Edward Packard

June 16, 2012

Liberated by the Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United, Republican billionaires will inject $100 million or more into this year’s political campaigns. There is no prospect that Democrat billionaires will come remotely close to matching them. In the recent gubernatorial election in Wisconsin, Republicans outspent Democrats by at least 7 - 1 with impressive results. Stepped-up high octane fuel-injected propagandizing by the Republicans is a certainty in the coming months. Obama has not fulfilled the hopes and dreams held by Progressives in 2008, but unless they work as hard for his reelection as they did to put him in office, the transformation of this country into a plutocracy wiil be set in quick-hardening cement.

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