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1 Floral Giraffe  Mar 28, 2014 8:05:23am

Sacramento has had a “pay for play” reputation for over 30 years that I am aware of. It was openly discussed in my Poly-Sci classes in college.

2 iossarian  Mar 28, 2014 11:39:41am

I don’t think this has all that much to do with “opposition oversight” to be quite honest (and if that’s the best argument in favor of voting Republican that’s a whole other problem).

I think it has more to do with the fact that the US Constitution has been successfully (mis?) used to remove impediments to political payments and corruption under the banned of “freedom of speech”.

3 Political Atheist  Mar 28, 2014 11:56:06am

re: #2 iossarian

I don’t think this has all that much to do with “opposition oversight” to be quite honest (and if that’s the best argument in favor of voting Republican that’s a whole other problem).

I think it has more to do with the fact that the US Constitution has been successfully (mis?) used to remove impediments to political payments and corruption under the banned of “freedom of speech”.

It’s an argument that two sane professional sharp parties provide a level of oversight a supermajority or (in this case) extremely long term majority demonstrably do not. I understand those who favor the current majority don’t want a strong opposition in the way. This is the consequence in part.

If you refer to citizens united I don’t get the connection. If not then?

4 Political Atheist  Mar 28, 2014 11:56:41am

re: #1 Floral Giraffe

Sacramento has had a “pay for play” reputation for over 30 years that I am aware of. It was openly discussed in my Poly-Sci classes in college.

And reality defies partisan perceptions again.


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