Citizens United ruling hurts democratic system
Get a good seat, pop some popcorn and get ready for the Republicans’ 2016 version of “Dumb and Dumber.”
With Jeb Bush’s strong indication of running for president, Republican presidential dreamers are being rustled out of their nests earlier than they would like. Like ants scurrying to a pile of sugar, some candidates are forced to rush to judgment for fear they won’t get their share of money from the sugar daddy donors. The early cast of characters has emerged.
As for Bush, he’s George W.’s brother; enough said!
Like Casey at the Bat, Mitt Romney might think he’s ready to swing for the third time; I do hope so. Speaking at the Republican retreat in San Diego, he called to “end the scourge of poverty.” This is the same man who classified those suffering from this scourge as being part of the 47 percent of Americans who are “takers.” Romney is so out of touch that in a televised interview, he referred to a park not as a “park,” but rather as “an area with open spaces.”
Then there is Rick Perry. The three things I like best about Perry are his comedic presence, his childish demeanor and, uh, I forgot the third thing.
The neurosurgeon, Dr. Ben Carson, credits ISIS with having the same chutzpah that America’s original ragtag militiamen used to overthrow England, which was then the most powerful military force on the planet. I think I know what he means, but I won’t touch this.
My money’s on New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. When the other candidates bother him, he’ll just knock them out and emerge the victor by default.
All comedy aside, the Supreme Court’s decision to allow unlimited amounts of money to infiltrate our democratic system has turned our “free elections” into “financed selections.”
Robert J. Wegrzynowski