The Koch brothers have announced that their fundraising network will raise close to $1 billion to elect the next president of the United States — who could easily appoint four Justices to the Supreme Court. Ted Cruz’s presidential Super PACs say the junior Senator has commitments of $31 million for his run at being America’s Next Top Rick Santorum. Jeb Bush is plotting to spend $50 million to win Florida alone.
Meanwhile, the Supreme Court won’t even hear a case that could disenfranchise 300,000 voters in Wisconsin, even though there’s zero evidence the law does anything, except disenfranchise voters. Because you need ID to vote but not one to buy an election. And this is just the beginning of the chicanery we can expect for 2016, the first presidential election since 1968 where Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act will be useless as Republican governors control the “voting mechanisms” in several key swing states.
It’s as if they’re saying, “What are you going to do about it?”
If you’re reading about this, you obviously care about the future of the middle class and worry about an election that could set the course of America directly into another iceberg like the one that hit us in 2001.
Conservatives decided decades ago they needed a permanent campaign that cultivates, spreads and refines conservative ideas. They’ve crafted a “Long Con” and made it so easy that Sean Hannity can do it.
Meanwhile liberals have watched as the institutions that built the middle class — primarily unions — have been systemically stunted by that Con, which has been backed by the full force the business community. This has helped turn our economy into a “Winner-Takes-All” system designed to suck most of the gains to the richest .01 of America, who then buy elections anonymously.
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