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Friday, April 29, 2011

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"While we agree that fundamental campaign finance reforms are needed, Karl Rove and the Koch brothers cannot live by one set of rules as our values and our candidates are overrun with their hundreds of millions of dollars. We will follow the rules as the Supreme Court has laid them out, but the days of the double standard are over."—Bill Burton, former deputy White House press secretary and current senior strategist for Priorities USA and Priorities USA Action, two recently-launched fundraising groups established "to counter an expected tidal wave of money from independent GOP-leaning groups in the 2012 battle for the White House."

The two groups are structured "to accept the same kind of anonymous donations that Democrats criticized Republicans for accepting in the last election cycle."

"Principles schminciples! If you can't beat 'em, join 'em!"—FDR. Or maybe that was Gandhi. Whatever.

The point is that this is OBVIOUSLY a better idea than instituting strict campaign finance reforms when the Democrats controlled both Houses of Congress would have been.

And the race to the bottom continues unabated. ads
 

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