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May 09, 2014


Voters Can Still Limit Influence of Super PACs

Walter Shapiro: "The truth is that politics is the great leveler. Karl Rove's operation at Crossroads was a political juggernaut until it ran into the national Democratic tide in the 2012 elections. In crusading for gun control, Bloomberg will likely be defeated by a libertarian streak deep in the American psyche that irrationally equates firearms with freedom. Steyer's efforts to change the political climate on global warming runs up against the political interests of coal-producing states and the comforting appeal of delay and denial."

"A political world dominated by billionaires is, of course, an affront to democracy. But in their arrogance, the super rich do resemble King Canute ordering the tides to recede. And that foolishness may be the only salvation in a Super PAC era."












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