READER COMMENTS ON
"Toon of the Moment: 'We're On Your Side'..."
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COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
said on 10/8/2010 @ 1:36 pm PT...
Rachel Maddow tried to bring this up with the republican candidate she interviewed on her show last night.
Unfortunately the interview went the extremely annoying route of two people talking over the top of each other repeatedly.
The only point I'd make in the defense of "secret money" helping campaigns is its hard to give quid-pro-quo if you don't know who gave you money. On the other hand, if you DO know who did it behind the scenes, its almost impossible for any law enforcement to prove you're performing illegal quid-pro-quo services.
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
love-of-truth ucc guy
said on 10/8/2010 @ 2:24 pm PT...
I saw a comment about this somewhere. Of course the Republicans like this. They're gullible. They have to be to BE Republicans.
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 10/12/2010 @ 9:12 am PT...
How is your buddy K!mber!in doing? Bomb anyone recently? Smuggle any drogas? Nice group of friends you have there, Brad.
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 10/12/2010 @ 12:23 pm PT...
What a stupid cartoon, the author clearly doesn't understand what the principles of the Tea Party movement are about. The Tea Party is against bailouts to private corporations, which would hardly make them a tool of big corporations.
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 10/12/2010 @ 4:02 pm PT...
Sorry, Larry, you seem to have misunderstood the cartoon. Just because the Tea Partiers say they don't "believe" in bailouts doesn't have any bearing on whether they are tools of the biggest corporations.
Surely you're aware that the Tea Party groups were not started by and are not primarily funded by ordinary Americans. The known funders of the Tea Party groups are all multi-billion dollar corporations, who provided the money to start these groups. These corporate funders continue to provide major support to maintain a broad web of astroturf organizations that use ordinary citizens to advocate for those corporations' interests.
And those ordinary citizens are the same ones who have been laid off (or seen their incomes stagnate) by those same corporations who outsourced their jobs to other nations.
Those ordinary citizens seem to be unaware that they are working against their own best economic interests.
If you are unaware of the corporate funding behind the Tea Party groups, check these out:
Covert Operations: The billionaire brothers who are waging a war against Obama: in which you can verify for yourself that the data and the evidence are all true.
Tea Party movement funding (SourceWatch)
Of course, it's fine if you want to work for corporations to advance their interests, and work against your own best economic interests --- that's your right. Just be clear that that's what you're doing.