Navel gazing 101: both sides do it, they’re all the same, there’s no difference between the two parties
Poll: 1/4th Of Americans Less Likely To Vote Because Of Super PACs – A new poll by the Brennan Center of Justice found thatone in four Americans are less likely to vote in 2012 because of fears that candidates are catering to interests of super PAC donors. “Unlimited spending by supposedly independent super PACs is creating widespread perceptions of corruption and undermining public confidence that elected officials serve in the public interest,” Adam Skaggs, senior counsel for the Brennan Center’s Democracy program, said in a statement.
Eight of the Top Ten 2012 Super PAC Donors Are Republicans
Notably, the top three Super PAC donors are all Republicans, and their more than $45 million in contributions adds up to more than four times the total spending by the remainder of the top ten:
These totals may also understate the total amount of spending by these wealthy right-wing benefactors because donors can keep their identities secret by funneling their money into non-profit arms of political organizations. Sixty-two percent of the $123 million raised by Karl Rove’s “Crossroads” political empire in 2010 and 2011, for example, came from secret donors.
I’m quite sure your non-participation will teach everyone a huge lesson. Corruption — look away! Those wealthy donors and the politicians they want in Congress (to pass more deregulation, more tax cuts, more austerity!) will be so disappointed that all the fragile butterflies decided to opt-out of yet another election. Just like in 2010, the teaparty thanks you.
Thank God none of the progressive hard work and heavy lifting of the past 100 years depended on the frail sensibilities of this modern emoprog-all-or-nothing mentality that’s way too common in our country today.
Besides, voting is so mainstream.