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  •  I kind of agree with betson... (4+ / 0-)
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    there is something happening in WI and around the country... you can clearly see it in the gop primary race where all of Mitts MONEY cannot trump the dislike for him the gop base has...  instead of superpac money giving Mitt a hand UP on his opponents, that money is being used AGAINST Him.

    There was a time when negative ads ruled the day and won elections but people have to be pretty complacent for that to work and that is not the situation now.  NOW the meme is that the BIG money candidates are having their wins BOUGHT for them by their personal billionaire backers and we are learning WHO those backers are.

    its like each of the gop candidates has his billionaire backer tatooed to his face and no matter how he tries to hide that billionaire WE SEE HIM every time we see the candidate he owns.

    So will the Kbros money trump the peoples anger in WI this time....  I dont think so.

    "Orwell was an optimist"

    by KnotIookin on Mon Feb 20, 2012 at 10:42:24 AM PST

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    •  the problem with the Kochs (6+ / 0-)

      ad nauseum, is they still think 20th century - they think that money poured into the media will buy them an election. But the"net, the great leveler, is pretty independent of money, and will expose the back door dealings and corruption of the Kochs and their ilk. Let them spend - it will go into the economy, but money does not have the influence it used to - too many people use the net to learn about candidates and their backers, and there is no amount of money that can stop that..

      "Whenever the people are well-informed, they can be trusted with their own government" T. Jefferson

      by azureblue on Mon Feb 20, 2012 at 11:14:58 AM PST

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    •  I think we can thank the Occupy (1+ / 0-)
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      movement for some of this. Whether or not individual occupy actions are successful, it has significantly changed the focus of the discourse in the country

      Helping a food pantry on the Cheyenne River Reservation,Okiciyap." ><"

      by betson08 on Mon Feb 20, 2012 at 10:01:37 PM PST

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