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Citizens United coming back to bite GOP

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othershoe1030

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This is just such a pleasant observation that I couldn't resist posting the article. It is only fitting that the tool that conservatives thought would be their ticket to total political control has turned against them. We now see the circular firing squad at work.

Knowing the determination and great egos involved with billionaires on a political quest there is no telling how long this will continue. It couldn't happen to a better group of knot heads (no offense Knothead!).
Obviously this is not a "what if" idea. We are seeing this play out on the evening news.


Republicans could barely contain their glee when the Supreme Court’s 2010 Citizens United decision cleared the way for unlimited spending in political campaigns.
But now — headed into a crowded presidential primary that promises to be longer, nastier and more expensive as a result of the ruling — some are having buyers’ remorse.

Concerns are mounting among top donors and party elites that an influx of huge checks into the GOP primary will hurt the party’s chances of retaking the White House. Long-shot candidates propped up by super PACs and other big-money groups will be able to linger for months throwing damaging barbs at establishment favorites who offer a better chance of victory, the thinking goes.
Already, big-money groups have raised about $86 million to support a handful of second- and third-tier candidates — Govs. Chris Christie of New Jersey and John Kasich of Ohio, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former CEO Carly Fiorina and former Govs. Rick Perry of Texas and Mike Huckabee of Arkansas. In some cases, the lion’s share came from a handful of ultra-wealthy partisans, including a pair of Dallas billionaires who combined to give $11 million to a pro-Perry super PAC and a handful of donors who accounted for the majority of the $37 million reportedly raised by a pro-Cruz super PAC.
By comparison, the actual presidential campaign committees established by Cruz, Fiorina, Huckabee and Perry — which, unlike super PACs, must limit individual donations to $2,700 during the primary — raised about $19 million combined, according to their campaigns.


Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/07/revenge-of-citizens-united-120115.html#ixzz3g9wYnmVW

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