Mystery donor gives $10 million to Crossroads GPS group to run anti-Obama ads

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Jeebus, that's an awful lot of hate represented in that cash. When you feel complacent about how the race is going, remember how many eyeballs can be lied to with that kind of money.

An anonymous donor has given $10 million to run ads attacking President Obama and his policies, escalating the money race that is defining the 2012 presidential campaign. And in the new, free-wheeling environment of independent political giving, the identity of this donor, like many others, is likely to remain a permanent mystery.

The donation went to Crossroads GPS, the conservative nonprofit group founded with support of political operative Karl Rove, which also reported another donor giving at least $10 million over the past two years, according to draft tax returns released by the organization.

The group would not identify the donors, who could be individuals, groups or corporations, and under tax and campaign laws, is not required to disclose them.

The huge contributions, which make the donors among the top political givers, offer new evidence of the altered world of campaign finance: following the Supreme Court’s landmark 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, spending by interest groups has risen dramatically. The ruling allowed corporations, unions and nonprofits like Crossroads to spend money directly on political activity.

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  • http://twitter.com/Jeanabella Jeanabella

    The Supremes have electrified & illuminated the "vast right wing conspiracy" that has been in the works for years! Imbedded in our military & government at all levels now, the right wing & corporate "citizens" want to make the laws in favor of their interests (see ALEC & Koch Bros.)
     Reasonable citizens who are the 99% of the populace, want the same things like access to good health care for their families, good pay for good work, fairness in commerce, reliable  good government including a Supreme Court that doesn't embarrass the country with the likes of  Scalia repeating Frank Luntz talking points that have been spewed on Faux news outlets & right wing talking heads! Supreme my arse!

    We're fired up & ready to go!

  • http://dukeofurl.myopenid.com/ Anthony

    Why can't anybody give ME ten million dollars?

  • http://twitter.com/IntotheDeepEnd Xavier Lopez

    I think there should be twenty four hour--around the clock Anti-Obama ads on all television channels--that way people get so sick of the corporate funded Anti-Obama commercials.  I wonder, if they realize that all the Anti-Obama stuff that comes from them just clarifies for all of us that Obama is exactly the correct choice and not the RIGHT choice.
     

  • http://www.facebook.com/harleyblueswoman Cindy Sweitzer Reynolds

    a gift from the Koch brothers more than likely!!!  

  • Fleyerite

    With enough money...one person could buy the Presidency. 

  • http://twitter.com/cARTHAN cARTHAN

    I would not be surprised if this money was from some foreign corporation like, oh say, ... TransCanada of Keystone fame. We all know the repugs have their shorts in a bunch over Keystone.  What do you think Judge Alito?