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  •  in my opinion (5+ / 0-)
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    jamess, beltane, myboo, phonegery, jfromga

    ...the number one message that Democrats need to be getting out there is exactly how extreme the money situation has become. My guess is that your average, everyday citizen, who is focused on getting or keeping a job to put food on the table and pay the mortgage, does not have the foggiest idea about what five of the most corrupt Supreme Court Injustices (Scalia, Thomas, Alito, Kennedy & Roberts, in their Citizens United ruling/abomination/in-kind contribution to the Republican Party) have done to this country.

    It seems to me that Democrats simply have to do a better job of conveying how extremely unfair the system is to average, everyday citizens.

    •  excellent points, all (0+ / 0-)


      It's no longer our fathers' Election-Rigging.


      thanks wdrath


      What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
      -- Maslow ...... my list.

      by jamess on Thu Jun 07, 2012 at 07:38:33 PM PDT

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      •  jamess - do have we any evidence that (0+ / 0-)

        big, public, for profit companies like Big Oil, Big Pharma, Insurance, or Investment Banks have entered the political arena in 2012?

        From what I have seen to date it looks like the really big money is coming from individuals.

        "let's talk about that"

        by VClib on Thu Jun 07, 2012 at 09:02:47 PM PDT

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          Wisconsin Recall Breaks Record Thanks To Outside Cash

          Center for Public Integrity, on huffingtonpost.com --  Jun 03, 2012

          [...]
          The unions, however, have struggled to keep up with Walker’s deep-pocketed, anti-union friends. They include the Republican Governors Association, which received a $1 million contribution from conservative billionaire David Koch in February, and billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson.
          [...]

          The Republican Governors Association has spent roughly $4 million on campaign ads through its Right Direction Wisconsin PAC since April 23. But because the RGA’s PAC is based out-of-state, it only has to disclose to state regulators its donations coming from inside Wisconsin, a glaring loophole.

          Of its most recent $4 million outlay, the RGA raised only a little over $7,000 from inside the state.

          The RGA does have to report donors to the IRS, and its 2012 first quarter filing reveals a $500,000 donation from the Chamber of Commerce and a $1 million February contribution from Koch.
          [...]

          How Koch Industries has staked its Claim on Wisconsin
          by jamess -- Jun 03, 2012


          What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
          -- Maslow ...... my list.

          by jamess on Thu Jun 07, 2012 at 09:48:39 PM PDT

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          •  jamess - thanks for the comment (0+ / 0-)

            but it does not answer my question. The Koch Bros may be making contributions personally or from their private corporation, there is little difference.

             My question was big, public companies like Big Oil? Have we seen the fingerprints of Exxon?

            "let's talk about that"

            by VClib on Thu Jun 07, 2012 at 10:03:39 PM PDT

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            •  501c (0+ / 0-)

              are untrackable.


              I never mentioned Exxon.  Read my post again.


              What is necessary to change a person is to change his awareness of himself.
              -- Maslow ...... my list.

              by jamess on Thu Jun 07, 2012 at 10:07:26 PM PDT

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              •  jamess - I never said you mentioned Exxon (0+ / 0-)

                My question is have we seen big public companies in the 2012 election cycle yet? I haven't seen it and I personally don't think the Fortune 1000 will be involved. Given that they have both shareholders and customers across the political spectrum I think they will sit out the 2012 general election.

                "let's talk about that"

                by VClib on Thu Jun 07, 2012 at 10:13:46 PM PDT

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