Monday, April 07, 2014

The Gift To Progressives From The Ultra-Right

As equal marriage rights for all are instituted in state after state, and across the world in country after country, American gays have the Westboro Baptist Church to thank for making homophobia look totally ridiculous.

Similarly, the Koch brothers have managed to fund so many kooky ultra-right wing causes that parts of conservatism now look ridiculous to mainstream America. They have split the Republican Party.

Lately, the Supreme Court has allowed unlimited corporate funding of candidates for office. This may not work out well, either. Corporate funding of politicians will not be secret. A politician will be known by the bulges in his pocket. Crowd-funding, which his opponent may use, is growing by leaps and bounds.

The crowd of corporations that funds a candidate may be his halo. Or more likely his albatross.


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