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JUNE 4, 2012 12:01AM

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What's good for the oligarch is bad for the goose.

The Great Flood

money tsunamiCorporate money is pouring in to the race for Wisconsin's next governor in record amounts, and 70% of Republican Scott Walker's political donations are from out of state. Meanwhile, his opponent, Tom Barrett, is reaping only 30% of his total donations from out of state. That's quite a difference.

Now, factor-in that Walker has about twenty times as much to spend as Barrett and it's crystal clear that an election is being bought, all thanks to the five conservative members of the Supreme Court and their FABULOUS Citizens United decision. (That's sarcasm, by the way. The only thing "fabulous" about it is, well, nothing. Unless you like fascism.)

One more Walker note: The Department of Justice will probably indict Governor Walker on charges of mail or wire fraud after the election, win-or-lose. They can't do it now because such actions are verboten 60 days before an election. These will be serious charges so Wisconsites aren't voting for Scott Walker, they're voting for his second-in-command, Rebecca Kleefisch. This is not an improvement.

As for the presidential race, the Republicans already have about two billion bucks ready to go to promote their little Mormon quisling, most of which comes from billionaires averaging 66 years of age. Each is looking for a payoff that will benefit his business interests, and they will all profit from Romney’s pledge to eliminate inheritance taxes, extend the Bush tax cuts for the super-wealthy— and then slash the top tax rate by another 20 percent.

At least one of them has said they view these cash infusions as an “investment,” plain and simple. In themselves, of course.

So get ready for five months and two billion dollars worth of Kenya, socialism, birth certificates, and guns, 'cause, lord knows, Romney doesn't have anything else to run on.


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Great cartoon and if things work out it will all be wasted money...
Not entirely wasted, jmac - it will have flowed into the economy, trickling down from operatives to restaurant workers, cab drivers, etc.
Thanks for keeping your eye on this! Great post.
Investment...Waste is more like it. Shame doesn't even stink anymore.
I do hope we will win this one. TThe lawyers for both sides seem prepped for a possible recount. r.
Discouraging to read that 93% of the time the canddiate who has spent the most money in his campaign wins...."bought and sold for corporate gold" seems to be the rule.