More left wing ignorance

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    All these articles and all of the left wing media's hand-wringing about Super-PACs.

    "They are buying elections!" "Money is ruining elections!" "The 1% are buying our future!" "The sky is falling!"

    "Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhh!!!!!!!!!!"

    Unless I woke up in another dimension, votes from actual people count. Unless things have drastically changed, the Super-PAC money doesn't go to voters in return for some kind of guarantee that they will vote a certain way.

    Is the left just saying stupid shit in preparation for what they will push on us if obama loses? If they lose the Senate and the White House will they try to claim it was because the 1% or the EEEEEEEEEVILL corporations bought the election?

    I guarantee you that if Super-PACs were contributing more to obama than to Romney, the left would consider it the best and most fair thing to ever happen to elections. So what if they are spending a bajillion dollars on attack ads? It isn't as if obama only had a dollar to his name and couldn't afford to buy attack ads. In fact, ads attacking Romney is practically all I've seen so far. The sheer number of attack ads against Romney make ads against obama appear as rare as a Lindsey Lohan appearance in AA meetings, as scarce as a pair of flats in Ryan Seacrest's shoe rack.

    Um....sorry, channeling Dennis Miller for a minute there.

    Anyway, if your point is the question of whether politicians are then beholden to those corporations and special interest groups after they win well, if you believe that they aren't beholden to them already, you are more out of touch with reality than Gary Busey on heroin.
     
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    Money is indeed ruining our political system, and which party may be benefiting more at any given time is irrelevant.

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    shhhhhhh... facts are meaningless to him.

    imagine his fauxrage if the SuperPAC's were on the other foot...

    you know, like they lose their minds about union donations.
     
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    Actually, I'm referring to elections, but I'll agree that money is ruining politics.

    Money is, but it's the money needed for a politician to run that is ruining it. An person with an income of $70k/year and many great ideas, couldn't run for public office. It would bankrupt him in a heartbeat. That's different from the PAC money. PAC money isn't ruining politics.
     
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    Wow, Predfan. You accomplished something there. You managed to be much less funny than the unfunny guy that you were "channelling".

    Mac is right. The issues of campaign finance reform and lobbyist interest in government should be things we agree on as concerned citizens.
     
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    What facts? He presented no facts.

    When obama was projected to raise a billion dollars for his re-election bid, you didn't hear me say that they sky is falling.

    Have some coffe Jillian, you are off your game this morning.
     
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    We have the best government that money can buy.
    Hows that working out?
     
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    Obamavider is falling short of his fundraising goals. If he wasn't this wouldn't even be up for discussion. ;)
     
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    Yeah well, he gets paid to do it and I don't.

    Funny hiow you lefties are only concerned when you side is on the short end of that stick.
     
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    You are saying that money put obama where he is?
     

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