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Surprise, guess where that Tidal Wave of outside Cash is coming from?


If you guessed Republicans you’d be wrong. According to the Wall Street Journal, most of that cash is coming from Unions to Democrats.

The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees is now the biggest outside spender of the 2010 elections, thanks to an 11th-hour effort to boost Democrats that has vaulted the public-sector union ahead of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the AFL-CIO and a flock of new Republican groups in campaign spending.

You all remember the Citizens United SCOTUS ruling and you should remember Obama finger waging at the SCOTUS saying that a “Tidal Wave” of cash will threaten democracy. Well he is kinda right. The only thing that threatens democracy are Democrats who try to make decisions for the populous. Think Soda Tax, Smoking Tax, blah blah blah.

The 1.6 million-member AFSCME is spending a total of $87.5 million on the elections after tapping into a $16 million emergency account to help fortify the Democrats’ hold on Congress. Last week, AFSCME dug deeper, taking out a $2 million loan to fund its push. The group is spending money on television advertisements, phone calls, campaign mailings and other political efforts, helped by a Supreme Court decision that loosened restrictions on campaign spending.

President Barack Obama has criticized the Supreme Court decision that opened the door to more spending by corporations and unions. When asked about AFSCME’s ramped up campaign efforts following the court’s decision, the White House focused on largely anonymous campaign spending by what it termed “special interests.”

As usual the Democrats are not the honest ones here.

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  1. yttik
    October 23, 2010 at 17:21

    I’m curious if there’s a saturation level, some amount where advertising just stops working? I know I’ve stopped reading campaign literature, put a garbage can by my mailbox, and muted out the TV because I just really can’t stand it anymore.

    • October 23, 2010 at 19:14

      I don’t watch them either. I don’t bother with any campaign propaganda.

    • October 24, 2010 at 09:29

      How the money is spent doesn’t matter so much, what matters is where the money comes from.

      Wealthy people have a difficult time buying elections with their own cash because political advertising isn’t that effective. Same goes for things like these. When the money is coming from a small group of people that don’t necessarily reflect the mood of the electorate, it won’t do much.

      But, if political contributions are coming the voters, that’s a good indication of who the voters like and will vote for.

      That’s really what they should focus on, how much of the campaign cash is coming directly from the voters?

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