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Posted by MinM in Editorials & Other Articles
Wed Aug 17th 2011, 02:43 PM
The Appeal was a book I published. It was always a novel. It’s completely fiction and it’s completely true. It's the story of the purchasing of a Supreme Court seat in Mississippi. ~ John Grisham
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With all the money that was poured into these recall elections, combined with the dirty tricks... You really have to give a tip of the cap to Wisconsin voters.

Hot Coffee was a recent HBO documentary that touched on a few of these themes.

1) The Citizen United decision by the Supreme Court to accord corporations the rights of individuals to free speech and to enable them basically to funnel unlimited amounts of money into political advertising.

2) The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which most people don't know is the largest lobbying group for corporations in the world. They've been shown to be funneling money into these political campaigns.

3) “Mississippi Victims Losing 100 Percent of Appeals. Court Ignoring Juries.”

4) The statistics are that the candidate who has the most money for political ads will win about 90% percent of the time.

Given all that, the Democratic Party of Wisconsin should be congratulated.

Also thanks to these articles which provided the basis for this post:

Wisconsin GOP Hangs onto Senate | Consortiumnews

"Hot Coffee" - On The Media
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