Wednesday, June 6, 2012

CAN ELECTIONS BE BOUGHT?

It sure seems more clear than ever that bombarding people with misinformation and distorted reality can turn them away from common sense and even their own experience.  Brainwashing, if you will.  And having a whole lot of money available to put that message into constant rotation on TV and in other high visibility places means that your message becomes their belief.

In Wisconsin, Scott Walker held on to his office - he outspent Democrat Tom Barrett by more than 7-to-1. And that doesn't take into account the tens of millions of dollars that Republican Super PACs poured into the state - estimated at between $75 and $80 million.


The Tea Partiers and the GOP think it was a great victory.  I think it is just sad that more people can't see what is happening, stand up to it and get educated about the issues on their own.




6 comments:

Jan@WritingToWellness said...

I have many thoughts on the subject. The major one is: impeach certain members of the Supreme Court for the Citizens United decision. (Money is free speech, my azz.)

knittergran said...

And corporations are people too, my azz.
I hope there is a way to reverse Citizens United. What amazes me are the people who vote against their own best interests.

Tricia said...

I did a bike ride into Wisconsin two weeks ago and was very disheartened by the lawn signs "We Stand For Walker" out in the farming area. Do these people really think their lives are going to be better with him? These were farmers with what appeared not much for a house. What is he doing for them?

Nan said...

The saturation advertising worked, especially the attack ads against Barrett. I know people who despise Walker but came to the conclusion Barrett was just as bad so sat out the election.

shrink on the couch said...

Makes me wish there was a way to get into the heads of those five supremes. Are any of them beginning to see the error of their decision? Three of them might, one of these days.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Citizens United. Jeez.