February 18, 2014

This is a helluva time for Democrats to pretend they're noble and above the dirty business of spending money on campaign ads. Ever since PrioritiesUSA confirmed they would sit out the 2014 midterms, I've been fuming. But hey, this is what happens when campaigns are powered by billionaires.

No, PrioritiesUSA will not counter the $27 million spent by the Koch machine already in the midterms because they're gathering up money to support Hillary Clinton's (apparently) inevitable 2016 run.


Whether any of us like it or not, money is the name of the game in political campaigns for the foreseeable future, and SuperPACs are the SUVs carrying that money, those ads, and supporting those candidates. But the billionaires have decided they want to Wait For Hillary.

Thank God someone scolded them over this...and no one better than Lawrence O'Donnell, who lets them know exactly what they're agreeing to with this incredibly poor strategy.

Should Hillary Clinton run and be elected in 2016, she will be president in name only, because she will have a Senate AND a House of Representatives which are so far to the right that the only Supreme Court nominees she could possibly appoint would be to the right of Justice Kennedy.

Maybe that's their goal.

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