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No, I'll tell you what's dumb: Constructing a self-serving counter-argument atop a cherry-picked argument that was itself self-serving in its original context (as indicated by the heading "As propaganda term" that the part you quoted falls under). If that's all you've got, you would get torn to shreds in any rational fact-based debate. Fortunately for you, we no longer have those in this country and opt instead for paid op-eds and emotional screaming matches. Name-calling fits perfectly within this framework, so congratulations, I guess, for doing that part right. Now if you want to talk facts, ALL of our politicians are taking full advantage of Citizen's United. That goes for Obama, that goes for Romney, it goes for whoever represents Montana's first district, and it goes for the junior Senator from Rhode Island -- all of them are after big corporate dollars. The only thing they won't do for that money is risk alienating their constituents -- after all, the whole point is to get elected. Don't believe me? Ask the politicians themselves. Congresspeople from both sides of the aisle have been telling this to any media outlet that will listen for months now. Of course, alienating constituents requires that the constituents actually pay attention, and the messages received by the constituents on a daily basis are crafted by organizations backed by corporate dollars. How is this not plutocracy?
Toggle Commented Jun 10, 2012 on The American People Have Spoken at WWdN: In Exile
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