The White House is Not For Sale
America’s most powerful industries spent a record amount of money to purchase the White House and install an empty suit that would take orders directly from them. Didn’t work.
Sure, the Kochs and Adelsons and Wall Street barons can pump three times as much money into the next election. Ten times as much. But what good will it do? There’s only X number of TV channels and radio stations to run their commercials on; only X amount of space in newspapers and magazines and on billboards.
Critical Mass times ten isn’t any more critical or more massive.
During the last week of this election, the PACs still had millions of unspent dollars they had to spend. Since the swing states were already saturated with 24/7 commercials on every station, all the PACs could do was start bombarding the solidly red and blue states with their ads and hate messages. For what?
I wasn’t as alarmed by the Citizens United decision as most people were. I figured our “elected” officials were already drowning in bribes and “campaign contributions.” How much worse could it get? And we could always follow the money and see who’s bribing whom.
Then came the Dark Money: hundreds of millions of dollars “contributed” by anonymous bedwetting cowards who didn’t even have the balls to identify themselves. All they had to do was donate their money to a political organization that was disguised as a “charity” group. Charity organizations are tax-exempt and aren’t required to disclose the names of their donors.
It’s just a matter of time before the IRS comes to the no-brainer decision that these political organizations have ZERO to do with “charity” and therefore they have to pay taxes and they have to reveal the names of their donors.
And in the past few days, several of the above-mentioned bedwetting cowards have already been pulled out from under their rocks and dragged kicking and squealing and writhing into the sunlight.
Here and Here are two examples.
It’s a start.