View Full Version : Abramoff made his clients REDUCE donations to dems.

01-20-2006, 12:24 PM
About time somebody checked the records, going back to before these indian tribes hired Jack Abramoff, to see what their donation habits were.

It turns out that long before Jack Abramoff, most indian tribes donated most money to democrats. But the tribes that hired Jack Abramoff immediately reduced the amount that they donated to democrats and started donating more to republicans.

So much for the unsupported, libellous trash Hyde has been throwing around, that the tribes, Abramoff's victims, were his "agents" through which he "funnelled money" to democrats. Lies, lies all lies.

Its a republican scandal, its republican corruption, 100%.

"The media keep pushing the line that Democrats are equally tainted by Abramoff because his clients donated money to Democrats as well as Republicans. Now why would Abramoff encourage his clients to donate to Democrats? This is a guy who once said, "It is not our job to seek peaceful coexistence with the Left. Our job is to remove them from power permanently." (link) Not only does Abramoff hate Democrats, they aren't even in power. Why encourage his clients to give them contributions?

He didn't. Indian tribes have traditionally donated to Democrats. But tribes represented by Abramoff switched their donation patterns after he started working with them. Money to Democrats decreased, money to Republicans increased.

Abramoff's tribal clients continued to give money to Democrats even after he began representing them, although in smaller percentages than in the past.

The Saginaw Chippewas gave $500,500 to Republicans between 2001 and 2004 and $277,210 to Democrats, according to a review of data compiled by Dwight L. Morris & Associates, a Bristow, Virginia-based company that tracks campaign-finance reports. Between 1997 and 2000, the tribe gave just $158,000 to Republicans and $279,000 to Democrats.


Not only that, but of the top 10 tribes which made political donations, only the tribes represented by Abramoff gave more money to Republicans than Democrats.

Of the top 10 political donors among Indian tribes in that period, three are former clients of Abramoff and Scanlon: the Saginaw Chippewa Tribe of Michigan, the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, and the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians of California. All three gave most of their donations to Republicans -- by margins of 30 percentage points or more -- while the rest favored Democrats.


So how are Democrats tainted by tribes which gave them less money after getting involved with Abramoff? It makes no sense."

01-20-2006, 09:54 PM
Hey, Alan Hyde, this really seems like the type of story you'd be interested in.

Care to comment?

01-25-2006, 01:12 PM
The Washington Post has retracted their accusation that Abramoff gave money to Democrats. They now acknowledge that he only gave to Republicans.

Representative Doolittle (Republican, California) has some kind words about Abramoff: (http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/projects/watchdog/doolittle/story/14109775p-14939295c.html)

"I liked him, frankly, because he was a partisan, conservative Republican activist."Spin that, Hyde.