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Re: Democrats out-raising Republicans
Y'know Rich, no matter who is the firstest, lastest or in-betweenest on the purse string scale. that whole entire thing is bad for Democracy. It leaves control over the entire system to rest with who's got the mostest, 'cause it buys the mostest. That's not right.
That control could be an entire 'fake news' media network, the rag on the rack at the super-market, WWI Jennys trailing a banner or even the Goodyear Blimp with LEDs blinking out political messages buried in ''breaking news'. The sky's the limit, you see? All you need is a little imagination.
Suckers swallow pretty little pieces of fluff all in one piece....'the whole thing'. Once they do that's it. No way to get off then without ripping their guts out in the process. Want to know why 'the faithful' stick with 'the donald'? That's why.
Why....hell....technology means control over that stuff could be a 600 lb hacker sitting in the middle of his bed just like 'the donald' says. He drafts a post to the AARP forum every hour on the hour. His paycheck is calculated on word salad count and how many people he can tie in knots. The paycheck is drawn on a discreet account for a 'paper corporation' headquartered in a sleazy hole in the wall somewhere in the slums. Where the cash actually comes from is anybody's guess.
This guy wouldn't have to know much. Just give him a playbook, tell him to ask incessant questions. They don't have to make sense. Cloud the issues and waste the time.
All this screws our democracy over big time. Makes freedom of speech a mockery, so it does. But...it does work. Even so, it does have to be paid for somehow.
So....those vehement proponents of crap like Citizens United say it's is all about citizens and their right to free speech. Bull !!! Corporations are people. Bull !!! SuperPacs are patriots exercising a citizen's rights. Bull !!! You get the picture. It all about controlling the information sources so 'the other side' can't.
If you can't know different you can't do different. Make sense? Sure it does...especially to those who have the disposable bucks to make the carousels go around. Ever stop and think about where the big-boys get those disposable bucks? Why....from you, my friend, from you. Anytime you kick into their kitty, you pay for your own demise. The kitty is buried in the cost of their product, whatever it is. Tax deductible too. An unfair advantage based on unfair rules. Wanna stop it? Well, if you do, you can't go along with it. No question, in this two-party lash-up, both sides do it and sanctimoniously say, "They do it toooooooo!" it's the citizen who gets taken to the cleaners in the end.
Our politics have to be entirely funded from the public treasury. No exception. Set limits. It's out of control now and it has to be stopped. There's a way to do it that's fair and will yield positive results. No mystery why plutocrats don't want that to happen....now is there?
Re: Democrats out-raising Republicans
The Democratic Party is going to have to be this time very very careful. and see that the candidates that they actually support fit the area that they are running
I am somewhat afraid at their lack of knowing on how to win elections as we have seen that now for some time.
Take Florida, for Example, there are several candidates for Governor in the State of Florida, well for a fact and for obvious reasons at least two of them should not run they will not win. so why waste time in running. Can the Party tell them this is not your time?
I live in here Panhandle and you don't even have Democrats in this area. and yet one now is running in a local election. My question to that person is why?
The same thing in many other areas, they need to weed out the ones that have little chance of winning and stick with the ones that really fit the bill.
These elections are too important to loose,
Democrats out-raising Republicans
One measure of support is how much money you can raise. Republicans have always had mega donors but looks like they are falling way short in the overall totals. Just another sign of a blue wave coming.
A whopping 56 Republican House incumbents raised less money than Democratic challengers in the second quarter.
Democrats in 56 House districts surpassed Republican incumbents in second-quarter fundraising, according to a POLITICO analysis of the latest Federal Election Commission filings. Sixteen of those House Republicans finished the quarter with less cash in their campaign accounts than Democratic opponents, while no Democratic members lag their Republican challengers in cash.
It’s a financial trend line that has gotten worse for Republican candidates over the past year, even as megadonors pour millions into the House GOP super PAC — a reflection of Democratic intensity that has coursed through the party’s donors and voters since President Donald Trump’s election.
The picture is even grimmer for Republicans in open, battleground districts, where a slew of retirements has put even more seats up for grabs. More than two dozen Democratic candidates in those districts also topped GOP opponents in fundraising, and 19 of those Democrats also led in cash on hand.
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