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My Turn: The little old man who would buy America?

The little old man who would buy America?
The little old man who would buy America?
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If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at the people he gave it to.” ~ Dorothy Parker – American poet (1893-1967)

Gotta question for you . . . if you called just to say hello to Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner or former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, would either of those honorable men take your call?
Or, if you sent a note to invite U.S. Senator Marco Rubio or New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to supper, would you be putting an extra plate and place setting on your dining room table any time soon?
Why not?

I know what you’re thinking: Davy, what are you thinking? Boehner, Gingrich, Rubio, and Christie don’t even know I exist; they’re far too important and much too busy to take a chit-chat call or respond to a dinner invitation from little old me!
But what if you needed something?
Something really important . . . like enough political influence to help you eliminate a potential business competitor?
Would Boehner, Gingrich (if old Newt has any juice left), Rubio, or Christie lend their ears and help you crush your evil rival?
They would if you were this little old man.
For one reason and one reason only . . . this little old man’s got money, lots and lots of money.
According to Forbes Magazine, this little old man is worth around $37 billion and since he reportedly earns about $32 million a day, it is reasonable to assume that he will continue to reach the hearts and minds of these and other politicians for the foreseeable future.
This little old man who threw down about $100 million to put his own Republican president in the white house in 2012, has publicly announced to Forbes Magazine that he is “willing to spend whatever it takes” to buy the politicians he’ll need to legislate away a major competitor . . . internet gambling!
Who is this little old man?
This little old man is none other than major Republican donor Sheldon Adelson who also happens to own the Las Vegas Sands casino . . . he's the little 80-year old man who would buy America . . . but only if voters buy-in.
So, dear reader, what do you think?
Will voters buy-in to Adelson's buy-in or not?

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