Republican scandal-mongering and campaign spending
After months of going through thousands of pages of documentation concerning Benghazi and thousands of boring emails, Republicans continue to drag out their fruitless investigations against Hillary Clinton.
While the evidence is as thin as Oliver Twist’s gruel, the GOP’s scandal-mongering is endless. And the spending on the Benghazi investigations, which should be considered political contributions to the Stop Hillary Campaign Fund, has topped $4 million.
Perhaps it is time for the GOP to get over it and move on to creating some meaningful legislation to improve the country rather than tear it up out of spite.
In his recent letter to the editor, it seems Mr. Reynolds would like us to believe that all campaign contributions are the same, when in fact they are not.
Those of us who are middle and working class give small donations and do not funnel millions of dollars through dark-money PACs to buy politicians.
On the other hand, the Koch Brothers and other billionaires brag about the hundreds of millions they can spend electing their paid lackeys. Guess who is one of them. Using their PAC, Americans for Prosperity, the Koch Brothers funneled $10 million toward Scott Walker’s election and recall campaigns.
In the 2016 presidential election, the Koch Brothers alone have pledged to spend over $900 million to buy people who will do their bidding.
In early August, the Koch Brothers summoned Walker, along with three other Republican presidential contenders, to a summit meeting at a southern California luxury hotel to hobknob with 200 rich, mega-donors.
Mr. Reynolds would like us to believe that the $8.35 million given to the four state Supreme Court justices is no different than any other campaign contributions, and in this he is right. Billionaires and millionaires spend a lot of money to buy elections and influence politicians. They also spent millions to influence Wisconsin’s Supreme Court elections and ensure that those four justices made decisions that benefit the corporate elite, which is what they did when they shut down the John Doe investigation.
The justices had both a legal and a moral obligation to recuse themselves, because the parties involved in the investigation had contributed to their election campaigns. What was once considered a conflict of interest is now considered business as usual in Scott Walker’s Wisconsin.
Please read the Wall Street Journal as Mr. Reynolds suggests, but keep in mind that it is owned by Rupert Murdoch, the same billionaire who owns Fox News.