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Check out Front Group American Future Fund’s MO — their Cookie Cutter Ad formula to Buy an Election:
Get flashy graphic, and a menacing announcer;
Cut and Paste in — the Name of the Candidate, your backers dislike and have paid to replace!
Don’t Fact Check anything — make your Opponents waste their Time and Money trying to combat your baseless accusation. Wash. Rinse. Repeat.
It helps when the Same Cookie-cutter format can be used over and over again, all across the nation. That makes their “special” money — go even further, as clearly displayed next:
Corporate Donations Buying U.S. Elections – Countdown — Keith Olbermann
It’s easy and it works. This Election is in the process of being Bought.
American Future Fund Ad – Fork in the Road – Stephanie Herseth Sandlin SD
New Ad from special interest American Future Fund repeats false attack – Mark Schauer MI
Did you notice a pattern?
Paid for by the American Future Fund Political Action.
Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.
American Future Fund has already spent over $4,000,000 on such Ads, this Campaign season (4th bar from the left, in the graph); $7 Million Total, according to Keith Olbermann.
They are not alone, among the many well-funded Front Groups — out there Shilling for Billionaires!
Of course Front Groups are NOT about to let a few pesky Facts — get in the way!
Truth Squad: American Future Fund ad makes facts “disappear” (Rep. Mark Schauer – MI)
Of course Stephanie Herseth Sandlin has a “few facts” she’d like you to know about her Candidacy too … StephanieForSouthDakota.org
But Fact Checking is boring I know …
So I’ll leave you with this parting thought.
Thanks to Citizens United decision, “Special interest groups outside the Democratic and Republican parties” are out-spending themselves, when compared to the previous midterm election cycle, by about 500% — and they aren’t done yet.
And GOP Front Groups are outspending the Dem Response Ads trying to set their records straight — by a 7 to 1 margin.
Dems are being outspent by Corporate Speech. Period.
Say Hello to tomorrow, folks. The Machines have won.
Or at least, it shouldn’t be.
IRS to investigate Front Groups regarding Disclosure Tax Requirements
by jamess — Oct 10, 2010
and 2nd on the Ad-spending Hit Parade:
U.S.Chamber of Commerce
The Chamber of Commerce — commerce for those “other guys”
by jamess — Oct 13, 2010
The Chamber is NO Friend to US Workers.
Those links are some “quick reading” material — No
is Obama and the Democrats had spent the past year and a half not falling all over themselves catering to the Republicans in the vain hope of right wing votes that they’ll never get, and had instead spent the past year and a half doing everything possible to push through progressive policies (whether by legislation or by executive branch actions) that would have the independents and liberals who tipped the balanced to the Democrats in 2008 turning out in droves and guaranteeing the Democrats would retain their congressional majority in November.
Real unemployment is now somewhere in the high twenties if not higher, and…
And at the risk of sounding like a broken record I’ll say it again…
Rather than bailing out wall street hover the subprime mortgage mess they created for themselves and everyone else, the administration and the fed could instead have paid off every mortgage in the country, subprime or not, for less money (only about 12 trillion) than the 18-20 trillion they gave wall street as a reward for pillaging the economy. This could even have been done with tax credits thus avoiding any outlay of money from the fed.
It would have restored the value behind the CDO mortgage backed securities that wall street got themselves into so much trouble with, and thus saved wall street while tremendously boosting the consumer driven economy as the money would have gone directly to the mortgage holding banks while at the same time effectively doubling the amount of bailout money by lifting a enormous debt weight from all those homeowners who would then have had an equivalent amount of disposable funds to spend any way they chose.
The US consumer economy would be rockin’ by now – maybe even enough to pull the rest of the world out of the hole.
Now, had this been done Obama and the Democrats would likely have lost all future donations from wall street and they’d be whining so loud we couldn’t hear ourselves think – those donations of course were apparently more important to Obama than bailing out homeowners and working people instead of the party’s corporate owners than the votes independents and liberals would have given the Democrats this November.
Corporate donations are buying the midterm elections? Should anything different be expected? The democratic congress and the democratic president have already capitulated to them. Obama and the Democrats have been on their side since day one.
Which to me, at least makes far more sense toward explaing any of this current dystopia world we all now have to navigate hopelessly.
…has this to say about Citizens United and these campaign financing scams—
An assault which will be virtually impossible to counteract or reverse, imo.