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  •  "the goods" can be had quite easily (4+ / 0-)
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    Dirtandiron, bontemps2012, elwior, DvCM

    The moneyed interests know how to keep their bought politicians in line.

    Norquist is just the guy with the whip.

    Make sure everyone's vote counts: Verified Voting

    by sacrelicious on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 10:47:18 AM PST

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    •  It's not quite that simple. Almost. (7+ / 0-)

      Bribes and blackmail:

      And keep in mind that threats to staffers are ultimately more important than hammering the elected Members.

      Staffers have no job security.

      "Horse-head" refers to the Godfather movies. A nasty primary opponent with money is a "horse-head" in yer bed.

      Powell Systems operations are the horde of "non-profit" Think Tank and propaganda mills that serve the billionaires.

      "1%squared" is the right figure.

      1 in 10,000 citizens has a say in what these guys do. Filter by wealth, not income.

      It was more like 1 in 10,000,000 for the 2012 election.

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