Sep 082010

Most of us know that a lot of the dot com millionaires are freaked out liberals. The dudes that run Facebook, Craig’s List, etc are amongst the worst.

That’s why it sucks to be Barbara Boxer. Her buddies at Craig’s list have a small problem that even Eric Holder can’t ignore.

Craigslist founder Craig Newmark — under fire by government officials and others who believe his namesake website’s “adult services” section facilitates prostitution and child sex trafficking — has donated tens of thousands of dollars to Democratic candidates and committees, a Center for Responsive Politics analysis indicates.

What’s less clear is whether any of the numerous Democrats, who have received handsome political contributions from Newmark, will distance themselves from those who operate the popular site. Craigslist serves as a virtual bulletin board for items mundane as event tickets and auto parts to “services” salacious as sexual rendezvous.

Read More – but the key part is the $3000 to Barbara Boxer. I guess it gives new meaning to a broad coalition of the left.

Why it sucks to be Barbara Boxer Part 2, section 2:

Buying Friends and influencing no one…

Boxer has paid $30K to keep Maxine Water’s endorsement since 2004 – according to Capitol Confidential.

And, with those payments come access to a slate mailer run by Water’s daughter.

Quoting the article:

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) meanwhile cited Waters as one of the most corrupt members of Congress in both 2005 and 2006 for operating the scheme.  In both years, CREW noted that Waters’ “ethics issues stem from the exercise of [her] power to financially benefit her daughter, husband and son.”  The 2005 rating placed Waters in the company of figures like former Reps. Randy “Duke” Cunningham and Bob Ney—both subsequently convicted of corruption-related offenses—and was directly connected to the operation of the political endorsement scheme.

So, Barbara Boxer is relying on website founders that refuse to address potential prostitution and child porn and is paying off one of the most corrupt members of congress for support.

It sucks to be Barbara Boxer.

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