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ELECTION: What will be the quid pro quo?

Letter by David A. Porter, Tacoma on Aug. 27, 2012 at 4:57 pm | 39 Comments »
August 28, 2012 1:15 pm

The 2012 presidential election is in a terrible state now, what with expectations that over a billion dollars will be spent, much of it secret donations resulting from the Citizen’s United debacle.

A couple hundred people are writing seven- to nine-figure checks to propagandize, scare, lie and smear certain candidates. If you can bear to watch TV between now and November, be my guest.

Suppressing the vote and quid pro quo between operatives trying to buy outcomes are rampant. For example, Sheldon Adelson and the Koch brothers are shoveling in money, yet directly benefit from what Romney says he wants. It’s a huge conflict of interest, and has gone completely out of control.

Vote Republican if you like, but you’re being bulldozed into a nightmare scenario of corporatist, self-righteous, hypocritical fussbudgets. Unless you’re in the 1 percent like Romney and his cohort, I guarantee they won’t have your interests in mind. This is neither patriotic nor a reasonable answer for our beloved country.

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