Wednesday, February 15, 2012

SUPERPAC dark money

From the tangled www:

“It’s hard to imagine that Santorum would actually beat Romney here (in Michigan),” said a GOP strategist. “If he does, the canary in the coal mine has died.” – Politico.

Surely a Muslim socialist can't be beating a mucho macho Mormon mensch.

The (SUPER) PACs are rotten and unfair. In the words of Democracy Now producers, the PAC money comes from a “secretive coterie” of donors. In the terrific coinage of Mother Jones editors, it’s “dark money,” a Lovecraftian monster that moves from state to state, dissolving the foundations of the republic. – David Weigel. Slate.

We don't have to worry, because these sums aren't donations! The donors expect something for the money, so it's more of a contract. – Blogger.

Calling Fox 'news' is like calling professional wrestling a 'sport.'

Valentine's Day. We celebrate this day when Saint Valentine was beaten to death with clubs and his head was cut off. This may or may not have something to do with love and chocolate. Johnny Hughes. Lubbock sage who is ever the romantic.


The South Plainsman said...

Agree about the "dark money." It should all be freely disclosed so we can see who is trying to buy our elections. This could easily be done if the politicians on every side of the issue would require the disclosure of any sum donated for a political purpose by the entity receiving it within a day of them having received it. Treat it just like campaign contributions.

The pols could do this.....if thwey really wanted to.

Bill Mercer said...

I take umbrage that professional "sport" wrestling would be mentioned in the same sentence with Fox news. Wrestling or as we call it "rassling" has deep philosophical roots and "honest" purveyors of the art. The late Killer Kox would have torn Bill O'reilly to shreds. ill

JohnSBoles said...

"Tangled www" Brilliant, hadn't thought of that.

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