Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Recommended Reading

Mark Ames and Mike Elk over at The Nation provide us with a window into the bully pulpit electioneering tactics of the billionaire Koch Brothers, the Daddy Warbucks duo who've provided the astroturf for the Tea Party movement, engineered much of the anti-healthcare reform sturm und drang of two summers ago, and just generally play the role of "Stereotypical Rich Guys" to perfection. Now we learn that they spent much of the lead-up to last year's midterms actively strong-arming their employees to tell them which direction to vote (hint: it wasn't for Democrats). This is yet another example of how the "Citizens United v. FEC" Supreme Court ruling from last year, far from setting the table for a fairer and freer political climate, basically kneecaps any notion of a level playing field. The Supremes sure did a number on this country with that one.

(Thanks to Amanda Quraishi for the heads-up on this one.)

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