Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Money That Buys Elections

Money talks. It buys air time, effective ads, the best marketing firms, politicians, and ultimately influence. The kind of influence you and I can only dream of.

Powerful special interests with bundles of money to spend on their interests do so with the hope and expectations of influencing elections. With the help of the SCOTUS and Citizens United funneling huge sums of special interest monies have become easier.

Fortunately corporations and billionaires are not thinking about the public interest or you and I. They are thinking about their interests and their interests exclusively. But there is really no problem with this at all as each of us are bound by a need to consider, think about, and then act in our own rational self interests. A good thing about this is that, unlike those spending mega millions to influence elections, we have almost no power over politicians or election outcomes - other than our vote and perhaps a few measly dollars we might send to a candidate we like.

And, aside from the big money, we have elections being influenced by voter fraud and voter suppression. In regards to these, Lying Lester says "NO" to voter fraud. Period. Election fraud is OK, so long as it benefits the Republicans, which currently is the way it works. Voter fraud, on the other hand, is a very real problem, as it usually involves pRogressive lIberals voting multiple times... or "Acorn-Style", as a good friend of mine recently put it.

These vote fraudsters need to be caught and punished to the fullest extent of the law. Maybe then the rEpublicans wouldn't have to cheat so much to make up for all the fraud? Or perhaps they could keep on cheating and take over the country? I mean, I've SAID that I'm in favor of divided government, but really I was only talking about when the pResident is a dEmocrat.

In any case, it is time for concerned Americans across this great land of ours to make our voices heard. Those of us in favor of oligarchy must speak out against campaign financing reform... ha ha ha! Just kidding. Campaign finance reform has no chance at all of ever passing, so why bother speaking against it?

Although Lying Lester would support reigning in the Labor special interest monies. In fact I'd be in favor of wringing them out of the system and then putting safeguards in place to prevent a recurrence. Lying Lester worries that if we don't our democratic republic doesn't stand a chance of being wiped out and replaced with oligarchy within his lifetime.

I know we'll get there eventually, but Lying Lester would prefer he were able to congratulate our wealthy aristocratic lords on taking complete power - before he kicks off.

Byline: This wise commentary was authored by Lord Lying Lester: Man of Reason (AKA Lester Nation). Purveyor of BS. LLIN-146.

1 comment:

  1. I'm open to rational solutions that do not give any loopholes to politically favored pressure groups/lobbyists like the SEIU or other union groups seeking advantage for Big Labor millionaires.