Well, HERE is disquieting news:

puppet-masterFrom the New York Times:

Fewer than four hundred families are responsible for almost half the money raised in the 2016 presidential campaign, a concentration of political donors that is unprecedented in the modern era.

And you can read more here.

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  1. Disquieting…but not surprising.

    It’s interesting to note that The Donald was noticeably absent from the Koch Bros. cattle call over the weekend where the message was rebranding the GOP message as populist and civil rights oriented. And secrecy. Only journalists who agreed not to disclose the names of donor attendees without prior authorization were allowed past the gates of the lavish St. Regis Monarch Bay resort. John Kasich missed it as well being so busy running Ohio and all.

    We are soooo screwed.

      1. Yeah…that WaPo article talks about it, too.

        More power to The Donald, says I. Anything that can drive a wedge between the GOP vanguard in the electorate and the Economic-Elite Domination of that Party the Kochs represent is just dandy with me. (He’s their Bernie!)
        If that’s possible.
        The more The Donald rants, the more electable people like Scott Walker…the Kochs’ favorite…appear.

        1. I was reading a story on polling (and what to trust and what not to trust) today and still couldn’t divorce myself from the notion that The Donald leads by several percentage points. Eww.

          1. He’s got the vanguard…what McCain calls “the crazies”…rolling. That’s for sure. He knows how…and where…to market his brand. The only question is: What’s he going to do with the demand he creates?

            And speaking of EWW: How ’bout that Huckabee? Federal troops to prevent abortion? There’s another group the GOP wants to corral. No question what Huckabee will do with his roundup. Hell deliver them to the GOP and go back to FoxNews when he’s done. Like always.

            1. I have such a hard time disassociating myself from Early Mike Huckabee, the large Ark. governor who lost weight and seemed damned affable. I actually LIKED that guy. Now? I’ll see him in hell, probably literally.

              1. I feel the same way about John McCain. He used to be more devoted to principle than political expediency. A little of that still floats to the surface occasionally. But now he’s just a tool.

                1. I have seen Sen. McCain in interviews say what I thought was exactly the right thing at the right time. I have seen him apologize for his hateful stance on the Confederate flag (expediency at its worst). I keep wanting to wash my hands of him, and then he’ll say something spectacular. Maybe as a politician no one can say the right thing all the time. I don’t know.

    1. Science certainly agrees with Jimmy. And Science shows it’s been a rule for much longer than the Citizens United ruling has been on the books. Granted, a little before Jimmy’s time…but…we have so much more to thank him for.

      Science uses nicer language, too: Economic-Elite Domination and Biased Pluralism. It all boils down to the same thing: screwed.

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