One thing I don't understand is why no one talks about what really happens with political advertising money and how it inevitably ends up in the pockets of pro-Republican broadcasters and corporations. Everyone talks about the money going in. NO ONE talks about where that money ends up. I am truly mystified by the unquestioning willingness of progressives to donate their hard-earned money to progressive campaigns, who in turn hand that money over immediately to pro-corporate broadcasters. I'm not saying I know the answer to this dilemma, but it is a cycle which will always play in Republicans' favor in the long run and allow them to buy more and more advertising over time as revenues increase.
I hear someone shouting "troll" -- it's absolutely not the case. I'm questioning how we can get messages across without pouring money into the pockets of people who will then use it to promote the opposite message in a perpetual cycle. These are people whose money will not run out, as it ends up basically being filtered from one to another with almost unlimited TV ads in the middle, whereas ours disappears forever once that ad it helped to fund runs.
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Republicans essentially have a money laundering system in place when it comes to television advertising.... their money stays solidly in the hands of corporations the whole time. It goes from one to another, perhaps. But it is solidly being used to promote Republican and corporate causes... and cycles itself right back to readiness for that purpose immediately.
Democrats, however, are essentially giving money to Republicans that they will never, ever see again. Small donors, the millions that President Obama is rightfully proud of, are turning over funds to run ads at prices inflated grossly by Republican broadcasters. They donate those funds, the ads run, and the next time that money is used for advertising purposes, it will be used to promote Republican causes.... indefinitely.
Again, I don't know the solution. I am asking why it is not discussed more frequently. And asking what, perhaps, can be done about it. I understand, this time, that Obama has a lead over an incredibly inept candidate. What if the Republican candidate were not so inept? How can we tackle these things without just feeding the money we barely have into a system that will always reward conservatives in the long run because their funding is in a never-ending perpetual cycle, while our money just drains away?
Any thoughts? Mainly, I don't understand why this is not talked about all the time. Truly......