Skip to main content

There is much complaining and  wringing of hands in the Kosmos over the Koch brothers over the financial contributions of the Koch brothers but to me this just raises the question where are all of our sugar daddies? Why can’t we pour money into some of our vulnerable states and buy a few elections just as they do. This isn’t about the moral high ground, it’s about winning elections, and to do that we need money. Find it over the fold.

It turns out that there are plenty of wealthy people on our team but we need to get some to increase their financial contributions so that we can compete in the elections. George Soros is not our only rich teammate. We have many celebrities on our side, each of which could easily toss a few million into a pack to win a designated seat.

Moreover, many of our elected officials are multimillionaires who could also donate large amounts of money to political action committees outside their own jurisdiction. Just take a look at the list here: We need to challenge these people to make significant contributions to the cause. We need to push our friends to buy some elections for us. Once Congress is again in our hands we can worry about reforming the system. Right now it is all about winning, by any means necessary. So let’s get of our friends for some serious money and go out and buy at least as many races as the dreaded Koch brothers.


How much should our wealthy donors give?

10%2 votes
5%1 votes
0%0 votes
10%2 votes
55%11 votes
20%4 votes

| 20 votes | Vote | Results

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site