So, Democrats…Let’s Talk Money in Politics, Shall We?

So, Democrats…Let’s Talk Money in Politics, Shall We?

Democrats just love talking night and day about getting the big money out of politics.  They constantly rail about elections being “bought” by “special interest groups” and rich donors (they love to demonize the Koch brothers and Wall Street).  Their cure for the big money in politics is often “public financing”, meaning government support of political candidates (don’t they care that some of their money might be used to finance campaigns by those filthy Republicans?).

This week, there was a well-publicized and analyzed special election in the state of Georgia, to replace Republican Tom Price who left to join the Trump Administration.  The Democrat candidate was a first-time youngster, who didn’t even live in the district he claimed to want to represent.  His opponent was a well-regarded, experienced local candidate, with lots of name recognition.

The Democrats figured that this was a good chance to confirm that everyone hates Trump, and are most anxious to replace Republicans with Democrats so they can take over the House in the 2018 midterm elections.  In pursuit of that goal, prominent Democrat celebrities held fund-raisers and made commercials in support of Jon Ossoff.  The party raised over 23 million dollars for their candidate.  Now, that sounds like Big Money to me!  The Democrats out-spent the Republicans three to one in this election.  Here is the result.  How about those long faces on the CNN “reporters” on Tuesday night?

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They don’t look very happy, do they?  TWENTY-THREE MILLION DOLLARS spent, 90% of it from outside the state of Georgia!  And they still lost.  In fact, there have been a total of five special elections recently to replace officials who joined the Trump Administration, and not one Democrat won.  Congratulations to Karen Handel, new Representative from the 6th District of Georgia.

The sound that could be heard from many conservative households this week?   BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

Photo Challenge……Transient

If a huge thundercloud isn’t transient, nothing is.  We outran this one in Iowa in the summer of 2010, on our way to Hillsdale College in Michigan.  It nearly caught us when we stopped for lunch, but we  got to our destination before the storm broke.

Storm nearly behind
Outrunning thunderstorm in Iowa

I took this picture through the front windshield of the car while it was driving down the highway.  Honestly, it felt like we were being pursued by the Devil.  Maybe we were.

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