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Dolphins Owner Wants to Sell His Stake Before Obama Raises Taxes

First, I don't think Obama will win next Tuesday. DJ has done a fantastic job outlining how badly these polls have been because their party ID weights have been in the Democrats' favor by 7 - 10 percentage points. In 2006, an awful year for the GOP, the Dems had only a three percent advantage. In 2004 the parties were even. If you actually weigh the polls correctly, then this thing is so close it's a virtual tie. Nonetheless, this comment from the Dolphins owner is pretty darn funny:

Dolphins owner H. Wayne Huizenga said Sunday no date has been set for selling up to 45 percent more of the team to Stephen Ross, but the presidential election is among the issues weighing on his decision.

That's because a Barack Obama administration is expected to mean higher capital-gains taxes.

"He wants to double the capital gains tax, or almost double it," Huizenga said. "I'd rather give it to charity than to him."

That had to have smarted. Besides, Huizenga's money would be distributed far more efficiently than if it were to go to the government.


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He's not the only one. Peo... (Below threshold)

He's not the only one. People in the stock market have been heading for the exits all year.

I thought rich people wante... (Below threshold)

I thought rich people wanted to be patriotic and pay more taxes like good old Warren Buffett.

Good luck selling the team,... (Below threshold)
Kevin:

Good luck selling the team, which has almost certainly lost a lot of its value under the McCain-supported economic policies of George Bush. Anyone who's watched Huzienga run this team (before finally bringing in Bill Parcells to try to salvage what's left of the team's worth) over the years can tell that he's always been about the money. Lost his starting QB and star RB last year, then trades away his start WR to shave more money off the payrolls.

And I'm waiting to see a Wizbang story about the Arkansas and Tennessee skinheads who threatened to rob a gun store, shoot up a school of black children and kill Barack Obama. I realize they're not representative of most Republicans/conservatives, but these kind of people are the ones listening to and buying your message. Sarah Palin is stirring up this kind of hatred and intolerance everywhere she goes.

Thank heaven for intelligent, realistic, honest conservatives like Ken Adelman, who said:

"So I've considered myself less of a partisan than an ideologue. I cared about conservative principles, and still do, instead of caring about the GOP.

"Granted, McCain's views are closer to mine than Obama's. But I've learned over this Bush era to value competence along with ideology. Otherwise, our ideology gets discredited, as it has so disastrously over the past eight years.

"McCain's temperament -- leading him to bizarre behavior during the week the economic crisis broke -- and his judgment -- leading him to Wasilla -- depressed me into thinking that "our guy" would be a(nother) lousy conservative president. Been there, done that.

"I'd rather a competent moderate president. Even at a risk, since Obama lacks lots of executive experience displaying competence (though his presidential campaign has been spot-on). And since his Senate voting record is not moderate, but depressingly liberal. Looming in the background, Pelosi and Reid really scare me.

"Nonetheless, I concluded that McCain would not -- could not -- be a good president. Obama just might be."

I'm sure that couldn't have been easy for Adelman, and the number of thinking Conservatives jumping the McCain ship says volumes.

Kevin - "I realize they... (Below threshold)
marc:

Kevin - "I realize they're not representative of most Republicans/conservatives, but these kind of people are the ones listening to and buying your message. Sarah Palin is stirring up this kind of hatred and intolerance everywhere she goes."

Of course is it Kevin, we all know neo-nazi skinheads have never threatened anyone or anything "before Palin."

Oh wait...

Then, you follow that happy horseshit of a comment with this:

"Thank heaven for intelligent, realistic, honest conservatives like Ken Adelman"

Yea,. good thing. Good thing you're not in the same category.

I would love to buy an NFL ... (Below threshold)
Imhotep:

I would love to buy an NFL team. The tax issue looms large when your talking about $600 million (roughly 45% current value of average NFL teams).

"Sarah Palin is stirring... (Below threshold)
ODA315:

"Sarah Palin is stirring up this kind of hatred and intolerance everywhere she goes."

Hmmmm.....I wonder if her effigy being hung in West Hollywood is stirring up hatred and intolerance as well? What do you think Kevin? Or how about all that hatred generated by her when the Obama trolls trashed her daughter Crystal inferring she was the mother of, what some fine lefties referred to as, the retard. Boy, that Sarah is sure a hate machine.

Please go back to watching Mr. Rogers reruns and leave the thinking to those who can.




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