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03 February 2010

Supreme Court Decision Already Paying Dividends

The New York Times informs us that, spurred on by the recent Supreme Court decision freeing up corporate money in politics, a group of Republicans is forming a group to promote "conservative" ideas.
The organizers, including former Senator Norm Coleman of Minnesota and Douglas Holtz-Eakin, the senior policy adviser to Senator John McCain’s presidential campaign, describe their emerging American Action Network as a center-right version of the Center for American Progress...
Well, there's a couple of winners for you. But, free of their constraining yokes of office and electoral politics, surely they'll pursue daring, groundbreaking policies certain to tap into a new generation of Republicans eager for change.
Republicans who are donors, board members or both include Haley Barbour, the governor of Mississippi; Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida; Ed Gillespie, like Mr. Barbour a former chairman of the Republican Party; Fred Malek, an investor and official in the Nixon and first Bush administrations; Robert K. Steele, a former executive of Wachovia and Goldman Sachs who was a Treasury official in the second Bush administration, and Kenneth G. Langone, a founder of Home Depot and a former director of the New York Stock Exchange.
Yes! That's just the group to rally the troops after years of government cozying up to Wall St. powerbrokers and pumping up a ruinous housing bubble. Where do I send my check?!


Blogger Glaivester said...

Yokes, not yolks, unless you are talking about eggs.

February 05, 2010 12:26 AM  
Blogger ziel said...

Oops...thanks...young fry of treachery!

February 05, 2010 8:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess grassroots conservatives weren't sending enough money to the GOP, and instead of the GOP examining itself and seeing what it could do get their support again, they just looked for an end-run around them to get donations from corporations.

Corporations should not be allowed to donate any money to campaigns. All political giving should be individual donations. This is certainly not what the founders would have wanted.

Neo-conservatism and coprorate-conservatism simply doesn't have that many true backers numerically, but their backers do have access to large pools of money via their positions at various large companies and think-tanks.

The average American literally has two parties arrayed against him at this time. Its a shame.

February 05, 2010 9:08 PM  
Anonymous Martin B said...

Wall Street insiders, Bush family members, and McCain campaign people - yeah, that's a recipe for a rebirth of conservative ideals. Where do I send my check, indeed. Then again, maybe I'll just spend the money on gin. The Republican party does not represent conservatives - we are just their meal-ticket.

February 06, 2010 3:52 PM  

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