Monday, October 18, 2010

Blast From the Past

Dateline fall 2008.

Republicans accuse candidate Obama of poor judgment and insensitivity for soliciting donations as the economy slides into what would be the worst downturn since the Great Depression. Obama received more in donations than McCain overall.

Dateline fall 2010

Following Citizens United, Republican private organizations solicit anonymous campaign money from billionaires and spend 7x Democrats nationwide. The economic downturn, which has put millions out of work and exacerbated the distance between rich and poor, has reduced the ability of non-rich people to contribute to political campaigns, but no one is talking about that.

What have we learned, kids?

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