Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Paying to be the President: There’s no mystery anymore


Well, hell.

No use trying to deny the guy with the campaign with the most money is likely to be our next president.

It’s no secret anymore. Kinda makes me sad to see it. Buying the presidency wasn’t always such a slap in the face affair…  

“After months on the sidelines, major liberal donors including the financier George Soros are preparing to inject up to $100 million into independent groups to aid Democrats’ chances this fall. But instead of going head to head with the conservative “super PACs” and outside groups that have flooded the presidential and Congressional campaigns with negative advertising, the donors are focusing on grass-roots organizing, voter registration and Democratic turnout.” (news source)

The liberals have decided they can’t raise as much money as the conservatives so their taking the campaign to the ground by taking “injections of money” from people like George Soros to the tune of $100 million. Somehow this is supposed to give them some high ground – I’m not sure how.

“The departure from the conservatives’ approach, which helped Republicans wrest control of the House in 2010, partly reflects liberal donors’ objections to the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, which paved the way for super PACs and unbridled campaign spending.

But in interviews, donors and strategists involved in the effort said they also did not believe they could match advertising spending by leading conservative groups like American Crossroads and Americans for Prosperity, and instead wanted to exploit what they see as the Democrats’ advantage in grass-roots organizing.” (news source)


Today’s version of Grass Roots is remarkably different than in past decades.

As far as I can see, the only green in Grass Roots this year is currency…and lots of it. And it’s going to flood the political coffers in your community soon.

It’s just no fun anymore. We all know what this election means: the beginning of the end of our individual vote really counting. Hail to Super PACS! and lawns paved with currency. I liked it better when we weren’t really sure if we were being screwed or not!     


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