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  •  Excuses, excuses... (0+ / 0-)

    That was the softest 70% you can conceive of. A 70% that would do little more than curl up and whimper to get what it said it wanted.

    If that 70% were willing to put its money where its mouth was, it could have collected enough cash to buy every member of Congress. If that's what it takes. Do the damned math. There are 314 million people in the United States. 70% of 314 million is 220 million. Now, suppose you could get even 10% of those people to contribute as little as a dollar a week. That would have raised well over a billion dollars, which cut up into campaign contributions, would have gone a long, long way.

    Compared to the reserve financial power of the population of the US as a whole, the Kochs and so on are bit players. Why do these latter have so much influence, then? They know what they want, they'll work for it, and they don't give up. Until a significant fraction of the population as a whole has these virtues, they'll continue to be fed shit sandwiches. And, I hate to say it, but they'll deserve them.

    "They smash your face in, and say you were always ugly." (Solzhenitsyn)

    by sagesource on Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 04:50:15 PM PDT

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    •  I've long advocated a "Congress, tell (0+ / 0-)

      us your price" campaign, and then raising enough, er, free speech to buy, er, make a compelling argument.

      I was thinking we'd start the campaign with a telethon or summat, on NBC, or maybe ABC, or CBS, or .... but I'm not sure where we'd start that.


      Actual Democrats is the surest, quickest, route to More Democrats

      by Jim P on Mon Jun 17, 2013 at 06:02:54 PM PDT

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