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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- Kenneth JLv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
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.
- HaifischLv 51 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.
- Emily DewLv 71 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.
- Anonymous1 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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- KruncheeLv 41 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.
- February1Lv 61 decade ago
Easy. Everybody knew the GOP was on the outs with voters.
- Anonymous1 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!!