The abuse of buying and selling votes crept in and money began to play an important part in determining elections. Later on, this process of corruption spread to the law courts. And then to the army, and finally the Republic was subjected to the rule of emperors. - Plutarch (Historian of the Roman Republic)In the famous (infamous?) words of Watergate's "Deep Throat:" "Follow the money." Apparently Romney's wealthy donors are fleeing his campaign like cock roaches when the light is turned on: LINK To make matters worse, Romney isn't going to be getting many votes from women: LINK
And by the way, for you ideologically blind Obama supporters who think Obama is in office to represent the interests of the 99%'ers, take a look at this little factoid: Since Obama has been elected, the top 1% of income earners have received 93% of the income growth: LINK Stick that in your little medical marijuana pipe and smoke it and continue dreaming about the Hope and Change as promised in 2008...
Now, please don't mistake me for someone who is supporting either candidate. As those who have read my previous posts on the topic, our vote does not matter. But this election is over and Romney could save a lot of donor money and both Romney and Obama could save a lot of taxpayer money by ending our misery now. Of course, just like everything else being done by the oligarchs running our system, the dead corpse that is the election is being held up for more punching in order to enable the very wealthy to jockey for control through the "art" of campaign finance (see Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, 558 U.S. 310 - a landmark Supreme Court decision).
In Mafia parlance, probably ebonics too, the "double tap" is when you kill someone in the head with a gunshot but then fire a second bullet into the head just make sure. What we are going through now until election day is an election "double tap."
Originally I planned on watching the debate this Wednesday for I what I thought could be free entertainment. But this debate is not free entertainment. I was driving through the Denver University area yesterday running some errands and I noticed that there's already a heavy presence of security and secret service personnel deployed. Not to mention the dozens of semi-trailors used for staging equipment. Then, I was in the Safeway near DU and in walked two Denver SWAT cops dressed in jungle green with all their weaponry on display. I overheard them wondering where the batteries were. This is not free. The cost of this debate to the taxpayers will likely be in the millions, once all the expense checks for travel and entertaiment plus security are taken into account. And what do we get for our money? An election that's already been decided.
And this brings me to a brief interchange I had this weekend. There was a voter registration table set up in the lobby of my building on Saturday. As I was walking in, the woman sitting there asked me if I was registered to vote. To which I replied that I don't vote. She wanted to know why. I like to answer questions like that with a question, so I asked her if she owned any gold and silver bullion, knowing that the answer would be "no." I followed her "no" response by stating that if she doesn't understand the reasons why everyone should should own gold and silver, then she would would be incapable of understanding why I choose not to vote. She looked horrified but it shut her up. Referring her to my blog would be a waste of time.
By now a lot of you have heard about the Government's free cell phone program, something about which I was unaware until this morning. Apparently Obama has taken the program and has implemented it as a device to pimp votes: LINK In that regard, please make no mistake in thinking that Romney would not have expanded this program in order to whore votes as well. It really makes no difference which party is in office or in control. But I wanted to share this video of a rabid Obama supporter so that everyone can see what campaign season has devolved into: