In Florida Vicious Attacks Don’t Always Work

“Florida proved that perhaps vicious attacks don’t always work. In Florida, Newt already on the attack became a viciously vile attack dog, but it didn’t work he lost despite the negativity factor. Now what? The scary part of the political season so far is the amount of money being poured into the campaigns from anonymous sources, thanks to the Five Supreme’s and Citizens United.

The Mittster has proven once again if you spend enough money you can buy an election. And it is becoming more about money and how much a candidate has than about what’s wrong with our country and how to fix it. Mitt again proved also that he doesn’t care about the other 99 percent, especially those at the lower end of the economic scale. He doesn’t believe they really matter. And given the millions being poured into the campaign to unseat Barack Obama he may be right. That’s scary in and of itself.

Thanks to five old men (4 of them white) we now are about to learn how much money really counts in an election and just what enough of it can buy. I don’t even know if it is possible to impeach a supreme court justice, but it is were possible I can’t think of five more likely candidates for impeachment than, John Roberts, Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito. They certainly make it appear that perhaps Shakespeare was correct when he opined in Henry the Sixth Part 2, “First thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers!” Roberts, Scalia, Kennedy, Thomas and Alito certainly give the law profession a very bad name.

They have done a grave disservice to this nation and its citizens. They have impugned the integrity of the highest court in our land, with the heinous decision they rendered in Citizens United and they should be ashamed to consider themselves Justices much less lawyers. It is a decision so horrendous in its scope and what it has wrought to be without question the worst decision ever handed down by our supreme court, including the Dred Scott decision of 1857 which led to the Civil War.

We are seeing first hand just how important five people can be to this nation and its citizens. How much control they can exert over our lives with one bad decision. This election is about power and money and whether or not ordinary citizens will still have any say in whether we continue to be a democratic republic or slide ever closer to becoming a fascist plutocracy.

If there ever were a reason to keep electing a democrat to the White House the Five Supreme’s decision in Citizens United on its own should be justification enough. What we can expect from any one of the old white guys running on the neo-republican ticket is that if any one of them gets elected, when the next vacancy opens on the supreme court we will have another person foisted upon us that will be an open and ardent shill for corporate will and power and have only the interests of the 1 percent in their souls and minds.

Barack Obama may at best not be the person we all would like him to be, but with him in the White House we won’t get another crummy lawyer who owes their soul to the company store.” —– Bob Bearden


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