Monday, June 04, 2012

Trifles and Baubles

Oh good job Romney flack:
Mitt Romney’s senior campaign adviser, Eric Fehrnstrom, on Sunday said that social issues important to women, like contraception coverage and abortion rights, were “shiny objects” that were being used to distract voters.
That's 50.8 percent of the population there, Chauncey, and about 53 percent of the voters. So back to helping out the poor, oppressed, wealthy white guy. Now those people's issues matter, after all they're bankrolling the campaign.

The bulk of the cash being funneled to super PACs -- groups independent from political campaigns that can raise and spend unlimited amounts of money -- comes from a select few wealthy Americans. One look at the list of donors bankrolling these groups makes one thing clear: This new element of American politics is overwhelmingly dominated by men.
[cross-posted at Firedoglake]


StonyPillow said...

The Rmoney campaign only wants to talk about what they want to talk about, when they want to talk about it, the way they want to talk about it.

It’s a guy thing. You gotta respect that.

Anonymous said...

"..American politics is overwhelmingly dominated by men."

As GOD INTENDED!!!, you didn't say!!!!

daver said...

Hey, you think that's bad? Check out the top donors to Romney's official campaign (in order, I shit you not):

Goldman Sachs
JP Morgan Chase
Bank of America
Morgan Stanley
Credit Swisse

If we lived in a real Democracy, this just might be as newsworthy as the latest celebrity BS. (Let's try to help get the word around anyway, ok?)

(via Jorn (the original blogger (look it up))):

pansypoo said...

hopefully they threw a shitload of their money away.