Nothing Short of a Constitutional Amd Will End the Corruption of Cash in Politics
This will surprise no one here, but it's important to remember as the PB2.0 attempts to regain some of the political influence pissed away by the previous incarnation. RPR:
If indeed Wal-Mart is mobilizing its employees to vote against Democrats, it's sending a mixed message with its political action committee donations.
Wal-Mart is on pace to give more money to House Democrats this cycle than House Republicans for the first time ever. And as Wal-Mart's contributions reach further and deeper into the Democratic Caucus, it's becoming more difficult for the company's critics to demonize the corporate giant.
Through June 30, 54 percent of contributions to House candidates delivered by Wal-Mart Stores Inc. PAC for Responsible Government this cycle have gone to Democrats. Last cycle, Wal-Mart contributed 67 percent of its House candidate money to Republicans. And in 2004, Republicans received 80 percent of the contributions.
And as much as I have come to despise La Pelosi of the 60 Magical Votes, I've been reminded that there is worse evil out there, and his name is Steny:
Through June, Wal-Mart's PAC had contributed to 86 House Democrats this cycle, amounting to just more than one-third of the Caucus. That's more than the 77 House Democrats Wal-Mart supported in 2006 and the 62 that received PAC money in 2004.
Since 2004, Wal-Mart has given $27,500 to House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (Md.), $22,500 to House Majority Whip James Clyburn (S.C.), $12,000 to Chief Deputy Whip Debbie Wasserman Schultz (Fla.), and $20,500 to House Ways and Means Chairman Charlie Rangel (N.Y.).
We all know what this means for a coming Democratic administration and majority- more bullshit excuses about why they can't do anything progressive and why corporations and the wealthy "need" more help from the poor and taxpaying lower classes. The PB2.0 can do many things, but my sincere hope is that it will realize that primary challenges are cheap, and scare the shit out of DINOs and corporate whores posing as representatives of "the people." PB2.0 should get on that, stat.