No one knows for sure what people do in the voting booth. Our votes are anonymous. However, donations to candidates and political parties are a matter of public record. And now you can easily view them, thanks to the Fundrace 2008 mashup put together by the folks at the Huffington Post.
Yep! You could be living next door to someone who funds a candidate who jokes about bombing Iran — or obliterating it — and not even know it. We’re talking about the incineration of thousands of innocent men, women and children! Your coworker could be supporting the party that brought us the Iraq war, legalized torture, environmental catastrophes, economic ruin, and so much more. Until now it was difficult to find out. But not anymore!
Now you can easily search by name, by profession, by geographical location, and by employer (including 2004 donations). These people have literally put themselves on the map! Their cash donations have enabled the unmitigated disaster the last eight years have been, the corruption, the incompetence, the blind arrogance, the war crimes, the thousands of deaths, the violations of human rights… The least we can do is invite them over for tea and cookies, and some frank discussion of values 😉 I’m not suggesting you employ any “special methods of questioning.” But why not take the opportunity to dissuade them from supporting state sponsored murder?
The site is http://fundrace.huffingtonpost.com/, or just click on the map below:
Whether that new guy you’re seeing is actually a Republican or just
dresses like one?
FundRace makes it easy to search by name or address to
see which presidential candidates your friends, family, co-workers, and
neighbors are contributing to. Or you can see if your favorite
celebrity is putting money where their mouth is.
FundRace gives you the technology to do what politicians and
journalists have been doing for years: find out where the money’s
coming from, see who it’s going to, and solve the mystery of why that
crazy ex-roommate of yours is now the Ambassador to Turks and Caicos.
If you use the site, or contact your neighbor, coworker or family member because of it. Drop me a line and tell me how it goes!