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  •  Unfortunately those dollars did work (5+ / 0-)

    What they bought in all the states Obama and Democratic Congressional candidates won was close.  Every one of those races should have been blowouts.  That we sweated at all in them was a travesty and can be attributed to the endless parade of expensive attack ads.  While I'm awash in the glow of NATIONAL victories today, I'm sitting in my home state of Arizona seeing the defeat of one of the best slates of Democratic candidates that I've seen in my lifetime and horrific people being retained or elected, much needed propositions defeated.  Outside money is hugely to blame.  Hell, even here on Daily Kos, every day for the last month I was bombarded with ads for Jeff Flake or denouncements of Rich Carmona.  The state of my birth is about to die financially because of last night's results.  The rape of our resources and handouts to the wealthy will be complete.  Our public schools will fall apart, the private prison industry will flourish and racism will be bolstered.  It's a bittersweet morning.

    "A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism." -- Carl Sagan

    by artmartin on Wed Nov 07, 2012 at 05:41:39 AM PST

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