Each time I begin to question how did we get here? How did the disparity between the ideals espoused by candidate Obama and President Obama come to pass? I get back to the machinery that is Washington D.C and the cogs and whistles that drive it regardless of who is in the White House. It always brings me back to the mega-bucks that are involved in campaigning, money that us, the majority of the nation, can’t offer, the mega-bucks involved in lobbying, mega-bucks everywhere, in places where money has no business being, in the public domain. Until we get rid of Citizen’s United and make public campaign reform something real, our politicians will only be beholden to the highest bidder. Moreover, just as importantly, until the news media is divorced from profit and ratings wars, our news coverage will continue to be the meaningless froth we have become accustomed to. It is a sad indictment of our mainstream news media when Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert offer better more meaningful analysis of the political and economic landscape to their viewers.
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