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Wednesday, June 6, 2012

An Open Letter to Warren Buffett from Groobecat Dot Com

Online Activism ~ Data-Driven Analysis ~ Lefteous Indignation

As we move away fro a 30.5 million to 3.9 million drudging in Wisconsin, it is impossible to avoid reflection on a few points.

I. The horrors of Citizens United, despite Alito's ignominious, "...thats not true" mouthing at President Obama's State of The Union Speech.

II. The Left has major work to do in helping people understand issues associate with the ability to collective address issues that affect employees. A more critical factor  unions comprise a historic Democratic voting bloc. This, pacing organized labor as a major force for GOP dismantling.

III. The clear difference between Right-Wing Billionaires and Left-Wing Billionaires.  It seems the "uber" wealthy on the Right relish thoughts of plutocracy, while on the Left the views is direct opposite.

The latter of my three points (and there are more), is thoroughly addressed in a most creative and crafty manner at  


Dear Mr. Buffett...

...I assume you've read the papers. Maybe even watched Rachel Maddow? And now you know the election results in Wisconsin. And, like everyone else, you also know what we all suspected: in the post-Citizens United world, money talks, democracy walks.

So, let's take a look at the numbers: The Scott Walker campaign raised $30.5 billion--66% of which came from outside groups. Tom Barrett raised on 1/8 of that, or $3.9 million, only 26% of which came from out-of-state donors.

Source: Rachel Maddow show from June 5, 2012
So, as a numbers guy, you know that an 8:1 disadvantage in spending are not good odds for defeating a union-busting, plutocratic candidate like Walker. Advertisements don't have to be true, they just have to be effective at scaring people, and in this particular election, those advertisements won.

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