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© Jim Morin

I hope that people don’t forget about reversing the Citizens United decision just because Obama won the election despite overwhelming corporate spending to defeat him. As Jen Sorensen put it:

Yes, we beat the Koch Brothers and Adelson and corporate dark money this time. But really, this race should not have been even remotely close. Four years after Republicans and Wall Street left the country in ruins, we nearly elected a private equity shark who dismissed half the country as leeches. That’s screwed up. Money talked, and it confused a lot of people.

This is no time to sit back on our laurels. We need to reduce the influence of special interests in our elections, and a good first step is to increase transparency by eliminating secret political donations.

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  1. ebdoug wrote:

    And the second step is reverse the ruling on making tax donations from these Pacs tax deductible. How Rove ever snuck that through is beyond me except the head of the IRS is a Republican.
    What part of sharing the wealth can’t they understand? People who have no money can’t spend it which effects every part of our economy including the money to the rich,.

    Friday, November 9, 2012 at 7:16 am | Permalink
  2. TJ wrote:

    They don’t understand the part about letting other people have money.

    Friday, November 9, 2012 at 10:29 am | Permalink
  3. Richard wrote:

    The only upside to Citizen’s United and Obama and in my state, Chris Murphy winning is that we’re bleeding the Koch, Adelson, and Linda McMahon beast. Linda spent 100 million of her own money on two failed campaigns. I’d like to think that at least some of the money went to companies that are controlled by Democrats but all of that money made jobs for media folk. Don’t get me wrong, I want Citizen’s United repealed but until then, let’s keep bleeding them dry.

    Friday, November 9, 2012 at 12:06 pm | Permalink
  4. Patricia wrote:

    I can’t help being amused by the uproar over Rove’s donors asking why all that money didn’t get the results they expected. Guess they never heard of “caveat emptor!” ;-)

    Friday, November 9, 2012 at 5:31 pm | Permalink
  5. ebdoug wrote:

    Heh, our local radio station got $4000 from the candidates.. I bet none of the media complains about too much money going into campaigns. Or hotels, etc
    When Elizabeth Warren runs in 2016, I’ll be donating. My choice.

    Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 6:28 am | Permalink