roadbikeRob saidThis is just more valid evidence that the democratic party is just as controlled by big business and their lobbyists as the republicans are. I wish you guys would stop being such blind sycophants to the democratic party because the democrats are no damned better than the republicans. Both parties suck big time.
Thankfully, a good chunk of America is feeling the same way about BOTH parties.
Despite frequently being portrayed as a hardcore Democrat, I agree that both parties are completely fucked. And public financing of elections is the only way to truly change our country.
That said, the Dems are really better on some progressive issues (equal rights, social services, etc.) and nominally better on others (financial reform). They are also as a party more honest with the American people and Obama is a big part of that.
On the other hand, the Republicans are doing everything they possibly can, including lying to the press, procedural moves in the Senate, and saying one in a meeting with the President and another to the media, to ensure that Obama's agenda, which is pretty moderate, is completely crippled. Oh, and then they run to the constituents and take credit for money resulting from the administration's policies.
The other big culprit is the media as a whole. Even MSNBC. I heard on the radio this morning that there were about 800 people at Sarah Palin's speech at the Teabagger convention. But it was covered extensively.
Compare that to the anti-war demonstrations in 2001 and 2003 and the more recent immigration reform protests, which drew millions, but received scant coverage. This creates a perception the Republicans policies are more popular than Dems.