Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Who Bankrolled That Despicable "Romney/Cancer" Ad?

Christian Toto over at Breitbart TV tells us just what sort of mean-spirited "progressives" would bankroll the horrendous smear ad that attempted to link Mitt Romney to a woman's death from cancer.

The recent Priorities USA campaign commercial connecting Mitt Romney to the death of a woman from cancer may rank as the most despicable, and downright dishonest, political ads ever created.

Even the increasingly left-leaning CNN torched it. So did The New York Times.

So who is propping up Priorities USA, a Super PAC created to boost President Barack Obama's re-election chances? Just take a gander at the group's top 10 donors and three celebrity names jump out.

* Hard-left comedian Bill Maher famously cut a $1 million check for the group.
* Oscar-winner Morgan Freeman, who has grown more political and stridently so since Obama took office, did the same.
* DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg coughed up $2 million to help Priorities USA come up with such unsavory, factually bankrupt ads.

Among the others in the Super PAC's top ten donors? How about Irwin Mark Jacobs, the founder of Qualcomm who has an estimated net worth of nearly $2 billion and "pioneered the practice of outsourcing telecommunications jobs." And then there's Fred Eychaner, a "reclusive millionaire media mogul and gay rights activist" and Franklin Haney who "contributed $1 million to Priorities USA. The Tennessee real estate developer, who owns a $23 million Florida mansion built by the Hearst family, has been at the center of a number of federal indictments, lawsuits, and fines. He was indicted for reimbursing associates for making $200,000 in donations to the Clinton/Gore campaigns in 1992 and 1996, and was later forced to pay $12.7 million in damages for a controversial bond sale."

If you're known by the company you keep...