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(Politico)   Koch brothers and Karl Rove plan to spend (pinky finger) 1 billion dollars to defeat President Obama   (politico.com) divider line 26
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2012-05-30 09:45:53 PM  
6 votes:
They're burning liberty and democracy to the ground for the sake of a few dollars more and yet I'm the one who has had to run from riot cops.
2012-05-31 12:25:40 AM  
4 votes:

Knight of the Woeful Countenance: Isn't there anything better that they could spend that money on? I mean, a billion dollars could buy a lot of crazy investments in far reaching technologies that would make them far richer than any tax cuts they might squeeze out of Rmoney.

I just do not understand the mentality of a Republican that thinks like this.


It's quite simple, actually. They're spending all that money to:
1. put a corporate puppet in the white house who will push this country further toward becoming a fully owned subsidiary of Wall Street LLC, INC, CO, .com, PDQ than at any time in its history,

2. make sure that by the time all the laws they want are passed they will be able to drill, dynamite, dig up, dump on, dredge, destroy, and decimate any plot of land they want in their quest for profits, including your front lawn,

and 3. making things the way they used to be, with women in their place (the kitchen and the bedroom), gays in their place (in the closet), all other minorities and young people moved to the land of ShutTheF*ckUP, and most important of all - getting that black ni&&er out of their white house and returning it to its rightful inhabitants... white men... as GOD INTENDED.

That's the plan, and the Koch Bros, along with their billionaire friends, will have their hands up RMoney's ass like Jim Henson did Kermit the Frog. They expect a sizable ROI on this, and they shall have it... at our expense.

People think the middle class is getting sh*t on now... just wait. What they are doing is not about money... they have enough of that for several hundred lifetimes. This is about power... the power to control your life. The power to have things the way they want. The power to remake the nation and by extension the world into the place of their dreams... and our nightmares.
2012-05-30 09:41:53 PM  
4 votes:
Isn't there anything better that they could spend that money on? I mean, a billion dollars could buy a lot of crazy investments in far reaching technologies that would make them far richer than any tax cuts they might squeeze out of Rmoney.

I just do not understand the mentality of a Republican that thinks like this.
2012-05-30 09:38:07 PM  
3 votes:
This is Obama's secret plan to revitalize the economy. That magnificent bastard.
2012-05-31 01:26:28 AM  
2 votes:

archichris: [fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net image 640x438]


Hmm... 23 different organizations, comprising millions of people, over 24 years, contributed how much?
While two brothers, by themselves, over that same time period contributed...?
BTW, the Kochs have pledged another one hundred million dollars this year alone, so I think you may need to adjust your FoxNews graphic.

RMoney's campaign has raised $51.9 million through its PACs, $8.7 million of that on just one month (March) alone, and 97% of that money came from people contributing $25,000 or more list The Koch brothers haven't thrown their $100 mil into the mix yet.

In comparison, over the same period President Obama's campaign has raised 96% of it's money from large ($25,000+) donors, yet they have only contributed $9 million, $2.5 million in March.

Now... who's buying the elections? Check here.

In essence, that was a really stupid graphic, and you're really stupid for posting it.
2012-05-30 10:57:28 PM  
2 votes:

BarkingUnicorn: I'm wondering if hyper-spending on campaigns is going to work, or if swing voters will be turned off by the bombardment.


That's exactly the point; the goal isn't to get anyone to vote for Romney or, even, to get them to vote against Obama. The goal is get the voters so disgusted with either the system or the candidates that they stay home. When turnout is low, Republicans win. When turnout is very low, Republicans win big. One side effect is that even if Obama wins the election, they expect to make large gains in the down-ballot votes and also having piled up so much filth on Obama that he won't be able to govern effectively--which is the same as Romney winning for their purposes.
2012-05-30 10:36:28 PM  
2 votes:

Knight of the Woeful Countenance: Isn't there anything better that they could spend that money on? I mean, a billion dollars could buy a lot of crazy investments in far reaching technologies that would make them far richer than any tax cuts they might squeeze out of Rmoney.

I just do not understand the mentality of a Republican that thinks like this.


No, the Kochs expect to make every penny back, and then some. Brother, if the repubs win, you ain't seen nuthin' yet.
2012-05-30 09:52:40 PM  
2 votes:

enry: Knight of the Woeful Countenance: Isn't there anything better that they could spend that money on? I mean, a billion dollars could buy a lot of crazy investments in far reaching technologies that would make them far richer than any tax cuts they might squeeze out of Rmoney.

I just do not understand the mentality of a Republican that thinks like this.

What else will they do with that money? Pay taxes?


That's kind of my point... they're spending a billion dollars to avoid paying less than one percent more of that in taxes... it boggles the mind.
2012-05-30 09:48:29 PM  
2 votes:
Obama can withstand all the spending but where we're doomed is at local and state levels. Citizens United will be the death of democracy unless something is done but of course it won't be because the money will be spent to prevent it. I feel sorry for any of you that have children growing up in this land of ours.
2012-05-31 09:42:29 AM  
1 votes:
i.imgur.com

/make that a billion
2012-05-31 03:58:58 AM  
1 votes:

archichris: [fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net image 640x438]


Okay, so you have a graph of dozens of Union donations over a period of 20 years, measured up against one corporation's donation in 1 year?

.....are you really this farking stupid?

Let's measure ALL corps vs ALL unions in ALL years. Keep in mind that only 12% of the workforce is unionized.

Who do you think has all the power?
2012-05-31 03:51:49 AM  
1 votes:

Knight of the Woeful Countenance: Isn't there anything better that they could spend that money on? I mean, a billion dollars could buy a lot of crazy investments in far reaching technologies that would make them far richer than any tax cuts they might squeeze out of Rmoney.

I just do not understand the mentality of a Republican that thinks like this.


I think to them, owning the US government is like owning a genie and getting unlimited wishes.
2012-05-31 03:43:40 AM  
1 votes:

Nadie_AZ: Even Team GOP has to see this.


You forget that they are Team GOP.
2012-05-31 01:40:40 AM  
1 votes:

archichris: [fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net image 640x438]


I like when you take groups that have millions of members and compare them to two guys. I especially like that we determine this on the basis of money. I also can't help but notice your calculations are based on donations to candidates, not to SuperPacs... I'd pretend to wonder why that is, but I think we both already know.
2012-05-31 12:07:44 AM  
1 votes:

Huggermugger: Knight of the Woeful Countenance: Isn't there anything better that they could spend that money on? I mean, a billion dollars could buy a lot of crazy investments in far reaching technologies that would make them far richer than any tax cuts they might squeeze out of Rmoney.

I just do not understand the mentality of a Republican that thinks like this.

Because they will reap at least $100 billion if Romney wins.


This. The corporate windfall represented by a Republican in the White House, a Congress stymied by a Republican minority, and a right-leaning Supreme Court would be a field day for them.

The 99% would be in for hell, simply put, as the 1% continue to unwind the protections this country put in place over the last century to prevent another set of robber barons stomping a mudhole into the country's economy. These sharks smell blood in the water, and so they're throwing in a billion dollars worth of chum.
x23
2012-05-30 10:58:21 PM  
1 votes:

The Why Not Guy: Congress needs to deal with this.


fairly certain a big portion of that billion is to make sure there are people in Congress who never will.
2012-05-30 10:55:30 PM  
1 votes:
this is obscene.
2012-05-30 10:47:52 PM  
1 votes:
Think of all the money in political ads all over the country going to infrastructure instead, and every candidate getting the exact same budget to get their message out, with PACs being outlawed.

To me that's an absolutely beautiful thought, and our corporate overlords can just suck it.
rxs
2012-05-30 10:33:57 PM  
1 votes:
Has anyone done a study on the impact of all this spending on the economy? It would be awesome if they improved the economy in enough battleground states to put 0bama back in the White House.
2012-05-30 10:17:14 PM  
1 votes:

Nadie_AZ: You can bet your ass that Romney will be owned by these men, lock, stock and barrel, should he win.

Citizen's United was a terrible decision. And this is the consequence. Even Team GOP has to see this.


Like every other tactic they try, they won't perceive the danger until the same tactics are used against them.
2012-05-30 10:14:56 PM  
1 votes:
Here's a chilling story about the recklessness of billion dollar campaigns. Link
2012-05-30 10:14:36 PM  
1 votes:
Elections in the US have become nothing more than an industry. A multi-billion dollar industry. It's not really about democracy or ideas. It's about raising money and, more importantly, spending that money. Think of all the people who have a stake in the business of elections. Not just the politicians, but the fundraisers, the pundits, the advertising people, TV, radio and other media. The list can go on and on. Is it any wonder why we sem to have non-stop elections and nothing ever seems to get done?
2012-05-30 10:11:44 PM  
1 votes:
If there are enough undecided voters even left who can be swayed by a shiatload of marketing then we just need to burn the whole thing down and start anew.
2012-05-30 09:52:42 PM  
1 votes:
And somehow, they'll find a way to "write it off" so the taxpayer pays for it.
(Just guessin')
2012-05-30 09:50:48 PM  
1 votes:
A fool and his money...
2012-05-30 09:50:38 PM  
1 votes:

malaktaus: Nadie_AZ:

Citizen's United was a terrible decision. And this is the consequence. Even Team GOP has to see this.

You don't really believe that, do you?


Only if they lose.
 
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