America’s Oligarchs Support Clinton Almost Unanimously

Authored by Eric Zuesse — The results are already in, even before the official campaign-finance final figures will become available after the election.

Though a large percentage of the people funding the campaign advertising will never be made public – due to recent Supreme Court decisions allowing “dark money” – data already exist on the final product of the campaigns (including both the above-board and the dark money), which is the booked advertising time for each of the two candidates at the start of their campaigns. (Similar proportions of donations go also to get-out-the-vote and other campaign-activities; so, these booked-advertising figures correlate rather well with across-the-board funding of the two campaigns.)

Advertising rates – the charges per second of air-time – get higher and higher the later and closer to Election Day the time is booked; so, any candidate who books late is really starved for funds and has little chance of winning; any candidate who does the booking early is getting a big break from the networks and from certain other media. This discount, for early booking, magnifies even further the cash-advantage of the candidate whom the oligarchs prefer.

However, normally, both Parties’ nominees have their own billionaires backing them (Republican billionaires backing the Republican nominee, and Democratic billionaires backing the Democratic nominee), and so there’s a real contest, they both have a chance; but not this time: Look at the figures, and you can see that, this time around, virtually all of the oligarchs are backing only one candidate: they have united around Clinton.

On August 2nd, Carrie Dann at NBC headlined, “Clinton, Allies Have Reserved $98 Million in Ads”, and she opened: “Hillary Clinton and her allies are poised for a TV ad blitz of nearly $100 million dollars, compared to less than $1 million currently reserved on the airwaves by backers of Donald Trump.” That’s a wipe-out of Trump, by the oligarchs.

Nationalism vs. Globalism

The detailed total on ads that have already been aired was: “Through last week, Team Clinton had aired a total of $68 million in ads, while Team Trump had spent roughly $6 million.

The totals booked going forward are even more skewed in Clinton’s favor: $98 million for Clinton, $817,000 for Trump. (In other words: Trump’s ratio is even worse now, than it was leading up to the two Conventions.)

Going forward, it’s like a hundred-to-one advantage, Clinton over Trump.

Perhaps the reason why this is so, is: Clinton has already spoken privately with the heads of these companies (the companies owned by the oligarchs) and with their lobbyists, and she coordinates her campaign with their propaganda-operations. So: her messages are also their messages. (But what she has told them behind closed doors goes even beyond that, into her proposing new federal subsidies for their businesses.)

The historical background of the current developments in the U.S., has already been well covered in a lengthy paper by Ryan Patrick Alford, that’s appropriately-titled “The Dismantling of the Rule of Law in the United States” (especially see there “Citizens United,” which is a direct source of this).

But, whatever the reason: in the current U.S. Presidential race, there is no real contest at all, in terms of support by the oligarchs – and their support tends to be decisive. There is, amongst them, a near-100% unity around one nominee, as there has never been before in American history, at least going back to 1896, and perhaps to the founding of the republic. (Furthermore, back near the founding, there was no oligarchy; the nation started out as being, to a large extent, a democratic republic. It no longer is that.)

5 thoughts on “America’s Oligarchs Support Clinton Almost Unanimously

  • August 11, 2016 at 9:31 pm
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    They may be hoping that the forgotten voters, you know, the ones in states whose jobs went to China and other countries will believe their lies they are peddling about how good things are going to be under Hillary nobody believes them. When Hillary was a Senator she flapped that she was going create thousands of jobs in New York well she didn’t and she won’t. She is only interested in her bottom line that’s it. I saw part of her speech on Fox this morning and it sounded like it had been taken from one of Trumps speeches on the economy. In other words they are copycats they have no ideas of their own.
    If you look at the polls at the low number of voters that is called you can see it. I believe that every person that attends Trump rallies will vote for him and that could add up to millions of ticked off
    people. The MSM has been flapping that the number of jobs is going up but no one is saying just what the jobs pay I doubt its a decent wage.

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  • August 12, 2016 at 1:41 pm
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    So what are we trying to say here, that Trump won’t be spending any cash on TV ads? I don’t see the thrust or the point of this article. Explain please.

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    • August 13, 2016 at 2:57 am
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      No! It is a commentary on “Internationalists” supporting Hillary. Because Trump has said he is a Nationalist as one can see by the rise in populism and America First! The Globalist elite are anti-Nationalism.

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  • August 13, 2016 at 6:31 am
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    I hope the voting machines are kept a sharp eye on because they will steal the election if they can. Huma Abedin and her family have close connections to the Muslim Brotherhood organization. So whatever she knows her family knows about the emails and what was in them. I suspect she passed anything of value on to the Muslim Brotherhood here in the U.S. If you want to see just where the Clintons made their millions go to http://www.breitbart.com/clinton-cash-movie/
    it’s about an hour long. Well worth seeing.

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  • August 13, 2016 at 6:35 am
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    One more comment the DNC was going around calling its Hispanic voter efforts “The taco bowl outreach” at the convention. This needs to be spread around on any Hispanic webpage.

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