Feature: Election 2012

Citizens United: The Pernicious Influence of Cash

Author: Mrs. Smeej
Published: March 16, 2012 at 9:41 am

This year's race is unlike any other, thanks to a Supreme Court ruling that has allowed organizations (known as Super PACs) to raise huge sums of cash that's then spent on the race for the White House.  Newt Gingrich's campaign has been kept alive, almost single-handedly, by one wealthy donor.

Romney's spent a fortune in the races he just lost. (Rick Santorum won them both at hardly any cost.)

If they keep on spending cash the way they've done of late
Can't imagine their financials will be looking great.

True, the other Super PACs devoted to the cause
Raised enough donations that it gave Obama pause;
Forced him to reverse himself - his PAC's now raising cash
Gearing up for when this race enters its Autumn dash.

Citizens United changed the game for everyone.
Think we should review that ruling when the race is done.
For, if we do nothing, then this system's here to stay.
Only ones who have a voice are those folks who can pay.

And, what are they getting for the money they've invested?
Access to the candidates. The rest of us? Divested.
Don't like how it's shaking out... It fails the "fairness" test.
Try this stuff on Main Street, you'd be facing an arrest.

In order to stay within Technorati publishing guidelines, I am required to wrap my rhymes in prose. In this case, I simply don't have much to add, except... This is your system of Government. This is your system of Government on cash... Any questions?


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'though I'm new to blogging, I've been rhyming for a while. Caught the Seussilitis bug and, therefore, in his style, I recap the daily news for those who have the time; But, due to this illness, I write everything in rhyme.

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