GOP’s Political Warfare: Long-Term and Virtually Unopposed

By: Wednesday March 16, 2011 9:45 am

Wisconsin is more than just ground zero in a fight over the future of public sector unions, it is the embodiment of the Republican Party’s commitment to bare-knuckle political warfare; their willingness to push the law to its limits to gain long-term political advantage for the party. While it is most evident in Wisconsin, this [...]

PA-Sen: Toomey Wrote the Book (Literally) on Shadowy Campaign Spending

By: Wednesday October 27, 2010 9:00 am

This ad has been credited for helping to bring Joe Sestak back into the Senate race in Pennsylvania. The latest poll, from Reuters-Ipsos, shows a dead heat, after Sestak trailed for months. Just like in his primary victory over Arlen Specter, Sestak stormed back in the final stages and now could pull off the upset, [...]

After Getting Hit by Truckloads of Corporate Cash, Democrats Should Consider Changing Mascot

By: Saturday October 16, 2010 4:00 pm

With the Democratic Party awakening to the horrifying reality of unlimited secret corporate spending on elections, I have but one simple request: Change your mascot from the donkey to a deer caught in a car’s headlights. Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy the Democratic Party now realizes that this is a very serious problem and [...]

Nine-to-One -or- How Much Outside GOP-Leaning Groups are Outspending Outside Dem-Leaning Groups

By: Thursday October 14, 2010 12:46 pm

Democracy for sale! Democracy for sale! Get your control of the world’s most powerful democracy with its $14 trillion GDP for the low, low price of a few hundred million. From the Wesleyan Media Project (PDF): An estimated $198M has been spent on advertising in U.S. Senate and U.S. House races in the five weeks [...]

Hill Democrats Whine About Third-Party Campaign Spending, Ignoring Their Own Failure to Act

By: Wednesday September 22, 2010 7:49 pm

With low enthusiasm expected from Democratic base voters and the new flood of money created by the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling, Congressional Democrats are terrified that they are being dramatically outspent by shadowy, corporate-funded, outside campaigns. Sadly, instead of using their complete control of the federal government to reform this situation, they have taken [...]

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