You know the drill. The media and the Democrats (but I repeat myself) blast the big-money contributors to the GOP and rail against money in politics. It’s kind of funny when you think about it, because all of that right wing money got us exactly bupkis in the last election. Heck, just today it was reported that the liberal loon Rep. Hank Johnson suggested amending the constitution to limit the free speech of people associated with corporations, as if there was some sort of corporate-sponsored right wing sweep on November 6.
You never hear much about all of the money the unions spend to elect Democrats, or that much of that money comes from the taxpayers the public sector unions are screwing over. You also don’t hear much about guys like George Soros, the puppet master of the Democrat Party. Which brings me to a must-read piece by Matthew Continetti at Washington Free Beacon.
If a campaign finance story is not about David Koch or Sheldon Adelson, do liberals care?
Consider the reaction to Kenneth Vogel’s important report on the winter meeting of the Democracy Alliance, the secretive organization of progressive millionaires and billionaires who finance an extraordinarily byzantine network of liberal foundations and Super PACs that operate with undisclosed “dark money.”
What reaction? Exactly. There wasn’t any.
The left-wing VIPs assembled at the luxury W Hotel across the street from the White House, but only Vogel reported on the story. The gathering did not merit inclusion in either the Washington Post or the New York Times, both of which have offices within blocks of the W, and both of which have devoted reams of newsprint to Mitt Romney’s donor retreats and various Koch-affiliated fundraising summits. Was New York Times campaign finance reporter Nicholas Confessore too busy appearing on NOW with Alex Wagnerto cover the event?
More likely the media simply ignore data that complicate their preferred narrative.
Please read the whole thing, and remember it the next time you hear these liberals complain about money in politics. They’re all about money in politics. How do you think they keep winning elections? Sure, they have the media and entertainment complex in their pockets, and they aren’t averse to a little voter fraud, but without their big money donors financing their perpetual campaigns people might start to put two and two together and come up with the right answer – that their policies suck. They’re sucking the life out of this economy and guys like George Soros are behind the scenes pulling the strings while the media collectively sticks their heads in the sand.
The Other McCain has more, and American Power has some information on another well funded left wing group waging class warfare against America’s producers. But of course the media will turn a blind eye, as usual.