Tuesday, July 17, 2007

The Media Definition Of A "Staunch Republican"

The Chicago Sun-Times uses massive amounts of media dis-information in this report that states that Democrats are gaining ground. Take this section:

After watching the top five Democratic candidates for president speak before a trial lawyers' group Sunday, attorney Jim Ronca of Philadelphia, a staunch Republican, became certain of one thing: He is not going to vote Republican in the 2008 presidential election.

He will support the Democrats.

"I'm not only going to vote Democratic, I'm going to financially support the Democrats," Ronca said after a luncheon forum of the American Association for Justice, featuring Gov. Bill Richardson, Sen. Barack Obama, former Sen. John Edwards, Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Joe Biden. "The Republicans in Washington are an embarrassment."

Ronca said he was impressed with the Democrats' opposition to recent decisions of the U.S. Supreme Court, the refusal of the White House to hand over documents related to the firing of federal prosecutors, and the war in Iraq.

He will support the Dems. That's all good and great, but it's actually nothing new. Look at what the Opinion Journal found;

Here is a list of Ronca's campaign contributions from the last four election cycles:

  • 2006: $500 to Bob Casey, Democratic candidate for Senate.

  • 2004: $2,000 each to John Edwards and John Kerry, Democratic candidates for president; $1,000 to Allyson Schwartz, Democratic candidate for the House.

  • 2002: $500 to Arlen Specter, Republican senator.

  • 2000: $1,000 to Ron Klink, Democratic candidate for Senate; $250 to Patrick Casey, Democratic candidate for the House; $250 to Stewart Greenleaf, Republican candidate for the House.

So Ronca has given $6,750 to Democrats, nine times as much as the $750 he has given Republicans; and his most recent GOP donation was three elections ago. That is what the Chicago Sun-Times calls a "staunch Republican"? Seems to us there are probably stauncher ones.

11% of his donations were to Republicans, and 89% were to Democrats. That's one crazy right wing nut-job huh?