Wednesday, November 7, 2012
No 'Pay to Play' for Republicans
2012 was the first election after the Supreme Court decision of Citizens United. Citizens United is what allows corporations and Super PAC's to spend unlimited amounts of money on the election--and they did, spending billions.
However, the citizens of America seemed to completely reject massive funding, and nearly every race that was funneled money lost. The Republican's out-of-touch stances on the environment, taxes for the rich, and women led to their demise. Obama won the Presidency, and Democrats picked up seats in the Senate. There was an 18 point gender gap between women and men voting for Romney or Obama.
The progressives are hopeful for some real change during Obama's lame duck presidency (for those not familiar with the term, lame duck refers to a politician who can not get elected again, so this might be the only time a politician isn't completely influenced by politics.) Although Obama didn't flash many progressive values during his first 4 years, he had to worry about he election. No that the election is over, America has 'Hope' that things will get better.
The picture above seems to capture this sentiment, with Cut n Payste pasting a dollar bill over the mouth of a Mitt Romney poster from Robbie Conal.