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(Washington Post)   Newt Gingrich expresses concern that ultra-rich donors like Sheldon Adelson may have too much influence on the American political process. That's the joke   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 72
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2014-03-29 10:34:05 PM
The answer? Candidates should be able to raise the kind of massive sums that super PACs can

So his answer to too much money is more money?
 
2014-03-29 10:37:37 PM
It gets expensive keeping Callista in live, staked orphans
 
2014-03-29 10:40:04 PM
The answer? Candidates should be able to raise the kind of massive sums that super PACs can

No, Subby,  that's the joke.
 
2014-03-29 10:40:32 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: It gets expensive keeping Callista in live, staked orphans


I think you meant orphan steaks

/same idea, though
 
2014-03-29 10:56:32 PM

fusillade762: The answer? Candidates should be able to raise the kind of massive sums that super PACs can

So his answer to too much money is more money?


He just wants to cut out the middleman.
 
2014-03-29 11:00:37 PM
Translation: He's not giving me any money this time around, so piss on him
 
2014-03-29 11:04:01 PM

Lenny_da_Hog: The answer? Candidates should be able to raise the kind of massive sums that super PACs can

No, Subby,  that's the joke.


Gingrich is the joke.
 
2014-03-29 11:12:43 PM

enry: Lenny_da_Hog: The answer? Candidates should be able to raise the kind of massive sums that super PACs can

No, Subby,  that's the joke.

Gingrich is the joke.


Yeah... another classic example of conservative humor
 
2014-03-29 11:56:38 PM
Come one he doesn't mean people like Sheldon Adelson, you know who he means
encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2014-03-30 12:45:29 AM
Sigh.
 
2014-03-30 12:52:04 AM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: It gets expensive keeping Callista in live, staked orphans


i.imgur.com
 
2014-03-30 01:00:09 AM
Congratulations, John Roberts. You've made America into a monarchy. Go fark yourself.
 
2014-03-30 02:19:49 AM
Never mind that what Adelson gave him last time would last any normal person a lifetime.. we need to make sure everyone knows that America runs on bribery.
 
2014-03-30 02:22:08 AM

Somacandra: Mr. Coffee Nerves: It gets expensive keeping Callista in live, staked orphans

[i.imgur.com image 500x352]


Dammit, why did I have to see that right before I go to bed!
 
2014-03-30 02:24:35 AM
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-30 02:25:29 AM

Serious Black: Congratulations, John Roberts. You've made America into a monarchy

an oligarchy. Go fark yourself.


/same idea, though
 
2014-03-30 02:31:57 AM

Somacandra: Mr. Coffee Nerves: It gets expensive keeping Callista in live, staked orphans

[i.imgur.com image 500x352]


Extra creepy. I like it.
 
2014-03-30 02:39:26 AM
FTA: "Whether it's the Koch brothers or [George] Soros on the left or Sheldon," Gingrich said, "if you're going to have an election process that radically favors billionaires and is discriminating against the middle class-which we now have-then billionaires are going to get a lot of attention."

DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUHHHH...

FTA: "The truth is, we desperately need an election reform which allows candidates to receive the same amount of money as super PACs," he added.

Um, no. How about restricting PACs, eliminating anonymous donations, repealing Citizens Untied, limiting the power of lobbying firms, and removing money from the super wealthy from politics all together, you irrelevant, hypocritical grease pit.
 
2014-03-30 02:41:24 AM
The buying of US politicians is becoming so blatant that I hope it is the harbinger of the end.

Surely can't get much more blatant than this.

At least Koch brothers can clothe their patronage in cloaks of climate-change-doubt etc that just incidentally reduces costs for their industries.

But Adelson is quite obviously trying to buy pols to crush his commercial competitors.

We sneer at the kleptocrats that run Russia or the plutocracies that control African dictatorships

How different is the cynicalmoney-for-votes system that US has established?

How much do Americans put up with before they revolt?
 
2014-03-30 02:42:05 AM
It's like Ron Paul.. correctly identifying a problem as a problem, then recommending a fix to make it even worse.
 
2014-03-30 02:49:19 AM

mjjt: The buying of US politicians is becoming so blatant that I hope it is the harbinger of the end.

Surely can't get much more blatant than this.

At least Koch brothers can clothe their patronage in cloaks of climate-change-doubt etc that just incidentally reduces costs for their industries.

But Adelson is quite obviously trying to buy pols to crush his commercial competitors.

We sneer at the kleptocrats that run Russia or the plutocracies that control African dictatorships

How different is the cynicalmoney-for-votes system that US has established?

How much do Americans put up with before they revolt?


The difference is, America makes sure enough of its poor people can eat. Sure, it's shiatty, salty, unhealthy food, but fat peasants aren't going to revolt as easily as those that go hungry.
 
2014-03-30 02:49:51 AM
I want to post something sarcastic, awful, and depressing, but I can't top the headline.
 
2014-03-30 02:54:19 AM

LordJiro: The difference is, America makes sure enough of its poor people can eat. Sure, it's shiatty, salty, unhealthy food, but fat peasants aren't going to revolt as easily as those that go hungry.


Don't we have a large chunk of underfed children in America these days?
 
2014-03-30 03:02:50 AM

Alphax: LordJiro: The difference is, America makes sure enough of its poor people can eat. Sure, it's shiatty, salty, unhealthy food, but fat peasants aren't going to revolt as easily as those that go hungry.

Don't we have a large chunk of underfed children in America these days?


True. That may be enough, before too long. Especially if the Teabagger fanatics keep cutting/trying to cut foodstamps and other safety nets.

Personally, I'd prefer that sort of change to happen more peacefully, but I'm not sure how much of an option that is.
 
2014-03-30 03:05:22 AM
I love how politicians, after having left office, start becoming "normal" people again but the voters they've convinced to be crazy, continue to be crazy.
 
2014-03-30 03:11:53 AM

Fantasta Potamus: I love how politicians, after having left office, start becoming "normal" people again but the voters they've convinced to be crazy, continue to be crazy.


It's like high school girls.  I keep getting older, they stay the same age.
 
2014-03-30 03:17:00 AM

LordJiro: mjjt: The buying of US politicians is becoming so blatant that I hope it is the harbinger of the end.

Surely can't get much more blatant than this.

At least Koch brothers can clothe their patronage in cloaks of climate-change-doubt etc that just incidentally reduces costs for their industries.

But Adelson is quite obviously trying to buy pols to crush his commercial competitors.

We sneer at the kleptocrats that run Russia or the plutocracies that control African dictatorships

How different is the cynicalmoney-for-votes system that US has established?

How much do Americans put up with before they revolt?

The difference is, America makes sure enough of its poor people can eat. Sure, it's shiatty, salty, unhealthy food, but fat peasants aren't going to revolt as easily as those that go hungry.


I sure wasn't envisaging a 1798 revn by the great unwashed

The resistance shd come from the middle classes who used to believe that their voice was heard

But now see their impotence/irrelevance in face of the old-men-with-money
 
2014-03-30 03:18:03 AM
*1789
 
2014-03-30 03:19:38 AM

noazark: Serious Black: Congratulations, John Roberts. You've made America into a monarchy an oligarchy. Go fark yourself.

/same idea, though


It's basically becoming an aristocracy. Though without the noblesse oblige.
 
2014-03-30 03:22:34 AM

fusillade762: noazark: Serious Black: Congratulations, John Roberts. You've made America into a monarchy an oligarchy. Go fark yourself.

/same idea, though

It's basically becoming an aristocracy. Though without the noblesse oblige.


Feudalism, without the 'obey me, and I'll take care of you' part.  Which doesn't sound at all sustainable.
 
2014-03-30 03:36:00 AM
"Whether it's the Koch brothers or [George] Soros on the left or Sheldon," Gingrich said, "if you're going to have an election process that radically favors billionaires and is discriminating against the middle class-which we now have-then billionaires are going to get a lot of attention."
"The truth is, we desperately need an election reform which allows candidates to receive the same amount of money as super PACs," he added.



I have no words
 
2014-03-30 03:36:52 AM

fusillade762: noazark: Serious Black: Congratulations, John Roberts. You've made America into a monarchy an oligarchy. Go fark yourself.

/same idea, though

It's basically becoming an aristocracy. Though without the noblesse oblige.


Becoming?  Did your post time travel here from 30 years ago?
 
2014-03-30 03:38:53 AM

mjjt: The buying of US politicians is becoming so blatant that I hope it is the harbinger of the end.

Surely can't get much more blatant than this.

At least Koch brothers can clothe their patronage in cloaks of climate-change-doubt etc that just incidentally reduces costs for their industries.

But Adelson is quite obviously trying to buy pols to crush his commercial competitors.

We sneer at the kleptocrats that run Russia or the plutocracies that control African dictatorships

How different is the cynicalmoney-for-votes system that US has established?

How much do Americans put up with before they revolt?


revolt? why? It's been this way from the start.

There was never a time when politicians couldn't be bought.
 
2014-03-30 03:46:44 AM
i36.photobucket.com
 
2014-03-30 04:07:43 AM
img.fark.net
 
2014-03-30 04:32:47 AM
"Whether it's the Koch brothers or [George] Soros on the left or Sheldon," Gingrich said, "if you're going to have an election process that radically favors billionaires and is discriminating against the middle class-which we now have-then billionaires are going to get a lot of attention."
"The truth is, we desperately need an election reform which allows candidates to receive the same amount of money as super PACs," he added.


How awesome would that be? Imagine if candidates had all that sweet, sweet billionaire money themselves and didn't have to worry about getting caught coordinating with the PACs that have it all now. That is reform we desperately need.
 
2014-03-30 04:37:31 AM

log_jammin: mjjt: The buying of US politicians is becoming so blatant that I hope it is the harbinger of the end.

Surely can't get much more blatant than this.

At least Koch brothers can clothe their patronage in cloaks of climate-change-doubt etc that just incidentally reduces costs for their industries.

But Adelson is quite obviously trying to buy pols to crush his commercial competitors.

We sneer at the kleptocrats that run Russia or the plutocracies that control African dictatorships

How different is the cynicalmoney-for-votes system that US has established?

How much do Americans put up with before they revolt?

revolt? why? It's been this way from the start.

There was never a time when politicians couldn't be bought.


It's how our land-owning founders intended it.
 
2014-03-30 05:30:46 AM
NEWT GINGRACH CAN SUCK MY MUSKY OTTER COCK

THERE I farkING SAID IT

THE MAN IS A farkING DISGRACE TO THIS COUNTRY AND HTE OFFICES HE HELD

MOTHERfarkER IS A DISGRRACE TO THE AIR AND LAND HE OCCUPIES

EJECT THE BASTICH OUT

/drunk and angry
 
2014-03-30 05:41:47 AM

fusillade762: The answer? Candidates should be able to raise the kind of massive sums that super PACs can

So his answer to too much money is more money?


The conservative response to the things they do not working has always been to do more of the thing that doesn't work, and do it harder.
 
2014-03-30 05:59:50 AM

Unscratchable_Itch: FTA: "Whether it's the Koch brothers or [George] Soros on the left or Sheldon," Gingrich said, "if you're going to have an election process that radically favors billionaires and is discriminating against the middle class-which we now have-then billionaires are going to get a lot of attention."


What I take from Newt's quote is that Sheldon and the Kochs told him to go screw when he asked for cash for 2016.
 
2014-03-30 06:49:44 AM

jso2897: fusillade762: The answer? Candidates should be able to raise the kind of massive sums that super PACs can

So his answer to too much money is more money?

The conservative response to the things they do not working has always been to do more of the thing that doesn't work, and do it harder.


WE WERE NOT PURE ENOUGH. LET US FLAGELLATE HARDER!
 
2014-03-30 07:10:05 AM

Somacandra: Mr. Coffee Nerves: It gets expensive keeping Callista in live, staked orphans

[i.imgur.com image 500x352]


I can feel my body turning to stoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
 
2014-03-30 07:31:39 AM

cretinbob: Translation: He's not giving me any money this time around, so piss on him


DING!  DING!  DING!  DING!  DING!  DING!
 
2014-03-30 07:34:43 AM

Unscratchable_Itch: FTA: "Whether it's the Koch brothers or [George] Soros on the left or Sheldon," Gingrich said, "if you're going to have an election process that radically favors billionaires and is discriminating against the middle class-which we now have-then billionaires are going to get a lot of attention."

DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUHHHH...

FTA: "The truth is, we desperately need an election reform which allows candidates to receive the same amount of money as super PACs," he added.

Um, no. How about restricting PACs, eliminating anonymous donations, repealing Citizens Untied, limiting the power of lobbying firms, and removing money from the super wealthy from politics all together, you irrelevant, hypocritical grease pit.


THIS.

/ I'd propose doing away with large donations entirely
// it would be nice if I didn't see endless political ads & get pounds of junk mail when the elections roll around.
/// let the parties have public TV/radio/C-span & newspapers to present their argument....
 
2014-03-30 07:50:52 AM

fusillade762: The answer? Candidates should be able to raise the kind of massive sums that super PACs can

So his answer to too much money is more money?


Newt has shown time and time again that his judgment and decision making skills are pretty much non-existent.
 
2014-03-30 08:07:26 AM
FTFA: "Whether it's the Koch brothers or [George] Soros on the left or Sheldon," Gingrich said, "if you're going to have an election process that radically favors billionaires and is discriminating against the middle class-which we now have-then billionaires are going to get a lot of attention."

"The truth is, we desperately need an election reform which allows candidates to receive the same amount of money as super PACs," he added.


This is so Republican. Define a problem which needs addressing, then propose a solution which basically causes the problem to get even larger. Newt's solution basically weakens the political voice of those people whose political voice he says are too weak, and strengthens the political power of those who Newt claims are already too powerful.

What is their solution to poverty? Cut aid to the poor and give tax cuts to the wealthy.
What is their solution to unwanted pregnancies? Cut family planning services and give tax cuts to the wealthy.
What's their solution to protecting the environment? Cut the EPA along with their regulating power, and then give tax cuts to the polluters and allow them to "regulate themselves".
Schools in poor districts failing? Cut public school funding and give tax cuts to the wealthy.

The GOP are basically the political version of a "one trick pony", and that trick is the ability to poop on the American working class and tell them it is chocolate ice cream; fooling just enough to win gerrymandered elections.
 
2014-03-30 08:16:12 AM

Forbidden Doughnut: Unscratchable_Itch: FTA: "Whether it's the Koch brothers or [George] Soros on the left or Sheldon," Gingrich said, "if you're going to have an election process that radically favors billionaires and is discriminating against the middle class-which we now have-then billionaires are going to get a lot of attention."

DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUHHHH...

FTA: "The truth is, we desperately need an election reform which allows candidates to receive the same amount of money as super PACs," he added.

Um, no. How about restricting PACs, eliminating anonymous donations, repealing Citizens Untied, limiting the power of lobbying firms, and removing money from the super wealthy from politics all together, you irrelevant, hypocritical grease pit.

THIS.

/ I'd propose doing away with large donations entirely
// it would be nice if I didn't see endless political ads & get pounds of junk mail when the elections roll around.
/// let the parties have public TV/radio/C-span & newspapers to present their argument....



No more equal time laws...you would have to bring those back....otherwise corporations that control the media would make "in kind" donations in this fashion.  In fact some of them already do or run hit pieces.....with the exception of C-span you are going to only see people that they want to get elected. ...even the Koch brothers got the anti Koch doc pulled from PBS.....

//We are far down the rabbit hole already
 
2014-03-30 08:16:28 AM

Somacandra: Mr. Coffee Nerves: It gets expensive keeping Callista in live, staked orphans

[i.imgur.com image 500x352]


That has to be one of the most creepy and disturbing things I have ever seen, yet like a gruesome train wreck I can't stop looking.  For that I applaud you.
 
2014-03-30 08:35:32 AM

Unscratchable_Itch: FTA: "Whether it's the Koch brothers or [George] Soros on the left or Sheldon," Gingrich said, "if you're going to have an election process that radically favors billionaires and is discriminating against the middle class-which we now have-then billionaires are going to get a lot of attention."

DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUHHHH...

FTA: "The truth is, we desperately need an election reform which allows candidates to receive the same amount of money as super PACs," he added.

Um, no. How about restricting PACs, eliminating anonymous donations, repealing Citizens Untied, limiting the power of lobbying firms, and removing money from the super wealthy from politics all together, you irrelevant, hypocritical grease pit.


Federal elections should be publicly funded.  Period.
 
2014-03-30 08:50:37 AM

fusillade762: The answer? Candidates should be able to raise the kind of massive sums that super PACs can

So his answer to too much money is more money?


It's the same mentality that says the answer to gun violence is more guns.
 
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