FROM BUZZFEED, Team Romney’s diabolical plan to buy the presidency.
Mitt Romney has adopted what top Republicans describe as a Cold War strategy to defeat President Barack Obama: To spend him into oblivion.
As Ronald Reagan’s expensive defense build up stretched the Soviet Union thin, the Romney campaign’s massive ad buys are aimed as much at broadening the playing field as at persuasion, forcing Obama and his allies to spread their resources thin and to play defense in formerly safe states. Wednesday, there were early signs that the strategy is working, as Obama reported a “burn rate” far in excess of the Republican’s.
If people take today’s Washington Post story to heart, he’s going to need a lot of money to get it done.
Mitt Romney’s financial company, Bain Capital, invested in a series of firms that specialized in relocating jobs done by American workers to new facilities in low-wage countries like China and India.
During the nearly 15 years that Romney was actively involved in running Bain, a private equity firm that he founded, it owned companies that were pioneers in the practice of shipping work from the United States to overseas call centers and factories making computer components, according to filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Let’s not pretend, however, that Pres. Obama isn’t making a substantial financial bid for the presidency himself. But wouldn’t it be interesting if Mitt Romney’s money advantage turned Pres. Obama into an underdog?
What would happen if the national media pick this story up and it gets framed as The Buying of the Presidency?
I’m going to do whatever I can to help, because maybe people will start understanding that their little $5 donations are a joke on them, simply to keep people hooked on their particular brand of political crack, because you can’t really impact the presidential race at all.
That is, unless you vote. But even then the Supreme Court could nullify it.
Maybe now you fully understand why I put a question mark in my logo after “We the People?”
So, consider the next time you think of giving money to Pres. Obama or national Democrats, perhaps you should instead donate to one of your local candidates running for office. You have more impact and your voice can actually matter more locally than you can playing in the Super Bowl of Politics between Team Obama vs. Team Romney, where your $5 or $10 or $20 is just to keep you hooked into believing you’re “part of a different king of politics” when you’re not.