The Real Loss in the Midterm Elections

Citizens UnitedAaron Cynic writes at Diatribe Media:

Now that the polls have closed and American voters are either flaunting their victories or crying in their post electoral concession beers, voters can rest easy that they helped facilitate some change or did their civic duty.

Major corporations, “super” PAC’s and the candidates they backed can run at least one victory lap though, even if their horse actually lost the race. Meanwhile, once the balloons shrink and the cocktails go flat, expect more Americans to feel marginalized. Partially thanks to the Citizens United decision, this mid-term election season saw record spending on campaigns nationwide. Between party spending and independent interest groups it’s possible campaign spending will top $4 billion.

Nearly half a billion dollars (over 12%) of that money came from private interests, many of which did not disclose their political interests thanks to the GOP blocking legislation that would’ve required disclosure. According to the Sunlight Foundation, one group attempting to follow the money, independent groups poured at least $110 million into the midterm elections without disclosing their donors. Sadly, this is just a precursor to the 2012 elections, which will almost assuredly break spending records.

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  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    get ready for every race to be like the last batch…funded by corps until no one but the financially uber loaded can win. This is now a republican playground.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    get ready for every race to be like the last batch…funded by corps until no one but the financially uber loaded can win. This is now a republican playground.

  • http://www.zazzle.com/fantoccini* Gort

    Automate government.

    No more politicians. No more bureaucracy. No more elections. No more monetary influence on decisions that are critical to a functioning effective growth oriented civilization.

    Automate everything.

    Print more money.

    Send $10,000. to each household every month.

    All institutions should be eradicated or transformed through robotics and automation (A.I.) to eliminate human defectiveness and influence.

    All systems including infrastructure/grid should be automated with humans removed from sequence.

    Health care, taxation, insurance systems, economic systems, military/defensive systems – remove all humans and replace with fully automated integrated A.I. and robotics. Phase out systems and institutions as they become unneeded.

    Phase out all outdated economic measurements and systems including methods of commodity and stock and investment layers.

    Humans have proven themselves defective and malfunctioning and incapable of the necessary discipline and intelligence – and selflessness – to be in decision making roles in a civilization with an upward and improvement oriented trajectory.

    Gort

  • http://www.zazzle.com/fantoccini* Gort

    Automate government.

    No more politicians. No more bureaucracy. No more elections. No more monetary influence on decisions that are critical to a functioning effective growth oriented civilization.

    Automate everything.

    Print more money.

    Send $10,000. to each household every month.

    All institutions should be eradicated or transformed through robotics and automation (A.I.) to eliminate human defectiveness and influence.

    All systems including infrastructure/grid should be automated with humans removed from sequence.

    Health care, taxation, insurance systems, economic systems, military/defensive systems – remove all humans and replace with fully automated integrated A.I. and robotics. Phase out systems and institutions as they become unneeded.

    Phase out all outdated economic measurements and systems including methods of commodity and stock and investment layers.

    Humans have proven themselves defective and malfunctioning and incapable of the necessary discipline and intelligence – and selflessness – to be in decision making roles in a civilization with an upward and improvement oriented trajectory.

    Gort

  • Hypnos1

    And with Grayson and Feingold gone do you think -anyone- will be talking about Citizens United? I really hope so, but highly doubt it. II fel like we had one election cycle to fix that before corporate whores calling themselves politicians take all the seats in Congress. But we failed. It only gets worse from here. RIP American Democracy.

  • Hypnos1

    And with Grayson and Feingold gone do you think -anyone- will be talking about Citizens United? I really hope so, but highly doubt it. II fel like we had one election cycle to fix that before corporate whores calling themselves politicians take all the seats in Congress. But we failed. It only gets worse from here. RIP American Democracy.

  • 5by5

    Worst. Supreme. Court. Ever.

  • Anonymous

    Worst. Supreme. Court. Ever.