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...but only if those donors are Teacher's Unions. Yesterday at the NBC Education Nation Forum. http://www.rawstory.com/...


“Jeb Bush stood up to the teachers unions in Florida and that made a difference,” Romney said. “We simply can’t have a setup where the teachers unions can contribute tens of millions of dollars to the campaigns of politicians and then those politicians, when elected, stand across from them at the bargaining table, supposedly to represent the interests of the kids. I think it’s a mistake. I think we’ve got to get the money out of the teachers unions going into campaigns. It’s the wrong way for us to go. We’ve got to separate that.

Raw Story (http://s.tt/...)

Um, er, What?

Ok, so let me get this straight.

When groups gather together, collectively, to put Millions upon Millions of dollars into campaigns - "It's the wrong way for us to go" - when those same politicians, who've received all that cash and are dependent on it for their re-election, have to make critical decisions and bargain with the groups who gave them the cash?

So basically Mitt Romney has just come out against Citizen's United?

Or does he only want to "separate that" when it comes to Union Contributions but not Corporate contributions?

How's that supposed to work?

You would think after his last two weeks of saying really. bad. no. good. dumb. shit. stuff. like the other day when he admitted that Obama Hasn't Raised Taxes in his first 4 years that Mitt Romney wouldn't try to layout a policy position that he was against campaign donations - at a time when his last and second best hope (after voter suppression) of winning the Presidency is dependent on the massive pools of dark money from Super Pacs?

Maybe it's because spending by Democratic and Liberal SuperPac's are actually beginning to catch up of the Republican/Conservative spending.

In April, the month the general presidential election unofficially began, conservative super PACs doubled the spending of their liberal counterparts $5 million to $2.5 million and made up 59 percent of total super PAC expenditures. Left-leaning super PACs accounted for just 30 percent of all super PAC money that month, but their share grew to 35 percent in May and jumped up another nine percentage points last month.

One reason super PACs on the left are slowly catching up? Wealthy liberals are becoming more willing to open up their wallets. Conservatives still account for nine of the top ten donors to super PACs this cycle, but 12 of the top 30 contributors have now written seven-figure checks to liberal super PACs.

So obviously....
It’s the wrong way for us to go. We’ve got to separate that.
Yeah, I'll bet.

Vyan


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