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TPTB: Same big contributors to both parties’ presidential candidates

Follow politics long enough, you eventually become cynical — really cynical. There’ve been whispers that no matter whom the Democrat and Republican Parties choose to be their respective presidential candidates, the selection is really made behind the scenes by shadowy The Powers That Be (TPTB).

Now, Tyler Durden of ZeroHedge offers tantalizing evidence of the identities of at least some members of TPTB.

Take a look at the three rosters below.

The one on the left is a list of top contributors to Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign. The chart in the middle is a list of top contributors to Barack Obama’s winning 2008 presidential campaign. The chart on the right is a list of top contributors to George W. Bush’s winning 2004 presidential campaign.

~Click charts to enlarge~

Source: OpenSecrets here, here and here.

And, just for comparison, here is the list of top contributors to John McCain losing 2008 presidential campaign. Goldman Sachs liked McCain about 75% less than Obama, and — SURPRISE, SURPRISE — McCain lost!

H/t our beloved Joseph!