Monday, January 02, 2012
I feel pretty confident Michelle Bachmann would not have uttered these words if she had the money she does not think should elect the president. But since she does not shoulder the same heavy campaign purse many of her opponents in Iowa have, of course she would wish money did not elect the president.
She is right. How deep some candidate's pockets are should not determine the outcome of an election. But to hear her whine about it makes me chuckle. The political system in this country has been corrupted by money for years. Our pols spend more time it seems sucking up to big money than doing the jobs they were elected to do. Especially the Congress men and women of the House of Representatives, of which Michelle has been a member now for more than a few years.
What is sad I think is that we can tell how a specific campaign is going by how much money they are pulling in or not pulling in. This is a better barometer than any poll one might try to use. Like business, money follows success in politics also. If we don't like this system, then why have we not changed it? Oh our leaders have wrung their hands and complained about it, but when it comes right down to it, their lack of any meaningful campaign reform indicates they like things just the way they are. Even more so I suspect with the recent SCOTUS decision defining money as an odd extension of free speech.
So Michelle take your "pity me , I'm poor" party back to Minnesota. Maybe you should be concentrating on finding enough cash to get your sorry ass reelected to Congress so you can continue to be a waste of space on the taxpayer's dime.