That’s lots of threes:
The next FEC report will show the following transfers in June: $666,666 to the DSCC, $666,666 to the DCCC, $333,333 to the Ohio Democratic Party, and $333,333 to the Florida Democratic Party. These sort of numbers could potentially drive Sarah Palin and Iron Maiden fans mad.Full Story... →
The effect of money on our politics has been an age old problem. I don’t have a problem with money in politics. I have a problem when money begins to distort the focus on the “public” part of public service. Money causing politicians to defer their constituent needs for those of their paymasters is also nothing new. It was a finely crafted art which relied on one thing to make it work. Obscurity. What the people don’t know, they can’t hold you accountable for.
This era ended with the Internet and the explosion of web enabled data tools that […]Full Story... →
Offshore drilling. The equivalent of of a drug addict trying to figure out a new way to cook crack. It’s not where our focus should be and hasn’t been really for over 30 years now. Carter was right. The solution is not to find more of the stuff that we are addicted to (see latest GWB State of the Union address), but to kick the habit and find a better way.
These are probably the reason that John McCain once scolded the “special interests” that wanted offshore drilling leases and he supported a moratorium. Now McCain wants to […]Full Story... →
The faux outrage over public financing is laughable when you remember the deal John McCain too with the devil back when he was an also-ran. Finally the Obama camp (normally timely with this type of thing), thumps Senator McCain over the head with it:
David Plouffe brought a prop to his briefing with reporter: a copy of John McCain’s signature on a state election document in which he attested that he’d be taking public financing.
“John McCain is spending tens of millions of dollars, we believe, unlawfully,’ he said, waving the document.
The details of the argument over whether […]Full Story... →
Very good decision. Why would you limit yourself to less than 100 million when you’ve already taken 250? In a primary? You don’t. Especially since there will likely be more as the movement of $25-$100 donations continues. We are not even close to tapped out, those of us who gave up to $100.
$50 your way Senator. Anyone serious about change should signal their support of this decision to be financed by us and donate today!
McCain is toast from a fundraising standpoint. It’s the main reason – despite all the reformer straight talk BS – that […]Full Story... →
There are a few indicators in the sidebar race for money in this year’s Presidential Election. March numbers show Obama maintaining a blistering pace at $30 million – though down from $55 million in February. Clinton comes in at an estimated $20 million and still at a clear disadvantage. If money is free speech, then voters have been shouting loud and clear for some time now.
For Hillary, her debt is starting to become ominous. If she paid off her estimated $9 million in debt to vendors she’s been stiffing in state after state, then she only will […]Full Story... →
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