Oligarch Buys Democracy

Bloomberg already spent almost half a billion dollars on political ads in a campaign he started 5 minutes ago.

Half a billion dollars. That’s an absolutely insane amount.

And the Democratic party that lets an oligarch buy an election is not a party I want to be part of.

Trump at least didn’t buy his election. He’s too cheap, so he spent very little. He genuinely attracted people.

If the election is between Bloomberg and Trump, I’m voting for Trump. What Bloomberg represents is absolutely horrible. Even if he had the best, most wonderful agenda in the world, the whole thing would still be horrible.

I really thought this election couldn’t get any worse but now that there’s enough useful idiots supporting this oligarchical buyout of democracy, it’s worse.

19 thoughts on “Oligarch Buys Democracy”

  1. And since he’s bought out much of the party, few criticize him and many endorse him. Even Max Rose, who I’d liked; truly disappointing. Bernie is going after him very hard and I appreciate it, but Dems who aren’t running for president have little incentive to criticize him and every incentive not to, and we’re seeing the results of that.

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  2. “If the election is between Bloomberg and Trump, I’m voting for Trump.”

    Even if Bloomberg selects Hillary as his VP?? 🙂 🙂

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      1. Ah, Clarissa, you have a real life and don’t have time to keep up with the latest political news?

        Bloomberg was specifically asked if he might chose Hillary as his running mate — and he refused to rule that out. Hillary was specifically asked if she’d be willing to run as Bloomberg’s VP — and she gave a coy answer but also refused to rule it out.

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        1. Now you are really pranking me. Right?

          I’m not even going to Google it because… I don’t want to know.

          Yes, it’s been a crazy couple of days. Or has it been weeks?

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          1. “Now you are really pranking me. Right?”

            If I could write fiction this clever, I’d be getting paid a lot more for my hack drivel that I do. Today several news cable television channels and their Internet digital counterparts confirmed that both Bloomberg and Hillary had been asked and given the non-denial answers that I reported.

            The concept (Bloomberg on top/Hillary VP) won’t happen because of multiple political/psychological/ ego-related issues with the two candidates — but that fact that neither would simply issue a firm, straight-out “No way!” says a lot about their cynical brand of politics, doesn’t it?

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              1. It’s just amazing the space that Hillary Clinton has rent-free in some people’s heads. I mean, we are discounting 2016 election fuckery as nonsense so… why do these rumors keep popping up? Hmm..

                Is she political Elvis? or Jennifer Aniston’s marriage to Brad Pitt? Destined to haunt tabloids with absurd stories years after her death, marriage, or claim to political fame has happened? Nobody’s going “Whither Al Gore?” and certainly nobody is haunted by the ghost of Samuel Tilden, an anti corruption, anti-slavery pol whose loss brought about the end of Reconstruction in the South?

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              2. Remember though how everybody hated on Nader, ascribing him an oversized importance in Bush’s victory? That was worse because the guy had so little national recognition of relevance.

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    1. Gosh, I’m so glad Biden has flopped.

      Bloomberg, though? What’s wrong with people? Who could possibly support a candidate like this? It’s a freaking banana republic.

      I was so sure he had no chance but it appears he’s surging.

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      1. Donald Trump just pardoned Bernard Kerik and Rod Blagojevich. He is truly nonpartisan when it comes pardoning corrupt fuckers who solicit and accept bribes.

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        1. Oh look, he pardoned Michael Milken too. I think the only thing stopping Trump from pardoning the Keating 5, is that they were never convicted of any crimes, and he fucking hates John McCain.

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  3. Remember though how everybody hated on Nader, ascribing him an oversized importance in Bush’s victory? That was worse because the guy had so little national recognition of relevance
    I lived through that and was paying attention. No, this is worse.
    “The ashes of Hillary Clinton’s political career are going to cause Donald Trump to win again!,” repeatedly, terrified or gleeful, depending on your political bent. Nader didn’t feature in dumb tabloids. “Oh no, Al Gore, please go back to your man-cave!” I was a child when Ross Perot ran twice but I don’t recall a bunch of Republicans going “Please Ross, don’t run!” I also don’t recall Republicans freaking out at Jeb running. “We can’t have another Bush running! Please go away!”

    She’s a very attractive boogeyman.

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    1. Well, Ross Perot didn’t hold the entire US political process captive for three years with an equivalent of the Russian collusion hoax after losing the election. Hillary Clinton is scary because she refused to go away after losing. She’s clearly trying to sabotage Bernie out of sheer vindictiveness. This is a really bad precedent.

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      1. Well, Ross Perot didn’t hold the entire US political process captive for three years with an equivalent of the Russian collusion hoax after losing the election. Hillary Clinton is scary because she refused to go away after losing
        I think you’re very confused as to who is driving it and who made the entire impeachment happen. And really, think this through. If she is such a monster of self ambition, why would she expend so much to….get the end result of… President Pence? Or President Nancy Pelosi? That is not… President Hillary Clinton.

        The specter of Hillary Clinton is like the horror movie trope of an Indian burial ground. The innocent protagonists swear up and down that all these bad things that are happening around them and to them have nothing to do with the Indian burial ground their cursed house is built on. We know Trump doesn’t believe in that horror movie trope but he’s spooked by someone who has almost no political power and whose political career is over. What idiot continued to reference his defeated political opponent for years at rallies? (Now it’s Nancy Pelosi, lmao) Or comment on her “why I lost memoir?” Gabbard should’ve brushed her comments off like lint off her shoulder. Nothing gives it life like a defamation lawsuit. And frankly, I wasn’t checking for these Clinton comments on Bernie mainly because I’m not hooked up to right wing media or searching out her documentary on Hulu.

        There’s a lot of people throughout the political spectrum giving her power she wouldn’t otherwise have. Like I said, Hillary Clinton is a great boogeyman.

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        1. The impeachment wasn’t part of the Russian collusion plot. It was a completely different narrative.

          Why people are vindictive and want to take revenge when it doesn’t benefit them in any direct way is a profound philosophical question. We all know, however, that vindictiveness is very human and most of us have felt the need to mess with the fuckers who hurt us.

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  4. “If the election is between Bloomberg and Trump, I’m voting for Trump”

    Even the hard leftists of Chapo Trap House (who can and do use the words ‘honorable’ and ‘Soviet’ in the same sentence) prefer Trump to Bloomberg… which got me to thinking…. maybe his whole campaign is a psy-op meant to unite people behind Trump?

    I’m over-thinking things I know…. or…… am I?

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