Thread: Economics Karl Rove and Super PACs
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:40 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by mlyonsd View Post
The rich people spent a ton of money in an election. Got it.

They lost. Still got it. The system 'worked'.

I don't understand the purpose of the thread other than you trying to sell the idea people voicing their opinion with the resources they have available undemocratic.
Swing and a miss.

I'll highlight the part of the OP I'd like you to comment on.

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Watching the election results, and how Karl Rove spent $300 million through his super PAC on candidates that all lost, it's easy to forgive the non-role super PACs seemed to have played in deciding the 2012 election.

The thing is, coming to that conclusion is short-sighted. It's incorrect.
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Because donating tons and tons of dollars isn't necessarily about winning. It's about investing in a party that will fight for you when the politicking starts.
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Because a political donation of, let's say, a million dollars, isn't just a one-time purchase. It's communicating that I could give you a million more in the future. Therefore the party that ends up reaping that benefit (and both parties now rely on this) must now slave away for your demands, lest they risk those nine-figure donation checks going to the other party.
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