Saturday, February 18, 2012

Presidents As Puppets

Who's running for President?
The first names may be on the ballot but its the second person whose running the show. Thanks to the Citizens United case, presidential candidate are no longer running for election, they are marionettes being run by their wealthy owners.

Disclosure rules for super pacs makes actual knowledge impossible (Your Supreme Court at work). Adelson's $25 million investment in Gingrich is probably over 70% of all the money being spent in support of Newt. Friess is not telling how many millions he had invested in buying Santorum but it is certainly more than half, probably two-thirds, of his super pac funding. As for Romney, rather than having a sole proprietor like Newt and Rick, he has put together a board of directors of fatcats of which VanderSloot is the most despicable.

Presidential candidates have always been beholden to their donors but never before, not even during the corrupt Gilded Age, have they been so clearly owned. If either Gingrich or Santorum are elected they each would be slaves to a single master. While Romney's servitude would be more diffused he too would not be representing the nation as a whole but only the dozen men who so dearly purchased his loyalty.

The new oath of office should a Republican be elected in 2012 will read something like this:
He is owner and I am owned
He commands, I obey
He is Master and I am slave
He is to be pleased and I am to please
Why is this?
Because He is Master and I am slave.

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