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  •  I think your take on Citizens United is wrong, ie. (0+ / 0-)

    it was a reaction to the fact that internet fundraising changed the game in politics in such a fundamental way, starting in 2006 and especially 2008.  The manner in which grassroots fundraising had such an impact in 2008 scared the devil out of the Republicans, so their captive Supreme Court let Citizens United spring to life via their ruling.

    The Unions still are a big player, but direct grass-roots fundraising is playing an ever greater role.  The Republicans are probably trying to figure out a way to shut that down, as well.

    Citizens United sucks, but we won't be outspent 20 or 30 to 1.

    "A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle" - Mohammed Nabbous, R.I.P.

    by Lawrence on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 04:05:58 PM PST

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