So political money doesn’t “cost” elections?

It’s hard to believe but the voters finally woke up!

By Jack E. Lohman

At 75 I didn’t expect to see it in my lifetime, but it’s here: voter sanity. Karl Rove alone threw $400 million down the tubes trying to buy the 2012 election, and he (and his “investors”) lost. Grover Norquist’s and Sheldon Adelson’s cash was as worthless. I’m crushed.

As a disclosure, I voted for their guy, Mitt Romney, but I value democracy even more. It could have been won with far less money, and for that I am grateful.

It’s likely George Bush lost this one too, for the R’s, and I voted for him as well. I guess I’m not a very good judge of people.

What I’d like to see is the progressives take control of the Democratic Party, which they can do better than the Tea Partier’s effort to overrun the R’s. The progressives have “right” on their side, at least for the moment. But I’m not stupid… eventually the moneyed interests will try to take over here, too. So we must remain vigilant.

Clearly we need NEW democratic AND republican leadership, and ALL of these jokers should step down or be ousted.

YES, republicans, we need to cut spending, and we need to make the government smaller. But why is it that John Boehner rejected that idea when defense manufactures in OHIO were included? And all other republicans did the same?

It is time that both sides abandon duplicity!

The truth is, I don’t really care whether the center-right or the center-left is in control, as long as our politicians are not taking cash bribes from corporations or other special interests. I want them making decisions in congress that are in the best interest of my kid’s and grandkid’s nation, and they can’t do that while taking bribes.

You’d think that they had kids and grandkids too, but…

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