Well, at one stage it looked like the Chrysler dealership scandal was simply because businessmen give more to the GOP. However, there comes a time when the numbers are more than a little stacked.
Using the list of all 789 dealerships to be closed, WND found that owners contributed $450,000 to GOP presidential candidates; $7,970 to Sen. Hillary Clinton; $2,200 to John Edwards and $450 to Barack Obama.
1000:1? Can that be put down to a coincidence of any sort?
Then consider that both Obama and Hillary fought long and hard through to the end of the primaries, then McCain took public finance while Obama raised millions. You would in these circumstances expect a whole lot more money given to Obama than a mere $450, which is about 1/4 of the limit for an individual for one election (the presidential campaign is actually two elections).
This thing stinks big.
Meanwhile, in the real world political donations have no significant effect on the chances of a dealership’s closure and, in fact, democratic donors are (insignificantly) overrepresented among closed dealerships.
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