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Forum Post: 2014 Change The House & Change The FUTURE!!!

Posted 4 years ago on Dec. 9, 2013, 10:38 a.m. EST by WSmith (2696) from Cornelius, OR
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In Census Year 2010, stupid and naive and petulant '08 Voters pouted instead of Voted, which allowed a bunch of T-Bag assholes to invade our governments in States and Federal, and totally handicap our President and Congress and States. (WI, MI, etc............)


We have to repair this mistake in 2014, by Registering and VOTING!!!

Unicorns can & will NOT save us!

2010 Never EVER Again!!!!




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[-] 2 points by WSmith (2696) from Cornelius, OR 3 years ago

New Year’s resolutions for the left: What liberals can win in 2014

From legalizing pot to stopping the Keystone Pipeline, progressive groups pledge what they'll win next year


[-] 1 points by CentralizedPower (2) 4 years ago

Handicap them? Looks like things are going great for all of em.

Wall St is at all time highs.

85 Billion is being stolen without a peep.

Anyone making a peep gets prosecuted.

Monsanto now runs the FDA.

Afghanistan occupation extended to 2024, with multiple other bombing campaigns either started or being continued.

Drones officially announced to be here in a few years.

Cameras fuckin everywhere, and the NSA recording EVERYTHING.

Your rights are meaningless.

The Fed VP is now the Chairperson.

3 more free trade agreements have been pushed through, with the TPP not far behind.

The lone accomplishment that Democrats claim is that they can now force those who cant afford insurance to buy it or get fined. Terrific!

What exactly out of the stuff I listed would be different if not for 2010?

The problems are a bit deeper than political parties.

[-] 2 points by bayridge (12) 3 years ago

"The problems are a bit deeper than political parties." I tend to agree with you.

[-] 1 points by WSmith (2696) from Cornelius, OR 4 years ago

You're an idiot.


[-] -1 points by Narley (272) 4 years ago

Well said. It's naive to think we can vote our way out of this mess. Very few people care enough to be active beyond the vote. I know I'm cynical, but I don't see much changing until the whole thing collapses.

[-] 0 points by WSmith (2696) from Cornelius, OR 3 years ago

Massive, Secretive Koch-Backed Network Raised $407 Million for Conservative Causes

The cash was mostly spent on voter mobilization and television ads against President Obama and the Democratic Party.



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David Koch, executive vice president of Koch Industries, mingling with guests at a party arranged in his honor by Americans for Prosperity in Tampa, Fla., on the final day of the 2012 Republican National Convention. Photo Credit: A.M. Stan January 6, 2014 |

The Koch brothers, major funders of right-wing, libertarian causes, have built a sprawling, complex network that raised hundreds of millions of dollars for the 2012 elections, all without having to disclose who the donors are. According to an analysis by the Washington Post’s Matea Gold and the Center for Responsive Politics, the Koch-backed network raised at least $407 million, which was mostly spent on voter mobilization and television ads against President Obama and the Democratic Party.

The billionaire brothers, named Charles and David, have become the most prominent--and reviled--funders of right-wing causes because of their lavish spending.

The amount of money raised by the Koch network was more than other conservative groups, and matched the cash spent by a national coalition of labor unions that helps the Democrats. Because many of the groups are tax-exempt or limited liability companies, the source of the money is unknown. As the Post explained, “tracing the flow of the money is particularly challenging because many of the advocacy groups swapped funds back and forth.” Swapping funds back and forth shields donors from disclosing their names and allows the groups to say they are spending the money on “social welfare” activities. The claims of spending on “social welfare” allow groups to register as 501c4s, which are tax-exempt and don’t have to disclose their donors. The Obama administration recently proposed new regulations that would rein in these types of groups.

“It is a very sophisticated and complicated structure,” Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer, a University of Notre Dame professor who tracks the tax-structure of political nonprofits, explained to the Washington Post. “It’s designed to make it opaque as to where the money is coming from and where the money is going. No layperson thought this up. It would only be worth it if you were spending the kind of dollars the Koch brothers are, because this was not cheap.”

Charles and David Koch provided money to their own network, though it’s unclear exactly how much. They also organized like-minded donors to be a part of their network that provides funding to conservative groups.

The Post reports that the network’s money made its way to two nonprofit groups that effectively served as the “banks” which provided cash to other groups. One key player in the network is Americans for Prosperity, which spent millions of dollars trying to defeat Obama in the 2012 elections.

Alex Kane is AlterNet's New York-based World editor, and an assistant editor for Mondoweiss. Follow him on Twitter

[-] -1 points by Narley (272) 4 years ago

I've voted in every election since 1968, including local, state and national elections. Doesn't seem to matter much though. Things are worse than ever.

[-] 2 points by WSmith (2696) from Cornelius, OR 3 years ago

That's because the mythical ways & days of Daniel Boone are long gone, never to return, but you keep voting for dumb-baiting promises that they will. Frustrated, you clutch your gun & bible and sooth your lost and angry noggin recalling contemporary myths from Ronnie Raygun lore. Equally empty and fraudulent. Frightened, misinformed and completely out of touch, you're corporatocracy's favorite peon.

[-] -1 points by CentralizedPower (2) 4 years ago

An over emphasis on the vote leads people to think that is their only option, and that is their only duty. When in fact, a vote is nothing more than a tally.

Corporations are writing bills right now, as we speak. They are paying people off right now, as we speak.

And what are we doing as a collective unit? Sitting in 30 degree weather slamming beer cheering for a bunch of millionaires on a football field.

When the next "vote" comes, we will see who worked harder. The people or the elites.

[-] 0 points by WSmith (2696) from Cornelius, OR 3 years ago

Democracy, try it!

[+] -4 points by florydorey (-11) 3 years ago

too late...Democrats in for another ass whipping after the JOKE of obamacare. Blacks too lazy to vote again.

[-] 2 points by WSmith (2696) from Cornelius, OR 3 years ago

Have to say you're consistent with the Republicon platform.