From an Organizing For America email:
‘This is a threat to our democracy…And if we just stand by and allow the special interests to silence anybody who’s got the guts to stand up to them, our country’s going to be a very different place.’
That’s what the President just said about the Chamber of Commerce, a right-wing group spending $75 million to beat Democrats this fall, and reportedly taking money from foreign corporations — some even owned by foreign governments.
These groups are trying to buy our elections, backing candidates who want to tear down everything that makes the middle class strong in this country: things like Medicare, Social Security, even the minimum wage.
Donations are pouring in from the President’s and First Lady’s notes this week, but we all need to do what we can to stop this threat to our democracy.
So which special interests, exactly, are taking over the 2010 elections?Â Well for the most part donations are going to Democrats…which makes sense of course, while they are still the party in power.Â But the straw man “special interests” that the Obama administration is furiously campaigning against (since they haven’t had much success maligning the Tea Party) is an outright lie.Â
And if we’re so concerned about foreign political funds, shouldn’t we take a look at George SorosÂ and the organizations that he is funding?Â My personal favorite is probably the Prison Moratorium Project to let everyone out of every prison in America.
I’m pretty sure that socialism andÂ state capitalismÂ are the real threat to democracy right now.
UPDATE:Â Thank you, Bob Schieffer, for calling the administration out on this.
This part about foreign money, it appears to be peanuts, Mr. Axelrod.Â Do you have any evidence that it’s anything other than peanuts?
Well, do you have any evidence that it’s not, Bob?
Is that the best you can do?