Category Archives: superPACs

Koch Brothers Pics

A couple pics being shared on Twitter … – Read the full article

Zuckerberg’s Facebook Phone a Spectacular Failure

Gee, nobody wants Zuckerberg’s Facebook phone. AT&T dropped the price of the FB phone from $99 to the giveaway price of 99 cents. And the FB Home app is very poorly rated. Maybe people are coming around to what I’ve been saying about Facebook (here, and here, and here, and here). – Read the full article

Mr. Obama, Tear Down the Private Profit Prisons

“…men who so uneasily tolerate superiors patiently suffer a master, and show themselves proud and servile at the same time.” –Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America In 2007, a teenager in a depressed county of Northeastern Pennsylvania, recently bereft of its industrial and coal mining jobs, was sentenced to 3 months in juvenile detention.  – Read the full article

Constitutional Amendment Introduced to “End Corporate Rule”

An Announcement from Move To Amend: Constitutional Amendment Introduced in Congress Ensuring Rights for People, Not Corporations FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, February 11, 2013 Reps. Nolan & Pocan Respond to Hundreds of Local Resolutions Calling for “We the People” Amendment (Washington D.C.) – The movement for constitutional reforms that would end what organizers call “corporate rule” has arrived in the chambers of Congress. – Read the full article

Gerrymandering, Jury-Rigging and Judicial Rewriting Are the Wave of the Future, Conservative Soldiers!

Greetings and salutations, fellow captains of industry and our Republican lapdogs!  I’m wiring you this electronic mail-o-gram from the deck of my mega-yacht Duchess’ Bounty.  What wizardry is this, you may ask, that such a feat is possible from the seas?  – Read the full article

It’s D-Day in the Class War

“We cannot negotiate with those who say, ‘What’s mine is mine and what’s yours is negotiable.'” —John F. Kennedy On November 6th, 60 million Americans waited in line to yank the monkey wrench from Congress.  We reappointed our Democratic general for another four years.  – Read the full article

To Stephanie Cutter On Why Romney Didn’t Respond To The Bain Attacks

There has been a lot of speculation as to why Romney did not respond to the Obama campaign’s Bain attacks.  The latest to wonder at the non response is Stephanie Cutter,  Obama’s deputy campaign manager.  The best answer is that there really is no good response for Romney on his Bain record, at least in the general election.   – Read the full article

People Should Know When They Are Conquered

This line is spoken by Quintus, a Roman commander in the opening battle scene of the film Gladiator.  He speaks the line stoically as he observes a group of Germanic warriors emerging from the forest, ready to fight to the death with inferior weapons, armor and tactics to yet another certain defeat.   – Read the full article

Campaign Finance 2012, Part 2: In the Aftermath of Citizens United

In 2010, Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 558 U.S. 310 was heard by the Supreme Court; at issue was whether the advertisement and showing of a political film violated the 2002 Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act (commonly known as the McCain–Feingold), which prohibited “broadcast advertisements mentioning a candidate within 30 days before a primary or 60 days before a general election”. – Read the full article

Campaign Finance 2012, Part 1: David vs. Goliath

In an email shortly after President Obama had been re-elected, my boss here at All Things Democrat wrote: “Tonight, the “corporations are people” argument lost.” We had in fact beaten back the billion dollar right wing money beasts. Karl Rove and his PAC pals had misjudged both their candidate, and the electorate, which would prove to be the case in many state campaigns as well. – Read the full article

The GOP Needs to Move Further Right and Suppress the Vote Better: A Modest Proposal

It would appear that many of these “voters” gathered the wrong message from our pitch.  As he poured my wine, Reginald observed that Romney, old boy, convinced the commoners he’d had such an illustrious career in the private sector that they ought to let him continue to pursue it!  – Read the full article

Handicapping the Upcoming War of Words

The 9/11 attacks on American embassies abruptly ended the spectacle of Convention season. Now, US voters can look forward to 50 days of being ambushed by advertisements, pelted with a plethora of polls and inundated with other irrelevant information from the news media. – Read the full article