Now THIS Is Funny
By Cassandra D
The New York Times is reporting on a big shift in corporate campaign donations away from Republicans and to Democrats, which actually makes me more optimistic about the Democrats' chances than a dozen polls put together.
But notice the article's graph:
In October 2004, 73 percent of money from corporate PACs went to Republicans and only 27 percent to Democrats. That makes the current 43 percent to Democrats look downright equitable.
No one could possibly argue that the Republican party isn't the party of big business. And years of the scorched earth, freeze-the-Dems-out K Street Project has had its impact.
My hopes are these:
1) The corporate donations will be balanced and won't corrupt the Democrats as they have the Republicans.
2) The mainstream media's perception that Republicans hold a death-grip on power will fade away, so that there will be no more nonsense like NBC's refusal to air ads for the Dixie Chicks' documentary, or worse, NBC and CBS's refusal to run the United Church of Christ's ad saying that they welcome all people, including gay couples.