Besides President Obama and the democrats, there was another big winner in this year’s election – democracy. Despite all the big money that went into the right to try and buy this election, democracy did prevail.
And who was the big loser? In a case of absolute irony, it so happens the biggest loser was a man who made his fortune on people losing bets:
Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson vowed to spend as much as $100 million to defeat President Barack Obama and help the GOP take control of Congress. According to two GOP fundraisers with close ties to the Las Vegas billionaire, he made good on that promise — and then some. Adelson ultimately upped the ante, spending closer to a previously unreported $150 million, the fundraisers said.
Even more ironic is the fact that people like Adelson are the very same people who whine and bitch if their taxes go up a percent or two. Hopefully their loss in the election will cost them more by the way of taxes. It’s time for these people to give back to the country that helped make them.