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Sheldon Adelson’s Menagerie

Posted on Apr 3, 2014

By Mark Fiore

Disgusted by the Republican presidential hopefuls parading before the casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson for his blessing (and money, of course)? So is Mark Fiore. Read his introduction on the "selling out of democracy" and watch his hilarious, spot-on new animation, "Sheldon Adelson's Menagerie."
In case you missed it, a number of potential Republican presidential candidates went down to Las Vegas to bow at the feet of Sheldon Adelson, democracy-meddling billionaire extraordinaire. It was a pretty sorry sight as each of the potential candidates tried to out-Israel and out-tough the other as they vied for Adelson's attention. (And mustn't forget Sheldon bestowing actual awards for being a "great Zionist" in the past.) Even though ol' Sheldon didn't have a very good track record on his bets last go-round, he has a huge impact on the primaries, even if his horses don't win in the end. We are witnessing the selling out of democracy to cheesy casino-owners. (Because, y'know, some people have more free speech than others if they have a few billion to throw around.) Besides the presidential candidates, Sheldon's casino cash is buying some favorable legislation that would knock out some online gaming competitors. Thanks, Lindsey Graham, glad to see you're representing your good ol' Southern Baptist constituents! Enjoy the cartoon, and hold onto your hats now that the Supreme Court just threw more cash into the mix.


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