Sunday, August 15, 2010

Nine percent of Mike Grimm's money comes from Staten Island

In a long-winded explainer piece that mentions Mark Twain, Franklin Roosevelt, and the 'Greek philosopher' Plato, the Advance gets behind the whole Congressman McMahon /'Jewish money' conspiracy and actually gives us some numbers.

In our own effort at bloviating political philosophy, and summing the story up with historical references, we will point to the 1998 film 'The Big Lebowski:'
The Dude: It's like what Lenin said... you look for the person who will benefit, and, uh, uh...
That's right, look for the person who will benefit, in this case, from the whole 'Jewish money' debacle: Mike Grimm.

When Mike McMahon's campaign presented the media with the numbers for Mike Grimm's contributions the intention was to show that a lot of his money was coming from outside donors.

But Grimm, in a 'look-the-other-way' type maneuver, grasped onto the unfortunate title 'Jewish money' and tried to make a huge deal out of it - accusing McMahon of anti-semitism and tossing complaints to the FEC.

But by laying out the numbers in today's piece, the Advance gives you one figure you need to know:

9% of Mike Grimm's money comes from Staten Island.

That's compared with 49% of contributions from Staten Island for McMahon. It's no surprise that Grimm tried to divert everyone's attention away from the facts by crying foul and running to the Feds.

And y'all thought Lebowski was just an aging California stoner.


  1. Joe "Butch" CorraoAugust 15, 2010 at 1:08 PM

    How is that more important voters than the fact that Allegretti never lived in Staten Island, and hasn't lived in the district since 2003.

    How is this fact more important than all the dirty money raised by McMahon from TARP banks like Goldman-Sachs, or dirty politicians like Rangel?

  2. So it's outside, AND Jewish money?

  3. The Jews are not the issue here.

  4. Nine percent isn't a lot of money dude.

  5. Shut the fuck up, Donnie.