I hope that the Koch Brothers hires Bain to do the audit

From The Atlantic:

“Like American Crossroads and the Republican National Committee, the Koch brothers are trying to figure out why they couldn’t beat President Obama — and several Democratic Senate candidates in red states. The Kochs have delayed their twice-a-year meetings with big conservative donors until they’ve finished their audit, Politico’s Kenneth P. Vogel reports. The results of the audit will be presented at an April seminar, Vogel writes, adding, “Early indications suggest that they’ll continue playing in politics but will tweak their approach to reflect 2012 lessons.”

OK, snark aside, this is alarming. It is like the rise of the machines to me. It is easy to say that the 2012 Goat Rodeo was a clusterf*** led by The Stench all the way down the ticket, but it is not exactly true: the GOP still holds a majority in Congress (if only because of gerrymandering) which they will continue to hold as long as they can keep the districts twisted and turned into their favor.

The larger issue here is the terrible Citizens United SCOTUS ruling. As long as that remains in place, we will have corporate rule, and corporations being both immortal and above the law, they will see no problem in funding their candidates, even if they loose. It is the cost of doing business.

Sen. Bernie Sanders has proposed a constitutional amendment that would overturn the Supreme Court decision in a case called Citizens United vs. FEC:

  • Corporations are not persons with constitutional rights equal to real people.
  • Corporations are subject to regulation by the people.
  • Corporations may not make campaign contributions or any election expenditures.
  • Congress and states have the power to regulate campaign finances.

I suggest everyone go to Bernie Sanders site, sign the petition and hope that the Dim-o-Crats develop a spine (hahahaha, I kid, we’re f***ed. But at least go down with a fight.)

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0 Responses to I hope that the Koch Brothers hires Bain to do the audit

  1. Dimitrios says:

    I LOVE your flag!

    But I hope no one here salutes it.


  2. Bernie is my hero, on a par with Jesus and my Dad. He’s been speaking Truth to Power for many years and surviving in the political arena because he’s so undeniably right.

    I’d vote for Bernie for President in a heartbeat, except that if he ran, his brakes would fail or something. Our Corporate Overlords would never sit for it.

    PS, FINALLY there’s someone in office who’s got his back – Elizabeth Warren.




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