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    wilderness voice, gabjoh, DCCyclone

    There was more conservative than liberal outside money in 2010, but not ridiculously more, and CU enabled our union money to match what conservative individuals could do pre-CU.

    •  Also Republicans wasted much of the money (3+ / 0-)
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      jjohnjj, Mimikatz, bartcopfan

      they got on ads that backfired, including primary season attacks on each other that Democrats seized on for the general; on voter suppression measures that got enraged voters to turn out in bigger numbers and wait in line as long as necessary; on computer systems that failed catastrophically; on unskewing poll data; and on outsourcing critical election infrastructure such as voter registration. That went to a criminal company that they had to fire during election season when it came under indictment in several states for shredding Democratic registrations. But worst of all, Mitt Romney got caught telling the truth during a fundraiser.

      I agree that the remedy for bad speech is more speech, not less, but I am holding out for public funding of elections. Not the ridiculous nickel-and-diming measures of the past that candidates opt out of and courts overturn, but sufficient funding to air all of the issues as much as anybody can stand. It is ridiculous to argue that spending a billion dollars on the discussion of how to manage an economy approaching $20 trillion dollars is too much, when subsidies in the hundreds of billions are on the line.

      Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

      by Mokurai on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 12:20:33 PM PDT

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