Will “dark money” buy your vote this election????
Remember this guy? Sure you do. It’s Karl Rove (George Bush’s “Architect”) and he’s up to his old tricks and loving it ! Just like in the past, as long as he keeps everything secret he’s on a roll.
Did you know that two “dark money” Pacs are outspending everyone else this election year? They are Crossroads GPS (Grassroots Policy Strategies), founded by Karl Rove and backed by anonymous big-money donors and the Koch brothers’ Americans for Prosperity. Between them they have spent over $70 million so far on negative ads and they’re just getting started.
Does any of this scare you? Does it make you mad? Does it bother you that they believe we are so dumb that we’ll believe whatever they tell us … but won’t reveal who‘s telling it?
It sure bothers me. It shouldn’t be allowed in the United States of America for a handful of billionaires to buy the election and it surely shouldn’t be allowed for them to do so anonymously. A quote from Fred Wertheimer, who runs a watchdog group, Democracy 21, states “it shows how much desire there is for secrecy among huge donors who want to be able to spend money to influence this election without leaving any fingerprints."
My biggest hope is that this continual bombardment of TV ads will backfire. I find that they all become a blur and I, literally, tune them out. There is no way that we, the 99%, can compete financially with the “dark money” guys but we have lots of clout with our votes .
President Obama inherited a horrendous mess in 2008 and to think that it could have been fixed by him or anyone in 4 short years is naive. I feel very strongly that he’s on the right track so I’m casting my one precious vote with the Democrats this November.