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  •  Does the bile rise for anybody else... (9+ / 0-)

    ...at the "yay liberals have our own Koch Brothers"/"meet your new benevolent plutocrat" excitement for this?

    Yes, we should play the game as it exists today. Yes, we should gladly take the money. I just hate the idea that we appear to be pawns in Bajillionaire Bowl.

    Almost everything you do will seem insignificant, but it is most important that you do it.

    by The Termite on Thu May 22, 2014 at 02:11:39 PM PDT

    •  Yes, Termite, it does for me (3+ / 0-)

      "Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."--Napoleon

      by Diana in NoVa on Thu May 22, 2014 at 02:12:47 PM PDT

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    •  I personally think... (1+ / 0-)
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      it's the height of hypocrisy for us to vilify the Kochs for their money spent in elections, sign petitions sponsored by Kos to remove money from politics and reverse Citizens United, and then lionize another bajillionaire because he is on our side. Repubes will always have more billionaires (and millionaires; nature of the beast) liking their politics than we will IMHO, and so we should not give up the desire and the fight to remove moneyed influence from our elections. The right to elect our leaders belongs to "We the People", not "We the Inherited and Ultra-successful", no matter whose side they are on.

      •  Agreed, but meanwhile (0+ / 0-)

        we shouldn't turn away any billionaires willing to put up their money for the causes we support.   Hypocrisy, be damned, it's called being realistic and pragmatic.  Idealism will have to wait for another day.

        3 guys walk into a bar. The fourth one ducks.

        by penelope pnortney on Fri May 23, 2014 at 05:05:55 PM PDT

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