Democrats Dominate Video Game Industry's 2009 Campaign Giving

August 13, 2009 -

Mid-year documents filed with the Federal Elections Commission indicate that the video game industry is currently leaning to the Democratic side of the aisle when it comes to Congressional campaign donations.

ESA PAC, the political action committee of game publishers group the Entertainment Software Association, has disbursed $12,400 to Congressional candidates so far in 2009. All but $1,000 of those funds went to Democrats or Democratic PACs. Here's the breakdown:

  • Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) - $3,000
  • Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-FL) - $1,000  (Meek is running for a vacant Senate seat)
  • New Democratic Coalition PAC - $2,000
  • Sen. Pat Leahy (D-VT) - $2,400
  • Sen. John Thune (R-SD) - $1,000
  • Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) - $1,000
  • Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND) - $1,000
  • Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) - $1,000

The contributions will be used by recipients for the 2010 mid-term elections. South Dakota's Thune is the only Republican among those receiving ESA PAC money so far in 2009.

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Re: Democrats Dominate Video Game Industry's 2009 Campaign ...

and to insinuate people against the program were doing that is wrong, but i have provided proof it is those against the bill maintaining this nazi analogy against the president and reform supporters albiet they are the more fringe opponents.

and his degree is irrelevent? that can't be further from the truth, why should i believe a man speaking in an area different from his academic area of expertise, and an actor?

if so many people are against this, and i know there are, which is fine, then why cant you link an actual expert? someone in the medical, political, or legal field, it doesn't help your case to do other wise.

whether or not i actually want this? i don't know, i haven't really looked at the bill and i refuse to take a position until i know more.

If you're against it, that's fine, i don't mind opponents of the bill. i just find some of their conduct innappropriate. and when supporting you're position, draw on more reputable sources.

Re: Democrats Dominate Video Game Industry's 2009 Campaign ...

I have seen footage from interviews where people opposing the reform at town hall meetings are called (I wish I was making this up) 'terrorists'.

I have seen another video where democrat was actively kicking people out of her town hall for stating their disapproval of her opinions before the question and answers segment for 'being unruly' while she stated 'This is MY meeting.' The odd thing was, her actions were supported by the news site covering the story.  Apparently stating your disapproval of someone's action in an open public meeting is not tolerated these days.

I am kind of shocked that the Democratic party has pretty much decided to stop listening to people entirely. I thought that Bush's adminstration was bad at strong arming, but this has gone to a whole other level in the past 6 months.

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Re: Democrats Dominate Video Game Industry's 2009 Campaign ...

This is not just a democrat thing you know, people get kicked out of all sorts of political things for supporting the wrong side.  Hell I saw Sarah Palin after the VP Debate at my school, there were Obama supporters who got kicked out. 
It isn't just democrats or republicans its politicians that do this.

Fact is if you go to a town hall meeting and refuse to be respectful you will get kicked out the same as anywhere else where you are supposed to act civilised.


Re: Democrats Dominate Video Game Industry's 2009 Campaign ...

Yes, but there's a difference between being 'disrespectful' and demanding accountability and answers from the people whose lifestyle YOU pay for.  These people have no right to not answer your questions.  They owe you answers, and they are beholden to you; the people are not beholden to our government, the government is beholden to WE THE PEOPLE.

Re: Democrats Dominate Video Game Industry's 2009 Campaign ...

shouting and booing you're representitive is not demanding accountability, it's being a disruptive jackass.

Re: Democrats Dominate Video Game Industry's 2009 Campaign ...

When YOUR representative decides that he's not going to take questions, or ignore questions altogether, then it's the best you can do. 

Of course, it wasn't called being a disruptive jackass during the Bush years.  Then it was 'partiotism'.  What a load of shit.

Re: Democrats Dominate Video Game Industry's 2009 Campaign ...

you are so ignorant then i shouldn't even bother to try and explain.

"YOUR" representitive is the one you elected, any fault he makes is partially your own, so you have no right to be so disruptive. if yelling and booing is the best you can do, it's a sad day indeed.

Re: Democrats Dominate Video Game Industry's 2009 Campaign ...

By your own argument, it's your fault we're in Iraq.

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Re: Democrats Dominate Video Game Industry's 2009 Campaign ...

if you can support these with videos or articles i would be quite interested. most assuredly neither side has handled this well (just look at the politician who went on her phone during a question, she said it was to call a hotline that explained the bill for a better answer, but i doubt it).  I've simply made the statement that those opposed could do so better, shouting over your representitive, and spouting over exaggerative statements do not, in my opinion help their cause.

 

as i've stated before, on the actual bill, i'm willing to listen to either side before i make any opinons, it's just that, and wishing no offence the man himself, please don't used Chuck norris as proof.

Re: Democrats Dominate Video Game Industry's 2009 Campaign ...

I don't know where the links went, I had them saved (or so I thought).  However go to youtube and search town hall with the names DRIEHAUS, McCASKILL, PELOSI, and St. Louis (I can't remember the guy's name).  These videos are all of people ignoring the people, refusing to talk to the people, and, my personal favorite, the one from St Louis, shows some union thugs assaulting people. 

Re: Democrats Dominate Video Game Industry's 2009 Campaign ...

no i will not go to youtube, it is your job in this discussion to defend and support  your position, if you can't take the time to re-link them, then why should I?

Re: Democrats Dominate Video Game Industry's 2009 Campaign ...

You want to see videos of supporters of Obamacare calling detractors Nazis?  Watch Keith Olbermann.

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Re: Democrats Dominate Video Game Industry's 2009 Campaign ...

Oh, you mean the same channel that claimed that there was a protester carrying a Republican sign depicting Obama as Hitler?  The same channel that missed out on him handing out Pro-Obama literature later? 

Every channel seems to be lying to the viewers today. 

By the way, the vast majority of those signs depicting Obama as hitler have a lovely website listed at the bottom.  The website of Mr. LAROUCHE: A DEMOCRAT.

Re: Democrats Dominate Video Game Industry's 2009 Campaign ...

But not all of them have fought the legal system to do so now have they?  Of course I can only imagine that you subscribe to the beliefs of Conservapedia which calls Fox News a "moderate" news channel.

Also, something I've wanted someone from your side of the political spectrum to say.  Now repeat after me:  France was right about Iraq.

 

-Ultimately what will do in mankind is a person's fear of their own freedom-

Re: Democrats Dominate Video Game Industry's 2009 Campaign ...

You mean France, the country that was getting  paid under the table by Saddam Hussein to look the other way as he gassed his own people?  Yeah, that wouldn't cause a conflict of interest.

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Re: Democrats Dominate Video Game Industry's 2009 Campaign ...

Are you suggesting that America's government didn't also look the other way?  Or are you suggesting that France should have taken a principled stand against US interests back then?

Re: Democrats Dominate Video Game Industry's 2009 Campaign ...

Considering America is the country that fought Iraq, and France led the charge to keep other countries from helping us, you really don't have much of a leg to stand on with that comment.  Every US President from Regan to Bush Jr. commited some sort of military strike against Iraq for what Hussein did.

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Re: Democrats Dominate Video Game Industry's 2009 Campaign ...

Not fought, invaded.  As far as your France getting paid by Saddam, citation needed.

-Ultimately what will do in mankind is a person's fear of their own freedom-

Re: Democrats Dominate Video Game Industry's 2009 Campaign ...

See UN security council reports, circa 2003.  France, Germany, Russia, and Kofi Annan were all paid under the table with proceeds from the oil-for-food campaign to turn a blind eye to what he was doing to his citizens.

As far as your "invaded" comment, we did give Saddam Hussein multiple chances to step down.  We spoke to the UN for an entire year, sponsored sanctions against him and finally threatened him with said invasion.  Obviously, he cared more for himself than his people, but the United States is the bad guy, right?  I mean, all Hussein did was gas his own people and pay others to let him get away with it, while invading other countries, so America just overreacted, huh?

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