHIPPED OVERSEAS BY AIG!!!!!

This is ONLY for 2008!

Name Office Total Contributions

Obama, Barack (D-IL) Senate $104,332

Dodd, Chris (D-CT) Senate $103,900

McCain, John (R-AZ) Senate $59,499

Clinton, Hillary (D-NY) Senate $37,965

Baucus, Max (D-MT) Senate $24,750

Romney, Mitt (R) Pres $20,850

Biden, Joseph R Jr (D-DE) Senate $19,975

Larson, John B (D-CT) House $19,750

Sununu, John E (R-NH) Senate $18,500

Giuliani, Rudolph W (R) Pres $13,200

Kanjorski, Paul E (D-PA) House $12,000

Durbin, Dick (D-IL) Senate $11,000

Perlmutter, Edwin G (D-CO) House $10,500

Rangel, Charles B (D-NY) House $9,000

Edwards, John (D) Pres $7,850

Corker, Bob (R-TN) Senate $7,400

Smith, Chris (R-NJ) House $6,900

Neal, Richard E (D-MA) House $6,500

Rockefeller, Jay (D-WV) Senate $6,500

Reed, Jack (D-RI) Senate $6,000

Udall, Mark (D-CO) House $5,800

Maffei, Dan (D-NY) House $5,000

Nelson, Bill (D-FL) Senate $5,000

Warner, Mark (D-VA) Senate $5,000

Bean, Melissa (D-IL) House $4,750

Shelby, Richard C (R-AL) Senate $4,500

Mahoney, Tim (D-FL) House $4,000

Crowley, Joseph (D-NY) House $3,500

Fimian, Keith S (R-VA) House $3,300

Huckabee, Mike (R) Pres $3,300

Leavitt, David O (R-UT) House $3,000

Murphy, Chris (D-CT) House $2,800

Franken, Al (D-MN) Senate $2,700

Berman, Howard L (D-CA) House $2,500

Dole, Elizabeth (R-NC) Senate $2,500

Garrett, Scott (R-NJ) House $2,500

Cornyn, John (R-TX) Senate $2,300

Culberson, John (R-TX) House $2,300

Goode, Gregory Justin (R-IN) House $2,300

Landrieu, Mary L (D-LA) Senate $2,300

Lummis, Cynthia Marie (R-WY) House $2,300

Shays, Christopher (R-CT) House $2,200

Davis, Tom (R-VA) House $2,000

Hoyer, Steny H (D-MD) House $2,000

Inouye, Daniel K (D-HI) Senate $2,000

Pomeroy, Earl (D-ND) House $2,000

Visclosky, Pete (D-IN) House $2,000

Weiner, Anthony D (D-NY) House $2,000

King, Pete (R-NY) House $1,843

Gillibrand, Kirsten E (D-NY) House $1,500

Shaheen, Jeanne (D-NH) Senate $1,500

Grassley, Chuck (R-IA) Senate $1,250

Nelson, Ben (D-NE) Senate $1,200

Wicker, Roger (R-MS) Senate $1,100

Baker, Richard (R-LA) House $1,000

Barrasso, John A (R-WY) Senate $1,000

Bennett, Robert F (R-UT) Senate $1,000

Brady, Kevin (R-TX) House $1,000

Capps, Lois (D-CA) House $1,000

Coleman, Norm (R-MN) Senate $1,000

Collins, Susan M (R-ME) Senate $1,000

Cooper, Jim (D-TN) House $1,000

Donnelly, Joe (D-IN) House $1,000

Ellsworth, Brad (D-IN) House $1,000

Engel, Eliot L (D-NY) House $1,000

Enzi, Mike (R-WY) Senate $1,000

Gordon, Bart (D-TN) House $1,000

Graham, Lindsey (R-SC) Senate $1,000

Harkin, Tom (D-IA) Senate $1,000

Himes, Jim (D-CT) House $1,000

Jones, Stephanie Tubbs (D-OH) House $1,000

Kind, Ron (D-WI) House $1,000

Kirk, Mark (R-IL) House $1,000

Lautenberg, Frank R (D-NJ) Senate $1,000

Lowey, Nita M (D-NY) House $1,000

Maloney, Carolyn B (D-NY) House $1,000

McMahon, Michael E (D-NY) House $1,000

Olson, Pete (R-TX) House $1,000

Pryor, Mark (D-AR) Senate $1,000

Salazar, Ken (D-CO) Senate $1,000

Tiberi, Patrick J (R-OH) House $1,000

Towns, Edolphus (D-NY) House $1,000

Wilson, Charlie (D-OH) House $1,000

Mielke, Daniel Ernest (R-WI) House $900

Huelskamp, Timothy A (R-KS) House $750

Laesch, John (D-IL) House $750

Tinklenberg, Elwyn (D-MN) House $750

Vilsack, Thomas J (D) Pres $700

Harrison, Stephen A (D-NY) House $604

Brownback, Sam (R-KS) Senate $500

Courtney, Joe (D-CT) House $500

Crapo, Mike (R-ID) Senate $500

Davis, Geoff (R-KY) House $500

Fossella, Vito (R-NY) House $500

Gilchrest, Wayne T (R-MD) House $500

Hastings, Alcee L (D-FL) House $500

Musgrove, Ronnie (D-MS) Senate $500

Myers, Chris (R-NJ) House $500

Pelosi, Nancy (D-CA) House $500

Pierluisi, Pedro (3-PR) $500

METHODOLOGY: The numbers on this page are based on contributions from PACs and individuals giving $200 or more. All donations were made during the 2008 election cycle and were released by the Federal Election Commission. Figures for the current election cycle are based on data released on March 02, 2009.

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9 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    The media made sure that the GOP was on the way out and they got behind their Golden Boy and convinced American voters he was the man for the job.

    What a joke

    A empty suit with no leadership abilty

    A empty suit with no experience

    A empty suit with no qualifications to be President

    American voters bought into it hook line and sinker.

    All we can do now is hope for the best till 2012 and try and get it right then.

  • 1 decade ago

    Gee same reason why all the celebrities jumped on the bandwagon to support Obama. Hello!! The Democratic party has a lot of supporters/donaters because their views are more widely accepted by Americans. Seems to me like Democrats will support or try to pass anything to make the majority happy. AIG donated, in my opinion, because they wanted to be sure they were in a prime spot to receive bailout and sympathy from the Dems. Republicans get the shaft because we are more traditionally valued and we never go with what's popular. Henc, the Bush bashing and the celebrity status of Obama.

    Source(s): I am proud to be a Radical Right Winged Conservative.
  • 1 decade ago

    Very true! Pelosi, Frank and Reid wrote the TARP rules and nowhere in it did they put any accountability for how that money was to be spent ... same as the one they wrote a couple of years ago. Also, if we added up all the money Nancy Pelosi and her family spend flying all over the world at the taxpayers' expense (remember her trip to Italy?), that alone would be pretty darn close to the $165 million. Additionally, it was reported in the news last night that Obama himself received a bonus from AIG.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Because it was obvious to anyone with a brain that the Democrats were going to win. In previous elections they gave 50/50 to both parties.

    PS the AIG contribution to Obama amounts to less than .1% of all his contributions.

    You do realize that The European Banks (and American Banks) held AIG insurance contracts that AIG was going to default on?

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  • 1 decade ago

    Anybody with eyes could see the GOP was done like dinner in 2008. Why blow money on a loser like the Republican Party?

  • 5 years ago

    They were to blame. Who do you think got rid of the public option? The right wing democrats.

  • 1 decade ago

    Easy. Everybody knew the GOP was on the outs with voters.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Because the Democratic vote was up for sale.

    One hand always washes the other.

  • 1 decade ago

    are you serious!! corporations dont care about republican or democrat!! they see politicians and price to get what they want!!we pay for what they get!! they dont care!!wake up!!they think global!! how do you think they got tax right off for laying off american workers to move corporation out of our country!! they pay to get what they want!we pay for what they get!! stop thinking red and blue when it comes to major corporations cause they certainly dont!!

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