While you weren’t paying attention, this …

(from an online reply to a political question – doesn’t matter where/when – read it for content)


Yeah, Right says:

I wonder if the USA is seeing an unanticipated consequence of Citizen United, in the sense that no-one predicted:
a) the more money the billionaire-class bestows upon a candidate then
b) the less electable that candidate becomes in the eyes of the But-I’m-Not-A-Billionaire! voting public.

After all, the money put into a candidate’s election coffers by the 1% tells you how much those billionaires regard that candidate as “their man” i.e. how likely he/she is to serve their interests at the expense of everyone else.  And since 99% of the US population isn’t in that exalted class…. well…. those coffers serve as a very use estimator of how likely they are to be screwed over by that candidate.

The candidate has to be at least potentially “electable”, sure. Forget the “Green” candidates.

But amongst who are the two standouts:
a) Sanders, who refuses to take any money from the moneyed class
b) Trump, who claims he doesn’t need anyone’s money to campaign.

Note also that when this circus began there were two candidates who everyone assumed would be shoe-ins:
a) Hillary
b) Jeb!
precisely because those two held the biggest money bags in their hands.

It hasn’t worked out that way, and I suspect the reason why is directly tied into the stench that emanates from their big ol’ piles of money.

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