"Money trumps politics” means that people will lose their political beliefs if paid enough money. For example, a radio station will air conservative talk radio—if that programming makes money because “money trumps politics.” The same station would air liberal talk radio if that programming made money. A politician might change a stance on an issue if there is a big-money campaign contributor. “Ultimately, it is money that trumps politics” was cited in print in 2003.
A similar saying is “math trumps politics.”
9 March 2003, The Sunday Gleaner (Kingston, Jamaica), “Beware the Ides of March—No justice, no peace” by Claude Mills, pg. 19, col. 4:
Ultimately, it is money that trumps politics, colour and even class prejudice. If you have enough money, and know the right people, they can’t touch you, that’s just the way it is.
The Sun (Baltimore, MD)
Money trumps politics in Sinclair’s calculations
The frenetically developing saga of the Sinclair Broadcast Group underscores a pronouncement of the late Jerome Robinson: “Trade knows neither politics nor religion.”
Mon Nov-29-04 12:59 AM
7. Clear Channel’s only in it for the money
CC is just a greedy monolithic broadcasting conglomerate, just like Infinity, Disney, Entercom and the like. Their president is whoever is on the piles of paper currency that the Mays family stuffs in their mattresses. Money trumps politics as far as CC is concerned. If a format consisting of nothing but farting sounds made huge sums of money or had the potential to, they’d do it.
July 26, 2006
Money Talks Louder than Politics
It is funny, but not surprising, how money trumps politics at the end of the day.
Money Trumps Politics: Elton John Performs For Rush Limbaugh
Post by Voyager » Tue Jun 08, 2010 6:26 am
Sir Elton reportedly got paid $1-million to play a few songs at Limbaugh’s wedding. What a sellout! He probably needs the cash. I mean, that would be like Adam Lambert singing for Pat Robertson’s funeral!
The council’s Public Safety Committee says the exception is justified because red light cameras provide a “significant benefit to public safety.”
Bravo Sierra! Money always trumps politics. FOLLOW THE MONEY....
13 posted on Monday, June 21, 2010 5:58:18 PM by BradtotheBone
The Ivory Tower of Babel:
Why the Social Sciences are Failing to Live Up to Their Promises
By David Demers
New York, NY: Algora Publishing
“Money trumps politics every time,” one UM (University of Minnesota—ed.) insider confided.
April 3, 2011
Money trumps politics
Posted by Doug Milhous J at 4:35 pm .
The NYT suggests that Donald Trump is just pretending to run for president to keep himself in the public eye and jack up the ratings on his reality show.
Kevin W Cosby
America is driven by money:
Money trumps race
Money trumps gender
Money trumps orientation
Money trumps politics
It’s called capitalism!
7:26 AM - 31 Oct 12
Money trumps politics. RT @NYMag: 13 popstars who sang for dictators. http://nym.ag/14QtNfb
7:19 AM - 3 Jul 13
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