Well, now we know.
Not that we didn’t know already, but we now we’ve actually seen it, we know what it’s going to take. Maybe we all need to buy Powerball and MegaMillions tickets or something. Because right now our elections have been bought and paid for by a handful of super-wealthy elites and shadowy industry front groups. They bought hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of pro-Walker ads, drowning the Democrats in a river of cash.
Again I’m reminded that our political dysfunction benefits the news media, which sells campaigns the airtime and ad space. Without elections the bottom lines of our corporate television and print outlets would look a lot worse. Someone is benefiting from our political divide and it’s not the people.
We’ll figure out a way around this, we always do. Something will change, some new technology or organizing tool, Occupy 2.0, whatever. Negative political ads will cease to be effective, workers will find a new way to organize. Where we are now is not where we will be in a month, a year, five years. It never is.
(h/t, Joe My God)
And the Democrats take control of the state senate.
And oh goodie, let’s reward our media overlords even more for the political disarray they’ve created.