Monday, October 25, 2010
Quote of the Day
"Imagine an election in a Third World nation where a small number of millionaires and billionaires spent massive sums to push the outcome in their preferred direction. Wouldn't many people here condescendingly tut-tut over such a country's 'poorly developed' sense of democracy and the inadequacy of its political system? That, of course, is what is going on in our country as you read this. If you travel any place where there is a contested House or Senate race, you are bombarded with attack ads, almost all against Democrats, paid for by groups that do not have to reveal where their money comes from." -- E. J. Dionne in the Kaplan Daily. He goes on to note that while this is "a huge deal," the media is treating it like politics-as-usual.