Friday, February 6, 2015

The $3 of hate

And yet the rage that one felt was an abstract, undirected emotion which could be switched from one object to another like the flame of a blowlamp.
 Senator Patty Murray has her ritual;
“You and I now have an opponent in my re-election campaign — the Koch brothers,” Murray said in a new email fundraising blast.
The four-term Democratic senator is pounding on news out of a recent conference at Rancho Mirage, California, hosted by billionaire conservative oilmen Charles and David Koch.
Virtually a separate political party, fielded in support of Republicans, the Koch political network plans to raise and spend $889 million on the 2016 election.
The figure has mobilized Democrats, with one arguing that the Kochs are trying to buy America, with the Republicans serving as real estate agents.
And you can participate for less than the cost of a Starbucks skim milk latte. Just $3 gets the donor on Murray's list, which no doubt will be used for future appeals for campaign funds. Presumably Joel Connelly--the author of the Seattle PI piece--will continue to make his contributions under the cover of journalism.

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