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Mon Jun 4, 2012, 06:07 PM

4. What a sad day...

The problem with something like NPR and so many others is that the Republicans are vicious. If any organization doesn't adhere to what they want, they either threaten to defund or drag them in front of a hearing. They did it to AARP when they got too vocal about Medicare or Social Security. They are after Planned Parenthood. The biggest mistake we made was thinking it would end with Acorn, but by the time we figured out it was a scam, it was too late. That just empowered them to go after others.

With Walker the amount of money is obscene. In that respect, if he should win, the conclusions are probably more likely than one would like to think. If money can change an unpopular Governor to an even contender in a recall, that really doesn't bode well for democracy. What is even more frightening, do you remember what happened with the big Court election? The Dem won and then out the blue there was just enough "found" votes to turn the election to the Rep and just enough to not trigger a recount. With it being this close, I worry about the count.

What makes me sick is that it appears that elections are doomed to be corrupted by money and lies. We sorely need a Constitutional amendment to get all this money out of politics.

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